Rosé Wine Gummies Recipe

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The best projects I’ve made recently seem to be the collaborative ones. As of late, that has been primarily driven by my friend Lauren who texts me brilliant ideas and I go out, buy supplies, and get to work. The newest genius invention: rosé wine gummies.

Rose gummy roses already exist, but they are on back order like crazy. Bachelorette party goers, aspiring fiancees, and grown up kids everywhere are dying to get their hands on these gummies. What they don’t know is that you only need three ingredients and some molds, and you can make them yourself!

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I got to work on the perfect recipe for boozy, sweet, rosé gummies to bring to a White Linen Night party at Lauren’s. Though this Houston Heights street festival is a little sweaty, people tend to treat it as a somewhat fabulous event, wearing all white and heading out to celebrate the Summer. Rosé wine + 3D diamond shaped molds = the perfect party snack.

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HOW FABULOUS ARE THESE?! Though the process is a tiny bit messy, the gummies pop right out of the molds, and I was immediately obsessed with them. They were such a hit at the party, and people were shocked that they tasted exactly like a gummy bear and their favorite wine had had a perfect baby!

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Display them in wine glasses, have them haphazardly strewn across a dessert table, or string them on a wire for a next level candy necklace – these diamond shaped rosé wine gummies will not disappoint!

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No Sugar Added Mango Sorbet Recipe + A Giveaway!

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Every time I go out for gelato I am torn between going chocolaty or fruity. When fruity wins out, my absolute favorite flavor to get is mango. Mangoes have such a velvety texture that is naturally sweet and incredibly flavorful, making it the perfect fruit for sorbet.

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Upon opening my August Degustabox, I found a very interesting juice inside containing mango and aloe vera. I had never had aloe vera juice before, but it reminded me a lot of lychee fruit or those lychee jellies that my friends from Rice always picked up at the Asian supermarkets. It was sweet with a very light flavor, and I thought it would pair perfectly with mangoes to make sorbet.

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Using just fresh mangoes, the mango aloe vera juice, and some lime juice you can make perfect mango sorbet that is not sickeningly sweet like some I have tried.

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Pleated Lace Skirt Sewing Tutorial

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There’s really nothing more romantic than white lace. It’s classic, feminine, and has a nice touch of detail without being fussy. A white lace skirt can be worn at multiple times of the year, making it the perfect closet staple. Styled casually with a chambray button up or dressy with a high neck black top, the possibilities are endless.

I’ve shown you how to make box pleats before and have shown you how to use them in a skirt in my gold pleated midi skirt and chartreuse pleated mini skirt. This time around, things are easier than ever! Using a knife pleat, the measurements and construction of the skirt are incredibly straightforward, and the project will take much less precision than when creating box pleats. You will essentially be creating a fan type pattern when folding the fabric over back and forth.

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Clothing Details: Lace Skirt (similar lace skirt, similar lace skirt) – Made by Me || High Neck Black Top – Forever 21 || Black Pumps – Cole Haan || White Satchel – Rebecca Minkoff || Watch – Kate Spade New York ||

I threw together this skirt in a afternoon before a fancy dinner with Kyle and some friends and loved how it turned out! The only issue I found during the construction was that the fabric layers became very thick when inserting the zipper, so I ended up adding it in below the waist band and just adding some hook and eyes in along the waist to keep the zipper from popping open.

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Click below for the full sewing tutorial and pattern for this pleated lace skirt which can be made in any size!

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Avocado Fries with Chipotle Aioli Sauce

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I’m back again with Degustabox this month, and y’all, this Sir Kensington’s chipotle mayonnaise sauce is like crack. I could put it on anything and love it. The perfect amount of spice in a creamy condiment lends really well as a spread or a dip. So when I saw a recipe for avocado fries on my Instagram friend, The Foodie Physician‘s, page I was totally inspired to pair the two together!

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Avocado fries are that perfect combination of crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. So filling that you can only eat a few before you’re full, avocado fries actually make for a decently healthy snack. When dipped in the spicy chipotle mayo (no alterations needed), the avocado fries barely needed any seasoning. This recipe is a bit messy, but very easy to make, with a simple dredge in flour and egg, then finished in bread crumbs. I followed Sonali’s recipe with a few changes since I found I needed more flour and breading.

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My friends and I made this recipe along with my baked sweet potato fries for some flavorful snacks while watching the Olympics! I am loving watching all of the events, especially gymnastics. Am I the only one who gets seriously emotional after they share interviews with the athletes? Serious props to the producers on that.

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Click below for the recipe for avocado fries with chipotle aioli sauce.

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Raspberry Cucumber Rosé Cocktail

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August is the month in Houston where everyone either stays indoors permanently to avoid overall stickiness, or they accept the fact that their faces are going to melt off and drink a whole lot of ice cold wine and beer. I fall somewhere in the middle of these two groups.

