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Holidays, Happy Easter 2019

  Wishing you a Joyful and Blessed Day!       🥕🐇🌷Jenna 💕

Fearless Friday, Easter Egg Fun!

  A little Easter fun today with doodles       I first drew some very wonky eggs, added Easter grass and patterns, colored everything and topped it all with a sprinkle of jelly beans       Very fun!         Next I played with watercolor, making colored washes for eggs   … Continue reading

Creations, Decoupage Bottle

  Do you ever get an overwhelming urge to do something crafty?         One of my favorite crafts is decoupage It’s easy, it’s fun, no special skills required         For this project I used a wine botte, floral and leopard print decoupage paper, Mod Podge and gloss acrylic paint … Continue reading

Home Decor, Blooming Master Makeover

  One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to redo the master bedroom         A few years ago I got tired of all the serene green and added some floral and polka dot pillows to liven things up         But I got tired of that too, all those perky … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

  This is a “semi-homemade” salad made with the help of Chick-Fil-A and Trader Joe’s         Quick, Easy and Satisfying         A prepared cabbage and carrot slaw mix and fresh spinach are the base The salad is topped with cucumber slices, pineapple, green onions, cashews, chicken nuggets Vegetable pouches … Continue reading

Holidays, hippity hop, Easter is on it’s way!

  We usually celebrate Easter at the beach, but this year everybody has too much going on…         We decided to combine Easter with Charlie Brown’s birthday, April 16,  and have some family fun next Saturday afternoon…a birthday party Easter Egg Hunt!       CC and Charlie Brown’s other grandmother is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch

  A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…         I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, “MacCarrot”

  Today’s table is sort of an Ode to MacKenzie-Childs         MacKenzie-Childs has always appealed to me because of the creative ways their wonderful things are designed and painted         Their signature black & white check literally goes with anything, even bunnies and Easter eggs!         … Continue reading

Creations, Spring “MacCarrot” Swag

  I have been having a lot of crafty fun lately, inspired by my long time favorite MacKenzie-Childs Last week I shared a tutorial for bunnies and eggs       When a new MacKenzie-Childs catalog arrives, I pour over every page, so many whimsical wonderful things! This 24 Carat Swag caught my eye   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

  This salad is a MUST MAKE! It has a little bit of everything…         2 vegetables, broccoli and onion 2 fruits, grapes and pineapple plus 4 sources of protein, cheese, bacon, nuts and Greek yogurt! Winner winner Tuesday dinner!             Crispy bacon and fresh pineapple   … Continue reading

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