Brite and Bubbly http://briteandbubbly.com Los Angeles Lifestyle Blog & Making Everyday More! Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Happy Friday From My Hometown NYC! http://briteandbubbly.com/happy-friday-hometown-nyc/ http://briteandbubbly.com/happy-friday-hometown-nyc/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:32 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39513 Hey All! Happy Friday! Yay! it’s the weekend! I’m coming to you from my home town NYC and I’m having...

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Happy Friday! Yay! it’s the weekend! I’m coming to you from my home town NYC and I’m having a blasty blast here with CVS! If you’ve been watching my Instagram Stories, you’ve been following along with all the fun. The new Korean beauty products coming are so amazing. I’m going to spend some time catching up with family and friends and I got to do a little color wall hunting for some fun mommy and me pics I’m going to use for some fun Mother’s Day projects. How awesome is that color wall folks? Love it! Can’t wait to share the pics! I do miss New York sometimes, but I can’t wait to get back home. Hope you all have some fun weekend plans.  And here are my favorite finds of the week.

You all need to make a Giant Unicorn Cookie too!

While you’re at it make a Giant Ice Cream Sandwich!

How amazing are these rainbow bath truffles? Unicorn bath time!

I need to add this ice cream shirt to my ice cream themed collection of clothing.

My new favorite Yellow Pants!

So clouds are going to be hot for the summer apparently. Loving this cloud print swimsuit!

And this rainbow Swimsuit is da bomb! Now I just have to get my swimsuit body ready!

This dress just gets me so well! Gotta HAVE IT!

And that’s all folks!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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DIY Giant Unicorn Cookie! http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-giant-unicorn-cookie/ http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-giant-unicorn-cookie/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:21:41 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39497 Hey All! As you all know, I’m pretty much obsessed with rainbows and unicorns at the moment. I love them...

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As you all know, I’m pretty much obsessed with rainbows and unicorns at the moment. I love them and I can’t get enough of them. After Valentine’s Day, I had this large heart shaped cookie pan that I didn’t want to just sit around not being used. I thought, well I could try and turn a heart into a unicorn. I think it came out super cute for my first time ever making a giant cookie like this.

I love my happy giant unicorn cookie. He’s almost too cute to eat.

If you want to make one too, here is how I made mine. Sorry there are no in process shots. This was a bit of an experiment that I wasn’t sure would work, so I didn’t get a chance to take them as I made it.

First you’ll roll two pieces of white fondant together to make the unicorn horn.

You’ll let the horn harden up and then you’ll spray it with your gold edible spray. You’ll let that completely try.

After you make your horn, you cut out two triangular shapes for the ears. Let those harden as well. Spray your edible gold spray onto your cake decorating brush and draw on the inner gold ear. Let the ears dry completely.

You’ll then make your heart shaped sugar cookie using the heart shaped pan. You’ll mix up your cookie dough according to your recipe or mix. Make sure to grease your pans with non-stick spray or butter so your cookie doesn’t stick to the pan. Once your cookie is done, let your cookie cool completely. Once your cookie is completely cool, you can begin decorating.

You’ll spread some white icing onto your cookie and then fold a large piece of rolled out white fondant onto it. You’ll shape the white fondant to your cookie heart.

You’ll then begin to pipe on your unicorn main. I used a mix of purple, pink and yellow icing. This is what takes the longest time.

Place your dried ears and horn into the top of the cookie into the mane.

With your black icing draw on your unicorn face. Sprinkle some rainbow edible glitter onto the mane and you’re done! How cute is that folks.

I did mine on a cake decorating board, so I can pick it up and move it easily. You can do the same or just do it right on your cookie sheet or if you have a big enough serving platter.

It was so hard to eat this since it was so cute, but it was tasty. If you have a major sweet tooth, this is the cookie for you!

I hope you love our DIY Giant Unicorn Cookie as much as I do!

You can find more fun cute food ideas and recipes HERE!

 

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Happy Friday and Easter Too! http://briteandbubbly.com/happy-friday-easter/ http://briteandbubbly.com/happy-friday-easter/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:29:54 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39464 Hey All! Happy Happy Friday. We made it to the weekend and it’s not just any weekend, it’s Easter Weekend....

