Holidays, Spooky Scarecrows & Happy Halloween!

This is what my pumpkin carvers are waking up to this morning! A “haunted” kitchen~ Some spooky jack o’lanterns and scary signs but a sweet treat box full of Halloween goodies is a great way to start the day! Now for some Adult fun!! The “SKHAIR BAND” welcomes you to the annual Scarecrow Festival in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Cheesy Cornbread

This quick bread, full of veggies, tastes like cornbread but not quite as dense and heavy~ The inspiration for this bread came from the Neely’s Triple Corn Quick Bread from The Food Network I lightened up their recipe by reducing the amount of cheese to 1 cup and I also swapped  the hot jalapeno for … Continue reading

Creations, Crazy Christmas Trees

I know, it’s still October, but getting a head start on the holidays is never a bad idea. I have already had orders for New Years glasses and Mardi Gras! So here’s a few crazy Christmas trees to get you thinking holiday and some stunning photos of October coastal skies… I saw this little tree … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Mushroom Risotto, No fuss!

Risotto has a reputation of being difficult to do well…that it is hard to make at home… But I watched HHjr whip this up for us the other night with no problem at all! This is one of his signature dishes and he said I could share it with you Make sure you use an … Continue reading

Creations, Chic Baby Block Wreath

I  was helping host a baby shower and was asked to make a wreath. The mom-to-be wanted something she could use at the hospital and then in her gray and white nursery I knew she would love something simple, and more sophisticated than diapers, pacifiers and rattles…maybe just some ribbon and the baby’s initials I … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cold Weather Comfort Bowls

Here are a couple recipes to keep you cozy as the days grow colder~ I am sharing 2 recipes today because they are both so simple, so quick and easy~ One is not really a recipe, and the other one isn’t my recipe, I just borrowed it…  ^^’ As much as I love sweets, I … Continue reading

Home Decor, Autumn Home Tour

Fall home tours are so much fun, I love to see different decorating styles and I thought I’d share a few peeks of autumn in my house~ Even though some of my tablescapes get pretty crazy, my decorating style is fairly minimal.  I like to have a clean slate to work with because I am … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach Ravioli Alfredo with Chicken and Asparagus

Have you seen this Alfredo Sauce? It is made with fresh cream and aged Italian cheeses, 65% less fat and 55% less calories than regular Alfredo Sounds good to this Alfredo lover! This recipe makes an 8″ x 8″ sized casserole, and depending on your portion size, you can indulge in this dish for a … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Add an App to your iPhone

The other day I was at the grocery store and decided I wanted to make some Apple Pie Fries~ to check the recipe to make sure I had all the ingredients, I just tapped the Painted Apron app on my phone Do you know how to add an app to your iPhone  or iPad home … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, French Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic, Beer & Bacon

This is an amped up version of onion soup that you can make in a slow cooker I took my basic French Onion Soup recipe here and used Pumpkin Ale instead of wine and added roasted garlic The roasted garlic gives it a depth of flavor that is hard to describe, but let’s just say … Continue reading