Champagne Jell-O Shots (with rock candy topping)


Happy (almost) New Year!

I’m attending a friend’s New Years Eve party this year, and it was requested that I bring Jell-O shots (I make them a lot…). I did not, however, want to bring typical mix-some-vodka-with-a-box-of-pre-flavored-Jell-O Jell-O shots for this occasion.
champagne jello shots

I decided that champagne was the obvious flavor decision for a New Years Eve party. I did a bit of research online, and then concocted my own version!

You Need:
you need
– 2 Cups Champagne or Sparkling Wine
– 1 Cup Whipped Cream flavored Vodka
– 1/2 Cup Lemon Lime flavored soda
– 4 Packs of Gelatin

Measure out the champagne and vodka. Combine them and heat them until they are boiling. I did this in the microwave for three minutes. While they are heating, put the chilled soda in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin packs over it. Allow it to sit for about a minute. It will foam up a bit.

Pour the hot champagne/vodka mixture into the bowl with the gelatin and soda. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a 1×1 pan and allow to cool in the fridge until firm.

While the Jell-O is cooling, break the rock candy crystals off the the sticks. Put them in a ziplock bag.

Use a hammer (or something) to crush the candy crystals.

Once the Jell-O has become firm and you are ready to serve, cut the jell-O into cubes in the pan. Use a rubber spatula to loosen each piece and transfer to your serving dish. Sprinkle each cube with the crushed rock candy right before serving. The candy melts a bit after a while, so you don’t want to let it sit out long after they’ve been decorated.


There you have it! I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Years like I know that I will!

-The Whale


Printable Holiday Tags!

Hello everyone!

Happy Holidays!


This year I created some cute little tags to use for my gifts. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share them with you all!

Holiday Tags

If you’d like, you can download them in PDF format here!

Consider it my gift to you. :D


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

-The Whale

Cranberry Turkey Crescents

Hello hello!

New recipe today!


I wanted to make something a bit festive for the holiday season, thus these were born!

You Need:
you need
-4oz Cream Cheese softened
-1 package of Crescents
-1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
-Spicy Mustard
-Sliced Turkey (I used thick sliced)

creamcheese copy
Combine the cranberry sauce and the cream cheese.

Unroll the crescent dough and spread about a Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on each piece.

Add a turkey slice and a bit of spicy mustard to each crescent roll.

Carefully roll up each crescent and place them on a baking pan. Bake them at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until they’re golden.

Remove the crescents from the oven and allow them to cool. Serve them as an appetizer or as a main dish like I did!

turkey cresents

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
-The Whale

5 DIY Gift Ideas from TWE

Hello, everyone!

Tis the season. If you’re looking to save a bit of money this holiday season, or maybe you’re just into giving things with a personal, heartfelt touch, give one of these DIYs a try!

easy adjustable loom diy
Make an adjustable loom and create unique weavings for friends and family!

color block cover
Create cute color block bracelets.

Custom flask DIY
Everyone could use a custom flask in their life!

DIY Studded Hair Pins
Any girl would love studded hair pins!

Cat shirt diy
Cat shirts are always a win!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

-The Whale