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“Extras” is exactly that - extras! If it’s not a recipe, a project tutorial, or a party plan, you’ll find it here in this colorful catch-all part of my blog. In addition to the latest video releases to my newly revamped YouTube channel, Recipes for a Sweet Life, you’ll see new product announcements like my new app (woo hoo!), cookie challenges, giveaways, and other not-to-miss news!

My New YouTube Channel
Photos by Kat Touschner


September 30, 2013

My YouTube Channel Makeover and Debut Video!

Do you ever have those days where you wake up and open your eyes (I mean, REALLY open your eyes) to the unavoidable truth that any...

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June 6, 2013

Introducing Cookie Connection!

I must say, I’m a little nervous about unveiling this, my latest, labor of love - mostly because I’m hoping you’ll all love it as much as...

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June 6, 2013

My Fifth Community Cookie Contest

Woot! Woot! It’s time for my next community cookie decorating contest, but it won’t be on Pinterest! What?! Yes, you heard me right. It’s...

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June 2, 2013

Grab A Cookie Connection Badge

Please, please feel free to spread the Cookie Connection word by displaying one (or more!) of our badges, below, on your site or blog.

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March 30, 2013

Happy Easter Cookie Roundup!

Finally! The last of our recent 8 inches of snow has melted, my daffodils are almost in full bloom, and I’m totally warmed up to the idea...

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February 1, 2013

My Fourth Community Cookie Contest

I’ve got that lovin’ feeling, which means I’m ready to give away prizes in my first Pinterest cookie decorating contest of 2013!


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December 19, 2012

20,000 Thumbs-up Giveaway

Wow, it’s been quite a year! A video series and seven e-books launched - and now this: my Facebook page is showing close to 20,000...

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November 7, 2012

It's Here - Julia's Ultimate Cookie Decorating Series!

At long last, I’ve finished it - “it” being the companion video series to my latest cookie decorating book Ultimate Cookies! I’m a firm...

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November 7, 2012

The Buzz

Read what some of the very first customers are saying about Julia M. Usher’s Ultimate Cookie Decorating Series.

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November 7, 2012

Spread The Love (of Julia's Video Series)!

First of all, thank you for getting this far! I’m super grateful that you’re thinking about sharing my video badge (or link) on your site...

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