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Chocolate Bacon Breakfast Scones Recipe

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Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans are, make sure they involve making these chocolate-y bacon scones for your sweetie, or your friends for GALentine’s day, or heck, for yourself! Because what’s better than salty, sweet, and chocolate? Nothing. That’s what. Plus, the maple glaze on top just really seals the deal. I’ve been a good girl, watching what I eat in preparation for my upcoming wedding next weekend, however, I’ll be sure to save room for one of these bad boys. That’s how good they are! 

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Chocolate Bacon Breakfast Scones Recipe


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 6 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 slices thick bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 large egg

Maple Glaze

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. milk or cream (if needed)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicon mat. In a medium bowl, mix together the bacon pieces, cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add in the butter and mix with your hands of a fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add cream, and egg. Using your hands, mix until the dough just comes together. Add in the bacon pieces and chocolate chunks.

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Cover your work surface in the excess flour, roll out the dough onto the counter and pat the dough into a 6-inch round. Cut into 8 even wedges and place them onto prepared baking sheet lined, leaving about 2 inches between each scone.

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Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the maple glaze ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the scones. Serve once cooled.

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DIY Valentines | Usher Style

It’s my favorite time of year. Do you know why?! I’ll give you one hint – hearts are everywhere! My heart skips a beat when I walk into stores and they are DECKED out in all things pink and red and hearts are flying everywhere. What’s not to love about the Valentine’s season?

For some, hearts are beating a mile a minute with love for their special someone. For others, they are prepping for a girls night out to go see How to Be Single with tons of candy and their best girl friends. You either love it or hate it. It’s either a heart pumping celebration of true L-O-V-E with your sweetie or an ode to the single life.

No matter if you’re single, dating, married or just enjoying life as it is this Valentine’s Day, embrace it! The best way I know how to embrace the joy of crushing is with my main man. Peace up, A-town!

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Every Valentine’s Day calls for showering your besties with goodies. What better way to share the love than with pics of Usher?! Come on now. To create these DIY Valentines Usher Style, all you need is white card stock and you’ll be all set to share the love with all your favorite friends. MAKE YOUR OWN NOW

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This year is the first year I’m celebrating Happy Heart Day with my husband. Yes, that’s right. I have a husband. How crazy is that?! To say our bright, modern wedding was like Valentine’s Day on steroids would not be an overstatement. To see more, check out all the pics from the fab Amy & Jordan Photography.

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For more love inspiration, check out Happy Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day Poppers, and Valentine’s Day Coupon Book.

Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram using #iheartidieh with your DIY Valentines!

Happy Heart Day, loves!

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Edgy Wedding Stationery Featured | Scottsdale, Ariz.

Our hearts did a little pitter-patter and skipped a huge beat this week when we saw this edgy wedding featured on Ruffled! We are beyond honored when our industry friends like Some Like It Classic invite us to parter with them on out of the box styled wedding shoots. This project was no different. With the backdrop of the stunning Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North paired with rich florals from Carte Blanche Floral and voila. You’ll need your stunna shades to capture this one. Brushfire Photography was all over it. We’ll have more details for you in an upcoming blog but for now, enjoy this sneak peek!

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We can’t wait to share more of this edgy wedding stationery! Don’t forget to check back for the full posting later this week. Trust me, you will not want to miss it. Think deep colors, edgy yet romantic fonts and intricate designs. Yes, you heard me. It’s a post you need a little more of in your life.

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If you are in awe of this feature, check these out:

A huge thank you to the entire creative team on this project: Some Like It ClassicFour Seasons Scottsdale at Troon NorthCarte Blanche FloralBrushfire Photography, Heart Sweet Cakes, Classic Party Rentals, Glamour and Woods and La Tavola Fine Linen.

