Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Venture

This is for all of you out there that are not my friend on Facebook. Mostly cuz I've already posted this all over Facebook and they're probably sick of hearing about it.

I've started a new venture. A new path that I'm hoping will not only be lucrative (or at least will be able to float me enough to pay some bills and buy some groceries) but also satisfying.

It's called Maple Leaf Confections. I love to cook and bake (and eat) and finding new ways to make sweets that don't have any processed sugars. In my tweeking of recipes and such I found that I absolutely love pure maple syrup and have started really getting into making things with it. I started with granola and have come up with a few original recipes of my own and have sold some and given away alot. Then I came up with these maple pralines that are dangerously addictive and absolutely to die for (not to blow my own horn or anything :)). And then there's the nuts. Candied nuts with no added sugar...are you kidding me?!

So I got this crazy idea that I might try to make some money off of it and have started a shop on Etsy. Which hasn't made me a penny...yet. That's where you all come in. Please please please check out my shop and if you can't buy anything tell a friend. Tell a co-worker. Tell anybody & everybody. So far I have only posted the granola and the pralines but will hopefully post the nuts this week. Anyway, I could really use your help blog friends.

Thanks so much!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Job Hunting

On the docket today:

Job hunt
Meeting about upcoming Spain trip
Root Canal
Job hunt some more

Fun day!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Europe bound

Have I told you I'm going to Europe this summer? NO?? I am, it's true. This will be my first trip there. I'm actually going on a mission trip to Xativa, Spain with my church and will be staying an extra week and visiting Lisbon and Barcelona. I don't really know much about Spain but have heard many good things from my friends that have been there. I don't think I know anyone who has been to Portugal so I know even less about Lisbon. I am soooo excited I can barely contain it. People keep talking to me about silly things like current events and I just want to shake them and say "Don't you know I'm going on a trip on the other side of the planet???!! Let's talk about that instead!!!!" But I know not everything is about me (for the most part) so I suck it up and talk about other things...sigh.

Anywhoo, if any of you in blog town have been to Lisbon and have any suggestions on where to go, please share! I'm really open to any ideas. So far we (the three others and myself that are going to be traipsing about) have found these GoCar Tours that look like they could be a lot of fun. And we know we need to visit St. George's Castle and have coffee at the Cafe de Brasileira but other than that we're clueless. So, really, if you have any suggestions please let me know, don't be shy!