Brite and Bubbly http://briteandbubbly.com Los Angeles Lifestyle Blog & Making Everyday More! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:59:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Yummy Coconut Easter Basket Cookie Cups! http://briteandbubbly.com/yummy-coconut-easter-basket-cookie-cups/ http://briteandbubbly.com/yummy-coconut-easter-basket-cookie-cups/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:59:06 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39171 Hey All! I’m going into the hospital tomorrow to have a few tests done and it will put me out...

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I’m going into the hospital tomorrow to have a few tests done and it will put me out of commission for a few days. Wish me luck and send some good vibes my way! With that said, my friend Holly from ClubCrafted.com has stepped in to help me keep the Brite & Bubbly party going, by contributing a few posts for the site. We’re keeping the Easter party going by bringing you these super cute and easy to make Yummy Coconut Easter Basket Cookie Cups! Check out how to make them from Holly below!

It’s that time of year when I, Holly, can indulge in lots of holiday candies. Whopper eggs are one of my absolute favorites! I’ll take any excuse to eat more candy! Easter is also a really fun time of year for making themed treats for family brunches and other gatherings. This time, I made a batch of coconut Easter basket cookie cups that you can use either homemade or store bought ingredients to make to celebrate the holiday.

With coconut “grass” and candy eggs in mini coconut sugar cookie cups, these little bite-sized treats look like Easter baskets and taste sweet with just a hint of coconut. It is spring after all, so it’s the perfect time to start incorporating more tropical flavors. These are perfect for gatherings with kids or adults, and you can mix it up with your favorite Easter egg-shaped candies, but I personally loved the Whopper eggs.

Depending on the time you have to make these treats, you can absolutely use store bought sugar cookie dough and frosting, but below is a recipe for soft sugar cookies with a light coconut flavor.

Here’s how to make them!

This recipe makes about 24 cookie cups.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 oz vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Vanilla frosting, store bought or homemade
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Whopper Easter egg candies or similar

To make the coconut cookie cups:

  1. In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the oil and sugars, mixing until smooth. Mix in the vanilla and coconut extracts, then the egg, beating well.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time until barely combined. Chill the dough for at least one hour.
  4. Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a clean mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and use a cookie scoop (or roll balls with your hands) to scoop a ball of dough into each muffin cavity. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until barely browning on the edges.
  6. Remove and immediately use a teaspoon/tablespoon to press into the middle of each cookie so that each looks like a mini cup. Set aside to cool completely before removing from the pan.

To assemble the Easter baskets:

 

  1. Once the cookie cups have cooled, carefully remove them from the pan and set on a large platter
  2. Prepare the vanilla or coconut flavored frosting (store bought is fine) and move to a pastry bag or a ziplock bag with the tip cut off
  3. Pipe a small dollop of frosting in the middle of each cookie cup
  4. Pour the coconut into a plastic container with a lid and add several drops of green food coloring (liquid is better than gel in this case). Close the lid and shake vigorously until the color is evenly distributed, and top each cookie cup with green coconut “grass” so that it entirely covers the frosting.
  5. Lastly, lay about 3 eggs in the middle.

That’s it! You’re done! You can now serve these tasty Easter treats to whomever you plan on serving them to. They would be perfect for Easter brunches or for treats for kids to take to school.

How ever you decide to share these tasty Easter treats, I’m sure they will be a big hit!

Thanks so much to Holly for this amazing post! Be sure to check out her blog Club Crafted too!

You can find more fun Easter DIY’s and Recipes HERE!

 

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We’re kicking off Easter with these super easy to make and cute DIY Easter Egg Treat Pouches! You can make these in like 5 minutes flat! They are perfect to use as place cards for Easter brunches or as Easter treats for your besties, or for kids to hand out treats to their friends for school. They can be used for anything you’d like to add some Easter egg fun to this holiday. I’m sure who ever gets these treat filled cuties will love them and the thoughtfulness that went into hand making them something for Easter.

Here is how to make them!

Felt, multi-colors
Embroidery Floss, multi-colors
Sewing Needle
Candy, suckers or small chocolate bunnies
Scissors

First, you draw some large and small egg shapes on the different colors of felt with a marker. You can make these any size you would like. Just make sure to cut as clean as possible.

Cut each egg shape out of the felt. You then draw half egg shapes the same size as the other eggs you drew on the felt, but make the tops jagged like the top of a cracked egg. Cut these out and lay one jagged half egg on top of a whole egg you cut out earlier.

