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Frozen Icicle Candy Cupcakes!

Spend a snowy day making FROZEN Cupcakes!
 Perfect for a Frozen Princess Party!
 With Blue Crystal Icicle Shards for added frostiness!

 Here's a great recipe for Cupcakes for four!
You know, those days where you can't justify making 24 cupcakes
because you know you'll eat them all!
Okay, so just 4.

1 Egg
4 TBSP butter softened
4 TBSP sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
3 TBSP milk
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 pinches of salt
 Mix the wet, add and mix the dry.
 Get out 4 cupcake papers.
 Fill them 2/3's full.
Should use all your batter!
 Bake 350* F for 15 minutes.

Now, while they are baking and cooling...
make your frozen icicle shard candy!
(be careful, those icicles have been know to kill people)

Okay, in a saucepan...
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons of corn syrup
2 tablespoons of water
boil on high until it reaches 300* F or hard crack.
 Then add 1 drop of blue food coloring
and 1/8 teaspoon of flavoring (optional)
 Pour it out on a silicone mat.
I poured a large amount first, then little strings and strands
of syrup to make the lacy frozen icicles.
 It will lift right up off the mat when cooled.
 The larger piece can be broken carefully to make crystals.
Really though, be careful...hard candy can cut like glass.
 I used my Silhouette machine to cut out scallop cupcake wrappers
out of damask acetate paper.
 Now just added a generous swirl of buttercream frosting
and topped with hard candy icicles and shards!
Remove the shards and icicles before giving to small children.
My 5 year old was fine, but fyi.
Enjoy the snowy frozen weather!

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Glow in the Dark Light Switch Trick!

My husband did this trick on the light switches throughout the house!
It's super nice.
I didn't think it was a big deal at first...
now I can't imagine a house without it!

First you need some luminescent tape...or glow in the dark tape.
Then tape a little strip on all the light switch plates.

When you turn off the light at night, they glow for a while.
I can turn off the lights in the living room and there is just 
enough glow on the hall light that I can see where I am going.  
Way less hassle than night lights and only a one time cost.
Then my hubby got extra creative and taped a strip on our ceiling fan blades.
They are taped perfectly, so when the fan spins, it's like a circle of
 faint light hypnotizing me to sleep.  Ha ha ha, so fun!
(please ignore the dust!)

Linking up to THESE parties this week!



Chinese Lantern Lights!

 Make a little string of Chinese lantern lights for
 Chinese New Year this weekend (31st)

 You will need a string of Christmas lights...white or colored.
Red paper, tape, scissors, and a paper cutter is nice but not necessary.
 I cut paper in 2 1/2 by 3 1/4"
Fold paper in half...skinny way.

 Cut strips on the folded edge to about 1/4"
away from the other edge.

 Next, open it up...

 Add some tape or hot glue along one edge...

 Wrap it in a circle and tape it down.
Press together to make the lantern strips bow outwards.

 Make one for every light bulb...or skip some lights...whatever.

 I used a piece of duct tape and taped the light...

 Right inside the lantern.
 And repeated...16 times for me.

 Then turn the lights on and presto!
 Hang them up and celebrate...
You might want to check out this zodiac post too!
Or this Dragon cake and party for the Year of the Dragon
I love how tiny they are!

 Perfect for the mantle!

You could get some hanging lanterns like this too!
I just hung them with twine and pinned them right in the ceiling!
These ones are from Oriental Trading Company.  They are big!
No lights inside, but a great addition to our kitchen bar!

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I Found this Humerus Shirt!

 I found this humerus!
Perfectly funny t-shirt for a health related person!
  I used my silhouette cameo and cut out flocked heat transfer vinyl in reverse.
Then I ironed it on this shirt I got at the dollar store.
Too funny!
Need Step by Step tutorial for heat transfer shirts?
Check out this My Little Pony one!

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