Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Hearts + Edible Cookie Dough Recipe!

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Have you ever just really wanted to make a batch of cookie dough with no intentions of actually baking it? That is like the story of my life! I know they scream all the time “dont eat raw batter” but honestly that has never stopped me, like EVER!!

However I decided for the people who it does stop, do not fret…you can have a delicious chocolate chip cookie dough that is completely safe to eat raw…so lets do this!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Beat together brown sugar, granulated sugar, and softened butter until completely combined.
  2. Mix in the Vanilla and salt.
  3. Add in flour, in 2 or 3 parts and mix until combined.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the milk, combine. Then the next tablespoon, and combine.
  5. Finally now that you have cookie dough consistency, fold in the cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or freeze about 15 until cookie dough has firmed up.
  7. Roll out dough on wax paper and cut out hearts of cookie dough with heart shaped cookie cutter.
  8. Refrigerate the hearts again to make sure they are very firm when dipping.
  9. Melt milk chocolate in a bowl.
  10. Dip the cookie dough hearts into the milk chocolate half way down, then place on a rack to let the chocolate harden.

These are super easy, cute, and DELICIOUS! You wait and see!!!!!

 

Check out my Youtube Video on how I made these delicious cookie dough hearts, subscribe to my channel, and if you like it make sure to hit the like button on it 🙂

Thank you guys for stopping by this Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoyed this delicious edible cookie dough recipe and these awesome Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Hearts! Later Taters!

 

 

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Easy Heart Pizza

Hey Valentine!

Today we are making, if you haven’t figured it out by now, one of my favorite foods! PIZZA! I am a huge Pizza lover and I especially love some nice home made pizza that you can customize the toppings however you love em! As for me I love a crap ton of pepperoni (excuse my language)! So I thought since I made a Christmas themed Pizza back in December I would most definitely have to make a Valentines Day one as well. And you don’t even need a valentine to enjoy this delicious love filled Pizza!

So, Lets do this!

Step 1: Prepare your dough (according to dough packaging) and set it to the side

Step 2: Cut out pepperoni’s into small hearts with a small heart shaped cookie cutter

Step 3: Line Pizza Pan with foil & Spray with cooking spray

Step 4: Flatten out Pizza Dough to a heart shape

Step 5: Top with Sauce, Cheese and toppings of choice

Step 6: Top with another coat of cheese to give it a clean slate

Step 7: Decorate with Heart Pepperonis

Step 8: Bake according to Pizza Dough instructions

Thank you guys for stopping by, I hope you like this! Don’t forget to check out my Youtube video showing exactly how I made this awesome Heart shaped LOVEEEE Pizza! While you are there, subscribe and give it a thumbs up!

See Ya’ll next week! Later Tater!

 

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3 Easy DIY Valentines Day Gifts!

Hey Valentine! That is assuming you will be my Valentine?? <3.  Be Mine?!

Welcome back to Burst of Sunshine, where I randomly try to do something that brings some sunshine into my day, and hopefully yours as well. Today I am sharing with you 3 ideas for some DIY Valentines Day Gifts that you can gift to your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, best friend, mom or even yourself. The possibilites are endless!

Sooo, Lets Do this!

1. Love Tackle Box!

Things you will need:

  • Tackle Box
  • Assortment of fish related candy
  • Printable Tag! (Provided below)
  • Scotch tape & Scissors (for cutting and attaching the tag)

First off lets start with the first project which is this cute Love Tackle Box! This is for the fisherman in your life, or maybe even just a lover of puns! It is literally just a simple small tackle box which you can find at your local walmart for only about $2.88 filled with whatever candy your heart desires.  I tried to stick with the fishing theme and filled it with bobber colored airheads, a variety of gummy worms, sharks, and octopuses…octupi? Whatever the plural for octopus may be, I used gummy ones!

