March 28, 2015

Envelope Punch Board

The envelope punch board by We R Memory Keepers is a great way to make odd sized envelopes or coordinating envelopes. For a traditional A2 card, 4.5x5.5 inches, you start with a 8 1/8 square piece of paper. The score line would begin at 3 3/4 on the upper left. 

Then, punch the paper and score using the enclosed tool. You will then rotate the paper 90 degrees and repeat until all 4 sides are complete. 

Them, using the reverse punch, round all the 4 corners. 

Gold along the scored lines and I chose to put the pattern inside. 

Glue the two side pieces and gold creating the envelope. 

You can purchase envelope glue or just use any adhesive to secure the envelope. 

It's a great tool to use up your paper stacks to coordinate with your cards or use your ugly paper. 

If you are making 3.5x3.5 cards, you can use 6x6 paper stacks without trimming. It also works with an 8x8 paper stack for 3.5x6 cards. Regardless of your card size, you can create a coordinating card. 

The size chart is printed right on the tool.

A great use for your paper stash. 

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March 24, 2015

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

I got some raves on these babies! They're crazy tasty and you can either add young living peppermint or orange essential oils.  Make sure you're not skimping on the quality and only use Young Living essential oils! 

Also, check the bottle because Young Living states if it's dietary and many other brands are not GRAS aka digestible! 

Now, on to the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies! 


  • 1 box brownie mix 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 8 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oils (or 8 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oils)
  • 1 cup Nestle Toll House SemiSweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserve for coating dough balls)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place brownie mix, flour, eggs, butter and peppermint oil in glass mixing bowl. Stir until blended. (Dough will be uber stiff.) Fold in chocolate chips. 
  3. Place powdered sugar in separate bowl. For each cookie, scoop 1 rounded tablespoon dough and place in powdered sugar.  Note: I use those little Mellon ball type scoopers that look like an ice cream scoop.  Roll dough gently into balls, coating thoroughly with powdered sugar.
    Place 2 inches apart on to a pizza stone or on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 11-13 minutes, or until they are just barely set (do not over bake). You don't want hard cookies like biscotti to dip in your coffee or hot chocolate! Or maybe you do? Carefully, move them to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  5. Store in a covered container. If they get too dry and hard, put a piece of bread in the container to soften overnight. 

    I also have a private group on Facebook that has more recipes and discusses the Young Living Essential Oils.  If you do not already have someone that you purchase the oils through nor a Young Living account currently, pleaseClick here to email me and ask to be added to the group! 

    Peppermint is an oil that is included in the Premium Starter Kit or available in a single 15 ml bottle through me.

    Here's the link: to order a kit, If you need help, I can help you with any questions and signup. Choose wholesale account to purchase the kit. 

    You can also order the bottles separately through me too, although the kit is the best deal at approximately 50% off.  Please email me. 

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