December 30, 2015

GLITTER CHAMPAGNE DIY & NEW YEARS FREE PRINTABLE

Lets celebrate the new year with a fun DIY project and FREE printable!

When glitter is involved, you know it's going to be fabulous!  A glittered wine or champagne bottle is perfect for New Year's Eve.  I purchased a cheap bottle of champagne and got to work.

1.  Scrape off the bottle label.
2.  You'll need painters tape, glitter, mod podge and a foam brush.
3.  Tape around the label so you don't get glue on it.
4.  Apply the glue and put the bottle in a box to contain your glitter.
5.  Glitter like you've never glittered before.
6.  Let dry and remove the tape...presto chango...a super fab champagne bottle!

Here's a New Years tag printable to add if you'd like.



You can leave the tag floppy (technical term I know) or add a fold.  Enjoy!



PERSONAL USE ONLY PLEASE

December 18, 2015

It's time to take a little break and spend time with the family!

December 17, 2015

Christmas Cookies

I made the my son's teachers some delicious sugar cookies yesterday and was thinking I need to blog about Christmas cookies.  Here is a fun line up!

Graham Cracker Christmas Crunch via Smart School House
I've made this and it's addictive! 
Christmas Swirl Cookies via I love My Disorganized Life
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies via This Silly Girl's Kitchen
Cranberry Bliss Cookies via Cookies and Cups
I've made these too!  Yummers
Grandma's Shortbread Cookies via Cook Crave Inspire
Homemade Peppermint Oreos via I heart Naptime

December 15, 2015

nerd alert

Who else is excited?


My son is counting down!  While we have to preview it before we allow him to see it (it is PG-13), it's not stopping him from fully embracing the Star Wars mania.  I even got him a Star Wars Kylo Ren from Build a Bear when we were in Seattle over Thanksgiving break.  There also might be several Star Wars themed gifts wrapped under the tree.  I have to admit, I'm totally excited too, I can't help myself.  I was flipping through my blog feed when I saw this cute Star Wars snack mix tutorial from The Decorated Cookie.  I might have to make this with my son!


Just as a side note...I use The Decorated Cookie's sugar cookie recipe EVERY time I make sugar cookies.  It's the best.

December 12, 2015

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn 

This sweet treat is perfect for family movie night!

 Ingredients 
 Popcorn 
 Peppermint 
Oreos 
M&M's 
Sprinkles 
White Chocolate Candy Coating
 Pop the popcorn.  I used three small individual sized bags.  
Make sure you remove the un-popped kernels.
Crush the oreos in a ziplock bag.  My son helped with this part.  I used about 8 oreos.
Toss the crushed Oreos and M&M's on top of the popcorn.  
Melt the candy coating according to directions and pour on top of the popcorn and candy.
I used about 6oz of candy coating.
Mix together in the bowl and pour out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  
Add sprinkles and let dry.
The portions can be adjusted according to the quantity you're making.
You all ready knew this...it's delicious.


December 10, 2015

Waterless Snowglobe DIY

Waterless snow globes are fun and festive for the holidays.
Here's what you need to create your own.
Supplies
Embellishments such as trees, small ornaments, woodland creatures, etc.
Mason Jar
Twine
Jingle Bells
Faux Snow (I used Snow Flurries that I purchased at Michael's)
Hot Glue


1.  Take off the the lid and flip it over, you will glue your embellishments here.  Don't get too crazy because the jar has to be able to fit over whatever you glue down.


2.  Fill your jar with a tiny bit of faux snow (if you use too much the snow will cover your embellishments and you won't be able to see them).


3.  Put the lid back into the jar (your embellishments will be upside down) and tighten.


4.  Flip your jar over and the snow will drop down.


5.  Tie the twine and bells around the base.


There are so many fun versions you can create.  How about vintage pink?


Or a LEGO Santa skier?


Here's something fun...how about putting together a globe kit to give as a gift?
Simply package up all the items and nestle into a box with kraft shred.


Don't forget the instructions!  You can download yours HERE.



December 9, 2015

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies


These "cookies" are so easy to make, if you are feeling adventurous you could have your kiddos help you.  They are tasty dipped in white chocolate as well.

You'll have to pardon the bad pictures for this post.  I'm in Alaska which means we are seriously lacking sunlight at the moment.  

Ingredients

1 Cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy)

1 Cup Marshmallow Cream

3 Sleeves of Ritz Crackers (more or less depending on how much filling you put between)

1 Package Chocolate Almond Bark

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Recipe

1.  Mix peanut butter and marshmallow cream.


2.  Spread between two Ritz crackers.  You can use as much or as little as you want.



I used about 3 sleeves of crackers.


3.  Melt your chocolate by following directions on the back of the package.


4.  Start dipping your "cookies".  This process will take awhile and honestly it's super tedious.  :)


5.  Place on parchment paper to dry.


6.  If you have extra chocolate, you can drizzle on top.


7.  Enjoy!


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December 8, 2015

Christmas Cupcakes

I love cupcakes, but you knew that right?  Holiday treats are my weakness for sure.  I've been pinning some fun Christmas cupcake recipes...here is a sweet sweet line up...

Snow Angel Cupcakes 

Gingerbread Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
via Creme de la Crumb

Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes
via Bakers Royale

 Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
via Your Cup of Cake

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake
via Sweet Revelations

Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcake
via American Heritage Cooking

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