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Sweets: Magical Mini Cakes

Everything is more darling in miniature form, don’t you think? This sweet cake is a simple little show stopper! Bake your favorite cake recipe and take a circular cookie cutter or a round glass and cut several layers. Frost between each layer and stack! Wouldn’t this cake be the most perfect 1st birthday dessert for … Read more

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Style: Classic and Comfy: What I Wore to Alt Summit

I can’t believe it’s been a week since Alt Summit.  Only a week ago I was sitting in classes surrounded by talented and creative people trying to learn how to create more fun and inspiring content for y’all here on the blog.  It was inspiring, overwhelming and physically exhausting!  As ridiculous as this probably sounds, one of the … Read more

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Sweets: Cake Pan Preparation

How many cake pans do you own that have been turned dark and sticky from cooking spray? I’ve owned a million. I thought cooking spray was the best way to go for years and years. Once I started baking professionally, I decided it was time to get serious, get new pans and figure out a … Read more

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Sweets: Salted Caramel Monkey Bread Mash Up

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary at the gorgeous Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in beautiful, sunny San Diego. One of the highlights of our trip was enjoying one of the most decadent, cozy desserts I’ve ever had. At the hotel’s Veranda restaurant, Sean and I decided to try their cinnamon monkey … Read more

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Creating with Microsoft, Bing and Wayfair for the Alt Dream Studio

You guys!!! The Alt countdown is on and I am SO excited!! Maybe you’ve seen on instagram, but fun little packages from the amazing sponsors have been arriving almost daily over the last week or so. On Monday a package arrived from Microsoft and Wayfair that I was just a little excited about! 😉 In … Read more

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Sweets: Red Velvet Bliss

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of red velvet desserts! I’ve got both my hands up. Ordering this southern classic is easy as pie, but getting that bakery quality red velvet flavor and coloring is a whole other challenge. Until now. Let me introduce you to the cheat of the century. LorAnn’s Red Velvet … Read more

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10 Best Blogger Recipes

Happy Monday!  It’s official…everyone is back to school and work in our house today, the New Year is underway.  While part of me gets a little sad that the holidays are over, the other part of me is excited to have a clean slate and get back to work! I spent a lot of time over … Read more

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Stay Organized: My Favorite Calendars for 2015

Have you gotten used to writing 2015 on your checks yet?  It will be May before I have it down. 😉  With Christmas break coming to an end this weekend and school and real life picking up speed again on Monday morning (ugh!) I figured it’s time for me to get organized.  I am not … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to shower those we love with special gifts and think of others before ourselves.  There truly is something magical in giving.  I love watching my kids scour the aisles for the perfect gifts for their friends, not thinking of their own wants.  Sometime though, gift giving can be … Read more

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Sweets: How to Frost a Cupcake!

Ever wonder how your favorite bakery frosts their cupcakes so perfectly? It isn’t as hard as you might think. You just need the right tools, equipment and technique! The tools and equipment are affordable and easy to find, and in just a few short steps I can show you how to get the professional look … Read more

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Friday Favorites: In the Kitchen Baking Essentials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…baking season!!  I’m making pies this week, and next week we start on the cookies! 🙂  Do you have a favorite family cookie recipe that you make for neighbors at Christmas time?  I like to make a variety of everything from chocolate chip to decorated Santa sugar cookies.  … Read more

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and Toffee

I love pumpkin desserts…but I don’t really care for pumpkin pie.  Is that  funny?  I’m the same way with Bananas.  I LOVE banana bread, banana chips etc., but I can’t eat a regular banana…they make me gag. 😉 Weird, I know. 😉  With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I thought I’d share one of my … Read more

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Warm Apple Cake with Spiced Butter Cream Sauce

I am so happy that it is finally fall and I can legally break out the pumkin and apple recipes!  (I can be a little wild and I’ve been known to make a pumpkin dessert in July just cause I can’t wait!) Ashley has been asking me to bake with her, so I thought we … Read more

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Eat: Recipe for Quick and Delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup

Dreaming of cold weather and rain has me wanting to make some homemade soup.  This is one of Ashley’s favorite dinners and a regular in our house, so I thought it was about time to share it here.  It’s super easy and delicious and you know how I feel about that combination! 😉     You can … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Friday Faves

