Take-out Tuesday, Frozen Cereal Pops!

Did you have a great Memorial Day? Summer is officially here! How about a nice cold popsicle? These were a big hit with the kiddos An icy treat that can be breakfast or an afternoon snack Even the kids can help make these easy treats Just fill a plastic popsicle mold with cereal, fill with … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Memorial Day, Be Proud!

  In honor of Memorial Day, I want to share a quick little story…     One of my very special friends recently took a field trip to Washington D. C. with her middle school aged daughter’s class     They toured and toured and saw and did, and then she told me the most … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ode to the Pineapple

Today is my sister’s birthday, Happy Birthday Sally!! AND,  she is not only as sunny as a pineapple, she was clever enough to live in Hawaii for a while with her talented architect husband and have two sunny children who are as sweet as if they were born in a pineapple field…     In … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mini Smorgastorta

It’s fun discovering new words and terms in the culinary world, and now words like panini, gyro, frittata are commonly known… Just about everybody knows what a quesadilla is, but have you ever had a Peach & Prosciutto Quesadilla? You can probably guess what tartlette means, bite size tarts like these Rosemary Mixed Nut Tartlettes … Continue reading

Creations, Watermelon Chargers

Last summer we painted watermelons     and made some fun glasses     Let’s paint some watermelon chargers     $2 white chargers from Hobby Lobby     A lazy susan is great for painting dishware, spin and go     A mix of pink and red makes a pretty watermelon color     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, His and Hers Pizza Cook-off

HHjr & I decided to have a pizza cook off with a little help from Trader Joe’s and Trader Giotto’s, their cute brand name for all things Italian… It was sort of a guy versus gal kind of thing… His was made with traditional dough, marinara sauce, sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni and mushrooms Hers was … Continue reading

Holidays, Painted Flag Bottles

Are you ready?     Memorial Day is such an important day in our country’s proud history, a day we honor all of those who have bravely served to protect our freedom…     It’s also the official kick off to Summer Do you have any special plans?     We will be enjoying sun … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Painting with Gold Leaf

“I could do that…shoot, I could have done that in kindergarten…”     Well maybe, but abstract art is more complicated than people think       Composition, color, focal point, light, all these things are just as important in abstract paintings as they are in more traditional painting     In the painting above … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blooming Watering Cans

This table was inspired by a watering can full of flowers     The result, no doubt, of April Showers     Things in my garden are starting to bloom     We took out some old bushes so there’s plenty of room     In late February the yard looked like this  ⬆️   … Continue reading

Party Panache, 1-2-3 Party

Sometimes you just don’t have days or weeks to plan a party or special event Like when you’ve been lollygagging around at the beach  🌴  for as long as you could and at the last minute hop in your car  🚗  to get home the night  🌙  before you invited the family  👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  over at … Continue reading