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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guest Post with Scraps and Scribbles Plus A Giveaway!

Today, I will be swapping blogs and guest posting over at Scraps and Scribbles!  Come by and see what I've been up to and check out Courtney's great blog!

Hello Freckled Bug readers! I'm so happy to be visiting Andrea's awesome blog today.

I'm Courtney, author of Scraps and Scribbles. That's me with my goofball brother. I'm wife to my hunka-hunka hubby and a stay-at-home mom to one busy little 20-month-old boy. When I' not chasing after him, I love making beautiful things-be it crafts, food or photographs. I'm a bit of a fashion and make-up junkie-I just can't get enough of either! I started Scraps and Scribbles as the resting place for my projects and thoughts. Here are some of my projects:

Picture frame turned earring organizer

Scrabble tile pendant necklaces (I sell these in my Etsy shop)

Use your old mismatched silverware to make garden markers

This has to be my favorite-my Anthro-inspired Ruffle Tee
Today I'm going to share with you a delicious and easy cupcake recipe. It was one of my favorites as a little girl. Here we go!

Surprise Cupcakes

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar


1 egg, unbeaten
1 cup chocolate chips
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all cupcake ingredients together and blend until smooth. In a separate bowl, blend filling ingredients together. Line or spray a muffin tray.

Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with cupcake batter,

drop in a large spoonful of filling

and cover with a spoonful of cupcake batter. Bake for 25 minutes. This recipe makes 24 cupcakes. Or you can do them in a mini muffin pan for parties!

And there you have it-a simple, delish desert! Thanks so much for letting me visit today, Andrea!! I hope you all come by Scraps and Scribbles to say hi! I'd love to meet you!

Courtney has graciously offered one of her super cute rag bracelets as a giveaway to one of my readers!

Here's how to enter the giveaway:

1. Go and visit Courtney's Etsy shop and come back and leave a comment to tell me your favorite item.
2.  Be a follower of The Freckled Bug.
3.  Be a follower of Scraps and Scribbles.

There are three chances for entry.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
The giveaway will remain open until Monday, August 16 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday!
(winner will be chosen randomly!)

Thank you Courtney, for stopping by for a visit!  I must go make those cupcakes now!!


Andrea said...

Great to meet you, Courtney. You want believe this, but my name is Andrea and my sisters name is Courtney!


Courtney @ Scraps and Scribbles said...

Thanks so much for letting me visit today, Andrea! I had a blast!

myletterstoemily said...

courtney: you're a doll and i love your
gorgeous creations! my family will
enjoy the surprise cupcakes.

andrea: what a small world! and sunday's
debut has totally let the cat out of the bag
for my blog. i didn't really want anyone to
know, but you choose your kids over yourself!

maybe we can keep this between you, your
husband, and me!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I went and checked out the shop and I love verything but I think my fav. is the Earring organizer.

Anonymous said...

Already a follower of The Freckled Bug!!

Anonymous said...

I am now following Scraps and Scribbles.

Christina Lee said...

Awesome-- you had me at cream cheese (for the cupcakes)! Off to check out your blog!

Megan said...

Those lime green studs are calling my name over at s&s!

ps - I may be headed to Boston in the Spring so Mike's is officially on my To Do list, thanks!

Megan said...

Also, I'm now a follower :)

Can't wait to make those cupcakes!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I looooooove that earring organizer idea!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Those cupcakes look amazing! I'm totally trying those :)

Kitty Deschanel said...

I'm a follower (but am I too late to enter?)

Kitty Deschanel said...

Oh, and my favorite item is the vintage white party dress. So pretty! :)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I'm a proud "The Freckled Bug" follower!