I have a journalism background so I'm naturally "nosy." I make it a point to know as much as I can about all things Fairytale Brownies, so if you have any questions, just ask!
Happy 112th birthday, to my favorite author from childhood, Dr. Seuss!
Although Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away in 1991, his books remain a part of children's lives today. I don't think there is an adult alive who doesn't smile when thinking about the Cat in the Hat, Horton, or the Grinch, Here's a Fairytale birthday wish dedicated Dr. Seuss (never as good as the master, of course!).
If I had Dr. Seuss' address, I'd send him a gourmet chocolate gift
that would surely give him a much-needed lift.
Fudge brownies, gourmet brownies, care packages of pure enchantment.
He would open the box and wonder from who on earth this gift was sent.
Then he'd taste a brownie, or two, or more,
and wonder why he never heard of Fairytale before.
He'll jump with delight, he'll smile a giant smile.
Fairytale Brownies will put the "happy" back in birthday - a feeling not felt in awhile.
As he licks his fingers and finishes every last crumb,
he'll say, "These are the best brownies! How can I get more to come?"
I can't believe that 10 years ago last month, we had our groundbreaking ceremony to begin building the Fairytale Brownies Bakery in Phoenix.
As with all groundbreakings, we began with fresh dirt and a few shovels.
Of course, just to be a little bit different, OUR shovels had to be painted Fairytale purple.
Fairytale Brownies co-founders Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz, along with our team leaders and special VIPs took turns turning the soil for the photographer.
Fairytale team members, family and other invited guests enjoyed a light breakfast with Eileen and David before ending the celebration with a toast - with brownies and milk.
It was a Fairytale morning.
Looking for a party giveaway that also can be used as a decoration or table favor at your next Halloween get together?
You have some adorable Silly Brownie Spiders to creep all over the place.
Here is what you will need:
1 bulk package of Magic Morsel Fairytale Brownies (36), any flavor (we used Original).
Black pipe cleaners
Double-sided tape and regular tape
Step 1: To create the spider's legs, take 3 pipe cleaners, spread them like a star, and tape them to the back of the Magic Morsel package.
Step 2: Hold the outer end of each pipe cleaner "leg" down with two fingers of one hand. Using your other hand, bend the rest of the pipe cleaner towards your fingers to create "knees." Repeat with each pipe cleaner.
Step 3: You will notice that our spider only has six legs. We did that on purpose. The Magic Morsel...Read More
I experienced my first Fairytale Brownie 10 years ago this month. I had just interviewed for my position here and was told I could choose any flavor brownie to take with me. Although there were 12 flavors screaming my name, creamy Peanut Butter shouted the loudest.
I was going to wait until I got home at the end of the day to share the giant 3" x 3" dark chocolate square with my husband and children. But as I headed to work from the interview, that Peanut Butter brownie was too tempting to be ignored. I didn't just take a bite... I ate the whole thing! I told myself that I was conducting market research. Then I reasoned that the brownie was breakfast. Then I accepted facts: The fudge brownie was heavenly, and I was hooked.
Although we will be retiring our Peanut Butter Brownie and Peanut...Read More
As America celebrates Independence Day on July 4, small businesses around the country will celebrate "Independents Week" from Saturday through July 5.
Fairytale Brownies is proud to be a part of Local First Arizona's celebration of Independents Week. Customers will receive a 20% discount on purchases made at the Fairytale Bakery when they show their Golden Coupon from Local First Arizona; or use the code LOCAL20 at checkout when ordering brownie gifts online. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.
The Fairytale Bakery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 4610 E. Cotton Center Blvd. Ste. 100, Phoenix (46th Street and Broadway).
Of course, you can shop our web site - brownies.com - any time.
There are a number of local businesses participating in Independents Week with a variety of offers, but the Golden Coupon is key to receiving your discount. Don't forget to print it out (or at least have it on your smart phone to show) to...Read More
Our Moms taught us the importance of the thank-you note - heartfelt gratitude for kindness shown. It's just good manners.
