Friday, August 26, 2011

the cupcake collection

Boston Jack proudly announces THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION as a part of the Fall product launching. I love making cupcakes in the fall. It starts with my obsession of cupcake picks for Halloween and other fall holidays! The Cupcake Collection includes Buttercream Body Frosting and Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub. They will come in a bakery box tied with bakery string- fun!

sneak peek at our fall collection

The beginning of fall is near and it's our favorite season. The air is crisp, the waves crash hard, the colors of the leaves and the spicy and warm scents become extremely appealing. Our fall collection menu was created with these elements in mind. Below is a list of our fall menu, with more to come!

Cranberry Orange Sea Salt Scrub
Lavender Sage Sea Salt Scrub
Brown Sugar Fig Scrub
Apples & Oak Sugar Scrub
Buttercream Body Frosting
Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub
Solid Perfumes

The Collection will be launched in mid-September!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

in case you missed it...

things are coming along!

Things are coming along nicely for Boston Jack. We finally created the perfect Etsy banner (shown above) and we got our first write-up in DailyCandy. Also, on August 18th our products will be showcased on the news in Virginia Beach! Our family vacation to the Cape will be well deserved and filled with more nautical inspirations!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

new product annoucement!

BOSTON JACK INTRODUCES KISSING BALM! Kissing balm comes in 2, lip-licking flavors: vanilla bean and chocolate truffle. For a silky smooth finish, our balms are made with organic ingredients: coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, vitamin e, bees wax, stevia and flavoring oil. Stevia is an all-natural sweetener, to add that extra lip-licking temptation :) They come in .25 ounce tins and are only $5! You can purchase them at
our Etsy shop:

the seaside move

Boston Jack Handmade is moving from the city to the ocean! With ocean and city views, I foresee a lot of inspiration and new projects. Change is good, so stay tuned for what's to come!

Friday, July 29, 2011

summer cooking

Summer cooking: Some of us cook, most of us don't. It's the season for al fresco dining and light eats on the run. When you are, in fact, behind the stove ready to cook, you want it to be fast and easy. Friends, I introduce to you the easiest, lightest, most scrumptious recipe of mine. Finished in about 10-15 minutes is this heirloom tomato sauce over penne.

I just walked down to Haymarket and got a package of baby heirloom tomatoes ($1.00... yes, a buck). Assuming that you already have sea salt, fresh pepper and olive oil in your kitchen, pick up some onions, garlic, basil and penne too.

Add enough olive oil to the pan to coat it
Throw in about 8 cloves of garlic, halved
Half the gorgeous, baby heirlooms, and throw them in the pan too
Cut up 1 onion and toss it on in.
Add a little more olive oil
Crack some pepper
Throw in some sea salt
Keep the sauce on medium heat until cooked down (about 10-15 minutes)

Boil your penne
Drain your penne

Put your sauce over your penne in a big bowl, finish with fresh basil and voila, there's your summer dinner