Take-out Tuesday, Tales of the Traveling Tote and Ready Spaghetti

Today is a very special day! It is my first adventure with the Traveling Tote group!     I have been following this group of fellow McKenzie-Childs loving bloggers on their adventures and was beyond thrilled when they asked me to join in the fun with my new tote, “Miss Coquille”!     “Miss Coquille,” … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Basket and a Special Sale

For years I volunteered at an organization that raised money for a local children’s museum and the main fund raiser was selling Valentine baskets Every year we put bought items in bulk for 5 different baskets, geared to children, teenagers, women, men, and deluxe baskets for anyone.  It took weeks to assemble these hundreds of baskets, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drippy Bouquet

Let’s be fearless today and play with watercolor       Lots of fun things  happen when you let the paint drip, run, and splatter…             step 1: light wash for each flower   step 2: add stems   step 3: a red rose swoosh   step 4: an orange swoosh and some dots … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hearts & Arrows

Welcome to the Romantic Table for Two blog hop!   Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate has gotten this group of fun and talented bloggers together this week to share some romantic inspirations with you with tables set for 2       HH has the key to my heart     A wonderful guy who puts up … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grapefruit Spritzer

I eat grapefruit like candy when it’s in season, and now I’ve discovered how to drink it too!       It’s been so warm on the coast, we feel like we’ve stolen days from summer       Perfect for enjoying breakfast on the porch           Recently the fog has been … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Reuben Roll-ups

Nothing fancy today,  just a tasty little sandwich to enjoy as an appetizer, snack or with soup or salad for an easy meal     Reuben sandwich meets crescent roll dough     With a spicy homemade dipping sauce     No photos of the sauce making, HH whipped it up in a couple of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pecan Pie & Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcakes

    This recipe from Karen at Back Road Journal has soared to the top of our favorite desserts list       I think you can probably see why…       What’s better than your own personal cheesecake cupcake?         Topped anyway you like!     I used what I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simply Citrus

I’ve been focusing on citrus this month and even though we painted citrus tags last week, I was itching to paint some citrus with watercolor     Just simple shapes and colors     I painted the whole fruits with the wet into wet technique, painting the shape and then dropping in deeper colors with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sausage Stuffed Pancakes

Ok, so I was going to wow you today with my BRILLIANT version of Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Mini Muffins, puffins if you will…     You wouldn’t believe how awful these things were Even lemon pie filling – desperate times –  couldn’t save them…     After several nibbles of the dry disappointing puffins, I … Continue reading

Holidays, Valentine Love, crafts, sweets, tables, decor

We celebrate all the holidays in a big way, especially Valentine’s Day XO rectangular pillow here         Not only is it a romantic day for us, it is HHjr’s birthday Valentine Birthday Dinner       My youngest son’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving sometimes, A Valentine baby and a Thanksgiving baby! White … Continue reading

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