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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Pair Gourmet Brownies with Blondie Bars for National Blonde Brownie Day

I love nontraditional, just for fun holidays, like the one on January 22nd: National Blonde Brownie Day! What is a blonde brownie, you may be asking. Where most brownies are baked with chocolate, or in the case of our gourmet brownies, dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate; blonde brownies are made with brown sugar. Here at Fairytale Brownies, our fudgy chocolate brownies may be the star, but if you haven't tried one of our blondie bars then you are missing out! 
 
Dark brown sugar and premium toppings make our six Fairytale Bars instant classics. Try the Cheesecake Swirl, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Crumb, Lemon, Pecan and Raspberry White Chocolate. Visit us online at brownies.com and check out our Brownie and Bar Combo Gifts. This way you can satisfy those gourmet brownie cravings and also try out the sweet, buttery bars! Plus, with January 22nd being Blonde Brownie Day, you have an excuse to eat to your hearts content, or you could also send bar and brownie gifts to friends. In any case,...
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Send Fudgy Chocolate Brownies for the Chinese New Year!

Did you know that January 31st is the Chinese New Year? It is a major holiday in the Chinese culture, where families get together to celebrate good fortune and happiness for the coming new year. Each year is presided over by an animal zodiac, and this year is the year of the horse! 
 
If you or someone you know celebrate the Chinese New Year, then make sure to wish them happiness and good fortune by sending them a Chinese New Year's brownie gift from Fairytale Brownies. As one of the graphic designers here, I got to design the messaging for these new gourmet gifts. In keeping with Chinese traditions, the gift band has a joyful red and yellow message of Happy New Year, and is accompanied by a dragon, a legendary and important animal in the Chinese culture. There are also Chinese lanterns representing the Lantern Festival, a celebration full of lights, firecrackers, and food!
 
So make sure to wish your friends and loved ones a Happy New Year with a Chinese New Year gift. Simply visit brownie...
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Gourmet Cookie S'mores

One of my favorite things about winter is cozying up next to a warm fire! This year I was a little more adventurous and went winter camping. Of course here in Arizona, it didn't get below freezing, but I did appreciate that camp fire. A great past time around the fire is roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Yum! This time, however, I decided to give it a Fairytale Brownies twist by making Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores. It was simple, fun, and delicious! Follow this recipe and instructions to make your own gourmet cookie s'mores!
 
You will need:
Fairytale Brownies' Peanut Butter Cookies- Two for each s'more you would like to make. Simply visit our website at brownies.com and order yourself a cookie delivery! You can buy in bulk and save, or order a cookie gift. I recommend the Peanut Butter Cookies, but try experimenting with other flavors as well!
Large Marshmallows
Chocolate Bar- I used Hershey
A metal wire or stick for roasting
 
Directions:
Start by laying your ingredients out at the...
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Thank the host with gourmet brownies!

The holidays are upon us and it is the season for gathering with friends and family. I know for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year I always end up going to someone else's for the festivities. It is nice to be able to relax and not run around the kitchen preparing, but it is important to thank those who put in the time and work so everyone can enjoy food and fun! 
 
A simple and great way to thank your host of hostess is with Fairytale Brownies! No matter the occasion we have a gift that will express your sentiments. You can be specific with Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year's, or Thank You Gifts. Or simply express your joy for the season with our Happy Holidays, and Celebrate the Season Gifts. If you know your host likes to share then I definitely recommend our different assortment of Crowd Pleaser gifts. There will be plenty to go around, and your host and their guests will be overwhelmed by your generosity.
 
Visit brownies.com and order a brownie delivery to be sent...
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Make an elegant impression with gourmet brownie gifts

The presentation of a gift can speak volumes, and Fairytale Brownies has always taken pride in our beautifully designed gift packaging. When people taste our delicious gourmet brownies, chewy cookies, and moist bars they are instantly fans, but they are also blown away by the beautifully crafted packaging. 
 
Make a truly elegant statement with our new Wish Box Gifts this season. This luxurious hinged box opens to a flood of deep purple and a plentiful offering of Fairytale treats. Your gift recipients will love the beautiful details in the embossing and silver foil stamping. When it comes to Gourmet Brownie Gifts, these Wish Box Gifts are top of the line. 
 