HOW TO DO IT: I just assembled the tackle box to have as many slots as I needed for my variety of candies (which you can personalize based on the candy your loved one likes). Then I filled the slots with the candy and closed up the box. Finally I just added a Fish shaped tag to the top of the Tackle Box which I have provided for you!

Hooked on You Printable Tag: 

 

2. DIY Scratcher Lottery Tickets

Things you will need:

  • Printable Lottery Tickets (You can download below) printed on PHOTO PAPER or CARDSTOCK!
  • Dish Liquid
  • Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Bowl or Cup to mix in
  • White Crayon
  • Scissors (for cutting the tickets out)

This was a project I wasn’t sure was going to work, but after some test runs doing different techniques I found which worked best! All you need for this is a few items, one being, the lottery tickets which I have provided a copy of the ones I used. I even left some blank boxes in case you may be photoshop or graphic savvy and wanted to create your own personalized lottery tickets! (I made mine on Picmonkey FYI) You will need some Silver Metallic Acrylic paint, dish liquid, a bowl or cup to mix them in, a paint brush, scissors, and a white crayon! I tested some without the crayon and the scratcher definitely works sooo much better if you use the crayon on your scatchers first!

HOW TO DO IT: First I took my white crayon and I colored over all the places that will be scratch off. In the case of these specific lottery tickets, it’s all the hearts with words in them. One I completely colored my scratch areas with white crayon I started to create my paint mixture. I poured some silver paint into a small cup and added a drop or two of dish liquid. You want this mixture to be majority paint with just a tiny dab of dish liquid. To much dish liquid makes it too transparent and the wrong consistency. You still want it to be like regular paint. Next I just painted a thick coat of the paint mixture on my scratch off areas, which again is the hearts on this scratcher. I paint the scratch off part BEFORE cutting out the tickets because even though you are using photo paper, the paint will still try and cause the paper to curl up and wrinkle, and you don’t want that! So I weighted mine down with candles and bottles of paint and let it dry overnight. The reason we use photo paper or cardstock btw is because lottery tickets are usually more structured and thick, and regular printer paper would not be able to hold up with the paint/dish liquid mixture on it as well. Once the paint is completely dry, I cut out my lottery tickets and they are ready to go!!

PRINTABLE LOTTERY TICKETS:

3. Love Note Dessert Glass

Things you will need:

  • Glass Jar/Bowl
  • Dry Erase Markers

Finally the most simple project, is a love note glass. This is the easiest project you could do to show someone you care!

HOW TO DO IT: I simply just took a glass jar or bowl (I actually found this one in the vase section of the dollar tree). Then you just use dry erase markers to write your sweet message to your loved on. Then fill with dessert of choice and you are ready to serve! It is that simple! I do suggest however maybe using a white or vanilla dessert as it is kind of hard to see the message with chocolate ice cream like I used, but what can I say, we are chocolate people!

 

As Always you can watch my Youtube Video I have provided that shows you step by step exactly how I made all of these DIY Gifts. Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and give it a thumbs up if you like it!

 

Thank you guys for checking out this weeks projects, I hope you like it and I hope to see you back here next week! Later Taters!

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How to make Fruit Rollup Fortune Cookies

Hello my Sunny Valentines! Today we are starting with my very first Valentines Day Video! This is a delicious DIY Recipe for some fortune cookies, but not normal boring fortune cookies, but delicious bright colorful fruit rollup fortune cookies! These are great for any occasion whether it is Valentines Day, an Anniversary, or just any day you want to do something nice and sweet for someone. It is super easy peasy, so let’s do this!

You Will need:

  • Fruit Rollups. You can get 4 cookies per sheet, so choose how many of those you are needing.
  • Fortunes ( which you can find down below)
  • 2 inch circle cookie cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pen (optional if you plan to personalize some of the fortunes)

FORTUNES TEMPLATE HERE: PRINTABLE FORTUNES

I did leave some blank boxes with the fortunes so you can customize your own either on the computer or hand writing them! I hope you guys enjoy it and if you do use it don’t forget to credit back where you got it 🙂 Show the love <3.

