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Peppermint Coconut Fudge Recipe

This festive fudge recipe is sure to delight your guests.

Peppermint Coconut Fudge
3 cups of white chocolate chips 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 tbsp Nielsen-Massey Peppermint Extract 1 cup crushed peppermint candy 1 cup of shredded coconut

You will need a square tin or baking pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.  Set pan aside.
Combine white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a pot and cook over low heat, stirring until chips are melted smooth. 
Remove from heat
 Add 1 tbsp of Nielsen-Massey Peppermint Extract and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into square baking pan.
Spread crushed peppermints over top
Spread shredded coconut over top.

Place in refrigerator for 3 hours.
Serving Suggestions
This simple recipe is so delicious and pretty. The added coconut adds a nice texture and feeling of Christmas snow to the fudge.
This makes a great gift.  If giving individual pieces as gifts, I recommend to place the piece on a piece of parchment…

How Your Logo Design Can Impact Your Business

Having a blog or a business takes a lot of hard work and effort.  We know that the 3 rules of running a successful business are location, location, location.  So, lets assume that you've picked out the perfect location.  Now the next step would be how to market your service or your product.
For starters, you want to make a good first impression with an attention grabber, such as your business logo. A lot of thought has to go into your logo because it is going to be the storefront of who you are, what you do and what you represent.
Your potential clients should be able to look at your logo and know exactly what you are selling or what you are trying to convey.  Things as simple as the color of your logo can make a huge impact on how consumers view your business or product.  If you are trying to convey a relaxed tone, you aren't going to have a vibrant colored logo.  The font is important too.  These little  components add up to one big outcome.  Before you take the step of des…

Fill Your Holiday Stockings with Palmer Chocolates

I can remember getting Palmer chocolates in my Christmas stocking when I was a little girl.  I use to get so excited seeing the pretty, foil wrapped bells, balls and Christmas characters.  I still get a smile on my face every time I see the Palmer logo.  It brings back so many great memories to me.
As my son was growing up, Santa often filled his stocking with Palmer confections.  Some of his favorites were the fudge bells, peanut butter cups and foil wrapped Santas.

This year, Palmer Chocolates has a wonderful assortment of chocolates that I think you will love.  They are reasonably priced and perfectly wrapped for gift giving, stocking stuffing and serving guests.    They include:

Stocking Puppies:Foiled in life-like Golden Retriever and Dalmatian graphics, the adorable puppies are the perfect stocking stuffer. 3.5 oz. Hollow milk chocolate - SRP: $3.00.

I love these stocking puppies, they are beautifully illustrated and wrapped.  They make great gifts, display pieces and snuggle adorab…

Beautiful Silk Plants Add the Perfect Touch to Your Home

Museum Trees has beautiful realistic plants and trees for your home.  I was recently asked to review a silk plant in my home from Silk Plants Direct.   The decision was so hard, because all of the plants and trees are so nice and I couldn't decide what to choose.  I decided to pick out a potted 3 ft  outdoor cedar pine tree that I could use to decorate my home for the holidays.

I was so excited when I received my order.  It was nicely boxed and ready to display right out of the box.

I like using artificial trees and plants around the home because to me they are easy to care for, require no maintenance and look real.  They also had a beautiful touch to my home.  I do not have  a green thumb at all and have always had bad luck with real plants.  Now, I can have plants in my home that will last.
My plant came nicely boxed and ready to display.

It looks so real!  I had to touch it to make sure it wasn't!

Look at the details on it!  It is so lifelike!

For the Christmas season, I de…

Get Organized In the New Year

The new year is upon us and if you are like me, you are starting to compile a list of New Year resolutions.
One of the main resolutions that I have is to get organized.  I have my little junk drawers and baskets around that house that I use to throw things in that I can't get to right away, and they seem to be spiraling out of control.  This year, I am going to make an attempt to get that all in order and keep myself more organized.
Songmics is a company that makes items to help keep you organized in style!  Their assortment of  organizing products for the home is impressive.
You can check out the Amazon store and see all of the wonderful products they make.

One product that I particularly like is this Makeup Train Case.  This product was sent to me by Songmics to review and I love it.
It is substantial in size and can hold a lot of cosmetics.  It is deep enough to hold your foundations bottles upright.  There are organizing pockets, a tray and a large mirror to help get you organ…

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge - US

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In need of some extra spending power as for your holiday shopping? Swagbucks is holding a Santa's Li'l Helpers Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!  If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, December 11th until 12pm PT on Friday, December 15th.

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 1. Click hereto join the challenge and be assigned to a team. 2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks. 3. Check bac…

Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Green Monday Sale!

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You can earn money while saving it during Green Monday! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back- 2x or more -at a number of different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home! 

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!  

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! 

As a special bonus, if yousign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! Thi…

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Are you following Chatty Patty's Place on Facebook? Check out my Facebook page for your chance to win a $25 Amazon GC!
Giveaway ends 12/20.

Holiday Humor

I thought I would lighten some of the holiday stress out there, so I searched around for some of the funniest holiday humor and memes I could find.   I hope you enjoy it!

What did the gingerbread man put on his bed? A cookie sheet.
Christmas is just plain weird. What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree in your living room eating candy and snacks out of your socks?

What does a snowman like to eat for breakfast? Frosted Flakes

It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list.

Winter Is Coming Giveaway Event - Win a Comfort Zone Luxury Bedding Bundle! Ends 12/21

Welcome to The Winter Is Coming Giveaway Event Hosts: The Kids Did It and  The Mommy Island
Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs and enter all of their giveaways.
My giveaway is the gift of comfort.
This prize of Luxurious Bedding, is being sponsored by the Comfort Zone.   Please be sure to visit them on Amazon and Facebook, and check out all of their luxurious bedding and home items.  To enter to win this fabulous prize package, enter using the Rafflecopter form below!  Once you have entered my giveaway, be sure to visit all of the other blogs on the linky below and enter to win their prizes! Good luck!
(1) Lucky Winner will win (one) of each prize listed below!!

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There will be one winner on my blog of the prizes listed above. This giveaway ends 12/21/17

Enter to win more prizes on the links below!

Click on each blog title below to enter another great giveaway! 
Don't miss the Grand Prize Giveaways at The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It!
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