Sunday, June 22, 2014

Real Simple Love

So Im sure of you feel the same way about Real Simple Magazine as I do - Its pretty much the most amazing magazine and I absolutely LOVE it! The best part is everything in it really is simple and completely doable right!? 
Well what would make my love for the magazine grow? Um how about the fact that they featured my photo I posted on my instagram on their instagram and Twitter! PRETTY AMAZING RIGHT!?

This is our sweet Cookie who enjoyed the stud muffin on the June Issue of Real Simple:

AND here it is on Real Simple's Twitter:

AND on their Instagram:

Miss Cookie is totally famous!

P.S.. You can follow me on here on Instagram!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tea Cup Candles [Baby Shower Favors]

Hello!! <3 Before my sister even got pregnant she said that she wanted to have a tea party themed baby shower, so when she finally announced she was going to have a baby naturally I though of a Tea Party Theme for her shower! You can view pictures of the shower Here!
For the favors I made tea cup candles which are something I had seen on Pinterest multiple times and thought they would be perfect. They are actually quite simple - a little time consuming but VERY easy! :)

Before I got started I found a great webstore on Ebay for my wax, scents, and candle wicks.  I purchased the coloring from Michael's Craft Store. I really loved the wax because it was flakes rather than a hard block which melted down so much easier. 

First, I prepped all of my thrift store tea cups by washing them. I then put the wicks in the cups and used hot glue to adhere them. My wick holders are coffee sticks taped together to keep them wicks in place when pouring the wax. Trim the wick about an inch above the cup - you can trim it down one they are done!

I also placed the cups in a cardboard box trimmed down to make clean up easier incase I made a mess while pouring ;)

Then using a double broiler I started to melt the wax -

Once the wax was melted I turned off the heat and addd the coloring and stirred it until it melted too.

I let the wax rest for about ten minutes before adding the scent, then I poured! 

They dried for about 24 hours before I removed the wick holders and trimmed the wicks. 

These would be a great gift, favor, or even perfect for just because!

What do you think!?