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Giddy Up, Yellowstone Fans

4 Mar

Are you a fan of the hit show Yellowstone?  The Dutton Ranch has sure mesmerized fans and garnered a cult following.  The romance between Rip and Beth, the memorable quotes from Beth Dutton, the “train station” and so much more.  If anything, the show has inspired an appreciation of the hard work that goes into maintaining a ranch.  And also the cowboys and rodeos.  We were so inspired that we created an entire collection of personalized products for those who are fans of the show.  Giddy up and check out our favorites! 

Disclaimer:  If you haven’t finished watching through Season 4, there are spoilers! 

 

Roped Howdy Folded Note Cards

Rope up these adorable Roped Howdy Folded Note Cards perfect for sending greetings from your ranch (or simply your own home!).  They also have an optional envelope liner to complete the western look.


 

Welcome to Our Ranch Round Coasters

Elevate your bar or party with our personalized Welcome to our Ranch Round Coasters perfect for showing your fan appreciation.

 


Watercolor Ranch Folded Note Cards

Our Watercolor Ranch Folded Note Cards remind us of the scenery in Yellowstone … Gorgeous mountain views and beautiful horses.

 


Rodeo Cowgirl Folded Note Cards

Our new Rodeo Cowgirl Folded Note Cards feature a retro cowgirl … maybe the predecessor to barrel racer girls?

 


 

Desert Wedding Announcements

Our new wedding announcements are perfect for Beth & Rip.  They can celebrate later with our personalized Desert Wedding Announcements perfect for announcing their big news.


Rodeo Roundup Folded Note Cards

Love the rodeo like Jimmy?  You’ll love our Rodeo Roundup Folded Note Cards.  They feature a retro rodeo scene with a beautiful mountain backdrop.


 

BBQ Cow Collection

If you’re looking to throw a Yellowstone-inspired BBQ, our personalized BBQ Cow Collection is a great way to get the party started!  Personalized party items from plates, to cups to even balloons.


Saddle up and be sure to explore the entire Western Themed Gifts collection to see all of the great new additions inspired by the show. I’m looking forward to the final season to see the fate of the Dutton Ranch and family.  Will you be tuning in?

Jennifer

Grocery Shopping Tips to Save Time and Money

11 Jan

Grocery shopping can become stressful if you simply arrive at the store and try to determine what items are needed for the week.   Our personalized grocery lists help you do everything from planning meals to organizing your shopping list in order to help you get in and out of the store efficiently and quickly!

Organized by Department Grocery List Notepads

Planning ahead helps save time and money. “This will prevent you from making an impulse purchase and help you to avoid return trips to the store because you forgot an item. A trip to the store to pick up something you forgot usually means that you buy several items you did not need. A list can really help you to save money and time,” according to TheBalance.com.  Have you ever shopped and once you’ve gotten home you’ve realized you forgot that one ingredient you need for the recipe you were going to make?  Making a list helps you from making a return trip or scrapping the whole dinner altogether.

Cactus Meal Planner and Grocery List

If you’re trying to stick to a healthier diet, a meal planner can help you stay on track by planning out your meals ahead of time. “You can have a big impact on your health — and your budget — just by eating at home more often. With menu planning you know what your meals will look like and what you need to buy. That makes grocery shopping more efficient and cuts down on unplanned trips to buy one or two items. And with a grocery list in hand — a byproduct of good menu planning — it’s easier to resist impulse purchases,” according to MayoClinic.org.

Market List Notepad

Some helpful tips to help you shop healthier and smarter from Webmd.com:

  • Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, where fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and fish are usually located. Avoid the center aisles where junk foods lurk.
  • Choose “real” foods, such as 100% fruit juice or 100% whole-grain items with as little processing and as few additives as possible. If you want more salt or sugar, add it yourself.
  • Stay clear of foods with cartoons on the label that are targeted to children. If you don’t want your kids eating junk foods, don’t have them in the house.
  • Avoiding foods that contain more than five ingredients, artificial ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.

And here are some of my personal favorite shopping tips:

  • Don’t shop hungry.  You’ll end up impulse buying.
  • Bring your own reusable grocery bags to keep plastic bags out of landfills.
  • Wipe down your cart to help reduce germs.
  • Try to shop on “off” hours when stores are less crowded.
  • If possible, use coupons to help save more money on things you already buy.

Here’s to smarter shopping in 2022!

XO,

Jennifer

5 Delicious Gift-Worthy Holiday Treats

15 Nov

Merry Everything Hanging Gift TagsThe baking season is upon us with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas.  Whether you’re baking something for your home, a holiday party or just to drop off at your neighbors, we have five homemade recipes perfect for the holiday season.  All of them come from us at The Stationery Studio!

