11.01.2015

Many Planty Thanks

It's hard to believe it's been a full week since the final market of the outdoor season wrapped. As we ease into November - I wanted to take a quick moment (we did get an extra hour today after all) to send along my many planty thanks to each one of you for your support this past season. Whether you were a regular, placed a custom order or tried my goods for the first time last week, it was my honor to earn your vote with your dollars for wholesome allergy friendly treats. Or maybe you never made your way to the Smashed Muffin tent, but you gave a friendly smile or liked one of my photos on social media... know that I was just as flattered to receive those good vibes too. Regardless of our interaction(s) this past season, it mattered. THANK YOU for that. 

I'll be in touch as a schedule for the future develops. In the meantime, you've go my info if you ever need anything special. (New Years, December Holidays, Birthdays - you know we got you covered with planty allergy friendly goodness!!)

xoxxooo,

-k
-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

10.14.2015

Time is Winding Down...

There are only a few weekends left to catch us at the Pilsen Community Market outdoors before we all go into hibernation for the winter. There are officially 2 market days left before the outdoor season comes to a close. Hope you can join us at one or both! The tentative menu and details for both days is as follows.

When : OCT 18 // OCT 25 [9am-2pm]
What : Get smashed on planty sweet treat goodness with Smashed Muffin Goods.
Where : Pilsen Community Market (the corned of 18th/Halsted in the Byline Bank parking lot)
Why : Because. I said so. And - fall in Chicago. Eat it up while you can!

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Cranberry Orange Muffins
Maple Oatmeal Scones
Apple Cinnamon Pies

Hope to see your faces there!

xoxxooo,

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

10.07.2015

Welcome to the Garden

Hello My Planty Friends, 

To those of you that visited us on Sunday Funday in Pilsen last weekend - thank you! It was a bit chilly, but your support made us feel extra warm inside. 

This weekend, due to the Chicago Marathon, we will not be at the Pilsen Community Market. But don't worry. You've still got two weekends left to get smashed (Oct 18 + Oct 25).

We will however, be at the first market of the season at Olivia's Garden in Beverly. Join us from 10am-3pm on Saturday, Oct 10th at this family fun market in the Olivia's Garden greenhouse. The full list of vendors can be found here. Even better - join the facebook event page for updates and details. We're planning on the following menu.

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maple Oatmeal Scones
Fall Sugar Cookies

Can't join us on Saturday but still want some planty goodness treats for your belly? Just give me a shout!

xoxxooo,

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

9.30.2015

Selling Out is the New Keeping It Real

Folks. Last weekend we sold out. Like sold out sold out. As in - I didn't bring a single thing home. I didn't even have a PB Bar to snack on for the ride home (jk). It's the first time that's happened in a while. We've come close a few times, but it felt all kinds of good to sell every single planty goodness thing we brought. You know that saying - selling out is the new keeping it real? We love keeping it real. And keepin' it real 100 (as in 100 % sold out) felt pretty gosh darn amaze. Thank you millions for that.

Can't wait to smash your faces again this weekend at the Pilsen Community Market on Sunday (10/4) from 9-2 at 18th/Halsted. (And don't forget - Olivia's Garden begins on 10/10 - keep you eyes peeled next week for another reminder and full deets on that.) This weekend, we plan on the following menu.

Chocolate Almond Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maple Oatmeal Scones
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies
Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies

Need something special? Gimme a ring.

Either way, hope this note finds you well and hope to see you soon!! Happy October (in a few hours, give or take). 

xoxxooo,

-k

-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

9.16.2015

Absence Makes the Planty Heart Grow...

Did you miss us? Boy did we miss y'all! Thank you for your patience while we took a couple of weeks off from the markets to fulfill some rather large custom orders. We had a blast making Millie + Moe's "anchored in love" themed sugar cookies and coconut + cacao nib brownie cake balls for their engagement party. And did we mention the adorbs mini pink velvet cupcakes and mini chocolate chip cookies for BHS's homecoming week? Had SO much fun baking up the love.

