Ocean in a Bottle Review

My sister and I decided to make a craft because we had a half day at school. So I cruised Pinterest (my new bae), and found this idea. <—–it’s right there

I really love this craft! Even though it’s meant for preschoolers, my tween sister and I did it, and had a lot of fun.

It came out SO cool, and I love it especially, since it’s cute decor for my bedroom, which beach house themed.

The Ocean in a Bottle is very fascinating to play with, and super clever. Kudos to the blogger who uploaded it.

I definitely think it would be a good idea to use a smaller bottle, because a 2L bottle would be too heavy, being filled with oil and water. My sister and I used small, Poland Spring Sparkling Water bottles. It’s much easier to hold, and shake.

It was sort of a messy project because

  1. It’s raining out, so we couldn’t do this outside.
  2. I overfilled the funnel and the bottle, making the oil spill. (luckily, no wildlife was killed)
  3. I’m clumsy, so I spilled things, went too fast, and messed it up a little.

But, the project was totally worth it!

I love it, and will totally do it again, and with different colors.


– Ally

(DIY instructions coming soon)

Soul Warming Hot Cocoa

This is my favorite recipe for hot chocolate.

I found it off the box of a Hershey’s cocoa powder, and love it because it’s easy to adjust.



You will need:

  • measuring spoons
  •  1/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • a large mug
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 cup of milk


Pour the cocoa powder, salt, and sugar into the mug, and set aside for later.IMG_1058

Heat the milk in a microwave safe mug/bowl/cup for one minute. If it’s not warm enough, heat it in intervals of 30 seconds until desired heat.IMG_1062

Pour milk into dry mixture, and stir (my poor attempt of poring milk and taking a photo with an iPad).


Now add the vanilla, and stir that in too.

Decorate if you would like. Add sugar or milk, if you want the drink more sweet or creamy. Just be careful about adding too much of one ingredient, because it might block out the chocolate. Here is a picture of my finished drink. It was yummy. 


I added a scoop of marshmallow fluff, and a squirt of strawberry syrup because I’m weird. Just kidding. I added it for flavor, and the syrup balanced it out with the strawberry. I poured the drink into a mason jar my mom got somewhere, and tied a pretty ribbon on the jar (for picture purposes).

I’m doing two or three posts today to make up for what I missed. It’s school vacation, and I’ve been sleeping and writing a lot.


Cute Camera DIY

I found this really cute camera lens shape maker thing earlier today, and thought I  would give it a try.camera lense shapes

You will need, a camera, a pen, some card board, tape, and scissors.


First, you will need to turn your camera on, or attach the lens.


Next, trace the camera lens on the card board.


Now cut out the circle.


Then, fold the cardboard circle in half, and cut a shape. I cut a heart.


After that, tape the card board circle onto the lens.


Voila! You are done! Now you can take pretty photos with your shape lens!


I tried this for my phone, but my phone camera was too small. This is super cute, and looks good on Tumblr, Instgram, Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else!