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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.

Holidays, May Celebrations

My calendar says April 23… Is that right??? How can it be April 23!!! May is always a busy month, with the end of school, the approach of summer, parties, dance recitals and graduations… I am planning now so I can be ready for all the festivities, and have been looking over these holidays in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candle Party Plates

    Let’s have some party fun today and paint some festive candles   🎂     You don’t have to be an artist to paint these funky candles, all you need is a rough sketch to plan the colors and design     Some paint,* and several brushes * if you aren’t painting on glass, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easter Birthday

  Welcome to an Easter birthday bash!     I combined some birthday things with my Easter stash     A perfect Spring day     for 2 celebrations, hooray!  🎉                             It was a great birthday!!       Confetti Birthday … Continue reading

Party Panache, Confetti Birthday Bundt

We celebrated a very special birthday over the weekend     Charlie Brown turned 2!     He was very enthusiastic about it!     And LOVED his birthday cake!       I wanted to keep things fairly simple for his 2 year old taste buds     Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix doctored … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Travelin’ Sausage Omelet Rolls

  When family comes to the coast for a weekend visit, they leave early on Sunday to get home, unpack and be ready for school and work on Monday     We celebrated Easter and a birthday on Friday and Saturday, and after an early egg hunt on Sunday  {very serious business, egg hunts…}   … Continue reading

Creations, Society6 Spring & Summer

Just a quick message about a 1 day sale at Society6 today! 🌷 And a big THANK you for all your support! Everything is 20% off with free shipping, today April 17th!  Sale ends at midnight PDT society6.com/paintedapron     I have purchased a variety of things for myself and for gifts, and I am … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Easter!

  Happy Easter!!     We’ve been hopping around with our 2 smallest bunnies this weekend     With a lot of great food coming off the grill and out of the kitchen     Many of these recipes will be coming up on the blog soon But right now, we’ve got eggs to find! … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Spice it Up!

This is a fast and furious Fearless Friday     An eye catching glossy photo from a magazine was the inspiration     3 colorful peppers       Build colors with color wash layers and add tops     Add quick little brush stroke peppers     Pepper palooza!     Be Fearless and … Continue reading

Creations, Bottle Beauty

I had so much fun découpaging Fanciful Bunnies that I couldn’t wait to try something else     There were plenty of découpage papers left over     A cool bottle…     Mod Podge and a disposable sponge brush     I changed up the colors a little by using blue tissue and a … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Chicken Pot Pie Enchiladas

To keep ahead of chaos for holiday weekends, a big casserole, a one dish meal that can be made in advance, is my go to meal. My group often arrives at different times so it can be ready when they are   Enchiladas are not only my family’s favorite, they are quick and easy to … Continue reading

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