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Weekend Snapshot

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

This past weekend was filled with yummy food and fabulous friends.

And zombies, of course.

Dining with Zombies?

Sweet Home – A Book Review

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I am wrapping up the week with a little book review.

Come on in!

Sweet Camp Treats in Charlotte

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Eric and I were just in Charlotte this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton and I cannot wait to share all the fabulousness we experienced. More on that later this week.

If you just can’t wait – here’s a teaser. Charlotte is a gorgeous city and we were enchanted by it. I think you and your love of chocolate should indulge by taking a class at the Cocoa Lab and sending your kids to Cooking Camp while you are at the spa or shopping at the Epicentre across the street.


Stuff I Love Today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s raining here in Atlanta today, which always makes me feel cozy and happy.

What else is making me cozy and happy today?

Pop-Up Bearmaker!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My buddy Brandon is up with the birds, baking for St. Patrick’s Day. From 3-8 p.m., he will be in Inman Park at the shop “At The Collective”. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day Brandon will feature some holiday goodies, like:

Irish Coffee Petit Fours with Jameson Icing
Black Pepper Biscuit Lazycakes with Balsamic Strawberries and Vanilla Bean Butter cream frosting
Fleur De Sel Cookies
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Buttermilk Lemon Tarts
Coconut Vanilla Bean Macaroons
Vegan Fudge Brownies
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
Mason Jar Banana Pudding
Earl Grey Shortbread (using Tea from Just Add Honey)
French Macaroons with Strawberry Jalapeno Jam (from those Barrett Twins)
Bacon Petit Fours
Mini Nutella Cheese Cakes with White Chocolate drizzle

Nom nom nom!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Glenn Fry – The Heat Is On

Coconut Macaroons

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

The weather here is unbelievably gorgeous. It feels like the tropics.

What else feels like the tropics?

Clint & Patti’s Big Adventure

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Last Thursday Clint & I played hooky together. Clint planned an entire day of surprises that just delighted me to no end.

What did we do on our play day?

Strawberry Pie and The Guys

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

How does a full moon affect you?

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Cookbookery Club Goes South

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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This month our Cookbookery Club chose The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook. It included recipes for all things southern and delicious.

It was more like Thanksgiving than a Saturday night

Birthday Monday!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s my birthday today! Yay! Last night we gathered a few friends and I got my birthday wish.

A Soul Train Line Dance.

Souuuuuuuuuuuuuullllllllll Traiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnn