Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SUMMER MADNESS SALE! up to 50% off!

Summer's almost at an end, yet we still have almost 2 months of warm, beautiful weather in Chicago. What do you do when you're tired of your wardrobe and mosquitoes? THINK FRESH! Use a different cologne - get a pedicure in a NEW summer hue - Keep the same blouse, but get a NEW NECKLACE on sale at The Jul-Ree Box! During our Summer Madness Sale, you can find some of your favorites up to 50% off!! So, while summer is still around - check us out and save some $$$ - you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mom's Memo

HEY!! WHOOPIE!! It's back to school time already! Are you totally exhausted just thinking about it? Don't forget supplies, meetings, moo-la, and the most important thing of all, LOVING YOUR KID (kisses and cookies). For an easy re-make of smore's, try these:


2 Chips A'hoy cookies
3 mini marshmellows

Place one Chips A'Hoy cookie on a microwave-safe plate. Position 3 mini marshmellows on top of cookie and microwave for 5 seconds, or until marshmellows puff up. Place remaining cookie on top of marshmellows. Wait 2 minutes for your whoopies to cool and EAT! Fast fun!

OR - for the more adventurous:


1 pkg. brownie mix
1 stick of butter, melted
1 pkg. of graham crackers, crushed
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmellows
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted butter and brownie mix in a 9 x 9 inch pan. Spread on bottom of un-greased pan. Sprinkle grahams, chocolate chips and marshmellows on top of batter. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk over grahams, chips and marshmellows - making sure you stay away from the sides of the pan (about 1/4 inch from the sides). Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. YUMMY!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Classy Hair Accessories

I enjoy turning a drab outfit or bad-hair day into something special with an awesome accessory. It's a great economical way to get a new look. So, why not buy something new for your hair that will make everyone look at your adorable face and new hairdo? We've got a line of Klassy Klips at The Jul-Ree Box that will make you love your hair even more. We take plain hair clips, beads and some vintage buttons or vintage-look- a-like's and transform it into a fun piece of "bling". There's no reason to spend big bucks on a new outfit to feel special, just make a few adjustments with your accessories and your good as new!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together?

One day, while sitting by my kitchen window, I saw several types of birds hanging out together. It was definitely a Kodak moment - and thankfully, I had my camera!

The other day, I made some adorable earringswith a little help from my sister and a fellow etsyian - ButtonsBeadsandMore. My sister challenged me to work with feathers and then came up with this great little ensemble of polymer clay bead and feathers... the finished product is totally cute. Thank you Anna. You always were a creative genius! And thank you ButtonsBeadsandMore - you were a joy to work with - Many sales to you!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Got Fall On My Mind....

I know it's still summer, but Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The sights and smells always lift my spirits. Gorgeous trees everywhere, apple pie fresh out of the oven, pumpkin scented candles, warm, rich colors to wear, hot cider, flavored coffee. It's a time to reflect on all the fun you had during the summer and look forward to the wonderful holidays ahead. Mom has made some beautiful fall jewelry that would delight any jewelry box... check these out.