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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Candy and Cupcakes

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Challenge #10 - Eat Dark Chocolate - Dark Chocolate is a stress reducer. Do you eat dark chocolate? Do you like it? I'll be honest, I eat more milk chocolate than dark. I'll eat a piece of dark chocolate every now and then. With Easter only a couple of days away, this challenge was very easy. There's candy everywhere! I thought I would share with you, some Easter candy I purchased. Russell Stover came out with the cutest Easter collection this year. I love their packaging. I also picked up some cute cupcakes from my neighborhood bakery (Robert Fresh Market). They make the cutest things for the holidays. I plan on going to Easter Brunch and attending Mass this weekend. I'll also be blogging and posting this weekend. I have a review for Whish (Saturday) and an Obiqo Skincare & Giveaway (Sunday). Next week, is the final week for the AVEENO de-stress challenge. I'm saving the best for last :) You won't want to miss it! Have A Happy Easter Everybody!

Here are some past Easter posts :)
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  1. I'm not a huge dark chocolate fan, but I do use it for baking. A little bit is ok, but I couldn't sit and just eat it, I'd be sick. Those cupcakes look awesome, the green grass looks like 3d almost, like it's going to move, haha!! Love those. I hope you have a marvellous Easter weekend doll, enjoy yourself!! Lots of blessings...love you Xxxx

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  2. Haha, that little movie is literally how fast the chocolates would go if someone put them in front of me right now....haha!

    I don't really like dark chocolate - I prefer milk or white chocolate as I'm a sweet tooth :)

    Away From Blue

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  3. Happy Easter, Kim:) And I don't discriminate...I'll devour either dark or milk any day. Aside from coffee, chocolate is addiction.:D

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  4. Morning Kim! Im the opposite instead, my fav chocolate is the dark and tend to eat lots of it! Also love white while less the milk one, though I never say now!:P Yum, you spoiled yourself I see, Im curious to taste the marshmallow eggs, they inspire me a lot! And the cupcakes are just so adorable!:) Kim, wish you a wonderful Easter weekend, hope you have a great time with lots of treats, peace and fun!:) Many hugs and kisses!:** <3

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  5. Ooooh I haven't had Russell Stover chocolates in ages! I'm more of milk chocolate kind of a girl but I don't mind having dark chocolate every now and then either.

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  6. Yummy post.....You are going to make me fatty.....I can't control on my diet after reading such yummy posts......xoxoxo....^_^

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  7. Those cupcakes are so cute! I love milk chocolate and it gives me such pleasure that I consider it as stress relieving as dark chocolate. Do you have Lindor?
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  8. Lovely post Kim! Happy week end!

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  9. Oh, the chocolate... Love it. I make my own these days, so don't get tempted by Easter treats at all (I know, I am BORING! :) ) And yes, chocolate is definitely great for the mood - all that magnesium... :)

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  10. i'm more of a milk chocolate or white chocolate type of person. dark chocolate was always too strong for me, but didn't realize that it had the effect to help with stress. more than chocolate though, those jelly beans are calling my name! happy easter weekend to you!

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  11. I love dark chocolate and can not get enough! Those marshmallow eggs are looking pretty darn good to me as well...
    Chic on the Cheap

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  12. I'm with you, I am a big fan of milk chocolate but dark chocolate, not so much. Happy Friday, Kim!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. I absolutely loove chocolate and the cupcake is so adorable! Like everything else, haha.

    Neko Bunny U=・ x ・=U

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  14. I love chocolate of all kinds! Those cupcakes look so cute, yummy!

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  15. Jelly beans!! My favorite! I hardly ever have them throughout the year so it is a treat to get them at Easter time!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  16. Those cupcakes sure are pretty! I love dark chocolate and the best part of eating it is that it also has health benefits :) Happy Easter and enjoy your weekend Kim!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. Happy easter dear !! yummy yummy :) now i have to grab myself a bar of chocolate :) LOL xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  18. I'm inclined to think that all chocolate reduces stress! I don't discriminate between chocolates - I love them all, ha ha - but I do prefer milk to dark. Still, I'll try anything once and especially at Easter. I'm going to have to check my local area for these Russal Stover packages, they're adorable. Happy Easter, Kim!
    xox,
    Cee

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  19. not a big fan of dark chocolate either, but i eat it once in awhile. those chocolates looks so yummy!

