Archive | May, 2014

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Sports Fan

20 May

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15.  Now is the time to find the perfect gift for Dad.  We’ve put together five great gift ideas for the Dad who loves sports picked from our Father’s Day Pro Shop.

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1.  Cufflinks.  For the sports lover, these cufflinks let you wear your favorite team while being professional at the same time!  And we have you covered for almost every sport.

 

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2.  Tervis Water Bottles.  These durable water bottles are perfect for the Dad on the go and let’s him show off his favorite team, too!

 

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3.  Pro Sport Sport Locker Room Photos.  Make Dad a part of his favorite team with our personalized sports locker room photos.

 

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4.  Personalized Washington Post Sport Team Edition Book.  This personalized book captures highlights of Dad’s favorite team.

 

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5.  Golf Memo Sheets in Holder.  For the Dad who loves a game of golf, this memo sheet set is perfect for his desk.  Not sure if it will help with his swing, though.

 

For even more ideas, visit our Father’s Day Gifts boutique to find the perfect present for your Dad!

xoxo

Jennifer

 

 

Yummy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

9 May

This week I made some delicious carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for teacher appreciation week.  It was the perfect chance for me to try out our new baking cups.  And of course, I like to make almost anything that has cream cheese frosting on it!  I used the following recipe and it turned out great!

For the cupcakes (makes 12):
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups grated carrots (heaping)
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2+ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the grated carrots and the oil. Slowly add the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed. Add the beaten eggs and stir a few times (like 15 or less around the bowl – the fewer the better)!
  2. Scoop batter into baking cups about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way. Bake for 15 minutes, check how they’re doing, and add a few minutes if necessary. I find that the baking time varies greatly with oven, so just check for the right golden brown color and springy tops. Allow the cupcakes to cool.
  3. For the frosting, blend the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag or similar tool for piping the frosting evenly on the cupcakes.

Lilac Baking Cups I used our Lilac Damask Stripe Large Baking Cups for these cupcakes.  They worked really well and looked beautiful on a serving tray.  While I used these for a teacher appreciation luncheon, I was thinking of different events these would be ideal for and these are a few I came up with:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Graduation Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • 1st Birthday Party

Of course, there are many more uses, but these were the first to pop in my head.  Let me know what you think of our new baking cups and if you decide to use them for your special event.  I would love to hear what you do with yours! xoxo Jennifer

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Pinch of Yum

 

Happy Beverage Day!

6 May

Today is National Beverage Day.  I feel like there is pretty much a “holiday” for almost everything!  But in honor of Beverage Day, I thought I’d share our personalized Tervis tumblers and water bottles.  With the end of school approaching, these truly make wonderful teacher and graduation presents.  tervis

What are Personalized Tervis Tumblers?  They are virtually indestructible.  They won’t crack, melt, shatter, or chip. They are even dishwasher, and microwave-safe. They are built to keep cold drinks cool.  They also keep warm drinks warm, take a cautionary sip before you drink.  They may very well be the world’s first smart cup. Don’t take it as a dare or anything, but if they do somehow break, we’ll replace it, guaranteed.

Check out our wide selection to design your own memorable and practical gift any graduate or teacher would love.

xoxo

Jennifer