{RECAP} OUR FLUFFY YEAR, 2014!

2014 Recap of The Marshmallow Studio

At the end of every year, I like to take time to look back and reflect on all that took place throughout the year. If you’ve been following me for while, you know that I do this with my personal life as well as with The Marshmallow Studio.

Every January I like to post a recap of our year to highlight the good and learn from the ugly…. So here is the recap for 2014!

{PLEASE NOTE: Below each image there will be a link you can click to see the full post for that project which will include additional photos and details.}

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Here we go….

OUR PROJECTS FOR KRAFT JET-PUFFED MARSHMALLOWS

Scalloped Marshmallow Valentine's Day Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Scalloped Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Cake

Easter Marshmallow Wreath by TheMarshmallowStudio

Easter Marshmallow Wreath

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Patriotic Marshmallow Fondant Cake

Witch on a Broom Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Witch On A Broom Marshmallow Cake

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio2

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake

Santa Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake

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PAST ORDERS

Although we really don’t take orders, here are a few that I made for my friends or wholesale clients:

New Balance Wall Art by The Marshmallow Studio

A marshmallow wall art to promote the launch of the brand new Fresh Foam shoes by New Balance.

Dinos - BellaGrey Designs

Cute dinosaur marshmallow pops for a birthday party.

Muppets Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Muppet inspired marshmallow pops for a special wedding.

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Olaf inspired marshmallow pops for a birthday party. This was fun because it included a little competition between my mom and I. You participated, remember?

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DIYs AND RECIPES

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Fondue Sweetness

Father's Day MM Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Father’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Patriotic Red Velvet Star Cakes by TheMarshmallowStudio

Patriotic Red Velvet Star Cakes

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip by TheMarshmallowStudio

Shortbread Cups with Grilled Peaches and Marshmallow Dip

Back-to-school Apple Marshmallow Pops by TheMarshmallowStudio

Apple Marshmallow Pops

Halloween Gravestone MM Cupcake Toppers-TheMarshmallowStudio

Marshmallow Gravestone Chocolate Cupcakes

Dia De Los Muertos Fondant Calavera Toppers_TheMarshmallowStudio

Dia De Los Muertos Fondant and Marshmallow Calavera Toppers

Mexican Champurrado by TheMarshmallowStudio

Mexican Champurrado

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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake with Drizzled Caramel

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Fall Rice Krispies Treat Cake

Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie Man_TheMarshmallowStudio

Gingerbread Marshmallow Brownie

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BRANDS WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH

Brands 2014

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CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

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Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada

Party Girls at 80s Party at SNAP

SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

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BlogHer Food in Miami, Florida

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International Food and Beverage Conference in Seattle, Washington

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MY BOOK!!!

mARTshmallows by TheMarshmallowStudio

This is the book that keeps giving, let me tell you! Exactly a year after we released mARTshmallows, we surprised every one with the release of the digital version which is available in English and Spanish too!

Now you can download a copy and not worry about shipping costs or having to wait for it to come in the mail. Not to mention, all of our Spanish speaking fans are now very happy :)

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GIVEAWAYS & PRODUCT REVIEWS

MM Galore

Marshmallows Galore by Donna Mae

Eat More Dessert Giveaway on TheMarshmallowStudio

Eat More Dessert by Jenny Keller

Sweet Treats Book Giveaway at TheMarshmallowStudio

Sweet Treats for the Holidays by Norene Cox

Nautical Marshmallow Baby Girl Nursery by TheMarshmallowStudio

Wallternatives – incredibly awesome wall decals.

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CELEBRATIONS

If you follow me on Instagram ,you know I love all things party and DIY.. After all, I do have a bachelor’s degree in Meetings and Event Management haha).

When I celebrate my boys’ birthdays we do it big around here. This year I also got to celebrate the arrival of our little girl.

Keiran Cookies and Milk Party

Keiran’s 3rd birthday party – Cookies & Milk!

Aiden Dinosaur Party

Aiden’s 5th birthday party  - Dinosaurs!

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Our Vintage Baby Girl shower

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Our Mexican Fiesta shower

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THE MORINS

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Our house was completed and we got to move in :)

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This home is a dream come true for us!

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And finally, the sweetest little blessing of this year is our little doll Kamilla!

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Here we are on Thanksgiving Day. Our first photograph as a family of 5. I LOVE it!!

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We always have so much fun with our Christmas cards. This year’s theme was sweets and gingerbread kids :)

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Then this happened. :( We got into a major car accident just a few days before Christmas. We were lucky to walk away with just burns and bruises.

This was a very scary reminder that everyday is precious and we must cherish every moment, family and friends.

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I am extremely grateful for everything 2014 gave us and I am thrilled to see what 2015 has in store for us.

Here’s to a fabulous 2015!!!

Cheers :)

{RECAP} BLOGHER FOOD 2014

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Let’s talk food!

Let’s talk entrepreneurs!

Let’s talk Miami!

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I had the absolute pleasure of attending BlogHer Food in Miami, Florida a few months ago. I had a fabulous time!

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{RECIPE} GINGERBREAD MARSHMALLOW BROWNIE MAN!

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SWEET!!! Christmas is just around the corner and I cannot wait!

Every family has their own traditions. In my family, it’s all about cooking, baking and spending time together. We don’t have customary Christmas recipes that we do but one thing is for sure, it always involves tons of desserts.

In my book it’s just not a real celebration until you add dessert! With that in mind, for my boys it’s just not as fun unless they get to join in the prepping. I’m raising them to be involved and helpful around the house and kitchen. They love learning how to cook and bake which I’m very happy to see. I wanted to create a simple and fun recipe that they could help me with every step of the way. As with most kids, their favorite part is decorating so I thought I’d make a gingerbread man type of dessert. I’ve made gingerbread cookies in the past and for what I was trying to accomplish, that would’ve been too much work so instead I decided on a brownie!

