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Keep It Cold With An Ice Ball Mold | #spon StyloPhora

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Last month at the Radiant Orchid Garden Party I noticed our hostess had fruit filled ice balls in glasses at the outdoor bar.  I wanted to try one but with all the activities of the day I didn’t get a chance. Thankfully, I now have an opportunity to do a product review for Large Deluxe Ice-Ball-Molds by StyloPhora so I made my own.

StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds Review

I ordered the product on Thursday and it arrived from on Sunday – talk about quick delivery!  Although I was impressed with the quick delivery, I was a bit concerned with the packaging.  There were 4 pieces of cellophane tape across the top sealing the plastic tube which make me wonder if it was a returned item then hand sealed versus machine sealed.  It was obvious that the molds weren’t used, otherwise I would have asked for a replacement.

My son decided to test one first and said he liked it, but then again, he just froze plain water to put into a pitcher of iced tea.  I, on the other hand wanted to add fruit to the mold and use it in a pitcher of Sangria.

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There are 3 silicon molds per pack and includes a collapsible funnel.  After washing the molds I filled the bottom half with diced pineapples and mango chunks.  I put the top on and using the funnel to fill the mold with water only to the black lines which allows for expansion.

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I kept them in the freezer overnight, however, it only needs 4-6 hours to totally freeze.  After freezing, remove the top half, then squeeze to release ice mold into a glass or pitcher.

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Included on the instructions pamphlete for the Ice Ball Molds is a code for a bonus video on how to make crystal clear ice balls.

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These slow melting ice balls are great for a party pitcher or added to an individual glass.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

A Radiant Orchid Summer Party

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend an outdoor Garden Party hosted by Kim of Design + Life + Kids in West Chester, PA.  The theme of the party was “A Radiant Orchid Summer” and the sponsors really pulled out all stops with their Swag Bag (Bucket) Giveaways.




Bing —— Calligraphy print and Bing Ads + Bing Rewards coupon codes

CasabellaClean  —— Orange bucket

RitDye  —— 2 bottles of liquid dye

ZokuHQ  —— Slush/shake maker and ice ball molds

QuirkBooks  —— Craft / recipe books

WhippedBakeshop  —— Ombre cookies

PanacheBox  —— Pearl necklace and discount code

TheBouqs  —— $10 Gift Card Code

WeAreDreamFarm  —— Jot and Tapi

@elizab0623 (instagram only)  —— Arbonne samples

sponsor giveaway

It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a good time snacking on tasty treats, enjoying a signature cocktail from the Brandywine Valley Brewing Collective and taking pictures which were posted to our Social Media networks as entries into the various giveaways.  Kim was the perfect hostess, she made us all feel welcomed and comfortable at her home which only enhanced the day.

fabulous food and beverages

fun fotos for giveaway entry

The fun really began when we had a opportunity to make a tie dye picnic blanket and a floral bracelet.  Rit Dye was the sponsor of the tie dye project and the beautiful flowers for the bracelets were provided by The Bouqs.  Both of these fun activities reminded me of the 60’s, the era of tie dyed clothing and flower power!

Tie dye fun

tie dye fun

floral bracelets, slushes and tie dye

The weather had truly cooperated as it was perfect for this afternoon garden craft party and the ability to make your own slushes with a cup from ZokuHQ was an added bonus.

fun in the sun


  perfect theme for a perfect day

Perfect theme for a perfect day!

flowers and fun


thanks bing

Thank you Bing and thank you Kim for hosting this fun event, I look forward to attending others.

To learn more about Kim and to read her awesome blog head over to Design + Life + Kids


Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!