Check out our different assortments of Wish Box gifts at brownies.com. You can send a heartfelt thank you with the Thank You Wish Dozen. You can also make your gift truly unique with customization. Order a Photo Wish Sprite 24 and you can upload a photo that will be printed directly on to the wish box, making this a sweet and...
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Celebrate Milestones with Gourmet Brownie Gifts

Today is my one year anniversary working for Fairytale Brownies! I am really lucky to be part of the brownie team! I think it is important to celebrate the milestones and anniversaries in our lives, whether it be graduating, an anniversary with a loved one, or an anniversary at a job. Time can fly by so quickly so it's important to take a moment and celebrate these momentous occasions!
 
An easy way to do this is with gifts from Fairytale Brownies. We have a large selection of gifts for celebrating. If someone your know is celebrating an anniversary, like me, than check out our Happy Anniversary Gifts. Your gift recipients will be touched that you remembered their special day, and they will love the delicious fudgy brownies, chewy cookies, and buttery bars!
 
For other occasions worth celebrating I recommend our new Sparkling Tower Gifts. Your recipients will gasp at the beauty and impressive assortment of these gifts. Adorned in gold, silver and bronze, the tower bubbles with joy, and is...
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Buy Gourmet Gifts with Online Catalogs

Did you know you can browse and shop Fairytale Brownies catalogs online? At google.com/catalogs you can browse through our beautifully designed consumer and business catalogs. Browse each page of our catalog and discover a wide variety of brownie gifts to choose from.

Shopping our print catalog is a great way to see our featured gifts and new items, but with our goole catalog you can make a purchase on the spot. It's as easy as finding a gourmet gift you like, then click to purchase. It is a simple and easy way to browse and buy brownie gifts. So check out our catalogs online and buy some gourmet gifts for friends and family this holiday season. 

 

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Indulge with Fudgy Chocolate Brownies on National Dessert Day

My favorite meal of the day? Dessert! October 14 is National Dessert Day, so what a perfect time to indulge in fudgy chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies. Our brownies, cookies, and bars taste amazing on their own, but when you pair them with other ingredients, you can make some sinfully delicious desserts. 
 
For an easy and quick treat, I like to eat our gourmet brownies with ice cream. A warm fudy chocolate brownie goes amazing with cool creamy vanilla ice cream. For those looking for something a little fancier, a brownie trifle dessert really tantalizes the taste buds! Using icing and candies to decorate brownies is also fun and easy way to do dessert, especially with kids!
 
There are countless ways to enjoy our gourmet brownies! Visit our Pinterest recipes page to find more dessert ideas and indulge on National Dessert Day.
 
 
 
Here are some great desserts for Autumn!
 

Salted Caramel Brownie Trifle

 

Spooky Halloween Iced Brownies

 

No-Bake Brownie Pumpkin Pie

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Order Gourmet Brownie Gifts and Give the Gift of Play!

On September 27, a colleague and I had the opportunity to represent Fairytale Brownies at the Kaboom! Playground build at Maryvale Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, AZ. Over 250 volunteers came together to build a playground for the elementary school children, all in less than 8 hours!  
 
Co-founders of Fairytale Brownies Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz met on their kindergarten playground and know the importance of play in children's lives. Since partnering with Kaboom! in 2001, Fairytale Brownies and it's customers have partnered to donate over $100,000 to the organization, and Fairytale Brownies has donated thousands of gourmet brownies, cookies and bars to support Kaboom's goal of building a safe place within walking distance of every child in America. 
 
You can help reach that goal when you purchase Belgian Chocolate Brownies from Fairytale Brownies.  Visit brownies.com, shop for your gourmet brownie gifts, and then add your donation for Kaboom! at checkout. At the end of the year,...
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Order a Cookie Delivery for National Cookie Month!

October is National Cookie Month! Grab a tall glass of milk and a plate of cookies, and indulge! Everyone loves Fairytale Brownie's Belgian chocolate brownies, but have you tried our moist and chewy gourmet cookies? If you haven't, October is the time to do so! 
 
Our soft chewy cookies come in six mouth-watering flavors: 
  • Toffe Chocolate Chip
  • Caramel Pecan
  • Double Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coconut Walnut
  • Mint Chocolate
 
Shop for cookie gifts online at brownies.com. If you are just trying to get a cookie fix, I recommend the Fairytale Cookie 16. It is a great sampling of all our delicious cookie flavors. We also have great brownie and cookie combination gift baskets to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. So order a cookie delivery in time for October to celebrate National Cookie Month. 
 
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