Cookies in a Jar Favors

Hi friends!  Today I wanted to share with you a little DIY I made for my bridal shower favors, cookies in a jar!  These goodies are fairly quick to assemble and make the cutest gift or favor for any gathering.  Here are the items you will need:

  1. Jars – I used these 32 oz mason jars from Hobby Lobby which worked out perfectly!
  2. All-purpose flour
  3. Baking soda
  4. White sugar
  5. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Pretty ribbon of your choice
  8. Stock paper in the color of your choice to print out the directions to make the cookies.

There’s a few cookie in a jar recipes out there, I used Julia’s Best Ever Chocolate Cookies via allrecipes.com.

Directions: Mix the flour, baking soda, white sugar and chocolate chips.  Put 1/2 of the mixture into the jar, and pack down.  Place the 1/2 cup of brown sugar in next, making sure to firmly pack.  Then place the remaining mixture on top and seal with a lid.

I printed out the directions on stock paper and attached them through the ribbon.  They read as follows: Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In separate bowl combine 3/4 cup of butter, 1 1/2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Finished product!  They were a huge hit, and I also heard the cookies were delicious!

Have a fabulous day!

♥,

Kris

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My Bridal Shower

Hi guys!  So excited to share my bridal shower photos with you today.  Special thanks to my mom for the photos and to everyone who helped with the set up and clean up that day.  The colors for the shower were purple, black, and white.  I loved how everything came together, take a look …

Sign in table, love the flowers my mom brought from her garden!

Dessert table!

So glad I picked up a little chocolate fountain for the shower, it was a hit!

My cake really is the cutest!  It was from Nothing Bundt Cakes and tasted delicious!

Chocolate chip cookies in a jar that I made for the favors, I’ll be doing a post on these soon 🙂

Love is Sweet!

We had so much fun playing the TP Bride game; the ladies did a great job!

And the winner is …

Again, thank you to everyone who helped out at my shower!  I had a wonderful time celebrating with the people I love.

Have a fabulous day!

♥,

Kris

Homemade Body Scrub for my Bridesmaids!

For my bridal shower, I wanted to make a little something special for all my bridesmaids.  So, with the help of Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion and Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events, I was able to create a pretty and unique little favor for the girls to take home and enjoy.  I made Lemon Sugar Body Scrub from Cyd’s recipe; it was so simple to make and smells yummy too!

Here’s the ingredients you will need:

  1. 3 cups of sugar
  2. 3/4 cup of olive oil
  3. Juice from one lemon
  4. Zest from two lemons
  5. 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  6. Jars (I used these from Hobby Lobby)
  7. Pretty ribbon

via The Sweetest Occasion

Place the sugar into a mixing bowl, then add the oil and vanilla.  Mix!  Next, I zested two lemons and squeezed the juice of one lemon into the bowl.  Mix again and there you go, lemon sugar scrub!  It’s ready for the jars …

I used these super cute little labels from Hey Gorg designed by the Wedding Chicks.
via Hey Gorgeous Events

It’s a great gift to give and I’m pretty sure the girls loved them 🙂

Rhiannon from Hey Gorg also has a great body scrub recipe I want to try out next time. These scrubs really make great little presents, any gal would love to receive them!

Have a fabulous day!  I’m hoping to post some pics from my bridal shower very soon so keep an eye out for those.

♥,

Kris

My Bridal Shower Sneak Peek!

Hi there!  Phew, it was a busy weekend that ended yesterday with my fun and fabulous bridal shower.  The colors of the day were purple, black, and white, and everything came out so cute!  I have a couple of photos to share with you that I put together with an iPhone app called PicFrame

Everyone helped out so much, good times all around!

We had so much fun playing “create your best wedding dress with TP” game … all the ladies did a great job!

My mom is going to upload her pictures soon and then I’ll have more of the bridal shower details to share.  Have a great rest of your day, I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a nap 😉

♥,

Kris

Hello Kitty Bridal Shower

Good morning loves!  Hope all of you are having a great week so far, busy I’m sure, but we’re half way through!  With my bridal shower a few weeks away, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite showers, and hello kitty themed no less!  And I know what you’re thinking, yes there’s a lot of pink, and yes I’m not a huge fan of pink but even I can look past that this time.  Check out all the Hello Kitty goodness …

Hello Kitty photo booth, too cute!I61Studio via Bridal Musings

You’re welcome Hello Kitty lovers 🙂

I’m hoping to have some pics up soon of our engagment album that I received last week.  It came out great and will be used as our guest sign in book at the wedding … stay tuned!

Have a fabulous day!

♥,

Kris

“Rain” Bridal Shower

Well hello there!  Sorry I’ve been a bit absent from the blog lately, lots going on!  I have a super cute bridal shower to share with you today.  Shot by Jenna Rammell and featured on one of my favorite inspirational blogs, Hostess with the Mostess, this rain inspired bridal shower is so unique and lovely.  From a pizza fruit bar to darling umbrella decor, I’m wishing I was a guest at this one!

Get this … sugar scrub station, how cute!

The pizza fruit bar looks so refreshing!

Photography: Jenna Rammell via Hostess with the Mostess

How cute is that? 

Have a great rest of your day!

♥,

Kris

No Bake Cupcakes!

Cupcakes make the world a better place!  Thanks to OH!Cupcakes I found the cutest little cupcake decorations perfect for any kind of event.  My Bohemian Summer makes darling paper origami cupcakes in all sorts of shapes and colors.  These would be super cute for a birthday party or even a bridal shower.  I think I’ll be ordering a handful for myself 🙂

Get your own cupcakes from My Bohemian Summer!