Saturday, March 7, 2009

Earlier this week, we experienced one of the great things about living in the South - when it snows school is cancelled!
Today, in Stay at Home Saturday I'd like to share with ya'll a business that also focuses on one of the things we girls in the south love - MONOGRAMS!! and of course two southern recipes.

Disclaimer: Monograms can be worn by people all over the country...not just in the South. :)

Mommy Marketing Moment
Today's Mommy Marketing Moment spotlights Jessica and her home based business Fancy Pants Boutique. Fancy Pants Boutique features an assortment of handmade items that include a monogram. Everything is handmade to your order.
Jessica is a very busy mom of a 3 1/2 year old and an 18 month old! She spends the majority of her day with them and finds time to sew during their nap time and in the evenings after they go to bed. Because she custom makes all of the items upon order she needs two weeks in turn around time prior to shipping.
One look at her site and you will be thinking of all of the things you could have monogrammed for your child (or yourself!) or use as gifts for special people.
Jessica shared that her most popular items are the personalized sippy cups (hello - where were these when my two used sippy cups? LOVE these!), reversible dresses (so cute and practical - you get two dresses for the price of one!!), burp cloths (can you ever have enough of these? GREAT gift idea) and wipes cases (yet another great gift idea).
I have to share with yall what I think is just the sweetest thing for a little boy or girls room: The monogrammed night light! For the little girl or boy in your life, these are adorable!!

Jessica can monogram most anything! And it is perfectly acceptable to monogram anything. The correct way to monogram is:
1.first letter of first name
2. first letter of last name
3. first letter of middle name
Example: Amy Marie Smith ASM

Todays TNT Tip comes from the home of Hannah (HPS). Hannah learned this valuable tip from her grandmother.
Sharpie Marker Stain


Rubbing Alcohol=


Savory Smackerel
Here are two yummy southern recipes given to me by my wonderful mother-in-law Patsy.

Chicken Divan (Sooo Easy!)

6-8 cooked, chopped chicken breasts
2-3 packages frozen broccoli (I think this means those small boxes of veggies, I use about 1 large bag)

Layer the above ingredients in a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish.
In a bowl combine:
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
8 ounces Sour Cream
3/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese
4 ounces Parmesan Cheese
2 T butter

In a pan over the stove, combine:
2 T butter
2 T flour
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Milk

Let the pan mixture boil and thicken. Then combine both the bowl and the pan mixtures. Stir really well.Pour the combination over the layered chicken and broccoli mixture.

Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Old Fashion Banana Pudding - My husband's favorite dessert!

2 C Milk
2 Eggs, separated
2/3 C Sugar
1/8 t (teaspoon) Salt
2 T (Tablespoon) Cornstarch
1 t Vanilla
Vanilla Wafers
4-5 Bananas
1/4 C Sugar

Scald milk. Combine beaten egg yolks, 2/3 C sugar, salt and cornstarch. Pour 1/2 C scalded milk over mixture. Blend.

Return to remaining milk. Cook until smooth and thickened. Add vanilla. Pour over bananas and wafers that have been arranged in alternating layers in a 1 1/2 quart container.

Beat egg whites, add 1/4 C Sugar and beat until thick peaks form.

Cover pudding and bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven until slightly brown.


Donna said...

Let me say that Jessica's work is GREAT! I have many of her items and they are all wonderful. I love the sippy cups, reversible dresses, hairbows..They're all wonderful! If you order from her, you won't be dissapointed.

And I've had that Chicken Divan and it is divine:) So yummy!

Dolly said...

I was just coming to comment on Jessica's stuff too and saw that Donna beat me to it. I have some of Jessica's burp clothes and they are such good quality. They've held up great through all the washes too! I love them!

HPS said...

Great SAHS, Nance!!! I can't wait to make those recipes.

Also, thank you to Jessica for sharing with us. It's exciting to see how her product line has expanded just since I've known her.

Glenda said...

Shout out to MAMA! She would be so proud of the results of her sharpie remover!
Also, thank you Nance for the support of the home business and for the recipe. I was so glad to meet you.

Windsor said...

I have bought many items from Jessica! They are fabulous! I love them and my sister loves them, (I gave the reversible dresses as gifts for Christmas this year). Recently, she made my daughter her first birthday dress...It was reversible too! It was made to order just the way I wanted it and perfect for her first birthday! I encourage you to order from Jessica!!!!