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The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

  The March Paint Bucket is posting early because the next few days are busy! Tomorrow, Fearless Friday, we are going to have a colorful tea party 🎨 Then Sunday, March 1, it is time for Tales of the Traveling Tote 👜 with a MacKenzie-Childs giveaway Then on Tuesday, March 3, Super Tuesday It will … Continue reading

Home Decor, St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece & March Ideas

  With March 1st just a few days away, I think we are all thinking Spring and Green!           St. Patrick’s day is a favorite holiday around here, it’s CC’s birthday!         I got out my stash of St. Patrick’s Day things and a long white box with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Triple Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

  🎭 Laissez les bon temps rouler! 🎭 Happy Fat Tuesday! The last day of indulgences before the Christian season of Lent, a time when many choose to give up sweets and other treats…         Let’s go all out and celebrate with a Triple Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake!       This was … Continue reading

Party Panache, Asparagus Parmesan Aioli Fries

  There are a lot of recipes floating around for “asparagus fries”         I put my own twist on these by using mayonnaise in the wet batter       Mix the Parmesan and bread crumbs for the dry batter         Mix the mayonnaise with eggs for the wet … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “In Full Bloom”

  Recently one of my good friends, also an artist, sent me this photo from a Martha Stewart DIY       It’s a painted canvas with faux flowers added to make it 3 dimensional “You should do this!” she suggested… I couldn’t wait to get started!!         I looked at a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Table and Easy King Cake

    Come on in and join the Mardi Gras celebration We always celebrate when there’s an occasion!         There’s also a festive wreath on the inside of the door~ Why have just one wreath when you can have more!         The table is set with festive glasses and … Continue reading

Creations, Mardi Gras Mesh Wreath

  I love Valentines Day and all the fun Valentine decor, but in the deep South February also means Mardi Gras!         This year Fat Tuesday, the height of Mardi Gras celebrating, falls on February 25 a mere 10 days after Valentines Day… Time to hurry up and decorate!       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Honey Mustard Coconut Chicken

  This recipe really is easier and better than take out Chicken tenders baked in a luscious honey mustard sauce and sprinkled with shredded coconut           A hit with children and adults!         You can have this prepped and ready for baking in literally 5 minutes     … Continue reading

Home Decor, Accidental Dried Flowers

  Okay, so I admit that I am a terrible gardener… Which is ironic because I LOVE 💕 flowers         I love to have them in my house         I love to paint them         I love to create things with them         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Buzzzzzz

  Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ The 3D painting I hoped to share with you today is still in progress So let’s create a little Bee and Flower love 🌼 🐝         I looked at bee images on Pinterest for reference in drawing my bee It has been dark, rainy, and dreary so … Continue reading

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