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A Sweet Southern Affair

I’m heading to Raleigh this weekend for a wedding (yay! excited for a road trip and celebrating!) so of course I want to share a little inspiration for what will be a wonderful sweet southern affair. I’m thinking lemons and lawns, juleps and seersucker. Lovely and lively.  Follow along on instagram for photos of the real thing! Hope you have a great weekend too! xo

Cupcakes for Breakfast: A sweet southern affair

cakedaises | ceremony | yellow dress | bow tie | flowers | getaway | juleps | lemon souffles

Side by Side: White Flowers

Side by Side – white flower gold dots wedding cake and oscar de la renta cuff

cake // cuff

Why not throw a party and match your jewelry to your cake? I love this simple duo, especially the little gold dots that really make the cake and cuff special. Elegant and sweet.

Have a great Wednesday. Hope you have something fun planned tonight to get you through to the other side of the week.

Oh and ps. I’m over on Michaela Noelle Designs today sharing some things I love (and don’t love) right now. Check it out!

Daily Inspiration

Happy Monday, friends. Are we ready to do this? I just got back from a wonderful weekend away with my family for a wedding. It’s so nice to escape (if only for two days) from stress and annoyances, to be surrounded by happiness and people who love each other. It was much needed.

Today’s inspiration comes from a poem that was read at this weekend’s wedding. I love its passion and how it is encouragement to be optimistic for this kind of love…a beautiful and positive way to start this surely exciting week. And we all need a little dose of that, right?

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

image | poem

Vacation Peach Cobbler

Is it really already Monday? I’m still in post-vacation shock that I have to go back to (rainy) reality today. Wasn’t I just on beautiful Lake Michigan? Oh well. There’s nothing better to start the week than with something sweet, right?

fresh ripe local Wisconsin peaches for peach cobbler on vacation on Lake Michigan

One night on vacation, we celebrated the upcoming wedding with a big family dinner and I volunteered to bring dessert. Here’s what I had to work with: dessert for around 30 people, some great local produce, and an empty rental house with no kitchen staples. The result: a perfect pan of peach cobbler. And my secret weapon: Bisquick.

easy Wisconsin peach cobbler with fresh local peaches

So I can’t take a whole lot of credit for the perfect crumbly crust, but I concocted the idea of everything that I poured into that pan and to my surprise, it all worked out.  And vacation peach cobbler was a success! – Also, I think it’s pretty tough to f-up Bisquick. That’s why it’s great. Oh, and adding fresh whipped cream to anything makes it heavenly. No brainer here.

Peach cobbler and homemade whipped cream on vacation on Lake Michigan

Here’s the thing. Sometimes you’ll have to cut corners. Sometimes you won’t have flour or nutmeg or that special kitchen tool with you. Oh my, sometimes you won’t actually make dessert entirely from scratch. Get over it. What matters is what goes on when you’re eating your semi-homemade (cue nails-on-chalkboard Sandra-Lee grimace) dessert. Celebrating family and joy and outlasting love and the breathtaking I-can’t-believe-we’re-in-Wisconsin Lake Michigan view and sweet ripe summer peaches. That’s what matters.

vacation peach cobbler dessert for a big party

Vacation Peach Cobbler

This recipe will be rough and random. I dare you to concoct your own vacation dessert mess and see what happens. If you share it with fun, smart, beautiful, people – I promise it will go well. (And if not, you’ll be with people with a great sense of humor.)

Toss sliced ripe peaches with sugar and cinnamon. I used about 15 peaches, 1 cup sugar,  1 tablespoon cinnamon. Pour into a large baking dish.

In a large bowl combine Bisquick and milk. It’s roughly a 1:1 ratio, but I felt mine was a little too runny so I added more Bisquick. I used a little over 3 cups Bisquick. Pour this mixture over the peaches.

Bake for 60 minutes. Serve warm-ish and with fresh whipped cream.

Wisconsin Lake Michigan vacation peach cobbler with fresh whipped cream

Away on the Lake {Suite Paperie}

Hi everyone! It’s Becca from Suite Paperie. I’m very excited to fill in for Nikki today while she is away, enjoying her family vacation. Since Nikki will be attending a family wedding this week, I thought it would be perfect timing to share a free printable wedding card. It has been one heck of a busy wedding season that shows no signs of slowing down until December, and we’re loving it!

Use this elegant, yet fun card over and over again…even try pairing it with different colored envelopes to give it an extra pop of color. We are sure the couples will be thrilled to open something fresh – and don’t forget to write something extra sweet inside! xo

Suite Paperie free wedding card printable