{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

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake_TheMarshmallowStudio

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treat Bundt Cake with Drizzled Caramel

Fall Rice Krispie Treat Cake_TheMarshmallowStudio

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 :)

Van

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 :)

{GIVEAWAY} EAT MORE DESSERT – BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

Eat More Dessert Giveaway on TheMarshmallowStudio

I love giving away goodies on my blog!

You can rest assure that every brand, product or book I endorse is truly because I love it. I promise you that I will never pass on to you something just because I received some sort of compensation to do so. With that said….. I am very very excited to  be giving away a copy of Jenny Keller’s (AKA JennyCookies.comEat More Dessert book.

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{GIVEAWAY} MARSHMALLOWS GALORE – BOOK & GIVEAWAY!

Marshmallows Galore - Book review and giveaway!

When I started playing with marshmallows in 2010, I did lots of research to find anything and everything that related to marshmallows. I was surprised to find there were no children’s books that included marshmallows.

Fast forward four years…. I finally found one and it is everything I wanted it to be like!!

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{GIVEAWAY} SWEET FEBRUARY SWEETWORKS GIVEAWAY

Woohoo!!!!!!!!!! My favorite month of the year is here :)

February is awesome for many reasons -

My birthday, Valentine’s Day, my son Keiran’s birthday, it’s the shortest month, and I get to eat lots and lots of fancy chocolates and sweets.

{GIVEAWAY} SweetWorks February Giveaway from TheMarshmallowStudio.com

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SPOOKY-LICIOUS HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR KIDS + GIVEAWAY

Halloween entertaining with KRAFT Giveaway

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids and adults alike. Above is a photo from last year’s Halloween. My family and I dressed up as the s’mores family. I made the costumes from felt! My boys love getting dressed up and playing pretend. They also enjoy helping me cook and bake when I’m making pumpkin recipes, ghoulish treats and other Halloween themed goodies. I believe it’s very important to get them involved in the kitchen so they can learn to be independent, improve their fine motor skills, as well as expand their cause and effect comprehension. It’s a win-win; they help me, they learn and they have fun!

Halloween entertaining with KRAFT Giveaway

I recently received a wonderful package filled with awesome goodies at no cost to me from my friends at KRAFT Recipes. The sweetest part of it was that I would also be able to give one away to a lucky reader of my blog. I love when I get to spread the love and share great products I enjoy with you all. Here’s a list of the cool products that I received and will be included in the giveaway package:

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{GIVEAWAY} GOURMET FRENCH MACARONS BOOK

If you’ follow me on Instagram, you know I am in love with French macarons. There’s something just exquisite about them. They are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You can make them in all kinds of flavors, shapes and colors. Definitely one of my favorite cookies!

I’m pretty excited about this post because I get to giveaway a copy of Gourmet French Macarons by my friend Mindy Cone! I also get to share with you one of my favorite recipes in the book :) Woohoo!

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OVERSTOCK MARSHMALLOWS FLASH-GIVEAWAY!!

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Amigos…. oops, I did it again :) I have way way too many marshmallows in my little Studio and need to make some room.

 Soooo in order to fix this wonderful problem, I thought I’d do a GIVEAWAY… yeay!!

(This is something totally new that I’ve never tried before. I’m curious to know how it will go…. I’m hoping its a successful giveaway so I can have these more often with lots more marshmallows next time.  Feel free to drop me an email or comment on my FB wall letting me know what you thought of the giveaway ;) Thanks!)

Here are all 122 Jet-Puffed marshmallows bags that are up for grabs:

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Here are a few ideas on what you can make or do with your marshmallows:

  • Snack on them :)
  • Rice Krispies treats
  • Marshmallow fondant
  • Pops
  • Decorate cakes and cupcakes
  • Dip them in chocolate
  • S’mores
  • Top your coffee or hot cocoa
  • Bake them in cookies
  • Kid’s crafts
  • and much more…

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment with what and how many marshmallows you’d like to have (MAX. 5 BAGS PER PERSON)
  • Tell me what you’ll be doing or making with them
  • “LIKE” the Facebook pages below and “FOLLOW” us on Instagram & Pinterest -

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Here’s how we’re going to do this:

  • Winners will be chosen on a first come first served basis. We only have a limited amount of marshmallows of each kind so enter your request NOW. Limit 5 bags per person.
  • You can see inventory updates >>>> BELLOW <<<<

RULES: 

Giveaway open to US residents only. Entries accepted from 2/2/13 6:00AM PST to 8:00PM PST. Entry is conditioned upon “Liking” the Facebook pages (the like button above) AND “Following” our Instagram and Pinterest profiles! Winners will receive marshmallow bags at NO COST to them but they are responsible for shipping costs. I will email a PAYPAL invoice to be paid within 2 hours or else item will go back in the giveaway inventory. Note: Shipping costs vary depending on recipient’s address and weight of package. Packages will be shipped on Monday, 2/4/13 via USPS Priority Mail. PLEASE NOTE: Some marshmallows might be stuck together or be shortly past their “Best by” date. Marshmallows do not expire; therefore, they are still perfectly fine to consume afterwards.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook. Facebook will be completely released by each entrant.

