Sweetploring: The Rocky Mountain Factory

Hi Guys! So, recently I went to The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & shared it on my new blog: Sweetplorations. Have you heard of Sweetplorations ? I have the craft side here and the sweet side there.


Good Morning Everyone & Welcome to our first Sweetploration: We are heading to The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.


As the name suggest, this sweet place is filled with decadent confectionery treats: ranging from candy apples, chocolate covered marshmallow to a wide assortment of unique truffles. Upon walking in, you are not only being greeted by their workers but by an impressive array of Candy Apples…if I must say so myself.

IMG_3261IMG_3266IMG_3265IMG_3262IMG_3263IMG_3264Admittedly, I think the apples look fantastic and would be such thoughtful gifts on their own but for the price, ranging from 5- nearly 10 dollars, it’s certainly a treat

Once I moved past the apples, there was quite the arrangement of every chocolate-covered goodie that one could want: Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, Chocolate Covered Oreos, Chocolate Covered Smore’s, Chocolate Covered Twinkies…yes TWINKIES. The only reservation that I had was the seemingly pricy price tag attached to all of these goodies…

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WorkWith Denim Jeans: Denim Choker

Backstory: So, I was watching one of my favorite Youtube vloggers known as Jamie and Nikki and she was wearing this denim choker that she made herself. As I scrolled through the comments ( because I just have this bad habit of doing so), I noticed that there was interest in the choker and how it was made. Unfortunately, I do not know how she did her’s and mine did not quite turn out as…fashionable, but I wanted to give it a try and show you guys here how I decided to workwithit.

What I Used:

An Old Pair of Denim Pants


Optional: Hot glue gun/button

How It’s Done

Step 1) Take your pair of pants and cut ( all the way around) off the part where your belt would go. You should just have the very top of your jeans now * You can also cut the belt loops here ( I did) but it really just depends on the look you are going for.

Step 2) Take the time to clean up the seams/your cutting job 🙂


Step 3) Wrap the piece around your neck to gauge how much in terms of vertical length you need to cut off. Now, here’s what is important: My jeans had a small button on the inside of the belt part so I did not need to add a button BUT if your jeans do not, then all you need to do is glue a button on the outside end of your choker. You will then see how much on the other side that you need to cut off!


Step 4) Poke a hole at the opposite end of your button that will your button can go through. This is how you will get the choker on and off. *Before you do the hole for the button, wrap the choker around your neck and make a mark if necessary so you will know where to put your hole for your button. It’s a choker…it’s not meant to choke you but it’s also not meant to be a necklace that dangles.

And wala: There you have it!

Personally, I feel that my short neck just do chokers any justice and preference wise, I just do not wear them but seriously, this was a fun craft that really can go in so many directions depending on what your jeans look like ( black, dark blue, prints,  etc etc).

Until next time,