Friday, April 30, 2010

What I've been working on today♥♥

This is a creation of mine. Delicious Handmade caramel, covered all over in crunchy toasted pecans and then drizzled in rich chocolate!
The caramel is so flavorful and chewy!!
Plus I have been making these dark chocolate Lemon Tart Truffles.
The tart lemony filling.

SOOOOOO Goooood!
Get them plus tons of other creations for Mother's day here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Found mosaics!!

I found these mosaics on flickr!! All I can say is eye-candy!

One day when I have a brick and mortar store candy shop, instead of just online I will paint it pink and pretty like some of these shoppes♥

I love jadite...look at all of this!!♥

Gorgeous lilacs...which by the way, I saw two already in bloom this week♥

Victorians are my favorite!! Look at this color♥

...and finally, I couldn't resist this yumminess♥

All of these mosaics are on flickr here!!

For more Mosaic Monday visit Little Red House!!

What's for Dinner??

So here is my answer to the age old question asked by kids to parents. The only question asked more often is Are We There Yet??

So...for supper tonight it will be
Steamed Artichokes
Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Meatballs
Rosemary Foccacia
Fresh Strawberries and Homemade Whipped Cream

These are Lyon Artichokes, they are gorgeous. The best part, no thorns!!

Some fresh tomatoes
Rosemary Foccacia. It smells and tastes so yummy.

Supposed to be dessert, but I don't think they will last until after supper! The kids have been eating them all day. They are called California Giants, and they live up to their huge and juicy and sweet.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Old Store

Well, I was doing some reminiscing tonight about a business I used to run. I started it with only $300, and it just grew fast. It was pretty much just on eBay. I used to sell Dessert Beauty and Dessert Treats items by Jessica Simpson. I also sold purses, Victoria's Secret lotions, all sorts of girly things that smelled yummy!

It ended up growing so much my hubby started getting involved in the business with me. He would help set up for photographs and we actually made a couple of trips to Canada and countless trips all over New England to buy inventory. I think I was one of the largest sellers of Dessert products on eBay at the time. Here are some photos of my inventory.

These are body mists, frostings...
perfumes, frostings, bath gels...
lotsa lip gloss sets, cupcake perfumes...
lots of stuff...
this is only a small part of all the cases and boxes I had.

I shipped all over the world: Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe...

This was one of the most fun times of my life. I love all the adventures I had running all over the Northeast trying to buy up entire inventories from stores.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mosaic of Goodies

From top left clockwise:
Candied Ginger Truffles, Caramel Pecan chews, Giant peanut butter and caramel cups, caramels, chocolate piggie w/ applewood smoked bacon, snappers, Walnut caramels, himalayan pink sea salt caramels, classic dark chocolate fudge, marshmallow and caramle truffles, fleur de sel caramel, milk chocolate snapper.

I am having 20% off sale today only!! 20% will be refunded via paypal!!
Check out my Etsy shop or online shop for all these goodies and more!!

Be sure to check out Little Red House for more mosaic monday fun!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Studio Photos

Here are some photos I took in my craft studio this morning.
From the top left corner:
#1 Hot pink german glass glitter, painted tin pail, kewpie doll, chandelier crystal chains, my favorite pink rose fabric, applique roses.
#2 My colored pencils
#3 Basket of millinery posies, velvet ricrac ribbons
#4 Pink roses in an old terra cotta pot

If you want to see the rest of my Flickr photos

What do you have in your studio??

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Handmade Truffles

I have invented a new truffle. It is called the S'mores truffle.

They are milk chocolate filled with ooey gooey marshmallow filling, there is a layer of sweet graham cracker crumbs inside and a little sprinkling on top. They taste like a yummy s'more.

If anyone is interested you can get them in my Etsy shop here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello Again

Well, it has certainly been a while. I haven't blogged in quite some time. I just kept putting it off. I don't even know where to begin now. I have been doing a lot. Working a lot, taking a lot of the beautiful magnolia above. I only wish the tree would keep its blossoms longer.

What I've really been doing though is just working. I work still at my regular job, but I have also started a candy company. So every spare minute I have is making candy and putting listings up and packaging and shipping.
It is so much fun!!!
Here are a couple of my candies:
Handmade Caramel
Handmade Giant Peanut Butter and Caramel Cups
I have a website, but I do most of my business through word of mouth from customers, and also through Etsy!

Hopefully I will have posts regularly again, I'll have to give myself a kick in the butt as a reminder to just post something and stay in touch. I have been sporadically checking other blogs, but I miss reading and looking at photos, and I have a lot of catching up to do.

Bye for now!!