Friday Link Love


September is really next week?  Better get a bit more rosé in before Summer is gone!

Rosé print

Want to make this peg board

5 Low maintenance plants to adopt this season- Dream Green DIY has a list of plants you cannot kill (or at least they are hard to, I am sure I can...)

I hear people have leftover wine sometimes... and this is the cutest solution to save it!

Sounds like an excellent plan.

A Bubbly Life this week-   DIY Simple Cake Decorating Hack  & Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

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DIY Simple Cake Decorating Hack

Post sponsored by MARS.  All thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own- Happy Anniversary M&Ms!!


Someone special is celebrating 75 years! Let's Celebrate with M!!  To celebrate 75 years of deliciousness, we have partnered with M&M's for some fun party hacks.

I love making "naked cakes"- a blank slate of a cake made beautiful and fun with a simple decoration hack.   Using M&M's you can say anything you want on a cake!  And, who wouldn't love cake with an M&M's topping?

You can either order a cake or make one at home.  I picked up all my goodies at Kroger (otherwise known as Fry's Food & Drug in AZ!)



Grab your M&M's and begin to decorate!  You can do a number for a birthday or anniversary:



A shape- how about a heart to say I love you? You can also add M&M's to the outside of the cake as shown (more M&Ms in each bite ;)



Spell out a simple word- like Yay!  Or use the party recipient's initials.



The best part?  It is SO easy!  Even I can do this (I am terrible at decorating cakes, so I need all the simple hacks I can get) and with 2 girls climbing all over me at all times eating the M&Ms as I make it, I love that this literally takes minutes to create.  Because the kids would eat all the M&Ms before I could get them on the cake if it took long ;)



M&M's also make the perfect party decor (and you can eat them when the party is over ;) I decorate all my tables with confetti- and edible confetti is the best!  Sprinkle the table with M&M's for a colorful table backdrop.  I added mini balloons and confetti horns to create a bright, colorful party.



Another simple party hack is to fill bottles with M&M's and use them as balloon weights.  For the picture below, I loved the look of the balloons on the table, so I taped balloons to the bottle.  But, fill big balloons with some helium and you have an instant backdrop!


If you feel like treating yo self with some M&Ms and do not feel like baking/cooking/decorating... (because kids).  You can get M&M cookies at your local Kroger bakery for a quick and yummy treat. 


Cake decorating made easy with M&Ms- yummyyy- Enjoy!

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Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M's Popcorn

Post sponsored by MARS.  All thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own- Happy Anniversary M&Ms!!

We partnered with M&Ms to share this special treat to celebrate their 75th anniversary!
Meanwhile, over in ABL land we are beginning our first year of school.  Kalia enters Kindergarten and we are both a bit nervous.  I want to start a weekly ritual where she comes home from a long day and we cook/bake/share a special treat.  Kalia loves popcorn and loves M&Ms.  She also helps by stirring and loves to crush the M&M's herself.  A little mother-daughter bonding to help us both ease into school.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M's Popcorn

Ingredients:
3 TBS Peanut Butter M&M's
2 TBS Semi- Sweet Dark Chocolate Baking Bits
Popped Popcorn
Splash of milk or cream

I picked up all the goodies at Kroger- they are having a special sale for the 75th celebration!  Find your local Kroger here!

Crush 2 TBS of the peanut butter M&M's.



Pour and stir into bowl of popcorn.


Microwave 2 TBS Semi- Sweet Dark Chocolate Baking Bits for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl.



Crush with spoon and stir.  Microwave for another 30 seconds until melted.
Add a splash of milk and stir.
Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn.
Add the left over 1 TBS of whole peanut butter M&M's to popcorn.
Stir it all and enjoy the sweet and salty deliciousness!



The popcorn and peanut butter M&M's create a delicious savory side, while the candy coated shell and dark chocolate baking bits give the popcorn a sweet touch.


Happy Back to School!  Wish me luck as Kalia begins her first year!
   



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