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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.

The Organized Life, Blueberry Shortcake Bread Pudding

This Blueberry Crossiant Puff recipe from Olla-Podrida is on my bucket list this month, all I needed was an excuse to make it     Our Birthday Celebration weekend was the perfect occasion to have this breakfast or dessert bread pudding on hand to feed hungry faces I baked it before the family arrived and … Continue reading


Fearless Friday, “Dreams & Plans”

Fearless Friday is all about letting go, trying new things, and having fun with a paint brush     We talked about the art of Getting Started recently,     While I’m working on the large canvas above, I wanted to share a painting I did several years ago which was inspired by several other … Continue reading


Tablescapes, Autumn Leaves & Pumpkin Table with Chandy Wreath

On the Gulf Coast of Alabama, October weather is stunning with bright blue skies, sparkling waters, and breathtaking pink sunsets Perfect for outdoor dining! It can be breezy though,  and it’s hard to keep real candles lit,  even in deep holders and lanterns I made a battery lit lantern to use on the table, which … Continue reading


Party Panache, Birthday Weekend with Spooky Snack Buffet & Skellie Bone Bites

We combined birthday celebrating with a little spooky Halloween fun last weekend     The Hospitality Buffet we used for guests earlier this fall was such a hit, I decided to use it for a family birthday weekend     A  chalk board birthday sign was front and center     Along with some party … Continue reading


Take-out Tuesday, Tipsy Witch Salted Caramel Ice Cream

What happens when you spike your Salted Caramel Ice Cream with a little bourbon?     Why, you get a tipsy witch!   And you don’t know what she’ll do!     I have had a lot of experience with a tipsy witch or two…     Bottoms up is their motto!     They … Continue reading


Recipe Box, Zucchini Hassleback Heros

Do you like Italian style submarine sandwiches or heros, loaded with Italian meats and cheese?     Italian sandwiches are one of our very favorites     This is a lightened up, lower carb version     All the wonderful decadence, minus the bread     I used salami, ham, Manchego, Parmesan, Italian dressing and … Continue reading


Fearless Friday, Painted Pattern Pumpkins

I must confess, I haven’t done any serious painting in several weeks, I’ve been too busy entertaining pirates Playing with fall decor and painting birthday things These fast and easy pirate signs were made by drawing a simple skull and bones on a piece of white paper, coloring with markers, and sticking them on sign … Continue reading


Recipe Box, Pumpkin Patch Salad

  This salad looks fancy but it’s oh so easy     It’s just salad greens, sliced apples, cranberries, walnuts & pepitas     BUT!  Put it on a pumpkin plate and add a perky orange pepper     Cut the top off so you can fill it with salad     Serve it with … Continue reading


Halloween Tablescape Link Party

  Welcome to our Halloween Tablescape Link Party.  We hope you join in the fun!  Linda and Christine set this party up and invited me and a few other ladies to co-host. The fun graphic was created by Linda   Hosted By: Linda @ Life and Linda Christine @ Rustic-Refined Jenna @ The Painted Apron Sheila @ My Kentucky … Continue reading


Take-out Tuesday, Ham & Cheese Pumpkin Pies

Have you caught pumpkin fever?     I always get a serious case of it every fall  😷   You just can’t have too many pumpkins!     We’re going to make some “pumpkin pies” today inspired by  Cranberry Pecan Pie Crust Leaves from Home is Where the Boat is.  See Mary’s beautiful leaves here … Continue reading

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