Blonde Brownie

Warning: Blonde Brownies Ahead

Blonde Brownies


Blonde Brownie

Have you been searching for the best Blonde Brownies recipe with no luck? Today is your lucky day because I’m sharing with you the best Blonde Brownies ever.

These Blonde Brownies are the simplicity of any classic bar recipe. The best part is they are very simple to make and taste incredible. 


Cream together


Creaming Brown Sugar and Butter

To get started in my kitchen aid mixer I creamed together 2 Cups of brown sugar, 2/3 cups softened butter. Once that is blended well, add to the sugar and butter mixer 2 slightly beaten eggs (I put my eggs in a plastic cup and break them up with a fork first) and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix all these ingredients together. 


Dry ingredients 


Dry ingredients


In a separate bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 baking soda. Sifting these ingredients will remove any clumps that may be in the baking powder or baking soda. It also helps with making the brownies fluffier. Of course, there is no need to shift this is just my preference.   


All mixed

This is what your batter will look like once all ingredients are mixed together. 


Preparing to bake


Ready to bake 

 Using a 9 x 13 baking dish I spray it with cooking spray. The oven has been preheating to 350- degrees. Once all the ingredients are mixed together I put it into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top of the batter with chocolate chips, use as much as or as little as you want. You can also change it up here and add Mini M & M’s.  The Blonde Brownies will need to bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the brownies.  


Delicious Blonde Brownies 


Golden Brown Blondies


Once the brownies are baked let cool slightly and enjoy along with a nice cold glass of milk.  A quick tip: since these brownies are made with brown sugar they will need to be covered if they are not consumed right away. 

In my opinion, these are the best type of brownies there are. I have asked for these instead of cake for my birthday in the past. And in my house, they don’t last but a couple days so make sure to save one for your self before they are all gone. 


 I warned you they were the best Blonde Brownies around~ Jenny

Command Wall

Mudroom/Closet Makeover

Mudroom Makeover


Mudroom Bench

When we bought our house I was happy that we would have a mudroom with a bench for the kid’s school bags and coats. You come into our mudroom from our garage, and this is the dumping place for the kids when they get home from school. Thankfully it’s normally only us that comes into the house through the mudroom since this bench can get really messy. 

Right before the kids went back to school I decided the mudroom needed to have a little makeover.  I also wanted to paint my command wall with chalkboard paint. 


Painting the chalkboard and Mudroom


Before Command Wall


This is the before picture of my command wall. Everything on this wall was staying except the little chalkboard since the whole wall would be painted with chalkboard paint. 



Taping the chalkboard wall


I started with measuring a straight line on the wall where I wanted the chalk paint to start, then I taped the line. I only wanted this little wall done with chalk paint so that meant I needed to tape the corner of the other wall and the doorway. 

The paint that our builder used in our house was basically a really good primer. So I chose not to use a primer on the walls. It took three coats of chalk paint to get it to look like I wanted it to look. I painted the rest of the mudroom the same color that we used in our half bath


Command Wall


Once all my painting of the mudroom was done, I made sure to prime the chalkboard wall. That was easier than what I thought it would be. All I needed to do was take a piece of white chalk and cover the whole wall with the chalk. Once I did that I then cleaned it a couple times with a wet cloth. 

I then hung my marker calendar board, the pencil holder that is used for the markers, and the clock. My command center is done. 


Home Sign


Roaster Picture


Metal Tin

These last few pictures are the decor that I have hanging in the mudroom. 



Closet Makeover


Closet Before


The closet in the mudroom is for storing the mop, broom, vacuum cleaner, my stockpile of ziplock bags and extra things that have no other place to go. 



Shoe organizer of ziplock bags


I like to stock up on stuff that we use every day so in this closet has been where I keep the extra ziplock bags and aluminum foil. I had it organized with this shoe organizer. Even though the shoe organizer was working it was also taking up room that could be better used for other things. 


Please can I have a shelving unit


Cleaned out closet


After a few months of thinking about what I wanted to be done with this closet,  I came up with it needing a shelving unit. After cleaning everything out of the closet my husband removed the wire shelf and gave the inside a quick coat of paint. Then we were off to Menards.



Shelf Boxes


Designer Image premium organizer in two different sizes is what we came up with to use in the closet. The paint is another project that I have going on. 



Shelves in


Preassembling the units in the other room made it easier for hubby to install the unit. The placement of the shelf was based on where I wanted my vacuum to go and being able to get the vacuum out.  He fastened them to the wall to give them more stability. 


Closet Makeover


Even though we took the wire shelf out. I still wanted a longer shelf for my bread machine to go on and a place for the coolers. The baskets hold all my extra plastic bags and other paper goods, water bottles are easily available and my Instant Pot fits perfect right in the middle. 



Broom hanger


I think the biggest thing that was bugging me about how the closet before. Was that every time I would grab the broom or mop out the other would come out with it. It seemed that I was always fitting with them. 

On the wall next to the vacuum we placed this hanger for the broom and mop. Best idea we made, I love not fitting the broom and mop.  I also have my bag where I store all my plastic bags hanging from a command hook.


Finished Unit

The other side of the unit is for the fire extinguisher, kitty food, and the step stool.  Overall I’m very happy with how the mudroom and closet turned out.  


Chalkboard painting was fun but writing on it is even better~ Jenny

Movie Treat Bag

Easy to make Movie Treat Bags

Do you have a movie night that your hosting and need a treat bag to go along with the movie? I’ll show you how to make these cute bags step by step.



If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you saw that I made cute Elf movie treat bags for my kids last weekend. After I posted the picture of the treat bags a friend asked how I did these. Her daughter had invited friends over (my daughter was one of them) for a Christmas movie night. They were watching Elf so this would be the perfect treat bag to go along with the movie. 



Let’s get started



I found these treat boxes at Party city. I also picked up red ones, you’ll have to head back over to My Creative Manner’s Facebook page to see what I did with them. 




With my daughters help we cut 1-inch strips of yellow paper for the belt. 




As we went we cut each yellow strip of paper to fit both sides of the bags.  




 Mounting squares were used on the back of the yellow paper so it would stick to the bag. 




With my Cricut, I cut out square silhouettes to use for the belt buckle. Then I placed the square into my sticker maker so they would stick on the bag. This was easier to do then using mounting squares or glue. 




I found these embellishments at Micheals to use for buttons. The embellishments already had adhesive on the back of them. 



Filling the bags



We filled the bottom of the bags with green tissue paper. I did this because I wanted what was in the bags to stick out some. 




At the party, the girls are having a hot cocoa bar. I couldn’t find those marshmallows stirrer sticks I had for my kids but was able to find these peppermint sticks. The peppermint sticks weren’t individually wrapped so we placed one peppermint stick into a pretzel bag. 




With the help of the other mom, the treat bags were filled with a ton of candy, hot cocoa mix, and the peppermint stirrers. For the final touch since these are for teenage girls and they love taking selfies. I found these adorable photo props at Dollar Tree. 

I can’t wait to see how the girls like their treat bags. 

Take a look at My Creative Manner’s Facebook page to see the treat bags I did for my younger daughter. 


Enjoy ~ Jenny