 

Renee’s Macaroons 

 

Renee’s Macaroon Recipe  (originally from a Martha Stewart article)

preheat oven to 325
use parchment on your cookie trays
makes aprox 25 

2 egg whites
2/3 c sugar
2 T flour (substitute cake meal for Passover)
Pinch salt (I usually skip this)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 c shredded sweetened coconut. (I add extra sometimes, if there is just a little left in the bag.  I’ve never known if it’s packed down for measurements or more loose)
1/2 tsp coconut extract (or omit if you don’t have it)

1.  beat egg whites until stiff peaks

2.  continue to beat as you add sugar gradually

3.  beat in flour, salt and extract(s)

4.  Stir in coconut

5.  Drop by mounds onto cookie sheets – I use a small scooper to get them all the same size.  *You must use parchment paper on your trays.

6.  Bake @ 20 minutes or until slightly browned.  Sometimes mine take 25 min –
remove and cool

Optional – Chocolate decoration.
1.  Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
2.  Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in microwave 1-2 minutes (careful not to burn them) in a small pyrex or cereal bowl 
3.  once macaroons are cooled, dip the edges of each cookie in the chocolate and then place on parchment paper to cool again. 
4.  Place the whole tray of decorated macaroons in the refrigerator to get the chocolate to harden.

You can double or triple this recipe
**You can add a little extra coconut if you wish, I usually do

Our Green Sprigs and Buds Square Gift Stickers would look great with your macaroons when you gift them to friends and family!


Renee’s Mondel Bread

Mondel bread, a traditional Jewish cookie, is twice baked and known for its crunchy goodness.  It’s eaten all year round but often baked for holiday time. 
Ingredients:
1/4 lb. butter
2 Tbsp oil
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts  (if not wanted, just double the chocolate chips)
Directions:
-Beat butter and oil
-slowly add sugar and continue beating
-add eggs and continue beating
-slowly add flour and baking powder and continue beating
-add vanilla, lemon juice and cinnamon and continue beating
-add chocolate chips and beat until mixed
divide dough into thirds
roll dough out on floured counter to form 3 loaves
place loaves side by side on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment
bake at 350-degrees 45-60 minutes until browned
remove loaves and slice immediately into about 1″ slices  
once sliced, dip sides into a cinnamon/sugar mixture (optional) and then place cookies on cookie sheet with the sides facing upright.  The goal now is to brown/crisp each side. Watch carefully and bake just until the upright side is browned. Then turn each cookie over so the other side can be upright and place back in oven to brown/crisp that side. Each oven is different so just keep a good eye on the cookies when crisping them so they do not burn.
once all sides are browned, remove cookies to a rack to cool.  once cooled, you can dip ends into melted chocolate chips if wanted and then dip into sprinkles or chopped nuts or anything you wish for decoration.  Place back on parchment paper to fully cool on counter or in the refrigerator briefly.

Jennifer’s Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

I make this holiday cookie every year and everyone asks for the recipe.  I originally got this from a Kraft cookbook and tweaked it a little but it’s really easy to make!
cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
cup sugar
Directions: 
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate and cranberries.
2. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets; flatten slightly.
3. Bake 10 to 14 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 5 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Gingham Hanging Gift Tags
A great gifting idea is to try our Gingham Hanging Gift Tags tied to a cellophane bag of cookies.

Pumpkin Bread

Photo Credit: Onceuponachef.com

Recipe is from OnceUponaChef.com.  I’ve used this one for a few years and love gifting this to friend!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15-oz can 100% pure pumpkin (I use Libby’s)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 325°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Generously grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans with butter and dust with flour (alternatively, use a baking spray with flour in it, such as Pam with Flour or Baker’s Joy). In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until well combined; set aside.  In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until just blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until very light and fluffy, a few minutes. Beat in the pumpkin. The mixture might look grainy and curdled at this point — that’s okay.  Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.  Turn the batter into the prepared pans, dividing evenly, and bake for 65 – 75 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Fresh out of the oven,the loaves have a deliciously crisp crust. If they last beyond a day, you can toast individual slices to get the same fresh-baked effect.Merry Everything Hanging Gift Tags

Try wrapping your holiday breads with some pretty ribbon and adding our Merry Everything Hanging Gift Tags.  So festive!


Vaniljkakor (Swedish Vanilla Cookies)

Photo credit: justapinch.com

These are swedish cookies that I make for my family every Christmas.  The recipe I use is from justapinch.com.

Ingredients:

  • cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2cup powdered sugar
  • large egg yolk
  • tablespoon vanilla
  • 1cups sifted flour
  • 1cup lingonberries (or your favorite jam) 
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar well. Gradually add sugar, and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and flour, blend thoroughly. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Make a nice indentation in top of each cookie, I use the end (the handle end) of a wooden spoon for this. Put a little bit of jelly or jam into each indentation. Bake in 350º oven for at least 15 minutes or till pale golden yellow.

Cool, then sift powdered sugar over them.


What are some of your favorite holiday treats?  Explore our personalized Christmas gift packaging to add a unique and festive touch to all of your handmade goodies this year!

XO,

Jennifer