Foodie Tuesday- Smarty Marty Presents Turkey in The Summer

We are excited about this colorful summer meal that would be delicious delights for lunch or dinner for a summertime specialty.  

This week's meal is a Baked Turkey leg with a side salad and corn on the cob.  Simple and Delicious! 

Great way to have a turkey dinner all year around 

Great way to have a turkey dinner all year around 

Images from Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday- Smarty Marty take on Jamaican Escovitch

Are you ready to get your taste buds roaring...

 We are here again for another Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty this week dish is 

Jamaican Escovitch

Jamican Escovitch Prep Food

Here is your Ingredient List: 
2 pounds whole red snapper (about 2-3 fish ) or any white fish – cleaned and scaled
½ cup vegetable oil or more as needed
1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 garlic cloves)
½ teaspoon ginger
2 sprigs thyme
1  bay leave
½  red bell pepper, thinly sliced
½  yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1  yellow medium onion, thinly sliced
1  medium carrot Julienne

1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon Jamaican all spice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Scotch bonnet pepper, pierced or replace with ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1  lime
¾ cup malt vinegar ( sub red wine vinegar)
add
Freshly ground white pepper
 

Instructions:
Season fish with salt and black pepper and fry for about 5 minutes each side.
Dry fish with paper towel and pan, set aside
Cut and chop vegetables and put aside.
Put vinegar and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil, allow to reduce slightly
Add carrots and let simmer for about a minute
Add red and green bell peppers a simmer for a minute
Add onion and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the onion is transparent
Add scotch bonnet pepper and stir
Place fish into serving dish and spoon dressing on top.

Jamican Escovitch

Images By Smarty Marty ! 

Remembering Yesterday- Wii Dance Party for the Kid in You!

They Year was 2011 and Wii was the hot video game system making way with all of the fun dance games to get you grooving. So this year for my birthday I had decided to invite friends over for some food fun & games. WII... 

This was our Snack Food Bar... we had a variety of little snacks... pretzels, chips, cheese puffs, cookies and more... 

Will Dance Party

Beverage Bar... and the children were trying to pour their own drink from the beverage dispenser

Wii Dance Party

We have multiple TV's and game consoles set up to provide areas for everyone to get their dancing in. 

Wii Dance Party

We were jamming trying to keep up.... 

Wii Party Dance
Wii Party Dance

Our Fun Photo Booth! This was set up to be able to take pictures with all the guest

Will Party Dance Photo Booth Fun

Photos with all the party people! 

Will Dance Party

Wii Party Decorations and Setup By - The Kustom Shop

Foodie Tuesday- Smarty Marty take on Chicken Salad

We are super excited to be coming back to you for Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty!

Each Tuesday we are going to be sharing great Food ideas with great display with you. 

Here we have a delicious Chicken Salad for a Tuesday! 

Fresh Ingredients Great Food in Minutes

2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cubed 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 1⁄2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt (regular or Greek) salt and pepper 1 tablespoon chives, chopped Combine chicken, celery and chives in a medium bowl. I use bone-in, skin-on chicken breast that I season with salt, pepper and garlic and roast at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Discard the skin and bones and cut into cubes. Add mayo and yogurt and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a whole wheat bun or scoop onto a bed of lettuce. Images By Smarty Marty! 

2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 1⁄2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt (regular or Greek)
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon chives, chopped

Combine chicken, celery and chives in a medium bowl. I use bone-in, skin-on chicken breast that I season with salt, pepper and garlic and roast at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Discard the skin and bones and cut into cubes.
Add mayo and yogurt and stir to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on a whole wheat bun or scoop onto a bed of lettuce.

Images By Smarty Marty! 

Foodie Tuesday- by Smarty Marty

WE are so excited to team up with Smarty Marty and presents food recipes ideas and beautiful settings to our blog. Smarty Marty is a self trained cooked who's has been cooking delicious delights for a number of years. With raising six children and having a host of nieces nephews and family members she became very creative created home cooked meals and providing healthier options for her family. We are so delighted to add this segment to our blog.

