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Inspiration Needed

Next weekend the Mr. and I are headed to the North Ga. mountains for our annual couples getaway. My MIL in law is coming to town to watch the children so we can avoid the mishap from last year found—-> here

Well now that I am trying to be more “domesticated” I have decided to try to whip up something special for our snacks and desserts during the weekend. Not having a clue where to start I am currently looking at Pinterest for inspiration. Here is what I’ve come up with. I’ll make sure to get pics of everything. Hopefully they won’t turn out like the cookies found—-> here.

 Hot Chocolate Stirrers. Source: via Robyn on Pinterest

                                                            Smores Martini Source: via Lindsay on Pinterest

                                                                     Frozen Hot Chocolate Source: via Mimi on Pinterest

When was the last time you got of town for a quick getaway? Are you traveling for the holidays?


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    Virtual Diva
    November 7, 2011 at 12:18 am

    An annual couples getaway sounds like fun. I’m going to add that to my to-do list. I’m happy if the Mister and I get to go for a night on the town, let alone a getaway. The Smores Martini looks yummy. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Efie Lynn
    November 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

    We don’t usually travel during the holidays but we do have an annual couples getaway every January & go to the cabins with about 10 other couples! You got me READY to gooooo… it’s always soooo much FUN!!!! BTW, you can’t go wrong with ANYTHING that has marshmallows!!!!

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    DaenelT @ Living Outside the Stacks
    November 7, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Everything looks so delish! Yum… Hope you guys enjoy your trip.

    I can’t remember the last trip the hubs and I went on together… I think that means it’s time.

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    Roses daughter
    November 7, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I need a couples retreat. NOW! No traveling for the holidays, my family comes to us on Christmas because we have the biggest house. :-(. We are going to my in laws the weekend before thanksgiving though.

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    November 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Have fun that sounds like a nice getaway. We don’t travel for the holidays but I think we are going to save and go to Disney world next Christmas

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary
    November 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Thank you for featuring my smoretini cocktail. I do a new cocktail every Friday…bet you would also love the most recent one. Coffee with Kahlua and tequila. I even wondered about that but it’s also topped with some vanilla ice cream and the tequila gives it a great bit of ‘fire’ – the only fire here since I didn’t risk the trick of pouring flaming booze between glasses like they do in Cabo!

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    November 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I need to make those hot chocolate stirrers! The couples retreat sounds fun and it’s definitely a great idea.

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    November 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Mimi, all of these look really good. I hope you and your husband enjoy your couple’s retreat.

    Hmm, thinking about it, the last time I went out with just me and my hubby was before my daughter was born. Yup, it’s time for another one.

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    Baby Shopaholic
    November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I suc at this type of stuff! No tips here! But it is great that yall are getting away, so lovely! Have a great time!

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    Optimistic Mom
    November 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Enjoy! Sounds like fun!
    And you definitely have some great inspiration for Yummy treats. 😉
    We have never been out of town overnight without our son…..and he is 4. BUT soon, very soon!

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    November 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

    They all look delish. The frozen hot chocolate looks the simplest to make. What do you think of making gingerbread ice cream cookie sandwiches? Super simple, just requires sandwiching ice cream between some cookies, pop in the freezer for ten minutes and serve. And if you want to get festive, roll the sides in red and green sprinkles so that it sticks to the ice cream.

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    November 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Those hot chocolate stirrers are such a cute idea! They get my vote. 🙂

    We try to get away few times a year (well more like twice). Our last weekend getaway was to Palm Springs (the California Desert) is August for our anniversary. I’m thinking of planning another trip in January. Time alone and AWAY is so crucial! Enjoy!

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    November 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I loveee hot chocolate!

    Couples weekend? How many other couples are going. Will there be sexy time? ( im all in your business! lol)

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    November 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I want one of those hot chocolates so bad! The couples getaway sounds heavenly!

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    November 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’ll take all of the above. They all look scrumptious! A getaway sounds lovely. Enjoy! We could so use one of those!

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    November 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    That looks so good (the frozen chocolate drinks)! We are not going anywhere this Thanksgiving but MAYBE go to the Caribbean in December!!

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