Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces

Elle Decor I’ve really been in a cozy winter mode lately. Are you? As I said during my Christmas house tour, I think it’s all the remodeling going on around here and the cold temperature outside. But whatever it is, I just feel like at the end of every day lately I need to curl up in […]

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Free Printable Calendar

Download and print this Free Printable Monthly Calendar.

As the new year approaches, we always set goals to be more organized in the coming year. We’re helping you guys achieve those same goals with our new Free Printable Calendar. We’ve started using these monthly calendar pages to help us stay organized in our every day lives along with setting long term goals over many months and even the whole year. The black and white modern design of this calendar will look good in any office.

We designed the calendar with a to-do list on the right side to give you space to jot down your list of things that need to be done, but also the goals for your month. Sometimes just writing them down can help you make them happen.

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These calendar pages help us stay organized in our every day lives along with setting long term goals. The black and white modern design of this calendar will look good in any office and help you There's room for a to-do list on the side Monthly calendar. Just print out on white cardstock or regular office paper. I like to print out all 12 months, so I've got my whole year in front of me. We left the days of the month blank, so you guys can use this file for years to come. So all you have to do is download, print and fill in your days. You also have to print out our weekly planner free printable.

Download and print the Free Printable Calendar.

We like to print them out on white card stock, but regular office paper works too. I like to print out all 12 months, so I’ve got my whole year in front of me. We left the days of the month blank, so you guys can use this calendar for years to come. So all you have to do is download, print and fill in your days. Please remember, this calendar is for personal use only.

Another calendar tool we love to use is our free printable weekly planner. The combination of these two calendars keep us organized. We like to leave the weekly planners on our desks, but the monthly calendars can be put up on the wall if that works best for you. You can hang them on the wall with gold binder clips or just tape them up with some cute washi tape.

A lovely and modern Free Printable Monthly Calendar.

A lovely and modern Free Printable Monthly Calendar.

A lovely and modern Free Printable Monthly Calendar.

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Snow Day & Fairytales

Hello lovely friends. When our family first looked at what would eventually become our house here in Seattle a year ago last fall, we had an unspoken inkling in our hearts that someday it just might be a magical little place to live. It may not have exactly looked like the house in my fairytale dreams at the moment, but that didn’t seem to matter. It definitely […]

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The Ultimate Guide: FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags

The Postman’s Knock  (download HERE!) ^ If you are wrapping gifts this weekend, check out a round up of adorable (and free!) printable gift tags we found around the internet. I was thrilled to find so many talented artists had shared their creative gift tags for all of us to enjoy. I’m happy to feature their free printable Christmas gift tags here, so be […]

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Gift Guide – Gifts That Give Back

Give gifts this year that give back – our Gift Guide from social good companies.

This is my absolute favorite Gift Guide to put together each year. It’s always so amazing to see all of the social good companies out there doing such fabulous things to help change the world. We’ve picked out some of our favorite items from these companies that make great gifts. Feel good about your shopping this season with our Gift Guide – Gifts That Give Back. And while you’re on these sites, take the time to read their stories and what drives them to do good… it’s so inspiring! Click on the links below to check out our picks.

Fashionable’s Abera cross body tote

The Citizenry’s Halsten Pitcher

Enrou’s Aqua Maisha Basket

To The Market’s Pillow Cover

To The Market’s Infinity Scarf

Noonday Collection’s Modern Nomad Cape

Tribe Alive’s Maya Overnight Bag

Bird + Stone’s turquoise and gold awali bracelet

Local and Lejos’ Muhanga Nesting Bowl Set

FEED apron

Fashionable’s Mehari Blanket

Little Market Soy Blend Candle

United By Blue’s Copper Monogrammed Mug

 

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

The easiest holiday dessert tradition – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

It’s one of my very favorite times of the year. The snow, the holiday decorations, the Christmas songs… the list is endless. I really love feeling that sense of celebration. It’s the time of year to treat your friends and family and treat yourself – with something sweet!

We’re sharing one of our go-to holiday recipes – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark. It’s so easy to make and you can customize this recipe how ever you want. But we are impartial to the classic chocolate and peppermint combo during the holidays. We teamed up with International Delight today to share our recipe that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee with their peppermint mocha creamer. Of course we top ours off with some whipped cream and crushed candy canes. It’s the season!

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The easiest holiday dessert – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe!

Ingredients:

12 oz. dark chocolate – I used dark chocolate melting chips

6 candy canes, crushed up

Steps:

  1. Put your candy canes in a freezer bag and crush up until your desired size.
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Prepare your double boiler to melt chocolate. Heat water in the bottom of a small pot over the stove. Place glass or heat proof bowl on top and place chocolate in it. Slowly melt chocolate until melted.
  4. Remove glass bowl from pot and set on counter for 5 minutes, stir until smooth.
  5. Pour chocolate on parchment paper and smooth out with spatula to 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Now the fun part! Sprinkle crushed up candy canes (or your toppings you choose) over the chocolate and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 20 minutes and up to an hour until hard.
  7. Pull pan from fridge and break up into bark like pieces!

Some tips when making chocolate bark: it does make a difference in what chocolate you use. I’ve found the melting chips are great, because they are just what you need for the job! Also, if you want this bark to be more minty, feel free to add 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint oil to the chocolate.

It’s such a gorgeous dessert, and so easy to make! It’s the perfect treat to serve guests around the fire with cute mugs full of a fun coffee drink with International Delight’s Peppermint Mocha creamer. Save some of those crushed up candy canes to top the drinks with. It looks so pretty over the whipped cream!

Make this delicious Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark for the holidays. It's the easiest recipe ever!

Make this easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe for the holidays!

Our favorite Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe for the holidays!

Our favorite holiday dessert – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark!

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is not only great to have at home during the holidays, but it also makes the best gift for co-workers, teachers or neighbors. I love to put some in a mason jar with a ribbon around it or a cute to-go container. It’s really the best flavor combination. That’s another reason we loved teaming up with International Delight today, because Peppermint Mocha is one amazing flavor that celebrates the holidays! Peppermint Mocha, Frosted Sugar Cookie, and White Chocolate Raspberry are their flavors of the season.

Our favorite holiday dessert – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark!

Our favorite holiday dessert – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark!

photos by Melissa Fenlon. all rights reserved.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Gift Ideas for Any Home or Hostess

This post is sponsored by Ross Dress for Less Have you completed your Christmas shopping? I’ve been “wrapping up” my Christmas gift shopping over the past week, but I still have a few gifts left on my list. We have so many events to go to this month, it will feel great to have our shopping and […]

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