Delicious meal in minutes... Happy Tuesday y'all

Linguine and Clams

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Images by Smarty Marty

Images by Smarty Marty

Dreams Goals & Vision - Free Download

We are 6 months into 2017! How are you holding up with your goals for the year or your new year resolutions. In six months we know life is happening all around us and sometimes we may have to restart!  Here is a Free Vision Guide Download... We got six months to write it down and make it happen. Get ready Set and Download!!!! Let's Do this!!! 

Follow your Dreams

Download your Free Goal & Vision Guide Here!

Remembering Yesterday- America's Top Model 12th Birthday Pool party

The year is 2010! My niece was turning 12! So what better way to celebrate you then a themed pool party. During this time America's top Model was one of the top rated shows and we thought it would be great to incorporate this concept in a party collection. 

For this intimate party of a few friends and family we created a mini candy bar and small beverage station and baked some cupcakes. Hot pink and Zebra was the exciting new trend for parties and we incorporated that color palette in our tablescape and centerpiece. 

America's Top Model

Custom Box of Questions favors were given to her friends... 

America's Top Model Birthday Party

After Birthday wishes and a toast to the birthday girl guest enjoyed swimming for their entertainment. 

America's Next Top Model- Pool Party

Party Design Setup and Decorations - The Kustom Shop

Remembering Yesterday- Life is a Gift Baby Shower... Purple Passion

The year was 2012 and we were ask by our client to create a stylish Life is a gift baby shower in purple. We were delighted to create this speciality party and incorporate images that we had taken during their maternity session a month prior. 

We created a dessert bar focal point using cupcakes, chocolate fountain parfait and water bottle favors. Using tulle and paper lantern to accent the table. Also a large sign was placed  above the hand made cupcake stand (we created using a large box wrapped in wrapping paper with ribbon and we used custom favor tag to place in the front) 

Life is a Gift - Purple Baby Shower

Custom water labels are always a great takeaway from your celebration! 

Life is a Gift- Purple Party

Such an exciting day for your girls to celebrate you and welcome your new bundle of joy! 

Life really is a gift! 

Purple Party Baby Shower- Where my Girls at

Party Supplies & Styling - The Kustom Shop! 

 

Remembering Yesterday- 40/40 Birthday Celebration

The 40/40 Club Celebration

40/40 Adult Party

The year was 2010 and I was totally feeling myself… I had received my event planners certificate the year prior I was shipping party décor nationwide and I was shooting wide range of social events, So when my hair dresser Valencia (Styles By Vee) approached me to assist in planning her husband’s 40th surprise birthday party I was all in.  We went over all that I can do.. This what I call The total package, planning, arranging vendors photography and party supplies. So we went to work to put on an event that is still one of the best memories of putting on a great party. Valencia and I spent weeks planning preparing and doing site visits to secure both location and other details (cake and table rentals) We secured Aj’s Catering for the food Hair salon for the venue DJ 6five  as the Dj Bliss for the Cake and we took care of the rest.

40/40 Adult Birthday Party

 

For the Invitations – We decided to go with a Jay-z reasonable doubt album cover look

Jay-z Invitation Idea

We arranged for a impromptu  photo shoot at their private home and we capture some images one for the invitations the others to be used as a part of the decorations.

Photo Session- Atlanta

Invitations Sent Party ready… It was ShowTime. We worked feverishly to get everything ready and to open up the doors and let the party people in…. Food Folks Fun… It was a night to remember the Dj kept the music pumping… Aj had an amazing spread of great food… I was manning our open air photo booth which everyone was coming by to take allot of fun pictures. Valencia husband was so surprised and overwhelmed at how his wife had secretly put this thing together with all the thoughts and details

40/40 Adult Birthday Party

Dj Six 5 kept the dance floor full

It's a party 40/40 party

Photo Booth fun!!! 

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It made for a great night a memorable party Most definitely one for the record books.

We were exhausted but it was totally worth it…. Can’t wait to do it again!!!

Styles By Vee

Venue- Jon Banet Hair Salon - Stone Mountain, Ga 

Dj-  6Five Productions

Custom Decorations- The Kustom Shop

Catering- Aj's Catering Atlanta

Hair- Styles By Vee

Remembering Yesterday- Hello Khalilah Baby Shower

The year was 2013 and we were over the moon excited that my niece was pregnant with her 1st child. Our whole family celebrated  the news. As time went on  we knew that we wanted to throw her a nice shower.

