Hey, I’m Patti

Life isn’t supposed to be withered by stress. We have to mix the bitter and the sweet moments to create a life of peace, love and harmony.

When I taught second grade, I set up a “Peace Place.” A comfy cozy area where students could cuddle on the shaggy rug with stuffed animal and a good book. The Peace Place was a space where they could go at any time, when they were frustrated with class or their classmates. They could go to the Peace Place and get some peace. Sometimes, as an adult we need to carve out time to get some peace in our lives. A moment to recalibrate and refresh. This is why I created Sweet Butter Harmony. I’m constantly trying mold what work/life balance is for me, so I can live a meaningful life. Just being a women can be A LOT. Live isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t be withered by stress. We were made to thrive and live our BEST LIFE!

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Stories From Nigeria That Will Make You Smile

9/15/2015 – My last day in Nigeria. Five years ago, I took two weeks off of work to travel with my mom and dad to Nigeria for a wedding. This was a true vacation, with no access to cell phone data and social media pings every minute of the day. I was riveted by the […]

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The Perfect Staycation Plan

How to plan the perfect vacation right at home If you’re like me, summer is for vacations, swimming, adventures and ice cream. This summer should not be any different. I looked at my work calendar and realized we had scheduled time off for our vacation to Mexico. Unfortunately, we had canceled this vacation months ago […]

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Sweet Butter Sunday #4 ~ Gratitude

Welcome to Sweet Butter Sundays A Time for Self-Care I’ve been feeling weighed down by all the tensions in the world. Full body exhaustion from everything associated with the corona epidemic. Pile this on top of working a regular schedule at work and my job was already stressful. Depleted because all I can see are […]

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Black Girls Hike Too

I am a city girl, I don’t do bugs, and my allergies are serious. Hiking was not part of my vocabulary and everyone I knew would agree. I knew my love for hiking was real when I found myself on the REI website reading blog posts on what type of gear to buy for hiking. […]

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COVID-19 + Love = Zoom Wedding

COVID-19 canceled our wedding, but not our love. But first, the grief Postponing our celebration – When things started shutting down and we shifted to working from home, I began to realize that our June wedding might not happen. I began to feel actual grief and sadness about my big day being canceled. We had […]

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5 Books by Black Authors That Will Soothe Your Soul

I find myself reading again for the first time in years. Actual books, with pages, lol. Ok, I also listened to quite a few audiobooks. The point is I’ve finally given myself the time and space to enjoy the written word again. Over the last couple of years, I’ve always had about 4 or 5 […]

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Sweet Butter Sunday #3 – Picnics & Poetry

Welcome to Sweet Butter Sundays A Time for Self-Care Summer Summer Summertime. This weekend has been peaceful and friendly. I watched First Wives Club on BET+ and it was so Bomb! I might actually think about paying for BET+ after my free trial ends (but I already have cable, Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, come […]

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Green Thumbing in my Quarantine Garden

Adding life to our home with plants Becoming a plant lady – A few months ago we a couple of plants.. and now we have 15… That moved quickly. Before I knew it, adding plants to my patio and plant life to my home had become my new favorite hobby. House plants have the ability […]

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