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Party Panache, Pineapple Cocktails

Don’t you think summer is officially right around the corner? I like to have summery cocktail to sip while the sun goes down Bacardi’s Pineapple Fusion Rum had me doing the hula when I saw it, and dreaming of Hawaiian pineapple fields Seriously, this stuff smells amazing! Mele Kalikimaka  and all that…[think Chevy Chase and … Continue reading

baked potato with bbq

Take-out Tuesday, Potato Pigs

A local favorite BBQ restaurant* in Birmingham, Alabama, features BBQ topped everything, nachos, salad, sandwiches and perhaps the favorite, baked potato There is usually a big pork something, like a Boston Butt, on our grill every Sunday.  And then there’s a big bowl of leftover BBQ on Monday. Talk about an easy, no-fuss dinner! Pour … Continue reading

recycled monogram

Creations, Recycled Monogram

How was your Easter? We spent ours with some rock stars and if you hang out with rock stars you soon realize, they are wild creatures, always searching for adventure~such as slaying dragons and hunting for buried treasure… and they hate to be bothered by papparazzi Babies Rock Stars grow so FAST! This precious onesie … Continue reading

Holidays, Hippity Hop, Happy Easter!!

No matter where you are or what your faith is, I hope the sun is shining and your tulips are blooming on this wonderful April Sunday! Are there bunnies in your garden? and Easter eggs to hunt? Do you have time for a cup of coffee or perhaps a plate of Peeps? How about a … Continue reading

mini carrot cakes

Recipe Box, Baby Carrot Cakes with Brown Sugar Icing and White Chocolate Glaze

I had to make some form of carrot cake for all my bunnies! It couldn’t be easier to whip these babies up~ I used a box of carrot cake mix, and added an extra egg and substituted coconut oil for vegetable oil Line a jelly roll pan with parchment and spray the sides baking spray … Continue reading

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Creations, Garden Stakes

I decided to give my flowers and plants a little encouragement this year some perky painted garden stakes to help them GROW BIG BLOOM and SPROUT Just for fun I glued  beads and bits and pieces on top My little garden girl holds the watering can at the ready the fruit and vegetable patch is … Continue reading

cucumber salad jar

Gifts from the Kitchen, Cool Cucumber Salad

This easy peasy recipe would make a great little gift for your hostess, a healthy treat , and something they could add to the buffet or tuck in their fridge and enjoy later A jar with a cute ribbon and tag will make the recipient  feel very special This is so quick to make, you … Continue reading

ham quiche with veggies

Take-out Tuesday, What’s in the Refrigerator Quiche

What’s for dinner?  Quiche!  Who doesn’t love it, and it’s a perfect way to use up leftover bits of this and that hanging out in your refrigerator.  Make it a super easy one dish meal by using a refrigerated pie crust, or skip the crust and make this crustless! In honor of tax day, my … Continue reading

Balljar bouquet 2

Home Decor, Ball Jar Bouquet

Collect some jars they don’t have to be all the same~ 3 quart jars, 3 pint jars and 1 bud vase in the center Fill the jars half way with water and form a cluster.    Tie together with a ribbon I put 3 large hydrangea blooms in the 3 quart jars and then filled in … Continue reading

carrot patch table

Tablescapes, Lunch in the Carrot Patch

Just like bunnies, I have quite a thing for carrots~ they have sort of multiplied around here just like bunnies! so it was only natural that they all came together   in a carrot patch!                 I bought this carrot basket last year on clearance after Easter It … Continue reading

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