Barbados {Saturday-Monday}

It has been over a year & a half since we went to Barbados....and I just realized that I never finished the rest of my blog journal of our trip.  I am a horrible blogger!!!

I am going to have to share some photos & videos because I have shamefully forgotten all of the details.  Isn't that sad???  Next time I go on a trip, I need to blog as I go!  Or jot down some things in a journal so that I can write down the detail.  You say that you will never forget...but you do.  At least I do!

Here are the last few days of our trip via Instagram & YouTube:

Videos:









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I know that this is a super boring post, but I wanted to at least add the pics & videos before I forgot again!



Vote for my Shop, please!

The shop that I co-own with my BFF, The Vintage Honey Shop is pleased to be a nominee in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards!  Our shop is competing for votes from the public to become the 2013 Audience Choice Winner!  If we win, we would receive $10,000 to go towards growing our business & a trip to NYC to attend the American Made Talks & Workshops!!

Martha Stewart - American Made 2013 - Nominee Badge

This would be HUGE for us!!  We would be honored if you would take the time to VOTE for us!  Your may vote for us everyday, six times a day from 8/26-9/13.  During this period of time, you would be voting for us to become a finalist in our division: Craft.  If we become a finalist, then y'all can vote for us to become the big American Made Winner!!!

Also, for every vote you place for us, you get entered in to weekly drawing for a signed book by Martha Stewart, American Express gift cards & many other cool prizes!!  So really, the more you vote you increase both of our chances for winning!! Win-win if you ask us!! ;)

Voting is easy....

1. Click HERE to go to our profile page
2. Then click on the green Vote button 6x (get your trigger finger ready!!!)
3. Come back every day to enter...6x every day! ;)
4. Spread the word for us by sharing our profile page with your friends & family on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email or possibly even hiring an airplane to write it in the sky! ;)


{screen shot of our profile page}
 
 

Rosette Ruffle Cuffs

I wanted to share with you some of new things that I have been making in my {shop}!  I have been obsessed with making this new design I came up with!  Rosette Ruffle Cuffs!  Perfect for every day wear or on a special occasion like a wedding or prom! 

I wanted to share with you what I have been up to as of late!









And I also came up with a design that has a simple elegance to it, without the ruffle...



I am in LOVE with these bracelets!!!  Tell me what you think!!!!

To see them in my shop, click HERE

GIVEAWAY!!

Long time no post, right!!

I wanted to stop by my oh-so-neglected blog to let y'all know about the giveaway going on at our shop!  One of our sponsors is giving away a really awesome girls necklace & headband set!  You will want to check it out & enter for sure!!  Head to my shop's blog HERE to enter!!!


Also, check out Abby Maddy Designs...a cute lil shop you will be happy you stopped by!

Enter giveaway HERE

Chocolate Covered Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries


Yum...right!?!?

This was just tooooo good NOT to share!  I had an idea of a desert...actually two of them...so I scoured Pinterest for some ideas.  I combined chocolate covered strawberries & cream-cheese filled strawberries into one!

Super easy...super yummy!!

 Step 1: Enlist a lil helper to wash those strawberries!





Step 2: Cut the tops & bottoms off the strawberries


 Step 3: Scoop out the middle of the strawberries with either a small melon scooper, or just use a metal baby spool like I did!


Step 4: Dip your strawberries in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.  I added a baby spoon size amount of Crisco to keep the melted chocolate smooth!


Step 5: Make your cream cheese filling!  Use your hand mixer to blend 8oz of softened cream cheese, 1/4c powdered & 1/2tsp of vanilla extract.


Step 6: Put your filling into a frosting piping bag...or just do it the "Jenna" way...put it in a ziplock baggie & snip the corner.  Pipe the filling into the hollowed out strawberry middle, in a swirl pattern!


Step 7: Squirt any remaining filling into your mouth or that of a kiddie volunteer!



Step 8: Chill those strawberries in the fridge for at least an hour (or until the chocolate has hardened)!

 
Step 9: Enjoy!!!