May 23, 2016

{Candy Bouquet}

How about a candy bouquet today with a little bling? Mercy, this bouquet almost didn't happen!!! Do you know how hard it was for me to NOT eat that REESE'S? Only because I am a good Nana though.....LOL!



My oldest granddaughter Raygen, who is 12 was trying out for Cheer-leading and I wanted to do a little something for her before she tried out that would be an encouragement to her. WELL what better than some CANDY right? 

So I gathered up some goodies for the bouquet.



Bought 4 boxes of candy to make my container to hold the bouquet with.


Hot glued the boxes together to make a square. 


Then I cut a piece of Styrofoam to fit and added just a tad of glue so when I pushed it down in the boxes that it would stay without falling out of the bottom. 


Took a piece of tissue paper with a couple of toothpicks and stuck it in the Styrofoam. 


Hot glued the little sticks onto the back of each candy piece.


Then I started assembling the bouquet by sticking the candy pieces through the tissue paper in the Styrofoam.


I added a couple of packs of gum, popped in some Daisy's and a little bling. 


A gift tag......



And there ya go....a cute little candy bouquet. She LOVED it! (and so did her brother)



Her mom (my oldest daughter) wrote a scripture on each of her feet before she went for try-outs.  Of course her feet would be covered...but she wanted scripture and scripture she got!  Raygen's choice of scripture was Phil. 4:13. "I can do all things through Christ who gives me Strength". My daughter's choice of scripture was Joshua 1:9. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.".




Our sweet Raygen is our newest cheerleader in the family. We are excited for her and what the new year with this journey will bring. We prayed that God's Will would be done regardless of how we felt as her family. Because I am so sure you all know that when your child is disappointed (Or grandchild) then you are too. But....my prayer was also that if our Lord chose to allow her to make this team that she would be a shining light for Him. And that she would bring a ray of sunshine with her kind and humble spirit to others. I do believe that our Lord honors the desires of our heart when our hearts line up with His will.


Our family is looking forward to a new season of Wildcat football in our county! Brings back lots of memories for me.

And just one more picture for today....This sweet girl is almost 9 lbs now! WOW! I think it would be safe to say she is thriving! And have I told y'all that she is so sweet that sugar just drips off of her?



Partying with Jemma so scoot on over and browse around. 

 
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

53 comments:

  1. Baby is adorable. What a cutie!! Congrats to Raygen..I know how nerve wracking the waiting is. The candy bouquet is so clever!! Might have to steal that idea sometime!!

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    1. Thanks Heather! Well girl steel away cause I am sure I did somewhere along the way! LOL! If you have thought about something you can bet someone else has already done it!

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  2. Congratulations to your cheerleader Cindy. I bet she did love the candy bouquet! Now I would have snitched the Baby Ruth! MY DOWNFALL! I know you are enjoying that pretty little baby.She is so bright eyed.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. We are proud for Raygen and can't wait to see her cheer. That new grandgirl is so SWEET!

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  3. Congrats to sweet Miss Raygen....she's so cute, and sounds like she and her Momma take after Nana with a heart for Jesus. That baby...mercy, she's adorable...and she's smiling!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Deb. Our Raygen has a heart for Jesus there is no doubt about it. She has such a humble and kind personality....Like her Mama!

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  4. You are one awesome Grandmother...can I adopt you? {{giggling}}

    --the baby is just so precious...beautiful friend, beautiful.

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    1. LOL Linda! I don't know about awesome but I sure do love these grands.

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  5. What a fun a creative bouquet, it's no surprise everyone loved it! Congratualations to Raygen, the new cheerleader of your family. So exciting for her.

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    1. Thanks Betsy. We are excited. Been a long time since I've had a cheerleader now! Two of my girls cheered. And believe it or not....MANY MOONS AGO...BACK IN THE STONE AGE...I was a cheerleader! We still laugh today at some of my old cheers!

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  6. Oh you are such a thoughtful and sweet grandmother. What an adorable gif. It would make anyone happy. Great job.

    Congratulations to Raygen. She is so cute. And the baby is precious.

    Thank you for visiting me. I appreciate your kind words.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Janet. I loved my visit with you. See you soon!

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  7. What cuteness these two precious grand daughters are! I love the candy bouquet idea. I remember when I my daughter made the cheerleading squad in 8th grade. She was so excited!

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    1. Thanks Melanie. She loved the candy bouquet. Of course I haven't see anyone that didn't like an edible gift! LOL!

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  8. Love your creative touch to celebrate your granddaughter's cheerleading adventure. Cute idea for a young girl, Cindy, and I'm so proud of you not eating the Reeses. Oh, the baby is super adorable!

