I don't know if it's just me but Thursdays are the most beautiful day in my opinion. Not only is it the last truly hardworking day of the week but it brings so much excitement and anticipation for the weekend to come! and now, Thursdays mean so much more to me because they help me reflect on the things or people that I am Thankful for. Today I am thankful for my precious nieces and nephews, today specifically for a tiny birthday boy named John Lucas. He is one of those kids that just steals your heart away and I am thankful that he is part of my life and that I get to be with him and see him grow up every day!
Last weekend he turned three and he wanted to have a Doctor's themed party! I loved the idea so I went online and found some beautiful inspiration. Check out this super lovely blog about party ideas! Keep scrolling down to see pictures and inspiration on how to have a DIY Doctor themed party!
The Invitation was designed by me! check out my portfolio here. It includes an adorable tear off appointment card :)
For the medicine jars, we created a cross stencil with masking tape and spray painted the red cross on them. Then filled them with marshmellows, twizlers, and gummies. The Tic-Tacs were a super big hit! We literally just drew a red cross on a small piece of paper and wrapped the top of the tiny boxes.
Each kid got to take home one of these. They LOVED it!
Our PR & AD Specialist, Angie baked these unbelievably delicious and adorable cake pops with the colors of the party.
We bought mike & ikes and color coded them. After the Doctor did his check up on the patients, he would suggest which pill to take. We decorated the Docor's offcie with this adorable Doctor Tool set from Target <3
The Doctor's outfit was custom made and he looked................ super adorable to say the least! ...and just look at that patient <3
Hope you guys enjoyed this Doctor themed party as much as I did!
- Maria :)
As you can see, I love Valentine's Day! It's one of my favorite holidays because it celebrates my favorite thing in the world. Love :) So, in honor of my awesome husband, here's a super quick and adorable tutorial that will add that loving charm to your home this Valentine's Day and all year long!
You will need:
I hope your man loves it as much as mine did! for more Valentine's day ideas check out our Etsy Store.
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your Monday wasn’t so bad! Today’s recipe is very easy and a little silly. But, it has an adorable back story that will definitely make you wanna try them out!
Here’s the story.
About 15 years ago, three little sisters and one best friend from Colombia, South America were very very bored and they decided to play kitchen. But they didn’t want to play with their kitchen toys, they wanted to play with real food! However, their grandmother was very strict and didn’t let them play with all the fun stuff so they figured it was okay to play with easy, no mess stuff that they found in the fridge. They grabbed some crackers, cheese and limes and decided to experiment.
They were very surprised at how good their invention turned out. So much so, that they even made up a name for their new recipe and they fantasized about it one day being in a fancy cook book. Pepiliana Crackers was the name they went with.
Today, the sisters are grown ups but still young at heart and last night reminiscing about their childhood, they decided to make Pepiliana Crackers and feature them on the Mashia Blog! Their inner little girls were freaking out.. (BTW in case you haven’t noticed this story is about me, my sisters and best friend) who would have known that our recipe would one day be featured on such a prestigious blog?! :) Last night we laughed as we remembered our fun childhood days and we actually realized, that Pepiliana Crackers are still pretty good! They're perfect for a late night craving and the best part, they are under 150 calories per serving! So, here’s the recipe, and you’re welcome!
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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a super amazing weekend! I had a beautiful one, celebrating my adorable nephew's' third birthday. It was Doctor themed and OMGOSH... everything turned out sooooo ridiculously cute! Pics coming soon! Anyways, back to Money Savin' Monday. Today's deal is a freebie <3 for all you lovebirds with a good sense of humor that are looking to spend your money on all those things that you can't get for free :) So I really hope you like this Monday's design. I found the quote online and it didn't have an original author so I just made it ours :). But the design is 100% designed with much love by us so feel free to print it, frame it, pin it, share it, clip it and any other thing you wanna do with it!
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I'll try to design one for each Monday until Valentine's Day so you can choose which one you like the most! Have an amazing rest of the week :) and for more Valentine's Day gift Ideas, please visit our Etsy Shop.
Maria & the Mashia Team
It's Workshop Wednesday people! Have you thought about what you are doing for your sweet valentine? There's almost exactly one month left so preparations need to start taking place! How about this lovely painted egg that contains a hidden message, packaged in a 100% recycled container? Adorable huh? the best part: you can make it for under $2! First, lets go over how to recycle your used 2 liter bottles into super cute packages for gifts such as this one.
You will need:
1 2 Lt. coke bottle
Now for the egg you will need:
This adorable gift would also be a super cute baby shower invitation, baby birth announcement and more! Also, try recycling all sorts of bottles. Mountain dew and sprite for a hint of green package and water bottles for a tiny gift :) Also, filling them up with colorful candy would look so adorable!
Check out our Etsy page for more adorable Valentine's day gift ideas!
Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's recipe was inspired by a delicious chicken salad sandwich I had at a local restaurant. I decided to try it at home and was pretty surprised with the results! Its Super easy to make too!
Serves 4 People
How to make it:
And we’re back! Wooaaahh It’s been a couple of months since we posted something on the blog and we are super sorry about that but things have been pretty crazy around here. Anyways, today we are back! And what a better way to start your week than celebrating with a super amazing deal?!
Simply Art Studios, a brand new and super adorable Art Studio located in Oldsmar, FL whose sole mission is to bring entertainment to art lovers by mixing the right amount of creativity with the perfect amount of wine. I just love their concept!
Mary and Hannah are the lovely hosts for this new Art Studio and they sure make the experience worth every dime. For a reasonable price, they’ll provide a two to three hour lesson taught by talented artists from around the globe and all the materials you need to create a masterpiece that you can proudly call you own creation. All you need to bring is yourself, your creativity and your favorite drink (optional)!
We are so proud to see one of our Mashia Crafts members join the Simply Art Studio family; our super gifted painter, sculptor, and jewelry designer, Angela Schiappa. She is an Italian artist with exhibitions all over the world and now she can teach you, one on one, how to create you own masterpiece.
To top it all off, when you visit their studio on weekend nights, you’ll also receive complimentary valet parking! And let me just say that the nightlife at their location is tastefully awesome! Simply Art Studios is surrounded by upscale restaurants and bars so you can continue the fun even after your class.
I came in for a jewelry class and was completely amazed at the results! Hannah walked us through the project step by step and showed us innovative techniques in super simple ways that anyone can do. I was also impressed by the quality of the tools and materials they use throughout the studio. It really is a beautiful place that honestly just makes you wanna make art! Take a look at the super cute Starry night necklace I made :)
They Currently offer classes in painting, jewelry design, floral arrangements and more. But the best part of it all is that if you sign up for a class by Tuesday, Jan 15th (tomorrow) you get another one of your choice for FREE! So you can pay for a painting or jewelry class and come back for any other class you might be interested in. Don’t miss out on this super deal, sign up today!
Visit SimplyArtStudios.com, to sign up & for more information
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all images belong to Simply Art Studios, Inc.