Whipperberry http://whipperberry.com Making Extraordinary Out Of Everyday Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:48:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 54 http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-54.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-54.html#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:48:27 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15998

Hey, hey it’s SATURDAY!! Time to Party! I’m actually out in California with Mique this weekend for The Queen Bee Market. It’s so fun to hang with Mique for a bit. If you are in Southern California, you should come check it out today! Here the info… Now it’s time to party but before you... 

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Hey, hey it’s SATURDAY!! Time to Party! I’m actually out in California with Mique this weekend for The Queen Bee Market. It’s so fun to hang with Mique for a bit. If you are in Southern California, you should come check it out today! Here the info

Now it’s time to party but before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!

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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Office-Craft Room Reveal at Place of My Taste

I love the gold accents and how bright this room is… Very pretty!

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Mique’s Favorite

DIY Pillow Covers from Old Shirts at Budget Girl

Such a clever and cute idea!

DIY Pillow Covers from Old Shirts // Budget Girl --- Old button-down shirts make the perfect cozy pillow covers for fall and winter.  Directions for sew and no-sew included.

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Amy’s Favorite

Thankful Tree Free Printable at Craftionary

What a thoughtful way to celebrate decorate and celebrate Thanksgiving!

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Desiree’s Favorite

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups at Lil’ Luna

I love this idea for the kiddos Thanksgiving table!

CUTE and Simple Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cup Holders - perfect for Thanksgiving { lilluna.com }

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Holiday Nog Pull Apart Bread + Neighbor Gift http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/holiday-nog-pull-apart-bread-neighbor-gift.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/holiday-nog-pull-apart-bread-neighbor-gift.html#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:04:45 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15978

+ This Holiday Nog Pull Apart Bread post brought to you by Silk + I’m so excited for this time of year… I LOVE baking and creating goodies for my friends and neighbors. I grew-up with a Mom who kicked it into high gear for a few weeks in December every year, pumping out Holiday... 

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I’m so excited for this time of year… I LOVE baking and creating goodies for my friends and neighbors. I grew-up with a Mom who kicked it into high gear for a few weeks in December every year, pumping out Holiday goodies like peanut brittle, chocolate peanut butter bars, and fudge along with cookies galore. I remember watching both my parents working together on those scrumptious neighbor treats, and it always made my heart happy.

I remember the year when I ate SO MUCH of my favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, I swore I would never eat chocolate again! It took me a few years, but I eventually found my way back.

Now that I’m the Mom, I try to come up with some fun goodie each to year to share with our friends. A few weeks ago, I was at the Pillsbury Bake-Off and was inspired. A few of the entires were fun pull-apart breads with various different flavor profiles. I thought it would be fun to have a Holiday Nog Pull Apart Bread for a neighbor gift.

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This is really just a simplified cinnamon roll with the addition of a Silk Holiday Nog glaze on top. Why Silk Holiday Nog you ask?

Well… First off, I LOVE it! It has all the Holiday flavor without all the guilt. It is free of dairy, egg, casein, MSG & lactose. It has no cholesterol or saturated fat and has a fraction of the calories of traditional Egg Nog. It’s the perfect Holiday treat minus the guilt. I thought it would be the perfect flavor profile for my pull-apart bread!

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Now, the real secret to this pull apart bread is how EASY it is to make! You will look like you slaved over it for hours, but no… It really only took minutes to make. Here’s how you make it.

Holiday Nog Pull Apart Bread Recipe

1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheets

3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of Swedish Pearl Sugar (optional)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Silk Holiday Nog

​pinch of salt

non-stick baking spray

Preheat the oven to 350˚

You will need small paper loaf baking pans to bake your bread in. This will also make it easier to give as gifts to your friends. Spray the pan with a non-stick baking spray and set aside.

Open your Pillsbury dough and unroll on a clean surface and brush with melted butter.

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Then sprinkle the entire surface with pumpkin pie seasoning and sugars.

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I like to add the Swedish Pearl Sugar to my bread, but it’s not totally needed. It just gives it that little extra something. You can find this in most grocery stores these days in the baking isle.

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Next, cut your dough into squares roughly the width of your baking pan.

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Stack your squares, and place them in your pan.

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You should have some extra room for the dough to expand. Brush the top with more melted butter and sprinkle with more sugar.

Place in a 350˚ oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

In the meantime, you can whisk-up your glaze. In a small bowl add 1 cup of powdered sugar and pour 1 tablespoon of Silk Holiday Nog into the sugar, whisk together. The sugar should melt right into the Holiday Nog. Play with the consistency, If you like a thick glaze, don’t add as much liquid, if you like a thinner glaze, add more. Once you get your desired consistency, add a good pinch of salt. Carefully drizzle glaze over your pull-apart bread.

Package it up in a cellophane bag for your friends and neighbors. I think I am also going to add a carton of Silk Holiday Nog to the basket when deliverthis treat! It will taste so good with the bread!!

