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Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

Here in Atlanta we are going to see torrential rain for July 4th. Will that stop the party?

Heck no!! We will be at our dear friend, Melanie’s house. It is going to be a HAPPENING. I can’t wait!

I am making double bacon potato salad. If some bacon is good, more is better, right?

What are you up to? I am crushing on these fun photos:

Cupcakes, icing, and well, more cupcakes!

Apparently, I’m on an icing kick.

I’m not even sure what these are, but I need them in my life.

And I HAVE TO HAVE everything on this sweet website:

Love love love

I wish you and your loved ones a fabulous and safe July 4th. Leave a comment and let me know what you are up to!!

xoxo, Patti

Five Minute Guide To A Casino Party

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

With Pinewood Studios (home to the James Bond franchise), coming to Atlanta next year, everyone is going to want to throw a casino party.

Here’s a no-fail list to make your party fabulous!

Spin the wheel!

Whynatte & Jailhouse

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Is your tree up? Ours is. SO excited.  See, we usually give these massive parties that leave no room for a tree.

This year is different. No massive Black Tie party. Small Christmas dinner party.

But anyhoo, this is about putting up the tree. Well, not exactly, but a drink to put your tree up by.

It’s this lovely little concoction that takes Jailhouse Brewing’s Jailhouse Stout and mixes it with Whynatte.

Have you not heard of these treats? They both started in Atlanta, but I’m pretty sure you can get them anywhere. Jailhouse Brewing is creating awesome crafted beers and Whynatte is the yummiest coffee/latte/caffeine drink on the planet. Serious.

So here’s the complicated recipe:

 

Pour some Whynatte in a glass.

Top with Jailhouse Stout.

Drink.

Beer floats for Adults! Yum!

 

And you know, drink responsibly and all that. A designated driver is a beloved driver. Buy him/her a big present for getting you home safe.

xoxo, Patti

All I Hear Are Cricuts

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

No, I haven’t stopped using my spell check. The cricuts I’m talking about are not the creepy crawly kind, but those swanky little machines that allow you to blow everyone away with your creativity!

You have to see what they can do!

Cookbookery Is Back!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

A group of friends started this cookbook club at the beginning of 2012 and invited Eric and me to join.

So, what’s new?

Happy Birthday Little Blog!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I’m three! Well, not me, but my sweet little blog is three years old today.

We’ve had such fun.

Still Dreaming of the Beach

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

So, we took a look at what I envision the beach vacay to be. Now let’s talk about what to make to eat.

What says ‘beach food’ to you?

Picnic Musings

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It is almost time for the 2012 Summer Olympics, when all eyes will be on London.

There’s something about nibbling treats while watching the planet’s greatest athletes that puts me in a festive mood. But you all know I have been super busy, and have no time to prepare a fabulous spread for my friends.

Whatever shall I do?

Backdoor Italian

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Last night, my friend and business partner, Carrie, were out and about scouting locations for our newest Atlanta Movie Tour. This one will be based on Atlanta’s favorite housewives and will be called The Keeping It Real Tour.

It goes on sale next week and will start on June 25th (shameless plug!)

Anyhoo, after a few locations, we decided we needed a nosh, but didn’t want to cook.

What should 2 hungry entrepreneurs do?

Lock and Pop(corn)

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

If you have ever been a guest in our home, you know we love popcorn.

We even have a real live popcorn machine!