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What's simple, sweet and a gives you a boost?

I have something really wonderful to share. My sweetheart and I have been working on a top-secret project for the past little while - and after an intense and fun month of hard work it's finally ready!

It's called iBooster, and it's a sweet, simple, easy-to-use iPhone app that helps boost your confidence. We put together a little website that describes our app - you can also check it out in the iTunes App Store.

I made these funny little chocolate spice shortbread cookies to celebrate! I wanted them to look like the iBooster icon, which is a soft square, so I formed cookie dough into a log, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then flattened it by pressing down onto the log with a small cutting board, rotating the log a quarter turn, and then flattening it again. I then chilled it till firm, and sliced 1/4" cookies. I made a little stencil by printing the logo onto a transparency, and then cutting the shapes out with an exacto blade. I placed the stencil on a cookie, gently sifted icing sugar over it, then carefully removed the stencil. (Next time I'll try dabbing icing over the stencil too.) The cookies are made with blue maseca corn flour, coconut oil, cocoa, cinnamon... will share the recipe when it's just right - but as you may know by now, I like to tweak my recipes a million times before I share them. ;)

We'd love your feedback on our app, so please let me know what you
think! This is just version 1.0 of iBooster, and we plan to tweak it and
add more great content in the coming weeks. :)

Can you tell by the !!! and :) that I'm excited? :D

xo Patty

Fresh Baked T-Shirts!


This just in: fresh baked goods!

Just in time for Christmas too! After creating many designs, working with 3 different apparel printing companies, and doing multiple test prints, I finally have a really cute t-shirt design to share with the world. The printing company I chose was Skreened, because they only print on ethically produced apparel, have a great assortment of American Apparel shirts to choose from, and they do a super job with the printing. They even allow you to choose a different shirt style or colour if you want.

Besides getting a cute original design that will look awesome on you and garner all sorts of compliments, you'll be supporting my site too. :-) Order one for your sister, your mom, your little niece, that special guy...

Another cool thing about Skreened is that you can order several shirts, even different styles and sizes, and they will only charge you the cost of shipping one. (Most other companies charge a shipping fee for each item, so if you buy 2 shirts, they charge you double - ouch!)

PS - Skreened is based in the US, so the rest of us need to order early as it takes a bit longer for the goods to arrive. Order 3 weeks ahead of time to be safe.

Let me know what you think!