Monthly Archives: October 2013

Behind the Fashion Show

Four years ago I created a fashion show at my holiday event known as Frost & Friends. (You know, Frost & Friends is that Holiday Show I produce where I sell my pieces, gather with artists and businesses and raise money to fund Art Scholarships for young people.) My intern Annabel Carrillo, was just a […]

Caramel Apple-tini

Caramel Apple-tini for two:) Here is what you need: 6 ounces sour apple schnapps 4.5 ounces butterscotch schnapps 3 ounces vodka 1-2 tablespoons caramel sauce green apple slices In a martini shaker mix /cut in half the ingredients/ mix with ice, shake and strain into a glass. Drizzle in some caramel sauce. Repeat process for […]

Come on baby light my FIRE!

I made some Candy Corn S’mores for the Fall Bonfire (that is on my Fall Bucket List.) It was super duper easy. All you need: Jumbo Marshmallows Edible Markers (Wilton cake Decorating) Chocolate bars graham Crackers candy corn Frosting 1. Use the edible markers and decorate your marshmallows before you assemble. 2. Assemble your s’more […]

Supporting each other…

Every day we get a little closer to Frost & Friends, my Holiday Shopping Event. I share the show with tons of other exhibitors, sponsors, partners. I am feeling so INSPIRED to… BUY all my Christmas presents at Frost & Friends this year. Because my dollars will support local friends, artists, small businesses, craftspeople, bakeries, […]

Frosty Gift Guide 2013

As the holiday season approaches we will be showcasing some of our favorite gift ideas. Theses items will make terrific items for a friend, hostess, or neighbor.They will be available at Frost & Friends on November 15 & 16 and in my online shop thereafter. HELP! I’m going to a party and I don’t know […]

We Belong…Frosty Fashions

Last year, I received a request for local items. Items with a local connection but still with a Frosty Flavor. I started my mission by creating a coffee mug. I painted a whimsical scene of my hometown and superimposed it onto a mug. I named it “We Belong in Rockford, Illinois”. I launched the sale […]

Burlap Fall Banner

I have been intrigued by burlap lately. So…I made this Fall Banner. It was way more difficult then it looks. I guess that’s because it is a mesh like surface and it soaks up tons of paint. I love the way it turned out. The fringe like edges give it a rustic feel. Happy Fall! […]

Favorite Team Pumpkin

I like painting pumpkins. It makes them last longer. My community, family and friends is sports crazy! So I thought no better sports team to cheer than our beloved Chicago Bears. 1. Sketch out your design on paper 2. Paint a coat of primer or gesso and let completely dry 3. Sketch your design on […]

SHARE the Fall Bucket list with your friends and family

hello pumpkin treat

I mixed red and yellow food coloring into the melted marshmallows. I buttered a piece of wax paper and rolled them like giant meatballs.Next, I placed three stick pretzels and attached a leaf of green made of fondant. SUPER easy.

Frosty Fast Pass

What is the Frosty Fast Pass? The Frosty Fast Pass is a VIP pass that invites guests to come to my show known as Frost & Friends 1 hour early. It is a great way to be a part of the biggest party in town and the best holiday shopping of the year that gives […]

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

Want to cut the oil out of the traditional box mix brownie? Want to get festive for the fall season? Here is an idea. Mix one box of Brownie for a 13×9 pan and one large can of Pumpkin Puree. No eggs no oil… Bake as directed. (I baked it for 38 minutes on 350.) […]