Can you believe that it is the middle of October already?  While we’re starting to break out the pumpkin treats and look forward to Halloween parties in the next two weeks, I don’t want to freak you out, but there are only 10 weeks until Christmas!!  YIKES!!  So, with that in mind, I’ve rounded up five things I’m loving right … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Friday Favorites

  I’m so excited to start this new feature on the blog!  Doing what I do, I spend a lot of time out and about shopping and probably double that amount of time searching for the latest and greatest on the internet. 🙂  It’s not to bad to be able to call shopping research, but … Read more

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Pink Peppermint’s Picks: Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is absolutely one of my favorite times of year…but costume shopping stresses me out a little.  Am I crazy?  I love looking through all the cute options and then I have a tough time picking…fortunately she’ll still let me give her my opinion…I know those days are limited!  She is pushing a bit for … Read more

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Interior Design: Chalk Paint Workshop with Peinture Studios

For quite some time now I’ve been hearing all about the wonders of chalk paint.  I have several older pieces around my home, that were in need of some attention…you know the kind…not cool enough to be antiques, just old and beat up. 😉  In a search for more information about this amazing paint, I … Read more

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Interior Design: Going for Gold

I admittedly am usually a silver fan, but lately I can’t get enough of gold! Browsing through the Anthropologie website earlier today looking for some design inspiration I came across several items that are definitely going on my Christmas list! 🙂 Here are my faves…especially that pendant lamp!! Dying! Illume Boulangerie Jar, Tall Shimmering Jacquard Curtain … Read more

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Mix and Match Note Card Box Sets by Shutterfly

I don’t now about you, but I still love good old fashioned snail mail.  I’m sure it has something to do with my love of paper.  Whatever the reason, I still get a little excited each day when I hear the familiar sound of the mail truck, as the anticipation of what might be waiting … Read more

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Shutterfly Baby: My Latest Project

It’s always such a pleasure to work with Shutterfly, and I’m so excited for my newest project.  I know it’s not necessarily typical, but my favorite part of working with their amazing products is the opportunity that it gives me to design my own line of products.  It’s a total dream.  Here’s a sneak peek … Read more

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New August 2014 Pink Peppermint Monthly Paper Pack

I’m so excited to bring you our latest product! Our new monthly Paper Pack is designed to help make your life more scheduled and organized in a cute and fun way! Available as a downloadable pack, you can print out as many sheets as you need of each Paper Pack, print out multiple calendars, charts, … Read more

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Introducing the New Pink Peppermint Monthly Paper Pack

I’m so excited to bring you our latest product! Our new monthly Paper Pack is designed to help make your life more scheduled and organized in a cute and fun way! 🙂 Available as a downloadable pack, you can print out as many sheets as you need of each Paper Pack, print out multiple calendars, … Read more

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Gone Fishing Party by Lauren Haddox Designs

Are you ready to reel in some fun??!! I had a blast working on my boys’ birthday party this year. I think one of the main reasons I enjoyed it so much is because I teamed up with Angela of Angela Marie Events to collaborate on the styling. She brought so many creative ideas to … Read more

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Photography Tips: How to Take Better Pictures of your Party

Here’s a quick photography trick that will add a little brightness to your party table! Whether you are taking photos indoors or out, most pictures of your party details can benefit from a little bounced light. In photography terms, “bouncing” means placing a reflective surface in the path of your light source, so it reflects … Read more

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Free Printable Valentine: Will You ‘ofishally” be my valentine?

Here’s an oldie but goodie…our most popular valentine ever…pinned hundreds of thousands of times! Wow!! Yep…you read that right! 🙂 These were created using pillow boxes a little satin ribbon, a 1.5 inch circle punch, a 2 inch scallop punch and some goldfish crackers. you know, a little salty to cut through all the sweets … Read more

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Cakes: What’s Trending Now

[pinit] Is it just me, or are cakes getting more beautiful by the day?  I’m getting hungry just looking at these. There are a few cake styles trending that I love! I’m sharing a few here today. If you see one you like, check with your local bakery to see if they can make that … Read more

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