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Mulligan + Krauft Cookies teamed up to host our first ever Instagram cookie auction! I had never even heard of a cookie auction before, but Liz – the owner and unbelievable baker behind Krauft Cookies – filled me in on how they work and what to do!

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Liz created cookies that represented Mulligan & some of his favorite things! The cookies included Mulligan red bow ties (his signature), chicken broth popsicles (his favorite summer snack), tennis balls, dog bones, and #MulliganMovement cookies.

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When I saw the finished product, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The Mulligan cookies looked just like Mulligan and the cookies looked too good to eat. Seriously, Liz is absolutely PAWSOME!

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On Friday, June 19th at 8 p.m. we launched our first cookie auction! Auctioning off two dozen cookies representing all things Mulligan! Our goal was to raise money for a local shelter. We decided to donate the funds raised to Springdale Animal Shelter, the shelter where I found Mulligan.

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The auction went from 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. on the @KrauftCookies Instagram account. We were lucky enough to raise $70!!!! Thanks to this cutie, Sophie, who’s mom Rose bought the cookies for her!  All of those funds were donated to Springdale Animal Shelter where, like all funds raised through the Mulligan Movement, were donated to help provide health care and supplies needed to maintain a healthy living environment for the current residents.

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Liz Krauft has been in Fayetteville since 1992. Her family moved here from Fort Smith, Arkansas when she was around 7 years old. She has been here ever since and now is raising a family of her own here!

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Liz’s work is so amazing! And trust me… the cookies taste as amazing as they look! I had to know how long she had been baking and how she learned to do this magic. Liz answered “Not long ago, actually. I have a slight obsession with Pinterest. I kept seeing these fancy little cookies, so in October 2014 I decided to give them a shot. I failed miserably. But, I tried again. And again. After a few dozen failures, I came out with some decent tasting and looking cookies! After that, I was hooked. I sold my first batches of cookies to the public in November. I made up a bunch of turkey cookies and pitched them on one of those yard sale pages on Facebook. I sold a bunch of them! I couldn’t believe it!”

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Liz started Krauft Cookies around January 2015. She had been having success selling Thanksgiving and Christmas themed cookies and with people trying to get in contact with her she decided to start a Facebook page! But what to name it? Her husband filmed her baking one day and posted to social media using #KrauftCookies, thus the name stuck.

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So what goes into making Krauft cookies? Liz described it as quite a long process! She starts off by chatting with clients to make sure she understands exactly what they want. Liz doesn’t want to miss any key details.

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Every batch is made FRESH FROM SCRATCH! Each and every detail in the baking process is very precise; the oven temperature, the dough mixture, the countertop temp, and the icing consistency. All must be perfect! She says, “These cookies are not forgiving! My cooking style is very opposite from baking cookies. I normally will just toss in ingredients, and never measure a thing. With the cookies, I make sure that I go so far as to use the same utensils to measure and brands of ingredients every time to ensure uniformity”. Liz says the icing is the most important part. Every single drop of water counts, not one drop too much or too little will work. The cookies bring a lot of joy to people, and that is the best part. It is truly a labor of love for Liz.

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Liz & her husband have a nine-year-old brown lab named Parker! She is both diabetic and epileptic, requiring daily medical needs. Liz used to do work with one of the non-profits that helped to benefit Fayetteville Animal Shelter. It was there she was exposed to the needs of local shelters and is one reason she was inspired to help the Mulligan Movement!

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Want to order some? Liz books up quickly so you will want to place an order a month in advance. Cookies range from $35 – $50 per dozen depending on complexity.

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HUGE THANK YOU to Krauft Cookies for teaming up with the Mulligan Movement & helping to raise shelter awareness, as well as money for Springdale Animal Shelter, in a unique and fun way!

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YOU ROCK, LIZ!!!!

Want to keep up with Krauft Cookies?! Here’s how!! {Links below!}

Instagram: @KrauftCookies

Facebook: Krauft Cookies 

XOXO

-Lindsay & Mulligan

First Fundraiser!

Booster.com/LifeOfMulliganToday I launched my very first fundraiser in the hopes of raising money that could be donated to some of the local northwest Arkansas animal shelters! What’s the 411? The low down? I’ll get right to it!

Fashion is a way to express ourselves! A way to show off a little bit about who we are! I wanted to do something that not only raised money for the shelters but would also have a long lasting impact.  We all know money goes quickly.  I wanted to create a fashion forward product that could be worn by all different types of people, for different things, and raise positive shelter awareness at the same time! Thus, the #MulliganMovement tank was created!

With every purchase of a #MulliganMovement tank the money will be split up and donated to different northwest Arkansas shelters.  Every time you wear a #MulliganMovement tank you will be raising shelter awareness! How? Though the front of the tank has a cartoon image of Mulligan, at the bottom is #MulliganMovement and huge across the bottom back of the tank you will find #ShelterAwareness! The cartoon of Mulligan with his tongue out, bow tie and unique ears will be the attention grabber while the hashtags will do the quality work!

What this does is create curiosity, inspiring onlooker to research more about what you have on! The hopes for this is that those who see you will utilize the smart phones at their finger tips to google about shelter awareness! Letting google stumble them upon different things that involve the shelter and perhaps even get them looking at all the lovely animals at their local shelter waiting to get a loving home!

These stylish tanks would be great worn in many different ways! Possibly a fun unique look pairing it with a cute cardigan and fun pants/shorts! You could wear this tank as a casual outfit paired with jeans or shorts and even wear it as work out attire or  swimsuit cover up! The options are unlimited which allows Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 4.01.42 PMfor it to be seen in many different situations by various different people.

If you would like to purchase one, or donate to the cause, you can go to WWW.Booster.Com/LifeOfMulligan which will take you right to the page and link to get you all set up! These shirts will be selling now until March 2 (as of now!)! All purchases are more than appreciated, not only by myself and Mulligan but the local shelter pets who will benefit from the donations! My goal is to sell 50 shirts! I have to sell a certain amount for the company to print them! If that amount is not obtained Tank Ideathey will reimburse everyones purchase and the donation will still come to me to give to the shelters! 

I am also offering T-Shirts that come in kids, youth, and adult sizes! They are only $25 and can be found  at Booster.com/MulliganMovement! The t-shirt’s will be for sale for three weeks!

With love,

-Lindsay & Mulligan