Tuesday, December 12, 2017

guest post on Design Dazzle: mini christmas tree marshmallow brownie bites

hey guys! 
today i have the opportunity to visit my friends over at DESIGN DAZZLE for another Christmas Wonderful post 
where i show you how to make 
mini christmas tree marshmallow brownie bites.

come on over HERE to check it out!
they're fun, yummy and easy to make.
see ya over there!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

christmas party products

oh my goodness i am nonstop christmasing!
you'd never know it on this blog though cuz i am behind on my posts but last week i had a BIG party and this week i have another BIG party!

but in the meantime, i wanted to show you some of the awesome 
christmas products i got from 
because i am 10000% pleased with each 
and every one of these products!
first up are these elf shot glasses.
they come in a cute display box individually wrapped and 
are the darndest cutest cups ever.
as you can see they are meant for drinks but 
i decided to do something else with them.
unfortunately they are discontinued (major sad face!) but you can do the same if you get these cute cups too right here.

since i had a list of things too long to mention, i chose the easy peasy way out and got this to go into the cups.
and i layered the graham crackers and the cheesecake and in 1/2 hour they were all ready to be put in the fridge 
to chill before the party.
i added the cherries on top and the spoons i got from walmart. aren't they cute?
i'd much rather have a dessert in 
a mini cup than a drink any day!
it would be fun to put jello in there too-
so maybe i'll do that next time :)
next up i got these christmas bags and 
cut out some christmas cards for tags.
gosh darn it these are sold out too but 
you can get similar christmas bags right here 
cuz heck they are all pretty cute!

ok so check out these funny cups.
yippee! they still have some here!

these super colorful lanterns matched perfectly with 
the "oh what fun" table that i made.
i like them because they are more than just your typical red and green colors and come in different shapes too.
you can get these here.
and then when you have all these things, 
have a giant party, grab your camera and 
use these that you can get here.

cuz that's what i did and will posting about it very soon! :)

for this review i was provided the party supplies free of charge by Oriental Trading Company. 
no other type of compensation was received for this review and i provided my own 100& honest opinion.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

diy christmas candle jars

you guys ever have a christmas craft party?
oh my goodness today i am having one and 
am SOOOOOOOO excited!!!

cuz for one of the crafts, we are making
diy christmas candles!
i'm thinking this kind of party is gonna be a new tradition!
last year i had a christmas party with about 100 people in my backyard and i showed them the griswald's christmas vacation movie on a giant movie screen and had a campfire and dang that was a blast too so now maybe i should have more than 1 christmas party?
(i'm gonna shoot myself when i go back and read that...)

anyway, i'm getting off track. 
let's get back to these fun candles ok?

here is some of the stuff you need:
the jars i got at target's dollar spot and the rest comes from michael's and hobby lobby.

when i was hunting for candle wax all of them required heating in a double broiler and using a special pot and thermometer and blah blah blah that sounds waaay too complicated for a party full of guests so then i found this at michael's:
lemme tell ya,
this stuff is awesome. nuke and it's ready! why the heck anyone would wanna go out and get the other stuff is beyond me if you're not a professional candlemaker.
maybe the other paraffin or beeswax makes better candles but i'm sticking to easy peasy.

anyway, before we get to the wax, 
we're gonna decorate the jars first. 
there are a million options to do this. 
here i decorated the lid first like so:
then i just hot glued the mini decor on top:
for the next lid i did this using hot glue:
two down one to go.
but let's glitz them up with mod podge and glitter:
ok so when they are done drying, the wick goes in next.
i just took a dab of hot glue and stuck it in the bottle.
ok so onto jar #3.
this was the original candle lid i wanted to make but the stuff i had to put under the snow globe part was way too big. i ended up finally finding an ornament at hobby lobby for $1.09 that fit the tiny decorations perfectly :)

all the stuff for this lid comes from bobby lobby.
ok lids are all done, jars are all ready.
time to melt the wax.
just nuke according to box instructions.
i microwaved mine for 4 minutes on low power.
 just remember all microwaves are different.

after it's all melted, add your scent or color if you want.
i like the christmas tree scent the best.

i'm going to do a red candle tonite at the party for a demo to show my friends but all you have to do with the wax is nuke it and add the extra stuff if you want. it's super easy!
my wick was long enough and steady enough to leave it on the side as shown but you can always wrap the top of it around a pencil or straw so it doesn't wiggle around.

then all you have to do is this:
and then grab your lid...
and they're all done!
(i didn't glitter the snow globe jar just to be different)
well kinda all done-
i still gotta make the snowman one like i said. lol
so go and light up someone's life by making them a christmas candle!
(that's called being christmas corny :>P)