You then thread your needle with a piece of embroidery thread and tie a knot at the end.  You’ll lastly begin to sew the top piece to the bottom piece by sewing along the outer edges of the egg. Do not sew the top jagged edge to the back piece (just sew on the piece itself so it looks seemless), as this will be your opening for your candy.

When the eggs are sewn together, you should have a little pouch so you can put a piece of candy in it!

Fill each pouch with candy, chocolate Easter bunnies, or any treats or toys for Easter.

As I mentioned earlier, you could totally slip in a place card with a name on it and use these as place cards for your Easter brunches.

How ever you decide to use these for Easter, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Happy First Day of Spring everyone!

You Can Find For more fun Easter DIY’s and Recipes HERE!

 

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It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and I hope your day is filled with lots of yummy Lucky Charms, Green Donuts, and boozy shamrock shakes! Yes, Krispy Kreme is selling green glazed donuts today! You know I’m going to get one, while I’m wearing my rainbow wig and leprechaun hat! I’m not ashamed and I’m all about having a colorful fun and safe time today. It’s going to be a relaxing weekend and one spent cleaning up and organizing. I’m trying to relax as much as possible as next week is going to be crazy. I have to get a test done at the doctors and go to GAME OF THRONES LIVE IN CONCERT! I did that in all caps because I’m beyond excited about it! I can’t wait for it. We’re also launching Easter posts next week so get ready for some crazy throwback Easter egg ideas and more!

Since it is Saint Patrick’s Day, I figured I’d keep the fab finds of the week to be MOSTLY themed for the holiday. Here they are below!

I’m wearing this amazing Rainbow Clutch today! I stalked it on ASOS until I got it! Do the same and you can snag it too!

I’m munching on Lucky Charms on these super cute Rainbow Plates from Oh Joy for Target!

I’m sipping on some boozy shamrock shakes, are you?

And munching on these shamrock gummies!

Gotta have these rainbow drink pool floats!

How cute is this rainbow balloon cake topper?!

DIY Lucky Charms Ice Cream? YES PLEASE!

Free Printable Cute Saint Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet Maps!

DIY Rainbow Streamers!

How amazing are these patch socks!

I need these jeans to show my girl boss pride!

Gotta make a balloon Hat Stat!

And that’s all folks!

Have a happy holiday and weekend! See you next week!

 

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Our Thought’s On Disney’s Live Action Beauty And The Beast! http://briteandbubbly.com/thoughts-disneys-live-action-beauty-beast/ http://briteandbubbly.com/thoughts-disneys-live-action-beauty-beast/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:33:59 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39130 Hey All! In 1991, Disney released Beauty and the Beast, an animated musical that became the second release in the...

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In 1991, Disney released Beauty and the Beast, an animated musical that became the second release in the Disney Animation Renaissance that began with The Little Mermaid. This original musical was so powerful that just two years later it became a Broadway production that ran for over a decade. With animation and stage conquered, it was only a matter of time for a live-action film adaption of the musical to come to fruition. Directing this movie musical is the director of the academy award nominated movie musical Dreamgirls Bill Condon.

Because this live action interpretation is based on the 1991 animated classic, there are no spoilers. The story plays exactly the same with only a few additional points. In this version, Belle is not only the odd duck for her love of reading but also seen as a troublemaker because she encourages literacy for all women. Gaston is not just a great hunter, but a war hero. The Beast’s human persona is still shallow but there are moments where he speaks of how loved to dance. It is also revealed that as a prince, he was primarily raised by the castle’s help as his parents had no time for him. Maurice (Belle’s father) is eccentric not just as a quirky trait, but its shown he is a widower dedicating all of his to the memory of his lost wife. And LeFou is not just in awe of Gaston, but likely is actually in love with him. Because the story is so familiar and thus predictable, these additions are meant to provide another perspective and thus a new viewing experience. The additions are welcome and do help by providing more character depth without truly altering the whole story. I would say it’s like the “Director’s Cut” of the Beauty and the Beast story.

