Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blue Marshmallow Lollipops

I saw this cute idea @ Living Life Patino Style and I loved it! I have been wanting to try it for a while, but I waited for the perfect occasion. We are having a bridal shower today for my cousin Diana. Her wedding colors are turquoise and white. Marshmallow lollipops are perfect to decorate any table at a party. The ones I did today, could also be perfect as baby shower favors (girl -pink- boy - blue-) even birthday parties! No matter what, they look wonderful and taste wonderful too! I dare you to try them! :)
I only spent around $10 for everything! Not bad!

Marshmallow Lollipops


  • marshmallows
  • clear treat bags
  • lollipop sticks
  • chocolate wafers (many colors to choose from)
  • sprinkles
  • mugs ( to place marshmallow lollipops)
  • plates
  • fork
  • scissors
  • ribbon

1. Place a stick in each marshmallow. At first I used this valentine tin to hold my marshmallow lollipops, but found out large mugs work better.

2. Put chocolate wafers in a bowl. Put plate in microwave for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds mix the chocolate. You might need to put 30 seconds more and mix.
3. Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate and spin. Make sure you don't do it too fast! I got a little excited at first and I made a mess! :)

4. Go crazy and sprinkle the marshmallow lollipop.

5. When you have enough in your mug, place them in the freezer for 3 minutes or until chocolate hardens.

I just couldn't wait and had to have one! They are delicious!

Make sure they don't touch each other when you place them in the freezer! This could happen to you! These are called, "Stuck on You" marshmallow lollipops! hahahaha.. Actually, if you are having twins, this could be the best baby shower favor! hahaha..

6. Place the lollipops in a clear bag and tie with a ribbon. You can make them a little fancier by adding a tag, curly ribbon, cute embellishment etc..

There you have it! So simple, inexpensive and cute! Here is my bouquet of marshmallow lollipops! I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did making them! If you try this project, please let me know!

Have a great day!

Warning! You might end up with sprinkles all over your counter, chocolate everywhere (if you spin too fast) and this in your sink!
I'm kidding, its really not that messy!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Custom Orders

My picture!

I was looking at my photographers website, and guess what I see!? My picture in the front page!

Beauty of Life Photography

Go check it out!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SR Creations Giveaway

My friend makes the most beautiful jewelry and very affordable.

SR Creations is giving away these beautiful pair of swarovski earrings.

There are three ways to enter and win these beautiful earrings.

For one entry, leave your first and last name in a comment.

For a second entry, visit SR CREATIONS website here. Look at the necklaces. Come back, leave another comment with your first and last name + your favorite necklace.

For a third entry, visit SR CREATIONS website here. Look at the earrings. Come back, leave another comment with your first and last name + your favorite earrings.

There should be 3 different comments!
I love her work!
You can also email for custom orders!

Deadline: March 10, 2009

If you don't have a blog, please leave your email.

Good luck to everyone who enters!
Please let all your friends know!
If you can, please link!
Thank you!

Velvet black stunning earrings
Collection: Swarovski Crystal

Jet black 6mm crystals with crystal rondelles make this a stunning piece to wear.

I love boxes!

I love boxes! I love small boxes, big boxes, weird boxes, decoupage boxes, pretty boxes you name it I love them! I am almost done with my craft room but I needed 2 boxes to store my clear stamps and glue. I went to the scrapbook store and saw some really cute pink boxes. When I looked at the price tag, wow! They were 19.99 each. Which is not bad cause they were really cute. I just couldn't afford $40 for 2 boxes at the moment! Plus my husband would have freaked out! :)
I immediately thought, "I could make the boxes myself". I stopped at Walmart and went straight to the aisle where they sell envelopes, tape etc... I found 2 small cardboard boxes that were .88 each! Now you know where I am going with this! I came straight home and started with my project! It was so easy, inexpensive and turned out so cute! I dare you to make one! :)

Cute Storage Box

Materials needed:

1 cardboard box
glue gun
scrapbook paper
mod podge
spray paint
stamp pad

1. I used my glue gun to glue together the bottom part of my box. I used a little bit of tape first to hold together.
2. Glue all 4 flaps from the top of the box to the inside.