Throwing back a few with my friends while playing Bocce is definitely on my “this is a lot of fun” list, but when it’s pushing over 100 degrees F and 80% humidity I get SO dehydrated. A few drinks in the sun can turn into a headache for the rest of the night, so why not hydrate while we dehydrate? I give you the raspberry cucumber rosé spritzer.

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This drink is so perfect for the summertime. Muddle up sweet raspberries with cooling cucumber and mint, splash in your rosé, and top with bubbly water. The cucumbers and water in the drink really help to keep your body from overheating, while you can still get a little buzz from the wine.

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In other news, have y’all heard about this beer mile? My friends really want to do an unofficial one, but I have tried to convince them that the fun activities that are drinking and running are not ones that I prefer to do together. The closest to that I will get is sipping on a Lonestar while playing kickball… and by playing kickball I mean we are standing in a field just drinking beer. It’s fun. It’s not athletic.

Hope y’all find a reason to mix up some of these spritzers – it’s almost the weekend and I am looking to relax by the pool for once. Seriously, how has Summer flown by and I am still so so pale?

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Funeral Cake Recipe Photo Update!

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I know y’all are now used to my high quality, professional (esque) photos of food and clothing. Things weren’t always that way on Bunny Baubles, however, and I am still learning every day. I’m proud to share with y’all that I finally worked up the courage to work on using my DLSR camera in manual mode instead of automatic. It’s more fun than scary, as it turns out.

With my newfound camera skills, I am excited to share a totally revamped set of photos for one of my all time favorite cakes – Funeral Cake! A light, chocolate cake with a moist crumb and bursts of melted chocolate throughout, this is one cake that you can eat without getting that heavy feeling in your stomach. It also isn’t overly sweet which makes it a favorite every time I make it – everyone loves this cake!

Though it’s a bit confusing, we call this funeral cake because it has the ability to sit out on the counter without drying out for days, making it perfect for visitors coming and going throughout the week of a funeral. A sad name for a truly heavenly cake, but it was what I grew up with and I couldn’t bear to change the name.

Since the original photos really didn’t do it justice, I decided to take some new ones recently when I made it for my friend, David’s, birthday. It’s really the best and I wanted to make sure you believed me. Photos speak louder than words these days with tags like #foodporn splattered all over the web.

Seeing is believing – but tasting is even better. Check out the updated post (simple recipe has not changed), and try it out!

The Best of Bunny Baubles July 2016

So I’ve never written a “Best Of” post, but after thinking about it and getting comments at varying times of the year I realized that y’all may miss a post here and there. Not to worry, the gang’s all here!

Each month I will do a roundup of my favorite blog posts from the month to summarize the best moments on Bunny Baubles. July is up and August is here (where did the time go?!), so it’s time to try this out!

July is peak summer, so it’s no surprise that I was dying to sew up and wear the brightest colors I could find. Somehow I turned on the oven a couple of times, flip flopping between chocolate and fruity notes. All I know is there was a lot of sugar. When it came to decorating, it was all about the gold. Maybe I’m foreshadowing the US Olympic team wins coming up – starting today! Are y’all as excited as I am? The Summer Olympics are my favorite, and you will find me glued to the TV, especially during the gymnastics competitions.

Happy August everyone, hope you have some awesome plans in store to finish up the Summer!

What We Sewed

Open Back Tank with Pom Pom Trim Sewing Pattern 3 Floral Summer Skirt Sewing Tutorial by Bunny Baubles 9

Open Back Pom Pom Tank || Floral Summer Skirt

What We Ate

Iced Chocolate Chai Tea Almond Milk Latte by Bunny Baubles 4 Nutella Black Bean Brownies by Bunny Baubles 5Pina Colada Cocktail Cookie Recipe by Bunny Baubles 4

Iced Chocolate Chai Tea Latte || Nutella Black Bean Brownie Bites || Pina Colada Cookies

What We Decorated

How to Paint IKEA Lamp 5 DIY Gold Painted Tribal Pillow Case 1

IKEA Hack for Gold Painted Lamps || Gold Painted Tribal Pillows

How to Redecorate with Inexpensive Home Updates

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I have a serious need for change problem. Every six months or so, I absolutely need to make some sort of home update. Whether I get rid of knick knacks, paint picture frames a new color, or completely reorganize all of my furniture, it has to be a little different.

Unfortunately for me, the layout of my bedroom is pretty much set since it is so small, and Megan would kill me if I asked her to move her TV cords and rehang the floating shelves. So then I have to get money involved. Lately I have found that a few things have been really making me happy for very little money, however, so I wanted to let y’all in on some secrets. Check out this list of how to redecorate with inexpensive home updates (that are really easy too!).

1. PAINT

Paint will be your best friend because it is cheap and totally effective in transforming your space. Since I live in an apartment, I don’t actually paint my walls, but my picture frames, lamp bases, or just artwork can get a new coat! Lately everything has been getting a shiny shade of gold or white. As long as most of your other items are neutrals, a pop of color can also be the way to go! Recently I painted my IKEA lamps gold instead of black, and I love the result.

