LATE WINTER CANDY MAKING



the other night i got a little silly with some of our heart-shaped marshmallows and a few bags of candy melts.

i almost never get crafty ideas and it's even rarer that i actually execute those ideas, so when i thought this one up and then actually went through with it it felt like a real documentable moment in my life, is what.


and THEN i was thinking, how fun would it be to host a little alice in wonderland-style tea party with these? who's coming over? mostly all i really have is smooth move tea though, is that okay? 


the finished product are currently living in my valentine twilight candy heart tin brandon gave me, hidden away in the treat cupboard where huck can't see them and ask for them for every meal. i should probably just throw them all away, except edward cullen keeps staring at me from the lid just-so, and i sort of like it.


byyyyy the wayyyyyy,  in case you're out of marhsmallows but NOT out of chocolate. THIS.


babble!


and in the great beauty experiment:
and this one was fun to write: CAN A PERSON LEARN TO BE PHOTOGENIC?

and now, unrelated to anything at all: 
the trailer for the new documentary FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
this film looks incredible.


39 comments:

  1. my 23mo old daughter is right next to me pointing at these pictures and going "ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! yeaaaaaaaaahhhh!" just thought you should know.

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  2. omg that photogenic article was the funniest thing i've read in A LONG WHILE. Priceless!!

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  3. I love gummy bears dipped in chocolate. Never made my own before. Thinking that I should though!

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  4. Oh heck yes- two forever 21 posts in one day!!! Good thing I can't fit in to very much these days or I'd be draining my bank account right now!!

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  5. OH YUM! I want!!! (I've used the bottom of an egg container to hold cake pop sticks!)

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  6. those chocolate gummies are calling my name...let's have tea. and that film looks fantastic!!

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  7. The candy looks yummy, I am a gummy bear person. And that movie! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Success! Those are adorable...I get all motivated and crafty and then frustrated at my craft-less-ness about halfway through. Way to follow through!
    Cheers!

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  9. natalie, i've only just started following your blog but i find myself waiting for you to post daily because basically i think you're freaking hilarious. living in new york is totally amazing as it is but your posts are a real look into your life being young with a toddler. a normal but awesome life, ha! just wanted to let you know you're great!

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  10. HA!! Oh smooth moves.. Drink it in the PM - Have a BM in the AM !

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  11. YES, these look amazing. Thank you for sharing and documenting. And ohh that Smooth Moves comment had me cracking up.

    xo

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  12. i love when potential fails turn into wins. makes me feel like a professional...something. lovely job miss!

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  13. Cute Valentine's day goodies!!! I would love to try this one day. seems pretty manageable and fun at the same time. :)

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  14. Brandon is a culinary genius.

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  15. haha totally with you on the sneakers with a wedge. like "what am i doing?" ok i love them.
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  16. Cool idea, I love that you can stick them on the end of sticks, and they look like cake pops, but are super easy to make!

    https://somesnapshots.wordpress.com/

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  17. Those look delicious but I'd probably eat them all in one night. I am not good at staying away from sweets if they are available. My vice!

    - Jessica
    www.teamwiking.com

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  18. cute candy idea! I had to click on the dry brushing article first... I love it and try my best to do it before every shower, although, as you know, with a baby in the house showers have to be short, so it's a pretty quick brush down!

    www.allourgooddays.wordpress.com

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  19. I think it is cool you mentioned having an Alice in Wonderlanf Tea Party, as I am having one in May for my kids' UNbirthday! This is actually a great idea....Queen of Hearts thankfully sticks with the Wonderland theme!

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  20. too too cute....and delicious!!

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  21. This is a great idea, might have to do a little late valentine's gift just for an excuse to make thesexx

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  22. these look amazing and so fun! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  23. These are so adorable!! Also, I just wanted to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying your beauty experiment. Especially your how to be photogenic tips. :)

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  24. My little girl is gonna LOVE these -and the messy process of making them. Thanks for the idea! :)

    PS: Gotta get me a pair of some cool red shoes asap!!! Loving the trend.

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  25. The candies are cute but the cake stand thing is to die for too!! Now I'm going to have to spend all morning reading all those great links! ;)

    Kelley
    Http://www.kdiaries.com

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  26. So pretty!
    www.splendourandrouge.com

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  27. So my fandom of your blog has been growing within these past few months [um...*ahem*...sympathetic fertility problem person] and I have to say this post, in my opinion, is hilarious. And inspiring. So kudos. Also, I wish I could just jump through my computer screen and eat them all. Do they melt in your mouth? Because they look like they do. And while I would make them, I don't have an Edward Cullen tin to stash them in [darn! Seriously!], which is just an excuse to not give in to the craving...

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  28. if you were serving those i would be round for tea with bells on.

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  29. oh gosh..this looks amazing. marshmallows, gummy bears, and chocolate are my favorites! i'll have to make these soon!

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  30. So I don't know everyone hates on shoe wedges because I freaking love them to pieces. I'm 5'2" and I really treasure those extra three inches without looking like I'm way dressy in heels. I'm just glad I'm not the only one rocking them :)

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  31. you have the patience of a saint. these are adorable.

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  32. i can't believe it's taken me this long to find your amazing blog. obsessed! follow each other? xx

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  33. Adorable!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  34. Yum! I could seriously go for a sweet right now! :D

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

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  35. These are so cute! And thanks for the chocolate-covered gummy bear inspiration - I made some of my very own last week. (a little tip: Germany has the most delicious gummy bears, and no, they're not Haribo!)

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  36. These are cute! Look tasty, too. My husbands birthday is coming up. Maybe instead of a cake, I should make him something like this!
    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

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  37. I remember when you used to make onesies. And, you took a break and said you would start back. Do you remember those onesies? When you lived in the cutest.house.ever. And, you had tea parties. Oh I miss those days sometimes Nat. Xoxo.

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