Fearless Friday on Thursday, Colored Pencils

Fearless Friday is early this week because tomorrow my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote group & I will be sharing our Spring travels. We are also having a giveaway, it’s a Mackenzie-Childs hand painted globe vase so be sure to stop by for that! Since I’ve done hydrangeas in acrylic and water color, I … Continue reading

Creations, Palm Bark Crafts

  Admittedly, I am not much of a gardener, but I do know a thing or two about palm trees       Every few months they need to be trimmed, the old leaves removed       And the bark stripped off the trunk to keep them looking groomed         See … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sausage, Cheese & Prosciutto Spirals

  There are a zillion, literally, a zillion recipes for 3 ingredient sausage crescent roll bake Some are baked in a rectangular dish, others are baked in rolls or bites, but the ingredients are always the same Sausage, Crescent Roll dough and cream cheese hmmmm…         I decided to make it just … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Cook-out Recipes you can cook inside!

  We will be watching the rain from Alberto tomorrow, but we aren’t complaining… We are so fortunate to live in the USA, where so many men and women have graciously served to keep us safe and free! Thank you for your service!       Just in case your picnic or BBQ gets rained … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drawing by Shapes

  This is a fun way to approach a complicated subject like a flower bloom If you break it down by shapes, and draw the shapes individually as you see them, you can create a drawing that is much like a mosaic       Pick a focal point and start building from there   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fruit Salads for Summer

  I am traveling this week, so today I thought I’d round up some favorite summer fruit salads to re-share These are wonderful for summer dining and outdoor BBQs Lazy Day Grape Salad this is an old Southern favorite,Β getting it’s creaminess from sour cream and cream cheese, sweetened with brown sugar, and topped with crunchy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Semi-Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu with Zoodles & Pasta

Are grocery stores in your area offering more and more items that make fixing dinner easier?         Many stores now have a whole section of spirialized vegetables in the produce section In the butcher department I’ve seen complete dinner kits, with everything you need prepped,Β  plus a recipe, are boxed and ready … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Italian Biscuit Bundt

  “I thought we were having garlic bread Gigi, that looks like a cake!” exclaimed Super Boy         This is such an easy way to make garlic bread, and such a fun presentation         All you need is a can of large biscuits, butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, An “Un Royal Tea”

    In honor of the royal wedding, won’t you join me for a spot of a tea?         ThisΒ  “un royal” setting is for just you and me!         Silver teapots shine on a tray with bouquets         Plenty of tea things and flowers to … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Flowers on a Chippy Chair

  Do you ever see a photo and think, “I’ve got to paint that!”           I started with a light sketch of the main flower with colored pencil         Using that as a guide, light color washes were added to determine the shapes and locations of the other … Continue reading

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