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Santa’s Favorite Cocoa

Hiya,

Here’s a super awesome recipe for this holiday season. Perfect for cold nights, special  occasions and simply anytime you like. I hope you all enjoy, I hear it’s Santa’s favorite.

Hot Cocoa with Minted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients 

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

1 dash sea salt

1/3 cup hot water

3 1/2 cups whole milk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1/2 cup heavy cream


Minted Caramel Sauce

Heavy Cream

Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Mint Extract

Directions

Combine the cocoa, sugar and dash of salt in a small saucepan. Add hot water. Bring to a low boil while constantly stirring. Stir continuously until all ingredients are combined and dissolved. Add milk. Before removing from heat add vanilla. Remove from heat. Once the mixture has cooled slightly divide into mugs. Add heavy cream to the hot cocoa mixture and top with marshmallows. Drizzle with minted caramel sauce (directions below) and dust with crushed peppermint.

Caramel Sauce

In a saucepan combine (1 cup) sugar and (1 cup) heavy cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook until sauce has thickened, about ten minutes. Stir in (1 tablespoon) vanilla and ( 1 teaspoon) mint extract, remove from heat. Stir until cooled.





Hope you try this out and share with all of your friends.

Later,
Mari

Reindeer Noses

Hello,

As promised here is a super easy and affordable dog treat , that your pup friends are sure to love. All it takes....three ingredients and your time!

Reindeer Noses

Ingredients 

1 sweet potato 

1 cup sweet peas
1 cup sorghum flour


Directions:

First, boil your sweet potato. Time varies for boiling (it depends on your stove). However, I find that 35-40 minutes will do. Once boiled, peel potato and mash. Set aside to cool. While potato is cooling, mash sweet peas. Canned sweet peas are ok, if you can’t find fresh. Mix peas and sweet potato together. Once vegetables are blended add flour. Your mixture should be uniform and not runny. Grab a teaspoon and a cookie sheet. Drop cookie mixture on to the sheet with teaspoon. Feel free to line cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown. Take from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, share with the pups for a daily snack or bedtime treat.


Makes two dozen ( 24 mini treats)
Oven should be set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 176 degrees Celsius




Hope your pup enjoys!

Later,
Mari

The Daily

Happy Sunday,

Hope all is well and awesome. I just wanted to stop by and give a little update. What I’m doing and what’s going to be happening in this space. So, I have decided to create a new series for my place here. It’s going to be called The Daily. What’s the daily? Well it’s basically a quick blurb of something awesome or at  least something I think is cool and hope you will too. Today it’s a flash back to my summer in New York.


I had an awesome time, it was completely amazing. The city was brimming with culture and excitement. As they say, New York is truly a decadent and dazzling melting pot. A place where it doesn’t take a lot of money to do amazing things and journey into new worlds. As I entered the Metropolitan, I was instantly transported and engulfed into another time. I can’t wait to go back for Christmas.



Later,
Mari

No Hocus Pocus

Halloween is coming ........

    Which means candy, parties and more candy. However, let’s not forget the most important bit of the night, safety. Safety for all, the entire family, even  those with four legs. It’s an exciting night crammed with tons of loud noises and unfamiliar changes. Both of which, along with many other elements, can stir a dogs emotions. We love our animals and would do all that we can to keep them safe. Especially on nights as crazy as Halloween. Check out the compilation below to learn more about how you can accommodate your pets for the coming season.







I hope you found a few new and useful tips to employ during Halloween. Ensuring that your furry pals night goes just as great as their  human.


Later,
Mari












Popcorn and Wine ?

Hello Everyone,

So, today I have a super amazing treat for you. It’s awesome and wicked cool supreme, your going to love it. Keep Reading .....

  
  Fall is here and there’s magic everywhere by magic I mean festive treats and sweets. Tons of super cool pumpkin spice this and cranberry flavor that. Although these sound way appealing and novel for the moment, we must remember our loyal friends. Friends that are always there, sticking around even in non seasonal months. Friends like popcorn, SkinnyPop Popcorn to be exact. An amazing product that continues to bring joy to millions , no matter the season. Which is why these delectable selections are perfect for any and every autumnal occasion. Especially when they’re paired with snazzy seasonal inspired beverages. Find your perfect match today and spread the flavors by sharing it on.








Later,
Mari

Inklings

Hi and Hello

  So, it's back to school time again and I'm sure you know what that means. Um, shoppingggggg ,for awesome supplies and just plain amazing bobs for the learning zone, of course. Which is why I decided to drop by the blogosphere today ( and blab). I have discovered something that I think all glitter zombies should know about. What, I'm sure many of you awesomenistas are asking. Well, take a seat and I will tell you. Lunchbox notes, yep that's right lunchbox notes. Amazing little scratch off surprises that will make any lunchtime an event ( no, a galactic occasion). Super easy to use and great for all ages. These tiny bits of awesome are just plain magic and wonderful.



