14 May 2010

SilverCrowCreations.com & Zenith Staplers on Martha Stewart's Blog

Wow! We heard it was coming and then we missed it! Today we were Googling ourselves, and much to our amazement - there we were - on Martha's Blog! Wow!

We've been huge fans of Zenith Staplers for a long time and just recently we have formed a new relationship with the wonderful Italian company that makes them, Balma, Capoduri & C. s.p.a. Look for more staplers, staples, removers and lots of other cool new stuff soon. Right now, we have all of the staplers Martha featured as well as many others.

We use the wonderful Zenith 590 Stapler pictured in the advertisement every day! In fact, I've been using the same one daily for almost 10 years and it shows no wear whatsoever! We love all the models, but this one is lightweight and easy on the hands and the staples are only 6mm wide, making them perfect for tons of craft, sewing, art and other applications.

12 May 2010

Sandwiches in the Oven

Tomatoes are quite lovely this time of year in Pennsylvania. Pete's family exercises what I call the Tyler Tomato Test. Only perfect tomatoes make it past their teeth! I, on the other hand, look at the tomato as an enhancer to other foods.

I'm quite fond of plum or Roma tomatoes, while Pete is open to any and all bright red juicy tomatoes that past the TTT. That's the end of the healthy part of this favorite dinner of ours.

A Little History

My Dad loved this dinner. Pete made it for us while my Mom was in the hospital. And we ate a ton of them. Way back in the 1950s, there must have been a recipe for these in a magazine or newspaper. Pete was growing up in Connecticut at the time. And I was living about 8 doors down across the street from where I am right this minute. We both loved this meal!

Ingredients for 6 Sandwiches

3 Ripe & Juicy Tomatoes (more if using Roma/plum tomatos), Sliced
12 Slices of non-smoked Bacon (we use Sugardale)
9 Slices Kraft American Cheese (1-1/2 slices per sandwich)
6 Slices Italian-style White Bread

  1. Preheat Oven to 425°F.
  2. Place 6 slices of bread on baking sheet.
  3. (Optionally butter bread) - we don't do this.
  4. Fry bacon until it's crispy. Remove excess grease with paper towels. Break in half.
  5. Place 1-1/2 slices of cheese on each piece of bread.
  6. Arrange enough tomato slices to cover cheese.
  7. Place 4 halves of bacon on top of the tomatoes on each slice.
  8. Bake until the bread and cheese browns (12-15 minutes).
  9. Serve while hot. These are best eaten with knife and fork.

We KNOW this is not the healthiest dinner in the world, but it's comfort food all around. Even our pets know that they shouldn't beg for a morsel of this tantalizing treat.

05 May 2010

Some of Our Stuff on Famous People!

We were watching the movie, Sunshine Cleaning Company, the other evening and thought something looked familiar on Emily Blunt, but little did we realize it was familiar because we sell it! Earlier today, we ran out of a few products and had to place an order for some additional necklaces. Classic Hardware, famous for being on Sex and the City and because Paris Hilton has a few pieces, listed the other exciting places that their stuff can be seen. And, that's where we saw Emily Blunt wearing the Story Box Swallow Necklace. We actually have a couple of different ones available, but we moved that one to the top.

Another of their wonderful necklaces has been seen on Megan Joy, an American Idol finalist. That's the Fly Lightly Necklace (that's in two styles, too).

We have tons of necklaces, so, if you decide to visit our Necklace page, be sure to scroll all the way down as there are lots of styles all mixed up! 

Last Day for Cinco de Mayo Sale & Free Limited Edition Shrine Kit

Today's the last day (5/5/2010) for SilverCrow's Cinco de Mayo sale - save 30% on every online order. Use discount code FIVECINCOCINQ.

With every order - you'll receive a FREE limited edition Mini Shrine Kit. Here's the label. The contents are mostly secret.

And here's  Valerie making our the kits. This is our third batch!

Each kit also gets one of our new Fiesta Crow pinback buttons, too!

03 May 2010

Cinco de Mayo Sale & Limited Edition Shrine Kit Give Away

http://www.silvercrowcreations.com/Pinback-Button-Set-of-2-Fiesta-Crows_p_7183.html#.VRB4MOEblmMIt's time for SilverCrow's Annual Cinco de Mayo Sale! And this year we're giving away a fun Limited Edition Mini Shrine Kit with every sale order. And, inside each kit is a special Fiesta Crow Pin-back Button. This promotion ended on 5/5/2010.

Here's the first batch of them. They looked so neat on Pete's desk - all ready for him to include in the orders - that I just had to add a doily and take a picture.

So, save 30% with discount code FIVECINCOCINQ through May 5, 2010 (all time zones).

It's no secret that we love holidays - all of them - and we celebrate all of them year round. So, you'll see new Christmas and Hallowe'en stuff all year round. It's more fun for us and - we won't forget about it as the holiday approaches.

My Mom was always so full of herself when she had her holiday shopping completed early. That allowed her to breeze through the approaching hectic times with ease.