February 28, 2015

Alternative Florals

So, I had a few extra flowers and a dish that screamed put me somewhere. Of course many ideas started to float around in the caverns of my mind. Yet there was only one winner.

 The end result can be found in the following photos.....below the words that you are currently reading.



The dish that I spoke about earlier and a crafts persons main tool....or maybe I should say one of many main tools.



A close up of the dishy dish. Which of all places was purchased at a dollar tree. They have many many more and a variety of types......go and check your local store....after you've finished reading of course !!!

A few of the extra flowers that litter the hallways of my life.


Cut the stems off if your following along and making your own. It's help them to stay tucked neatly inside fyi .



An aerial visualization of the end product. Add as little or as many flowers as you like.



A peek from the side and we are done. A super easy and quick project that can add a dose of something to any space. 

Love our crafts and d.i.y projects? If you said yes to yourself....check back next Saturday for more :)


Later,
Mari

February 26, 2015

Recipe Of The Day

Here's our recipe of the day. The King's Supreme mini cakes with chocolate ganache.



Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups banana purée 

2 Teaspoons lemon juice

3 Cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 Teaspoons baking soda

1/4  Teaspoon sea salt

3/4 Cup softened butter

2 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Eggs

2 Teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 Cup skim milk



Ganache (optional)

Opt for your choice of chocolate or cream cheese frosting if you do not like ganache.



Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour your pan or baking dish of choice.

In a small bowl, mix banana purée with lemon juice; set aside.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and sea salt; set aside

In a larger bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then fold in 2 tsp vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture while also adding your skim milk.

Fold in banana purée.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in oven for 45 minutes or until cakes are golden brown.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Once cake is cooled add your choice of frosting or ganache pieces.



Enjoy,
Mari




February 24, 2015

So These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things......

Here are a few of the things that I'm currently adoring at the moment. A couple are well known friends and a few others are new purchases.


 
My LongChamp Le Pliage tote in milberry . I got this for my birthday last year and I absolutely love it. It's super sturdy and truly a classic. A rather simple handbag yet makes a statement when necessary. Also it's nylon material makes it really easy to clean.



A silver heart is forever a treasure. My mom got this for me and it's already become something near and dear. I know I will keep and wear this forever. It's a great casual piece that can transition from day to night.

 
Sales are the best for finding things you never knew you needed. I found this super cool wallet at target a few weeks ago. Although it's faux leather and slightly itsy. It goes with everything wonderfully and can fit the most important necessities.



I purchased this yesterday at target. It's the EOS hand lotion and it's perfect. A super essential that everyone should go and pick up. Great for those with dry sensitive skin. Leaves your hands smooth and sporting a delightful scent. The one featured is in the scent of berry blossom. If you haven't tried anything in the evolution of smooth product line, this should be your first stop.



I got these last year at Aldo. They reminded me of the 1970's for some reason and I had to have them. Their great quality and have lasted me a really long time. I love the ombré lenses the best !!!


Hope you enjoyed my ramble.


Later,
Mari

February 17, 2015

The Crafting Hour

If you've had the chance to check out our etsy shop lately. You will have seen quite a few new products. One of which includes glitter zombies glitzy jumbo sparkler party hats. Great for everyone and every occasion, party or not.

Available to conviently purchase through the following link http://www.GlitterZombiess.Etsy.com

However if your an avid crafter like I am. You may want to try a bit of a d.i.y. So....


As per usual here are the directions in the form of visual imagery.


Materials:

Glitter Cardstock
Hot Glue
Appliqué or Crystals
Ribbon
Scissors




















Later,
Mari

Clean Eating

Looking for an amazing breakfast treat that's both clean and delish. Super affordable and found where ever groceries are sold. Well, I think that you should give the Yo Crunch Yopa Greek Nonfat Yogurt a try. It's free of preservatives and comes with a generous serving of 9 whole grain granola. Made with all natural ingredients.




Definitely one of my new favorite yogurts and brands. Really affordable and includes a plethora of flavors like strawberry, blueberry and vanilla and almonds.




Ingredients

Nonfat Greek Yogurt:  Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Nonfat Milk, Active Yogurt Cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus,L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei 

Fruit: Blueberries, Water, Sugar, Fructose,  Food Starch- Modified, Natural Flavors, Carrageenan, Carmine ( for color), Potassium Sorbate ( to preserve freshness), Malic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Vitamin D3

9 Grain Granola: Nine whole grains (Oats, Barley, White Wheat, Rye, Triticale, Spelt, Brown Rice, Millet, BuckWheat, Sugar, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Salt, Honey.

Contains Milk and Wheat

May also include the following: Eggs, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts.



Serving Size 150g
2g   Fat
13g Protein
0g Cholesterol 


Hope you all go out and grab a few of the products they offer, if you have yet to try the awesome selections. If you've  already tried and have a fave leave it in the comments. Us glitter zombies always love to discover exciting newness.

Later,
Mari
@GlitterZombies



February 16, 2015

GlitterZombiess by Glitter Zombies New Products

Check out all of the new glittery sparkletastic products in our etsy shop. GlitterZombiess.Etsy.com


"Jumbo Sparkle Party Hat"



"Sparkles and Crystals Galore"



"Puppy Party Hats"



"For your furry friends at the celebration"



"Gold Glitter Heart Gift Tags"



"Super Sparkle Gift Tags"



"Round Glitter Confetti"


"Up-cycled Lisa Frank Sketch Pad"




Later,
Mari
@GlitterZombies