Tuesday, December 25, 2018

merry merry 2018

just wanted to show you the reason for 
the lack of posts i had this past month.
oh my i did SOOOO much christmas celebrating that blogging took a back burner (again).

anyway, i took part in
goodie making:
and being mesmerized:
and that's not even everything...
but nevertheless, i wish each and every one of you the merriest Christmas ever and
hope your heart is nothing but full of celebrating the birth of our greatest gift ever.

Friday, December 21, 2018

candy cane piroulines

well, looks like i got the lazy blogger disease.
where symptoms consist of procrastinating, 
taking pics of things you create and then 
forgetting about them, and wondering if 
your readers will ever follow you again.

it seems to be a recurring disease 
i got this year.
oh my i cannot wait til the new year so 
i can refigure my things out and get back 
to my blog lovin' days of posting.

nevertheless i have a really quick christmas cookie for you 
cuz i am doing it out of pure guilt for the lack of posts 
and also cuz i know who the heck has time 
to make more cookies when christmas 
is less than a week away?

ok, here it goes anyway:
candy cane piroulines.
you know all those pretzel treats out there 
where you dip the pretzel in melted chocolate?
i was looking for something like that to do without having to use pretzels cuz i am tired of using pretzels after making oh, i'd say at least 99,435,217,654 in my lifetime...

i saw these cookies and holy christmas it hit me like,
"why the heck don't people use these cookies for food crafting?"

and so it began:
there's hazel nut flavor piroulines but 
i wanted to use the dark chocolate flavor 
cuz peppermint hazelnut? yuck.
anyway, just follow the steps below, dry on parchment paper, snip the candy curved edges off the cookie sides, 
and there ya go.
these are super yummy and if you still want 
the salty sweet taste, you can always dip it 
in dark chocolate and add sea salt to it.

in fact, you can decorate them like any pretzel treat out there so it suits your liking.
whatever way you make these, celebrate the holidays 
in your own way with it, and it's a win win all around.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

snowmen centerpieces (from dollar tree items)

this post was originally posted on DESIGN DAZZLE HERE

merry merry everyone! yes it is a merry time of year full of cheer and lots of parties. so these snowmen centerpieces are just the thing for all your merriment!
that's right these wintry cuties are made from dollar tree products! and i'll show you how easy they come together. 

so let's face it, parties can be expensive to put together and flowers or any party table centerpiece can be crazy expensive especially when you have to buy 6-8 table centerpieces. with these, at about $7 a piece to make, you can have a whole snowmen crew that can cost you less than one floral centerpiece. 

so without further ado, 
let's get to these snowmen shall we?  

you will need the following supplies:
2 snowmen faces per centerpiece, mason jar, buttons, 2 glittery bows (they come in packages of 2), white sand, wooden rod, hot glue gun 
first up, hot glue the snowmen faces back to back. you can apply the hot glue to areas here and there on the border but just leave a small gap at the very bottom of the face below the middle of the snowman's smile to fit the wooden rod. 
i used these roasting sticks that i happened to have already and trimmed them to about 12 inches. 
insert the rod in between the snowmen heads and leave about 6 inches out.

ok put the heads aside and grab your jar and buttons. hot glue a couple buttons to one side of the jar and then again to the other side directly opposite as shown.
once the buttons are on, hot glue a bow right above the buttons on each side of the jar.
then fill your jar with white sand.
grab those snowmen heads and insert in the middle of the sand.
8 snowman centerpiece stick in sand hooplapalooza
push the rod all the way down into the jar to anchor the snowmen heads.
here you will see what it looks like on the side.
9 snowman centerpiece sideview hooplapalooza
when you place these on the table people can see their cute little faces on either side of the table,10 snowman centerpiece done hooplapalooza
which will surely make them feel even more merry! these centerpieces can be used for all your holiday parties and even winter ones after christmas is over!

oh it's oh so merry LOL
1 snowman centerpiece pinterest hooplapalooza
here's to merriment everywhere!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

guest post: snowmen centerpiece on design dazzle

hey guys!
with these wintry cuties!
c'mon over and visit my happy carrot topped guys here and lemme know what'cha think!

see ya over there :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

diy christmas filler ornament

oh my!
i do not know why christmas seems to be closer this year in coming since we had turkey day earlier, you'd think i wouldn't be so panicked but i am.

i'm so panicked i forgot i made a bunch of christmas crafts even before turkey day that i need to share with you. 
like this 
diy christmas filler ornament!
this ornament is bigger than the size of a baseball 
so you can put a really cute scene in it.

i found the huge ornament at michael's.
but i think the hardest part was 
figuring out what to put in it.
i was crazy trying all kinds of things but they were either too tall or too wide or too this or too that i was going nutty.

but then i happen to fall on 2 different things to put in it and didn't even realize they were both meant to be.

the supplies you'll need are small ornaments or figurines, hot glue, snow fluff, and anything else you want to include, including styrofoam balls, pom poms, or whatever in the pic above that i didn't even end up using. lol

i got the house and the truck from good ole hobby lobby for 40% off each.

anyway, the first step is to put hot glue at the bottom of each half as shown. be sure you are holding the ornament straight up with the hole pointing to the sky as shown.
next put pieces of snow fluff on the hot glue and 
fluff it up to make a small pile. 

do the same thing to the other half.

you'll want some of the fluff to hang out 
over the edges as shown.
then hot glue the house on one ornament half and the truck on the other ornament half.

i also added a small tree i got from target's dollar spot that i hot glued next to the house.

next, i added some glitter snow flakes and put the halves together to make a whole.

then i hot glued the bottom edge only to prevent the ornament from opening up and also leaving the rest of the edges clean of ugly hot glue marks. 
you can see that when the halves meet, the fluff fluffs up more! yay :)
so there you have a christmas house complete 
with a holiday truck and gosh golly 
it's so holly jolly!
who'da thunk you could use 2 things 
to make a christmas winter scene?!?
so now i gotta check out the other crafts
 i made so i can make more posts and 
save this christmas panic i have for 
the fact that i haven't really started buying gifts yet.

hey isn't halloween over? :>P

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

quick christmas treats

wanna make some quick christmas treats?
of course you do but you are busy.
but you wanna have a christmas party.

uh oh you have housework.
but you wanna have a christmas party next week.

oh boy you loove christmas treats.
but you have very little time to make them for your christmas party.

oh my! what to do? 
no worries, i got you.

cuz this is exactly what my dilemma was and i managed to make a bunch of quick christmas treats in no time at all to delight the guests and kids of all ages.

all ya gotta do is head to walmart or your local grocery store, pick up some treats, and dress them up with candy melt and sprinkles.

the pics will show you how 
but the directions are all the same. 
just dip it, or use the candy melt as glue and add the sprinkles. 

i'll let the pics speak for themselves:

so there ya go.
brownies. palmiers. oreos. and cookies.

a hohoho whoooole bunch of holiday sweetness that took a fraction to make and still tastes the same as if you were to make everything from complete scratch.

ok so maybe not exactly the same, 
but it sure beats the time it would take to make them and that my friend, is a holiday treat!