Fearless Friday, Playing with Pastels

Being Fearless in art is really about dabbling outside your comfort zone     I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and detailed work lately, so thankful we were spared by Harvey and then Irma…     It was time to let loose and try something different     I went through a phase when … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Nutty Naan with Brie, Fig & Prosciutto

There are so many ways to describe this “pizza” I am not even going to mention that it’s super fast and easy It’s Fruity It’s Nutty It’s Cheesy It’s Savory It’s Slightly Sweet It can be made Big or Small It can serve One or Many It can work for Lunch or Dinner, Brunch or … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Broccoli Salad with Nuts, Seeds, Berries & Sweet Sesame Dressing

I decided I’d better make some comfort food salads instead of binge watching the news with Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread This salad, dressing and all, only takes about 10 minutes to prepare Don’t be alarmed by the number of dressing ingredients You probably have everything in your pantry The Sweet Sesame Dressing is adapted from … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Super Greens Pasta with Parmesan Pumpkin Alfredo

Thank you for all the prayers for our area, we were very lucky this time and continue to pray for everyone whose lives have been impacted Still spinning with all these hurricanes, I haven’t been in the mood to cook… I threw this together in minutes the other night, we needed something comforting to calm … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pink-tober

I’ve been having trouble getting much done these past 2 weeks, so much hurricane stress~ One minute we’re packing up to head north, and then decided to stay on the coast because Irma is going to impact much of north Alabama as well as now edging over to our coast… Our Orange Beach Publix is … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Elephants and Painted Jars

Do not be fearless if you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, please stay safe!  We are watching closely, feeling very lucky to not be in the path this time.   Thank you all for your concern and kind comments.  Prayers to all… Football season kicked off last weekend  🏈   🐘   ❤️     … Continue reading

Home Decor, Hurricane Watch

We haven’t had a direct hit from a major hurricane in our section of the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.  There were no pictures or photos for days as we wondered if our little island was completely underwater.  Finally, as the first reports were coming out and we watched a woman being interviewed … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

My friend Jodi tempted me with her Peach Puff Tartlettes last week I had the peaches and puff pastry, but sadly no almonds…hmmm… I did have almond paste, do you ever use it?  It has magical powers  🎩 Mixed with sugar and softened butter it makes a Umami type paste that can be used as … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Bread

We enjoyed a little twist on the popular spinach and artichoke dip for our game day food Saturday We were “Rolling with the Tide” on the coast This is party pretty without being labor intensive, creamed spinach, canned artichoke hearts, and dry ranch dressing mix for seasoning Add a little Duke’s mayo and some good … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

  Hello September! Here is my recipe inspiration list for September, a bucket list of things to try this month I always choose many more recipes than I can possibly make, and often times they transition into something else entirely, but it’s handy to have a select group to pick from at my finger tips … Continue reading