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Take-out Tuesday, Easy as pie Danish or Dessert

I wanted to make the famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce from the Grand Hotel this month,     but I had a half jar of pecan pie filling, leftover from Pecan Pie Salted Caramel Cupcakes, that was begging to be used…   And a can of crescent rolls…     Which would make this … Continue reading

Creations, Pink Ribboned Watering Can Wreath

So much to do, so little time!     I’ve been busy back and forthing, and wanted to hang something for spring on my door, that could stay up through April     I combined the watering can from the Spring Watering Can Wreath with the Spring Wreath Redo from several years ago,     Birds … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Spring Garden

Welcome to the finale of the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop!  What a fabulous week of tables we’ve been treated to, why… Spring is Springing everywhere!     Thank you to our wonderful hostess Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate!  The links to all the tables can be found at the end of this post     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday

We’re doing Fearless Friday a day early this week because tomorrow I will be hopping with my tablescape buddies with a table for the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop!  {see the links below}     With Spring in full swing, let’s do a free & loose watercolor bouquet     I keep an art inspiration Pinterest board of … Continue reading

Holidays, It’s All About the Bunnies!

Now that it’s officially spring, it’s time to think BUNNY!     Needlepoint Bunny     Busy Bunnies     Bunny Buffet     Asparagus Vase     Cottontail Bunny Bottom Cookies   Edible Centerpiece     1-2-3 Easter Baskets     Burlap Bunny napkin rings   Hopping Bunnies     Bunny Buffet     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Spring Radish Pizza

  I had some big fat rosy red radishes in an edible centerpiece     Radishes are one of my favorite things to paint and “play” with   Radishes and Roses And guess what?     They are crazy good on a pizza!     Cut them into slices     Drizzle with olive oil … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cupcakes & Cabbage

Last week was a whirlwind … 🌪     These are a few random things that were swirling around   A big fat cabbage got dressed up with a few ranunculus blooms     It was paired with some other spring vegetables for a centerpiece that you will see later this week     Then … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Just Dance…

🍀  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  🍀     Today is also CC’s 4th birthday! Wasn’t it only yesterday that she was turning 1?     CC is quite a little artist herself, and she also loves to dance     Just dance!     Her mom asked me to do a watercolor ballet dress for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Have your Centerpiece & eat it too!

      With nothing particular in mind, I hit the produce dept of my regular grocery store and loaded my cart with favorites and freshest…     Fat rosy radishes, a giant cabbage, a big artichoke, parsley, asparagus, bright orange carrots, along with simple white tulips, orange tipped spray roses, and a pot of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Lucky Shots

May the luck of the Irish be with ye this week!     And if you make these lucky shots, your happiness is guaranteed!     The ingredients are so simple you will do a jig  💃     Make things extra festive by decorating the shot glasses with a green sparkling sugar rim   … Continue reading

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