Can't wait to be back in action at the markets this weekend. Hoping to see your plant filled grins this Sunday 9/20 at the Pilsen Community Market 9-2 (at 18th/Halsted). Here's what we're planning on bringing with us.

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Cinnamon Muffins
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jumbo Sugar Cookies
Maple Oatmeal Scones

Have a hankering for something else? Want to place a custom order? You got my digits - hit me up!!

Either way, hope you are enjoying this gorgeous summer week. See you soons.

xoxxooo,

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

9.03.2015

Quickie End of Summer Hiatus

Greetings My Planty People - 

Smashed Muffin will be taking a short hiatus from the Pilsen Market to (1) take full advantage of the labor day weekend and (2) hustle making some rather large custom orders. We will be back to our regular schedule on Sunday, September 20th. I'll send a reminder the week before. Can't wait to see y'all in a couple of weeks.

xoxxooo,

-k

-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

Don't eat too many peach popsicles and get brain freeze while we're gone...! :)

8.26.2015

Weather Whatever

Hello, sweets. To those of you we had the pleasure of spending a rainy but then gloriously sunny afternoon with at the PCM last weekend, thanks. Bunches. It might've started off wet and rainy, but boy did it turn out to be a beaut. (I'll take a few raindrops if it leads to those sunshiney rays any day.) We're back at it this Sunday - and whatever the weather, we'll be there. And we hope you'll join us. Here are the deets :
Pilsen Community Market (What)
18th/Halsted in the Byline Bank Parking Lot (Where)
9am-2pm on Sunday 8/30 (When)

It's the last market of August (where oh where does the time go?). We're planning on the below menu.


Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies
Brown Rice Krispy Treats
Blueberry Muffins
Banana Oat Muffins
Peach Hand Pies

Hope to see you soons!
xoxxooo,
-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

8.19.2015

Turnip the Heat

Hey there sweet folks. Thank you thank you thank you for your love and support this past weekend at the Pilsen Community Market and at Chicago Reader's Made in Chicago Market. Considering mother nature really decided to "turnip the heat" this weekend, your sweet smiles and presence at both meant even more. Whether you missed us last week or are counting down the days until the weekend markets - we will be back at it this Sunday - rain, shine, heat wave or whatever else gets thrown our way. Join us 8/23 and let the #planty vibes roll at the Pilsen Community Market at 18th/Halsted from 9am-2pm. We're planning on the below.

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies
Brown Rice Krispy Treats
Blueberry Muffins
Banana Oat Muffins

Have a hankering for something that's not on that list? Let us know! Need a custom order? Just give a hoot and a holler! :)

Either way, hope to see you and your #plantygoodness filled grin for #sundayfunday at the farmers market this weekend. 

Take care. Stay cool. Stay dry. Be safe.

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

8.13.2015

The Greatest

Hey, you guys! You guys are the greatest. And guess what? For being the greatest, you get double the chances to get smashed on planty goodness this weekend. Yup. Life's pretty sweet, ain't it?

(1)
Pilsen Community Market
18th/Halsted - Byline Bank Parking Lot
9am-2pm
Sunday 8/16/15

(2)
Chicago Reader - Made In Chicago Market
1419 W Blackhawk - Pulaski Park Field House
10am-3pm
Sunday 8/16/15
Join us! We will be bringing the below menu to each event.
Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Puff Cereal Bars
Banana Oat Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Choc Chip Oatmeal Cream Pies
Peach Hand Pies
Peachberry Crumbles
Brown Rice Krispy Treats

Need something on the side? Holla at this girl!
Either way, hope to see your planty grins sometime soon.

xoxxooo,
-k
--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin
 
 

8.06.2015

Doubling Down

Heyo Sweets,

Don’t worry. I didn’t forget about y’all. Just been super busy prepping for a weekend full of custom order deliveries. Woot! Getting to be a little extry creative always makes our heart super duper full.

