Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Music Room for Kiddo and Sugar Cookie Popcorn for You!

We'll start with the music room...
change a guest room to a simple music room for teens

And, we'll end with some rockin' Sugar Cookie Popcorn!
sugar cookie popcorn

So, our little family lives in a little 3-bedroom house.  Mr. E and I share one bedroom (That would be awkward, otherwise.) Kiddo has one bedroom, and we call the extra bedroom "the guest room."  I always feel weird saying that...it makes it sound like we have a library, gift wrap room, salon, parlor, etc. etc.
"Jeeves, please attend to the guest room."

Anyway...the "guest room" was just an average ol' room that saw guests maybe once a year. Otherwise, the bed served as a holding area for cookie cutters that needed to be put away. Meanwhile, the walls of kiddo's room were closing in on him as he accumulated multiple keyboards, guitars, and the like.

change a guest room to a simple music room for teens, bed & bedding from 9 by Novogratz
Over the summer, I had the idea to convert our extra room to a music room. Kiddo would have more space, and he could actually invite friends over to play music. (I almost typed "jam" there, but I felt like I my 1980s was showing.) ;)

As with most of my ideas, I did not follow through. UNTIL, I got an email from team Novogratz. I've been a fan of the Novogratz designs ever since they did a makeover of the Ree's girls' room.  SO cute!

change a guest room to a simple music room for teens, bed & bedding from 9 by Novogratz
The 9 by Novogratz is a line of home furnishings and bedding...it's fun, it's colorful, it's bright, it's happy. You will never believe what store carries it. (WALMART!) No way! Way!

change a guest room to a simple music room for teens, bed & bedding from 9 by Novogratz
So, the fun tomato red metal bed  (the cutest bed and biggest bargain!) and bedding was our jumping off point for the music room. It was exactly what I wanted. It makes a perfect day bed and extra seating for friends. A colorful, happy place for music.
(Most of the pillows on the bed are Novogratz...8 ball pillow is from Ikea and green runway pillow is from 08 Left.)

Find the full line of Novogratz home furnishings here.

Now...we also needed a sweet treat to celebrate our music room and Sugar Cookie Popcorn it is.
So easy, so sweet, so fun!
sugar cookie popcorn and dishes by Novogratz at Macy's
Those dishes?  Yep...they're Novogratz, too.  These are from Macy's. I love them. I have a thing for COLOR if you haven't noticed. ;)

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Sugar Cookie Popcorn

1 batch popped popcorn (how to make perfect popcorn here)
2 TBSP salted butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
kosher salt
1.5 bags Sugar Cookie Candy Melts (on sale at Michaels!)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
sprinkles (I used two kinds)
sparkling sugar

Divide the popped popcorn onto two large cookie sheets.  Fish out any unpopped kernels.

Stir extracts into the melted butter. Drizzle the butter mixture over the popcorn and toss. Sprinkle with a few pinches of kosher salt and toss again.

sugar cookie popcorn
Melt the candy melts on 50% power in the microwave. Start melting for 1 minute, stir, then at 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted. Pour over the popcorn and toss. Toss in the slivered almonds.

Add the sprinkles and sanding sugar over the top. Toss lightly. Let sit for an hour or so until completely set.

From our little family to yours...we wish you a colorful and sweet 2015!


*This post was sponsored by The Novogratz. All opinions are my own. I tried to make all of the popcorn my own, but Mr. E ate most of it.*


9 comments:

  1. What a fun room! I want to hang out there and I don't even play an instrument. :) Kiddo must be so happy! Speaking of happy, your popcorn and those plates/dishes (and that red bed) make me happy! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  2. Room looks awesome! I want to come jam there!

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  3. Your son's music room is very similar to a room one of our son'in-laws devised for himself..his guitars on the wall..amps..a small stage for drums..it's a small small room..but it works for him and he loves it.we sit on the floor and listen to him and his daughter sings:)
    I bought some of those candy melts for the Wilton mold..and the mold will be here next yr:) So I may try this for my boys.
    Happy new Year..It's a great room.

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  4. Looks like a "HAPPY PLACE" I love it.

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  5. Such fun stuff Bridget!! Oh, And I want to dive right into that popcorn!!

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  6. I love everything about this post! You are so crafty!

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