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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Popcorn Three Ways


When I sold chocolates off and on, my chocolate popcorn was the number one seller time and time again, and it was my personal favorite. The sweet chocolate paired with salty, crunchy popcorn is the perfect combination. It's also quite easy and affordable to make, and it's very easy to make and package for a crowd. If you need a DIY gourmet gift for a lot of recipients, this one is perfect!




I like to mix mine up with different toppings and experiment with different candy coatings. If you can melt it, you can use it on popcorn! Any of the Wilton candy melts or any flavored baking chips from the baking aisle, like the chocolate peppermint chips, are ingredients you can use to create your own gourmet popcorn. The ones featured today are chocolate, butterscotch, and chocolate peanut butter crunch.

Here's what you'll need:
For every one bag of popped popcorn, you need about 1/3 cup of melted baking chips. 
  1. Start by lining a baking sheet with wax paper and get that popcorn popping. After it has cooled off, use your hands to transfer the popped kernels (avoiding the unpopped ones) into a large plastic bag.
  2. Melt the chocolate or candy baking chips in a microwave-safe bowl for one minute at a time (should only take a few times). Stir until smooth and fully melted. 
  3. Scoop about 1/3 cup of the melted chocolate into the bag and seal shut. 
  4. Give it a good shake, shake, shake and use your fingers to gently push the popcorn around until it is evenly coated.
  5. Empty it onto the wax paper and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes or flash freeze in the the freezer for just a few minutes. To make it easy to break apart for packaging, spread it out gently and loosely before chilling.
  6. If you're making the peanut butter crunch popcorn, start with melted peanut butter chips to evenly coat then use a small piping bag or plastic baggie with a hole cut out in a corner to drizzle on melted chocolate and top with salted roasted peanut halves or a mixed nut topping.
  7. For the Butterscotch Popcorn, use butterscotch baking chips. For the chocolate popcorn, you can use white, milk, semi-sweet, dark, whichever kind you want! I love white chocolate and a blend of semi-sweet with milk chocolate.

Package them in brown tin-tie bags and finish off with whichever color ribbon you want. After you've folded down the top a few times, simply tie the ribbon around the bag and into a bow just under the fold in the front. You can attach a "thank you " bakery tag, a gift tag, or even on ornament gift topper for the holidays. Enjoy!



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