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Halloween birdcage

Holidays, Spooky Scarecrows & Happy Halloween!

This is what my pumpkin carvers are waking up to this morning! A “haunted” kitchen~ Some spooky jack o’lanterns and scary signs but a sweet treat box full of Halloween goodies is a great way to start the day! Now for some Adult fun!! The “SKHAIR BAND” welcomes you to the annual Scarecrow Festival in … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Cheesy Cornbread

This quick bread, full of veggies, tastes like cornbread but not quite as dense and heavy~ The inspiration for this bread came from the Neely’s Triple Corn Quick Bread from The Food Network I lightened up their recipe by reducing the amount of cheese to 1 cup and I also swapped  the hot jalapeno for … Continue reading

tortilla tree stack

Creations, Crazy Christmas Trees

I know, it’s still October, but getting a head start on the holidays is never a bad idea. I have already had orders for New Years glasses and Mardi Gras! So here’s a few crazy Christmas trees to get you thinking holiday and some stunning photos of October coastal skies… I saw this little tree … Continue reading

mushroom asparagus risotto

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Mushroom Risotto, No fuss!

Risotto has a reputation of being difficult to do well…that it is hard to make at home… But I watched HHjr whip this up for us the other night with no problem at all! This is one of his signature dishes and he said I could share it with you Make sure you use an … Continue reading

painted baby block wreath5

Creations, Chic Baby Block Wreath

I  was helping host a baby shower and was asked to make a wreath. The mom-to-be wanted something she could use at the hospital and then in her gray and white nursery I knew she would love something simple, and more sophisticated than diapers, pacifiers and rattles…maybe just some ribbon and the baby’s initials I … Continue reading

pear and squash soup

Recipe Box, Cold Weather Comfort Bowls

Here are a couple recipes to keep you cozy as the days grow colder~ I am sharing 2 recipes today because they are both so simple, so quick and easy~ One is not really a recipe, and the other one isn’t my recipe, I just borrowed it…  ^^’ As much as I love sweets, I … Continue reading

Halloween chalkboard

Home Decor, Autumn Home Tour

Fall home tours are so much fun, I love to see different decorating styles and I thought I’d share a few peeks of autumn in my house~ Even though some of my tablescapes get pretty crazy, my decorating style is fairly minimal.  I like to have a clean slate to work with because I am … Continue reading

spinach and chicken ravioli alfredo

Recipe Box, Spinach Ravioli Alfredo with Chicken and Asparagus

Have you seen this Alfredo Sauce? It is made with fresh cream and aged Italian cheeses, 65% less fat and 55% less calories than regular Alfredo Sounds good to this Alfredo lover! This recipe makes an 8″ x 8″ sized casserole, and depending on your portion size, you can indulge in this dish for a … Continue reading

apple fries

The Organized Life, Add an App to your iPhone

The other day I was at the grocery store and decided I wanted to make some Apple Pie Fries~ to check the recipe to make sure I had all the ingredients, I just tapped the Painted Apron app on my phone Do you know how to add an app to your iPhone  or iPad home … Continue reading

Roasted garlic and onion soup with beer and bacon

Take-out Tuesday, French Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic, Beer & Bacon

This is an amped up version of onion soup that you can make in a slow cooker I took my basic French Onion Soup recipe here and used Pumpkin Ale instead of wine and added roasted garlic The roasted garlic gives it a depth of flavor that is hard to describe, but let’s just say … Continue reading

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