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Now this recipe makes one loaf. If you are wanting to make more than one, you will need to grab more cans of dough and double or triple the recipe.

I will have you know… NONE of the bread that I made for this post even left the house! My husband and the kiddos got to it first and they inhaled them before they even had time to cool and be photographed. Yep they are that tasty!

For more fun holiday treat ideas from Silk, sign-up for their club and get special deals as well. You can also find great ideas on the Silk Facebook page.

What’s your favorite Holiday treat to share?

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Roasted Grape Pork Chops with Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/roasted-grape-pork-chops-twice-baked-potatoes.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/roasted-grape-pork-chops-twice-baked-potatoes.html#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:00:02 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15936

+ This Roasted Grape Pork Chops with Twice Baked Potatoes post brought to you by the folks at Pompeian + Several years ago, when my sweetheart and I were first married, I decided to try and learn how to cook a really great meal for him. I did a bunch of research and found a... 

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+ This Roasted Grape Pork Chops with Twice Baked Potatoes post brought to you by the folks at Pompeian +

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Several years ago, when my sweetheart and I were first married, I decided to try and learn how to cook a really great meal for him. I did a bunch of research and found a menu from one of my favorite Food Network Chefs, Tyler Florence. It was a bit ambitious for my early culinary skills, but I decided that I wanted to give it a go. It was a fun Fontina and Prosciutto Pork Chops with Grilled Polenta Squares and Roasted Grapes.

I followed the recipe to a “T” and I learned two things…

1. Those 30 minute cooking shows don’t equal 30 minutes in the kitchen for the real home cook. UGH!

2. With an amazing recipe, following each step precisely you can look like a total ROCK STAR in the kitchen!

It was one of my kitchen “ah ha” moments. I could cook, I just needed some direction. The meal was aaaamazing! We felt like we were eating at a restaurant. From that point forward, my approach to cooking was totally transformed. I took the time to learn, not just execute.  I tasted things along the way, really TASTING what I was doing. I explored as much as possible so that I developed a palette that was educated and refined. I fell in love with the art of cooking!

My husband just celebrated a birthday and when I asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he basically said surprise me! I decided to recreate elements of that special meal from so many years ago. Of course… This time I put my own spin on the menu!

We had Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes along with Twice Baked Potatoes, my husband’s favorite!!

I made both of these dishes with some of my new favorite cooking oils… Pompeian Avocado and Grape Seed Oil Sprays.

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Pompeian Avocado & Grapeseed Oil Spray is an innovative, unique and eco-friendly cooking spray that utilizes a powerful pouch system without the use of propellants or other artificial additives, so not a single drop is wasted and the oil is never mixed with any chemicals.

The unique spray can and pouch system also help to protect the oil from sunlight and oxygen, keeping the product fresher for longer.  Pompeian Grapeseed & Avocado Oil Spray has triple action use—drop, stream, or spray—to allow for flexibility and total portion control when cooking. And it’s FANTASTIC for high heat cooking! I’ve used it two different ways. To brown my chops before I put them in the oven and I used it to crisp my potato skins for my twice baked potatoes. Here’s how you make them…

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Roasted Grape Pork Chops with Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
 
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You will never eat porks chops the same... This brine along with the sweet grapes makes for the best pork chops ever!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-6 thick cut pork chops
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons whole all-spice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of ice
  • Pompeian Avocado Spray
  • 1 large bunch of red grapes
Instructions
  1. You need to start your pork chops the day before you plan to serve them. The secret to these amazing chops is the brining process. You'll need a large bowl, add all of your spices.Then your salt and brown sugar.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and the pour over your salt, sugar and spice mixture. Stir to help the salt and sugar dissolve.
  3. Once the salt and sugar have dissolved into the water, add a cup or two of ice to bring down the temperature of the brine. Then slide your pork chops into the brine mixture. Add more water if needed to make sure all of the meat is totally covered.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Once you are ready to cook, remove the pork chops from the brine and dry with paper towels.
  5. Prepare your oven safe pan (I like to use cast iron) with a generous spray of Pompeian's new Avocado Oil Spray. Also, Preheat your oven to 400˚.
  6. I take the dry pork chops and season with salt & pepper and add them to a hot pan over high heat and then turn down the temp to medium high. Brown one side of the pork chops and then turn after 2 minutes or so.
  7. Add your washed grapes to the pan.
  8. Spray with the Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and place in the 400˚ oven for 10 minutes or until your pork chops are fully cooked and sitting at 145˚.
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes.

 You need to start your pork chops the day before you plan to serve them. The secret to these amazing chops is the brining process. You’ll need a large bowl, add all of your spices.

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Then your salt and brown sugar.

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Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and the pour over your salt, sugar and spice mixture. Stir to help the salt and sugar dissolve.

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Once the salt and sugar have dissolved into the water, add a cup or two of ice to bring down the temperature of the brine.

