Jac o' lyn Murphy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Teeth Wreath - taking a bite out of Halloween

We needed some new decor for our Halloween door.
So I FANG-led up something with a little bite -
The Teeth Wreath!

It looks sharp, 
don't you think?

I simply took pearly whites...

 sprayed them gold and hot glued onto an embroidery ring
(mine was 12" in diameter and it took 19 sets of teeth)

Just beware, once those Trick or Treaters arrive -
GUM-my Bears, may stick...


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Got Milk - and cookies? Getting Nostalgic

This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future.

My kids have always loved milk.
Milk with dinner, milk with a snack, milk after sports.

I used to tell them to drink your milk, 
it will make you strong, 
it will help your bones and teeth, 
it is full of vitamins and protein, 
it will help you sleep...
all of those are true but they were hooked on one thing, the taste.

I mean really, is there anything better with cookies?
Now they're older, and facing all the pressures of growing up.  
School, homework, competitive sports, friends and social media - 
it's a lot and it can take a toll.
There are days when they come home grouchy and stressed.

I surprised them the other day with a touch of nostalgia.
Chocolate chip cookies and ice cold milk with a straw.
A reminder that some of the things that they have done since they were little 
are not only beneficial today but can make them feel better.
As it turns out I was right  - 
they are strong, have great bones, teeth and hair 
and when they can, sleep like there is no tomorrow.

Selfishly, I wanted a minute to rewind the clock.
They are growing up too fast for me but I know they are on the way 
to being great adults with fabulous futures.
While we ate, we talked about Robert Fulghum's quote.
Can you imagine everyone taking a milk and cookies break daily?
We agreed, the world would be a better, happier, healthier place. 

So surprise someone with classic cookies and milk -
 taking a nap after is optional!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fanta of the Opera - A Dramatic Halloween Beverage Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Fanta and Dasani. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias

Bringing the drinks to middle school actors for their Halloween Party,
can be a very dramatic experience.

On stage for these thirsty thespians,
will be Fanta of the Opera Floats...

and Wicked Waters -
the perfect accompaniment to the Halloween Snacks.
(mini Dasani waters are dressed up like the Wicked Witch of the West with bright hats)

Fanta of the Opera Floats are a simple mix of vanilla ice cream, 
topped with orange Fanta...

Right on cue, the drinks are front and center and ready to take a bow!

I purchased my Fanta and Dasani at Walmart in the Soft Drink aisle.

The weekend of October 25th there will be special demonstrations at 
Walmart Stores featuring Fanta, Oreos and Wheat Thins.
You can find information about a store near you here

Fanta and Dasani have lots of great ideas for fun on social media
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Thank you for your support as I continue to work with fabulous sponsors 
to keep creating for Jaco'lyn Murphy Designs.

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