An Oscars Viewing Night Cocktail

The Oscars is just around the corner. Break out the gold streamer's, get the girls together, and host an Oscars viewing night at home. And I've got the perfect Oscars cocktail for you. It's dessert and a cocktail all wrapped up in one. It's creamy, gold, and decadent.Serving size: The recipe below makes 2 cocktailsIngredients: Oscars Cocktail4 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream 2 oz Vodka Breyer's Vanilla Caramel Gelato Sparkling Seltzer Water Edible gold sprinklesStep 1:Rim the glass in a little gelato, and then roll the rim in edible gold sprinkles.Step 2:In a blender, combine the bourbon cream, vodka, and 2 scoops of gelato. Pour into the glass.Step 3:Top with sparkling seltzer water, to about 1cm from the top.Step 4:Add another … [Read more...]

Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

More often than not, I like to create holiday projects that I can keep up year-round. Sure it's nice to have a few things that you only bring out on holiday's to decorate, but I love being able to create something that doesn't have to be put back into a storage box again.This paper heart art is the perfect craft project to create with kids for Valentine's Day and can be displayed not only for the holiday but year-round in your home.Materials:Square canvas - the one I used for this project was 6x6" Scrapbook paper Tacky glue Gold paint and paintbrush Heart craft punchUsing the heart-shaped craft punch, punch hearts out of the scrapbook paper. Mix and match as many colors, and patterns as you like.Some great color/pattern options are:black and … [Read more...]

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Thanks to minted.com

Guess what arrived in the mail today?A few weeks ago, my daughter and I picked out lots of cards and gifts from minted.com to get ready for Valentine’s day 2017! This year they offered an amazing section of Valentine’s day cards for her classmates—she was so excited. We also added a few elegant personalized cards for grandparents and some special Valentine’s day gifts.The long-anticipated box is here!  I always love opening the minted boxes because they do such a great job with their packaging. They find a way to make every item look even more beautiful than online.To give you some ideas for your Valentine’s day shopping list, I thought I’d share ours. If you hurry, you too can take advantage of all the great deals on minted.com this Valentines. Unique Classroom … [Read more...]

7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Build

It's s'mores season! That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. Summer evenings are made for s'mores. When the temperatures begin to dip, it's time for melting marshmallows over an open flame...getting them ready to smoosh up next to a chocolate bar in-between graham crackers. OH THE YUM. Don't have a fireplace or regular access to a bonfire? How about a fire pit? There are many commercially available at hardware stores, but why not consider building your own? We've got seven great DIY projects, from simple to complex; all would be awesome s'more-makers.In-ground fire pit with a gorgeous organic perimeter. Tutorial by Laura Catherine. Concrete fire pit bowl tutorial by eHow. Would be great in a modern or rustic setting.Lovely tabletop … [Read more...]

Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

It's a DateValentine’s Day is where the heart is. Need gift ideas for your true love?  Do you want to give him something besides candy and a teddy bear? We've got a few options for him that are unique, fun and should fit the bill.Some of our top picks:Spy Optics ScrewFor the active guy, a cool pair of sunglasses that are stylish and functional. These glasses by Spy Optics Screw are impact resistant, have a signature patented scoop venting system and 100% UV protection. Fashionable and useful. {$139.50}Electronic Golf Club Cooler CaddieDoes your guy golf?  He’ll love this. Let him relax on the golf course with his own cold drink using this deluxe fully automatic golf club cooler caddie.  He can simply fill the 54oz tank with his favorite cold beverage and … [Read more...]

Kindness and Love with Valentine’s Day Cards (in just 2 simple steps)

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post.Is Valentine’s Day about candy or love?This Valentine’s day take the opportunity to stress the concept of love and kindness. Valentine’s day cards are a perfect way to tell someone you care and teach your children empathy.And YES, we can still express thoughtfulness with store made cards. Home-made cards are adorable and lovely but can be time-consuming, especially when you make them for an entire class of twenty plus children. There are many ways to add some extra thoughtfulness to a ready-made card and reinforce the importance of empathy and kindness.This year I’m going to buy my daughter’s classroom cards from minted.com. I personally LOVE minted.com because they now have a … [Read more...]