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Happy Happy Friday. We made it to the weekend and it’s not just any weekend, it’s Easter Weekend. It’s also Passover too! So happy Passover too! It’s been another crazy week filled with lots of work, Easter fun, prepping for my trip next week, and also dealing with lots of family issues. It’s been a doozy. But thanks to all your support, you keep my Brite & Bubbly spirits lifted. We are getting ready to brunch so hard for Easter, as we do every year. We also have plans this weekend to go out to dinner. I have to also plan my trip to NYC and work on some posts to leave you with next week. Stay tuned. It’s going to be a tasty week, if that gives you a hint. Have a very Happy Easter and I hope you enjoyed all our Easter content this year! Now we move on to Graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the mother of all months, ICE CREAM MONTH! Can’t wait!

Here are my favorite finds of the week:

Don’t forget to pull out your bunny shoes for this weekend! I got mine!

And if you’re still looking for some fun Easter Egg ideas, check out Gizmo and Care Bear Eggs. We took it back to our childhood this year with our Easter Eggs.

I can’t with this Sprinkles Party!

Love this tropical dirt pudding treat!

Did you see our Last Minute Twinkie Bunny Mobiles? Too Cute!

Urban Outfitters is having a crazy sale, where they give you an EXTRA 40% off all sale! I got these iridescent mules that normally cost $150 for like $40! OMG! And this pizza snowglobe for only $5.99, down from $16! Needless to say I shopped till I dropped and just had to share.

I have to get these ice cream shoes to wear to the ice cream museum!

Cute Emoji Bubble Necklaces!

And don’t forget to make your Giant Rainbow Peeps cookie Folks!

Happy Happy Easter Folks! See you next week!

 

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Last Minute DIY Twinkie Easter Peeps Mobile! http://briteandbubbly.com/last-minute-diy-twinkie-easter-peeps-mobile/ http://briteandbubbly.com/last-minute-diy-twinkie-easter-peeps-mobile/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:27:28 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39465 Hey All! As you know I’m the Peeps, Twinkies, and Ice Cream Queen. Combine two of those things together and...

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As you know I’m the Peeps, Twinkies, and Ice Cream Queen. Combine two of those things together and you make one of my favorite tasty treats ever! Check out our super cute and easy to make DIY Twinkie Easter Peeps Mobile! You can whip these up in like 10 minutes flat! They are the perfect quick and easy treat to make for Easter! Super tasty and perfectly themed!

Here is how to make them!

  • 6 Twinkies
  • 8 Peeps in various colors
  • Black Licorice Rope Candy
  • Wilton Candy Melts Drizzle Pouch (White chocolate)
  • 6 Necco Wafer Candies
  • 6 Plain Easter Colored M&M’s
  • Easter Colored Sprinkles

First you cut a small chunk out of the middle of the Twinkie, without cutting through the bottom or the sides. Save these pieces to use the filling that came off with them for later.

Cut about a fourth off from the bottom of each peep.

Place the peeps into the holes of the Twinkies and make a small slit in front of the peep to put a Necco wafer into for the steering wheel.

Take some of the Twinkie filling you saved from those pieces from earlier and  use them as glue to put on the 2 Easter Sprinkle headlights onto the front of each Twinkie.

To make the wheels, roll up a piece of the black licorice (about 8 inches long). To do this, dip your fingers in water and run the licorice between them to wet the licorice, then roll. Let those sit and dry for a few minutes.

Heat the Wilton Candy Pouch per package directions and use it to glue on the 4 licorice tires onto each car. Let all the wheels dry and become secure.

Then you use your chocolate to glue one M&M on the back of the car aka twinkie.

That’s it! You’re done and they are ready to Eat! Enjoy!!

Woot woot! How cute are these folks?!

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

Have a Happy Easter folks!

 

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DIY Gizmo Easter Eggs! http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-gizmo-easter-eggs/ http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-gizmo-easter-eggs/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:47:18 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39450 Hey All! We’re wrapping up our Throwback Easter Egg series of posts with these super cute and adorable DIY Gizmo...

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We’re wrapping up our Throwback Easter Egg series of posts with these super cute and adorable DIY Gizmo Easter Eggs! How amazing are these folks? My inner geek goes wild every time I see them! I’m obsessed with them and I just had to save the best for last. I loved Gizmo with a passion when I was a kid and I so wanted my own mogwai as a pet. Who didn’t want a Gizmo in his pink Barbie dream car? I know I did. I knew as soon as I saw these brown eggs, I had to turn them into some Gizzies.

