Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eat This Suffer That - Edi. 3

Today I am featuring a treat that is actually not that bad at all! In fact, it is rather guiltless!

McDonalds Vanilla ice cream cone!

At only 150 calories and 3grams of fat, it is surprisingly a good choice for dessert! This is because it is made with milk rather than cream. Plus, the cone means you won't be tempted by a whole tub sitting in front of you!

If you eat this, you can work it off by :
  • 42 minutes of walking
  • 23 minutes hard cycling
  • 12 minutes swimming briskly
Not too bad! I think I choose the ice cream!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Finds!

Here are my black friday picks from etsy :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Customer Giveaway!

With my 100th customer coming up I am also doing a giveaway! The 100th customer in my shop will get a free nacklace of their choice!
What a hectic week! This morning when I signed into my shop, my favorites I added over the weekend popped out and I thought I would share how beautiful the first 3 went together - Props to the artists - Virginiageigerjewels, ouma, and lolasroom

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treasury Yay!

I thought I would quickly share that my etsy store Kaysestate with heirloom jewelry got a piece in a beautiful treasury, check it out everything is gorgeous!

Tan & Gorgeous

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Photo Questions

I use picnik to edit my photos, and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get this glare off my photos

Any ideas pleasssse?

Newest Sweetlobe Ring

Here is my favourite new piece in my etsy store, I love him to death and hope he gets a good home

If you want to adopt Bob here is his link

Eat This - Suffer That Segment 2

Segment 2:  Peanut butter cups

Peanut butter cups contain 90 calories each.
Average package has 3 cups.
Thus, a average pack of peanut butter cups is 270 calories.

Now what do you ask can burn off 270 calories?

- 50 minutes of aqua aerobic
- An hour and 10 minutes of golf
- An hour and 15 minutes of ballroom dancing
- 50 minutes mowing the lawn
Now ask yourself - Eat it or Leave it?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fancy Candy

I got asked to use my candy for an english high tea wedding photoshoot! I decided I would use some vintage paper cones to hold the candy - cellophane seemed so low class compared to the beautiful antique looking postcard paper I found at Michael's! I lined the cones with parchment punched into a lace pattern, and used uncolored unflavoured candy to keep the vintage feel of the shoot. I haven't received the photos, but here is what I came up with photographed with my own camera

Eat this - Suffer that

Ive decided how I can merge my candy obsession with my day job as a nutritionist! This segment is going to be called "eat this - suffer that". Basically, I will feature one candy a day, and show what type of activity you would have to do to burn it off - and for how long!  You can leave comments on whether you would eat it or leave it.

Segment 1 - Jelly beans

Jelly beans contain 41 calories on average for 10g
Average candy bag is 64g
Thus, a average bag of jelly beans would be 262 calories.

Now what do you ask can burn off 262 calories?

1 full hour of volleyball
an hour of gardening vigorously
1 hour walking
45 minutes on a stationary bike at a moderate pace

Now ask yourself - Eat it or Leave it?

Yummy Candy Everywhere

This week I decided to make some old fashioned sheet rock candy.

SO easy. You need:

Big old pot
corn syrup
flavor oil
Food color
baking sheets lined with aluminum
icing powder

Start by lining your pans with the foil and generously spreading on icing sugar.

So you take your pot put it on medium high heat and add the thermometer in. Pour in 1 cup of water, 1.5 cups corn syrup and 3.75 cups of cane sugar. STIR CONSTANTLY. You want to stir until suagr is melted - this means it will look brown but start to look see through. Around 80 degres usually I stop.

Now, STOP STIRRING  DON"T STIR ANYMORE!  Now it is the waiting game! Wait until the thermometer reaches 300 degrees! Dont touch it, it will take about 20 to 40 minutes depending on your climate. Once it hits 300 degrees remove pot from heat quickly and add in .5 tsp flavor oil and color until desired shade. Stir in vigorously and work quick - this stuff hardens fast. make sure color is spread out evenly then pour onto baking sheet.

Now, after a few minutes it will get a little hard. Here you can decide if you are going to leve it in sheets and crack in once it cools, or if you want to skor it so you can have even chunks. Pizza cutters work very well for this!

Here are some photos of my success - I did some rainbow gift bags for a party - candy was vanilla, peach, cherry and raspberry

The Sweetlobe SWEEPS the blogosphere!

Welcome to the Sweet Lobe! (^_^)

My name is Chloe, I run a business through my home making candy, cake and fun funky jewelry!

I am new to blogging and forgive me if it takes me awhile to get good at it, all pointers are graciously accepted!

In the mean time, here is my store url

I sell candy, jewelry and lots of funky resin creations - and my christmas gifts are starting to roll in! Y