Everybody loves chocolate.
Everybody loves booze.
Everybody will DEFINITELY love you for giving chocolate + booze.
Stumped for a gift? Yea, I got you covered; we all know you left it to the last minute so why not give them an adult hot chocolate mason jar? Easy to make in under an hour and super quick to pump out multiples of these if you need to gift a whole bunch of people at once! I made these myself for a couple of super close girlfriends (hope you guys liked them!!) and even the boyfriend “borrowed” the idea to make some for his supervisors.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- mason jars (The ones I used were from the Dollarama with a little chalkboard label so you can write the receiver’s name on it)
- candy canes
- mini marshmallows
- hot chocolate mix
- mini Bailey’s sampler (local liquor store should carry these, also Khalua would be a good alternative if you can’t find Bailey’s)
- tags (optional: I used these to write messages/instructions from the hot chocolate mix jar)
- Wash the mason jars and dry thoroughly
- Spoon the hot chocolate mixture into the mason jar until it’s around half full
- Fill the remainder of the jar with mini marshmallows loosely packed
- Set aside a non broken candy cane for later and unwrap the rest, and bash. You will want the candy canes to be crushed into small pieces and/or candy cane dust.
- Sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top of the mini marshmallows so it trickles down between the cracks of the marshmallows
- Add more marshmallows to the jar to pack it in and seal.
- Take your string and tie both the mini Bailey’s and candy cane to the jar.
- Add label/tag. Done!
Time to break out the Christmas decorations! Having moved this year to a new city I don’t have any Christmas decorations on hand so I thought why not whip up something quick and easy with some holiday sparkle.
I spotted these plastic snowflakes at the Dollarama the other day and was surprised at their quality, obviously this meant I had to get them. Once at home I was humming and ha-ing over what to do with them and my boyfriend actually suggested to make a garland out of them! It turned out SUPER pretty and I want to run back to the Dollarama to get more snowflakes! I have this strong urge to cover my whole apartment with this simple yet festive garland (Cost less than $2 to make, looks like you paid wayyyyyyy more)
Who wants one? I’ll make one for you because they are way too pretty to keep just to myself!
A little boho mixed with some coziness. A super sweet way to change up the classic cable knit sweater this season, add some movement into the bundles of layers and some fun fuzziness. This is definitely a DIY I would love to try out just to add a little something to make a typical sweater a bit more unique!
Can’t ever go wrong with a bit of black and white. Ever since Alexander Wang showed those marble surfboards seasons back, I feel like marble has been THE rock of choice for a chic touch. Whether it be a marble vinyl to make-over a table, or marble studs; marble is always in style, so why not wear it on your nails?
Now that it’s cooler and I’ve been breaking out the darker polishes, I thought it would be fitting to do a black based marble. I think it turned out pretty well for a first try, super easy and basically fool proof, I can’t wait to try the white version of these in the near future.
Welcome in the cold weather with these cozy looking nails! So far tutorials are using 3D gel sculpting polish but I’m thinking there’s probably another way to achieve this look for people like me who aren’t a huge fan of the gel polishes. Keep your eyes out for a tutorial soon! In the mean time, bundle up and keep warm with some hot chocolate ~~~
Images from here
I guess I never mentioned it on this blog, but I had gone to Africa almost a year ago now and I want
to share some of the highlights of the trip. This is a small photo diary of the time I got to spend with some very special people in Tanzania as part of my final year in school.
One of the things I regret most is not having a tangible reflection of an amazing memory… A trip to Japan last year I picked up the FujiFilm Intax mini 8. Love the quick and easy instant pictures and they’re always a hit with friends and family.
I got it at a discount price and while the camera unit itself isn’t very expensive, it’s the constant need for more film that makes this little guy an investment. But other than that I can’t complain because every time I bring this to an event or party it has been a hit. I loved every minute of the duck faced pouts, the silly photo dives and impromptu giggles it caused.
Any advice on how to show off them polaroids? I’m not a huge fan of having them kept in a book but maybe strung on wall? Comment down below some suggestions! Perfect for a Christmas Gift the to photographer of the family, or a treat for yourself you can find the FujiFilm Intax Mini 8 here.
“from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layersof leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geologicalmaps.” – Barbora
A truly riveting and inspiring collection influenced by the sediments of the earth, Barbora Vesela delivers it in the prettiest delicate forms from leather scraps. A beautifully produced video shows the unique process of which the sediment type shapes are formed onto the shoes as well as the labour intensive process of creating made to order. If you’re one to want unique shoes that no one else has these should definitely be on the top of your wish list! No two pairs are the same, even each foot with its own differences these will for sure be a prized item in the closet.