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Then slide your pork chops into the brine mixture. Add more water if needed to make sure all of the meat is totally covered.

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Cover and refrigerate overnight. Once you are ready to cook, remove the pork chops from the brine and dry with paper towels.

Prepare your oven safe pan (I like to use cast iron) with a generous spray of Pompeian’s new Avocado Oil Spray. Also, Preheat your oven to 400˚.

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Then I take the dry pork chops and season with salt & pepper and add them to a hot pan over high heat and then turn down the temp to medium high.

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Brown one side of the pork chops and then turn after 2 minutes or so.

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Add your washed grapes to the pan.

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Spray with the Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and place in the 400˚ oven for 10 minutes or until your pork chops are fully cooked and sitting at 145˚. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes.

Twice Baked Potatoes + Recipe

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Twice Baked Potatoes
 
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These are my husbands all-time favorites. We have them every year for his birthday... YES, they are totally worth the extra time!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • Pompeian Avocado Oil Spray
  • 1 cup chive flavored cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • fresh chives
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and poke your potatoes with a knife and bake at 350˚ for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool for a bit. Cut potatoes in half, remove the flesh of the potato into a large bowl.
  2. Spray your potato skins with Pompeian Avocado Spray.
  3. Place in a 400˚ oven for 10 minutes to crisp the potato skins.
  4. In the mean time add your other ingredients the cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, cheese salt & pepper and fresh chives to the potatoes.
  5. Using a potato masher, mix well, but don't over mix.
  6. I prefer my twice baked potatoes to still have the look and feel of potato rather than a smooth mashed potato consistency.
  7. Spoon your potato mixture back into the crisp potato skins and place in a 350˚ oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and top with more shredded cheddar cheese and place back in the oven just until the cheese is melted. Remove and garnish with fresh chives.
  9. Serve along side the pork chops and roasted grapes. You'll be surprised... if you like apples with pork chops, you're going to LOVE roasted grapes with your favorite meat! Give it a go and let me know what you think!

 Wash and poke your potatoes with a knife and bake at 350˚ for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool for a bit. Cut potatoes in half…

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Remove the flesh of the potato into a large bowl.

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Spray your potato skins with Pompeian Avocado Spray.

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Place in a 400˚ oven for 10 minutes to crisp the potato skins. In the mean time add your other ingredients the cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, cheese salt & pepper and fresh chives to the potatoes.

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Using a potato masher, mix well, but don’t over mix.

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I prefer my twice baked potatoes to still have the look and feel of potato rather than a smooth mashed potato consistency.

Spoon your potato mixture back into the crisp potato skins and place in a 350˚ oven for 20 minutes.

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Remove from oven and top with more shredded cheddar cheese and place back in the oven just until the cheese is melted. Remove and garnish with fresh chives.

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Serve along side the pork chops and roasted grapes. You’ll be surprised… if you like apples with pork chops, you’re going to LOVE roasted grapes with your favorite meat! Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Disclaimer + This post is brought to you by Pompeian. I have received product and compensation for my time and recipe development. Please know, that I will only post about products that I truly love and use in my everyday life!

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 53 http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-53.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-53.html#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:00:59 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15924

It’s SATURDAY!! I don’t know about you guys… We are starting to gear up for Holiday decor here at our house. Shhhhh, we are actually hanging lights this weekend before the cold snap hits. Don’t you worry… we won’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving. We’re just thinking ahead! What are you guys up to... 

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It’s SATURDAY!! I don’t know about you guys… We are starting to gear up for Holiday decor here at our house. Shhhhh, we are actually hanging lights this weekend before the cold snap hits. Don’t you worry… we won’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving. We’re just thinking ahead! What are you guys up to this weekend? Who’s looking for a party?!

Let’s get the party started! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch…

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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Carrot Cake from Keeping with the Times

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Mique’s Favorite

Hot Cocoa Gifts from Pumpkin & a Princess

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Amy’s Favorite

Room Makeover from The Heathered Nest

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Desiree’s Favorite

Printable Leftover Labels from I Should be Mopping the Floor

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Peppermint Almond Steamer with a Chocolate Twist http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/peppermint-almond-steamer-dairy-free.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/peppermint-almond-steamer-dairy-free.html#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 02:30:58 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15902

 + This Peppermint Almond Steamer post brought to you by Silk® Almond Milk + I LOVE it when the weather turns chilly… I can’t say that I’m totally in love with deep winter, but I sure love the turning of the seasons. I especially love the warm drink season for sure! There is really nothing... 

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I LOVE it when the weather turns chilly… I can’t say that I’m totally in love with deep winter, but I sure love the turning of the seasons. I especially love the warm drink season for sure!

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There is really nothing better then curly up with your sweetie by the fire sharing a mug of some kind of warm treat. A few weeks ago I shared a new warm treat that I discovered and fell head-over-heels in love with…

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An Almond Pumpkin Steamer made with Silk® Light Vanilla Almond Milk!

Oh my stars… If you haven’t tried this yet, you NEED to. Run and grab some pumpkin syrup before it’s gone for the season.

Now that we are transitioning from pumpkin season and moving into the peppermint season, I thought I would try a peppermint version of my Silk® Almond Steamer. It’s quite simply… Divine!

I love using Silk® products for my warm drinks. First off, they warm up especially well and you can feel good about indulging in a special treat when you are harnessing the power of plant protein. At 60 calories per serving, Silk® Light Vanilla Almond Milk is happiness in a glass. You heard right—that’s 1/3 fewer calories than our regular almond milk and still 50% more calcium than dairy milk. With a hint of vanilla and plenty of nutty goodness, our almond milk just got even easier to love especially when you pair it with the flavors of the season.

For those of you with dairy issues… Here is a special treat that you CAN have! I’m sure it becomes quite frustrating when everyone is snuggling with cups of hot chocolate. Here is a dairy-free option just for you!

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For those of you who would like to up the ante a bit… You can add a little twist of chocolate to your steamer! This will make it so that it’s not dairy-free anymore, but if you like a smidge of chocolate in your steamer, this is the way to go.

I created some chocolate stirring spoons to serve with your steamers…

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+ wood bead trivet by the little red cabin +

Won’t these be super cute to serve at a steamer bar?!

I added some holiday embellishments that I found at Target in the gift wrapping section on top of the wood spoons along with some Washi tape. Those are the extra special touches that take your simple treat and elevate it to something EXTRA special!

Chocolate Spoon Directions

Just make up a few of these chocolate spoons by melting some chocolate chips and dipping your spoon in the melted chocolate. On a baking sheet lined with wax paper, place your chocolate dipped spoons and then place the tray in your freezer for 10 minutes, so the chocolate will harden. Then place the spoons in a bowl for your guests.

Then all they have to do is swirl their spoons in their warm Peppermint Steamer to give it a touch of chocolate!

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Peppermint Almond Steamer Recipe

2 cups Silk® Light Vanilla Almond Milk

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Peppermint Extract

Warm the almond milk slowly in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from the heat as soon as you see steam, after about 3-4 minutes. Make sure you don’t over heat. Add the peppermint extract and serve immediately.

Garnish with crushed candy canes and serve with chocolate spoons.

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For more ideas on how to use the family of Silk® products this Holiday season, visit the Silk® Facebook page and sign-up for the Silk® Club for all kinds of ideas and special offers!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 52 http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-52.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/11/party-bunch-link-party-52.html#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:16:53 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15869

I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Halloween! Let’s get the party started… Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are... 

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I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Halloween! Let’s get the party started…

Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!

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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Fall Table Setting from Finding Home

This is getting me in the mood for Thanksgiving for sure!

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Mique’s Favorite

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from Annie’s Noms
This looks like comfort in a bowl.
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Amy’s Favorite

Nautical Fall Garland from illi Style

Love this garland!
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Desiree’s Favorite

Chocolate Truffle Cookies from Keeping Up with the Times

oh these remind me of home!

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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5 Holiday Tips + Every Meal Matters http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/5-holiday-tips-every-meal-matters.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/5-holiday-tips-every-meal-matters.html#respond Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:33:47 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15838

+ This 5 Holiday Tips post sponsored by the J. M. Smucker Company + We’re almost there… The Holidays! It’s my favorite time of the year. Time to slow down and just enjoy being together. Yes, it can be hectic. Yes, it can be stressful. However… If you can manage to find some balance, they... 

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five-holiday-tips-from-whipperberryWe’re almost there… The Holidays!

It’s my favorite time of the year. Time to slow down and just enjoy being together.

Yes, it can be hectic. Yes, it can be stressful. However… If you can manage to find some balance, they can turn into some of your most magical memories.

They are work, but the kind of work that is so rewarding. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from those simple Holiday experiences with my family. Sitting down to a special meal together, baking Christmas cookies, playing games, door-bell-ditching your neighbors with special treats.

This is when we teach our kiddos the true meaning of sharing and caring for those who are in need. Finding ways to share some of our bounty with those who have hit hard times. Sometimes it’s sharing a simple, yet special meal.

Before I share my Five Holiday Tips, I am honored to share about a special program from the J.M. Smucker Company starting this week.

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 This campaign is near and dear to my heart.

When I was five years old I had a rather profound experience in my life. My Father had lost his job, I was still so young and naive I didn’t really know what that meant. I had no idea the heartache that my Parents were experiencing as the Holidays were approaching. I can’t even imagine the cloud that was in their hearts knowing that they would not be able to provide a magical Christmas for their young family.

As the Holidays approached, for several nights we would receive a knock at the door.

Each night when we would open the door, all that was there was a bag or box full of something special.

Some nights it was much needed groceries, other nights it would be special little trinkets for my little sister and I.

They even gifted us with our full Holiday meals.