In market news – we were spoiled again with another fantastic weekend at the PCM. Ready to do it again this weekend? Thought so! See you for #sundayfunday in the usual spot at 18th/Halsted. We’ll be the ones with scads of #planty #sweettreat #allergyfriendly goodness. Come get smashed with us 9-2.

The planned menu is as follows :
CHOCOLATE ALMOND COOKIES
PUFF CEREAL POWER BARS
PEANUT BUTTER BARS
CRANBERRY CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES
FRUIT HAND PIES (I’m thinking PEACH!)
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
BANANA OAT MUFFINS
PEACHBERRY CRUMBLES

Can’t catch us this weekend? No worries. We’re back at it next Sunday 8/16 with 2 – yup double your pleasure – chances to get smashed. First – at our old standby at the Pilsen market from 9-2. Second, at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse from 10-3 for the Chicago Reader’s MADE IN CHICAGO market. Flyer attached. We’ll be pluggin it on social media too… keep an eye out.

Hope to see your plant filled grins real soon!

-k
--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin
 
 

7.28.2015

August Rush

You guys. You spoil us. We definitely felt the love this past Sunday at the Pilsen Community Market. [Talk about hella cross offs! Woot!] And we are so delighted we got to share a slice of your Sunday with you. We will be back at it on Sunday, August 2nd. I know, where the heck did August come from, right? We will be taking a quick vacay to Michigan Wed-Fri this week - so if you experience radio silence from us over the next couple of days – please know, it is NOT personal, we’re just taking a “screen break” for a few. But not to worry – we promise to bake up a storm on Saturday so you can still get your #planty sweet treat fix on Sunday [8/2 @9am-2pm in the Byline Bank parking lot on 18th/Halsted] as per usual. Here’s what we’re planning on bringing :

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Bars
Puff Cereal Bars
Blueberry Muffins
Banana Oat Muffins
Fruit Hand Pies
Fruit Crumble
Want us to set something aside for you? Need delivery? Have questions, comments, concerns? Get at us!
CU planty lovelies soons.

xoxxooo,
-k
--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

7.22.2015

You Made My Day, Yes YOU

Hello Dears,

Thank you SO much to those of you that stopped by the Pilsen Community Market this weekend. Whether you stopped by to chat, bought some goodies, or just showed us your smile - know that you completely made our day!! We're literally counting down the days until we get to do it all over again this weekend. This Sunday, 7/25 from 9-2 at 18th/Halsted. Be there!!

We're planning on bringing : 

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies 
Puff Cereal Bars
Peanut Butter Bars
Banana Oat Muffins
Blueberry Crumble Muffins
Blueberry Lemon Hand Pies
Blueberry Pinwheel Sugar Cookies
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies

Did we miss you last weekend? Can't make it to the city this weekend? Don't forget - we deliver! Send us your wants and needs and hopes and dreams - and we'll do our part to make all your planty wishes come true. Is the one item you have a hankering for not on the list? Don't worry - just because it didn't make this week's menu cut - doesn't mean it can't be yours. Just holler at us! We'll do our darndest to make it happen!

Hope to see and/or chat with you soons!

xoxxooo,

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

7.16.2015

Let Me Tell You Somethin'!!

Hiya Sweets,

Let me tell you somethin’. We had a fantastic time at the Pilsen Community Market last weekend. The rain threatened but the sunshine and good vibes won over the day. And how about that Yoga Pilsen Tribe? They came out in full force. And then they shopped til they dropped. It turned out to be an all-around gorgeous day in the neighborhood and we’re so glad we got to share a slice of it with you.

Ready to do it all again this weekend? We sure are. 9-2 in the usual spot (18th/Halsted Byline Bank parking lot). CUTHERE!

