Let me start this post by stating that it is full of recipes from my weekend with my punks. I have all of the recipes located at the end of the post, just keep scrolling!
Last week was a bonus week for this Mama, my Raleigh punks came home! They normally only come home during Christmas but one punk couldn’t make it this past holiday so I got a bonus! I literally could not stop smiling last week.
This past weekend was beautiful in Pensacola. Perfect temperatures, perfect weather, perfect day to take a ride and spend the day outside enjoying a festival. Fairhope, Alabama has to be, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Southern towns to visit. It is about an hour from our home. It truly represents everything Southern. The annual Arts and Crafts festival was this past weekend. We saw some amazing pieces but more importantly we enjoyed just being outside enjoying the glorious day!
Sir Streusel had a GREAT day! He didn’t think twice about getting his picture made with these Southern Belle’s. He may look confused, but trust me, he knew right where he was!
I have been posting Valentine’s goodness for 2 weeks. I have rounded all of them into one post for you. I am helpful like that. Aren’t you glad you are my friend? There is so much goodness here to choose from.
The past couple of weeks I have found some amazing Florida strawberries in my grocery store. It’s early for strawberries but these were AMAZING! As I was snacking on them during my car ride home, I got a vision of muffins, lots and lots of muffins.
Valentine’s Day is creeping around the corner and the stores are filled with love-themed ideas. I went into Target, or rather “Tar-Jay”, and found myself in a Valentine wonderland. Here is some inspiration for you.
I may have cried when I saw these. #targetisdangerous
It was a given this little guy was coming home with me.
It’s been COLD in Florida. I mean like, actually wearing a coat cold!!! Rare days indeed for us but so much fun. Sir Streusel was outside doing yard work in the cold and I baked us a cake….no surprise there. I have been wanting a Poppy Seed Cake and a cold day seemed like the perfect time to bake one.
Have I mentioned that I love this time of year?! The music, the Hallmark movies that ALL have the same ending, the food, the parties, getting to wear Christmas jewelry, and baking for friends. Sometimes I feel like this after a full day of Christmas baking…..
It’s the holiday season! It’s party season! It’s the season to eat! It’s CAKE season!! Oh my I love this season. I had a party this past weekend, have two parties this week, and I have a party and a luncheon next week. All of these events require a cake that easily transported. That means…..a 13″ x 9″ cake…lots of them. This cake will be partying quite a bit with me.