Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quick Wedding Photo!

Real quick--I just received this from a client of mine. Had to share it. It is so beautiful! She purchased the Red Rose w/black netting for her bridal party. (actual rose photo is posted after wedding pic) I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!

The Rose...

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Candy Gift Guide: Sweets!

I've been wanting and yearning to make some sweets for the holiday, but I'm still waiting on my candy thermometer! Maybe Santa will bring me one? I have  been extra good this year.The thermometer is a must-have for any candy enthusiast.  If you really want to give fabulous home-made candy as gifts this year (but don't want to get your hands sticky), I HIGHLY recommend  these sweet treats I've spent hours compiling--well, maybe not hours. But a long time!
Courtesy of Etsy and all her gifted candy makers, I give you...
My Candy Gift Guide: Sweets!

Let's start off gentle with the buttery goodness of Salted Gooey Caramels...

                               Fleur de Sel Butter Caramels by The Caramel Jar

Next, on to some dee-lish raspberry, white chocolate fudge. You heard me...

                        Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl Fudge by Jewel of the Lion

You still with me? Good. Cherries and chocolate--always good!

                          Cherries and Chocolate-A Bit of Heaven on Earth by Nikid

 Do you need a glass of milk yet? How about a nice hot cocoa?

                             Christmas Cocoa Mix in a Jar by Winter Wonderland

Can't explain this one. But it's fabulous!!!

                     I Moustache You - Hard Candy Lollipops by Vintage Confections

This next one is available in 8 flavors! Yeah--8!

                       Assorted Gourmet Nougats - 8 Flavors by Kettle Confections

Do you still have all your teeth? Mine are starting to hurt--Must. Keep. Going!

                           Drunk Chocolate Peppermint Balls by Brown Bag Bakery
                                               (p.s. they have Schnapps!)

The following had me drooling at first sight--I love fudge!

                         Julie's Fudge - with BUTTERSCOTCH by Jewel of the Lion
                              (this shop looks so tasty, I had to feature it twice!)

Now, on to cookies...Peppermint cookies! Such craftsmanship!

                      Teeny Starlight Peppermint Organic Cookies by Cukor Cookies

On the English side??? Toffee!

                                    Handmade English Toffee by Savoirfare
                                           (I'm intrigued--aren't you?)

Don't worry, I didn't forget the sexy lollipops!

                           Sexy Lip Lollipops Hard Candy by Sugar Bellys Boutique
                                (...and you thought I'd forget--shame on you!)

And last--but not least. Marshmallows! Don't they look sinful?

                         Dark Chocolate Raspberry Marshmallows by Softly Sweetly

Whew! After eating all this candy, you might need to suds up those sticky candy fingers of yours with some Olive Oil soap...caution: dont eat it!

                          Ultimate Christmas - Olive oil Soap by Catherine Filippelli

Well, I hope this Holiday Candy Guide has helped you or made you hungry. Either way, it was fun! Now, get your thermometer out and boil that sugar!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Tis the season, Jolly Jolly!

Time for Bellababy Studio to offer my fave fans a super fab discount for the ENTIRE month of December! 15% off the whole kit and kaboodle--includes FREE SHIPPING on all Hair Bows. Not to mention, 15% off  already reduced Holiday pricing! You want to wish me a Merry Christmas now--dont you??? If not, I'll settle for Happy Holidays...tis the season!