The performances from the all-star cast are what are likely to be the big takeaway from this live action interpretation. Emma Watson’s onscreen persona since her start in the Harry Potter film franchise is the obvious fit for Belle. She is pretty, feminine, strong willed, well spoken, intelligent and marches to the beat of her own drum. Dan Stevens is best known for his time on Downton Abbey and the new FX show Legion. He is physically seen only in the prologue and the end of the film so his performance is purely vocal. While his voice is deepened through special effects, it is his pacing that really manages to convey the tortured petulant aristocrat persona of a man trapped in a beast’s body. Steven’s singing performance is more than adequate with a strong voice and great range. Josh Gad’s LeFou is Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer and Frozen) playing himself, but that’s not a bad thing. Of all of the characters Josh Gad was the one that we all knew could sing and perfectly matched LeFou in attitude and appearance… no surprises here. Master actor Kevin Kline (Dave, In & Out) takes his character of Maurice and instead of making him a senile joke, brings a nuanced performance of a man that because of great loss is damaged mentally and emotionally and thus sometimes cannot find the right words or express himself properly. Now of all of the physical performances, the one that was amazing and a surprise was Luke Evans as Gaston. While Luke Evans is not the mountain of a man that is the vision usually associated with Gaston, he is able to bring the swagger and athleticism. Being known for his macho roles in the past (The Hobbit Trilogy, Fast & Furious 6), it was a huge surprise to not only see Luke Evans sing and dance but be really good. Of all of the performances, Luke Evans steals the show despite playing such a despicable character.

Now as everyone knows in addition to the characters portrayed by people, there are the characters who were turned into furniture. Filling roles of the help are Ewan McGregor as the candlestick Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth the clock, Emma Thompson as the Tea Pot Mrs. Potts, Audra McDonald as the wardrobe Madame Garderobe, and Stanley Tucci as the piano Maestro Cadenza. While all of these actors do make on screen appearances, the majority of their work is vocal. Ewan McGregor surprised the world in Moulin Rouge when we all learned of his amazing singing voice, so it is no surprise here when delivers the popular song “Be Our Guest” with all of the gusto and personality it deserves. Emma Thompson, recognized widely from her time spent in the Harry Potter Franchise, manages to channel Angela Lansbury in her rendition of “Tale as Old as Time.” Audra McDonald is most known from Private Practice, but apparently has a stunning singing voice as in her human form she is the singer of the balls thrown by the prince. Stanley Tucci, probably best known from his recent work on the Hunger Games Franchise, gets to flesh out the role of the piano by channeling Amadeus Mozart in his performance as Maestro Cadenza, a role I don’t actually recall too much from the original animated feature. Finally, Sir Ian McKellan brings out the curmudgeon of Cogsworth but unfortunately seems to have his role limited throughout the film.

In summation, those that have never seen any iteration of the Disney Beauty and the Beast story (and I can’t imagine who hasn’t) this film is a great introduction as it manages to tell the story of looking past appearances and finding a person’s true character. For the majority of the world that is familiar with this tale as old as time, the story has no new takes but does offer a bit more depth to characters with certain character’s backstories being filled out.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere now!

You can find more info on the film at the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Disney Pictures!

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Easy Spiked Shamrock Chocolate Chip Shake! http://briteandbubbly.com/easy-spiked-shamrock-chocolate-chip-shake/ http://briteandbubbly.com/easy-spiked-shamrock-chocolate-chip-shake/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:01:04 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=38974 Hey All! Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, so today I thought I would share some last minute recipes you can...

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Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, so today I thought I would share some last minute recipes you can easily make to celebrate this festive shamrock filled holiday. Check out these yummy and easy to make Spiked Shamrock Chocolate Chip Shakes! They are boozy goodness mixed with the awesomeness of a shamrock shake. Who doesn’t love a good shamrock shake for Saint Patrick’s Day?! I know it’s a must have me and adding a little booze to the shake makes it a little party in a cup. Remember, Only those 21 and over can drink this boozy version of the shake. If you’re not that age or don’t want it to be alcoholic, you can simply leave out the alcohol ingredients. And remember please don’t drink and drive on Saint Patty’s Day! Ok, enough about that. Here is the recipe for this tasty holiday drink!

I added it as a recipe you can easily print and take with you to the grocery store, if you need to get some last minute ingredients to make it.

Easy Spiked Shamrock Chocolate Chip Shake!
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • ½ cup Bailey's Irish Creme Liqueur
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon mint syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint mint extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino Cherry
Instructions
  1. Into a blender add mint chocolate chip ice cream, Irish cream, green food coloring, mint syrup, and mint extract.
  2. Add the Irish cream a little at a time until you get the consistency you desire.
  3. Pour shake into glasses, and top with whip cream and Maraschino cherry.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
 

Here are also the step by steps below, in case you don’t want to print out the recipe.