When it comes to business, thank-you notes are a must - especially when a customer or client refers your business. They are paying you the ultimate compliment. They value your service, trust you and your product, and have confidence in your abilities.
Why not express your gratitude for their referral with a little more than just a thank-you note?
I recommend a food gift like gourmet brownies from Fairytale Brownies. Think about it. You can't go wrong with a food gift because everyone eats! If you discover your recipient doesn't care for fudge brownies, send chewy cookies or buttery bars instead.
Referrals are strong business builders. When a client or customer tells their friend about your awesome service or product, they not only are advertising for you, they're building your reputation as a trusted and valued business.
The clients don't have to say a word about your...Read More
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. - Author Unknown
We all have at least one teacher in our lives who holds a special place. Maybe he took the extra time to explain calculus so you wouldn't fail math class; maybe her sense of humor made you forget you were learning; maybe he challenged you with difficult exams so you would reach deep within and know how to produce more when needed.
We celebrate those wonderful influencers during the first week of May for Teacher Appreciation Week. Flowers, crafts, gift cards, poems, and coffee mugs are just some of gifts we give to those who inspire and motivate. I may be partial, but I think food gifts - specifically gourmet brownie gifts - are the best way to show your appreciation.
Fairytale Brownies offers elegant favor boxes filled with your choice of three sizes of individually wrapped fudge brownies... a perfect snack while grading papers or for an anytime treat. The box is beautiful, the brownies are...Read More
I remember playing on the swing set in my uncle's yard with my two sisters. Because I was the youngest, I had to use the swing with "safety" seat so I wouldn't fall out. This seat was wooden with a sliding bar that often stuck when you were trying to get in or out of it.
As some children do, my sisters liked to swing as high as they could, and then jump off into the air. Such thrill seekers they were! I wanted to be one, too.
The girls jumped off their swings many times, and as they did, two of the metal poles of the swing set would come out of the ground. Each time I saw this, I would worry that we were going to tip over. My sisters reassured me that EVERY swing set did this... I was such a baby.
Then my sisters took one final swing and one final leap. Of course, the swing set tipped over with me still sitting in my safety seat. I'm sure they were thankful they weren't the ones imprisoned on the ground with an overturned swing set collapsed around them. They were concerned I wasn't hurt....Read More
I began working for the local newspaper during my sophomore year of college. I was majoring in journalism and was so excited to be near REAL reporters. One night at happy hour, a veteran reporter spent a good 30 minutes complaining about his career choice. When he realized I was still in school, he looked me in the eye and said, "Change your major to nursing. Do it now, and you won't regret it."
Although I didn't follow his advice, I don't know if I would have been a good nurse if I HAD changed majors.
Knowing several nurses in my life, I realize they are successful in their chosen field because they have the right qualities for the job.
Good nurses must be empathetic and compassionate; they must be able to handle stress and accept suffering and death; they must communicate well and pay attention to details; and they must be able to switch gears, shifts or procedures at a moment's notice.
Four of us just got back from delivering a van full of Radio Flyer Red Wagons and Tricycles to the children at Sojourner Center in Phoenix.
The squeals of delight from the preschoolers when they saw the trikes and wagons lined up on their playground made my heart skip a beat. Those kids were adorable!
One little 4-year-old boy hopped on a trike and took off around the walkway at full speed. Others took their time and checked out the goods before trying them out. (The adults were delighted as well. We brought fudge brownies for them to share.)
I wish all our team members at Fairytale Brownies could have been with us at the center, but I know they had just as much fun building the toys for the children at our teambuilding event the day before.
During the event, eight Fairytale Brownies teams played games to earn parts to build their tricycles and wagons.They burst balloons on their bellies, caught balls in buckets on their heads, lit up tap lights with thrown bean bags, and found color-coded...Read More