Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pink Friday - Romantic Delights

~Romantic Delights~

Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques when
Make Mine Pink presents "Romantic Delights"
this Friday, May 1st on Pink Friday.

Mother's Day is just around the corner, May 10th, so this is your chance to find
the perfect gift inside the lovely boutiques at Make Mine Pink!

on all items listed in the Pink Friday category.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Debbie @ Cozy Cottage

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hope Chest Adoptions Need Sponsors

for Enchanted Makeovers 2009 vision project

First let me introduce you to the non-profit organization that Make Mine Pink is joining hands with this year. I'm sure you've heard of Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers? Well, for the past several years Terry has been donating her time and gathering resources to refurbish women and children's shelters. This year the 2009 Vision project is Terry's shelter makeover. We're proud to be able to help her with this worthy project.

Please visit the Enchanted Makeover site read more.

Part of Terry's plan is to have a hope chest for each girl in the shelter that would be filled with items that they will need when they move on from the shelter. We all had or knew someone that had a hope chest, and understand the significance of giving these girls something to look forward to..dream about.. hope for.

Terry had a company lined up that expressed interest in providing the hope chest for all 20 girls but unfortunately the company that was planning to donate the hope chests is no longer able to. Terry has asked MMP to help. Two hope chests have already been donated, leaving 18 for MMP to raise funds for. As I doodled 18 hope chest at 200.00 each = 3600.00 on a piece of paper, I started thinking. 18 people (only 18) could adopt/provide a hope chest for 200.00 contribution. Two Hundred dollars each didn't sound all that bad. I could do that for such a worthy cause. But I doodled some more and thought.. 36 people - 2 to a chest would be 100.00 each - that was even better! But what about teams of 3 people? That would be 67 dollars each? That would be so within many of our reach, making it easier for more to participate. I just knew we could do this if we formed teams to adopt a hope chest. Suddenly the plan for 18 hope chests and 3600.00 didn't seem out of reach at all. A plan was formed and the adopt a hope chest program began.
As of April 20, 2009 we have 11 Hope Chests Funded. We have 7 to go in the next month. If you'd like to join a team or adopt a hope chest, please email me at Please let us know if you will:
Adopt a Hope Chest Myself: 200.00
Adopt a Hope Chest with 1 other person 100.00
Adopt a Hope Chest with 2 others 67.00

Some of you asked if the hope chest will go with each girl. No.. it will stay at the shelter offering hopes and dreams to every new resident. When one graduates, she'll take with her the contents (some of which we will contribute) and make room for a new resident to plan and dream of a time when she'll be ready to move on.

Terry has a gentleman that will be constructing each hope chest.. so time is not a luxury we have. The 2009 vision project is due to be completed by August, so we need to move fast! Monetary donations for the hope chests will be due by May 30th.

On behalf of Terry and the Enchanted Makeover Committee at Make Mine Pink..thank you for being a part of the 2009 Vision Project.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pink Friday is "For the Birds"

Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor and other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink as we celebrate the birds of Spring this Pink Friday.

Easter blessings to you and your family from my Cozy Cottage family!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Make Mine Pink Slot Machine

This is it!

We're one day away from the Little Pink Slot Machine's public debut!

Starting April 5th at 8AM EST - April 14th at 12AM EST, you can spin for exciting prizes from your favorite MMP boutiques! No purchase necessary.
Do you want to find out more about the PINK SLOTS or view some of the prizes offered?

Please visit Make Mine Pink for all the exciting details!

The only requirement to play is that you register as a public forum member.

The slot machine requires an ID to keep track of the players spins each day and uses forum IDs to keep this running smoothly.

Please take a minute to stop by and register. This won't be the only time you'll need this ID, so keep it in a safe place for future MMP events!

See you at the slots!

Friday, April 3, 2009

We have a winner!!!

Looks like we have a winner here......

"mocha chocolata ya-ya........Creole Lady Marmalade"

Congratulations to Sharon of C'est Chouette who was the first one with the correct answer to my blog give-away. "Lady Marmalade" is the name of the song that my recipe is named for. This song has been performed by several singers, the most famous of which include Christina Aguilara/Pink/Mya/Lil'Kim performing together, and Patti LaBelle.

Something special will be coming your way soon Sharon! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pink Friday, a New Recipe, and a GiveAway!

Pink Friday

Please join Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor along with the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink as we celebrate...........

Marie Antoinette

What a trendy theme it seems to be!

Marie Antoinette was young, tall, blonde and beautiful and she set fashion trends through France and Europe. Her flip remark, "Let them eat cake" (attributed to her, but never confirmed) was the spark that ignited the French Revolution.

Today, we simply cannot get enough of "Marie".
She became Queen of France while still a teen. Her excessive fashions for high headdresses, plumes and voluminous dresses were subject to public
comment, admiration and ridicule.

To escape the formalities, boredom, and royal obligations of court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself and her friends at the Petit Trianon, a small retreat palace on the grounds of Versailles, and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; collected all species of antique roses; and revolutionized architecture and gardening trends.

So why do we love Marie Antoinette today? All her extravagance, her life of excess, her hairstyles that were larger than life, her reported love of pastries and champagne (some truth and some fiction as Marie was a teetotaler) all create for us a time and place

where a young girl can be Queen.
(--Director of Community Relations @

Make your home a castle or a cozy retreat with beautiful items from
Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!

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Now for a recipe decadent enough for the pickiest of queens!

This recipe was a favorite at my coffee house, "Great Expectations". Although we closed the shop a few years ago I still have former customers who comment on this delicious treat!

Mocha Chocolata

Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, espresso coffee (prepared), Torani chocolate syrup, Torani French Vanilla syrup, 1/2 cup Half&Half, whipped topping, Hershey's chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles.

In a tall soda glass place two large scoops of chocolate ice cream. Pour one or two shots of freshly made hot espresso coffee over the ice cream (depending on how much of the coffee flavor you like). Pour the Half&Half over this. Then pour two shots of Torani Chocolate syrup and one shot of Torani French Vanilla syrup over the top. Top with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate sprinkles.
Serve with a long sundae spoon and enjoy!
We also called this the PMS Special for obvious reasons! :)

And now for the giveaway...............drumroll please!

The first person who leaves a comment on this post telling which song
the title of my recipe comes from will win a special little something
from Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!
(Check back in a few days to see who the lucky winner is.)