{RECAP} 2016 – A YEAR OF HIGH AND LOWS!

2016 recap post

This has become a The Marshmallow Studio tradition. Every year, I put together these RECAPS posts that outline everything we did the prior year. They are nothing but pure happiness and fluffy goodness.

I’m sorry to say, this annual recap is a quite a bit different :(

2016 was a very difficult year for us. That’s personally speaking not for the company. It challenged us physically, emotionally and mentally. I took it especially hard.

This post is meant to not only celebrate a new beginning but to also hopefully help someone who may be passing through a dark place.

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{DIY} 2 EASY HOT COCOA & MARSHMALLOWS GIFT KIT IDEAS!

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Christmas truly is the time of the year when one gets to show others how much one appreciates them.

I have TWO super easy and cute ideas for hot chocolate and marshmallows kits that make the perfect little gift for anyone on your list!

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KAMILLA’S GIRLY WOODLAND OWL PARTY

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It’s been quite a long time since I styled a party for my kiddos. Between trying to sell our previous house and getting settled into our new one, we’ve kept celebrations small.

With my little Kamilla’s 2nd birthday approaching fast, I wanted to do something special for her. We hardly did anything for her 1st birthday.

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Not going to lie here, it was a challenge getting my creative juices going. For so long my focus had been in home decorating & improvements that I hadn’t allowed myself to craft much. [Read more…]

SUMMER OF A LIFETIME!

Hello Summer

This will be our first summer living on an island. An island where it’s not 120° degrees outside like it was in Las Vegas for about half of the year! This means lots of outdoor time ahead for us. It’s also the first time the boys are off of school for the whole summer. They’ve been in year-round schools since preschool. This means momma is going to need some help keeping them entertained.

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It’s important for me to not just keep them busy but to see them learn new things and to build beautiful memories together all while having fun.

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Haha! Well, I got a little secret weapon.

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I know of an online store that I can always find what I need and even things I didn’t know I needed LOL. Trust me, there’s nothing as valuable as a one-stop shop with affordable prices and huge product selection when life’s busy enough. I’ve been shopping at Oriental Trading for all my parties and special occasion events for many years now.

 Let’s go down memory lane…..

All these parties feature fabulous goodies from Oriental Trading:

Nature Monkey

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Keep Soaring High

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Outlaw Western Hoedown

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 Scooby Doo Haunted Carnival

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Roaring Dinosaur

Aiden Dinosaur Party

Fiesta Baby Shower

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Pirate’s Cove

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Camping Adventure

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Girls Craft Day

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This summer is going to be legen(wait for it)dary! The sun, the water, the new house and the goodies that I got my eye on:

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Water Guns, Balloons and Squirt Toys

Light Up Toys and Flashing Toys

Summer Crafts & Hobby Supplies

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BTW – I love that I can also check out their site for ideas, projects aaaannnndddd they also have a blog called Create Fun that’s filled with inspiration.

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 Oooooohhh awesome…. I just found a bunch of summer fun posts that I’d LOVE to try!

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As you can tell, OT and I have been partners in crime for a long time? I bet we’ll continue to be until I stop partying and crafting (which will probably be never, haha).

So what fun do you have planned for this summer besides eating lots of s’mores, of course?

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?!?!

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know can already guess the answer to this question…. Where have I been?

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Saying our goodbyes to our Las Vegas home.

The truth is that I’ve been going through a nightmare for the past two years (more on that later). However, I couldn’t be more happy to tell you that we’re in a better place now.

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Just arrived at our new house on Camano Island.

Back at the end of April we moved to a small quiet island in the state of Washington. Life is sweet here, let me tell ya!

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Surrounded by love, nature and peace .

You can expect to see some home decorating posts with before + after shots + DIYs, crafts and more. Who’s excited?!

 Meanwhile, I leave you here with a tease of what’s to come….

The Marshmallow Studio recipe

Mmmmmmmm….