Into a blender add mint chocolate chip ice cream, Irish cream, green food coloring, mint syrup, and mint extract.


Add the Irish cream a little at a time until you get the consistency you desire.


Pour shake into glasses, and top with whip cream and Maraschino cherry.


Serve and enjoy! How yummy and cute do these drinks look in their green glasses?! LOVE IT!

You could also add some gold or rainbow sprinkles to the rim of the glass, for an added festive garnish.

Either way is completely fine and enjoyable. I hope you love this shake as much as I do!

You can find more Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes and DIY’s HERE!

Have a happy and safe Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!

 

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Chatting With The Cast & Filmmakers of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast! http://briteandbubbly.com/chatting-with-the-cast-filmmakers-of-disneys-beauty-and-the-beast/ http://briteandbubbly.com/chatting-with-the-cast-filmmakers-of-disneys-beauty-and-the-beast/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:34:54 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39095 Hey All! Thanks to the amazing folks at Disney Pictures, I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend the press...

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Thanks to the amazing folks at Disney Pictures, I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend the press junket for the new live action film adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast! I couldn’t wait to attend, as the day would begin with a special live action performance from Alan Menken. He’s the incredible composer and song writer behind most of the Disney animated classic films you probably grew up loving and watching. The junket itself had all of the main cast and filmmakers in attendance including: Emma Watson (“Belle” aka she will always be Hermione Granger), Dan Stevens (“Beast / Prince Adam”), Luke Evans (“Gaston”), Josh Gad (“Le Fou”), Audra McDonald (“Garderobe”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Plumette”), Bill Condon (Director), and of course the incredible Alan Menken (Music by).

There was a beautiful grand piano set up for Alan to perform at and I have to admit I cried during the performance. It brought back so many memories from my childhood! It was an incredible performance because Josh Gad and Luke Evans came out as a surprise and sang their song “Gaston”. It was amazing to see all three singing live. They actually sound even more incredible live.

You can see the entire performance below. Sorry about it’s a little shaky at all. I had to do it by hand and hold it for the entire performance. I tried to keep it as steady as possible. Either way it’s an amazing performance that you definitely want to see!

How amazing is that performance folks?! LOVED IT!

After the performance, all the cast and filmmakers in attendance came out and chatted with us about the film.

Alan Menken and Bill Condon spoke about adapting the animated classic for a live action film and what the process was.

BILL CONDON:

Well first you get over the terror first, But then you just start with that basic idea. You’re going to take it into a new medium, which is live action. They’re going to be actors. Emma’s going to be playing a character on real locations who has to fall in love with the beast. So all the behavior which is, let’s face it, an animated film is a little more exaggerated, has to come into reality, and once you start to investigate that, then you realize, wow, there are questions maybe you never asked before that you want to know about. How did Belle and Maurice wind up in this village where they’re outsiders? That leads to then new songs and suddenly you’re creating something new.

ALAN MENKEN:

Yeah, we had these discussions. For me, when Bill came aboard we had meetings about what would we add, and one of the things we talked about was the music box moment and Maurice and getting into the backstory of how Maurice and Belle came to the town. We also talked about the backstory for the Beast, how he became such a cold and callous young man, and also trying to root ourselves much more in the time and place, 18th Century France, and that really helped immensely.

Alan also shared how he began at Disney, which I found amazing.

ALAN MENKEN:

When I first came to Disney, I got to say, I thought of Little Mermaid first and foremost as Howard Ashman and my follow-up to Little Shop of Horrors. We were still working in musical theater, you know, we were these off-off Broadway guys coming and bringing our skills to Disney. And we don’t calculate beyond telling the story and serving the characters and trying to give each of these projects its own unique musical stamp, and beyond that it’s just storytelling. There’s no more collaborative form than musicals. They call it musicals and I’m the composer, but the truth is it’s a director, it’s a choreographer, it’s a lyricist, it’s a book writer, it’s a composer, it’s an orchestra, it’s an arranger, it’s a lighting, it’s everything put together, so I think benefited a lot also from the Disney association obviously.

Emma and Dan chatted about making their characters, which they grew up loving, their own.

