Tablescapes, Hot Pink Fun in the Summertime!

I am participating in a table challenge over at Cuisine Kathleen today…the theme is Summer Whimsey, she said “nothing formal, just fun!” Okay! I can do fun!               In fact, I just can’t think of anything more fun than flip flops, funky flowers, fuchsia and flying adirondack chairs! And … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Picnic Sliders with White BBQ Slaw

Don’t tell anyone around here, but I don’t like sweet tea….shhhhh….it’s almost against the law not to like this Southern staple~so I decided to try it in a different way… When I saw these Sweet Tea Chicken Sliders over at Half Baked Harvest I was totally intrigued~ The name of the original recipe is Sweet … Continue reading

Home Decor, Functional Centerpieces

Yesterday I posted about a fabulous dinnerware giveaway, and when it came to putting away my Villa della Luna , I just couldn’t do it! It was too pretty to stash away in a cupboard~ I often create vignettes on the kitchen island with dishware and produce, especially at the beach where storage is at … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Villa della Luna Giveaway!

Today’s the day! The Villa della Luna Giveaway! This gorgeous Pfaltzgraff dinnerware is enchanting, and so versatile…I have had a LOT of fun playing with it… It looks great outside It looks great inside It looks great set on a casual bar top for 2~ it looks fabulous everywhere! It is happy in the garden … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette & Monte Cristo Croutons

Grilled cheese sandwiches just got sophisticated…they met Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette and fell in love… You can whip up this Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette in a minute, just 4 ingredients you probably have Just put everything in a jar, season with salt and pepper and shake it up~ Crisp greens, fresh berries AND a grilled ham & … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Tomato, Mushroom & Pesto Flatbread

To tell you the truth, I was skeptical about this recipe, I like mushrooms but this seemed like a lot… But when I saw it was from the Cafe Sucre Farine I got excited~Chris Scheuer always has vibrant recipes to share HHjr had planned all the meals for Memorial Day weekend, I did the shopping … Continue reading

Creations, Chippy Shell Side Table

I have had this table forever, it’s tired and the paint is flaking off…I know chippy is trendy but this table looked bad~ I decided to try a little chalk paint on it to spiff it up, Annie Sloan Florence This whole project took maybe 30 minutes I LOVE projects that don’t drag about I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Baked Vegetable Eggrolls

I’ve had an interesting couple of days…I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that I was taking…my forearms broke out in blisters, my hands got painfully swollen and everything ITCHED…the only relief I could get was plunging my hands in ice water or swimming laps… I’ve been swimming a LOT of laps… Since, not … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Teriyaki Kebabs & Wild Rice with Vegetables

With a little advance planning it’s easy to whip up what seems like a weekend meal on a weeknight… I had been craving some grilled pineapple chicken kebabs This Island Teriyaki by Soy Vay is one of the most flavorful bottled marinades I’ve tried, and such an effortless way to impart some flavor into meat … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Villa Della Luna

I have some very exciting news today! Have you seen this Villa Della Luna pattern from Pfalztgraff? I bought some as a little secret present to myself in January this year, shhhh…..  It looks like hand painted Italian pottery~but it is actually very afforable It is so versatile too… you saw one of the Anniversary … Continue reading