Fearless Friday, Just Dance…

🍀  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  🍀     Today is also CC’s 4th birthday! Wasn’t it only yesterday that she was turning 1?     CC is quite a little artist herself, and she also loves to dance     Just dance!     Her mom asked me to do a watercolor ballet dress for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Have your Centerpiece & eat it too!

      With nothing particular in mind, I hit the produce dept of my regular grocery store and loaded my cart with favorites and freshest…     Fat rosy radishes, a giant cabbage, a big artichoke, parsley, asparagus, bright orange carrots, along with simple white tulips, orange tipped spray roses, and a pot of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Lucky Shots

May the luck of the Irish be with ye this week!     And if you make these lucky shots, your happiness is guaranteed!     The ingredients are so simple you will do a jig  💃     Make things extra festive by decorating the shot glasses with a green sparkling sugar rim   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pot o’ Gold Potatoes

I am thinking Irish this week, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday, and decided to try this twist on breakfast for dinner inspired by a recipe I saw on the Food Network They baked an egg in a plain baked potato which sounded good, but I had to jazz it up with a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flower Power

Ahh, the power of flowers!     Isn’t it amazing how flowers bring life to a room, a vignette, or a space…       They can bring an instant smile to your face     And make the world a happier place!     These crazy blooms     are bursting all over the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Heartbeat

This painting was commissioned by a special friend, {who also keeps my hair magically blonde} for her new space in an upscale French themed salon     She wanted an abstract that was sophisticated, yet pretty, interesting, but not too busy… Something to remind her to keep calm and carry on…   We looked at … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Light & Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells

I got the inspiration for this dish from Karen at Back Road Journal,     she recently posted a luscious looking Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces       My mouth was watering, but since we are trying to eat lean this month, I decided to lighten it up     Roasted … Continue reading

Creations, Spring is Blooming!

  Things are “springing” up all over, a constant inspiration to draw and paint blooms and bright fresh things…   Brushes laptop skin   Things will be blooming from April showers   Bloom throw pillow   Gardens will fill with a rainbow of colors and different flowers   Mary’s Bloom rectangular pillow The above “Mary’s … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini with roasted garlic and lemon

Gheff! Nope, I didn’t sneeze!  or swear  😂   this recipe is gheff, you know… Green, Healthy, Easy, Fast & Fancy!     Slice zucchini lengthwise into thin planks       Roasted garlic gives the zucchini a tangy sweetness that is not overwhelming and the roasting garlic fills your kitchen with a wonderful  aroma… … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Island buffet with Nora Fleming flatware caddy

“I thought your New Year’s Resolution was to not buy anything,” he said     “It is!”  I assured him     “You sure are getting a lot of boxes…” he said     Here’s the thing, in January one of my BFFs from Minnesota came for a visit and she told me about this … Continue reading