Check out my video below to see exactly how I made these cookies step by step!


Thank you guys for watching this video I hope you liked these fruit rollup fortune cookies! If you did go ahead and like and don’t forget to Subscribe if you’d like to see more of my projects! 🙂
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See ya’ll next time! 

 

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Cheap & Easy File Cabinet Makeover!

Hello my Sunshines! Today I am showing you all how I gave my super cheap old rusty file cabinet a makeover!! I found this filing cabinet SUPER dirt cheap at a thrift store, like $3 cheap! I know right I practically stole it from them! All it took for me to do this makeover was a Stencil from Walmart which was about $4, some white acrylic paint, and some light pink spray paint, about 3 cans if ya want me to be real with ya! It took alot to cover the rust! Also an electric sander or some sand paper!

LETS DO IT!

1. So I took this old rusty file cabinet and I sanded it down with my electric sander to get it smooth. I didnt want all the rust spots to show through the paint so I made sure to take extra time to get this sanding done!

2. Then I coated it with multiple and I mean MULTIPLE coats of spray paint! I went with light pink, not sure why, but I did!

3. I painted the handles with white acrylic paint just so they kind of pop!

4. Finally I took my stencil that I got at Walmart and used White acrylic paint to stencil just the drawers! I wanted just the drawers stenciled so It would stick out compared to the rest of the cabinet!

 

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how awesome this turned out and it is perfect to help me get organized for the new year!

So moral of the story is:  If ya see a cheap old junky file cabinet at a thrift store or yard sale, don’t pass it up!! It has the potential to be BEAUTIFUL!

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Thank you for stopping by my lovely friends and I will see you guys later!

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Small Dollar Store Haul

This was just a video I decided to make to share some of the cute items I found at my local Dollar General. Just keep in mind not all stores will have all the same exact items and Im sure they do vary by location but hey, go check out your dollar general, chances are they do have some if not all of these items!

*This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own and all items were bought with my own money! ”

Thank you guys for stopping by to see this little extra clip I decided to upload this week!

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DIY Harry Potter Wand Makeup Brushes!

Hello my Muggle friends!! Today I am showing you how I made these cute super duper magically awesome Harry Potter Wand Makeup Brushes. They sell some actual Harry Potter wand makeup brushes at Storybook cosmetics, but I am a cheap DIYer so I decided I would try and recreate my own, so I made mine for a mere $4 for all 3 brushes that I made.

Things you will need:

  • Assorted Makeup brushes (in sizes and shapes of your choice)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Metallic Gold Paint
  • Paint brushes

Like legit the process of making these are so simple that it will blow you mind! I literally just used the hot glue gun to build up hot glue to make the wands to shape I wanted them. I chose to make my wands to look similar to 3 of the wands from the Harry Potter movie series. I have my concealer brush as Harry Potters Wand. An angled eye shadow brush as Hermiones wand. And finally a standard dome eye shadow brush was used to make Voldemorts wand!

Don’t forget to check out my video showing you exactly how I made these super magical Harry potter wand makeup brushes and don’t forget to Like and SUBSCRIBE while you are there!

Thank you guys again for watching and checking out this diy tutorial for this week, see ya’ll next time!

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DIY Inspiration Board/Bulletin Board

Hello my lovely sunny friends, and Welcome to my first project of 2017!!

I wanted to start of 2017 with an easy fun and creative start! Since DIYS are my favorite that is what we are starting off with! Today I have this cute bulletin board that is so simple to make that it will rock your world!!!

This board is great to put up inspiration and motivation to help you keep yourself on track with your new years resolutions, but its more then just that! You can use it to post up reminders in your office, or to hang pictures in your bedroom, or whatever you want to use it for. It is completely customizable to fit your personality so have fun with it!

I made this board for about $5-6. Thats it! and I LOVE it!!!! 

