Author Archives: Talia

Bake Sale Favorites

I’ve truly entered a new phase in mommy-dom in the past week; I got to participate in my first bake sale fundraiser.  These put the fun in fundraising!  I was lucky enough to be able to pick the brains of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cobbler

Last fall, when I was on a weekend get away with hubby to celebrate ten wonderful years,  we were served Chocolate Cobbler at a fabulous little restaurant in Dahlonega, GA.   In May a similar dessert was featured on Pioneer Woman’s … Continue reading

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Custom Chocolate Cupcake Toppers

Cupcakes are fun to make and can be as fancy or as simple as you want.  The handheld treat has been a staple of the kid crowd for decades, but has really come into it’s own as a gourmet dessert … Continue reading

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Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

  Jessica Day George has offered up a wonderful retelling of a very familiar story in her newest novel Princess of Glass.  Being a sucker for fairy tale retellings, this wasn’t a book I could pass by.  The originality of George’s tale is … Continue reading

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Creating a Party: Theme is the Key

August is a very busy month around here; within six weeks there are seven birthdays in our immediate family.  We have to budget for this time of year like we do for Christmas!  It is also a lot of fun, though, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Nothing says ”Fall” quite like the flavor of Pumpkin in baked goods.  Now that the national pumpkin shortage is over and Libby brand canned pumpkin is back on the shelves it is time to indulge your taste buds! Real Simple offered … Continue reading

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Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

Off the coast of Georgia, reachable only by ferry, lies a chain of islands.  At the end of the line is misty, mythic Selkie Island.  Purportedly settled by a pirate who married a mermaid, in bold calligraphy an ancient warning … Continue reading

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Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike’sdebut novel is an eye-catching beauty.  The eye is drawn to it like a butterfly to nectar.  A book this lovely needs very little in the way of blurb to get me to bring it home, and although I’ve been … Continue reading

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Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Do you know what unicorns, teenager girls and Alexander the Great have in common?  No?  Clearly you need to delve in Diana Peterfreund’s marvelous new novel Rampant.   Astrid Llewelyn always thought her mother was more than a little nuts.  Besieged … Continue reading

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The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Lost Quilter is the 14th entry in the Elm Creek Quilt series writtern by Jennifer Chiaverini.  These novels have also inspired three books of quilting patterns and short stories while the 13th entry in the series (really more of a … Continue reading

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