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Paint frame gold

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2. PILLOW CASES

You know all of those throw pillows you spent a ridiculous amount of money on? Don’t get rid of them when you are sick of the chevron pattern that seemed so trendy but now makes your home look like a college dorm room. Making new pillow cases is the easiest sewing project EVER! Check out my pillow case sewing tutorial to recover your pillows in a washable, removable covering that you can change time and time again. For more inspiration check out this DIY fur pillow and this gold painted pillow.

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3. STORING/THROWING THINGS AWAY

The biggest mistake that I’ve seen when people decorate is that they want to show off all of their cute things. Yes, they are cute, but having them all on display makes things look messy. Pick the items that you absolutely love, and put them out on the shelf. Either store or get rid of the other items that don’t mean as much to you.

You should also hide away items like DVDs, spices, and appliances that you want to have on hand but end up looking cluttered when sitting out. A cute Kitchen Aid mixer out on the counter is pretty. The toaster, then entire pantry of spices, the knives, and the dirty drying towels are not. Throw them in a cabinet when they are not being used to reduce clutter or get a nice box to store them in.

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4. GROUP ITEMS OF COLOR

This is a trick that I really like, but might not work if you have a library of books that need alphabetical organization to find. Since I just have a small shelf, I placed all of the books with the same color binding together in rainbow order and it made them look a lot more purposeful and less like a jumble of mismatched items.

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5. REORGANIZING

Reorganizing is the best way to change your home without spending any money. My family would do this at least once a year (thank you growing up with architects as parents!). You can move furniture around a room, or completely change the purpose of each room. The best way to do this without moving all of your furniture multiple times is by making a to-scale floor plan and furniture from paper. This way, you can try things out before making the big push (literally). To make a to scale version of your room:

  • Measure out your room and set a scale. If you room is 16′ x 12′ for instance, set 1 foot in real life = 1/2 inch on paper. This would give you an 8″ x 6″ rectangle on paper. Usually a 1/2″ – 1″ scale per foot works well, just make sure it will fit on your paper. Then draw your room with a pencil and a ruler.
  • Next, measure your furniture and do the same, using the same scale as you used before. Cut out the furniture pieces and start arranging them. Make cutouts for all of the furniture that you have in the room, including rugs, so that you make sure to allocate space for all of it.
  • Once you have everything in an order that you like, start moving the furniture around in your home! You can save the floor plan pieces in a plastic bag for later, just in case you decide you want to move things around again.

I am working on going through all of these steps. I’ve been going through bins of old things from my childhood and my scrapbooking supplies. They used to be so important but are now just taking up space! What are you favorite cheap redecorating tricks?

Old Fashioned, Southern Red Velvet Cake

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Nature is so amazing. 100% of the red color in this cake comes from beets! I wish I could tell you making this cake all natural made it healthy, but there’s an unnatural amount of butter and sugar to be consumed here. It’s cake, we accept it.

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My friend Christian told me about this southern red velvet cake a while back at a party and asked if we could make it together. Not only is this my favorite red velvet cake I’ve ever had, it’s definitely the most unique cake I’ve ever tasted. It has a uniquely tangy taste, but in the best way, coming from the vinegar and buttermilk. Christian informed me that his mother also always made this cake with less cocoa powder in comparison with other recipes. She said, this is a red velvet cake, not a red chocolate cake. YEAH!

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Then there is that amazing red color. I really couldn’t believe beets would dye an entire cake, but they gave it such a natural red color that I love. In order to keep the beets from turning brown, the recipe requires orange juice to keep the ratio of ingredients acidic.

To perfectly complement the bittersweet cake, we paired it with a sweet cream cheese frosting with chopped pecans. The chopped pecans in the frosting feel so old school to me, and I love it. I know we stopped adding nuts directly in to our frosting a while back because our cameras like the look of smooth, manipulated frosting, but the nuts make it feel like grandma made it, and that makes it feel authentic to me.

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Christian and I had an incredible time experimenting with this recipe and adjusting it to make it our own, and it turned out amazingly! I hope y’all try this old fashioned, southern red velvet recipe with it’s perfect bite and not overly sweet taste.

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Floral Summer Skirt Sewing Tutorial

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Summer in Houston is a sweaty time. Kyle and I went mini golfing last Saturday night and we thought, wow it feels really nice out… only to realize 15 minutes later that we were sweating profusely because it was still 85 DEGREES AT 11 PM. 6 AM, 10 PM, just accept it, you’ll be sweating.

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Clothing Details: Skirt – Made by Me || White Button Up – H&M || Wedges (similar nude wedges) – Macy’s

With the never ending heat on my mind, I have found myself wearing a lot more skirts lately because they are so airy and light. I love wearing things that are easy, comfortable, and colorful in the Summer, so when I found this Koko Lee fabric I just knew I needed to make a skirt out of it. There’s nothing crazy about it, but a simple skirt in a fun pattern can really create a big impact on its own.

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What have been your favorite closet staples this Summer?

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