Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog Hop!

I am so excited to participate in My SEO Gal's blog hop, I even designed the banner to display for the hop.

Here's how it works:

The hop will last for 14 days, at the end of the 14th day, The hop will close. Noone else will be able to add their link to the Mck Linky box that will be placed on your blog hop post.
I will be participating in some giveaway's for the blog hop, so keep checking in and sign up for the hop!
I will be giving away a christmas ornament of your choice from J. Bee Designs, heres what you have to do to win:
1.Be a follower of my blog or become a new follower. 1 entry
2.Post which ornament you would like and who you will give it to 2 entries
3. Refer a new follower and mention it in your post 3 entries

The first blog hop starts October, 5.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The best sugar cookie recipe!

I love to bake and I love sugar cookies, they are my favorite, although chocolate chip are right up there, and oatmeal not far behind! I love the sugar cookies you get in the mall, but because I am allergic to peanuts I cannot eat them anymore. I have ben looking for a good sugar cookie recipe like that one for along time, but haven't been able to find one until now! I made them tonight and they are delicious, just in time for holiday baking. I wouldn't reccommend them for cutout cookies because they are sticky, but they would be great iced with sprinkles in holiday colors.

Here is the recipe: Preheat oven to 375
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar (for later)
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl set aside. Mix butter in mixer until soft, add sugar, brown sugar, and egg. Mix well then add egg. After beating sugar and butter mixture add in flour.
Take two spoons and put medium size dollops on cookie sheet, bake for 5-8 minutes or until done depending on your oven.
Cool on rack and enjoy!
Happy Baking.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Save La Ronda!

La Ronda a spectacular Romanesque, Venetian, Spanish and Italian-influenced masterwork on Philadelphia's Main Line will be razed to make room for a more modest 10,000 square foot, easier-to-air-condition McMansion if a new buyer doesn't step in by the end of the month. Minzer helped shape the aesthetic of Palm Beach and other parts of Florida during the Gilded Age; La Ronda was his only commission north of the Mason Dixon -- and it's supposedly fully in tact. No crumbling, no decay - it's just 4,000 square feet too big for a family that considers 10,000 square feet just right.
Check out Save La Ronda and sign the petition to stop the wrecking balls.
Addison Minzer is the famous architect that designed La Ronda and many other architectual masterpieces in Palm Beach. La Ronda is the only home he designed that was in the northeast and for that matter outside of Palm Beach and Boca.

I read this story and felt sad, having lived on the main line for 4 years, I can't believe that the township would allow this house to be torn down. Enjoying the homes from the "gilded age" is part of the charm of the main line and to me is what makes it a special and unique place to live. Please visit the site and tour one of america's amazing architectual masterpieces and sign the petition and maybe we can help to save La Ronda.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Park avenue princess blog giveaway!

I just found a great giveaway for a cute starbucks travel mug, a starbucks gift card, and starbucks chocolate. Here is the link to the giveaway: http://parkavenuechar.blogspot.com/

You have until September 26 to sign up!

Christmas ornament bananza sale 20% off!!!

I just unveiled most of my new Christmas ornament designs on my site yesterday! So I thought I would give my blog readers a 20% discount on all ornaments ordered this weekend. If you are a follower or become a new follower by Sunday, September 20th, you will receive 20% off your ornament purchase from http://www.jbeedesigns.com/. Last year my ornaments were so popular that I had orders extending into January and February, so get them while you can! I have also started a new line of glam ornaments completely adorned with swarovski crystals and monogarmmed in crystals, be sure not to miss those.Forward this to all friends and family and make sure you are a follower or become a new one to get the discount. Just mention this blog post and tell me you follow when you order!!

Happy shopping!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Doris Day and dogs!

Doris Day and her Poodles, Paris, 1950, photo credit: John Florea

For those of you who know me well, then you are already aware of my love for dogs and all things Doris Day. I love her movies, music, style, but especially above all I admire the work she does to help stray animals everyday. She has a large ranch just outside santa barbara and she houses so many animals there, animals that otherwise would not have homes. That is why I was so happy to come across this vintage picture of her and her poodles from the 50's. Although, I would never dye my 3 maltese any color, first because they wouldnt be still long enough to let me and second I would'nt want to ruin their shiny white coats, I do think it is fun to look at other animals with candy colored fur!

Have a great weekend.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Adorable pink baby shower!

I came across this too cute pink baby shower picture in Martha stewart living magazine and thought it was the perfect inspiration pic if you are planning a girly party. From the chandelier, to the cupcakes, and the mix of different china patterns, I love the entire idea.



Sunday, September 13, 2009

New amazon astore on the blog!

Just to let everyone know I have added an Amazon store to the bottom section of this blog. I thought it would be fun to have a list of some of my favorite books for everyone to see. There are some exceptional interior design books listed so please check those out, especially if you are looking to redesign a portion of your home and you need a little inspiration.

Happy reading.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New cupcake wrappers

I am so excited about a new HOT item J. Bee Designs is now caryying, monogrammed cupcake wrappers! Cupcakes are so popular right now and can be found at hip soirres, birthday parties, and weddings. New designs are becoming available weekly!

They are sold in bunches of 14 and you can mix and match available colors and designs. They are easy to assemble, just wrap around already baked cupcakes, and display! It's as easy as that.

For custom orders please email me.

Friday, September 4, 2009

New patterns

I have been workin on new surface patterns for the past few days and I though I would share a couple with everyone. They will soon be available on canvas bags, cupcake wrappers, and hanging wall art!

Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Christmas ornament designs

A lot of people have been asking me when I am going to debut my new ornament designs for the upcoming holiday season. Last year I had an overwhelming response to my hand painted ornaments and I am sure this year wont be any different as I will have so many new designs available. I know it is only September, but last season I started get ornament orders in August (the same this year) and they sold through January, I couldnt believe it. People seem to really love giving and receiving ornaments especially when they are personalized, no matter what time of year. If you are a new follower or have never been to my web site, please visit: http://www.jbeedesigns.com/ to see the ornaments that were such big sellers from last year. Here is a small preview of my new designs, get them while you can!

Thanks, Jen.

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