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Top 10 Superbowl 50 Appetizer Ideas

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As heartbroken as I am that the AZ Cardinals did not make it to the Superbowl this year (classic Arizona sports, choking when it counts the most), I am not in the least heartbroken to share with you my top 10 recipes for Superbowl 50 appetizers. I will be spending the big game with a bike ride to a friends house to watch the game, aka stuffing our faces and then riding off the calories on our way back home. I personally love eating a bunch of small plates as a meal. Touching down (football pun) in all of the different food categories from wings, nachos, dips, and meatballs. See below for my favorite items and what I will be bringing to the table this year!

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Chorizo Queso Fundido with Salsa Verde

Everything Pigs in a Blanket

Green Chile Chipotle Pork Nachos

Blackberry Honey Chipotle Wings

Honey BBQ Baked

Buffalo Wing Hummus

Sriracha Chex Mix

Chipotle Sweet Potato Tots

Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatballs

Jello Shots are an appetizer, right?

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Travel Inspired Wedding Stationery | Scottsdale, Ariz.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Maybe the more important question is, who would you go with? Isn’t that what love is all about? True love, the kind where you still get butterflies after 50 years and they can make you heart burst like a starburst no matter how mad you are, is the kind that we all look for. It’s all about finding the person that will keep you on the dance floor, and travel through life with you.

For Shaun & Ciana’s Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North wedding, they wanted to express their love for each other and their desire to travel through life together.

Their travel inspired wedding stationery was one for the books, or well, the maps! invitation

If you look close enough at the envelope for their invitations, you can see the sketch of the globe. The map inspired envelope liner paired perfectly with the romantic florals and fonts of the invitation.

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The unique pieces we created for this stationery set fit right in with the travel theme with boarding passes serving as escort cards, and an itinerary as the ceremony program.

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The neutral color combination with pops of maroon and greenery of their stationery set resembled the natural beauty surrounding the desert.

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When planning a wedding, do you stop and think about how you can brand your day from beginning to end? Shaun & Ciana’s day was just that. In the classiest way, they shared their love for travel with the people they loved most.

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And talk about telling a story through their details. Their table numbers featured spots around the world with meaning to their relationship.

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In a marriage, it’s always important to remember- it’s not where you’re going, but who you’re going with.

Thank you to the amazing team that worked together on Shaun & Ciana’s adventure around the world: Some Like it Classic, Your Event Florist, Elyse Hall Photography and Serendipity Cinematography.

If you loved this travel inspired wedding, check out:

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DIY Stenciled Tee + Tote Kit | Brit + Co Collab

Oh, friends you have no idea how excited I am to tell you about a project I’ve been working on just for you! You know that feeling when you have news to share that you just want to shout from the rooftops but can’t? Yeah that’s exactly how I’ve felt waiting to share this project with you.

Do you also know that feeling you get sometimes when you just feel like life is out to get you? When you feel like every evil villain is chasing after you and you can’t run fast enough? When you to-do list is a mile long and all you want to do is give up? I’ve been there. More than I’d like to admit. Those days are the inspiration behind my latest collaboration with the kick ass team at Brit & Co.

I created this one-of-a-kind “dear life, BRING IT” stencil to let you get creative so you’re ready for anything life throws your way!

With this DIY Stencil Tee + Tote Kit, you can turn your go-to comfy tee and tote bag into your everyday staples.

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The Stenciled Tee + Tote Kit is the perfect way to customize a gift for someone on your A-Team, or to keep as a treasure for yourself. Get your besties together and put your DIY skills to work! Head here for the step-by-step DIY tutorial!

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Use your own creative super powers to stencil the shirt that best fits you! Keep it simple with just the phrase, or use the heart and lips to spice it up.

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Another thing I love about the Stenciled Tee + Tote Kit is that it fits all aspects of life! You can rock it while you’re sweating it out at the gym, or pair it with a cute skirt and your favorite heels and you’re ready for an afternoon of taking on the world.

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No matter what life throws at you, you’ll be ready with a punch wearing this tee and carrying this tote. I promise.

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We want to see your finalized Stenciled Tee + Tote Kit projects, so make sure to tag us on Instagram @idiehdesign

Happy stenciling!

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