Sweet Stuff Sunday!!

Today's sweet treat: Peanut Butter Cupcakes w/ Dark Cacao Drizzle w/ Sea Salt!! 

Yeah, go ahead and drool.... 
A few weeks ago, I attempted a delightful chocolate and peanut butter treat, but honestly it was not the flavor combination I was hoping for, but THIS time, I decided to switch the order and do a peanut butter cake with chocolate topping. THIS ONE WORKED!!

What you will need for the cake:

3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 3/4 cup Cup 4 Cup gluten free flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

 Preheat oven to 375. 

Cream butter and sugar and add vanilla extract, then the eggs. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (Cup 4 Cup, salt, baking soda, baking powder).

Fold dry ingredients into butter/ sugar mix, then mix..

Add peanut butter and Greek yogurt, and mix well, but use a spoon - started out with my lil mixer and this was too gooey and thick and ended up EVERYWHERE! At least with a spoon, you have a liitle more control of flying cake batter! 
Fill each cupcake paper about half full - I did not have a cupcake pan, so mine are a little wonky ;)

Bake for about 20 minutes and allow to completely cool.

For the drizzle:

7 oz. cacao (I used 72%)
1/4 C  brewed coffee (I just used what was left over from breakfast)
1 stick of butter (8 Tb)
3/4 C powdered sugar

In a saucepan, pour in coffee and break up cacao and put over medium heat burner.
When cacao starts to melt, remove from burner and cut up and add butter and return to heat. 
After butter is melted, again remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Let cool and thicken, then dollop onto cupcakes and top with sea salt. Bam! 
This turned out exactly what my mouth and stomach wanted!! Soooo good!!



I am experiencing my very first UGA gameday away from the city limits. It. Is. GLORIOUS! No traffic, no drunk frat boys playing drunk street football right outside my house, no loud music, no girly shrieks, no ANYTHING!! Except a visit from my sweet grandma, some quiet vegging out watching a Burning Man documentary, and time to sew, create, and think! I think it is safe to say life is absolutely heavenly out here in the sticks.... 

Milly really took to grandma... 

 ...the house is quiet....

 ...and cozy...
 ..jussssst the way a home should be.
 Baby is much more relaxed than when we lived downtown.


What I Wore...

Shoes: clearance, Target, 2010, $12
Skirt: Thifted, $6
Belt: Thrifted, $2
Shirt: yard sale, $1


want/ need/ hear/ read

This floating beautiful bed! One day I will make one, but in the meantime, anyone who has oh, THIRTEEN GRAND to spend on a hand-crafted bed, I'd love to hear how it sleeps ;)
click HERE to be directed to the website..

"The SENTIENT live edge floating platform bed combines solid walnut with high quality leather. The border on the platform and lower part of the headboard are upholstered with hand picked leathers. The leather around the floating platform border creates a simple recess for the mattress. The headboard is discretely upholstered to suggest design and at the same time add a little extra luxury. The SENTIENT live edge bed is an excellent design statement combined with the natural beauty of American black walnut."

I need a new grill annnnnd I want one with a small side burner just in case the power goes out at the farm I can still cook and make coffee with my Chemex! The other house had a gas stove, so this was not a worry, but this gal gets anxious when the possibility of a coffee-less morning could be in the future!

Christian's pick this week:
I got this book yesterday in the mail for my birthday!! Whoop whoop! It sounds like the story of my life! Except I don't have months and months of snow... and this year I became a farm OWNER!! Still can't believe it sometimes!!  You can purchase your very own copy of this book by clicking HERE to support our local bookstore in Athens, GA OR just pick up a copy there!
The definition of 'barnheart' as Jenna explains:
"It’s a dreamer’s disease: a mix of hope, determination, and grit. Specifically targeted at those of us who wish to god we were outside with our flocks, feed bags, or harnesses and instead are sitting in front of a computer screens. When a severe attack hits, it’s all you can do to sit still. The room gets smaller, your mind wanders, and you are overcome with the desire to be tagging cattle ears or feeding pigs instead of taking conference calls. People at the water cooler will stare if you say these things aloud. If this happens, just segue into sports and you’ll be fine."


Snapshots From the Day & Midweek Mixtape!!

 I got MAIL!!!!
 Hello, Miss Cuckoo!
 ..Coop floor...
 Baby wanted to play in the water trough today, so that's what we did.... I filled it up TWICE ;)