Brownie Blogging by Colleen

Hi, my name is Colleen Flynn. I am a Graphic Designer with the Catalog and Web Team at Fairytale Brownies. My duties mainly include working on marketing materials for both web and print. I am still fairly new to the Brownie Team, so read my blog as I work on new, fun projects and discover great gifting ideas!

I love all things crafty and creative, so you will find me blogging alot about ways to get creative with Fairytale Brownies, Cookies, & Bars! I also love finding excuses to celebrate, so my blogs will center around holidays: big and small, nationally recognized and obscure. I will also be giving you and inside look at some of the exciting things I get to do as a designer with Fairytale Brownies, such as photo shoots and catalog printing!

Please feel free to contact me at colleen@brownies.com. I would love to hear your questions, feedback, and random thoughts! 

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New Happy Summer Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

I know for many of you it was a long, harsh winter. Even though it never really gets that cold here in Phoenix, I felt for my relatives and friends during that "winter vortex" that swept across much of the country. Just looking at the pictures on Facebook made me shiver. But it's time to forget the cold and enjoy this long awaited summer! What better way to do that than to wish all your friends a happy summer than with our new Happy Summer gourmet brownie gifts!

Your recipients will be delighted when they are greeted by a cheery Happy Summer Band wrapped around a box full of delicious fudge brownies, chewy cookies, and golden bars! Nothing brings a smile to the face like a surprise, 'just because' gift showing up on their doorstep. Fairytale treats are also great to bring to outdoor BBQ's and picnics! Each treat is individually wrapped so they stay fresh and can be easily stored. Bring a Summer Sprite 24 to your next summer party, and you will become the most popular person there. Or,...

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Shop Brownies Gifts From Anywhere!

More and more people are viewing their emails and browsing the internet on mobile devises. These days you can really shop anywhere, and Fairytale Brownies wants to make it easy and convenient for you to shop for brownie gifts, wherever you are.

Coming this fall, Fairytale Brownies will be launching our mobile store! The design and layout is created specifically for mobile devices. This means a simpler shopping and checkout process, with larger buttons and easy browsing.  

You are running around town, shopping, taking the kids to practice, and then you suddenly remember that it is your favorite aunt’s birthday is a few days. No problem! Quickly order a brownie gift right from your phone! Just had a great meeting with a client? Order an impressive follow-up gift before you even leave the building! With our new mobile store you can send brownies from anywhere! 

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Capturing the Deliciousness of Gourmet Brownies Through Photography

Most of Fairytale Brownies business is done through mail order. Many people order brownies, cookies and bars online at brownies.com or through a catalog before they even taste them. So it's really important that we have excellent photos of our gourmet desserts. Since you can’t taste the treats, we need to convey just how yummy they are through visuals!

Twice a year, my team and I spend one to two weeks with a professional photographer and food stylists to create the most delicious looking photography that we can. When your brownie delivery arrives, you can tell just by looking at them how great they are going to be, but capturing that in an image takes a lot of time and work. However, it is also a lot of fun!

Our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars really are the stars of the shoot. We spend time making sure each treat looks its best! Of course with all those gourmet brownies around, it is impossible not to treat ourselves to some sweets. After making them look so irresistible how can I not...

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Save money when you send brownies!

Are you like me, and just love finding deals! I am always on the look out for sales, especially when I shop online. With Fairytale Brownies, getting a good deal is as easy as signing up for our promotional emails. Exclusive offers are sent right to your inbox, so you will always get the best price for your gourmet brownies! Just visit our website, brownies.com, and look for the box on the left navigation. Enter your email and click the green "get offers" button. And that's it! We get the best deals directly to you. 

Some up coming offers include percentage off Mother's and Father's Day gifts. We offer deals like this throughout the year for almost all major holidays. We also offer deals with shipping such as free shipping, and free upgraded shipping (great for those last minute gifts). We also don't clog up your inbox with unnecessary emails. Just great deals on delicious gourmet brownies, cookies, and bars. So what is stopping you from getting the best brownies at the best price? Sign...

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Magic Morsels: Best Brownie for Easter Egg Hunts

It is almost Easter and many people will be taking part in or orchestrating an Easter Egg Hunt! As a kid, I always found this to be so much fun, and honestly there should be no reason why adults can’t have fun doing it too. So rather than filling the eggs with candy, fill them with something everyone can enjoy! Fairytale Brownies Magic Morsels are the best brownie size for fitting in those plastic eggs. Plus, they are individually wrapped, so they will stay pure and fresh! People go crazy for these little bites of brownie bliss! You may see everyone’s motivation to find those eggs increase and could have a real fun and friendly competition on your hands!

