The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May! Finally Spring has truly arrived everywhere and we can all dance around the Maypole!       I was truly torn choosing the Flavor of the Month, but finally decided to embrace Cinco de Mayo and the Flavor of the Month is Healthier Mexican, and see if we can lighten up some traditional … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ode to the Strawberry

Happy Fearless Friday!       This month, in the recipe department of the Painted Apron, we are celebrating the beginning of strawberry season in the South         You can see a round-up of great strawberry recipes here,  Definitely make the Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         Since we are winding … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Celebrating a Special Anniversary

This is the 500th Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch! Wowza, that’s a lot of tablescapes! In honor of Susan’s special anniversary, she asked us to share some of our very favorite tablescapes from our own archives How do I choose 5-10 favorite tables from my list of 270? I decided to pick … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Recipe Round-up

The Flavor of the Month for April is Strawberry, to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season in the South Here are some of the Best strawberry recipes from the Painted Apron Fresh Strawberry Dressing Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits   Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad   Strawberries & Cream Pastry   Strawberry Margarita Tacos   Pimiento Cheese … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Flatbread Lorraine & Crazy Combos

Flatbreads are my go-to favorite for a fast and fabulous meal You can call them pizzas, but that sounds so ordinary, and these certainly are not! I like to pile on vegetables so they are truly a balanced one dish meal I hope these combos will inspire you to go a little crazy and create … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sarah’s Luscious Lemon Pie

When I read about this pie over at my Traveling Tote friend, Sarah’s blog, I literally ran to the kitchen to see if I had the ingredients to make it I had eggs, sugar and lemon…yep, that’s all you need!         You also need a pie crust…which I decided to make from … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor

  Tell  me, what do you see?         With flowers in mind, I dropped spots of  watercolor on a paper that had been dampened randomly Tilt the paper to create runs and drips I quickly used a brush to spread some of the larger drops into shapes I had photos of different … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Sheet Pan Zoodles & Pasta

  When I’m in the “city” my son & I tag team dinners, consult on the menu and I try to do the shopping to help out HHjr is a single Dad, and he takes care of our city house so HH & I can hang out at the beach as much as we want … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Jiffy Jiffy Cornbread

Ok, I have a confession to make…I hate cornbread… shhhhh! I’ll be kicked out of the South if word gets out!         When your husband is slaving over  making a batch of chili, and asks you to make cornbread, you must rise to the challenge right??         Shhh…never admit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Asparagus & Spaghetti Pie

    When I saw a recipe for Spaghetti Pie over at Julie’s Creative Lifestyle, I was so intrigued…         I had never heard of Spaghetti Pie!         After I read Julie’s easy recipe here, I googled around and found tons of Spaghetti Pie recipes I have made many … Continue reading

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