Monday, February 23, 2009

Congrats Kaylee!

This past Friday Diva-911 hosted a Grand Opening event for Kaylee Eylander Studios! It turned out to be a smashing event with lots of friends and family there for support! The glasses of wine, the picture cake and fantastic give-aways from our local vendors and business's is what made this evening fabulous! Thank you from Diva911, and Eylander Studios for making this an evening never to forget! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for many more fantastic events put on by our boutique and Kaylee's Photography!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have a little bit of FAITH

Another hot item flying off our shelves! We currently have 6 customers holding for these shirts! We all know a little bit of faith can go a long way, but these suckers must have tons of faith! The shirts are filled with ooooodles of rhinestones with a tatoo print across the front of the shirt! Long sleeve long T' fit! Come check these adorable perfect diva fit T's, along with so many other must have clothing items we are getting in for the spring!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Calling all JEAN Junkies!

Don't you just love a good pair of jeans that have alot of give? These jeans have 4% spandex! So much more room to stretch, bend, and move around in! You will have to try them on to experience the soft feel and loads of extra room the jeans have to offer! These awsome jeans are reasonably priced and come in various sizes! Come check them out!

Friday, February 13, 2009

For the love of kids!

The cutest little family came into the shop and took Valentine pictures with Kaylee Eylander Studios! I could hear all sorts of giggles and excitement, oh how I wish I could of been a fly on that wall to see all the smiles and laughter coming from these kids! We are thrilled that this is the family's 2nd photoshoot with Eylander Photography! Thank you Roberta for bringing yourself and your clan of adorable children to Sweet Peas and dressing them up in all of our goods! Our fabulous line of high quality tutu's are made locally and sold at our boutique from our good friend Zerlinda who also specializes in wedding consulting and coordinating your special day! Please stop by the shop to pick up your next picture perfect outfit!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Something for your Valentine

I've been on a rampage looking for the perfect Valentine treat to make my hubby this Valentines Day. I fell in love with the history of Red Velvet Cake and how it's a "southern" recipe. Since my husband is from LA I figured this would be just the perfect dessert! I can not wait to devour into this scrumptious looking Red Velvet Cupcake this Valentines Day! May you, and your loved ones have a blessed and joyful Valentine Day.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour*1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 oz. red food coloring (two bottles)1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs, at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature1 teaspoon white vinegar1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla and the red cocoa paste, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as you go. Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat well, then beat in half of the buttermilk. Beat in another third of flour mixture, then second half of buttermilk. End with the last third of the flour mixture, beat until well combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Yes, it will fizz! Add vinegar mixture to the cake batter and stir well to combine. Using an ice cream scoop, fill cupcake cups with cake batter (they should be 2/3 - 3/4 full). You may not fill all the cups, I ended up with 20 cupcakes. Place muffin tins on the middle rack of a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Check early and don’t overbake!
5. Cool the cupcakes in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove and allow to cool completely before frosting. Frost cupcakes with cream cheese icing (recipe below) and decorate with red sprinkles if desired. The cupcakes above were decorated using the Wilton Cupcake Decorating Kit and Valentine’s Sprinkles. They can usually be found at craft stores like Michaels or Joann.
6. Enjoy the cupcakes with those you love!

Cream Cheese Frosting
16 oz. cream cheese (2 packages), softened1/2 cup unsalted butter (one stick), softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, siftedpinch of salt
With an electric mixer, blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and blend in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Turn mixer on high and beat until light and fluffy. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. If refrigerated, the frosting will need to be brought to room temperature before using (after frosting softens up, beat with mixer until smooth).

Friday, February 6, 2009

Think Red today!

National Wear Red Day-February 6, 2009-is a day when Americans nationwide will wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.

***So don't forget to sport your red today, and support every woman out there and be aware!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coffee Lovers!

We've teamed up with one of the most talked about coffee stations in Lake Stevens! The Mocha Station and Sweet Peas Boutique are prepared to quench your java needs! When you shop at Sweet Peas and spend $25 or more, you will receive a FREE coffee coupon to bring to the Mocha Station for your choice of any 16oz drink! All the ladies at the Mocha Station are all so lovely and kind you will for sure find yourself craving the pleasurable experience over and over again! You've now found your drive-thru one stop coffee stand! (located in Frontier Village, in the Chevron's parking lot) Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Are you the kind of gal that dispises an organized jewelry box, or better yet, organizing your jewelry box? After a long day fiddling with the kids, or out at the work place, wouldn't you love to toss your jewelry onto this very hip and affordable jewelry stand? If your at all like myself, I don't change jewelry often, but when I do I can rumble through my jewelry box, but to have my day to day jewlery wear dangling from my jewelry stand is twice as nice! At Sweet Peas, we have so many different styles to choose from, even for the little princess in your life!