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  9. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Love the candy bouquet and your grand daughters are so sweet!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Good Morning Sweet Friend!
    Oh how your posts always lift my heart and make me smile!
    Well, how could they not, your voice is a testimony to the power of the light, goodness, God, family and all that is right in the world!

    Congrats to the little cheerleader in your life too:)
    Your family looks wonderful and this babygirl-well what a doll!
    Blessings to all of you!
    Jemma

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  11. Congrats to Raygen...I am sure she will be a great asset to the team!!
    She is very fortunate to have YOU her very own "cheerleader" :)

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    1. Thanks Karen. We are very proud of her and oh yes...she has lots of cheerleaders! LOL!

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    2. Thanks Karen. She will have a large Cheering Team! LOL!

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  12. Hi Dear Cindy, Congrats to your beautiful cheerleader. She is beautiful. Love the special candy bouquet you designed. What an awesome idea and your tutorial was fabulous. I surely will save this one to try. The little sugar dripping darling is adorable. What a beautiful baby and she lights up the page here.
    God Bless your grand on her cheer leading journey. She will be fabulous and a testament to all.
    Sending big hugs your way dear friend. Blessings, xo

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    1. Awe thanks so much! We are proud for sure. All our grandbabies bring so much joy to our lives. So glad you stopped by today.

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  13. Your Candy Bouquet is tooooo cute! I bet Raygen loved it, so happy for her. Go Wildcats! Precious new baby, sugar, spice and everything nice!!

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  14. Wow! This is such a cute idea, I'm going to have to steal it!! I know Raygen felt extra love coming from Grandma. Congratulations to her! You all will be busy this year at all of the games cheering with your favorite cheerleader. Your new grandgirl is growing so fast! Looks like she has lots of personality! :) Z

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    1. Thanks. Oh yes, that sweet Kyleigh has a ton of personality! More than you can imagine. LOL!

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  15. What a sweet idea, Cindy! I know some little ones who would love this too. I'm happy for you all that Raygen made the cheerleaders. I was checking out your mini chocolate pies too and they look great. If you ever feel inclined to share goodies like these at a blog party, I invite you to link up with me. Would love to have you! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks so much Sandi. I might just have to party with you! I had a friend send me an email to say she tried the chocolate mini pies and her family loved them. She then turned around and made lemon and she said they loved them too! I think those little things are a hit! We're all excited about seeing our girl cheer!

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  16. Cindy, this is sweet and beautiful, and you are indeed a good nana! I love your creativity and photos. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  17. Congrats to the newest cheerleader! Thank you for showing how to make the candy bouquet! I just might have to make one for my dear granddaughter! I loved the verses on her feet! They were perfect.

    xo Dianne

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    1. Thanks so much Dianne. Yes, I too thought the scripture was perfect!

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  18. Thank you for joining us pretty lady we are so happy to see you at TOHOT!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Jemma

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  19. Congratulations to your granddaughter, Cindy! The candy bouquet box is just too cute for words! I will certainly remember this great idea. Thank you for sharing.
    Your chocolate mini pies look so tasty, too, and I enjoyed seeing pics of you and your family.

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  20. Cindy, that bouquet is too cute! You shared a wonderful tutorial too. Pinned for all to see. :)

    Your grandgirls are precious! Congrats to the newest cheerleader.

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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    1. I love "Thoughts of home on Thursday". Makes my day! Thanks for your sweet words.

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  21. Cindy,

    This is such a sweet thing! Congratulations to your granddaughter. I was a cheerleader and loved it! I pray she'll be a shining light!

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  22. You are such a clever and sweet Nana!! Loved the scriptures on her feet!!! What a happy and sweet cheerleader the school is blessed to have! What a precious baby, Cindy!!!
    Nancy
    Xo

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    1. Thanks Nancy! That sweet cheerleader is surely a blessing to her family.

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  23. What a lovely gift idea for a tween or teen. And congratulations on your newest arrival, what a sweetie! I missed the original post on her. We're expecting our fourth grandchild in September.

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    1. Thanks Carol. Our cheerleader loved her gift and oh those grandbabies are too sweet. This little gal made #5 for us. We are thrilled.

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  24. Cindy, congrats to your darling granddaughter! The candy idea is so cute and you are a good Nana because I would have jumped into that candy! Your precious grandbaby is adorable

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  25. Congrats to Raygen! And your cutie pie baby girl is growing so fast. What a nifty idea about the candy bouquet. You are such a sweet grandma, Cindy.....Christine

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  26. I love that even the base of the arrangement is made of candy. What a terrific idea to write scripture on your littles feet. :) Charming wee one. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    1. Thanks Laura. I enjoy the parties you girls throw!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy