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Monday, August 3, 2015

Two Cup Tuesday Linky Party No.135

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. The summer is winding down, but there is still so much going on. I know some kids have gone back to school already, but my kid won't go back until after Labor Day. I've also been working on a few projects and I want to get one last long weekend trip in again.

I'm also getting the all the last minute things together for the Online Blog Conference

All the speakers are in place, all the schedule is set, and we've got some great sponsors who have amazing giveaways for attendees! I hope to see everyone there! Tomorrow at 11 am EST we will be hosting a FREE webinar on Google Hangouts with Tracy from Made from Pinterest. Join us to learn how they grew their Pinterest following and pageviews.  

So, let's get on the party, shall we?
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wine Bottle Cake Pops

I'm going to make these fun Wine Bottle Cake Pops for my next party. The guests are going to love them!

Looking forward to a ladies night in? Bring along these fun Wine Bottle Cake Pops for you and the girls to enjoy!

You can order the pretty sugar wine bottles and labels from Pege from Never Forgotten Designs. She was nice enough to send me a few bottles and labels from her shop.

Head on over to Juggling Act Mama to find out how I made these fun cake pops. They are simple to make and fun to share with your friends. These would also be fun for a wedding shower, wedding favors or for a birthday party.

Enjoy a wine party with these fun Wine Bottle Cake Pops for you next girls night in. They also make a great wedding favor!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ikea Hack Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate and Caramel IKEA spread makes an amazing Ikea hack ice cream.

I love going shopping at Ikea, but it's a dangerous place to go. It's become more of an annual visit since the closest one is about 100 miles away. However, I made two trips to Ikea ten days apart and it was so worth it. First of all, I needed new office furniture (here's a few photos), then I had to return to get a few parts they didn't have in stock and to pick up three more containers of the Ikea Chocolate spread - Chokladkrokant Bredbar. I used some of that to make a wonderful no churn Ikea Hack Chocolate Ice Cream!

Chocolate ice cream filled with caramel and topped with a chocolate and caramel Ikea spread.

Ikea Hack Chocolate Ice Cream

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: chocolate ice-cream

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

IKEA Hack 3 ingredient Brownies

IKEA chocolate and caramel spread three ingredient brownies. It's the best tasting IKEA hack ever!

I've spent a lot of time at IKEA recently and I fell in love with their Chokladkrokant Bredbar. What the what?? It's a chocolate spread with little caramel pieces mixed in. I wanted to test it out in some nutella recipes, so I stared off with a tried and true favorite - brownies. I call them Ikea Hack Brownies and they were great!

Brownies a la mode! Three ingredient brownies with a big scoop of ice cream, caramel and sprinkles.

Ikea Hack 3 Ingredient Brownies

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: caramel chocolate brownies

Monday, July 27, 2015

Two Cup Tuesday Linky Party No.134

It's been a whirlwind week. We took a few days to head out of town and spend a day at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. It was hot, but we had a blast in the park riding rides and going on roller coasters and enjoying a bit too much ice cream. It was a great getaway from social media and blogging. When I got back, I had to complete my biennial Flight Instructor Refresher Course. That's right, in my former life I was a pilot and my pilots license never expires but in order to maintain my instructors certificate, I need to take a long online test every two years. It's a huge pain in the butt, but I've got to do it. 

So, no blogging for a week, so I'm sharing some posts from the last few years. All of these posts were made the last week of August from 2012, 2013, and 2014. 

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Two Cup Tuesday No.133

We are finally headed out of town this week. FINALLY! My kid has had me busy, my husband has had me busy and I have been busy this summer. So, we're heading out of town for a few days. Nothing big or crazy, just heading down the road to Williamsburg, VA to hit up  Busch Gardens and ride a few roller coasters! It's not the beach, it's not a resort destination, but we're out of the house for a few days.

As a result, I've decided not to post this week. I don't want to deal with blogging and the stress of loading up my posts and social media shares and all the stuff that comes along with that. I'll be back with the next linky party next week. 

Last week I shared these fun butterfly cake pops and yummy 7 layer magic bars

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wafer Paper Butterfly Cake Pops

Learn how to make these fun cake pops with edible wafer paper butterflies. They look so beautiful!

It's been a while, but I finally made some cake pops. My kid has been asking me about making her some for a  few weeks now, so I finally, finally made these beautiful wafer paper butterfly cake pops for her and she loved them! Aren't they just so perfect? The lovely Pege from Never Forgotten Designs, sent them to me to test out and photograph. These pops would be blah without these pretty, pre-cut rice wafer butterflies. I (big puffy heart) love them!

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