  From time to time I make lunchbox meals for my family members. To let them try out my new recipes and creations (before they rest quietly on the blog). Which is simple enough sure, however everything can use a bit of sparkle from time to time. Now when I deliver a tester box, I can add add a token of my gratitude. Just jot a quick note down and cover with the scratch off sticker and you're ready to go. Not a recipe box doer or cook no worries. Lunchbox cards will shine with any lunch handmade or prepackaged by Kraft.






   Before you zoom off I would like to take a moment to discuss the awesome quality of the cards.Made by the never boring company inklings paperie, the lunchbox note cards are of the highest quality. Made with grade a super sturdy materials and adorned with quirky illustrations, you can't help but smile.

Check inklings out for this and a plethora of similarly sweet fascinations.

Until Tomorrow,
Mari

Nicholas K Fall + Winter 2017 Presentation

Hello, Hi and Hola,

So, today I have a super special and very top of the charts exciting post. What is the excitement, I'm sure many of you are definitely asking. Well, it's a post about New York Fashion Week 2017, and one of my favorite fashion houses. 

As most of those that read my blog know, I have an obvious love of fashion. Which is why when I received an invite to the Nicholas K presentation, I practically combusted. I absolutely love this brand and their refreshing aesthetic. Every piece is unique and made for those that appreciate bold risks. 

This seasons wonderful selection definitely impressed me and won my blogger approval, if that's a thing. However, as much as I would love to share every wonderful piece that I layed eyes upon, I can't, that would be way too long. So, I instead opted to share my favorites. Check them out below.



                                  

Every piece delivered an amazing and tasteful vibe. It was very natural with a dash of retro glamour.

                                  

                   I mean who can say no to fur trimmed anything, snake print and earth tones?

                                    

 I really love how the accessories weren't hidden in the background. The footwear and the hair      accessories were everything.

                                   

                The construction of this coat is truly impeccable. This had to be my absolute favorite.


                                   

                                               I never knew I loved this shade so much.
                               It's super warm and should definitely become the new staple.

                                   



                                   


As per usual Nicholas K delivered magic and otherworldly awesomeness. Every piece was masterfully constructed and a delight. Absolutely loved the show and the wonderful experience that is NYFW.

Later,
Mari

3 Ways To Show Off Your Holiday Style




 Holiday apparel doesn't have to be gaudy granny sweaters and Santa hats; there are a number of ways to keep your tidings on the stylish side. What's more, while many see winter as the season to cover up in bulky apparel and dark colors, now is the perfect time to show off your unique personal style while still staying warm (but if you're still longing for warmer weather, evolution of smooth provides a taste of summer). Here are four on-trend fashion tips for ringing in the holidays runway style:

1. Stockings aren't just for stuffers.
Fun, brightly patterned stockings are a fantastic way to flash some holiday cheer while showing off your legs. Stripes, polka dots, holiday characters, or even bold primary colors paired with a chic coat and ankle boots make for an editorial entrance.

2. Go green.
Winter foliage isn't just for decorating doorways and kissing under; a sprig of cheerful red holly berries or evergreen tucked in a cute hat or pinned brooch-style onto a coat lends an elegant but understated holiday touch to your wardrobe. 

3. Add some (faux) fur.
Faux fur wraps, collared coats, and trimmed hats and gloves are a playfully fancy way to stay cozy while cutting an unabashedly decadent figure. You can even sport a fur-trimmed handbag for a more understated accessory, while still catching the eye of passers-by. 

4. ..or Metallic.
Metallic prints and materials aren't just for snappily wrapped presents, they make for sophisticated fashion touches. Silver, bronze, gold, and rose gold are all stunning when worn as a skirt or top; for a more subtle holiday effect add a metallic clutch or purse to your ensemble before going out.

5. Get sparkly.
What better time than the holidays to break out your shiny, sparkly jewelry? Vintage-inspired gemstones and shimmery silvers and golds compliment any outfit, whether worn as chandelier earrings or in an intricate headband, and keep the holidays classy.

Falling For Fall Fashion

Hi, Hello and Hola,


     We're back from our super short break of daily posts and we're ready to gab. What about you may ask.......well fashion of course. So, as many of our readers may already know, i am obsessed with the fashion world. No matter the season or the occasion, i love any moment that requires a skillfully planned outfit.
    