The tentative menu for this Sunday [7/19] is below :
Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies $6
Peanut Butter Bars $4
Puff Cereal Power Bars $3
Cranberry Oatmeal Cream Pies $4
Brown Rice Krispy Treats $3
Cherry Hand Pies $4
Banana Oat Muffins $3

Don’t see what your heart desires in the above? Give us a holler. We’ll do our best to accommodate (and of course bake it up with lots o’ lovin too).

xoxxooo,

-k

--
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin
 
 

7.08.2015

July Starts with a Bang

Guys guys guys. You guys. Guys, you are seriously the best. We had a fabulous time at the Pilsen market last weekend. THANK YOU!! Despite it being a holiday weekend, we still had the chance to get smashed on #planty goodness with bunches of you. Some regulars and some newbies. It was seriously the greatest. [Insert "Baby you're a firework" joke/pun here.] But seriously, cannot wait to do it all over again this weekend. Hope you can steal away from all the awesome at the Taste and join us. 9am-2pm at 18th/Halsted. We're planning on the following menu for this Sunday 7/12 (all GF/V) : 

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies ($6/6-pk)
Puff Cereal Power Bars ($3/ea)
Peanut Butter Bars ($4/ea)
Brown Rice Krispy Treat ($2/ea)
Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies ($4/ea)
Banana Oat Muffins ($3/ea)
Cherry Pies ($4/ea)
Snickerdoodle Cookies ($4/ea)

If ya need/want anything custom, just give us a shout. 

xoxxooo,

-k

-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

7.02.2015

Let Freedom Ring

What a week, folks!

Thank you SO MUCH for your love and support last Sunday. And thank you for your kindness, understanding and patience with Papa Smash. He did a fantastic job covering for me while I had to take off to go to a friend's baby shower (with sweet treats in tow, of course).

Some of you may be out of town for the long weekend - but if you happen to be around, we'd love love love to see you at the Pilsen Market this Sunday (7/5) from 9am-2pm [@18th/Halsted]. And if you need/want a custom order - feel "free" to holler at this girl.

Come celebrate the long weekend with us. 
We're planning on the following menu for this Sunday (all GF/V) : 

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies ($6/6-pk)
Puff Cereal Power Bars ($3/ea)
Peanut Butter Bars ($4/ea)
Brown Rice Krispy Treat ($2/ea)
Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies ($4/ea)
Banana Oat Muffins ($3/ea)
Blueberry Crumble Muffins ($3/ea)
Cherry Hand Pies ($4/ea)
Snickerdoodle Cookies ($4/ea)

Have a fabulous fourth of July weekend. Light an extra sparkler for me.
And happy Thursday (hopefully masquerading as a Friday)!

xoxxooo,

-k


-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin



6.26.2015

Things We're Crushin' On This Week


Just thought I'd share some of the sweet and savory food for thought I came across this week - thought you might like to "chew" on it.

Enjoy.

xoxxooo, 

-k

Katie Smash

__ __ __ __ __


From one of my fav publications : Lucky Peach
  • Eat Shit, Vegans Ok. I know. The title might turn you off. But, please. Hear it out. It might make you go errp, huh, nuh, ohhh - but it's definitely an interesting read. If you're living the plant life, you're most likely familiar with vitamin B12 deficiency to begin with. Can't hurt to learn some more.
  • Juice it up What are your thoughts on juicing? Do you juice? Do you smoothie? 
The latest plantified genius recipe from a blog-a-log I simply adore [Minimalist Baker] :
LOVE this from NPR :
I saw this movie this week...
  • White God ... and I kinda loved it. I might ruffle some feathers saying that, but I did. I think it was so relevant. It made me think a lot about how we are as humans to each other. And while parts were gruesome to watch, some of the things that have transpired in our history - are, well gruesome. Not only was it figuratively successful, but it was shot beautifully too. I want to watch the opening scene over and over. Imagine, over 200 dogs, stampeding through the deserted streets of Budapest...
What are you crushin' on this week? Share the love. Spread it around with us. Let's learn from each other!

6.25.2015

This Is How We Do


Holy guacamole, folks!

