Creations, Fall Craft Round-up

Are  you thinking Fall….🍂     After this HOT summer, everyone is already wishing for cooler temps and falling leaves…   I’ve been browsing Pinterest and my favorite stores for ideas and inspirations   I found the pumpkin dinner plates below on sale from Pottery Barn, and with free ship I couldn’t resist…they are  labeled … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good Coconut Chicken

Wait!! Don’t be tempted by that bucket of take out chicken! To quote my grandson Super Boy, “this chicken is reeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllllllly good Gigi…” And guess what, it’s baked not fried… And depending on the brand of corn starch used, it’s gluten free Dip the seasoned tenders into cornstarch and then into egg whites Quickly sauté … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting Berry Table with Summer Fruit Pizza

I know there’s talk of fall in the air But here there are still berries bursting everywhere A summer fruit pizza sounds really good You might think you won’t like it, but I think you would… Sweet fruits and salty cheese, toasted in the oven…Yes Please! Labor Day signals that summer is done But as … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lobster Trap Buoys

My new passion is  lobster trap buoys Recently pictured on the cover of Coastal Living magazine, they are so colorful and full of personality   And inside the magazine I discovered the artist Trip Park and his wonderful lobster buoy paintings     I mentioned him the other day when I was doing some Instant … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dining Faux Alfresco

Is it hot where you are?  😅 I was inland a few weeks ago, missing the sea breezes  🌴     It was too hot out on the patio so we dined “faux alfresco”       A cool garden awaited inside that day     Instead of bushes there were flowering bouquets     … Continue reading

Home Decor, Instant Decorating

  This painted vintage window hangs in one of the beach house bedrooms     Brightly colored Caribbean cottages are painted on the window and flanked by similar metal cottages     Yellow walls, bright colors and a sunny switch plate…     This room is also where my daughter, “Miss Gray & White,” and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Corn Carbonara

This is a perfect summer dish It’s light, it’s satisfying, it’s delicious and it’s creaminess comes from fresh summer corn  🌽 Get the pasta cooking* while you are making the sauce *Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, stir it down, cover it, and turn the burner OFF.  Let it sit there … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Magic

Hate bleu cheese?  Wait!!  These ideas and recipes will work with other cheeses too! When I was growing up I thought bleu cheese was beyond disgusting… So I totally get it… But my mother loved it…and at some point, I grew up and learned to love things other than peanut butter Now I think bleu … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art in Bloom

Does art imitate life?   Or does life imitate art?     I don’t have a tutorial for this painting, but I do have a framing idea that might be considered a little fearless     I love to change the scenery on our mantel and often use this large empty frame     This … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sunny Summer Seaside Picnic

  We’re dining alfresco today and joining Chloe for the Celebrate and Decorate blog hop!     Please come right in, I’m so glad you’re here!     We live on the coast this time of the year…     And most of the time you’ll find us up here     Under the arbor, … Continue reading