 

This giveaway is sponsored by The Marshmallow Studio

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THE SWEETEST GIVEAWAY PRIZE DETAILS

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about our fabulous friends that are here helping The Marshmallow Studio make this amazingly sweet giveaway possible.
Below is a list of the all participating vendors/bloggers and the awesome items that will be included in the Sweetest Giveaway prize package:

THE SWEETEST GIVEAWAY – Celebrating our 10,000 FB Fans

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER: JACQUELINE JOHNSON!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THOSE WONDERFUL FRIENDS WHO ENTERED. 
NOW DON’T GO TOO FAR… WE PLAN TO HAVE MANY MORE GIVEAWAYS IN THE FUTURE!! :)  

Click HERE to see the complete list of prizes, up close photos and to learn more about each contributor.

Entry is conditioned upon “Liking” our Promotions Webpage (the like button above) AND “Liking” all of our Facebook friends that made this promotion possible! Then Enter by submitting your name and email address.

Fine Print

Total prize value of package is $800. The Sweetest Giveaway starts on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:00am PST and runs through October 3, 2012 11:59pm PST. Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S or Canada. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook. Facebook will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the form above including name and email. One entry for filling in the form. You are providing the information to the bloggers/vendors who will in no way sell or give your information to anyone including Facebook. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 8 hours of the giveaway close. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Good Luck!

{GIVEAWAY} WIN A FREE MARSHMALLOW POPS DOZEN!!!

Oh my goodness!!! Another suuuuper fabulous giveaway to share with you all :)

Edible Details invited us to celebrate her 10,000 Facebook Fans Milestone and because we love her (Brittany – owner) soo much we obviously had to join in the fun. I am amazed at the amount of amazing and talented vendors that are participating and the incredible prizes that are up for grabs. The coolest part is that Kara’s Party Ideas is hosting the giveaway on her site, talk about an honor!

Check this out:

  • 42 Winners will be chosen
  • 42 Prizes (Worth over $1,800)
  • 43 Easy ways to enter

You CANNOT let this one pass you by. Click here to throw your name in the hat!

I hope I win too LOL

 

{GIVEAWAY} 4K FACEBOOK FANS!!

Soo excited…. We’ve reached another super cool milestone on Facebook – 4,000 Fans!
You know what that means? It’s Giveaway Time!!!
Many of you often tell me that you can’t find certain marshmallows where you live or you’d like to try some of the less-common marshmallows that are only available in some places some times of the year. Sooo,,,, I thought, a “YUMMY SWEET PACKAGE FILLED WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF MARSHMALLOWS” would be the perfect prize to giveaway. (Valued at $75)
Whether you eat them, bake them, roast them, decorate them, dip them, give them to someone special, or whatever else you can think of doing with them is totally up to you. What I do know, is that the winner will be one lucky person!
Here are all the fluffy details on how to enter:
  1. Draw face on a marshmallow - If you’re going to eat it afterwards: you can use edible ink pens or icing. If you are not, you can use any marker. Get creative with your ‘mallow.
  2. Snap a photo of you or someone else showing him or her some love – ‘Mallows love hugs, kisses, cuddling, and to be taken to have some fun. No limit on # of entries. Each entry must be a different photo.
  3. Post it on our Facebook wall – Tell me what you’ll be doing with the marshmallows you win.
  4. Bonus Entry: Post the same photo on YOUR Facebook profile and TAG The Marshmallow Studio. Leave a comment here telling me you’ve done this. (Facebook doesn’t always notify us if we’ve been tagged.)
Gooooooooooooooo grab your mom, dad, kids, cousins, neighbor, co-worker, bff, spouse, anyone willing to pose with your ‘mallow and take picture :) The more photos you take the bigger your chances of winning!!!

Rules: Photos must be posted between June 9 – 14, 2012. Each photo and blog comment will be assigned a number that will be used to determine the winner at Random. The more photos you post the bigger your chances of winning. The winner will be announced on the blog on Friday, 6/15/12. Winner will be notified via email or FB message and must claim prize within 48 hours or new winner will be picked.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Marshmallow Studio.

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Update: Friday, 6/15/12 10:12am PST

The contest is now closed. Thank you everyone for participating. I absolutely LOVED all the fun and cute photo entries that were posted on our Facebook wall. This was such a fun giveaway that included many kids which made it even more special to me.

So without further due…… Here is the winner!!!!

Shannon Greene please email me at info@themarshmallowstudio.com to claim your prize :)