The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

March is always a special month, with St. Patrick’s Day fun 🍀,  Springing forward, and Easter  🐇  this year     I have a very special Chocolate Cake, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, that I’ll be sharing soon,   and lots of Easter treats…   So check in often and see what’s cooking! Here’s a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Savory Salad Flatbread

Have you ever seen this fruit paste at the store? I recently tried it on a flatbread with bacon and bleu cheese It makes it so easy to get that fresh fruit flavor without peeling, chopping, slicing, just spread it on Sprinkle cheese over top Add cooked bacon pieces and Parmesan cheese Bake Toss crisp … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Air Fryer Update

I wanted to share more of my Air Fryer experience with you We tried, and tried, and tried, and tried again…     Onion rings, potatoes, sweet potato fries, and chicken nuggets…       The onion rings looked pretty but they had no flavor       The chicken looked awful and tasted worse…again … Continue reading

Creations, Have Your Cake & Drink it Too!

  Do you know a beer lover who has a birthday coming up?     Make them a cake that they will truly appreciate!       Easier than going to the bakery!     A length of cheese cloth poofed and tied with wire around a dowel and stuck inside an empty can   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Luscious Lemon Raspberry Pastry

The birds were chirping in the South this weekend, temps hit 70 and spring was in the air My thoughts went straight to springtime holidays, and lighter tasting desserts after Valentine’s Day chocolates This creamy lemon raspberry pastry would be at home for breakfast, brunch afternoon tea or dessert The recipe was adapted from Susi’s … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Irish Gold

May the luck of the Irish be with you     And fill your pockets full of gold       May the sun shine brightly where you are       And 4 leaf clovers line your road       May your bowl be full of gratitude       And most of … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Papa Doc’s BBQ Smokey Wings

My son and my husband have an obsession for all things BBQ Here is the newest member to their fleet of  grills, 3 green eggs, 2 gas grills, 1 charcoal grill and now a smoker… notice the pretty cardboard and duck tape covered wheels…heaven forbid they should get scratched!  😱 HHjr christened the smoker by … Continue reading

Creations, Easter Basket Pail

Before I even finished my Mardi Gras Bucket I had an idea to easily transform it to an Easter decoration     Deco mesh has a mind of it’s own, but it can fill up a space quickly       If you don’t have enough to completely fill your vessel, you can use paper, … Continue reading

Creations, Magnolia & Cotton Wreath

I’ve been looking at magnolia leaf wreaths and price comparing…  whoa, some are really expensive… Off I went to my favorite Hobby Lobby to see what they had, and I found the perfect faux magnolia leaves They look and feel so real, and were 50% off.   😊 The leaves were in bunches on a central … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Taco Tuesday Dip

Tuesdays at my house are usually Taco Tuesdays because my grandsons are here and they love tacos.  They eat scrambled egg tacos for breakfast and chicken and beef tacos for lunch and dinner… Everything tastes better in a tortilla, right? Often I have a little taco seasoned meat leftover, not enough for another meal but … Continue reading