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In the Mix #2


Ahahahaha well so much for the weekly idea! I am still going to shoot for making In The Mix a weekly thing, even if it only happens once a month. 😀

In the mix is a weekly comp of crafts, recipes, videos, articles that I like and would like to share with you. Without further ado, here are my picks for this week:

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Networking Event – Girls Lunch Out

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I’ve been doing this business now for almost 7 yrs (wow really??) and I honestly would not be where I am now if not for social media. If you are a fellow small business owner, blogger, entrepreneur, I cannot stress how important it is to attend networking events. Especially ones that connect you face-to-face with the people who support you online. I attended an event called Girls Lunch Out Sunday at Maggianos in Costa Mesa.

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In The Mix #1


Since Facebook is being a pill about letting folks, who’ve liked my page, actually SEE what I post I thought I’d start doing a weekly “in the mix” of crafts, recipes, videos, articles that I like and would like to share with you.

Hopefully I’ll stick with this long enough to make it a weekly thing. 🙂

Without further ado, here are my picks this week:

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Pink, Black and White Baby Shower

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One of my life long friends is having baby #3 at the end of this month. Her sister and I decided to throw her a baby sprinkle. Just a few friends and some necessary gifts, like diapers, wet bags, etc. It’s her 3rd girl so she is all set in every other department. But we still wanted to get together to celebrate her and the new baby. A baby sprinkle was the perfect way to do that. Read more

Operation Shower Sweet Surprises


Earlier this month, I had the honor of volunteering for the spring Operation Shower & Babies R Us event at Universal Studios Hollywood called Sweet Surprises. It was guest hosted by celebrity Heidi Klum, who carries a line at Babies R Us called Truly Scrumptious.

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Gluten free Granola Recipe

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Earlier this week, I posted a picture on Facebook of granola I was making and a few people asked for a recipe so here it is. I’ve been making this granola for years. I was looking for a good crunchy granola that would also create chunks. I love chunky granola. I tried many many recipes and ended up mixing up a few, added my own bits and came up with this one. It’s really accommodating. You could even make this nut free by using sunflower butter instead of almond butter and omitting the almonds. Read more

You’re Invited to #UnwrapWonder this season at C. Wonder!

My friend Sharon, from Cupcakes & Cutlery, is hosting a fun event at C. Wonder Fashion Island on December 12 and I’d love for you to be there!  Come enjoy sweet treats and get holiday shopping done.  C. Wonder is extending a 30% discount off your purchases and will donate 10% of all the proceeds from the party to Operation Shower. Woo hoo! And there will be giveaways! Sharon will also be sharing her gift picks to give gift inspiration and there will be C. Wonder stylists available to help you find gifts for even the hardest to shop.

New Website Launched!


Right before Thanksgiving, we launched a new look for Meringue Bake Shop online. We got rid of the heavy pink and blue look and have opted for something more natural. If you haven’t visited our site in a while, come on over, take a look and let me know what you think! Our new site has also been optimized for your smartphone, tablet and desktop.

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Monster Cookies for Halloween


Happy Halloween! This year I made Monster Cookies for all my coworkers. I love these cookies on their own but I spookified them by using Fall M&Ms, chocolate and orange chips from Nestle, a handful of sprinkle confetti and a handful of halloween themed sprinkles. And I topped each one with one eyeball. Ooooooooo spooky!

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Recipe: Coconut Custard Pie on A Fabulous Fete


Lauren, of A Fabulous Fete, was going on vacation and asked if I would do a guest post for her. I happily obliged and put together this Coconut Custard Pie that forms it’s own crust. Hallelujah! I have an ongoing rival with pie crust. So when I heard there was a pie out there that would form it’s own crust, I got to recipe testing and tweaking to come up with the one I shared over on A Fabulous Fete.

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