Sweet Tooth

Few things I love in this world more than cupcakes! Especially the ultra-fancy kind, like the ones served at Sweet, here in Boston! My sister brought us 6 delicious treats from this bakery last week, and I had to have a photo shoot of these gems!

Pink Lemonade and Pina Colada!

No Heavy Machinery

Last night, it was finally cool enough to think about turning on the oven. Justin and I were dreaming of baked goods, but it was also getting late. I opted to try a healthy cookie recipe instead of baking up a storm. I found this recipe from Oh She Glows, and it rawked!
These cookie balls were nutty, crunchy, and so easy to make!

I did not have walnuts or cashews, but it was very easy to adapt her recipe with different nuts. A few months ago, I definitely would not have had coconut oil or agave nectar on hand, but 80% of my pantry is currently stocked with items Angela has recommended. I have fallen head over heels for so many of her recipes lately.

Crunchy Cookie Balls

Grind together:
-1 cup oats
-1/2 cup almonds
-1/4 cup peanuts
-1/4 sunflower seeds
-2 tbs shredded coconut

Mix together in large bowl, with:

– 1/4 cup agave nectar
– 1/4 cup coconut oil*
– 2 tsp vanilla
– 1 tbs cocoa powder
– 2 tbs cacao nibs

No hand mixers or heavy machinery required for this batch. After 10 minutes in the freezer, I gained a little more patience and the cookies were ready. They can also be dipped, dunked, dusted, but not dodged because they are DELICIOUS!

Clever is as clever does

Nantasket Sky- Hull, MA
This was a quick project that came up after I brought home a lot of seashells from the beach. I have a working seashell collection, but I had to think of a use for this new loot.
The white clam shells, shown above on the right, were originally brown and kind of gross. However, they were the most abundant type of shell on this beach so I searched for the most perfect ones I could find. When I got home, I washed them, painted them white with a few heavy coats, and then sanded down some of the rough edges.
Looking much more clean and fancy, I was pleased that they were essentially free from the sea. I decided to use the painted shells as jewelry dishes, shown below.
I have no idea if these are actually clam shells.

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