3. Spray paint your box. Light coats are better.

4. I cut a smaller piece of paper and decoupaged it to the front of the box. You will have wrinkles on your paper but this is good. You will see why!

5. The wrinkles came in handy! Using your stamp pad, rub against the paper and the sides of the box. You cant really tell in this picture but the left box is the one I distressed using the pad.

6. Be creative with the embellishment! I wanted a simple look with a flower, button and stickers! You can use ribbon, id plates, glitter, buttons etc...

Here you have it! My 2 beautiful inexpensive boxes! They look lovely in my craft room!
You can make them to decorate your living room, babys room, kitchen and even classroom!
If you ever make one, please let me know! I would love to see pictures!

Modern Wall Art

Who doesn't like a pink elephant? Look how cute this wall art turned out! I had a custom order yesterday for 2 wooden pegs. With one of the pegs, she asked for a white star with a fuschia pink elephant. I had never painted a pink elephant before. I absolutely love how it turned out! I am not done with the pegs yet, but created this beautiful wall art. So clean and pretty! I will have to make a couple to hang in my craft room!

Baby Nurseries

Yesterday, I found out one of my friends is having a baby and I am very excited! Baby News always makes me happy! Since she told me she is pregnant, I've been searching online for baby nurseries. I found Design Dazzle and it has the most beautiful baby nurseries ever. Very creative rooms. All pictures are from Design Dazzle. Check them out! Which one is your favorite?

"Room of the Month"
I love chandeliers in baby rooms!

"Mocha Brown"
I just love the colors in this room. You know how much I love pink and brown together!

"Mod Baby"

"Golf Nursery"
Look how cute the baby mobile is! Golf Balls!

"Black and White"
I love the zebra print crib set! Black and white always looks nice with some pink!

"French Toile"
Now, this room is lovely! I love the colors, I love the decoration everything is beautiful! I think this is the style my friend wants for her baby room.

"Jack and the Beanstalk"
How creative!

"Sophisticated Safari"
Wow! Thats all I got to say!

Again, pink and brown looks beautiful! I love the designs on the wall!

Which nursery is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ballerina Chair

Here is a new project I want to share with you! I found this chair at the thrift store and guess how much I paid?? Guess?? Only $1... Yes.. $1.. This is exactly the type of chair I was looking for to use in my craft room. Not the exact color or choice of fabric, but Ms. Crafty Diva over here transformed it into a beautiful ballerina chair. Here are the before pictures.

And here are the after pictures!!! Tadaaaaaaaaaa!! I love the way it turned out! It was simple, inexpensive and turned out beautiful!

Simple steps to transform any chair

1. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the chair pad.
2. Sand and paint the chair any color.
3. Cover the chair pad in your choice of fabric. Use a staple gun to staple the fabric.

4. I cut strips of tulle and stapled them before placing my chair pad.

5. Put chair pad and hold in place using screws.

There you go! I dare you to try this project! Really, its easy and the results are wonderful!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So pink...

Remember this candle holder I bought at the antique store? I loved the original color of it, but it doesn't match my other decoration. So I had to do what a crafty girl does. Spray paint!
It went from this....

to this!
Isn't it beautiful? By the color of it, what room do you think its going in? Yep, my craft room! Its coming out great! Just wanted to share quickly! Hope you are having a great Tuesday!

Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe

Look what I will be doing later on today! My own laundry detergent! Isn't this cool? I was reading Little Birdie Secrets
and came across this cool recipe! I think its interesting, fun and easy to do so I will try it and let you know how well it worked. Just to let you know, these are not pictures I took or my idea, they are from Little Birdie Secrets blog.

It comes out to be around $2.50 for a 5 gallon bucket. Isn't this awesome! 5 gallons is enough to 160 loads! Our economy is not the best right now. So if you want to save some money, try this! Plus it seems fun! I love to try new things! I dare you to try this! Let me know if you do! You can read how to make your own laundry detergent on Little Birdie Secrets blog!