Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some new items

Spring is almost here and that means summer is around the corner! YEAH! I love the warmer weather! Sleeping in ... and going to the pool! A customer asked if I would do a swim team type letter art ... and I thought ... yes, that would be fun .... my daughter has several friends on a swim team and these would make cute & original gifts.

Another customer told me she needed a Name Meaning Sign for a mother that just gave birth to twins! A girl & a boy! (notice the birth info underneath the names). If you ever need a gift for twins .. keep this in mind ... ;0)

A new theme we carry .... Jungle LUV:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Canvas Art is back!

After getting so many emails asking if I offer canvas ... I decided it was time to bring them back! It has been 2 years since I have carried them!

Canvas wall hangings are the perfect touch to any bath, nursery or kid's room. There is no glass to break which makes each piece very kid friendly. To order your canvas simply browse through the artwork and use the drop-down box to upgrade your heavyweight matte paper print to canvas. The shipping is included in the price! Every canvas is shipped by USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

We now carry NEW wooden Nail Covers / KNOBS to go with the canvases. These will also look GREAT on the dresser.Check out the girl's Door Hangers .... very sweet ... now we offer a bow attached on the girl hangers .. cute!
We are offering a special Discount Code (10% OFF your TOTAL purchase w/free shipping) to all our blog subscribers: Just type NewItems in check out. Offer is good until February 17th.

Be sure to enter our monthly drawing this month! We are giving away an 8x10 Canvas Letter Print w/coordinating Nail Cover. Drawing will be March 2nd.

Hope you have a nice Valentine's weekend! My husband and I are getting away on Sunday/Monday to a mountain getaway. We were suppose to go there on our anniversary (end of December) but due to my dad's health we postponed our trip. Hey, going on Valentine's weekend sounds like a good substitute to me!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Best Sugar Cookies!

I went to our women's retreat thru our church last weekend and brought my only "claim to fame" -- my sugar cookies. I have to bring them to every family holiday gathering and now I wonder if I'll have to bring them back to the retreat each year ... LOL.. that's ok... I enjoy making them. Below is the recipe... and look at the cute little sandwich bag toppers! I will send you a set of 2 with ANY purchase at before Valentine's Day... just remind me in check out notes.

This recipe was given to me about 12 years ago from a friend. She heard about it on the radio. One of the disc jockeys loved this recipe so much he shared it. Make these cookies and see if you are not the hit of the party! They are very EASY to roll out (no need to chill!) and icing is TDF. (not the dull tasting royal icing here). They don't turn out as pretty as Martha Stewart's royal icing cookies, but I know they taste better! Here's the recipe:

In your mixer cream the butter and sugar, add eggs & vanilla.

2 sticks BUTTER (no margarine, please!)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla (the real deal)

Add dry ingredients:

3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar (I know this is what makes the cookies special).
1/2 tsp. salt

Roll dough 1/8" thick. Use cookie cutter to make seasonal forms. Bake for 7 mins @ 375. (I check at 5 1/2 to 6 minutes) or until lightly golden brown just around the edges (don't over bake). Makes about 5 dozen 2" round cookies. For frosting combine the following ingredients:

1 1b box of confectioner's sugar
1 stick of butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla

No need to add milk (but if you want to just add a tsp, doesn't need it).

Have fun decorating! Post me a comment if you make these. I want to hear how you are queen for the day! (seriously! LOL).

Store will be closed Thursday - Sunday

New items and some changes are coming to Farmhousefive! Please check back with us next week for some new items that many have been asking for!