   Especially now that the luxurious season of fall or autumn, depending on your locale is upon us. I mean who doesnt love a great pair of riding boots and super chic outwear. Yes, of course, everyone loves a great boot moment, there were null objections. 

   Yet, it can often be tricky to transition from season to season seamlessly. As we are forced to think about the multiplicity of a look. Can i wear this awesome denim jacket to work and school? Or do these amazing velour wedges really need to be left alone while im at the office (of course not their ridiculously cool). This is your time to be creative and let your internal expression flow.

   Although summer is ending that doesnt mean your style has to say bon voyage as well. For this very reason i have put together a few collages of my favorite and personal go tos. As well as a few tips for the guys. All with varied office and everyday atmospheres in mind.

Add Leather and Repeat

    For a more relaxed work space. Dress up a casual look with statement pieces. Adding things like an awesome leather jacket or a delightfully cool clutch does wonders.

Riding Pants Rebel

   Riding pants are my everything in the windier months. Their super comfortable and versatile. Great for building a look whatever the occasion. Not to mention they look great on every body type. Add stripes, a pointed ballet alongside an awesome shoulder bag and voila, your set for the day.

Continental Dreamer

    Printed dresses, need i say more? In an environment that requires you to be both kempt and cool, try the following. Choose a cool print and highlight. Adding final touches with functional accessories like leather backpacks and classic metals.


Bomber Jacket Connoisseur

   When it comes to mens fall fashion, i think bomber jackets should be mandatory. Their a great alternative for those who dont approve of leather and they look amazing. Paired with cool graphic tees and a classic pair of jeans, your a trend winner.

I Love Doc Martens and So Should You

    Most guys feel as though their limited when it comes to cultivating a look. Yet if your super creative magic can happen. Try focusing on a certain element and building upon that point. Take these super cool doc martens, both bold and vital to the final look.

Floral, Studs and A Great Trench

   Trench coats and floral print pants may sound extreme but are extremely compatable. Mixing and matching prints alongside classic staples make for beautifully effortless results.

    Overall i would say that my fall fashion tips for men an women are wildly similar. Go for the gold by being a dreamer with a bold attitude.

Top Seven Roundup

1. Casual is always key.

2. Leather and bomber jackets are great for     layering.

3. Accessories are perfect for an added dose 
    of sparkle.

4. Riding pants should be your everything.

5. Boots never lose their appeal.

6.Being inventive and creative produces
   the unexpected.

7. When in doubt guys should be bold and 
     daring.


   As we near the closing of the post. I would like for the readers to remember these are just a few kind tips. Dress for yourself and not public opinion.

 Although never forget that what goes underneath is just as important as the final ensemble. Tommy John, in my opinion is a great go to for the guys. While my personal fave is and has always been Calvin Klein.




*All sets were created with the polyvore fashion editor app.

XOXO,
Mari

Sponsored Posts

Hello,

    Just wanted to throw a bit of info into the wind. Recently i have been contacted by a few companies and individuals asking me to feature their products on my blog. This is something that i am totally for and definitely willing to consider. As this little blogosphere has grown quite a bit and i wish for continuous development into the future. However, i am also busy with school, freelance work, regular work and my other blog. Which means that emails sometimes and very often go unnoticed. Leaving valuable opportunities in the wind. Something that i wish to do no longer.

       Which leads me to the point of this blog post. If your an indie company, norm company or individual seeking alternative press. I would love to feature you on my blog. However, its tres important that the following three questions all receive the same answer.

Are the products or services you wish to be featured relatable to my blog?

Has your business been in operation for at least a year?

Do you love pets?

If your answer was yes to all three feel free to send me an email:

glitterzombies@icloud.com

Please include all relevant information pertaining to your business and product within the email.

*No spam please

Current Rates:

Full page (includes any photos that you require) : $100

Half page (no pictures) : $50



I leave you with a lovely photo swirled with magic and mystery. Or more simply an air balloon and a night sky.




Later,
Mari

Apple Crumble Recipe




Howdy and Hello,

So, we havent done a recipe with photos in a while. Apple crumble was on the menu today and i thought why not bring our readers along for the journey.

Lets Begin !

Ingredients:

3 Granny Smith Apples
1/2 Cup Softened Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Cup Water

Crumble:

3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Butter

Ingredients



Mix together apples, butter, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Bring to a boil.

Pour mixture into a super cool mini cast iron skillet

Mix together oatmeal, cinnamon, sugar and butter for crumble.

Begin to sprinkle on crumble mixture.

Cover completely with mixture and insert into a 350 degree oven.

Cook for twenty five minutes or until crumble is golden brown.

Enjoy.


XOXO,
Mari