When in doubt, just add GLITTER!

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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 … { read more }

{Announcement} Candy Making For Kids Online Book Tour!

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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 … { read more }

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

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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 … { read more }

{Get Inspired} Last AH Inspired of 2012!

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You might have heard me mention AH Inspired a couple of times this year! It's a workshop run by the talented Amber Housley on getting INSPIRED to launch or grow your creative business. We held our last session in Tampa in May and it was a huge success (watch a recap video...)! Our last Inspired session of 2012 will be held in Nashville, TN on August 16-17, 2012! There are 2 scholarships up for … { read more }

A peek inside my 2nd book – Candy Making For Kids!

seashell pearls in candy making for kids
candy making for kids by courtney dial whitmore

Guess what releases August 1st? CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's such a fun little book for kids, and it makes the perfect gift! It's a creative and fun book full of easy-to-follow candy recipes for kids. From traditional favorites such as toffee and fudge to whimsical creations such as candy caterpillars and candy play-dough, kids of all ages will absolutely love these delicious and cute treats. … { read more }

A glimpse into the pre-wedding craziness!

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bridesmaid dresses

Hi, ya'll! Just about two weeks until my wedding! Holy WOWEE! How did it arrive so soon? Whew. Anyway, when I'm not doing Pizzazzerie or other work (or trying to get my new house in some sort of order), I'm full-on wedding mode. Yesterday was meeting with the chapel organist, this evening is hotel gift baskets, tomorrow is getting bridesmaid gift's wrapped. The fun never ends, haha! I asked … { read more }

Speaking at Amber Housley Inspired!


Hi Y'all! Just a pic today! I'm lucky to be speaking at Postcard Inn in St. Pete, FL with Amber Housley Inspired! It is such a passion of mine to speak on social media & the "Pizzazzerie" story! Here is a pic of me & the other speakers! … { read more }

1 Month Until My Wedding + Some Thoughts on It…

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In the past 2 months, I signed on for book #3 + I completed an 8 city nationwide book tour (LA, Phoenix, NYC, Raleigh, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, + Chicago), traveled to Salt Lake City to speak at SNAP Conference, and now I'm gathering my things to head to Tampa to speak through the end of the week. That was among Pizzazzerie + lots of contract design jobs. I love it. I live for sharing my story … { read more }

2 Book Signings Left {DENVER + CHICAGO}

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Oh.my.word! I can't believe there are only TWO book signings left. What a fantastic (exhausting at times but totally worth it) whirlwind this book tour has been! I have hugged so many readers, handed out a billion push-up pops, signed lots of books, and been completely overjoyed by the outpouring of response from you! DENVER, CO Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Push-Up Pops + Courtney Dial! Head … { read more }

Raleigh, NC Push-Up Pops Book Signing!

raleigh signing push-up pops by courtney dial whitmore

Hey Ya'll! I'm headed to my hometown city this week - RALEIGH, NC! I grew up in Raleigh so I'm super thrilled to head back "home" and visit old friends, stay at my Mom's house, and sign at the Daphne's Hallmark in Cameron Village THIS Tuesday at 4:00pm! We'll have free Push-Up Pops to eat and enjoy, free PAM Spray, free Peter Pan Peanut Butter, a huge ConAgra Foods gift basket giveaway, free cute … { read more }