Monthly Archives: March 2016

february sweet treats series :: chocolate almond butter cups {paleo}

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THE REFURBISHED LIFE

february sweet treats seriesUpon going paleo-style I was dismayed to discover that peanut butter was not on the docket any longer as a staple food item. Sigh. I love(d) peanut butter. However, a close (now, very close!) second on the love-o-meter is almond butter. It’s nearly the same texture, it’s still got that nutty goodness that I love, and it can be a p-butter sub any day of the week and twice on Sundays. As such, and since everything is better with chocolate according to my hubs, we stumbled upon these UH-MAY-ZEENG chocolate almond butter cups and perfected the recipe to make it our own. I’m not kiddin’, these are incredible. Probably my favorite dessert alongside cupcakes (and that’s saying a lot!).

paleo chocolate almond butter cups

Here’s what you need to make these amaze-balls chocolate almond butter cups:

  • 1 heaping cup of unsalted almonds
  • 2 bags of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 6 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2…

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glass diy projects

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I recently took a trip to the local Goodwill and was once again stricken by the realization that Goodwill is a major supplier for us DIYers! I mean, aisle after aisle of merchandise screaming to be painted, glued, sequined and the like. I generally start in the furniture aisles and always look for the colored tag for the 50% discount. (As many of you know, Goodwill prices their merchandise at 50% based on the color of the tag on each item.) I headed down the nic-nacs aisle and perused each shelf looking for inspiration. I determined to go with glass projects, so hunted for something I could use as a jewelry tray and something I could use as coasters. Found ’em!

The clear glass “coasters” are actually ash trays, but pretty them up with some gold paint pen and you’ll never know.

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I also found these white coasters and used paper…

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