The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

The August Paint Bucket, my monthly recipe inspiration list of dishes I want to make, is posting a few days early this month because on August 1st I will be joining my Traveling Tote group for some table top fun, so be sure to stop then by for my Art in the Park Picnic   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tropical Glasses

I am a confessed plate-a-holic     My New Year’s resolution was NO NEW PLATES!   hmmm….     I had a little relapse when I was planning South Pacific, and bought these hibiscus plates     I absolutely love them, they are melamine, even the kiddos can use them, and we will use them … Continue reading

Party Panache, Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream

  Bushwackers are a cocktail craze along the Gulf Coast, with all the restaurants claiming theirs are the best     Last summer I made Bushwacker Pies for Father’s Day and they were a big hit         I decided to try an ice cream version, in a jar, for a handy dessert/nightcap … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pimiento Cheese Biscuit Bites

These 5 minute Prep biscuits pack a punch with pimiento cheese and french fried onions     I was inspired by a recipe I saw recently on Plain Chicken using fried onions and decided to amp it up even more with pimiento cheese     You can use plain cheddar cheese if you prefer, with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Power Balls

Are you a dedicated breakfast eater? I tend to grab and go, maybe a yogurt, or a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter, and I am fairly addicted to these peanut butter bites from Skippy     They are great for grabbing for a quick breakfast or snack on the run       … Continue reading

Creations, Baby Shower Basket Centerpiece

“hey Mom, do you have any ideas for a cute centerpiece for J’s baby dinner?” DD asked hmmmm… “Maybe something with a pretty bottle of rosé, she would love that for celebrating after the baby’s born…” she suggested “Where is the party?” I asked “At a Mexican restaurant, so it needs to be pretty casual, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sand Dollars and Starfish

A parade of boats is a common sight     from our back porch,  day or night…       Southern sea breezes make it nice to dine       and we linger here most all the time     Seahorses, starfish and a beachy bottle with glass       Are part of … Continue reading

Creations, Sand Dollar Beachy Bottle

I can’t part with a pretty bottle     I have played with this particular whiskey bottle before, decoupaging it because I couldn’t get the label to come off Bottle Beauty here   This time I decided to try milk paint {I found this at Walmart}     Milk paint is the poor country cousin … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bursting Berries

Two for one Tuesday! These recipes are so embarrassing unbelievably easy They are super super shortcut versions of summer favorites, Strawberry Pie and Berry Cobbler They deliver big berry flavor with very little effort, so they are perfect for when you’re exhausted  the cook’s day off     Strawberry Pie Sticks, 2 ingredients and a … Continue reading

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