When fun holidays, seasons, and celebrations make their way around, it’s always hard not to feel jealous, although I’m sure St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one you’d often hear associated with the word “jealousy” very often, but it is for me! You see, around this time every year, all of my social medias – but mostly my Instagram – is FILLED with images of Lucky Charms.
Recipes including it, photos of the box, DIY projects inspired by it, you name it. But little ol’ me, way over here in Australia, does not get to be blessed with such a cereal on my shelves. I actually couldn’t take it this year and went to a specialty candy store in hopes of finding a box of some… and I did. For $15.
I just couldn’t do it. I told myself I would go up to $10, because I honestly didn’t think it would be even that high, so my heart broke when I read $15. And thus, another year, another St. Patrick’s Day goes by, and I am still yet to taste Lucky Charms cereal. But that won’t stop me from celebrating in my own way! As you can see, I made the little marshmallows out of icing so I can snack happily and delicious and colourfully 🌈
This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.
I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.
But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat– and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school 🙄), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.
Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point 😅 Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!
Valentine’s Day 2021 is almost here, and we all know it’s going to look a lot different this year than usual, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be special! ✨
No matter how you’re going to celebrate it – or WHO you’re going to celebrate it with/for: whether it be for a partner, friend, family, or yourself – these super fun recipes and crafts give you the chance to do something unique without even leaving the house ☺️
This list includes something for those with a big sweet tooth like me 🙈 and something for those who like to get creative no matter what occasion, which is also like me ✂️ so you’re sure to find something you like!
Even though I can’t drink, drink stirrers are fun because they can dress up any drink and add a bit of flair. This DIY was the first time I played around with any kind of polyurethane. Despite what mostly comes up when you Google this product, the one I used is NOT a clear resin.
It is a hard, white product when dry that can be sanded, painted, amongst other things. Another project I have shared on the blog using this product is my donut door hanging, but these red lips really scream “Valentine’s Day” to me 😍