Creations, Repurposing an Old Table

Okay, I realize you might not need a Star Wars play table, but this is all about re-purposing and discovering possibilities… While I was on baby watch for 3 long weeks, while DD was having contractions and any minutes, I went sort of project wild to keep myself distracted Years ago I painted this table … Continue reading

Creations, Chevron Wine Cooler

There was a huge shelf of these on sale at Hobby Lobby recently, $2 Some of them were imprinted with the words Wine Cooler.  Hmmm….. I remembered a wine cooler trend a long time ago, you were supposed to soak the terra cotta cooler in cold water and then you’d place your bottle inside to … Continue reading

Party Panache, Artichoke Parmesan Pies

This is a brilliant little bite that I wish I had created, but all the kudos go to Pattie at Olla Podrida My 3 year old grandson ate 2! Fillo cups are so handy to use, provide a great vehicle for serving appetizers without being heavy We love artichokes and I serve them with a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pears, Poms and Daisies

Everywhere you look Spring has sprung~ bright colors and flowers all over the place These bright pear towels caught my eye, reminding me of blue summer skies and cool fruit salads I had just the plates to use them with They are much too big for napkins or placemats so I laid them out as … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bake

Hungry? Sausage biscuits are a Southern favorite, as are biscuits and country gravy Why not combine the two dishes into one make ahead breakfast casserole Make this the day before and when you get up, it will be ready to pop in the oven for breakfast I used maple sausage which gave it the slightest … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Fresh Basil Oil

When I saw this Fresh Basil Oil over at the Café Sucré Farine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some fresh basil~ Make up a batch and put it in a fancy bottle and you have the perfect gift from your kitchen, A most welcome addition to anyone’s pantry…. I used a handpainted … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Asiago Cheese Grits Cake topped with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Sprouts

The kitchen is one of my favorite creative playgrounds, and I often get inspiration from reading restaurant menus.  Las Vegas is now known as much for the restaurants and incredible hotels as it is for gambling HH and I visited Las Vegas several years ago and dined with Emeril and Mario Batali…well, sort of, we … Continue reading

Creations, Simple Wreath Makeover

When I was cleaning the garage recently, Refreshing Spaces for Spring, I found some old wreaths that I almost tossed, but then I thought wait, maybe I can redo these to freshen them up~ The section on the far right is where I hung things I want to redo The square wreath, upper right,  I … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Little Miss Fancy Dines

Once Little Miss Fancy had her make over she began to insist on her starring on very own table She has such an attitude now! “Why do I have to share the spot light with that stupid moss bunny? ”  she demanded,    “Easter is soooo over!” “But bunnies are always in season,”  I told her, … Continue reading