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The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

What’s making your mouth water these days? Here’s what I’m thinking about making in July~  🇺🇸 🎆 Appetizers Ranch Fried Pickles from Lay’s Potato Chips Bleu Cheese Burger Quesadilla Queso Pizza with Summer Corn, Bacon and Chives Sides Potato Flowers from A Quiet Life Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Poutine from Closet Cooking Summer Cherry Tomato … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Power Greens Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing and Butternut Squash Ravioli Croutons

Now you can have peanut butter in your salad! and your pasta too~ I used this bag of kale salad mix to make prep super easy, but you can also make your own mix with fresh kale, shaved brussels sprouts, spinach, whatever you like Fresh ravioli cooks in 2-3 minutes and will keep for days … Continue reading

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Home Decor, a little Knob Magic

I bought this little cabinet a few weeks ago, with changing out the knobs in mind I love crystal knobs on furniture, and I recently put some on a dresser, see Chalk Painted furniture here But I wanted something more weathered for this beach house cabinet I didn’t realize how far off the door hardware … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Stars & Stripes

A sea of stars for the red white and blue A wreath of roses with stars too Stripes wave in the breeze and decorate chairs There are plenty of stars and stripes everywhere! Nothing says USA like good old red, white, and blue Our flag is our symbol, tried and true Salute to America, land … Continue reading

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Party Panache, Bushwacker Pie

One of our favorite adult treats on the Alabama gulf coast is a Bushwacker.  There are many versions of this “milkshake-like” cocktail, and restaurants and bars keep their recipes top secret Tacky Jacks makes a great Bushwacker, and if you’re feeling very daring you can get it topped with a shot of Bacardi 151  photo … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Full Moon Flatbread

Ok, I’m not sure how I came up with this pizza, I guess I was having wild cravings or my body was telling me I needed an odd assortment of  vitamins or something…. But I’m blaming it on the full moon and the sky blue pink evening I wasn’t planning on blogging this, just throwing … Continue reading

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The Organized Life, Outdoor Serving Station

Sometimes HH and I just laugh and say that we need an automatic door, like the ones at the grocery store, to accommodate the heavy traffic going in and out of the house… One thing that cuts down on the flow is setting up an outdoor refreshment station, it really helps slow down the coming … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Sesame Peanut Noodles

Here on Take-out Tuesday, I try to share recipes that are so simple and so good, you’ll want to hop out of your car and run to the kitchen       🍝  🏃  🚗 Sesame Peanut Noodles are like Asian comfort food, and my recipe contains common pantry items You can use Lo Mein noodles or … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Boozy Corn Bake, and a Bonus Quesadilla

Is there anything better than fresh corn in the summer time?  It’s perfect simply roasted or grilled, but here’s another way to serve it~ This is a great casserole that can be prepared ahead of time for ease of serving and it makes a unique summer side dish that will always be welcome The thing … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day! Somethin’s Fishy!

The men in my life are crazy for all things outdoors You can’t keep them inside And  they all are CRAZY about fishing You don’t see many recipes for seafood on my blog because I, cough, don’t like fish…  shhh….I know right? But I love to see others enjoy it and the guys do grill … Continue reading

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