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fudgy peppermint brownie cupcakes (and printable tag)

December 17, 2014

When it is Christmastime, I just can’t get enough of the chocolate and peppermint combination.  Let’s face it, I love chocolate and pretty much anything, but peppermint and chocolate may possibly be one of the greatest combos ever, especially for this time of the year!

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This recipe came as a result of the need to make a bake sale treat a couple of weeks ago for my kids’ music school.  I love the way it turned out because the recipe couldn’t get any easier, the packaging makes it bake-sale ready, it’s festive for the holidays, and it’s pretty to look at.

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For these minty brownies you will need a box of brownie mix, crushed peppermint candies, and peppermint extract.

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Make the brownies according to the package.  Stir in 1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/3 cup crushed candies.  Then divide your batter into sprayed muffin tins.  Your time in the oven will be shorter too.  Start checking the doneness around 15 minutes in.

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My husband was actually shocked to hear how basic this recipe was.  When I told him how it was done, his response was, “That’s it?”  Yes.  That’s it people.

Put each brownie cupcake into a clear plastic cup.  Pipe on some store-bought frosting, and top with more crushed candies.

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If these are on their way to a bake sale, or even a classroom party, go ahead and wrap each cup in cellophane and tie a fork on.  Lastly, get these cute and simple printable tags to top your treats.  (I entered my own text in, yours come blank for customizing!)

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There you have it!  A festive, cute, YUMMY, and transportable Christmas treat!

And if you can’t get enough of chocolate and peppermint, like me, check out these:

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15 Awesome Chocolate Peppermint Treats via Circus Berry

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Fudgy Peppermint Parfaits via Circus Berry for Somewhat Simple

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Healthy New Year Party Inspiration @ Organize & Decorate Everything

December 12, 2014

It is never too early to start thinking about healthy habits.  We are only a couple weeks away from the New Year and I am sure with that comes some health-related resolutions.  Why not enroll the support and company of some of your closest friends and family on your journey?

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Today you can find me over at Organize & Decorate Everything, sharing some party inspiration and free party printables for a Healthy New Year party.  There you will find some healthy menu ideas, goody bag suggestions, and downloads for your invitations and gift tags!  Go check it out, plan your very own New Year, New You celebration, and get a great start off to your New Year resolutions!

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glitter & twine stocking tags

December 6, 2014

My search for the “perfect” Christmas stockings for ourfamily has been an ongoing one for a while now, so when I found these knit stocking in shades of gray and white at Target, I instantly fell in love and scooped them up faster than you can say, “Holly Jolly”.  No hesitation here.  The problem…how do we know which stocking belongs to whom?  Problem solved with these festive, crafty, sparkly name tags.

Glitter-&-Twine-Stocking-Tags-at-Circus-Berry Continue Reading…

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#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: Dollar Tree Gift Jar (and Santa Tag Printable!)

December 1, 2014

I just love handmade gifts that come together so easily and look great when they are done.  These Dollar Tree Jar Crafts, complete with this Santa Tag Printable, are just that.  They are easy, cute, and can be filled with any number of sweet treats for the great people in your life.

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It’s time for the #MakeIt Blogger Challenge with this month’s theme being Dollar Tree Gifts.  I was strolling the aisles a couple of weeks ago and found these plain glass jars that I thought would be the perfect vessel for some goodies for all of our teachers.  It is a nice twist on the ever-so-popular mason jar too. Continue Reading…

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christmas tree luminaries @ somewhat simple

November 24, 2014

I am super duper excited to be sharing this glamorous DIY over at Somewhat Simple today because 1:  I finally feel like I am able to wrap my head around life a little bit to post more often; and 2: This is the first Christmas project I have done this season.  It is a bit early for me, I admit…I usually don’t get into the Christmas Spirit until Thanksgiving is over.  But it was too pretty not to make and share as soon as possible!  Let’s not forget also that my spray-painting “season” is dwindling.

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SO, friends…head over to Somewhat Simple and check out this fun Metallic & Mod Christmas Luminary tutorial!

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