Our homemade Barbeque sauce was such a hit last year that we decided to share a new barbeque recipe this year for all the fathers out there. Barbeque rubs are a great alternative to sauces and can be used with them to enhance the flavour of the sauce and meat.
Kansas City Rib Rub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
Directions: Combine all the ingredients together and transfer to an air tight container. Create a tag and tie it around your container with ribbon along with a teaspoon for distribution of the rub.
This recipe will yield a little more than 1 cup.
To view the original recipe click here.
Photo Credit: Whats Cooking With Kids
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Tagged 2013, BBQ, BBQ Rib Rub, Dinner, DIY, Father's Day, food, homemade barbeque sauce, Special Event Rental Edmonton
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Create this pretty fabric chandelier to add dramatic flare to your home or your next event! This is a time consuming project so it’s important to note it cannot be completed in one day. In order to create a full and beautiful chandelier it will take you several days to complete.
You Will Need the Following Items:
- 5” round template
- 1 small metal ring. (I used a 10” wide ring)
- 1 medium metal ring. (I used a 19” wide ring)
- Lots of fabric! (I used a piece of fabric that was 5”wide X 18” long and used all of it!)
- White Glue
- Ribbon – 1” wide
- Needle and thread
Step 1: Cut four 1” wide strips out of your fabric lengthwise and wrap them around your metal rings. Once you have covered the rings with fabric, glue the ends down.
Step 2: Use the 5” round stencil to draw circles onto your fabric. It is best to fold and pin the fabric so that you can cut multiple circles at once as you will require approximately 200 circles to complete this project. The amount of circles depends on how full you want to make the chandelier. Don’t worry about making your circles perfect because you will be burning the edges.
Step 3: Once all the circles have been cut you can start burning the edges. This will insure the ends do not fray while at the same time creating a unique shape. I found it easiest to pinch the centre of the circle while letting the fabric scrunch above the flame; this provides the best melting shape.
Warning: Do not put the fabric directly into the flame, the heat above the flame is hot enough to melting and shape your fabric.
Step 4: Thread your now shaped fabric pieces together create strands. Using your needle and thread attach the fabric pieces together starting from the bottom and working your way up. Tie each fabric piece just above the one below it so that you can almost see the string. Once you have completed your strand, wrap the remaining thread around the ring – do not sew it to the ring as you may need to adjust the spacing later in the project.
Note: On the large ring I layered 5 of the fabric pieces and made 19 of them while on the small ring I layered 10 of them and made 7 of them. If you want to create a fuller look add more strands.
Step 5: Once all of the strands are attached place them evenly around the ring and glue 4 strips of 3’ long ribbon around the large ring and 3 strips of ribbon that are about 3 ½’ long on the small ring. If your ribbon won’t stick use paper clamps to secure the ribbon around the ring while it dries.
Step 6: Once the glue has dried you can then gather the ribbon and tie a knot. Cut the extra ribbon away and hang your new chandelier!
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Tagged 2013, Chandelier, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, Fabric Chandelier, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals blog, style, tablescape, wedding, Wedding DIY
We are ecstatic that summer is finally upon us! In celebration of patio and picnic weather we want to share three delicious summer beverages with you.
Rosemary Citrus Spritzer
We used this delicious drink for our in store showcase and it was such a hit that we had to include it. Recipe from The Kitchn
You will need the following items:
- 2 lemons
- 2 oranges
- 4 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- Soda water
- Rosemary and lemon for garnish (optional)
Directions: Peel off thick strips of zest from 1 lemon. Juice the lemons and oranges into a liquid measuring cup – you should have about 1 cup of juice. Top off with water if necessary to make 1 cup. Combine zest, juice, rosemary, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugars. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes. Strain, discard solids, and let syrup cool completely. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 2-3 tablespoons syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and/or lemon slices, and add a splash of gin or vodka if desired.
Blood Orange Bloody Mary
A fresh twist on the classic Bloody Mary. Recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
You will need the following items:
- Tomato Juice
- 1 Blood Orange
- 1/2 a Lime
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Sea Salt
- Ice Cubes
Directions: Use lime juice to add sea salt to the rim of your glass. In each glass, combine four parts tomato juice, juice of one blood orange (save one slice for the garnish), one shot vodka, juice of 1/2 lime, 1 teaspoon tabasco, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Stir with a long spoon. Add a blood orange slice and a piece of celery for garnish.
California Rose Punch
This is a simple and fast sangria. Recipe from the Food Network.
You will need the following items:
- 1 bottle of California rose wine, chilled
- 2 cups of sparkling lemonade, chilled
- ½ cups of blackberry liqueur, chilled
- 1 cup of blackberries
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 6 nectarines, sliced
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- 1 small orange, cut into wedges
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice.
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Tagged 2013, Blood Orange Bloody Mary, bloody mary recipe, citrus spritzer, food, Punch, Rosemary, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals, Special Event Rentals blog, Spritzer, Summer, Summer Beverages, vegetarian
Being a self-proclaimed beauty junkie I have sampled and tested a variety of different makeup products, one most recent being waterproof mascaras. Not only are waterproof mascaras great during the heat of the summer months or while on vacation, but they are a must for weddings. Below are my top five waterproof mascaras that provide great long-wear coverage and, of course, amazing smudge and tear resistance!
Photo Credit: Holy Prepster Tumblr
Exactly one decade ago, The Black Eyed Peas posed the question, “Where is the love?” Our answer: Usually with our mamas! With less than one week left to prepare for our annual opportunity to formally acknowledge and honour these special women in our lives, we encourage you to take some time to really ponder, “How can I show her how much I care?” Silence the busyness of your days and carve out even 15 minutes to really think about what you can do or say to honour your mom in a meaningful way. We’ll offer some tangible gift ideas tomorrow, but for now ponder this quote.
I love Easter! What’s not to love? Fresh spring air, soft feminine colours, copious amounts of chocolate! For me, Easter preparations usually start as soon as my Christmas tree comes down and this year was no exception. Here’s a little insight into how my Easter came together.
Early on in the design process I became obsessed with the idea of having bunny napkins. I searched through fabric stores for weeks trying to find just the right print but everything was quite juvenile. Then one evening while out shopping I happened upon some tea towels that had the right vibe so I enlisted the help of my co-worker to cut them up and make me some napkins.
Now that I had the bunny element crossed off my list, it was time to move on to another fabulous part of the tablescape – flowers. I left it to Candice at Wild Orchid to surprise me with the arrangements, giving her only the size of the table, linen samples and the word “garden” to go on. I was thrilled with the result! Colourful, lush centerpieces that created a stunning floral runner for my table. At the end of the dinner I sent these arrangements home with my guests.
As a special Easter treat I decided to forgo the classic chocolate bunny and opt for chocolate and salted caramel macarons from Duchess Bake Shop. I give myself extra points for presentation having placed them in glass cloches from Edmonton Wedding & Party Centre.
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Yesterday morning we had the pleasure of hosting Global Edmonton News for a segment on Easter entertainment inspiration. Our team had a blast sharing the latest Easter décor trends to the Global crew and viewers. If you missed the segment you can watch it by clicking here or take inspiration from these charming Easter décor tables from the segment on Global Edmonton News!