Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Special

Stop on in to Sweet Treats by Maryann on Black Friday to satisfy your sweet tooth and save 25%**
This offer is good on orders received on Friday, November 28th hurry in and get your Christmas yummies before they are back to regular price.
**Before shipping

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marrying a Boston Girl

this one was sent to me by my Dad; he knows me well LOL
You can take the girl out of Boston but you can't take the "Boston" out of the girl

Marrying A Boston Girl

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their
new wives duties.

The first man had married a woman from Louisiana and bragged he had told
his wife she was going to do all the dishes and house cleaning. He said it
took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and
the dishes were done.

The second man had married a woman from Florida. He bragged he had given
his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the
cooking. On the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day it
was better. By the third day, his house was clean, the dishes were done
and he had a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Boston. He told her that her duties were
to keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot
meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see
anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day most
of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left
eye; enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and
telephone a landscaper.

Gotta love those Boston girls ....


Monday, November 24, 2008

Eggnog Coffee

*Recipe courtesy of

Makes:4 servings, about 1 cup each
What You Need
1/4 cup ground MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, any variety
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp. sugar
2-1/2 cups cold water
1 cup eggnog, warmed
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

PLACE coffee in filter in brew basket of coffee maker; sprinkle with nutmeg. Place sugar in empty pot of coffee maker. Add water to coffee maker; brew. When brewing is complete, stir in eggnog.
POUR into 4 cups; top with whipped topping.

Today's Funny

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own,grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students... here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was ' DON'T !'
'Don 't what ? ' Adam replied.
'Don't eat the forbidden fruit' God said
'Forbidden fruit ? We have forbidden fruit ?
Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit ! '
' No Way ! '
'Yes way ! '
'Do NOT eat the fruit ! ' said God. 'W
hy ? '
'Because I am your Father and I said so !' God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked !
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit ? ' God asked.
'Uh huh,' Adam replied.
'Then why did you ?' said the Father.
'I don't know,' said Eve.
'She started it! ' Adam said.
'Did not ! '
'Did too ! '
'DID NOT ! '
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you ?
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk andtalk, then the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.

ADVICE FOR THE DAY: Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Work at Home Mom's Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza

Enter the Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza, sponsored by Moms United in Business LLC, celebrating the launch of Resources for Work at Home Moms,! Come celebrate with us, and enter for your chance to win an awesome prize package, just in time for the holidays! Over $800.00 in prizes! You will NOT want to miss this! Enter at

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let's Get Personal

So here it is all laid out on the table. Did a "Bare it all" Wednesday; probably more info than you ever really wanted to know about me ;O)

I was asked by some of my fellow Team EEAT members:
OK......Did you go to college??? If you did where, did you live there etc.....if not what did you do instead?

I did not go to college. I WAS offered a job with GE as an Accounts Payable clerk upon graduation but thought, I can't spend my life behind a desk doing paperwork so I stayed at my job at a card and gift store until I met my husband and moved out of state. PS I loved that job because my boss let me have free rein when it came to making up gift baskets and all sorts of creative endeavors.

How did you get started with your goodies? When did you start on Etsy, and how did you find about it?

I can't remember how I found out about Etsy but I was a buyer on Etsy long before I opened my shop in April 2008. Three years ago I sent my husband in to work with my peanut butter cups, everyone raved about them and I took local orders for my treats around the holidays. Helped save my sanity considering I had been a stay at home Mom for over eight years at the time. It has evolved into something that I absolutely love to do. Food is love.

Who are your 3 favorite etsy shops? There's so many good ones out there and I love hearing about them!

This one was really hard because there are so many great shops on Etsy but I narrowed it down to these three (for this week LOL):

carrymeaway~she made a fabulous tote for my mother in law and she shares my goal in getting rid of all those nasty plastic bags

PaulZozem~if you are looking for sterling silver jewelry he's your man, I've got a beautiful wedding band on my finger that he custom made for me

sweetpicklespottery~LOVE her pottery, 'nuff said

Whats your favorite treat that you make and why?

my favorite treat is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles, these things are truly addictive and have added a couple of inches to my waistline since I started making them Why do I like making them~cause I can eat any left overs ;O)

Anything else you'd like to ask fire away; I'm an open book.....

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Around Here

My kitchen looks like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory right about now :O)

Here's a couple of new items that I've added just in time for the holidays.

You can find them here:

Snowballs~marshmallows, white chocolate and coconut

Candy Cane Oreos~these will only be in production through Christmas so get yours soon before they're gone

Sweet Treats by Maryann

Friday, November 14, 2008


Who wouldn't want free goodies for the holidays! Now, just in time for Christmas, Team EEAT is giving away 2 $10 gift certificates!

The giveaway starts November 17th, and runs to December 5th! The winner will be notified, and will have 5 days to pick their prize! Your goodies will arrive just in time for Christmas!

How to Play!

Each of the following team members has hidden a picture of a CANDY CANE (above) in their shop, item descriptions! Go searching, find the links to 3 hidden Candy Canes in 3 different shops, and email them to The winner will be picked on DECEMBER 5TH!

Other ways to enter:
* Blog about our contest, including a link back to our site.
* Sign up for our Mailing list!

That's it! Good luck on your hunt!

Participating team shops:

Double Dipped Sweets

Sweet Treat Maryann


A Thyme To Bee Comforted

Just Bakin'

Delectable Delights


Have it Confections

Vermont Maple

Team EAT Blog:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Christmas Delivery

Just an FYI, I am currently accepting orders for Christmas. You can save 10% by placing your order now and leaving me a note to seller at checkout telling me when you need your order to arrive by.
I am happy to include a gift card with message and send directly to your recipient.

Place your order as usual and wait for a revised invoice before paying. Offer good until Thanksgiving.

Sweet Treats by Maryann

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christmas Giveaway

Team EEAT Christmas Giveaway

This is my item for Team EEAT's Christmas giveaway. If you are the winner I will ship to you: a winter themed bowl filled with white chocolate truffles(4),milk chocolate covered pretzels(6) and my original peanut butter cups(4)

The ceramic bowl has snowmen and snowflakes on it, perfect for all winter holidays.

Stop by the Team EEAT for more details:

Sweet Treats by Maryann