No one was ever on our door step!

We had a special angel.

Someone who took the time out of their busy Holiday schedule to share a bit of themselves, and their Holiday purse with our little family.

I was FIVE, I don’t remember much from that time of life, but I remember that Christmas!

I remember those special nights when our Angel visited.

So many people are in need these days.

The folks at the J.M. Smucker Company (whom I have come to love,) are heading up a fantastic campaign to help Share the Goodness this Season.

They have been working this year to help bring families back to the table, because EVERY MEAL MATTERS! They understand the power of a family meal. No matter if it’s a standard Monday night or Thanksgiving… Every meal matters and we need to make sure they are special. We need to be the angels to help those in need and we need to let our own families know how much we care for them.

Did you know that On November 2 (this Sunday), there will be coupons in participating newspapers for Crisco and Pillsbury products that help you share the goodness this season and make every meal matter.

For each coupon redeemed, the J.M. Smucker Company will donate the equivalent of THREE meals to Feeding America®.

 They have committed to providing 6 MILLION meals this Holiday Season to Feeding America®.  Every $1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

The J.M. Smucker Company will make a minimum donation of 4.5 million meals (a $450,000 donation) and a maximum donation of 6 million meals ( a $600,000 donation) to Feeding America.

They need our help!

Let’s help the folks at the J.M. Smucker company become Angels for millions in need.

You can find more information at The Power of Family Meals or on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

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 Who’s Ready for Some Holiday Tips?

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 The holidays are a special time of year. It’s time to make the magical memories that your kiddos will remember forever. You don’t need to create an over the top experience that exhausts you and is totally unnoticed by your family, but do try and go the extra mile.

Several years ago when my kiddos were little we had moved far away from our families and were on our own for the first time. I set-out to create my first stand alone holiday meal and was saddened to realize that my Mom wasn’t going to be there to create the magic… The magic was all up to me.

We didn’t really know anyone in the area quite yet, and family members couldn’t travel so we were on our own. I was feeling some serious pressure. I cooked a great meal and made sure to create a beautiful table setting for the celebration. I pulled out the good china, used cloth napkins and created a fun centerpiece. It wasn’t over the top, but it was just enough to make the day special.

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Many times, especially around the holidays, you are gathered with a bunch of strangers. This could be strangers from your husband’s office or even family members that you haven’t connected with for awhile. When it comes to family, at times relationships can be strained. Rather than an awkward night, plan for an ice breaker activity to level the playing field, break-down barriers and get the  fun flowing.

The ice breaker can be a silly game or a staged event that gets people talking. Ina Garten from the Food Network in one of her first cookbooks, Barefoot Contessa Parties tells of a party that was turning into a real dud. She scrambled and called in reinforcements. Her neighbor was Paul Neuman and she stealthily called her friend to come help the sinking ship. Within minutes, he walked right into the house in is racing gear, walked up to a woman, planted a shocking kiss right on her lips, turned and walked right out. Needless to say… The icy party had been shattered. All of those walls that were preventing people from connecting has been demolished.

Think outside the box to create a fun experience for all.

don't-forget-the-kiddosSo many times we plan our celebrations and events around the people over 5 feet. We tend to forget the kiddos. Make sure when you are planning your gathering, create a kiddo safe zone. A space with simple activities for the little ones that is child proof and ready for the under 5 foot crowd to have a special space of their own. You may even want to go the extra mile and hire a teen in your neighborhood to help supervise and run activities. That way, everyone can have fun!

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Farm out the cooking responsibilities. If you want a specific spread. Handout recipes to family members so you can have a controlled meal. If you have guests coming from out of town who can’t cook. Put them to work in the kitchen. No need to be a one woman show. Enjoy that time in the kitchen together!

start-quirky-traditionsFoster fun memories by creating some quirky traditions. Ugly sweater contests, Go Fish marathons, Door-bell-ditch your neighbors with scrumptious Holiday treats together. Do something out of the norm to create those lasting memories.

Disclaimer // This post is sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company.

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DIY Chalk Paint Halloween Apothecary Jars with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/diy-chalk-paint-halloween-apothecary-jars-bb-frosch-chalk-paint-powder.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/diy-chalk-paint-halloween-apothecary-jars-bb-frosch-chalk-paint-powder.html#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:11:00 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15826

+ Guest Post by BB Frösch Master Jonelle Morris from Chalk-a-Lot + EEK! It’s almost Halloween! I’m not one for the guts and gore of the holiday, but I do love me some fun Halloween decor. I have wanted to make an apothecary display for a few years now, but never got around to it... 

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+ Guest Post by BB Frösch Master Jonelle Morris from Chalk-a-Lot +

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EEK! It’s almost Halloween! I’m not one for the guts and gore of the holiday, but I do love me some fun Halloween decor. I have wanted to make an apothecary display for a few years now, but never got around to it thinking, “oh that will take too long,” or “that will be too expensive,” or “I wouldn’t make it look good.”