So Let’s Do This:

  1. Start with a standard basic cork board in size of your choice. (I got mine from a thrift store for $3 but they sell them at Walmart)
  2. Spray paint your frame of your cork board to color of your choosing (optional).
  3. Next you are going to measure how much fabric you need to cover the cork part of the board. A Fat quarter was a perfect fit for mine so I got one from Walmart for $1 or $2.
  4. Pin the fabric down smooth to the board with some basic thumbtacks. 

That literally is all it took to make this adorable board!

I hope you enjoyed it and as always don’t forget to check out my You tube Channel and SUBSCRIBE to see all my future projects as I post them!

Thanks for stopping by guys & I’ll see ya’ll next time! 

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Keeping Motivation when you are losing momentum!

It is completely normal to lose momentum and start to feel down on yourself, especially when your numbers aren’t meeting your expectations!

It is easy for people to say not to let that get you down but sometimes it is easier said then done! So I want to talk with you about staying motivated, why you shouldn’t let a temporary drop in following affect your momentum and your drive!

Your Audience!

Lets talk about your audience for a second, Who would you say your blog (or You tube or whatever your outlet is) who is it for? Who is your target audience? what are you trying to achieve by gaining a following? Are you trying to just express your creativity or yourself and want to share it with like minded people who are interested in seeing the process or learning new things or making friends in a friendly community that all share the same hobbies and ideas? That’s who I am writing for. I don’t want to gain followers just to be popular and have a large following, I want to gain followers who are interested in what I have to say and what I have to share and genuinely enjoy the content I am providing. If they are not enjoying the content, then I guess they just aren’t my target audience. If someone is not enjoying what I am putting out there and isn’t interested in what I am doing or what I am trying to provide, then clearly that is not the person I am providing it to.

It’s all about having the right audience. You don’t want someone to just be following you so you have have a pretty number of followers. I don’t anyway. I want a community of crafters and creative people who genuinely enjoy seeing other peoples projects and sharing them, maybe trying them and supporting each other. So if I lose a subscriber, or a few…I guess they are not the people I need in my community. They are not the ones who will be there for me for the long haul. They are not the ones who can connect with what I am making and really appreciate the effort.

And that’s OKAY!

Not everyone is into the same kind of thing. Some blogs are my style and my interest and I genuinely enjoy reading them, and then others aren’t. There is nothing wrong with that, everybody has a style and certain things they like to see and certain things they don’t. That’s the beauty of the internet. We are all different and express and do things in our own way and the internet is a vast community of people of all different interests. So I am not going to take it personally when someone isn’t interested in the same exact things I am, that’s part of life and the beauty of the internet. We are all different!

As long as I know I am still putting in effort, and giving it my all 100% and providing content that I think is quality and the kind of content I would want to see, I am not going to take it personally if my style isn’t everyones. I like Tuna in my mac & cheese, doesn’t mean everybody has to!

So don’t let a drop in followers de-motivate you or make you feel like giving up and continuing on is pointless, because if blogging, or youtube-ing, or intagramming, or whatever is it you are doing is what is making you happy-then you keep doing it!

Thank you guys for stopping by I hope this post maybe helped someone who is going through that slump where they are struggling to gain a following or keep the following they do gain! Keep going – you got this!

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Tips to be Productive & How to Reach Your Goals in 2017!

Welcome my darlings to my last post of 2016, it has been quite a rough year for a lot of people, me included. I am ready to say goodbye to 2016 and Welcome 2017 with open arms and with a positive attitude!

Today I want to talk about goals!!

We all have them, especially this time of year, its time for a new start and a clean slate. If you have goals what better time to start then now?!?!

(Disclaimer: I am by no means any kind of professional planner or anything these are just the tips I use to help me feel motivated and be productive.)

