Tablescapes, Dining with the Fishes

It is finally warm enough to eat outside, and this table gets a work out in the summer months It is everyone’s favorite place to sit, and sometimes we cram 7 or 8 around this little table for 4 To celebrate the start of the season, I dedicated this table to FISH The guys in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Not your Momma’s Vegetable Pizza!

When you think of vegetable pizza, are you picturing mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, the usual suspects? How about amping up the flavors with asparagus, fennel, roasted garlic and Brussels sprouts? Get out of a pizza rut with unexpected combos of different vegetables Roast them on a foil lined baking sheet Use a store bought or … Continue reading

Creations, “Pillowcase” Curtains

Yesterday I posted about a new addition at the beach house where these curtains are hanging, just click here if you want to see more I call these “Pillowcase” Curtains because they look like a big pillow case when you make them These curtains were literally a spur of the moment happy accident.  I was … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Finished!! Beach House Addition

You might not think this is a special picture But it is beautiful to me…see that big green thing on wheels? That is the dumpster that has been in our driveway for the past 4 as in F O U R months…and it’s leaving! Hooray!!!! This little part of our unused front porch, 100 square … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Hawaiian Pizza Empanadas

I seem to be in an Hawaiian mood this week, drinking Pineapple Cocktails, so I decided to whip up some little bites to go with them Hawaiian Pizza [pineapple with Canadian bacon or ham] is one of our favorite combos so I decided to try it in an empanada version.  An empanada is a stuffed … Continue reading

Creations, Unexpected Inspirations

Inspirations can come from very unexpected places.  I have learned to follow my instincts and just see where they lead me…The other day, on a whim, I stopped by the Fairhope Public Pier and was greeted by the rose garden in full bloom Fairhope, Alabama is one of my favorite places to visit, a totally … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pineapple Cocktails

Don’t you think summer is officially right around the corner? I like to have summery cocktail to sip while the sun goes down Bacardi’s Pineapple Fusion Rum had me doing the hula when I saw it, and dreaming of Hawaiian pineapple fields Seriously, this stuff smells amazing! Mele Kalikimaka  and all that…[think Chevy Chase and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Potato Pigs

A local favorite BBQ restaurant* in Birmingham, Alabama, features BBQ topped everything, nachos, salad, sandwiches and perhaps the favorite, baked potato There is usually a big pork something, like a Boston Butt, on our grill every Sunday.  And then there’s a big bowl of leftover BBQ on Monday. Talk about an easy, no-fuss dinner! Pour … Continue reading

Creations, Recycled Monogram

How was your Easter? We spent ours with some rock stars and if you hang out with rock stars you soon realize, they are wild creatures, always searching for adventure~such as slaying dragons and hunting for buried treasure… and they hate to be bothered by papparazzi Babies Rock Stars grow so FAST! This precious onesie … Continue reading

Holidays, Hippity Hop, Happy Easter!!

No matter where you are or what your faith is, I hope the sun is shining and your tulips are blooming on this wonderful April Sunday! Are there bunnies in your garden? and Easter eggs to hunt? Do you have time for a cup of coffee or perhaps a plate of Peeps? How about a … Continue reading