July 11, 2020

Pool Floats + Toys || Our Favorites


pool floats
pool floats
pool floats

Our collection of favorite pool + float toys we've collected this summer!
Half are shown above + the other half have yet to be seen over in Instagram : )
All are listed below.
(All thanks to our 2 Birthday summer girls)





Flamingo splash pad sold out (similar here)
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July 7, 2020

Paper Plate Crafts || Summer Part 2


A full video demo for this Unicorn paper plate craft can be found here, over on YouTube! 

hermit crab paper plate craft
June's Paper Plate Craft! 

Hermit crab demo can be found  here.  Separate demo for the bucket + matching shovel is  here.  From here on out I'll create, share + demo a new paper plate craft design each month!  So if you liked these crafts, you might also like our other summertime paper plate craft designs Part 1 found  here.

Lastly, a suggestion box for August design's will be up in Instagram stories 1 week before on Tuesday July 28th! I'm excited to see you over on Instagram then to let me know what you'd like to see next!! : )

Warmly, Steph

June 29, 2020

Homemade Star Marshmallows + S'mores Summer Treat

homemade marshmallows 4th of july treat

Ingredients
Butter (grease pan)
Confectioners’ sugar for coating pan + making shapes!
2 (1/4 ounce) unflavored powered gelatin envelopes
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Red + blue food coloring

homemade marshmallows 4th of july treat

Directions

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Coat cooking pan with butter and then add on a thin layer of confectioners’ sugar.

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In a heavy saucepan combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/3 cup of water. Play over heat and bring to boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil without stirring for 1 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 seconds.

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Turn mixer to low speed and pour hot syrup into the softened gelatin while gradually increasing the mixer speed to high and beat for 5-7 minutes until marshmallows form a thick whisk. Then put mixer on low and add in vanilla extract. Then if desired, add food coloring (cleaning bowl between batches).

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Using a spatula scrape the marshmallow into your coated (butter + confectioners’ sugar) into the pan. Let sit at room temperature for 4 hours-overnight.

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Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar onto a large clean surface or cutting board, for your "marshmallow making shape space." Then, using a rubber spatula and sprinkles of confectioners’ sugar, pull the entire flay lay of marshmallow out of the pan and onto your "marshmallow making shape space."

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Spray your desired cookie cutter with nonstick cookie spray and or lightly coat with butter. Then dust star cookie cutter with confectioners’ sugar to prevent sticking. Lastly, you can make your shapes! and have fun!

homemade marshmallows 4th of july treat
Happy 4th of July mom friends! 
While staying close home, it really feels good to make things festive + fun over here.  : ) 

Warmly, Steph