From all of us at Modern Posh, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! It has been our pleasure to serve you in 2012 and we are looking forward to a continued partnership in 2013. We’re so grateful for you, our wonderful clients, and couldn’t be happier that you continue to choose us for your fine stationery needs.
May each of you ring in 2013 with health, happiness, peace and joy!
As promised last week, when we shared some delicious and simple Hanukkah treat ideas, here are some fabulous and tasty Christmas treats for you to make this year with your family. Enjoy!
Hot Chocolate Dippers
This one could not be simpler! Dip candy canes in melted chocolate (dark, milk, or even white!), then drizzle with white (or milk) chocolate for added pizzazz. If you choose to get fancy, you could even add a mini marshmellow or two!
Brownie Christmas Trees
Cut brownies into triangles, add a thin candy cane as the trunk, decorate with icing and Red Hots – or any candy of your choosing. Simple, fun, and festive!
For these adorable bites of deliciousness, you’ll need a few more ingredients…large marshmellows, lollipop/popsicle/ or pretzel sticks, ribbon, melting chocolate, cinnamon candy, small pretzels, candied pearls (or other candies) for the eyes.
It’s a tad more labor intensive than the other treats I’ve shared with you, so here are directions…
Break the pretzels in half, you’ll need two halves for each reindeer’s antlers. Count out your cinnamon candies, score the tops of the marshmellows (for the pretzels) and put them on the sticks. Once your assembly line is set, it’s time to melt your chocolate.
Place chocolate melts or chocolate chips in a microwaveable glass bowl. Microwave on high at 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time until chocolate is just melted, but not too hot. Dip a marshmallow into the chocolate, covering it entirely. Use the backside of a spoon to smooth out the side and top, and to remove any excess. Repeat the process on the next marshmallow.
After about five or six marshmallows, add the pretzel antlers, by gently inserting them into the scored parts of the marshmallows, and hold them for a few seconds to make sure they are secure. This might take some practice, so be patient!
For the nose and eyes, you can either add them when the chocolate is still wet, or finish the whole batch, then dab some melted chocolate onto each piece and attach it to the marshmallow to make the face.
Once they are completely dry, tie a small piece of ribbon around the stick like a scarf. Ta da – so very cute!!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy your delicious – and adorable – holiday treats!
So Hanukkah 2012 started a few days ago but for all of our Jewish friends, we thought it would be fun to share some quick and easy ideas for Hanukkah treats. The kids (and adults) will love ‘em! And of course one not need to be Jewish to partake in the yummy Hanukkah goodness!
All you need is marshmellows, pretzel sticks, blue sugar, and some Hershey’s kisses. So easy and fun!
These delicious Hanukkah treats are created from Hershey’s kisses, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and melted semisweet and white chocolate.
This yummy Hanukkah menorah is so simple! Cupcakes (homemade or store bought, whichever you choose), Twix candy bars, and Peanut M&M’s on top for the candle flame.
Stay tuned next week for delicious Christmas treats…
Now that we’re all successfully full from our plentiful and delicious Thanksgiving dinners, it’s time to focus on the upcoming holidays. That’s right – it’s time to think about your holiday cards. What design do you like, which colors draw your eye, which photos do you adore, and who are you going to send to? Well, we can help you with most of those…
This is where we shine! We have so many choices for you to select from. Personalize your family holiday card today for as low as 50 for $116.
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Hanukkah, that is…it’s early, first night is Saturday December 8th. That’s less than a month away! For all you crafty girls, let’s get movin’…
Star of David Mobile – use pipe cleaners to make a Star of David and hang decoratively in your home. Don’t feel locked into blue – try silver and black too.
Handprint Menorah – baby/kid handprints are a great way to make a unique and special holiday menorah
Dreidel Game in a Jar - fill a decorated baby food jar with with Gelt and a dreidel for a fun gift
Spool Menorah – let the kids paint and decorate each one of the spools., then add the candles for a craft-lovers menorah. For the tutorial, visit Parents.com.
Because Hanukkah is early this year, Modern Posh is offering a special 15% discount on our Hanukkah cards. Create yours today!
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The summer is almost over…Labor Day is THIS weekend and the kids are back in school. Did you blink? Crazy, right!? Soon, we’ll be talking about Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving turkey, and Christmas morning eggnog. But for now, Labor Day…
Old tradition would tell you to pack away your white – your white pants, shorts, skirts, shoes, shirts, accessories. Only “winter white” is suitable for after Labor Day, right? WRONG! Where did that silly “rule” come from, anyway? You may be surprised to find out that it actually has historical roots. Ya learn something new everyday!
Whether or not you choose to pack away the white or keep it out, chances are you’ll be heading towards a Labor Day BBQ of some sort this weekend. What to eat? Perhaps, your plate will look a little something like this.
Perhaps your outfit could resemble this.
I’d venture to guess they’ll be a whole lot of RED, WHITE, and BLUE! Kinda like this…
Regardless of how you celebrate Labor Day and what “labor” means to you, you’ll do well to keep this in mind…
Happy Labor Day!
That’s right, people – 4th of July is just a few days away! Are you scrambling around at the last minute trying to put together a fabulous centerpiece or come up with an easy patriotic recipe on this Independence Day? We’re here to help!
Look no further than right here for delicious, beautiful, and FUN foods for the 4th! 8 seriously amazing ideas!
Right out of the pantry, dye red and blue rice and pour the layers of red, white and blue accented with a candle for a festive centerpiece. Note – how fun would this be as a unique vase filler idea for a baby shower perhaps… pink rice or blue rice it’s all just as nice!
The brilliant minds over at Woman’s Day never cease to amaze us…check out this simple and elegant centerpiece idea.
For something a little more involved, you could try something like this masterpiece from Between Naps on the Porch. It’s stunning!
Break out the sparklers and the fireworks!
Happy 4th of July everybody! Wear your Red, White, & Blue with great pride as we celebrate this wonderful country we’re so fortunate to live in. Be safe, be happy, be well.
So we know we can be be pretty girly around here, but we’re putting that on hold – at least for a short while. This Sunday June 17th is Father’s Day and we thought it would be sweet to fawn all over the amazing Dads out there. Some of them really don’t get the recognition and respect they deserve.
Be creative this year in showing Dad how much you love him…there are SO many adorable ideas on Pinterest our heads were spinning!
Having a Father’s Day brunch or party? Make this darling wreath for the front door out of Dad’s ties! Get the tutorial here.
Clever, sweet, and super easy to do – no tutorial needed! Self-explanatory crafting – the kind I can handle.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!
Don’t forget about Grandpa!
Whether you gift Dad with something homemade, store-bought, or handwritten make sure it comes from the heart. Dads are special people and need to see how much we love them.
My Dad is a hero – I’m sure yours is too.
I’m seeing hearts. Yep, lots of red, pink, big, little, polka-dot…you name it…..it’s all about the hearts! I especially love cute unique projects I can create on my own. When I ran across this darling little project for a Valentine I just had to share it with you. Just Lila is responsible for this sweet piece of art. You could put it in a window or add to a greeting card for a pretty gift. So easy and yet effective.
Here is what she used:
burlap cut to heart
torn toile ribbon
small scrap of red ticking
scrap of torn scrim/cheesecloth
a word (she embroidered hers but you could stamp it or cut from an old card or something)
Dark color sewing thread
Burlap is definitely a hot decorating item right now. What better way to incorporate it into your Valentine’s Day decor then this. While you’re making one for yourself why not make a few more to surprise the ones you love with. Who wouldn’t adore receiving one of these little beauties. So go get your craft on!