Courtney’s Top 10 Gifts for the Holidays!

Top 10 Holiday Gifts by Courtney Whitmore of | MUST SEE!

1. Livescribe's Sky wifi smartpen: I was thrilled to test out this new product and ya'll, it's a winner! Perfect for the techie in your life, this pen has revolutionized my note-taking and drawings. I spend countless hours doodling ideas on notepads in waiting rooms, parking lots, airports, conferences, etc. and now we have a way to digitize those ideas and keep them organized (organization is my … { Continue Reading }

My trip to the Hershey’s HQ!

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Hershey Test Kitchens
Hershey Create Your Own Candy Bar

You might have seen my tweets + instagrams a couple of weeks ago about my trip to HERSHEY'S HEADQUARTERS. Yes, it was as sweet as you can imagine. Yes, there is chocolate everywhere. Heaven, really. I was so lucky to be asked along with 11 other bloggers to be a part of the "baker's dozen" for Hershey's. We are showcased here on the Hershey's Kitchen website! My trip started off with time at … { Continue Reading }

My 2012 Holiday Card from Minted!

Back of Holiday Card
Minted Holiday Cards! - Tag Style!
Minted Holiday Cards by Pizzazzerie

This year, I partnered up Minted to design my holiday card (remember their darling party line I shared a couple of weeks ago?). This was super easy since every single one of their designs is FABULOUS. The hardest part was picking one! I knew I wanted a "tag-style" because any reason to add ribbon to anything is a 'yes' in my book. However, it means another decision SO I need your … { Continue Reading }

The sweet project I designed for TARGET!

target toffee by pizzazzerie's courtney whitmore
Pizzazzerie's Courtney Dial Whitmore for Target

I am so excited that my project for Target (yes, TARGET!) is live on their online magazine - A Bullseye View! When I found out that I would get to design something sweet for TARGET, I about died. So, to see it live on their beautiful online magazine just has me on cloud 9!! I have to say - seeing Pizzazzerie up there for Target has a nice ring to it, don't ya think?! Woohoo! This was such a sweet … { Continue Reading }

3 Bloggers who Influence Me + BlogFrog!

amanda green bottoms
jenn sbranti
cindy hopper

Today's post is a wee bit different. I get asked a lot how to grow your blog and help make it a full-time job instead of a part-time hobby. Well, one of the first online communities I found (through some random clicking off of another blog) was BlogFrog! I've had the pleasure of meeting many of their team members at various conferences, and they have grown quite a bit (a new NYC office!). If … { Continue Reading }

Michael’s Blogger Event: Pics + Details!

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When Michael's Stores asked if I wanted to travel to Dallas to meet their team, craft some fun projects, and see upcoming products/trends, etc...I yelled "YESSS". Of course I would love to! I have been working with Michael's on styling their products (see my back-to-school + tailgate projects here) so I was thrilled to head out west to meet their team! We started crafting right out of the gate! Jo … { Continue Reading } seeking Web Marketing + Design Intern!

intern at pizzazzerie

Hi Friends! Join our fabulous team... If you love reading blogs, designing collage + style boards, pinning away fabulous party ideas, have experience with Photoshop and/or Wordpress...then you might be a fab fit for interning with one of the top party + entertaining blogs on the web! This job will include: - Assisting with web editing + blog styling - Blog content + creation - Social Media … { Continue Reading }

When in doubt, just add GLITTER!

glitter clothespins
scalloped glitter garland
glitter printable quote card

This is a short one because I'm currently at the Michael's Blogger Event in Dallas, TX {look for a longer post on this extravaganza later!} but needless to say, there has been no shortage of discussions revolving around GLITTER while here... so I thought I'd share a few glitterific photos to add a little sparkle to your day.. This cute glitter quote is available as a free download here! Print … { Continue Reading }

{Announcement} Candy Making For Kids Online Book Tour!

candy making for kids
candy making box
courtney whitmore candy making for kids

I am soooooo excited to announce the online book tour for CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's my second book and one that I know many of you with kids will just love love LOVE! This go round, I'm taking the book tour ONLINE (but yes, you can STILL get a signed copy... read on..)...Yesterday, online book tour kicked off at the always-fabulous HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS (hop on by to enter to win + see … { Continue Reading }

Taste of Home’s “Mrs. Holiday” Search!

courtney whitmore for taste of home magazine
courtney whitmore for taste of home magazine
mrs holiday

So today I traveled down to Nashville's News Channel 5 to help spread the word about Taste of Home Magazine's search for a spokesperson and then headed to my own audition. It's a quick 2 minute video where I chose a holiday and shared a recipe. I chose New Year's Eve (it's often a forgotten holiday and I think it needed more love) and a dark chocolate cake + champagne buttercream recipe. I got … { Continue Reading }