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Fearless Friday, Watercolor

  Tell  me, what do you see?         With flowers in mind, I dropped spots of  watercolor on a paper that had been dampened randomly Tilt the paper to create runs and drips I quickly used a brush to spread some of the larger drops into shapes I had photos of different … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Sheet Pan Zoodles & Pasta

  When I’m in the “city” my son & I tag team dinners, consult on the menu and I try to do the shopping to help out HHjr is a single Dad, and he takes care of our city house so HH & I can hang out at the beach as much as we want … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Jiffy Jiffy Cornbread

Ok, I have a confession to make…I hate cornbread… shhhhh! I’ll be kicked out of the South if word gets out!         When your husband is slaving over  making a batch of chili, and asks you to make cornbread, you must rise to the challenge right??         Shhh…never admit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Asparagus & Spaghetti Pie

    When I saw a recipe for Spaghetti Pie over at Julie’s Creative Lifestyle, I was so intrigued…         I had never heard of Spaghetti Pie!         After I read Julie’s easy recipe here, I googled around and found tons of Spaghetti Pie recipes I have made many … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Here Comes Summer!

    Before I left for the city this week, I had to have some pre-summer fun, And get outside and play in the bright spring sun       I’m off to see baseball games and a 3rd birthday, but first I just had to set a seaside table today       Spring … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Seahorse

Last week we had Fun with Watermelon, experimenting with different mediums.  This week I intended to do a rough sketch to refer to as I painted a decorative board, but I ended up getting a little carried away… so you can see two very different versions of the seahorse, one in marker and ink, and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Dressing

  This is touted as the best strawberry dressing ever         And it couldn’t be easier         4 ingredients         A quick puree         Voilà! Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         This recipe is from Cooktoria, and Tania swears that it is … Continue reading

Creations, Birthday Bottles

      I am just crazy about this Birthday tissue paper, and bought it one day with no particular plan in mind…I also bought some other bright and happy prints and stashed them away for a future project         I also save interesting bottles, like this opaque black 19 Crimes Chardonnay…the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 1-2-3-4-5 Bagels!

    Let’s count to 5         1 Bowl 2 Hands 3 Ingredients 4 Bagels 5 Minutes         Yep, homemade bagels with 3 ingredients and 5 minute prep!         Mix the 0% Greek yogurt and self-rising flour together to make the batter         … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Southern Favorites for Masters Sunday

Sunday at the Masters is a big day at our house HH and HHjr are avid golfers and inherited the cherished tickets from HH’s father they love to go for the first few days of the tournament, but always come back before the last day     We gather around the TV to watch as … Continue reading

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