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Summer Party Favorite: Peanut Butter Bars

10 Jul

This weekend I have two parties to attend and was asked to bring a dessert.  When it’s summer, I always fall back on my Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars.  This recipe was handed down to me years ago and has been a favorite ever since.  People always ask me “Are you bringing your peanut butter bars?”  I could probably make them in my sleep (although I’d rather not).  I thought I’d share the recipe so you, too, can be the hit at your next Summer BBQ or get together.  If you make them, let me know how everyone liked (or LOVED) them!

75648_977Dorothy Congdon’s Peanut Butter Bars

3 c. graham cracker crumbs

1 stick butter, melted

2 c. powdered sugar

18 oz. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

Frosting:

1 (12 oz) pkg. milk chocolate chips

1 stick butter, melted

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter in a bowl until moist.  Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Heat butter and chocolate chips until melted.  Pour on top and smooth with a knife.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Cut into squares and serve.  *You can substitute margarine for butter and use semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Jennifer

The Stationery Studio Gives Back to Community this Holiday

9 Dec

I love this time of year.  The decorations, making cookies, buying presents for loved ones.  But I think more than anything, I really enjoy giving back.  I am happy to work at a company that feels the same way and truly reached out to it’s community this year.   The Stationery Studio gave back this holiday season by hosting a coat drive and helping their local food bank.  The coat drive was run through One Warm Coat and benefited JOURNEYS.  The Stationery Studio donated money to the Vernon Township Food Pantry to help those in need in their community.

“We wanted to help those in our community,” said The Stationery Studio owner and President Marc Redman.  “Hosting the coat drive and helping our local food pantry help those who live where we live and work.”  Over 300 coats were collected through the coat drive and came at the perfect time since the weather in the Chicago area is starting to drop.

 

FoodBank

Renee and Marc Redman, owners of The Stationery Studio, hand a check to William Peterson, Vernon Township Supervisor.

 

The Vernon Township Food Pantry said the money donated helps to provide for over 140 families who are in need.  William Peterson, Vernon Township Supervisor, was there to accept the donation from The Stationery Studio owners Marc and Renee Redman.  “We truly appreciate this monetary donation,” said Peterson.  “We were able to help all the families in the area this year.”

xoxo

Jennifer

Great reasons to STICK with this surprising Bestseller!

11 Aug

Our personalized Post-It® notes are some of our biggest sellers here at The Stationery Studio! When I did some digging to find out why they are so popular, I was impressed with all the creative uses our customers have come up with for them!  I thought I would share some of these great uses with you:

  • Excellent gift for Doctors and nurses.  They are helpful on the job!Tessa Post-it® Notes
  • Teachers love them and they’re great for their desk.An Apple a Day Post-it® Notes
  • Great gift idea for friends – they make great bookmarks, reminders, shopping lists, etc.Sprightly Chevron Post-it® Notes Ensemble
  • A hostess gift.  They’re personalized so they make a great impression!Redman Post-it® Pack
  • They are gender neutral so they make a great gift for men or women.Marshall Post-it® Pack
  • Teens love them.  They can share notes, use them for homework or in their binders.Retro Mod Sticky Note Cube
  • Have a child with special needs?  Post-It® notes are great ways to remind your child of their basic responsibilities.Smart Little Owl Post-it® Notes

We’d love to hear your uses for our personalized Post-It® notes!  Leave your feedback on our blog or follow us on twitter (@StudioNotes) and chat with us there!

xoxo

Jennifer