Sunday, February 20, 2011

and the winner is!.....

Hey guys!

Have you been waiting on the edge of your seats?
Have you been up nights hoping and praying that it will be you?

Will you one day tell your grandchilden where you were the day you won the Cupcake L♥Ve giveaway from Oh! Lolli Studios?

I know I have been all a TWITTER about it! {See what I did there? LOL! ;)}

Okay so drum roll please....

{through random generator...} Comment number 12...

Mommydoll13! Congrats!

Be looking for my email so I can get your address to send you all your fun goodies!
Have fun making yummy cupcakes!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who participated!

And dont cry... there is still a chance to win something extra yummy from Lollipops Sugar Shoppe! GO HERE! My sweet blue faerie is hosting a simply chocolatey giveaway!

Have a sweet week and be good to each other!

♥ Tawny

Sunday Dinner!

The menu tonight is simple... but insanely good!

And after a day of thrifting and antiquing its the perfect ending to a perfect day!

We hope you enjoy!

Garlic Roasted Chicken
{Ina Garten's recipe is AMAZING!}


1 (5 to 6-pound) roasting chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 heads garlic, cut in 1/2 crosswise
1 lemon, halved
1/2 large Spanish onion, thickly sliced
4 carrots cut diagonally into 2-inch chunks
2 large Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 6 pieces
4 tablespoons butter, melted


As soon as you get the chicken home, salt it inside and out, wrap it and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, first preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken and stuff the cavity with the all the garlic and lemon. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place it in a roasting pan just large enough to hold it and the vegetables. Scatter the onion slices, carrots and potatoes around the chicken. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken to a platter and cover with aluminum foil. Place the vegetables back in the oven and continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes.

When the vegetables are cooked, carve the chicken and place the slices on the platter surrounded by the vegetables. Drizzle some pan juices over the chicken and vegetables.

Happy Sunday!
♥ Tawny

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cupcake L♥Ve giveaway!

TGIF friends!

its been awhile since I have hosted a giveaway, and seeing as how Friday is THE best day of the week... I thought why the heck not!

So with out further adieu... New from Oh! Lolli Studios {but not on the site yet... gotta get more pics and stuff}

CuPcAkE L♥Ve

YOUR kit will include:

♥ 12 pink polkadot cupcake papers
♥ 12 pink mini cupcake papers
♥ 12 "Enjoy!" flag toppers
♥ Jar of our very own HANDMADE sprinkles... NEW from Lollipops Sugar shoppe!
♥ Cupcake tip & decorating bag
♥ Sweet spatula and measuring cup/spoon set
♥ Fun polymer cake testing wand
♥ Vanilla Cupcake recipe card

Isn't that FUN!

So here are the rules...

1. Post a comment... any comment! Do you like the idea of cupcake kits in the shoppe? What would YOU like to see in them? any themes you would like to see?

2. Follow the blog!

3. Become a fan on Facebook

4. Join me on Twitter

5. Spread the word! Link back to this post on facebook or twitter!

ALSO... not only can you win here... but the 100th fan on my facebook page will recieve a cupcake kit!

I will draw a winner Sunday evening!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Be good to each other!

♥ Tawny

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Its just meeee.... peeking outta my igloo!

So the whole world is covered in snow... I love snow... I USED to love snow.

Now its only mildly entertaining when Im all snuggled on the couch in my jammies and comfy socks, wrapped in my grandmas quilt watching old movies and drinking hot chocolate... for MAYBE 48 hours, after that the cabin fever sets in!

But it has helped me get a few recipes tested... and I got some amazing new designs finished!

Oh! Lolli Studios

{the LaLa Loopsys still need their beads... but oh I l♥ve them so!}

Have you checked out Oh! Lolli Studios?
Its the sister "company" to Lollipops Sugar Shoppe... I have SO many plans for this new venture and be looking for some really cool couture party stuffs in the shoppe soon!

The Blizzard of 2011... or snowpocalypse as its been more commonly known has left us sipping hot cocoa and dreaming of spring {Chef and I have the raised beds and new iris garden all planned out!}
and of course there were snow angels...

Stay warm friends!
& be good to each other!

♥always... Tawny