Last weekend was just... wow. We had so much fun sharing dad's (and/or great dude's) day with you. And based on the fact that we came home with only a few things (let's be real, I totes ate the last power puff bar on the way home) - we're thinking you had a pretty smashing day too. Talk about a win-win! Cannot thank you enough for the love and support. This is how we do it my planty people!

Looking forward to another weekend at the Pilsen Community Market this Sunday from 9am-2pm [18th/Halsted]. Hope you can join us! Papa Smash will even be making an appearance in the afternoon. Don't leave him hanging. Show him some planty lovin' for me (pretty please with flax seeds on top?)!! 

Get ready. Katie and Pops will be slinging the following : 

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies ($6/6-pk)
Puff Cereal Power Bars ($3/ea)
Peanut Butter Bars ($4/ea)
Rhubarb Cake ($6/ea)
Coffee Brownie Cake ($6/ea)
Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies ($4/ea)
Snickerdoodle Cookies ($4/ea)
Banana Oat Muffins ($3/ea)
Blueberry Muffins ($3/ea)
PinkRaz Granola ($6/jar)

As always, if you need anything - holla at this girl!

Keep doin' as you do.

Kisses,

-k

-- 
Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin






6.19.2015

The Dude

In case you missed it.... Here's our ode to all the dudes in your life. Fathers, brothers, friends, all the dudes that rock your world. And we're celebrating them in a big way this weekend at the PCM. Hope you can join us! Don't currently receive the newsletter and want to? Stay fresh. Email Katie at  smashedmuffingoods@gmail.com to be added to our distribution.

Hello there lovelies. Thank you SO much for your support and love last weekend during another rainy, humid weekend. Regardless of the crazy weather, we still had an absolute blast spending a slice of our Sunday with you.

Please join us the Sunday (9am-2pm) for the Pilsen Community Market - fathers day edition. The invite on facebook can be found here. It's gonna be a par-tay. Los Guapachosos will play from ~11-12. Yoga starts at 12:30 under the trees in the grassy knoll. Man, this weekend is going to be fuuuun. Bring your dad, bring the whole famalam, bring a friend, bring yourself. Just plan on celebrating whoever the best dudes are in your life while having a grand ol' time.

We're planning on the following menu to add to the celebration : 

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies ($6/6-pk)
Puff Cereal Power Bars ($3/ea)
Peanut Butter Bars ($4/ea)
Mustache/Bow Tie Cookies ($2/ea)
Rhubarb Cake ($6/ea)
Coffee Brownie Cake ($6/ea)
Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies ($4/ea)
Banana Oat Muffins ($3/ea)

It's getting late so I'll wrap this up now.
As always, if you'd like anything, just give me a holler! :)

See you soons. And give my regards to the dude you're celebrating this weekend.

xoxxooo,

-k
Katie Smash

Katie Johnson
Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin

6.10.2015

Like A Boss


Holla my planty friends!! 

We're back at the Pilsen market this Sunday 6/14 (9-2) - rain or shine. Can't wait to see your face! Yes, yours. Especially after you made us feel pretty darn boss last week. [THANK YOU!!!] Despite the raindrops and wet humid weather, you still came out to get smashed and shop til ya dropped at the PCM. Job well done! (Not to mention we sold out of blackberry applesauce donuts in no time. Who says you can only celebrate national donut day on a Friday?)






This week's menu should be relatively similar to last weekends. Oatmeal cream pies went over well so I'll have a small batch of those this Sunday too. I've also got some South Haven Michigan blueberries chillin' in the freezer that are just begging to be baked with. I'm thinkin some blueberry streusel loaves are in order. Ya feel me? 



Can't make it to the market this weekend? Have a hankering for something not on the June menu/items mentioned above? Give me a holler via one of the methods below.

Okies. That's all I've got for now. Hope you're having a smashing week. CUsoons.

-k


Katie Johnson

Owner
Smashed Muffin Goods
(630) 209-7793 (call or txt!)
Instagram @smashedmuffingoods
Twitter @smashedmuffin