For an Easter egg hunt, or just for filling Easter baskets, I recommend forgoing the packaging and save by buying bulk. Choose from eight fudgy flavors of bite-size Magic Morsels in increments of three dozen. Visit brownies.com and order brownies today. Easter will be that much sweeter!

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Gourmet Gifts Make Work Fun!

Not only is April 1st April Fool’s Day, but it's also International Have Fun at Work Day. I think it may be because people have fun fooling their coworkers that day, but none the less, it is a day dedicated to enjoying work.  We got started a little bit early on this holiday here at Fairytale Brownies. On March 26, we had our companywide Spring Fling Event!   

At Fairytale Brownies, it is important that we enjoy what we do. We send brownies and other treats worldwide, and bring smiles to people’s faces. How could we not have fun doing that?!  But as an extra treat for our team, we enjoyed a lunch from the Grilled Cheese Truck, and we did some group painting with the Social Canvas!

Even if your work doesn’t do anything extra special for International Have Fun at Work Day, you can still make it fun. Surprise coworkers with some gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies! You will be amazed at how something as small as a brownie can make a big impact. There is just something special about...

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Get Social with the Best Brownie Company and Get Rewards!

We here at Fairytale Brownies love to social network with our customers. It gives us a chance to get to know you a little more personally. Many people also find that it is just more convenient to get in touch with us through a social networking site. Plus, we get to host contests and giveaways! Wait . . . Free gourmet brownies! Why aren’t you social networking with us?!

It is everywhere, there is no denying that. What started as a college socializing site has turned into a full on phenomenon. I am of course talking about social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; the list goes on, and chances are you're on at least one of these networks. So why not reap some sweet benefits? I am of course talking about the gourmet brownie kind!

Join the best brownie company on the following networks and keep an eye out for chances to win! 

 

 

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Invite Fudgy Chocolate Brownies to a Picnic

It is almost Spring time! The weather warms up and the plants are in bloom. It is time to get outside and enjoy it! One way to enjoy the great outdoors is with a picnic! Taking time to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings, while feasting on some delicious food! What could be better? Of course, make sure you bring fudgy chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies for dessert. 

Picnics are really all about three things: choosing the right location, bringing the right supplies, and preparing a delicious menu. It is really up to you to create a great picnic, so here are some tips!

Location. Choosing where you picnic is really half the fun. Choose a place with beautiful scenery that appeals to all your senses. You can search online for picnic spots in your area or maybe you prefer something as simple as your backyard. It is really up to you. Check out Travel and Leisure's article on America's Best Picnic Spots for inspiration. 

Supplies. Once you have your location chosen, you can start...

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Invite Belgian Chocolate Brownies to your next party

I have many hostess friends out there, that just love throwing parties and get togethers. It is just so fun to bring friends and family together, and to remember the important things in life. Of course, we like to show off a bit and get creative as well, especially with food! I know people who have put out quite and impressive spread at their parties, sometimes they cook it themselves, but other times they either don't have the time or prefer to serve something they know will be a hit. Like Belgian Chocolate Brownies, moist cookies, and chewy bars from Fairytale Brownies.

You're guests will not be able to resist our amazingly delicious gourmet treats! We have a lot of different options to choose from! I will layout some of my top suggestions!

Crowd Pleasers- These assortments are large enough to go around and you can choose whether you want just brownies, or an assortment with cookies and bars as well. I suggest the Cookie & Sprite Extravaganza. 48 snack-size Fairytale Sprites are...

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Celebrate Spring with Gourmet Brownies!

Fairytale Brownies Spring 2014 Catalogs are in the mail! The cover shot features two delicious gourmet brownies served with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, surrounded by colorful Italian Sodas. Just looking at it makes my mouth water and gets me excited for Spring. But why just look, when we can taste! Let's recreate this delicious spread!

First, we need to make sure we have our gourmet brownies. If you do not yet receive our catalogs in the mail, then make sure to Request a Free Catalog. You can also order brownies online at brownies.com. Ordering is easy and gift options are numerous! The flavors of brownies in the catalog cover shot are White Chocolate and Raspberry Swirl, so either purchase a gift with these flavors included, or you can also shop bulk and get a dozen of just one flavor. 

Once your brownie delivery has arrived, cut up fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Place them around the brownies on a plate. I don't know about you, but I love the...

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