Well, since I have joined the BB Frösch team, I have been trying all sorts of things I never thought I would do. I set out to good ol’ Michaels to see if they had any glass bottles I could turn into something amazing, and as luck would have it, they did!

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And the best part, each one was a $1.29 or under—score! But my luck didn’t run out there. Most of their Halloween stuff was 50-60% off, so therefore I made my whole display with what I purchased at Michaels, plus a couple small things I already have for….drumroll….$25! Double score!

I wanted some of the bottles I made to be black, and thought I would put the “BB Frösch bonds to virtually anything” claim test. I started out with my plain glass bottles and put a quick few coats of BB Frösch chalk paint with some leftover black paint I had from another project. BB Frösch isn’t just for furniture!

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And when I say quick, I mean quick. Three coats on those four bottles took me about 25 minutes, drying time included. I then took a wet rag to wet distressed the tops and corners of the bottles to create a more authentic vintage look. I chose to leave the other bottles clear, so I could put some water with food coloring inside.

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Then, because I am cheap :) I searched for free vintage apothecary labels online and found some awesome options! I printed them off on regular paper and Modge Podged them under and on top of the label.
I used the labels found here:

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Love Manor

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For some other wonderful options you can go here:
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Pen & Paper flowers

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Then to complete my display, I printed a beautiful, but slightly creepy picture of an old Victorian house (that was most likely haunted) on burlap.

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Yes, you read that right, I printed on burlap, as in on my home inkjet computer.

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Amazing! You can find this easy to follow tutorial on Domestically Speaking.  It seriously took me about 10 minutes. The graphic I used as well as several other vintage halloween images can be found on The Graphic’s Fairy.

There, I did something I never thought I could do, and quickly and inexpensively! Happy Halloween!

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Chocolate Berry Pudding Surprise http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/chocolate-berry-pudding-surprise.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/chocolate-berry-pudding-surprise.html#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:57:06 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15801

+ Chocolate Berry Pudding Surprise + Who doesn’t love to be surprised? I ADORE a good surprise!! This last weekend, I was hanging out with some of my favorite people… This is my friend Sara Nitta and her sweet family. You may recognize her from The Biggest Loser season 11. Isn’t she a cutie!! We... 

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+ Chocolate Berry Pudding Surprise +

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Who doesn’t love to be surprised?

I ADORE a good surprise!!

This last weekend, I was hanging out with some of my favorite people…

This is my friend Sara Nitta and her sweet family. You may recognize her from The Biggest Loser season 11.

Isn’t she a cutie!! We were sitting around chatting the other day, talking about my blog work and stuff. I told her that I had a fun post coming up with Tofu…

Yes, tofu!

I already had a game plan in play and I was ready to share about my tofu adventure. To be quite frank… I really like tofu. I have never shied away from a dish because it had tofu in it.

I love having a plant based protein in my diet. I love that it can take on whatever flavor profile that you want. Did you know that? Tofu doesn’t have a flavor of it’s own. It’s a blank canvas. It takes on whatever flavor you give it.

Worried about the texture… Don’t!

You can get Mori-Nu Tofu in several different textures. If you like a firm tofu that you can season and pan sauteé, you’ll want to go with an extra firm tofu. You like a lighter, creamier feel? Then I would go with a Silken Soft Tofu. The softer tofu is perfect to add to smoothies, dips and sauces. You can even get a lite Tofu with lower calories and fat, but still packed with protein!

What makes Mori-Nu Tofu from Morinaga special, is it’s innovative packaging. With their special box system, you can keep your Mori-Nu Tofu right in your pantry for up to a year. It’s shelf stable and perfect to keep on hand for all kinds of recipes. Not only is is shelf stable, it’s verified Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten-Free and doesn’t have any preservatives.

Now, when I told Sara about my Tofu recipe, she immediately said… You should create a dessert!

WHAT!

A dessert? For real?

I had a great savory recipe all ready to go, but this intrigued me. Sara had just returned from a week at Fitness Ridge and she told me about these parfaits that they served for dessert at the resort. She loved them! When she asked what the secret was to this creamy dessert… They told her, the secret was the tofu!

YEA, for real!!

She challenged me to come up with my very own parfait…

This is how I came up with my Chocolate Berry Surprise!

This is such a simple dessert to make… AND, it’s packed with protein so it’s not just empty calories. The funny thing, you would NEVER know that it had tofu in it!

First thing I did was throw my Mori-Nu Tofu into my mixer and mixed it up well. Then I a large Jell-o Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix and then continued to whisk on high speed. The mixture then turned into something that looked like brownie mix. Then I slowly added 1 1/2 cups of cold milk. You could even use Almond or Soy milk if you like to keep it dairy-free. Place the pudding mix into the refrigerator to chill.

Then all you have to do is layer your pudding with berries, granola and Cool Whip for a fun parfait!

