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This French Vanilla Raspberry Vodka Bliss Cocktail is by far one of my favorites around the holiday season. The flavor works perfectly for pairing with other holiday dishes. The best part, it’s super simple to make and you only use a few ingredients. I like to spend as little time in the kitchen and cocktail station as possible, so during the holidays, I like to use simple but tasty recipes so that I may have more time visiting with family and friends. Now, I made this lovely cocktail with Chopin Vodka which is one of my favorites. This vodka as you may have heard me mention in past posts is made from potatoes and I find it to be simply amazingly smooth with no harsh after taste. This cocktail can be altered very quickly by simply changing your yogurt flavor and fruit choice. I have made a peach and strawberry. You can make this drink in advance and place it in the fridge before your guest arrive and set up all your garnishes at your cocktail station and bring out when your ready. Hope you enjoy this cocktail as much as I do!

French Vanilla Raspberry Bliss PINIMAGE

French Vanilla Raspberry Bliss PINIMAGE


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cups – Chopin Vodka (you can also use Raspberry vodka)
  • 1 – French Vanilla Yogurt (you may use regular yogurt as well)
  • 1 to 2 – Cups of Ice
  • 2 – Tablespoons of Cool whip (Optional)
  • Handful of Raspberries
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate for Chocolate Shavings
  • Raspberries and Raspberry Ghirardelli Chocolate for garnish

French Vanilla Raspberry Bliss PINIMAGE

French Vanilla Raspberry Bliss PINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by mixing your ice, vodka and french vanilla yogurt in your blender until ice is crushed.

If you want the Raspberry flavor you will want to add a handful of Raspberries to your blender.

You can also add 2 tablespoons of cool whip for a sweeter slightly thicker drink.

Once you have mixed in your items you will want to shave some of your chocolate for garnish and top it off with Reddi Wip.

Note: I have also made them without the cool whip and Reddi Wip topping and its just as good. I think it depends on your event and what mood your in.

Now you are ready to serve and garnish with a Raspberry!


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What is your favorite cocktail for the Holidays?

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DIY Spooktacular Candy BoardPINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

As some of you may know I have a serious “CANDY” obsession! I remember going to the candy shop with my mom and standing there trying to decide what I wanted. Now with the candy boards you can “HAVE IT ALL“! LOL Even though I have been doing Candy Boards for a while behind the scenes for family and friends, this is the first time I have shared one here on the blog. This candy board is not your typical board and I’m beyond excited at how it turned out! I wanted to have a theme and a fun take on Halloween. Once I saw the “SPOOKY” collection by Daydream Society. I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I quickly enlisted the help of my friends over at Sweetsindeed for a blend that would bring it all together. I had a hard time not eating the entire bag of Glam Candyfetti blend before sprinkling them onto my cupcakes. I also decided to include a little fun message on the board with vinyl for all to see. This way I could remove it after the party and use it again and again! Like I’ve said before my Silhouette Cameo 3 is one of my favorite go to tools for any party! One of my absolute favorite accounts to follow for her amazing boards is @Ainttooproudtomeg.

Make sure to be on the look out for a few fun ideas for Candy Boards coming on the blog soon!

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DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board on Design and UnwindPINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board on Design and UnwindPINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board on Design and UnwindPINIMAGE

Tutorial:

I purchased a large piece of MDF board and had it cut to 12″ x 24′”.

Once I brought it home I drilled holes to place my handles on, I wanted to make sure of correct placement.

I then slightly sanded it, primed it, taped off my design and painted it with two coats of paint. I went with a color block design for my tray since I wanted it to stand out.

Once fully dried I put the handles on and set aside.

Now for the tray design. You will begin by opening your Design #212971 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to adjust the size of your ghosty and type out the text to ensure size and design look you want.

Then you will send to your design to print and cut window.

Now you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your vinyl into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do this 2 times with your different color vinyl since the ghost and text are in different colors and cut separately.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

You will now want to place your transfer paper on top of each design and apply them carefully to your candy board one at a time. This way you can see if you like the placement since you will be displaying it with candy.

Now you can start placing all your goodies and candy on your board and enjoy!


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DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

DIY Spooktacular Candy Board PINIMAGE

What kind of Candy Board would you make?

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DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

Happy Monday! Is everyone ready for Halloween this week? I wanted to share two last minute party ideas before the big day! I will be sharing one today and another tomorrow, make sure you’re on the look out! First up, Candyfetti filled coffins! Are these not the cutest little coffins you ever did see? LOL  Since I’m not into the scary decorations but more into the cute ones these are sure to fit the bill. These can be made in just about any color combination as well as add a personalized touch by adding your guests name. I was inspired by the Doomsday Collection by Daydream Society.

