When I think of summer, I think of Santa Cruz weekends. My family beach house has been a constant vacation destination ever since I can remember. As a kid, I would spend my time playing on the beach, actually swimming in the freezing cold ocean, burying each other in the sand, and digging up as many sand crabs as we could find. These days I spend more time hanging out on the porch than with the sand crabs, but they will always bring back good memories. And that’s exactly why I had to make these ridiculously cute sand crab cupcakes for our most recent beach weekend.
I spend a lot of time thinking about craft projects. An almost embarrassing amount of time. Sometimes when I go to execute these dreamed up projects, they turn out not as great as I had hoped. Take this St. Patrick’s Day project for example…it looks fine, but it also looks like a 5 year old could do it (which they probably could). I was thinking of giving it as a hostess gift on my upcoming trip, but I think it might be better suited as an estimation jar for my friend Allie’s second grade class. Hopefully there will be a happy second grader come St. Patrick’s Day!