Now, thanks to Sara, you have a tasty dessert that is packed full of protein and you can feel GREAT about indulging a bit!

Ready to add a little Tofu into your life?! You can check out all kinds of recipes and ideas at Mori-Nu’s Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter feed.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mori-nu. The opinions and text are all mine.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 51 http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-51.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-51.html#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:00:07 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15793

Oh my stars… I LOVE the link party in the fall! Who’s ready to PARTY? Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us…... 

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Oh my stars… I LOVE the link party in the fall! Who’s ready to PARTY? Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!

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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Copper Pumpkins from One Dog Wolf

These pumpkins are simple but stunning!
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Mique’s Favorite

Witches Brew from Your Homebased Mom
How creepy… Your witches and goblins will love this idea!
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Amy’s Favorite

Caramel Apples from  Swanky Recipes

Uh, YUM!!
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Desiree’s Favorite

Geometric Deer Antler Printable from  Delineate Your Dwelling

What a fun way to add a little pizzaz to your fall decor!

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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How Target Store Pickup Changed My Life http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/target-store-pickup-changed-life.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/target-store-pickup-changed-life.html#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:27 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15745

Ok, you may think “changed my life” may be a stitch over stated, but Target Store Pickup truly has! It’s kind of funny, I get approached to write post like this all the time. Some fit into my normal life and I accept the gig, others aren’t something that I would use or participate in... 

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Ok, you may think “changed my life” may be a stitch over stated, but Target Store Pickup truly has!

It’s kind of funny, I get approached to write post like this all the time. Some fit into my normal life and I accept the gig, others aren’t something that I would use or participate in naturally, so I turn down the offer. Regardless, when I am challenged to write a post of this nature, I have to go out and in a way, contrive the experience so that I can photograph and document the experience to share with you all.

NOT THIS TIME!!

I naturally fell into this post and it is such a cool story!!

A few weeks ago, an article caught my eye over at the Today Show website, What to Buy For your Home at Target. I am honestly Targets number one fan, so naturally I clicked on over to the article. This photo of some of the most beautiful lamps just jumped off the screen…

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Aren’t they just divine?

I knew I needed them! I didn’t even read the article, I needed those lamps!

I jumped on over to Target.com and there it was…

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The price was great, but criminy… it was out of stock online. SERIOUS!?! What am I going to do? I had been to my Target just the day before, and they didn’t have any of these beauties. What they heck am I going to do? I needed them! Then I noticed the find in a store button. I was a little deflated knowing that it wasn’t available online, so I almost didn’t bother. I clicked on the button and sure enough. The Target that is just a few more miles away from me and 2 in stock.

Now… Here’s where the story get’s exciting.

I had 2 choices… I could drop everything and run over to Target that second with my crazy hair and in my lovely PJ’s OR I could try out this Target Store Pick-Up option. It was kind of a lazy Saturday morning, but we had a packed day ahead. If I were to drop everything and run over there it would have really messed up my busy schedule for that day. BUT I NEEDED THOSE LAMPS! I remembered the post that I was scheduled to write about Target in-store pick-up. I knew that was something that was available to Target customers, I just hadn’t ever used it before. I decided to give it a go.

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I added the lamps to my shopping cart and added a lovely matching gold pillow to the mix and selected the store where I wanted to purchase it from.

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I selected the free store pick-up option and completed my purchase.

Check this out… I completed my purchase at 8:22 am

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then at 8:55 I received a text from Target…

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How COOL is that!!

Now, with this service, I had four days to pick-up my purchase. I didn’t have to stop my busy day and run to Target. I knew that I could run over there when I had some free time, or when I happened to be in that part of town and not worry about this purchase messing up my schedule.

I LOVE THIS!! SERIOUSLY LOVE THIS!

I knew that I had secured those amazing lamps, no one was going to run off with them, and I could get them on my own time.

Monday morning I had some errands in that part of town, so Gage and I headed to that Target location and picked up my loot!

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There they were… tucked away safe and sound for the rest of the weekend, just waiting for me to pick them up and bring them home. The cool thing is that they don’t charge for this service, nor do they charge your credit card until you pick it up. If you change your mind, they restock it after four days. No worries!

Now check one of them out…

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She gets to live on this aaamazing desk that my friend and business partner created. It’s an old piano that no longer worked that she transformed into a desk and then painted with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder!

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Doesn’t she look happy!!

Now do you understand why Target Store Pick-Up has changed my life? I will never view shopping at Target the same way ever again. Think about Christmas shopping… Yea! Kind of mind blowing right?

Give it a go… I have a feeling you are going to fall in love as well!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target. The opinions and text are all mine.

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The Classic Jif Peanut Butter Cookies Giveaway http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/classic-jif-peanut-butter-cookies-giveaway.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/classic-jif-peanut-butter-cookies-giveaway.html#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:21 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15770

+ This Classic Jif Peanut Butter Cookies Giveaway sponsored by Jif® Peanut Butter + As much as I love old recipes dolled-up with fun new ingredients, I am a huge fan of the classics. Sometimes you don’t need to mess with a good thing. I have fond memories of my Mom baking peanut butter cookies... 