Here is how to make them!

First you’ll download and print our Free Printable Gizmo Faces onto your printable sticker vinyl. You’ll then cut them out with your scissors or a craft cutting machine. Once you have all your pieces cut out, you’ll paint white spots on to your eggs to make his patches of white fur.

You’ll let the paint dry and once it’s dry you’ll then stick on your vinyl sticker face pieces.

After your egg faces are all done, you star cutting triangular shapes with rounded bottoms from your beige felt. You’ll fold them in and bunch them together so they form a little ear.

I put some hot glue in the center to hold the shape together. I also put a little piece of yellow sticker felt to hold the shape together. Once the glue hardens and the shape holds, cut off any excess of the beige felt.

You then glue your ears on with your hold glue and you’re done! These are not edible after this is done. Well. Technically the inside is since this is all taking place on the shell of the hard boiled egg, but we don’t recommend eating them.

Place them with the rest of your throwback Easter Eggs and you’re done!

How cute are all these eggs?!!!

Love them!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all our fun throwback Easter Eggs this year!

And I hope you love these Gizmo Easter Eggs as much as I do!

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

Have a Happy Easter folks!

 

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Fun Times At The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival! http://briteandbubbly.com/fun-times-at-the-knotts-boysenberry-festival/ http://briteandbubbly.com/fun-times-at-the-knotts-boysenberry-festival/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:49:02 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39389 Hey All! We recently had the fun opportunity to attend the fun and awesome media day for the Knott’s Boysenberry...

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We recently had the fun opportunity to attend the fun and awesome media day for the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival! It’s their yearly mouthwatering boysenberry themed festival that they host each year. This year they are expanding it and making it run longer. It will be three weeks this year, running April 1–April 23. The festival is filled with delectable boysenberry flavored foods and drinks, and festive live entertainment. The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun that everyone will love! This limited-time festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, so you need to get yourself to Knott’s Berry Farm! We had a blast!

While you’re there, you can also take in the Springtime and Easter fun in Camp Snoopy and Fiesta Village. During the limited-time event, the whole family can meet the Easter Beagle at his Camp Snoopy home, blooming with colorful springtime décor. How cute is here folks? Me and Snoopy matched! Love him!

The Camp Snoopy Theatre will showcase the PEANUTS pals singing, dancing, and sharing stories for all to enjoy. Everyone in the family can join in the Camp Snoopy activities. The theater will be filled with the sweet sound of little ones as they singing-along to the cheerful tunes! Guests don’t have to be experts at dancing to enjoy a nighttime Fiesta with DJ Cruz in Fiesta Village.

There is even an 80’s Dance Party at the Boardwalk Ballroom! That’s just some of the fun happening at the same time as the Boysenberry Festival. For 2017, the mouthwatering line-up of boysenberry inspired dishes will feature crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli, finger-lickin boysenberry BBQ wings, savory boysenberry meatballs, sweet boysenberry cream soda, creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick and many more delicious treats. I wanted to eat everything in site!

If you want to try a variety of the boysenberry treats, but are on a budget, you can get a Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card For only $25! It’s one of the best ways to experience the Boysenberry Festival!

Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card includes generous portions of six delectable treats:

The Boysenberry Ravioli at Spurs Chophouse…

The Boysenberry Buffalo Wings at the Gold Trails Hotel…

The Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs at the Bank of Calico…

The Boysenberry Pana Cotta at the Ghost Town Bakery…

And my favorites, the Boysenberry Pizza at Wagon Wheel Pizza and…

The Boysenberry Fry Bread at the Gourmet Churro Factory. It was sooooo good. I have a major sweet tooth and this did the trick.

You can also get yourself a Wine Tasting Card and try an amazing variety of wines, like this Rose’.

You can also try Boysenberry cider, which comes out of this adorable Boysenberry tap.

How cute is that folks?! Loved it!

You can find additional information on Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Food offerings HERE.