EMMA WATSON:

You know, it’s really remarkable to play someone that I’m almost sure had an influence on the woman that I have become. I think the first time I saw Paige O’Hara sing the Belle (Reprise), you know, it’s kind of the I want song of all I want songs.  I just immediately resonated with her. I was so young, I didn’t even know what I was tapping into but there was something about that spirit, there was something about that energy that I just knew she was my champion.  I think when I knew I was taking on this role, I wanted to make sure that I was championing that same spirit, those same values, that same young woman that made me a part of who I am today. And so, you know, every time we would address a new scene that Bill or Steve or Evan had put together, you know, I just kind of went, I just always had the original DNA of that woman in mind, you know, and I had my fists up, you know, I was ready to fight because she was so crucial for me. And you know, it was just taking what was already there and just expanding it. And I love that in our version Belle is not only kind of awed and doesn’t fit in, and you know, you see her reading, and you see her not really a part of the community. In our film she’s actually an activist within her own community. She’s teaching other young girls who are part of the village to read and moments like that, where you could see her expanding beyond just her own little world and trying to kind of grow it, I loved that. That was amazing to get to do!

DAN STEVENS:

It was a very physical engagement for me. I think just to support that muscle suit on stilts was a challenge that I’d never really encountered before. I’ve definitely been taking a more physical approach to my roles in the last few years and just training myself in different ways. I think with the backstory, we decided that the prince before he was the Beast was a dancer and that he loved to dance, so I trained myself like a dancer and learned three quite different dances for this movie and worked very closely with Antony, just in terms of his general deportment, both for the prince and the Beast. There was a lot of work dancing in stilts. Getting to know Emma, first and foremost, on the dance floor was probably, I think a great way to get to know your costar, and I’m going to try and do with every movie I do now, whether there’s a waltz in the movie or not. I mean the trust that Emma had to place in me that I wouldn’t break her toes, and also it really became part of that sort of crucial part of the title really, the “and the” bit and that’s sort of the essence of a waltz being two people in this whirlwind and learning about choreography really, the storytelling through dance, not just getting up and dancing but actually really telling a very crucial part of the story in that big turning point. So yes, lots of physicality.

It was so refreshing to see how much fun these too had together bringing this tale as old as time to life.

I love this shot of Emma, as she totally looks very Belle-like in the photo below, in my opinion.

Luke Evans also shared about how he brought his character Gaston to life.

LUKE EVANS:

I just think a villain shouldn’t start out as the bad guy. A villain should end up being the bad guy and I think with Gaston, outwardly to a lot of people in that village, he is the hero. He’s a bit of a stud, you know. He’s got the hair, he’s got the looks, he’s always impeccably dressed, not a bad singing voice. He’s got a great pal who makes everybody support him and sing about him. And I wanted the audience to like him a little bit first, so that when the cracks start to appear, which they do very subtly, even from the door slam, you know, there’s something inside of him that he’s like, I’m not used to this, this isn’t how it goes, you know, this is not what she’s supposed to be doing. And although he keeps believing that Belle will change her mind, that’s where the cracks appear in my thought process and then slowly the jealousy takes over and he becomes the villain. This is especially unique for Gaston, as opposed to other Disney villains. He has no book of spells and he has no magic powers. He’s a human being and he uses his status within that village to rouse a crowd and he does it all from just being himself, which is quite terrifying in a way. So I played on that, I played on the humanity of the character as much as he is larger than life. There was a lot to pull on, and obviously he was a war hero of sorts, we decided, didn’t we, Bill, from the past. That’s why his murals are all over the pub that he drinks in. And there is a slight soldier, this animalistic soldier, in him when he finally fights the Beast on the rooftops. You see this man out for blood and it’s a scary moment to see the arc of somebody who was the loveable buffoon of the village to become the Beast and the monster.

It was so well said and Luke and Josh Gad, were incredible in the movie. I’ll share all my thoughts on the film on Friday, where I’ll post my full review of the film.

Finally, Josh Gad shared the most hilarious story about his horrific experience riding a horse during the making of the film.

He had to cross his legs as he sat on the couch to tell the story, because it was such a dramatic tale to tell. He’s so darn funny! I love him!

JOSH GAD: I’m going to get comfortable for this. So it’s interesting. I learned a couple of great lessons on this movie, one of which is that Jews don’t belong on horses. Specifically ove

rweight Jews. My horse was an anti-Semite and he interestingly enough they would call action and the horse that they told me was trained for this movie, but I believe they found him in the wilds of England. Luke and I had our first entrance into the village of Villanov. Luke and I are walking into the village on our horses and on action all our horses need to do is walk side by side. It’s so simple and Luke’s horse does it. The two of them worked on The Hobbit together, Three Musketeers and have this incredible background.