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WHOOPS, SANTA GOT STUCK IN THE CHIMNEY!

Santa Stuck In The Chimney Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Christmas is such a magical time of the year for me. It’s always been my favorite holiday but now that I have kids, it’s become even more special.

Growing up (and still now), my mom would go all out with decorations for the house. She collects Santas! She used spend a great amount of time in the kitchen making a decadent Christmas feast and several desserts. There’s nothing like my ma’s cookin’.

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{RECIPE} MEXICAN CHAMPURRADO – YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Mexican Champurrado by TheMarshmallowStudio

Growing up in Guadalajara, I remember drinking lots of Champurrado. We mostly bought it from food carts while out on the town during the holidays (Fiestas De Octubre, Dia De Los Muertos, Posadas, Navidad and Año Nuevo). It warmed us right up and went perfectly with the warm buñuelos, churros, crepas and donitas that we used to buy. I wish I had photos to share with you of these beautiful memories but I hardly have any from my childhood all together.

It’s almost impossible to find a good champurrado here in the United States so I’ve learned to make my own. Let me tell you what champurrado is…..

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{DIY} FALL RICE KRISPIE TREAT CAKE!

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Ooooh… I’m super excited to share with you another fun little DIY treat for this Fall or Thanksgiving.

You KNOW my favorite season of the year is Fall and there’s inspiration everywhere (well, mostly on Pinterest and Instagram because sadly there isn’t much of Fall going on in Las Vegas, ever). Anyway, recently I made a Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treat Bundt Cake drizzled with caramel for KraftRecipes.com and it left me wanting more. It was so good and easy to make that I knew I had to keep rolling with it. I remembered seeing the fabulous girls of Anders Ruff make several Rice Krispie Treat cakes in the past and thought…. I’ll make one for Fall!

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HAPPY HARVEST Y’ALL!

Fall Harvest Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Pumpkins, colorful leaves, apples, corn and haystacks…

All signs of my favorite season of the year, FALL!!

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With a new holiday coming up, it’s time for me to make a new JET-PUFFED marshmallow project, yeay!

This year, I was able to partner up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to create something sweet.

FloraCraft provided me with fabulous Styrofoam shapes and Chef Rubber provided the fabulous colorants and decorating supplies. (more…)

MY VINTAGE GIRL BABY SHOWER

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Not going to lie, this post is to show off my mom’s skills and hard work.

She surprised me with a baby shower a few weeks before I was due with our third baby. She was way too excited about having a grand daughter that she went all out for this shower.

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MY MEXICAN FIESTA BABY SHOWER

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Can you believe it?! I had another little marshmallow and now our little family is complete!

Since this was our third child, I didn’t want a traditional baby shower. I didn’t want the pastel tones, the same old shower games, the girls-only type of party…

I wanted a MEXICAN FIESTA! I wanted to celebrate our love, my heritage and our family.

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We were fortunate to have my mother-in-law Rhonda, and our good friends Melissa and Erica host our shower. All I had to do was the styling, decorations and invitations.

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MY LITTLE MARSHMALLOW’S NURSERY

Nautical Marshmallow Baby Girl Nursery by TheMarshmallowStudio

“Third time’s a charm”, they say.

This post might seem a little out of subject compared to what The Marshmallow Studio is about and what all I normally blog about but I’m just too excited that I wanted to share this blissful moments with you. It was extremely hard to capture real colors due to poor lighting in the room but I hope you still like it.

As you might have learned on my Instagram, we just welcomed our newest little marshmallow to our family. Our tiny baby girl came to complete our little family!

Her name is Kamilla Alessandra Morin.

It’s a mother’s dream to have the perfect, healthy baby… and if she’s a creative momma like me… then it’s also her dream to have the time, space and resources to decorate the most beautiful nursery for her baby.

Well…  it took me over five years and three children to have that opportunity. Life doesn’t always happen the way you plan it but I am grateful that we’ve overcome so many obstacles together and we’re in a better place today.

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In my Instagram, you can see that I love the whole nautical theme. I’ve decorated my boy’s room and bathroom with lots of sea details. I wanted to spread that theme into my baby girl’s nursery but make it girly enough for her to love it as well.

This year while at SNAP, I learned about a company called Wallternatives. They are owned by Royal Design Studio and are based out of Chula Vista, California. They make the cutest and most affordable wall decals. I immediately knew I had to incorporate their products in our new home as well as in the nursery I was working on already.

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{DIY} DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FONDANT & MARSHMALLOW CALAVERA TOPPERS!

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My boys are obsessed with Halloween. Whether it’s because of the thought of being allowed to get a major sugar rush all in one day or all the fun and spooky decorations in every store we walk in to, they love it! I think Halloween is cool but I’m more of a Dia De Los Muertos person. I remember growing up in Mexico celebrating this beautiful holiday with delicious bread, traditional clay dishes, flowers and artisan crafts.

Dia De Los Muertos (or Day Of The Dead as it’s known in the United States) is a Mexican holiday in which friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their deceased loved ones. Traditionally the celebration takes place October 31st- November 2nd. People build private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods and beverages of the departed. They also visit their graves and leave some of these as gifts along with a few possessions of the deceased.

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WITCH ON A BROOM!!

Witch on a Broom Marshmallow Cake by TheMarshmallowStudio

Finally!!! The time to share with you my super awesome Witch On A Broom Marshmallow Showpiece has come!!

I finished this piece several weeks back and have been dying to post photos.

As you already know, every holiday I make a special marshmallow showpiece for KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. For this year’s Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas I decide to step up my game and challenge myself to do something different. I partnered up with FloraCraft and Chef Rubber to make one-of-a-kind sugar art.

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