Again, The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, additional cost for food tasting experiences within the event, which also offers a full day of thrilling coasters and family fun rides. Knott’s will have extended hours, 10am to 10pm, from April 1 – April 23, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offering

Visit www.knotts.com, or download the newly updated Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app for more info on this delectable and fun foodie festival.

Thanks again to Knott’s Berry Farm for having us!

 

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DIY Care Bears Easter Eggs! http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-care-bears-easter-eggs/ http://briteandbubbly.com/diy-care-bears-easter-eggs/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:05:39 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39380 Hey All! Today I’m bringing you a super easy to make last minute Easter egg idea, in case you were...

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Today I’m bringing you a super easy to make last minute Easter egg idea, in case you were still looking for the perfect way to decorate your Easter eggs this year. Check out our super cute DIY Care Bears Easter Eggs! They are the second to last in our series of throwback Easter eggs posts this year. How cute are they folks? They are beyond adorable and super easy to make. You can make these in minutes if you don’t paint your eggs. Here is how to make them.

First you’ll need the following:

  • Download Our Free Printable Care Bear Pieces.
  • White Cardstock
  • Glue Dots
  • Printable Vinyl
  • Scissors or Craft Cutting Machine
  • Ballet Slipper Pink Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Foam Easter Eggs
  • Or you can use any already pink Easter Eggs including the plastic eggs.

First you’ll downlad our Free Printable Care Bear Pieces. You’ll then print that out the faces and paws onto the white cardstock. You’ll then print the rainbow bellies onto the printable vinyl.

Once all your items are printed, you cut them out with your scissors. You can also use a craft cutting machine to print and cut these out as well. Once all your pieces are cut, you then start painting your foam eggs pink. If you have eggs that are already pink, you can skip this step. If you painted eggs, Let your eggs dry completely.

Once your eggs are dry, stick on each piece with some glue dots. You just peel and stick the rainbow belly onto each egg.

Once all the pieces are on, you’re done and you’ve got yourself some super cute Care Bear eggs!

How cute are they folks?! Love them! They fit perfectly with the rest of my throwback themed Easter eggs.

I hope you love these fun and super cute Easter Eggs as much as I do!

Stay tuned for our final throwback Easter Eggs and our final last minute Easter DIY’s and recipes tomorrow! We’re wrapping up Easter and it’s been a blast!

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

 

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Cool New Shows On YouTube Red! http://briteandbubbly.com/cool-new-shows-youtube-red/ http://briteandbubbly.com/cool-new-shows-youtube-red/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:00:16 +0000 http://briteandbubbly.com/?p=39367 Hey All! I recently had the awesome opportunity to be invited to check out the Premiere of the New YouTube Red...

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I recently had the awesome opportunity to be invited to check out the Premiere of the New YouTube Red Originals Shows and I sadly couldn’t make it. I sent my newest awesome contributor and bestie Salby to cover for me. She had a great time and here she is to tell you all about it!

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Salby here from Lulu Bloo. I had the opportunity to cover for Brite and Bubbly at the Premiere of the New YouTube Red Originals Shows . This spring, they will be launching several kid’s shows that will be made available on YouTube as well as the YouTube Kids App for YouTube Red subscribers. We previewed four new shows that were hilariously fun, exciting and perfect for kids of any age! They included: Kings of Atlantis, Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene, Hyperlinked and Fruit Ninjas. Staff and media members brought their family to the YouTube Space LA offices for a day of previews, games and fun!

The lobby was converted into a kid friendly movie experience. The main desk housed a large media display that was used for the preview screenings. There were lounge areas and chairs all around for the adults. And the kids sat on the YouTube red carpet to watch! If you were lucky and got there early that day, you could have taken a chance on their claw game to win yourself a YouTube hat. Unfortunately, by the time it was my turn, the hats were all gone! After the filming, there were fun indoor and outdoor activities for families to enjoy while they waited in line to have a meet and greet with Dan TDM!

