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    So glad you dropped by! There is always something brewing here at the painted apron, cooking, painting, party planning, gift making, organizing, tablescaping...I hope you will spend a few minutes here and find some inspiration for your next creation.

Tablescapes, Beach Bunny Carrot Brunch

  Two weeks ago, after much debate about the current situation, my son, his boys, and I packed up our cars and headed to the beach house Originally they planned to stay a week, but as things escalated and kept changing, 1 week turned into 2…         Yesterday, our governor issued Stay … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sidewalk Cafe

  We all need a big dose of fearless right now and I’ve found art to be wonderful therapy         I love to paint flowers, but lately I have been painting different types of things, thanks to the Doodlewash daily prompts, and I’ve discovered a have a mini passion for painting loose … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Home School Treats aka Pantry Candy Bars

  Home School started at our house this week         I know many people are finding themselves in a new roll as a teacher         I am really proud of HHjr, he is taking his new role very seriously… I’m now calling him “the Principal” He is tough!   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

  If you’re like me, you are in full swing Spring! 🌷 I am looking forward to lighter recipes as the weather warms and some Easter treats and dishes Easter will be different this year, no big family gatherings But it is important to keep up traditions, and celebrate in your own home with something … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easter Peeps!

  Welcome to Easter Tablescape hop hosted by Celebrate and Decorate This is sure to provide you distraction, happy thoughts, and smiles!         A little over 2 weeks ago, when the world was a normal place, I went to Trader Joe’s to get spring flowers to use on my table I was … Continue reading

Creations, Crafting with what you have

  These days at home should be cherished It is a wonderful time to really get creative! Challenge yourself to create something new from what you have around the house Or order online from Michaels and get curbside pick-up       Decoupage is a wonderful way to have fun, be creative, and turn something … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Happy Dots Glassware

    Let’s paint some happy polka dots today         These glasses were inspired by a recent purchase from MacKenzie-Childs         The minute I saw this Dotty Cake Plate I was in love… I decided to paint some glasses inspired by the colorful polka dots on the cake stand … Continue reading

Recipe Box, A Virtual Trip to the Beach

  Let’s go to the beach today   Sea Oats     and look for sea shells         The Gulf Coast beaches are closed right now       But we have our own little patch of sand         And a blue pool to keep cool       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Spring Patio

  A day or 2 before our whole world shut down, a mere 10 days ago, Things were just being discovered and changes were on the horizon, I ventured out to Trader Joe’s for some flowers         I seemed to be in a particularly yellow mood as I placed mini daffodils, a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Diner Style Onion Burgers

  I have to admit, I am really not suffering during this time of social distancing… First of all, I love to be at home doing my favorite things Reading, writing, cooking, creating…       I also have a resident chef, who has boundless energy and loves to cook!         He … Continue reading

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