I filled my coffins up with the Hocus Pocus Candyfetti blend by Sweetsindeed. If you have not tried or know of Sweetsindeed and their Candyfetti blends make sure to head on over and take a peek! They have a larger selection of wonderful blends and the best part is, the taste is absolutely amazing!

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

Tutorial:

Begin by opening your Designs #93703 & #50212 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your designs.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to adjust the size of your coffin and bat designs and send to your print and cut window.

Then you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your card stock into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do this 3 times with your different color card stock since the coffin, RIP and bats are cut separately.

Once your designs have been cut you will want to use glue dots to put your coffin together.

Now you can fill up your coffin treat box with Candyfetti or candy of choice and you are all set.


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DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Hocus Locus Candyfetti FavorsPINIMAGE

What would you fill your little coffin with?

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Modern 80PINIMAGE

Modern 80PINIMAGE

To be honest I don’t really get dressed up for Halloween. Shocking I know! As a child I was never able to participate in that holiday so now that I’m a mom and my girls love to get dressed up I try. Most years I have been in my pjs handing out candy and telling my kiddos I was pajama party mom LOL. Now that they are older that does not go over very well! But you guys it was freezing in Michigan I had my robe and slippers and I was set to go! Now that I have shared that embarrassing story, moving on. This year I wanted to have a little fun and decided to dress up as an 80’s girl! I absolutely love the colors, music, candy and 80’s designs. I wanted to use my new Silhouette Alta 3D Printer for a few fun accessories. If you can design it you can print it!

Now for these earrings, I went with a design from the Silhouette Studio. I’m beyond excited at how they turned out! These Modern 80’s Inspired Earrings are sure to turn some heads. Not only are they fun and bold but they would make great gifts. Now the design was not set up as earrings so I turned the design into earrings. They were cool geometric shapes. I went with the triangle shape as most of you know that is my shape! I will go over how I did that below. The best part about any designs you purchase or have you can slighlty alter them into so many different things!

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Supplies Needed:

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Tutorial:

Begin by purchasing and downloading your design from the Silhouette Studio.

Now you will want to open your Design ##78289 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Once you have done that open up your design in your design window.

You will see two shapes and you will want to ungroup your designs and keep only the one you will be working with.

Once you have your design you will want to make any and all adjustments you wish to make. For example the size and or width/thickness of your earrings.

At this time you will need to make the loop/hole for your earrings to connect to your hoop.

Click on the shape menu and select the ellipse shape and hold it down till you have a perfect circle shape.

Now you will want to go to your modify tool and weld the circle you just made with your geometric shape you have.

Once you have done so you will want to repeat the previous step and create a smaller circle and place it inside the larger circle shape you just welded.

You want to make sure its slightly smaller to create the earring hoop.

Then you will want to select your entire design and go to your menu then go to object and select make compound path.

Make sure to save your design.

Now you are ready to open up your new design in your ALTA Printer.

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You will want to open your design then select the 3D Print to send your design to your ALTA 3D.

At this time I selected the High print quality option and hit print.

You will need to do this process twice for both earrings.

Once they have been printed wait a few minutes till they are cooled before removing them from your platform with your spatula.

Now you may grab your earrings and attach your gold ring hooks to the top of each one using your needle nose pliers.

Leave your gold ring hooks open to attach the earring topper to each one then use your crimper pliers to close each one securely.

Your earrings are now ready to be paired up with your costume.


Modern 80PINIMAGE

Modern 80PINIMAGE

Well guys what do you think of my brand new accessories for my Halloween costume?!

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  • Indya | The Small Adventurer - These are so cute! I love the neon pink. Definitely motivating me to hurry up and get my ears re-pierced before the end of the year!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you! The pink is a definite must for an 80’s costume. LOLReplyCancel

Orange You Glad itPINIMAGE

Here’s to Thursday! In the past few weeks I shared my “Green With Envy“,”Pretty In Pink” ,”Why Color Me Happy” & “Mint To Be” color boards. I’ve had such a great time creating these boards and getting a chance to share them with all of you! In honor of Fall and upcoming Halloween I found it fitting to go with an orange board this week. This weeks board is “Orange You Glad It’s Fall“! I like anything orange flavor especially those orange gummy slices! YUM Be sure you guys are joining in and playing along on our guessing game, of what my next color of choice will be.

Each week, I will be sharing a color board with you based on all the little goodies I have throughout my craft room. Be on the look out for next weeks board.

Can you guess what color it will be? Let the FUN begin!

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