Brown Sugar Sand

I have an affinity for Brown Sugar~ in cookies, spice cakes, and crumble toppings~ but especially in the summer if I can’t feel the sand between my toes. . .

 I pretend I’m beach side~ substituting sugar for sand~  the texture ideal for sculpting turtles, shells, sand castles and even mermaids!

Here are several brown sugar sand posts from the past~

click on the titles if you’d like to revisit.

More Loggerhead Love

Fantasy Island Getaway

Happy Birthday Beaufort!

Queen Beaufort’s peaceful, watery realm~


Women and the Sea~

a Food for Thought Review and Claire Murray’s celebration of women who delight in the sea. . .

. . .artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, ‘fishing’ chix, captains, scientists, a surfing school headmistress, and a sandcastle sculptress.

In celebration of Flip Flops and Summer,

I’m sharing some book love~ passing along my last four books from my Food for Thought reviews~

Each book packaged in a sand pail with a flip flop insulated glass, and a mini bottle of sunscreen!

If you’d like to wade through the pages

as you soak up the sun at the beach, pool or lake~

leave a comment on the post, HERE and help yourself to some Sangria and Nutter Butter Flip Flops :)

Winners will be announced Monday, July 16th!

This giveaway is now closed, congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who entered.

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish!~

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

  40 comments for “Brown Sugar Sand

  1. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    July 11, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Mary, the colors in that pitcher of sangria are amazing and a work of art! I think Claire Murray should have included you in her celebration of women who delight in the sea :-)

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    July 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

    All beautiful pics Mary! The shot of the water is amazing! Oh and, something else that looks amazing is that Bloody Mary:@)

  3. July 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Hi Mary,
    Thank you so much for a staggeringly beautiful post which included some amazing photographs of one of my favourite places to visit, Beaufort SC. We try and take a fall break in HHI each year and a drive over to Bewfort for lunch is always a treat.
    I would love, love love to win this giveaway!
    Maggie xo

  4. July 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Love your brown sugar posts! Sand, surf, mermaids and sugar! YeeHaw!!!

  5. July 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Mary, your brown sugar creations are just amazing and please enter me in your giveaway! I’m craving some sand between my toes along with that bloody mary, too!

  6. July 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Oh my goodness! How breathtaking are these pictures~ Love it all! I am going to try the little nutter butter flip flops! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. July 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

    A Nutter Butter Flip Flop Day to You Sweet Mary.

  8. July 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Oh, what fun to be on a brown sugar beach! You make me smile, Mary. I admire your creativity and the way you know how to have fun with life. Loved revisiting each of these posts. Thanks for sharing again.
    ~ Sarah

  9. Andrea Fitzgerald
    July 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win – heading to the shore the beginning of August! Thank you

  10. Peggy
    July 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

    What a fun and inspiring post! I would have never thought of brown sugar being used that way, but it is just perfect!

  11. July 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Love your photography; such creativity! The sunset on the beach is spectacular! I will be checking out “Women and the Sea”.

  12. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    July 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I love your idea about the brown sugar sand castles…definitely off to find some sand castle molds…As always, your table is magnificently creative and gorgeous…will have to check out the book…looks like a great summer read!! Have a great day Mary!!

  13. a beach diary
    July 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    gosh did i need this… its 108 degrees here today, so looking forward to getting back to the cool beach, but for now i can skinny dip in your seaside realm. i need to find me a mermaid mold too, that is right up my sandy webbed toes~

    lovely to see the magic of yours again, although i feel your shots are burned in my retinas… i know them all so well, no matter how long ago you shared them, but today, as i rush indoors from the horrid heat after attempting to garden in the full sun, they are an extra burst of pleasure~

    your sunset is exquisite…

  14. July 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Summer, Mary! Thank you for letting us revisit such beautiful posts and settings! I love your brown sugar sand sculptures!

  15. Susan
    July 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Wow! Brown sugar! Who would have thought! Love your blog! I could live right here!

  16. July 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I am always DELIGHTED with your brown sugar creations! So imaginative and beautiful. The nutter butter flip flops are so cute. PLEASE enter me in the giveaway. I would LOVE to dive into the pages. I LOVE to read! XO, Pinky

  17. July 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Ooh, more brown sugar fun in the sun, Mary!! I love your creative creations.

  18. Pam
    July 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Brown sugar – what a clever idea. But then I think all of your ideas are clever!

  19. July 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    So much fun, Mary. I love the brown sugar sand!

  20. July 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The photo of the sangria should be published!!! I love your creative brown sugar.. it’s the tops in my book. It was fun going back over the posts in which you made it the star… be blessed. xo marlis

  21. July 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Mary —
    Really?????? You are so talented! Thanks for all of your inspiration.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  22. July 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    What a very fun post. Love the pictures.

  23. July 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’d forgotten about your amazing brown sugar posts…so glad to see them again. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  24. July 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful post! Visiting from StoneGable.

  25. July 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Mary, your pics are just great, and that sunset is fabulous.
    I love brown sugar too, I am not as creative as you, they just go into my baked goods, and pulled pork.
    Another great give away, you are so generous! Please count me in!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!
    Can’t wait to see where you take us for your destination table!

  26. July 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    The brown sugar sculpture is amazing…I love the flip flops, how cute!

  27. July 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Brown sugar…and I thought the best thing you could make with it is chocolate chip cookies! Love your posts, and your wonderful photos! The sangria looks incredible!

  28. July 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Wow, how cool are your brown sugar sculptures!!! I would love to be included in the giveaway but I’m thinking Australia is probably not included (hope it is though!!) Beautiful pictures as usual!

  29. July 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I don’t think I will ever look at brown sugar in quite the same way!

  30. July 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I’m back again to dip my toes in that brown sugar sand. This post is so much fun! I think I need to try playing in the brown sugar.

  31. July 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  32. July 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Love the sugar sand art. They look good enough to eat lol

  33. July 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I have loved the brown sugar sand on your tables. It’s so creative, and I think it’s really the ONLY way I’ve ever seen a table be completely beachy without have the yukky real sand on it. My very favorite application is the mold to look like a sand castle.

  34. July 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    what a delight! In the middle of my study day your post brings me smiles and joy~thank you :)

  35. July 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

    im sorry because I am Belgian and I speak french thus I do’nt understand everything here
    is it really sugar or not ? It iw wonderfull

  36. July 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

    What a great idea! Love the cookie flipflops!

  37. July 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    All of your brown sugar really does look like sand. Thanks for bringing this post to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  38. July 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

    This is such a clever idea. Now to go mold shopping!

  39. July 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I am going mold shopping this afternoon!!! LOVE the idea of the brown sugar!!!

  40. Ann PAULEY
    June 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Love this post ! God is so wonderful
    To give us beautiful designs of His
    Creation in showing us beautiful sunsets!
    Ann. P.

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