SO LETS GET PRODUCTIVE:

Tip 1:

Carry a notebook around with you! You never know when a genius idea will spark in your head or you will have something you need to remember. I ALWAYS carry a small notebook around in my purse and write down video ideas, blog post ideas, to do lists, shopping lists, my goals, etc. So go to your local Dollar store, grab yourself a cheap little notebook for a buck, and it will fit in almost any purse!

Tip 2:

Set Goals & Do something every day to bring you closer to your goal. What are your goals for 2017? Now thing to yourself what can I do TODAY to bring me 1 step closer to that goal? Whether it be cutting out junk food today, or taking an extra trip to the gym, or starting that blog or youtube channel you have been wanting to start, or start brainstorming ideas for that book you are wanting to write! Get started TODAY! Do or Create something everyday, even if it sucks! It’s a start!

Tip 3:

Start Early with a task list! I automatically feel more productive if I wake up just a little bit earlier to work on my goals. Even if its just 20 extra minutes, that’s 20 minutes of effort towards your goals! I like to wake up a little bit earlier when I want to be productive, and make out my To-Do list for the day. A To-Do list is the best way to help you stay on track and meet your goals. I am big into list making! I <3 Lists!

Tip 4:

Surround yourself with Motivation! I personally am a huge fan of motivational quotes! I love them, and I love them on everything. My computer desktop is always adorning a new quote to motivate me, I like to use Coffee Cups that constantly motivate me every time I look at it to take a sip of my morning coffee! Even the wallpaper on my phone usually has some kind of inspirational something to motivate me and keep me going! So surround yourself with things to inspire you and keep yourself on track!

Tip 5:

Eliminate Distractions! One huge distraction for me is TV. Television is by far the biggest distraction for me that throws me off my mojo! If you are trying to be productive and concentrate on a task, maybe try turning the old television off even if its just in the background and opt for some mood enhancing music! I personally like Pop music, it really helps at putting me in a great mood! But RAP is what really gets me going and ready to kick some a** and take some names!

Tip 6:

De-Clutter/Organize! I CANNOT work or concentrate on something if there is clutter and mess and just junk everywhere. One thing that really helps me to stay focused is to work in a clean de-cluttered environment. Even if the place I am working in is not all that cluttered, a great stress reliever for me is to clean out closets, drawers, and just de-clutter and de-junk everything. Not only will a huge weight be lifted off of you to rid yourself of all this unused junk but also you might get a little feel goods as well for donating these items to someone who needs them more then you!

Tip 7:

Schedule! I like to make a schedule, I am one of those nerdy schedulers who plan out what they are going to do and when and for how long. Ugh I know right?! But it is definitely a big help when I am trying to be productive. I like to section off my day and get things done based on priority. Go buy yourself a cheap notebook or planner from the Dollar store and start planning out your day, you’ll never be the same again.  Break up your time, only spend about 15-20 minutes per task. I know that doesn’t sound like much but you will be able to focus better if you take breaks and focus on something else for a little bit rather then staring at the same project for hours on end.

Tip 8:

Make an Inspiration Board! This is by far my favorite tip I have for you! Inspiration boards are soooo fun and so cute! You can customize it however you want and it is there for you when you need a little motivation. Hang motivational quotes or pictures or to do lists or whatever you want to inspire you and motivate you every time you look at it. Hang it by your desk or work area so it is constantly reminding you to push yourself towards your goals. I made a super cute one that I will be posting about next week so stayed tuned to see how I made my own Inspiration board!

Tip 9:

Finally just Keep Your Eyes on the Prize! Basically this is summing up all my tips! Stay motivated, remember your goals and CRUSH THEM! You CAN do it! Keep your eyes and mind on what you want, and do what you have to to reach those goals.

 

Thank you guys so much for stopping by for the very last time in 2016! I hope you guys enjoy these tips and I hope they help your 2017 off to a very productive start! Don’t forget to check out my Youtube video where I sum up all these tips and SUBSCRIBE so next week when I post my Inspiration board you don’t miss it!

GOODBYE 2016, Good Riddance! Happy New Years Guys!

 

 

 

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