All posts tagged: New Year’s Eve

Holiday Treats: Marshmallow Popcorn Treats 

Ahh, the holidays… From Christmas to New Year’s Day, ‘tis the season to bake up a storm of delicious treats.  Gotta love holiday baking.  Who knew marshmallows were such a versatile ingredient?  Oh, and we aren’t talking about your typical marshmallow, we are talking about Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats flavoured marshmallows.  It’s always good to support local.  Powder Monkey’s signature collection of extraordinary flavours infused into made from scratch marshmallows are a real game changer.  Popular favourites include: coconut, strawberry, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, coffee, and rose —just to name a few.  This holiday season we have all new treats in-store for guests, friends and family.  Our popcorn marshmallow treats are a fun and festive dessert for holiday parties.  Yes, the holiday’s just got a whole lot sweeter.  We loved the combination of flavours, strawberry marshmallows, chocolate and popcorn— we think you will too!  A delightful holiday snack for guests or to add to your hot cocoa bar.   With New Year’s Eve almost here, I am already planning out a menu for my dessert bar. …

Project: Words of Kindness

  Photo Credit: Tiffany Morgan ©2014 The Project: Words of Kindness is a space for kind thoughts, kind words, and acts of kindness. Tiffany, founder of My Happy Coincidence in Toronto, and I are super excited about our new project we have teamed up for. This page is our Headquarters for Project: Words of Kindness: Right now the project is small, should it blossom into something bigger and more beautiful than we could imagine, – then we will look into creating an official website devoted just to Project: Words of Kindness. As for now, this will be home to Project: Words of Kindness. This is a collaborative effort between Tiffany and I, so please check out her blog My Happy Coincidence for exclusive and bonus posts for Project: Words of Kindness. The Challenge: On New Year’s Day- We have 1 resolution to sprinkle the world in kindness. How are we gonna do it? By sending words of kindness to complete strangers, as well as friends and family -we couldn’t leave them out. All we ask …

PS- When the clock strikes 12…

As the echoes of memories of this year begin to fade out, the possibilities of change, hope and the excitement of new memories to be made draw in closer. Well, it’s New Year’s Eve… When the clock strikes 12 at midnight, the ball will drop, the confetti will fall, the Champagne corks will pop, toasts will be made, the fireworks will soar fast, light up the sky, burn out and fade away into the night, and resolutions will be made. I think we owe it to ourselves when making resolutions to ask ourselves, did we make good resolutions?  Will we actually work hard at honoring them, and fulfill them.  With every beginning there is an end, and every end there is a beginning, so I wonder, do people really change with the bringing in of a new year? Will we ourselves change for the better? Will we give more to those in need and do more acts of kindness? Will we thank God more for the blessings in our lives?  As for the blessings that we find ourselves …

DIY: Eco Chic Wine Charms

New Year’s Eve is days away… Here is a fun and easy DIY project, to add some sparkle and dazzle to your wine glasses and champagne flutes.  Pop. Fizz. Clink. Dazzle. Eco Chic Wine Charms What you will need:  Beads, charms, and  silver hoops (Used for jewelry making).  Alternatively, you can make rings out of some wire using wire pilers to bend the ends together. Tip:  To keep it eco friendly you can repurpose old hoop earrings, beads and charms from broken necklaces or bracelets. Instructions: Simple, string together the desired beads or charms onto the silver hoops or wire depending on the medium you are working with.  Attach to glass.   Champagne Flutes Charms   Wine charms are super easy to make.  Consider setting up an art station where guests can create their own personalized wine charms and keep it as a New Year’s Eve keepsake.  Otherwise, your lovely wine charms can be used for dinner parties, birthday’s and other festive celebrations. Have fun and enjoy! With love, xo    

A Pot of Gold

  I hope everyone had a lovely time over the holidays.  Christmas may be over but New Year’s Eve is on the way.  In the spirit of getting ready for New Year’s Eve, I have been testing out some DIY projects and making them as eco friendly as possible.  Mason jars are trending right now, and often reused to house candles.  I created a pot of gold so to speak, by repurposing a glass jar with glitter accents.  It turned out to be a sparkling new candle holder.  I admit, glitter is not the most eco friendly choice, but the jar can be reused over and over again as a sparkling candle holder.  It’s fun for parties and of course New Year’s Eve. A  Pot of Gold: DIY Candle Holder You will need: a glass jar, glitter, mod podge and ribbon. Step 1. I chose not to completely cover the jar in gold glitter, so I reused some ribbon from Christmas presents and wrapped it around the jar, taping the ends together so it would …