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+ This Classic Jif Peanut Butter Cookies Giveaway sponsored by Jif® Peanut Butter +

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As much as I love old recipes dolled-up with fun new ingredients, I am a huge fan of the classics. Sometimes you don’t need to mess with a good thing. I have fond memories of my Mom baking peanut butter cookies when I was a kid. Everyone tends to lean towards the classic chocolate chip recipe when it comes to cookie baking, my Mom sure did. When she broke out of the norm and baked peanut butter cookies I thought I was something pretty special. Don’t get me wrong… I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but there was just something extra special about baking those peanut butter cookies with my Mom. I would push a chair up to the counter and my job was to press the cookies with the fork. I thought had made it to the big times then…

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I would dip the fork into a bowl of sugar and then gently pressing the cookie with the fork creating that classic peanut butter cookies hash tag!

Ahhhhh, sweet memories! Have you baked peanut butter cookies with your kiddos lately?

Here’s a link to the perfect Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from Jif®

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 What an even bigger excuse to make some scrumptious Peanut Butter Cookies? How about a fun GIVEAWAY from the folks at Jif®!

Jif® Peanut Butter Cookie Prize Pack Giveaway

Here’s what you may win from Jif®, this is a $80 Value…

Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
Jif® apron
Customized J i f® cookie j a r
J i f®  branded fork for cookie imprint

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 50 http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-50.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-50.html#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:00:52 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15759

Who’s ready for a LINK PARTY?! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best! Here are some of... 

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Who’s ready for a LINK PARTY?! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!

TPB Party Info Banner

Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Spider Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts

These creepy crawlies are too cute!
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Mique’s Favorite

Stenciled Coasters from One Dog Woof
How fun are these stylish Coasters?
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Amy’s Favorite

White Chocolate Pecan Caramel Corn from Love Grows Wild

Uh, YUM!!
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Desiree’s Favorite

Malted Caramel Swirl Marshmallows from The Gold Lining Girl

Ok, these look to good to eat!

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Brownie Ghosts http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/brownie-ghosts.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/brownie-ghosts.html#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:00:40 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15728

 + This spooky Brownie Ghosts are brought to you by Pillsbury Baking + I love the whimsey that this time of year brings. There is just something special about Halloween and all of the cool little treats you can make for your little ghouls and goblins. This super cute treat is so easy to make,... 

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 + This spooky Brownie Ghosts are brought to you by Pillsbury Baking +

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I love the whimsey that this time of year brings. There is just something special about Halloween and all of the cool little treats you can make for your little ghouls and goblins. This super cute treat is so easy to make, you can even do it with your kiddos.

All you need is a box of Pillsbury Brownie mix, some Cool Whip topping and some of the super cute candy eyes.

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Mix-up your brownie mix according to package directions and then bake in cupcake liners rather than your typical brownie pan. Reduce your baking time a bit to account for the  smaller size. I baked mine for about 30  minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Next, fill a pastry bag that is fitted with a jumbo round tip with Cool Whip. (I order all my baking supplies from Sweet Baking Supply, love that shop!) Then I pipe the ghosts on top of the brownies. They don’t have to be perfect. Ghost come in all shapes and sizes, don’t ya know.

Then I place the candy eyes on my cute ghosts.

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Isn’t it so cool how you can whip something up so easy with your kiddos and feel like a ROCKSTAR! No advanced skills needed here, just a little box of  Pillsbury and a little spooky love!

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For more fun baking ideas, visit the Pillsbury Baking site or their Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram feeds. Each of these sites are packed full of ideas that can turn your ho-hum cake mix into something aaaamazing!

Disclaimer // This post is sponsored by Pillsbury Baking. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my very own. However, I want you all to know that I will never promote a product or company that I do not love and use in my normal day to day life.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 49 http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-49.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/10/party-bunch-link-party-49.html#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:00:34 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15718

Happy Saturday!! Wow, that’s still a little different to say. I hope you all had a chance to sleep in and snuggle with someone cute! Who’s ready for the PARTY?Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry... 

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Happy Saturday!! Wow, that’s still a little different to say. I hope you all had a chance to sleep in and snuggle with someone cute! Who’s ready for the PARTY?Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!

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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Meringue Topped Chocolate Fudge Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce from Annie’s Noms

I’m grabbing a fork and I’ll be right over. This looks amazing!
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Mique’s Favorite

Black & Gold Graphic Tote by Setting for Four
This bag is just too cute!!
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Amy’s Favorite

Winter Wheat Centerpiece by Uncommon Designs

This just screams fall to me!
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Desiree’s Favorite

Eat Drink & be Scary by Michelle Lea Designs

How fun is this? I would love to make this for my halloween decor!

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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