Summer in Full Swing


Temperatures are up, which means Summer is in full swing.  That means it’s time to get our lockers seasonably dressed… with an Estate Sale croquet set and a few wire milk crates of course! What do you think? Does it feel like Summer?  We love the pop of color and quirky vibe.

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The Watermelon Keg


It’s summer – and that means that picnics, backyard barbecues and outdoor get-togethers are happening NOW! For your next summer party, use a watermelon keg – it’s clever, useful and a fun way to delight your guests (for only $24.99, plus the cost of a watermelon). To start, if your watermelon will stand up straight […]

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Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken


Did you attend our “Snack and Shop” event in the store?  We served treats made from a few gourmet food items we offer, and a clear favorite was the Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken, so we wanted to share the recipe: Ingredients: 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey 2 tablespoons plain […]

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Sample Saturday 6/20/15


Last Saturday, June 20th we hosted a “Sample Saturday” in the store. We served a few gourmet foods that we love (and offer in the store) – from gourmet honeys to Lemon Artichoke Dip and Whiskey Praline Pecans. Here is a link to a few of the recipes, if you’re interested: Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken […]

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3 Step Margaritas

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Some weekends, the best way to beat the Texas heat is to whip up a batch of easy frozen margaritas.  This recipe is tried and true (from my friend Kate), and I love that this recipe is super easy (only 3 steps), delicious, and you can adjust the alcohol content to your liking.  It’s also […]

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Kale & Parmesan Pesto Pasta


Another great recipe that we featured on Sample Saturday was the Kale & Parmesan Pesto Pasta.  This is the Easiest.  Dish.  Ever.  And it’s delicious.    It’s great when you’re short on time and need to pull together something tasty – fast. Here’s what you’ll need: Bella Cucina Kale & Parmesan Pesto (we sell at […]

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Sun-dried Tomato and Turkey Sandwiches


This recipe is so easy and delicious – it’s makes the perfect summer sandwich or appetizer for a party.  We made them for our Sample Saturday, and they were a big hit! You’ll need: Sliced bread (we went with fresh Rosemary Bread from Simply Decadent Bakery) Turkey Breast, sliced Provolone cheese Bella Cucina Sun-dried Tomato […]

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Make Way for More Cards!

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As spring shifts into high gear and Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation draw near, we need more room for greeting cards – we have cards out the wazoo! To solve the problem, this weekend we put a little muscle into it and added two more sections of shelves to our greeting  card corner. The […]

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National Stationery Show 2015 Recap


Every May when I board a plane for NYC to attend the National Stationery Show, I get “first day of school” jitters.  I’m anxious to see what new products I discover, nervous that the trip will be worth the time and expense (plus time away from work), and downright excited for the show – and […]

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Just for the Summer – Cabana Stripe Initial Note Cards


If you’re a regular shopper, then you’re familiar with our grab and go initial note cards.  These are a great quick gift for $12, and they’re even better tied up with a matching Le Pen.  For a limited time (just this summer), these initial notes are available in bright and beachy cabana stripes! When summer’s […]

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