We started the previews with Kings of Atlantis, which launched on April 7th. It’s a Minecraft inspired computer animated series featuring two brothers named Cody And Joe. The voices for the two brothers were provided by YouTubers Cody and Joe of TheAtlanticCraft Minecraft channel. One was a penguin and the other a chicken who were adopted by the King of Atlantis. Their father, the king, had decided to abdicate his thrown to his two sons. It was now their time to rule the kingdom together. However, their evil uncle had other plans! On the day of their coronation, their uncle trapped the King using a mystical force that suspended him in a crystal. During the attack, Joe and Cody were gifted weapons by the professor, an advisor and mentor to the two brothers. Together, they battled their uncle and his army and escaped. It’s now their duty as future kings of Atlantis to save their father and their kingdom! And while your kids will enjoy every minute, the most important aspect of the show was the message behind it. The show teaches kids that to overcome obstacles, you must work together. That our family and friends give us strength to be great leaders and great heroes! And while Cody & Joe clash on occasion like any other sibling, they still love each other very much!

We then previewed Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene. By far, this was the more popular show of the day! The kids were screaming with excitement when it started. And that was all thanks to Dan TDM! Dan TDM is a YouTube sensation who currently has 14 million subscribers. On April 7th, YouTube launched their new show called Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene. In the series, Dan and his pals are launching a live show! His first attempt at the show went horribly wrong. Everyone hated it! So now it was up to Dan and his pals to create a whole new show that was going to be bigger and better. With the help of his more popular characters, like Eve (played by Danielle Tabor), Dr. Trayaurus, Craig the Mailman, Terrence the Pig and Darcie and Ellie his adorable pugs, we get a glimpse at all the behind the scenes shenanigans. They learn all new skills and overcome obstacles as they prepare for the relaunch of their live show. The show itself is very funny and kids are engaged from beginning to end. And it’ll make any adult laugh along too.

After Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene, there were two more previews set. One was a girl powered series based on real life events called Hyperlinked. Hyperlinked featured a group of fearless teens living in San Francisco as they maneuvered their way through life and the world of social media. The four best friends launched a blog and helped other teens with fashion, DIY fun, creative arts and helped answer questions about everyday life. This show is sure to inspire any young girl in going after her dreams and learning to balance life, friendship and family. Shortly after Hyperlinked we watched one more show called Fruit Ninjas. This was another computer animated series in which four friends studied the art of fruit martial arts. Little did these friends know that someday soon, they would put all their training to use and fight an evil villain that traveled through time! It’s now up to the fruit ninjas to use their skill and help save their world. Both shows are set to launch later this spring.

Once the previews were over, the kids and everyone in attendance had a chance to do a Q&A with DAN TDM! He came on to the stage and the kids were star struck. They were screaming loudly and were so excited to meet one of their favorite YouTubers. The staff opened the floor and allowed the kids to ask some questions.

I was surprised to see how well thought out some of these questions were. My favorite question of the day was asked by a young boy. He asked Dan what inspired him to make YouTube videos. Dan stated that he had loved making videos even before there was a YouTube or any other outlet for social media. And once YouTube came along, he had the opportunity to share his passion with the rest of the world. And over the course of the last 5 years, Dan has turned his love of videos and gaming into a full-time career with endless possibilities. And I hope that kids can learn that hard work and determination leads to achieving your dreams and finding success in doing what you love. He was very happy to answer all their questions and the kids were grateful in return. After a few more questions, the kids had an opportunity to do a meet and greet with Dan.

The kids and their parents quickly lined up and eagerly awaited as Dan signed their books and took photos in front of the YouTube Red backdrop. Some of the girls from Hyperlinked were also in attendance to meet their fans. Afterwards families had a chance to play some games, munch on some snacks and enjoy the rest of their day. Besides the claw machine, they also had a virtual reality station set up inside so kids could have a go at being a fruit ninja! And if virtual reality wasn’t their thing, they had several other fun activities to choose from outside. They could play twister, giant Jenga or play foosball. They could even just hang out on the lawn and just enjoy the moment!

I’m excited to see what other shows are set to launch for YouTube Red subscribers. These previews were not only funny and exciting, but each show taught children a valuable lesson. To overcome any obstacle, you can always turn to your friends and family for help. And by working together, you can achieve anything. And most importantly, if you work hard, you can achieve your dreams and turn the things your passionate about into success at any age! I must thank Vanessa at Brite and Bubbly for sending me to this awesome event! Not only did I have a lot of fun watching the previews and enjoyed seeing the offices at YouTube Space La, I also learned some valuable lessons from the shows! And I’m hoping I can go back and snag me a hat one day!

Thanks so much to Salby for covering for me and a big thanks to YouTube for having us!

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