Hostess Appreciation Brunch

This past weekend I held my Annual Hostess Appreciation Brunch – I love to say thank you to my Hostesses with a little pampering and a special project. After all I couldn’t do this without you!

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of pictures from the Brunch.

This first picture is of the brunch table.

Hostess Appreciation Brunch 2014 food table

I made one of my newest favorite recipes – Greek Chicken & Artichoke Flatbread. It’s so easy to put together and yummy I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Greek Chicken & Artichoke Flatbread

1 pkg. (11 or 13.8 oz.) refrigerated thin crust pizza crust

1 1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves, divided

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tsp. lemon zest

1 jar (12) marinated artichokes, drained

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

4 oz. feta cheese, divided

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated

2 c. diced cooked chicken breast

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush large bar pan with oil. Unroll pizza crust onto pan and press to edges. Bake on lowest oven rack 17-20 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Coarsely process 1/2 c. parsley in food processor, remove and set aside for garnish. Add remaining parsley and garlic to processor; process until finely chopped.

Add lemon zest, artichokes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and half of the feta to processor; process until coarsely chopped.

Combine half of the mozzarella, artichoke mixture and chicken; mix well. Microwave, uncovered, on High 1 – 2 minutes or until hot, stirring once.

Sprinkle cooling crust with remaining mozzarella. Top with chicken mixture; spread to edges. Cut flatbread into 16 squares. Crumble remaining feta over top and sprinkle with reserved parsley. Serve.

And here is another of Shirley working on her project.

Hostess Appreciation Brunch 2014 Shirley

Everyone who attended made a gift set of cards using one of our Sale-a-bration stamp sets.

Would you like to be pampered too? It’s easy to become one of my Hostesses – Just hold a party for you and your friends. Or qualify for Hostess Benefits when you place an individual order.

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing with you the little treat items that I made for everyone. I’ll be filming a quick video tutorial for them later today to share with you.


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Fancy Favor for Hostess Appreciation

Yesterday I told you would share the little gifts I made for my Hostess Appreciation Brunch – I like the way they turned out and seemed to be a hit with everyone. What can I say chocolate is always a hit!Hostess Appreciation Fancy Favor Box

It’s a cute little Fancy Favor Box I made using our FREE Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper filled with chocolate and coordinating card stock basket shreds.  Of course, when you use the Big Shot and our Fancy Favor Die (item 115965) it’s quick and easy to make a batch of these up for any occasion.

Did you know you can make your own basket shreds to coordinate with your projects? It’s easy all you need is some card stock and your paper shredder! It’s a tip I picked up during Leadership Conference – What a great way to use those smaller pieces of card stock you have sitting around.


Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151)

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die (item 115965), 7/8″ and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle (item 129404/127811) Punches, Bitty Buttons (item 118761), Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Tangerine Tango, and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Markers

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Annual Hostess Appreciation Brunch

This past Saturday was my 3rdnd Annual Hostess Appreciation Brunch. I really appreciate my hostess and like the opportunity to pamper them a bit.

I’m sorry to say that I forgot to take pictures during the event to share with you since we were having so much fun stamping. Oh well, during the Hostess Appreciation Brunch we visited, shared, ate some goodies, and did a special project together.

Even though I forgot to take pictures during the event I thought I would share with you the project that we made – 4 note cards and a matching holder to put them. It was a bit chaotic but everyone seemed to enjoy it.

Hostess Appreciation Note Card Set 2013 (3)

I love the way this little set turned out. Collages are really popular right now and this set is great as a quick gift.

Hostess Appreciation Note Card Set 2013 (2)

Want to see more? Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you the little gift item I made for all my Hostesses for attending!

Want to join in the fun during the next Hostess Appreciation Brunch?  Give me a call or email me and we can set up your private party today!

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Stamp Set: Clockworks (item 127290/127292) and One in a Million (item 126380/126382)

Inks: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and More Mustard

Paper: White Vellum Card Stock (item 101856)

Accessories: Note Cards & Envelopes (item 107311), Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (item 125573), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (item 119247)

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