Friday, April 23, 2010

Have my cake and eat it too.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of one of my very favorite seasons. Tomorrow is the first day of wedding season (for me at least). Of all the thousands of things that I love about weddings, I'll never turned down a slice of wedding cake. I love that people are thinking out side of the box these days so you ever know what to expect when you arrive to the reception. I'm kind of a girl who is torn between tradition and contemporary ideas... So I think a beautiful wedding cake along side an assortment of mini desserts is the best of both worlds.

Off to breakfast and then South bound 35 for wedding number 1!

Amy Atlas

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
love the hammocks. and pocket doors. and the view.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I mentioned a few weeks ago about Monday night dinners with my wonderful friends. Well week before last there was a discussion about my love of cooking but parallel intimidation of it. They decided this week I would be the cook! Here is a little documentation thanks to the photographer of the group Caroline:

Pre-feast prepping

Chicken with prosciutto and spinach

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Dressing

And don't worry we ate just about all of the dark chocolate mentioned in the previous post.
It was a successful Monday night dinner!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

All my life my mom has had some artistic form of escape forget her day or stresses for the time being. I've always wanted to be crafty enough to use painting or jewelry making as my escape, but I think I figure mine out (for this season at least)
Lately Nothing calms me/makes me happier/makes me forget any stress other than cooking or baking.
Lately I have been super pensive about anything and everything. Its been nice to use the kitchen as a safe haven and stress free zone.
Here is a little taste of how blissful this evening was.
Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bark. Basically nutella deconstructed. I'm going to cheat and use the professional ones because mine don't compare but this is so good and its off a healthy food website so if that's your thing there that too.

Dark chocolate (1lb)
Cinnamon (1 tsp)
Vanilla (1 tsp)
(i didn't use the rice cereal but I'm sure thats good too)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I love:

If you know me, you know that I love all things wedding. I love a reception with long rectangle tables. It is quaint and elegant at the same time. I am obsessed with the lighting in both pictures.

Personally, I think chandeliers rock-- put 15 at a wedding and you can't go wrong. (Anyone want to donate to my fund?) Much wedding blogging to come. This came far to easily.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I love Spring.

There is nothing like dining alfresco with great friends in great weather.