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Soon, ordering brownies on your smart phone will be just a few clicks away! As the web designer here at Fairytale Brownies, it's been on my 'wish list' for a while to expand the reach of our yummy brownies to the mobile space. So finally this year (2013), Fairytale Brownies has decided to develop a mobile optimized version of brownies.com. You'll be able to browse our gift line and easily place an order for a brownie delivery right to your front door! Or, send brownies gifts to your friends and loved ones, but that goes without saying ;) With so many people plugged in, it was a no-brainer that we needed to expand our reach to mobile.
129.4 million people own smartphones as of January 2013, with Apple having the majority of the market with 37%. Google holds 52% of the smart phone operating system market while Apple is behind at 37%. Google/Andriod operating systems are in Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG phones, so combined this equates to more market share than Apple (source):
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It's time to say thank you to those all important women in our lives, mothers! I know my mom is looking forward to her brownie delivery from Fairytale Brownies, but Mother's Day is not only about one's own mother but the other great mothers in our lives. This year I am excited to send a brownie delivery to my boyfriend's mom. Whenever we travel to Minnesota to visit, she always welcomes me into her home and makes me feel like part of the family. I want to show her how much I appreciate all she's done for me and for what a great job she has done raising her son and daughter.
Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary; it's hard to believe it's been 5-years already. Seems like yesterday we were exchanging our vows and getting ready to start life as a married couple. Since we JUST bought a house last month, and we're still in the midst of unpacking, we decided to play our anniversary low key this year. Exchange small gifts, and the traditional celebration dinner.
I didn't hold up my end of the bargain on the small gift thing. My 'small' gift entailed of going to the nursery and buying him a new Citrus tree for the yard as well as a Rosemary plant for the deck. I also sent a Happy Anniversary Fairytale Brownies gift (Happy Anniversary Sprite Dozen) to his work. He is a choco-holic like myself, so he looks forward to the occasional brownie gift in the mail (I've cut down on bringing brownies home!). But we allow ourselves the occasional indulgence of gourmet treats when it's a special occasion.
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Warmer weather is here, and that means it's wedding season again. The most popular months to get married are June through October, so many brides are preparing for their big day. There is so much to plan, from the dress to details like thank you gifts and wedding favors. I'm at the age where many of my friends are getting married, so I've attended plenty of weddings. I find the weddings I enjoy most are those that focus on family and friends. Small touches like thanking those who've been there for your big day have always been a tradition, but the gifts that stand out to me most are personalized gifts.
April 14th is National Pecan Day! Pecans are one of my favorite nuts and are popular for their buttery flavor and soft crunch. When I learned there was a National Day recognizing pecans I decided to learn some more about this delicious nut.
Pecans have a rich history in the United States. It's the only major nut tree that grows naturally in North America. The word pecan is of Native American origin that was used to describe "all nuts requiring a stone to crack.” It's history can be traced back to 16th century where both Washington and Jefferson planted pecan trees. New Orleans became the hub for distributing pecans to other parts of the United States and the rest of the world. Source: ilovepecans.org/history.html.
There are many ways to enjoy pecans, but my favorite is in desserts. Forget the pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and pass me the pecan! Here at Fairytale Brownies we have three delicious pecan treats. Our pecan brownie, carmel pecan cookie, and pecan blondie.
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Recently, I won the grand prize in a contest from Arizona Big Media, which was promoted as the "Experience Arizona" gift package. The purpose of the contest was to promote locally owned businesses in the state of Arizona as well as promote the amazing adventures that you'll find waiting for you here. The prize package included:
What an exciting prize to win . . . my family has had a blast visiting the different attractions. Last weekend we went on the balloon ride, and let me tell you, Phoenix in the month of February is BEAUTIFUL. There is a reason that people flock here from all over the world during this time. To see the state from hundreds of feet in the air was amazing. It's really awesome that even though I've lived...Read More »
The deadline to order brownies for Valentine's Day delivery may have passed, but it's not too late to celebrate or to buy fudgy chocolate brownies in Phoenix!
If your sweetie won't mind a belated gourmet Valentine or if you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, head on over to brownies.com to buy brownies online or find out how to visit our retail store. We still have plenty of brownie gifts and cookie baskets to go around!
Valentine Truffles are on sale now, both online and in our store. Get them while they last, as these decadent chocolate-covered brownies will be retiring soon.
If you don't live near us, but would still like a Fairytale-inspired Valentine's Day, find us on Pinterest! Take a look at some Valentine ideas we've pinned on our holiday board that don't involve our gourmet brownies, bars or cookies.
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