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Weekend Round-Up!



I don't know about you, but I'm SO happy this week is over that I'm literally RIDING into the weekend! We got this car for a photo prop and I couldn't help but take it for a test drive. Ha, it gets good mileage! Anyways, after the crazy week we had last week, I've taken it slow this week and it seemed like Friday would never come. I almost prefer a busy week to a slower week because the time flies by! Moving on into the weekend, we have a few projects to work on, and we'll be doing some filming for the first time ever (excited and nervous for this one), so make sure to follow along on Snapchat and Instagram Stories for some probably hilarious and embarrassing behind the scenes. I hope all of my readers in a Summer season are doing something fun outside this weekend and making the most of the remainder of Summer. Crossing my fingers I'll be able to go to the beach one more time!




Fun things on the Internet this week...



I donut know and donut care about anything but these slippers


Can someone in California bring me one of these donuts ASAP? Please and thank you!


These painted balloons are such a genius party idea 


Only a few more weeks left to vote for me in the Bloglovin' awards


I'll be finishing off the rest of this cotton candy fudge this weekend


Whatever this dessert is, it's actually too pretty to eat


Who wants to come hang out and sit by this dreamy pool with me?!


I'm not even going back-to-school, but I'll definitely be buying this backpack anyways





What's everyone up to this weekend? Sound off in the comments below!




DIY Lava Lamps For Your Dorm Room



How many of you have owned a lava lamp in your lifetime? I remember having one of those glitter ones when I was younger, and after leaving it in front of the window for too long it stopped working. Ha! I definitely learned that sunlight and lava lamps don't work well together. Anyways, with all this talk about lava lamps, we're obviously bringing them back today in a DIY way for your dorm room decor! It's so easy to create a lava lamp-like reaction, and you probably already own everything you'll need to do so. If you're gonna use a lamp, you might as well have a really fun, colorful lamp, right?! Let's get makin'!


               

Glass bottle (here)

Vegetable oil

Liquid food coloring

Water

Alka seltzer tablets

Waterproof tea lights (here)



           

1. Put a small amount of water in a bowl and color it with liquid food coloring. Set aside.


2. Fill your glass bottle 3/4 of the way with vegetable shortening. Pour the colored water into the bottle, leaving a little bit of room empty at the top. Allow the water to settle at the bottom of the glass. 


3. Drop your tea light into the bottom of the glass.


4. Break up an alka seltzer tablet into small pieces and place them one at a time into the bottle. Close the lid and watch the magic happen! 


(Note: this reaction does only last a few minutes, but you can keep putting more alka seltzer in time and time again to continue the reaction)



How fun would these be to make with your roommates? I know I wish I would've had these for my dorm room! And if you're looking for another back-to-school project, we've got a DIY for some sweet lunchboxes right over here!




Loaded Cotton Candy Fudge Recipe



You guys have been asking for another cotton candy recipe (can you believe it's been almost a year since our last one?!), so today we're bringing you loaded cotton candy FUDGE! We can't just make a normal fudge over here so this fudge is filled with cotton candy oreos AND sprinkles too. Talk about a sugar rush!! I've always been a huge fan of cotton candy and it's pretty much a staple whenever we go to a fair or a carnival, so I'm right there with you in loving a good old cotton candy project. And you can't go wrong with fudge, right? Especially when the colors are so magical! This recipe is a quick one to make, and you'll be munching on cotton candy fudge in no time!




                 

3 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips

1 7 oz jar of marshmallow fluff

1 1/2 teaspoons cotton candy extract (here)

Cotton candy golden oreos or vanilla golden oreos

Pink and white sprinkles

Cotton candy




1. Spray a 7x11 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.


2. Add about 12 golden oreos to a ziplock bag and crush them up with a rolling pin to get smaller and larger pieces. Set aside. 


3. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar, heavy cream, and butter to a boil. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  


4. Remove from heat and quickly stir in white chocolate, marshmallow fluff, and cotton candy extract until smooth. 


5. Quickly transfer half of the mixture into another bowl and color one half blue and the other half pink. 


6. Alternating colors, pour both mixtures into the backing pan. Swirl the colors together with a knife and top with the crushed oreos and sprinkles. To get oreos in the center of your fudge, push them down further into the fudge while it is still warm. 


7. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set completely before slicing. Top with cotton candy and enjoy!






And if these don't hold you over until our next cotton candy project, go check out these cotton candy cream sodas! I'll take cotton candy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert please!