2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
4 oz butter – softened
This recipe has a 1/1/1 ratio. To create a smaller amount of punch, just cut the amount of each product in half or however much you need. The punch may settle a bit if left alone too long, so give it a stir occasionally.
“Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods.”
Minted’s independent designers come from 43 different countries, so the variety of designs is unparalleled. I found so many birth announcements I loved, then found myself looking at children’s and nursery prints, and birthday party invitations. There are thousands of fun options. Pricing is competitive, and if you subscribe to Minted’s email newsletter they often send out discounts and deals. One thing that really sets Minted apart is the quality of the paper. Maybe that sounds silly if you aren’t into paper goods, but my sister and I were discussing this and agreed that out of all the printing companies we’ve used, Minted has the highest quality products. She actually brought it up when I told her I was reviewing the company.
I created 2 inspiration boards for you to check out a few of the options I’m considering for Mini Bear. These are five of my favorite birth announcements, and 3 of my favorite art prints. I can’t decide which I like the best.
I ordered Christmas cards from Minted, and fell in love with their free addressing service. You enter your recipients’ addresses and choose the font, and your envelopes arrive addressed for you. Genius. I’m excited to check this off the list before Mini Bear arrives so that all I’ll have to do is add her photo and birth stats.
Head over to Minted and pick out your favorite products and enter to win a $50 credit on the Rafflecopter form below. You don’t need to have a blog or a Facebook profile to enter, just an email address.
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This is the first post in my Baby Bloom Blog Event series. Stay tuned for more reviews, giveaways, and baby themed good times here on Bare Feet on the Dashboard.
**I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own. I did receive products in exchange for a review.
Last week I told you about the simple and artistic bridal brunch for my friend who recently got married. After the brunch all of the bride’s friends whisked her away to the Red River near Heber Springs, Arkansas, for a rustic, laid back, and super fun bachelorette weekend.
I found the cabin on the Vacation Rentals By Owner site. It was pretty affordable when we split it among all the friends attending. We brought our own food and drinks and saved a ton not going out on the town. The bride just wanted to get away, so it was a perfect place to make that happen.
The cabin overlooked the river and though the scenery was not in the prime season, it was still lovely. The living room had an awesome fireplace that provided the perfect gathering place for our time together. I made baked brie and tomato soup that we enjoyed all evening, and my friend Crystal made an amazing cake.
It was an amazing weekend that made the bride feel loved and cared for before her big day. The photo above shows the bride (in orange) with some of us. This was the crew that hung around as long as possible enjoying the peace of the woods.