    Delightful Ideas
    Teeth Whitening Kit Giveaway

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  20. Really sweet post. I want the cupcakes! I like your blog. Maybe you can visit my blog and follow me on gfc and bloglovin.
    x

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  21. I love chocolate. Although i eat dark chocolate, i do prefer regular with caramel. Mmmmm... Nice post dear.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  22. I have to admit that Easter treats this time of the year get me! hehe.

    I don't eat chocolate as often as I used to when I was a kid but I like to mix it up with both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Though, I only learned to like dark chocolate as an adult. As a kid, I was all about milk and white chocolate! =D

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  23. Those cupcakes are gorgeous. Happy Easter sugar!

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  24. Lol I will never say no to some chocolate! I'm especially fond of dark :)
    I eat 88% percent and up, and I love it!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  25. So many delecious chocolate is here! I'm addicted to this, but I prefer milk chocolate than dark, but I know that dark is healthier, maybe someday I change my mind ;)

    Happy Easter,
    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  26. I used to hate dark chocolate but now I love it. I also used to think that I didn't like chocolate at all but it didn't include specifics candy bars. :-)

    Mo

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  27. Those cupcakes are making me hungry! lol yummmyyy!

    www.simplysassysstyle.com

    dawn

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  28. This looks suuuper yummi!

    Happy Easter!

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star // BlogLovin //
    Instagram // Faceboook

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  29. All looks soooo good! But i also love dark Chocolate :)

    Happy Easter ,big Hugs <3

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  30. I also eat more milk chocolate than dark even though dark is supposed to be better for us. I can't wait to eat my chocolate eggs! Those cupcakes in the last photo are so cute. Wishing you a very Happy Easter, Kim. Enjoy all the sweet treats.

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  31. I don't eat dark chocolate a lot I find it too biter but I know it's definitely the healthier option lol

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  32. Great chocolate choices to add to an Easter Basket.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  33. I like milk and white chocolates. Dark chocolates taste bitter but healthier. It is an acquired taste to love dark chocolates. Those cupcakes are too beautiful to eat. Happy Easter Kim!

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  34. This looks delicious and while I mainly eat milk chocolate I had no idea that dark chocolate is a stress reducer! :)

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  35. Happy Easter to you too; cute Pics

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  36. Ooh didn't those chocolates go down quickly. And those cupcakes, well, I think cake designing has been quite of the fashion lately, and the piping on those are adorable!

    On a slightly more morbid note (I'm sorry to bring down the tone, but I wanted to reply to your comment) I'm pretty sure SK has the highest suicide rate in the world. There are lots of bridges that go across the main river, and some of the most 'popular' have motivational phrases like "You are worth it" and "You are a special person" to dissuade people from jumping. It's that bad. I think you hit the nail on the head when you ask if Koreans don't deal with failure very well. It's a culture where failure is not as acceptable as in Western culture, and weakness is frowned upon. So yes, I think there is a link between the acceptance of failure and a ridiculously high suicide rate (often of young people who aren't achieving as high as they'd like at school - ludicrous, I know).

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  37. Happy Easter dear!! I'm really not a chocolate person. :-)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Yummy! I enjoyed nibbling dark chocolate this evening--while sipping a glass of dry rose. :) Yes, I'm smiling. :) xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  39. These are so cute! I do eat dark chocolate, quite a bit in fact, and not just for its health benefits haha.. A blessed Easter season to you and yours; trust you are doing super :)

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  40. Happy Easter! I prefer dark chocolate (but I'd never refuse milk chocolate as well!). Wish you all the best!

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  41. i LOVE dark chocolate..the darker the better. but, i do like to indulge in milk chocolate once in a while!

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  42. I would say that it takes a while to get used to it but if you do, dark chocolate tastes way better than milk chocolate. It has a really intense flavour and the darker the better!

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  43. I eat also dark chocolates but not that much. I do love sweets! Cupcakes are amazing!

    Kaibril's Sweet Life - Delicious desserts

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