Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Store Review Festiva Party Design

                This week we wanted to share with you a great source for partyware. Adding a cake topper or decorative Straw to your table makes your food look even better. Festiva Party Design is a cute etsy shop that has lots of goodies for your celebrations.

                The shop is run by Paula and Vanessa out of Rhode Island. They have tons of fun pieces . What we really liked about the samples they sent us, aside from the cute designs, was the quality of the paper they used. All of the √≠tems were strong and sturdy. We think that is so important because you don’t want to worry about having to fix your food set up when you have guest over.  
                Check out these great toppers they shared with us.
We thought these graduation caps would be perfect for all the grad bashes going on this summer. We were also very fond of the hot air balloons.

As we said they not only have toppers but other party items such as cupcake cups, favor boxes, banners etc. Make sure to check them out at their Etsy shop

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ghost Town Museum

The Old Wild Wild West

Looking for a wild wild west adventure?? Look no further we have just the place! "The Ghost town museum" ooo sounds creepy does it not? Well...its not, It's actually like walking back in time and taking a peak to about a 100 years ago to the old west. Inside the museum you get to experience what it was like to live in the wild west from seeing the old building structures to the vintage cars and artifacts. At the end of the tour there is a film you can watch or you can skip it and go straight to the gift shop where they have plenty of cool souvenirs to have as a memory or a gift for a loved one. It was such a fun and unique experience to get a bit of a glimpse of this era. 
The museum is located at 400 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Food Find Friday: MunchPak

So this week ends the subscription  box series. The last box I will be review is from Munchpak. Munchpak Is similar to Japan Crate. What makes Munchpak different  is that it contains treats from all over the world.

Now I know what you are thinking treats are treats. How different can they be? Well let me tell you Munchpak was definitely an experience in a box. Take "Miaow Miaow Potatoe Chips" They look like regular chips but the taste and texture were different from anything I've ever tasted. They where airy kinda like a cheese puff but without the cheese.

There was also tons of candy. My favorite was the Mui-Bon.
It tasted like a Twix and Reeses had a baby!!

And don't get me started on the cookies. For instance the "Amsterdam Good Cookie" was so darn GOOD! There was this one product that I could not find name that tasted like a deep fried garlic bread stick with the texture of a cheese puff and ramen noodle after taste. It sounds weird but taste delicious.

You guys, there is so much in this box. If you guys want to play Russian Roulette : Snack Edition you must try this box. Four stars from us only because it doesn't include a sheet or something that tells you where the snacks came from or what they are.

If your interested in buying a Munchpak here is the link  www.munchpak.com/!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Easy Popsicles

 So Hot It'll Melt Your Popsicle

Today we will be showing you how to make these simple and delicious popsicles. Perfect for the upcoming summer season!

Coconut water
Fresh fruits 

Pour some coconut water into your popsicle molds.

Then add fresh fruit.

Pop them into the freezer for a few hours. Once your popsicles have frozen take them out of the molds and enjoy!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Food Find Friday / Giveaway :My Bakers Box

Today is a great day not only is it Food Find Friday, it’s also a Giveaway day. We’ve teamed up with My BakersBox for this first ever giveaway that you guys are sure to love.

Okay so first … What is it? It’s pretty self-explanatory. My Bakers Box is a month to month subscription box that has unique little cookie cutters, fondants, icings, and decorative items for you to get inspired with.

We’re fortunate enough to live in a big city but even so when we want to get certain specialty items it can be a real pain. My Bakers Box helps you get your collection of specialty items started without having to leave your house. Their subscriptions start at $25 a month for one month but they give you a discount for signing up for several months up front. The longer you subscribe for the bigger the discount. That’s pretty cool.
Now what came in this month’s box? This month’s box had an April Showers bring May Flowers theme.

It had an umbrella and sunburst cookie cutter. Sugar pearls. Cupcake liners. Some purple fondant and blue icing.

 And these adorable ladybug and bee sugar accents.

This is a great subscription for the dabblers who are curious about baking but don’t want to commit, and the veterans who love getting creative. It would also be great for girls nights or family nights. Definitely a fun product for everyone. Its  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ from Simply Made it. Check them out at Mybakersbox.com and use the coupon code SIMPLYFREE to get a free item included in your first box!

Giveaway Time!
The giveaway will be held on Instagram.
To win you must be a Simplymadeit and Mybakersbox follower.
Comment and a tag a friend who might want to enter the giveaway under the post.
On 5/6/16 we will use a randomizer to “pull” a number.We will screenshot it and post the picture on Instagram.
Just FYI we will be counting the first commenter as 1 the second as 2 and so on.
If we pull your number and you are not a follower of Simplymadeit and Mybakersbox or have not tagged a friend, you will be disqualified and we will pull another number.
The winner will win a 1 month subscription from Mybakersbox! So comment and tag tag tag!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sip and Paint

Sip Sip Paint Paint

Sip and paint or Draw and Drink events have become very popular and are a great activity for girls or date nights. Unfortunately they can run you about 40 bucks per person and you only get one glass of wine!
A cheaper alternative would be places like Ceramics in the City here in Denver. Ceramics in the city is a walk-in shop that mostly geared toward ceramic painters. Although they don’t advertise it they have canvas painting as well as glass and ceramic paintings. Plus you get to bring in your own drinks. That’s what we’re talking about! It has a really a chill environment.
Be forewarned they don’t give you step by step instructions but they have easy to use tutorials.
For $26 they provide you the canvas, paints necessary and tips. They give you two books with the tutorials. One book holds paintings that will take you 1-2 hours and the other 2.5-3 hours. We think this is the best part because everyone gets to pick what they want to paint.
Once you’ve picked the painting you want to paint you trace the template in the tutorial using carbon paper on to the canvas. From there it’s a matter of following the directions about how and where to paint the picture.  It’s really not hard.
If you’re into arts and crafts they also let you have parties there but you’ll want to make a reservation just to make sure there’s enough tables.
Surely there are tons of places like this all over it’s just a matter of looking.

We’re not the best artists in the world but we think we did pretty well. Don’t you?
This is not a sponsored post BTW!

Ceramics In The City
5214 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bacon Beer Festival

Keep Calm Eat Bacon

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of going to the Bacon and Beer festival here in Denver. The start of the day wasn't the best we awoke to a snow storm that seemed determined to ruin the day, however no amount of snow is going to stop people from enjoying an event that revolves around Bacon and Beer. Once we arrived to the Sports Authority field (where the Broncos play) we could smell the delicious bacon aroma in the air, inside there were several stands with local brewery's and restaurants giving out samples. Along with all the food and beer there were also a bacon eating contest and games going on and by the looks of them they were having a blast. One of the standouts for me was the live band playing inside the felicity they were really rocking the place and made the night that much more exciting.  All in all this event was so much fun, we left with smiles on our faces and full belly's. If you are interested in attending the Bacon and Beer festival I strongly suggest you check out their website to see if there will be any festivals thrown in your area.