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Friday’s Finds

22 Apr

Welcome to the first installment of “Friday’s Finds”! I had wanted to have this posted by this morning for all the people that were stuck at work on Good Friday but I guess you can peruse through this while you’re relaxing before the crazy Easter weekend.

A few of my fellow artist friends that blog do posts similar to this so I’m really just latching onto their bright idea.

Friday’s Finds are going to be blogs about anything and everything that has absolutely nothing to do with my business! Sounds great already doesn’t it? They’ll have everything from the weird to the beautiful, the funny to the down right scary. Today’s though is all about sugar, fat and all the things that make life worth living!

For those of you that don’t know, I’m two months into a weight loss battle. So far I’m winning with a total loss of 22 pounds but with that being said, I spend a fair amount of time browsing through the “plants and edibles” section on Etsy.com dreaming of the things I can’t have.  Here are some of my favorites…

First off are Robin Blueberry Truffles from the Calabasas Candy Co found here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71977577/robin-blueberry-truffle-x-large

Part of the description reads “tucked inside is a delicious surprise of white chocolate mixed with real fresh blueberries” Makes me wish that it was blueberry picking season. I guess until then these will do just fine and by just fine I mean somebody please buy me these before my stomach leaves my body and goes knocking on this lady’s door? 😉

Next up is something that combines three of my biggest weaknesses in what’s appropriately called Salty C from Gucci’s Goodies

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72395185/salty-c-salted-caramel-chocolate-cupcake

The description for these reads “Some of us strictly have a sweet or salty tooth, but these babies are for the certain few who love the best of both worlds! These cupcakes are a rich chocolate cake, cored and filled with homemade caramel…then topped with a dark chocolate frosting with amazing sea salt sprinkled on top”. Can someone please smack me to make sure I’m not dreaming? And yes, smack…a pinch would hardly do the trick.

Next up are Lemon Poppy Seed  Shortbread Cookies from Butter Blossoms

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71675209/1-dozen-lemon-poppy-seed-shortbread

“A burst of fresh lemon zest, a sprinkle of poppy seeds & a rich butter crumb make these luscious lemon poppy seed cookies absolutely scrumptious…you will NOT be able to eat just one!!” I believe every word they just said, especially the not able to eat just one part. It also just occurred to me that its not just the salt, carmel and chocolate thing that is my weakness. All of these things are. Which I guess is why they’re in the blog and why I’m currently trying to lose weight.

Lastly, because its almost Easter… Peeps Lollipops

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71911779/peeps-vanilla-marshmallow-lollipops

“Perfect for Easter…or anytime really ~ Peeps aren’t limited to one holiday anymore, which is obviously a sign of our society moving forward!” I agree. Peeps are something that you either love or hate. To all the haters out there, its time to just accept the overly sugary, slightly unnatural texture and taste that makes Peeps so wonderful.

Now for those of you that are upset with my lack of recognition for what Easter is all about. I have something for you as well from our always lovely Oriental Trading Company…

“Each 2 1/2″ religious pop is on a 4″ plastic stick. Assorted fruit flavors. Individually wrapped. ” Because I’m sure when Jesus died on the cross for our sins his dream would be that one day we would all be able to suck on colorful candy versions of his sacrifice.

Happy Easter everyone!

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