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What January Diet??

I get it, it’s January, it’s miserable, Christmas has taken its toll and you want to feel healthy again. I’m in exactly the same boat and have finally rejoined a gym!!! And I’ve actually been more than once too.

There’s nothing better than knowing you have eaten well, exercised and completed your skincare regime (I have genuinely managed this every day since Christmas after Adam bought me some swanky body shop bits) but after a while, chicken, kale and quinoa gets pretty boring. And that’s where we come in!

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed some seriously decadent goodies coming out of the kitchen. All this exercise has given me a new lease of life and I’m soooo ready to get creative again in the kitchen. I’ll still be sticking to mainly brownies and cookies (I’m still traumatised from pregnant cake making) but be prepared for all sorts of naughtiness!

It’s over and out for now, but another of my resolutions is to keep up with the blog, and potentially get some recipes out there to you guys too!

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Just like that …

And just like that, life can change! If someone had told me this time last year, that I would be the proud owner of a hungry 5 month old, I would have laughed and questioned your sanity, yet here we are, a happy family getting ready for our first Christmas together.

I am so grateful to you all for your kind messages after James made his entry into the world rather early. It meant cancelled orders and missed weddings but every single customer was so understanding and I cannot thank you all enough. It made such a stressful time so much easier.

That being said, the big C word is looming, and its time for the brownie box team to get our arses into gear so that we can supply you all with the very best brownie goodness.

You’re last chance to order for Christmas Delivery or Collection is 10/12. This will give us time to prepare all of your orders and get them to the post office before the final delivery date!

Once again, thank you so much for your continued support :).

Emily xx

 

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Where has 2018 gone?!?!?!

As I am sitting her on a freezing cold Sunday afternoon binge watching old GBBO episodes, I’m finding it impossible to believe that we are nearing the end of April already. This year is flying by, which is slightly scary considering everything that needs to be done before my little pudding arrives at the end of summer.

The turn of the seasons does mean that I am back on the food and craft market circuit again for this summer, albeit on a slightly smaller scale than last year so that I don’t keel over. You can find us next week in my home town of Coventry, taking part in the annual Earlsdon Festival on 07/05, which is looking set to be a sunny day filled with food, entertainment and activities for all tastes and ages :).

Following this, we are at the Millpool in Coventry again for the next May bank holiday on 26/05 taking part in their spring event.

As you may have seen from my social media posts, I am slowing down on celebration cakes for the foreseeable future as I need to focus attention on making any events the best they can possibly be. (Plus, my belly is getting bigger and bigger, meaning I cant reach to decorate the cakes anymore!) Please still send any enquires over, as I may be able to free up some time, however, taking custom cake orders wont be a priority now until next year.

That’s it from me for now. Thank you all so much for the support at both events and across social media and the website! it means so much that I have so many lovely customers. I will do my best to keep the new products and over the top cakey bits coming for as long as possible :).

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Sometimes life just gets in the way ….

Hi all,

Apologies for my internet silence over the last few months. Blogging and social media isn’t really my forté and I have to really work hard to keep up with everything as well as running the business side and baking side of the Brownie Box.

2018 has been a very interesting year so far, with lots of changes both in the business and personally. The brownie box is now back to being a 1 man band for now, with the majority of orders being taken via this fabulous website designed by Mellow Digital which I am finally getting to grips with. This is still a work in progress, and I am happy to take any suggestions on board for improvements. Please email them over. Sometimes it’s hard from his side of the checkout to see issues that you guys may have when navigating and ordering.

On a personal level, the last 3 months have been really difficult for me, as you may have noticed from the social pages being quiet and a slow down in workload. Although a lot of my lovely customers who I have seen have already heard the news, I am now cooking my very own little cupcake, due at the end of summer, and my goodness it is hard work!

Anyone who tells you pregnancy is a dream is fibbing! the first few months are a blur of Netflix, emotional breakdowns and crisps, but we are out of the other end now, and it is going to be so worth the exhaustion when our little bundle of joy arrives :).

Baby brain has well and truly set in, so please bear with me over the next 6 months while I have to retrieve my car keys from the fridge, set reminders on my phone about why I have had to go upstairs and completely forget your names or the flavours I’m reeling off at an open house (this happened last week several times and you were all wonderfully patient!).

I’ll be working for as long as I can until baby arrives but will of course keep you all posted in the meantime ):.

Emily xx

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Welcome to 2018!

Welcome to 2018!

I can’t believe I am sat here writing this already. 2017 seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye and there’s so much going on at brownie box HQ, its hard to keep track of the days!

If you are following me on Facebook & Insta, you may already be aware of some of the changes such as moving all retail and enquiries onto the website from February onwards, as well as an increase in markets and pop-up shops :). I will also be upping my wholesale over the next few months. Keep an eye out for new stockists locally.

After the madness of Christmas, I have decided that preparation is key for this year. All of the farmers markets are booked in, and there will be a twice monthly open house starting in February, which we can hopefully take into the garden weather permitting.

My orders for valentines day are now open. Click on the link below to go to the valentines shop :).

http://www.thebrownieboxbyemily.com/products/valentines-day-cupcakes

Thank you all for your continued support and custom. It means the world to me, and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

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Bromsgrove Christmas Market

On Sunday 10th December, we will be back out at Bromsgrove Christmas Market. Cookie dough is back on the menu! Plus a whole host of your absolute favourites!

Pop by and see us. We will also have our vouchers handy for anyone looking for a last minute Christmas gift.

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FarGo Night Market

This evening (Fri 8th Dec) we are taking part in the second FarGo Village Night Market. Located in the market hall, this event looks set to be as busy as the opening show, with entertainment from a choir, singers and performers throughout the evening.

Yours truly will have a stall filled with brownies, chocolate scotch eggs and cookies from 5pm til 10pm.

Pop by for your chance to grab some goodies, as well vouchers to give to a loved on for Christmas!

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The Team!

As most of you that follow me on the social media pages are aware, The Brownie Box has undergone a lot of expansion over the last 12 months, culminating in the recruitment of an apprentice in Keeleigh back in August.

This was a huge step in both personal and professional development for both myself (I am a huge control freak) and for keeleigh who wanted to pursue a career in something that would appreciate her creativity!!

Fast forward 4 months, and Keeleigh has learnt the basics of how we work as a company, as well as some seriously good skills in the kitchen which truly shone when she cooked up a storm for my 25th birthday last month.

I seriously cannot wait to see how we can progress as a team; keep your eyes peeled for some keeleigh specials (her shortbread is to die for) over the next few months.