January 2016

♥ Links We Love ♥

♥ Links We Love ♥

This week’s ♥ Links We Love ♥ has a little something for everyone. 

  1. Looking for something to do this weekend but don’t have time to peruse the web? We have got you covered with this fun class!
  2. So as you have noted I wear prescription glasses. Yet another way to accessorize! Check out one of my favorite places for the most adorable pairs of glasses and yes sunnies too! 
  3. In need of a good laugh, to set your Friday off to a good start? Check this out. 
  4. Boring old makeup routine? Follow my newest YouTuber crush and spice up your makeup life. 
  5. Planning a beach getaway? Follow our fellow blogger and lady boss’ guide to getting you packed and ready!

Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows with Whiskey

I share a confession with you. I have become slightly addicted to sweet confectionary goodness, in the form of marshmallows. I mean who am I kidding! I love S’mores and have enjoyed making different pairings. With that love for S’mores, outside of the usual campfire setting and after seeing the amazing things that are being done with S’mores, I decided to try my hand at a Homemade Marshmallow recipe. 

Now I am addicted. 
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows with WhiskeyHomemade Vanilla Marshmallows with WhiskeyHomemade Vanilla Marshmallows with WhiskeyHomemade Vanilla Marshmallows with Whiskey

After I made my first batch its has now become a bit of an obsession. How about you? Addicted now too? If this doesn’t do it for you check out a few variations that you can play with. . .

Chocolate Irish Cream Marshmallows

Dulce De Leche Marshmallows

Peppermint Marshmallows

or coming soon our Toasted Coconut Marshmallows.

Marshmallow Recipe
Yields 20
Delicious, melt in your mouth clouds.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
  1. 3 Packages Unfalvored Gelatin
  2. 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  3. 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  5. 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  6. Confectioners Sugar, For Dusting
  1. Sprinkle gelatin on top of 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Beat to mix and add in 1/2 cup of your room temp corn syrup.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, 1/2 cup of corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until dissolved and the syrup comes to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly (to avoid burning yourself) pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on medium-high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 12-15 minutes. Add the vanilla then mix thoroughly.
  5. With a sieve, generously dust an 8 by 12-inch nonmetal baking dish with confectioners' sugar. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the pan, smooth the top, and dust with more confectioners' sugar. Allow to stand uncovered overnight until it dries out.
  6. Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them in squares. Dust them remaining confectioners sugar.
  1. OPTIONAL 2-3 Tablespoons Whiskey (Good Drinking Whiskey)
  2. At the moment of adding in the vanilla, I added in 3 Tablespoons of Whiskey for and added kick.
Adapted from Food Network
Adapted from Food Network

Easy Personal Shower

My dear friend was visiting from Peru and before you knew it, she was officially engaged.  She was planning a marriage here in Oregon when suddenly the decision was made: they were heading back to Peru for a destination wedding. What at first was going to be a couple months to plan and host a personal shower became a fast track plan to throw a shower in three weeks.  

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♥ Links We Love ♥

♥ Links We Love ♥

♥ Links We Love ♥

Our top 5 ‘2015’ Links We Love From Gold Dipped Chaos (In case you missed it!) 

We are all busy right now (can’t you tell it’s like day 8 into 2016, yikes) but take a moment to relax and breathe. And check out our BEST from 2015! Even if we are a week behind. 

  1. Need cocktail inspiration? Check out this Cocktail or missing summer? We have got you covered with this refreshing Beverage.
  2.  Check out this amazing shop.  The Pin Game is strong with this one and they also offer an exclusive membership
  3. What better way to spend these chilly winter days than inside with this easy DIY.
  4. Making plans for a better makeup regiment for 2016? We have your eyebrows covered with this Tutorial
  5. Need a perfect brunch place for these lazy snow days? Check out one of our favorite places for the best breakfast at this Diner
  6. Brrr! Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up with baking this fabulous yet easy bar recipe
  7. It’s days like these that we are dreaming of long days in the sun and laying the grass. Warm up with these party inspirations.
  8. Planning some new fashion inspiration for 2016? Check out these Fashion Ideas
  9. Speaking of fashion, we’re pretty sure print mixing will still be on trend in 2016 and we plan to go heavy on the lavender this spring too. 
  10. We just may have to lay off our favorite donuts for a few months…. or not… 

Also be sure to check back to see more links we love and exciting posts we have in store for 2016! 

M + H 


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