Jac o' lyn Murphy

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Labor Day - Be a Tool!

Making Labor Day treats
 doesn't have to throw a wrench in your plans. 

You can hammer these out in no time...

and no one will believe what they saw.

So screw it, 
get some store bought cupcakes, attach tool toppers, relax and have some fun

 Because the toppers are made with erasers, 
I am pretty sure that makes the calories disappear!
(I got them at Dollar Tree and hot glued onto toothpicks!)
Have a great weekend, don't work too hard.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Blogger's Best Friend - The Big Green Box

Being a lifestyle and party blogger is a lot of

Your glamorous days are not only filled with glitter,
but with sweet treats like
cupcakes, sprinkles and milk in cute bottles...

It's all peachy keen until -
the wind blows, 
your backdrop falls onto your picture perfect set up 
and it ends up like this...

No need to cry over spilt milk, 
I have the best gift of all...
The Swiffer Big Green Box.

A festive, fabulous box
filled with everything I need to make my clean up a breeze.

The pesky remnants from glorious glitter don't stand a chance with
the Swiffer Duster...

Capsized cupcakes and dumped dairy are
obliterated in seconds with the Swiffer Sweeper.
No stress, no mess, no worries -
I'm ready to move on to the next project.

The Big Green Box is too good not to share.
After taking care of Prudence,
(my parents' beloved Old English Sheepdog)
for 3 weeks,
I decided it would be the perfect gift to send her home with.
My mom was thrilled but...
Pru was slightly offended and doesn't seem to think she makes a mess.
It is hard to argue with that face,
 but I know she will enjoy her naps on the tile a lot more after the Swiffer Effect!

Ever wonder how celebrities like to clean?
Take a look at Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet's hilarious video
during a recent visit from his mother.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions about #biggreenbox expressed here are all my own.

Thank you for your support as I work with fabulous companies
to be able to keep creating for Jaco'lyn Murphy Designs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One-Bite Donuts are the new Donut Holes!

What a treat -
All the savory sweetness of an oatmeal cookie in a one bite, mini-donut.

Fill mini-donut pans about 1/4th full 
with your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and bake...

Dip in a glaze of 1 cup confectioners sugar and 2 Tablespoons water...

pour on the sprinkles...

and enjoy!

Also amazing with cinnamon sugar and chocolate sprinkles!

Our Favorite Oatmeal Donuts
(will make approximately 4 dozen mini-donuts)

1 stick of softened butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups old fashion oats

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
spray pan with non stick spray

In a mixer, combine brown sugar and butter.  Add egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined. Mix in rest of dry ingredients.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes.  Let donuts cool in pan at least 10 minutes before removing from pan. For best results, go along outside of each donut with a knife to loosen and carefully pop each one  out.

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