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Hello Everyone. My name is Maureen and this blog is an extention of my website Online Shopping Boutique. I will be sharing specials, cool websites and online stores, shopping tips, shopping resources, contests, giveaways and featuring work at home moms who offer resources for WAHM businesses.
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Online Shopping Boutique designed For Busy Work at Home Women and Moms

The Online Shopping Boutique was designed with women and moms in mind. Allow us to show you around.

If you’re a stay at home mom and are looking recipes, meal planning tips, and ways to optimize and manage your time and money, visit the Household Helper eBook Store.

If you’re a work at home mom and you’re looking to network and advertise your business, visit our Business Networking Resources, or check out the networking groups on the left side of our Homepage. Also looking for online business opportunities for little or no money down? Look at the business opportunities on the right side of the Homepage.

To support women owned businesses, visit the Small Business Directory.

If you just want to shop, there is something for everyone in our Boutiques:
For the bride, visit the Wedding Store, Xperience Days Store and the Diamond.com Store
For Mommy-to-be, visit the Motherhood Store
For Baby items, visit the Baby Store
For Kids toys, clothes, visit the Kid’s Korner
For Men and Groom gifts, visit Executive Gift Shoppe
For a unique shoppers’ club experience, visit My Powermall
For all your shopping needs, visit our Amazon Store at the Amazon Mall Store
For holiday gifts, visit the Holiday Garden & Gift Shoppe

Some of our specialty boutiques are: Spa Finder, Travel Store, BeautyChoice for beauty supplies, Classic Closeouts and Clothing Warehouse for clothes at great discounts, and much more to even list.

You will also find household items, stationery, collectibles, jewelry, perfume, shoes, flowers, home d├ęcor, travel and much more at our Boutiques.



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Shopaholic Corner

Read our February 3, 2009 post below featuring WAH stores and Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

Read our December 13, 2008 post below about Mom Spark's 2009 Gift Guide.

Read our December 11, 2008 post below about Holiday Garden & Gift Shoppe's scrumptuous gift baskets.

Work at Home Corner

Read our December 15, 2008 Special Feature below about Mompreneur Ann Tillage.

Work at Home Tips & News

Friday, October 16, 2009

Recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes


If you’re looking to celebrate in style this Halloween, then look no further. Here are the perfect cupcakes to make your Halloween that extra bit special. Different flavor chocolates are available to please the tastes of all that want to have a try, if they dare!




Makes: 12 Cupcakes
Ease Of preparation: Easy
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Equipment
Sieve
Piping bag + Nozzle
Muffin tray

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients
85g Dark Cooking Chocolate
85g Butter, cut into 2cm cubes
100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk at room temperature
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Soured Cream
75g Self-Raising Flour
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
Pinch Salt

Icing Ingredients
30g Confectioners Icing Sugar
2tbsp Organic Cocoa Powder
75g of Soft Unsalted Butter
25g of meted Dark Chocolate for cooking (optional)
Boo Box shapes to decorate
Halloween Pumpkin Munchkins to decorate

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180/ Gas mark 4 and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases
2. Put the chocolate, butter and Sugar in a heatproof bowl and place over simmering water and allow to melt, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla and soured cream. Stir this into the cooled chocolate mixture. Sift over the flour, cocoa powder and salt and fold in. Spoon into the paper cases, filing to around 2/3 full.
4. Bake in a preheated oven for approx 20 minutes, until the muffins are risen and just firm to the touch. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack
5. To make the chocolate topping melt the dark chocolate over lightly simmering water. Allow to cool.
6. Beat the butter, confectioner sugar and cocoa powder together. Add in the cooled chocolate a table spoon at a time until a thick consistency is achieved. Thick enough to pipe.
7. Place the icing into a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle of your choice and start from the centre of the cake and pipe outwards.
8. Decorate with Boo Box! Shapes and Halloween Pumpkin Munchkins


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 Spooky Halloween chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

Online Shopping Boutique features Shopping Savings Websites

HOPPING SAVINGS!




If you shop national chains and want to shop and save, I’ve found some websites that are just perfect for you.

These sites will help us all save on our shopping, whether we are buying gifts, household items, restaurants, travel, groceries and more:

Luv A Bargain

WOW Coupons

Coupon Finder


After you’ve checked these sites out let me know how they helped you save on your shopping.

Maureen



Autumn Wishes from Online Shopping Boutique


Happy Fall Everyone!

I'm enjoying the wonderful crisp fall weather and gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog…but I’m back!!
I’ve been focusing on my kids (who are now three and heading off to preschool in a 2 weeks) Wooo Hoooo! And I’ve been focusing on my shopping social network too.

But now I’ve updated my Online Shopping Boutique website with some new promotions, sales and New Stores! And I will share those with you in another post.

But as right now as my boys, who coincidentally have colds, and are now napping, I sit here at my computer sipping some Chai Amaretto Tea I purchased from my Teaporia website. I really love this favor…it’s so smooth and the taste is just (it’s hard to describe) but I feel like I’m on a porch by the beach at sunset… smelling the fresh sea air, taking in the beautiful beach scenery with the meandering hills in the background… and I’m just soooo relaxed….yes the tea actually took me there.

So let me share this with you until the next post:

Teaporia (I just love this website – so much different tea favors and wonderful scones, scrumptious mixes and unique gift items) is have a 30% off sale on all their teas and their Children Tea Sets in honor of their 3rd Anniversary. You must use this code 3ANNIV at checkout to get the discount, and this offer is valid until the end of October.

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Teaporia…Hmmm another sip of Amaretto Chai…Take me Away!


Maureen