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Shannon
Sunny Southern California
My name is Shannon. I live in Southern California with my 5 year old daughter Jaiden. I am very free spirited and believe in things happening for a reason. I never really had the desire to cook until I was pregnant witnh my daughter Jaiden. Suddenly sweet's were all I craved. I was addicted to the food network and submerged my self in all things foodie. I am 100% self taught. I have always been a perfectionist and I will work until it is nothing less than that. At the same time I find joy in the simple things. When my daughter was born, I was so interested in the things we put into our bodies. Since it is inevidable to keep children out of the cookie jar, I was determined that if she was gonna eat it, I was gonna make it!! So I baked, and she ate! I felt better knowing that I knew the ingredients were whole and not full of artificial this, and processed that. So it started to become apparent to me that she was obssessing over marshmallows, and chocolate covered marshmallows. Luckily, the asking was more strong around the holidays. It occurred to me, I could make marshmallows and they probably would taste better than those tacky ones you buy at your local drugstore. So I did a little research and tweaked some recipes. I came up with something so delicous, I had to put down the spatula, and give away almost the whole batch. They were soft, fluffy, and they melted in your mouth. Then the flavor ideas started flowing and Sugar Sugar Coconut was born.
Interests: my daughter, i love music, art and nature. i am definately an old soul. i love to cook and bake. my favorite thing to do on a lazy saturday is read cook bake and hang out with dog sam. we love the beach and dance and sing everywhere we are. we are outside every chance we get. california makes that easy!
Recent Activity
So excited! I am getting all my ducks in a row and preparing to send off for my first column in a magazine! I will be doing at home sweets and treats for readers. This is gonna be fun. I get to unleash my creative side!! It's for the Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Making it happen. Back in action. Motivated and working! Yes!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
So here we go again. It's been months. I feel so out of the loop. I am going to say it. I almost feel like I have somewhat failed. The boulders that have been put in my path have really put a hitch in my get a long. Sometimes, life... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
I can't even express what it feels like to me right now. Kind of like being trapped inside a box that is too small for your body, with enough opening to let your arm out. The key is right there. The key that unlocks the box and lets me out.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
So....now that it's official. I am relocating. So how do we do this? I am here there and everywhere, yet still focused. Today is the day I will recognize that I have layed down the foundation, nothing left to do but build up and out. Expand and keep on expanding.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Ok, so I have basically fallen off the planet, blog speaking. No I have not thrown in the oars. I am still paddling away. Life presents it's fair share of unexpected twists and turns. Now, I am well aware that it is not appropriate to share a laundry list of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Angels among me. So many people I am grateful for in my journey. I want to thank all of those who have taken a chance on my dream. Who have read this blog, tasted my treats, listened to my story, and loved me through the sleepless nights and excitement and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Edge of desire. One of my favorite songs. Irrellivant that its completley unrelated to food but none the less it motivates me just the same. These days ny view from the kitchen has changed. My surroundings are different. Quite frankly, my life has been completley turned upside down. But I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
When you start thinking, summer means ice cream. It means, I can convert marshmallows into ice cream flavors, butter pecan, pecans and pralaines, rocky road, vanilla bean.....is it too early for ice cream at six am? Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
I sold out at the Ace! I can't believe it....on the way and tears of joy are streaming. I'm dreaming with my eyes wide open. I'm humble grateful, appreciative. Thanks to the staff at the Ace. Craig, you took a chance and I can't thank you enough. Starbucks, I owe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
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Jun 2, 2010
I have so many things around me that inspire me. Summer is here and it seems ice cream is inspiring me thse days. Quick thought. Think I might go grab a cone. Yum. Sweetest thoughts. Shannon. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Well....when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. I promise I will not be one of those bloggers who blogs obscenities about my personal debacles or the hardships that I am sure don't compare to the every day battles that are waging war on people near and far, prbably some... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Back to LA, fun only promise!! Disneyland for my daughters big 5!! It's our yearly trip. Mickey do you like Marshmalows. I can convert a mouse.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Ok so we have established two things thus far. 1. I am definitely a dreamer 2. I can't go it alone any further. The fuzzy blurriness of my life these days has definitively taken a toll on me. So, I took a productive and informitive trip to LALA land, and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
In the grand scheme of things, I know I am insignificant. I am but a mild ripple in this giant pool of life. However, I am a firm believer that we are entitled to show gratitude and appreciation. Our emotion and love are the core of our being, and I... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
More often than not lately, I am awake. I find myself running on empty. Dishes are piling up and I feel like everything is starting to get blurry. The last thing I want is to let things get messy or out of control, I am super controlled and organized. I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Purple Rain. Quickly before I give a long post of this weekend, Seattle, could you be any cuter? Encinitas and friend, hope you had fun at the Ace. Swimming at 1 am? Ya'll are crazy! Ah to be young again. Email me where you got that camera. Shout out to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
YUMMY!! I make designer marshmallows and cupcakes myself. I would love to try these as the pictures alone make me want to grab them off the page get some coffee and have some alone time with those cute little nuggets. Do they ship? You have an amazing eye for all things food and style. Love your blog.
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Posted May 15, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
I haven't dissapeared..just busy and trying to rest and relax a little. Good things in the works..... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Book in the works...This journey has turned into a story and I have decided that it has to be written. I have to capture this chapter of my life and savour it forever. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Did another craft table on near 3rd and Fairfax. Thanks for taking a chance on my dream, and being so gracious! What a perfect day for a shoot!! Sunny and 70's!! Gotta love the California Sunshine!! Can't wait to do more business with you. Hope you enjoyed my new flavor..Dulce... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Download 05 Track 05 2 P.S. That song up there...John Mayer Free Falling from Live in Los Angeles. One word. Epic. Lately, days are blending, hours are melding, and truth be told, I am not quite sure how much time has passed since I started going full bore with this... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.
Download 05 Track 05 2 P.S. That song up there...John Mayer Free Falling from Live in Los Angeles. One word. Epic. Lately, days are blending, hours are melding, and truth be told, I am not quite sure how much time has passed since I started going full bore with this... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Adventures in all things yummy.