The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

August already???

School starts back in early to mid August in Alabama, so when the calendar hits August 1, it really feels like summer is over…the heat will stick around until October though, and our markets and grocery stores are still full of fresh summer produce

Blueberries are still in abundance at great prices so

the Flavor of the Month for August is


Not only do blueberries taste delicious, they are so versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes both sweet and savory.  Did you know that blueberries are incredibly good for you as well?

Here are the top seven health benefits of blueberries:

  1. High in Antioxidants
  2. Help Fight Cancer
  3. Amp Up Weight Loss
  4. Boost Brain Health
  5. Alleviate Inflammation
  6. Support Digestion
  7. Promote Heart Health

So let’s eat some blueberries this month!

You can see photos and links on my Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board, in the August section


BBQ Chicken Pinwheels from New South Charm

Vegetable “Sushi”

Chorizo Cornbread Balls from Host the Toast

Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad Bites from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures


Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad from A Spicy Perspective

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts from Damn Delicious

Sour Cream & Chive Drop Biscuits from She Wears Many Hats

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Smashed Potatoes from Sweet Tea and Thyme

Main Dish

One Pot Pasta

Easy Buratta and Summer Squash Lasagna from Climbing Grier Mountain

Cracked Out Chicken Bubble Up from Plain Chicken

Beef Bulogi Korean Tacos with Asian Pear Slaw from Carlsbad Cravings

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken from the Recipe Critic


Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars from the Gunny Sack

No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Pie from Bread Booze Bacon

Peach Bourbon No-Churn Ice Cream from Home is Where the Boat is


Blueberry Biscuits from Key Ingredient

Peach & Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake from Julia’s Album

Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Here’s what I made from the July Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Pineapple  🍍



We enjoyed so many pineapple goodies!


Pineapple Smoothie from Listotic turned into my version of a Pineapple Smoothie Cocktail



Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites from Complete Recipes and BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Pineapple Kabobs from Butter with a Side of Bread were the inspiration for these mouthwatering

Sweet Chili Teriyaki Chicken, Pineapple  & Sausage Kebabs



Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa  was inspired by Spiralized Onion & Pineapple Salsa from the Painted Apron archives




We love Sweet Potato Nachos and had them over the 4th holiday weekend



Peach & Bacon Pizza and the Peach & Walnut Salad from Food Network magazine, July,

inspired this Peach of a Salad



Ritzy Vidalia Onion Pie was inspired by Cheddar & Ritz Vidalia Onion Pie from Turnips 2 Tangerines



Crazy Good 3 Cheese Zucchini Pie was the result of a different interpretation of Chicken, Zucchini & Fresh Corn Burgers from the Cafe Sucre Farine



Mississippi Sin Ham Sliders from A Family Feast  are definitely sinful sliders!

I changed the recipe up a bit by adding a mustard sauce for my version of Sinful Sliders




BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Wrap is adapted from Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wrap from It Tastes Better from Scratch



Strawberry Bundt Cake from Paula Deen was the inspiration for Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake

You’ve got to try the glaze for this cake, only 2 ingredients, sweetened condensed milk and strawberry jam



Another flavor filled month!


Thank you for your visit, I hope it was mouthwatering!



I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it, Happiness is Homemade  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

14 Responses to “The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket”
  1. Love to read your monthly lists! They are so inspiring.

  2. Jenna, I loved your pineapple offerings and can’t wait for the blueberry recipes. Blueberry biscuits are calling my name! It has rained 4 inches at my house since yesterday afternoon.

    • We are drowning on the coast too! I hope it’s not too much rain for your beautiful garden…since I can’t go outside today I will be playing with the 2 pints of blueberries in my refrigerator!

  3. says:

    Loving your paint bucket! Oh I do love me some pineapple and I like to eat frozen blueberries. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Jenna, we love fresh blueberries here Jenna, a staple in the refrigerator. All this months list look and sound delish. Like you, if it’s raining, which it is here cooking is on my mind! I love a rainy day at the beach sometimes……..

  5. Lynn says:

    Wish I had one or two of those kabobs in front of me now! Happy August Jenna:@)

  6. Jodi says:

    hooray for blueberries! I have really grown to love them over the years!

  7. Amy says:

    We love blueberries and they are so good for us. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things.

  8. Pineapple was great and I am equally anticipating blueberry!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    I always get excited to see your Paint Bucket and August does not disappoint, so many wonderful recipes! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for posting with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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