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Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

  I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings         And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein…         But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch of  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Small Space Solutions

  Are you cleaning and purging and organizing and dieting and exercising and reading more and sleeping more and doing all the standard New Year’s resolution things???       hmmmm…       Even though I have a laundry list of things I want to do this winter, if art is involved it’s a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cinnamon Roll Surprise

  We enjoyed these decadent and delicious sausage cinnamon rolls New Year’s Day       A cooked sausage link wrapped in sweet cinnamon roll dough drizzled with creamy icing ummmmmm….pretty hard to resist!     Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Grands, 5 to a can were rolled out a bit and flattened         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry Tree

  We enjoyed a strawberry tree as part of our holiday fare     It was so pretty, and made quite a statement on the buffet       I couldn’t help thinking this would be so easy to change up for any occasion or holiday       like Valentine’s Day!   Bless your … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zentangle

  My current artistic passion is Zentangle         Even if you haven’t heard of it, I bet you’ve seen some Zentangle art       You do not have to be an artist to have fun with Zentangle!! Think of it as doodling with a purpose and a focused mind     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Bacon Spirals

  The other night we were watching a little football game       known as the National Championship         We needed a little sustenance to get us through…       It was a nail biter!         Thank goodness we had these tasty spinach spiral rolls to keep … Continue reading

Home Decor, Dining Room Drama

June 2017 “Hey, sometime when your crew has some down time, I would love to get them to paint the dining room”   My son, HHjr, owns a residential remodeling company, specializing in tile installations, but his guys are fabulous at everything, including painting Sometimes when their schedule gets messed up, due to weather or … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Nutty Broccoli & Fruit Salad

I chose broccoli as the flavor of the month for January, in an effort to eat healthier and You’ve got to try this salad!       I got the recipe from Julia’s Album and the only change I made was adding almonds         It really doesn’t need them, as the salad … Continue reading

Creations, CC’s Dollhouse

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for your visits, friendship and comments and letting me share my sometimes wacky world with you     One of the highlights of our holiday was passing down my daughter’s dollhouse to my granddaughter     This dollhouse was found at an estate … Continue reading

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