LUKE EVANS:

We share a trailer.

JOSH GAD:

Mm, hm, they share a trailer. Mine is a cold-blooded killer. My horse proceeded to moonwalk, as in he walked backwards.  Then, he ran through multiple extras in the village, ran around the pillars in the village, which I didn’t even know it was possible! He ran through these pillars around, up and back again. I heard “cut” and I heard laughing and the laughter was coming from the horse’s trainer. He came up to me and he goes, “I’m so sorry. I’ve never seen this happen before.” And it was so sad. It made me feel so awful about myself. Ironically, my horse’s name was Buddy. That is a true story. He’s nobody’s buddy. I’m begging Disney to press charges against him, and I’ve told my agents to never send me another script with a horse in it again.

It was so much fun to get to chat and meet this amazing cast. I mean honestly, it was a dream come true to meet Emma and Alan. I’ve always wanted to meet them!

Again stay tuned for my review of the film coming Friday!

Thanks again to Disney Pictures for having me!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere on March 17th!

You can find more info on the film at the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: beauty-and-the-beast-2017

 

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It’s the weekend and I’m going to spend it binging episodes of Buffy and LOVE on Netflix. In case you didn’t know, the amazing show that is Buffy The Vampire Slayer turned 20 years old today! Good god I feel old! It was my show in high school and my nickname was actually Buffy back then, since I used to dress and get my hair done just like Buffy. Every time she would change her hair each season, I would have the same hair style. I wanted to be BFF’s with Buffy and have my own Scooby gang. I know I was nuts! I still love Buffy to this day and think it was one of the best shows on TV, next to My So Called Life and Game of Thrones. Those are my top three for best shows of all time. I made this graphic above to celebrate this mementos day in Buffy history. Here is to another 20 years of Buffy. I can only pray Netflix will do a reunion show one day! Please God let that happen!

Besides raving about Buffy, Here are my fab finds of the week!

Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy talking about the show 20 years later and what tv is today!

I gotta have these pinkish/purpleish jelly mules!

Have you seen these fruit balloons! Love them!

How cute is this Avocado Pinata?

I gotta have this Disco Pineapple Sippy Cup!

I also have to have these Rainbow Pool Floats! OMG!

Love this cute Rainbow Vase!

And that’s all folks! See you next week! Have a good weekend!

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Easy DIY Shamrock Gummies! http://briteandbubbly.com/easy-diy-shamrock-gummies/ http://briteandbubbly.com/easy-diy-shamrock-gummies/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:33:51 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=38976 Hey All! I don’t know about you, but my favorite candies tend to be gummy candies. I love gummies since...

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Hey All!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite candies tend to be gummy candies. I love gummies since they are usually made with real fruit juice and the flavors are usually very vivid with every bite. Since I love gummies so much, I decided to make some quick and easy DIY Shamrock Gummies to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! In case you didn’t know, the holiday is around the corner, and you need to get your St. Patty’s Day treats in order. I threw this recipe together quickly, so don’t mind the photos as they aren’t my best. It’s the taste that counts folks!

Here is how you make these fun and easy to make treats!

  • 1 ½ cups Applesauce.
  • 3 Cups of Sugar broken into 2 ¼ cup Sugar for the recipe and 1 cup to roll gummy in.
  • Two 3oz. Boxes of Lime Jell-O.
  • 2 packs of Unflavored Gelatin.
  • 1 Small Shamrock Cookie Cutter.

First you mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat on your stove top. You have to stir constantly until it reaches a boil. Let it boil for one minute and then let it set.

Turn off the stove top and remove the saucepan from the heat and pour into a parchment lined 13×9 baking dish (This will allow for easier removal).

Once you’ve poured it all in, place the dish in refrigerator for about 2 hours or until stiffens and is set.

Once it’s set, remove the gummies sheet from the pan and dust top with sugar.

Using your small shamrock cookie cutter, cut out shamrock shapes. After the first cut-out, dip cookie cutter in sugar before the next one (It won’t stick as much if you do this).

Take each gummy shamrock (after cutting it out) and roll in sugar to coat the bottom and sides. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Once all your gummies are cut out and sugared, store them in an airtight container or serve immediately.

That’s it you’re done! Super easy to make and very tasty as well!

I hope you enjoy these Easy DIY Shamrock Gummies as much as I do!

Find more Saint Patrick’s Day DIY’s and Recipes HERE!

 

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