Once my niece found out she was having a girl and she began to love Hello Kitty… and since she had already picked out her daughters name (Khaliah) we decided to play on the name… Hello Khali ( that was the name she was planning to call her for short.

Well as life would have it .. we planned the shower and Khali couldn’t wait to make her entrance in the world… so we still move forward with the shower the baby would just be in attendance.

Hello Kitty Photo Booth Collection

We had a wonderful intimate celebration of baby with very close family friends and small group of family members which included grandma and grandpa who were over the top excited.

Hello Kitty Baby Shower Supplies
Hello Kitty Baby Shower Party Supplies
Hello Kitty Baby shower party collection
Hello Kitty Baby Shower Collection

Since that time Khali has continued to bring lots of smiles and joy to our family!!!

Remembering Yesterday-Cameron's Bikini Bottom Bash

The year was 2010 and my little guy was turning three and he was totally into Spongebob Square pants. The best thing we could do for him was to throw him a Bikini Bottom Bash... and invite all his friend and family to participate in the celebration. 

We started this celebration by announcing his party in style by customizing a party invitation that would set the tone for the party. 

sponge bob invitation

We then created customized theme party decorations that included large images pin wheels, centerpieces banners and cupcake toppers. 

Sponge bob Party Supplies

We next secured a small conference room at the local hotel. 

Welcome to our Bikini Bottom Snack Bar. We filled up our bar with cheese puffs, fish crackers and pretzels. 

Spongebob Party Custom Party Supplies

Our photo booth area was created using a Sponge Bob Theme plastic table cloth. We hung it up on the wall and added a few props for the guest to take pictures. Party Tip: Print up guest pictures after party to give as a thank you keepsake from the celebration. 

Sponge bob Photo Booth
Sponge Bob Bikini Bottom Bash party

Guest enjoyed dance routine by :  Swag Out Dance Crew (His big brother,Cousin and friends)

Spongebob Party

Activities included: Coloring Book Pages, Board Games and Plug and Play Spongebob Video Game 

Sponge bob party

Venue: Microtel

Custom party Decor - The Kustom Shop

Food : Little Caesars Pizza

Love Peace & Pose - Photo Booth Sign Collection

Love Peace & Pose... Grab a Prop & Strike a Pose... We were excited to create this custom photo booth sign collection for an up and coming Soul Train Theme milestone party!!! 

It's always allot of fun to grab a prop and smile in the photo booth ...

1...2..3... Love Peace & Pose! 

Soul Train Party Supplies
Soul Train Party Supplies

Love Peace & Pose Photo Booth Sign Collection avaliable now in The Kustom Shop! 

www.thekustomshop4u.com 

Tis the Season to Be Fabulous - Prom Slay 2017!

Royal Blue & Gold fit for a Queen !

We were totally excited when 1st lady (Monique (DonniNicole.com) called us to capture her daughter's Adreiana Prom Slay Pre Prom Celebration . This event brought out all friends and family to eat fellowship & watch as Adreiana and her handsome Kendal date roll out to prom 

Slay 1 Preparation

1st there was the preparation... We love this part..as it tells the story of the day.. We captured moments as she was getting her  makeup was done by her mom... 

Preparation- Getting makeup done

Slay 2 Details

It's all in the details lots of effort and time is put into this part. Adreiana's dress was  custom mad especially for her.. and beautiful sparkling shoes and accessories 

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Slay 3 The Date

... meanwhile while Adreiana was finishing up with her makeup Her date Kendal arrived and we headed out to capture moments of him by himself until it was time for her grand entrance. 

Atlanta Prom Couple - 2017

Slay 4 The Reveal 

It was now time for the reveal . Once Adreiana walked in the room all the oohs and ahhs... A vision of loveliness as everyone admire how beautiful she looked all dressed and ready.  We all then headed outside to capture more portraits of  family and friends. 

Atlanta Prom 2017

The Couple posed for several portraits together... 

Atlanta Prom Couple 2017

and then there was Dree.... 

Atlanta Prom 2017

We can't forget images with friends.... ! 

Atlanta Prom Couple 2017

and now it's time.... to head on to prom.... 

Atlanta Prom Couple 2017