Taco Tuesday!


Just thought I would share a little sweet Taco Tuesday love!
My hubby and I made these for my stepson's 10th birthday fiesta and they were a huge hit! 

They are super adorable and easy to make! We topped cupcakes with them on a cupcake tower for his birthday party but I didn't get any pics of the finished product (they were a big hit)!

You will need:
Golden Oreos
Chocolate Frosting
Shredded Coconut
Orange and Green Food Coloring
Mini M&Ms (red only)

Simply, split your Oreos in half, removing as much of the filling as possible. Then slice them in half. Use the chocolate frosting as your taco filling and to hold your shell together. 

Top with tomatoes (red M&Ms), shredded cheddar cheese (coconut mixed with orange food coloring), and lettuce (more coconut mixed with green food coloring).

I recommend purchasing two packs of Oreos (or double what you think you will need) as we had a lot of casualties! But it all paid off when we saw the smile on our boy's face at his party! :)

Upcycled Candle Jars


I just wanted to share one of my families favorite upcycles! 

Once I am done using a candle I put the jar with its little layer of wax into the freezer over night, then the remaining wax and wick will pop out easily with little effort from a butter knife! Then I remove the labels, wash the jars out and the lids and we re-use them all over the house! 

We have used them as memorabilia jars, to hold makeup and cotton swabs and other bathroom essentials, and we use them to organize our school supplies! There is a great windowsill between our living room and our sitting room and we used a roll of chalkboard tape to label our jars! 

My favorite jars are the ones that come from my favorite candles, Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle Jars! They have great push down lids and are a nice size and now that mason jars have gotten so trendy and are not as cheap and easy an option for crafts and storage as they used to be this is a great way to teach kids about upcycling and reusing!