{DIY} EASTER WREATHS – GIRLS CRAFT DAY

Host a girls craft day and DIY an Easter Egg Wreath by TheMarshmallowStudio

Between having small children, working from home and traveling often…. entertaining seems impossible.

I still remember the days when we hosted spontaneous gatherings at our home all the time. Indeed life has gotten busy in the past 6 years but that is no excuse for not making time for friends and family. I believe that when there’s a will, there’s a way. 

I’ve been wanting to have a few of the girls over for a crafting get together. My friends at Oriental Trading helped me make it happen!!

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Ordering ALL the supplies I needed from a one-stop-shop was the easy part. Didn’t need to leave my house or go to a bunch of stores.

The difficult part was deciding on which craft for us to make. My goodness, have you seen the HUGE inventory they have?!

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{DIY} PRETTY BOW FOR EASTER BUNNY TREATS

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As we approach The Marshmallow Studio’s 4th year anniversary, I’m more in love with this entrepreneur journey of mine than I have ever been.

I’ve had the opportunity to create adorable marshmallow art, design incredible showpieces, work with fabulous stylist, publish a book in two languages, travel all over the United States teaching, attend super fun conferences, partner with awesome brands, represent the biggest marshmallow manufacturer in the country, make tons of friends, expand my skills (business, sales, marketing, social media, etc.) and most importantly… I’ve been able to do it all from home so I don’t miss a day seeing my kids grow up!

The Marshmallow Studio has turned into more than just a marshmallow designs business. It has slowly transitioned into an educational blog with marshmallow recipes, crafts, product reviews, sugar art tips, giveaways and more. Since nothing is life ever stays the same, TMS is again undergoing another transition – we’re expanding our content!

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I want to be able to share with you other things that make my heart flutter – DIYs, crafts, painting, home decor, baking, cooking, travel, entertaining, parenting and so much more. I already share glimpses of my other projects and personal life on my Instagram account but would like to tell the story behind them here as well for those of you who have expressed interest in learning more. You can expect to start seeing more posts with these topics from this day forth. Don’t worry, marshmallows are still my #1 passion and I will always try to keep that the focus of this blog. I hope you enjoy all the fun stuff that’s to come :)

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KEIRAN’S PIRATE PARTY

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Ahoy Mateys!!

Welcome to Captain Keiran’s 4th birthday party.

Months ago I told my hubs that I didn’t want to go all out for birthday parties anymore. I told him I wanted to keep it simple, inexpensive and small. Did I stand behind my words??? Kind of haha!

With lots of DIYs and pulling in my existing home decor and props, I was able to pull this pirate off on a very small budget. I’ll explain below.
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{STUDIO TOUR} WELCOME TO MY MARSHMALLOW WONDERLAND!

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Yeay!!! Today is my birthday :)  I am officially leaving my roaring 20’s behind. I turned 30, OMG!

Every birthday, I sit and evaluate my life, personally and professionally. I think about what I’ve accomplished so far and what I still need to do before my time is up in this world. A few days ago I began  this process as I listened to 90’s hits on my computer and ate caramels. “I’ve done well”, I told myself as I looked around my home office. I didn’t mean that in a conceited way. I said that because I was surrounded by love, by family and by passion. I’ll explain how below…..

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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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AIDEN’S ROARING DINOSAUR PARTY

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“Roaring Dinosaur” 5th Birthday Party

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Aiden has recently been obsessed with dinosaurs. He started learning about them in preschool and has then watched almost every movie, documentary and cartoon about dinosaurs. He’s constantly playing with his dino toys and can even name most of them by their names. I’m ashamed to admit he knows more about dinosaurs than me! A several months ago when we asked him what theme he wanted for his 5th birthday party to be, he said “superheroes”. I began looking around for inspiration but it was just not happening. I was not ready to let him be a “big boy”. Out of the blue it hit me! I suggested a dinosaur party. His eyes lit up and he said “Yes mommy, a dinosaur ROAR party!”.

As always, the first step was to browse online for some inspiration then seeing what I had already at home to use. Once I had an idea of what I was going to do and how, I got started on the invitation design and the paper goodies. I usually do those first to get them out of the way and focus on the crafting, decor details and menu. Keep reading for list of sources and lots of tips and DIYs.

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