Fearless Friday, Watercolor Summer Sipper

Doesn’t this make your mouth water?         Flipping through a magazine recently, I saw this frosty glass and thought it would be fun to paint         First a simple pencil sketch and then adding color to the bottom of glass         If you look closely at … Continue reading

Ideas for Fall!

    Make fall even more fabulous with these fun ideas~   Start the season off with some Apple Walnut Pie Fries with applesauce and caramel for dipping     Remind everyone of the season with some chalkboard art and an apple vignette     Make a FAN-tastic wreath to show your team spirit   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Flavor of the Month Round-up

Once again, thank you thank you for your prayers and sweet comments…I promise I am doing ok, I am back in the “city” taking care of the non fun things, and am with HHjr and his boys.  There is nothing better for my psyche than a busy house full of noisy hungry boys… Blueberry is … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Squash Lasagna with Burrata & Tomatoes

  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for all your much appreciated and comforting comments, I really have felt all your prayers, and continue to be overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness…y’all are the best…       Last week was very special to me because I spent it with my daughter and her daughter     … Continue reading

News

  Even though I sometimes include personal stories and photos on the Painted Apron, my main goal is to provide inspiration, information and stimulate creativity.  The Painted Apron is indeed a happy place for me because it prods me to learn, experiment, try new things, and share ideas. I have experienced a major life change … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fishy Fajita Buffet

As Labor Day approaches, the end of summer is not far away and I think we all anxiously await fall fun We actually have about 8 months of nice warm weather in the South, and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, aren’t you ready for pumpkins, … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Party Favor

I am taking some time off this week and re-sharing some of my firsts posts from August and September 2012. Please forgive me for not visiting and commenting as I deal with a personal matter, I will be back very soon!  Please do comment if you like, hearing from you is such a treat even … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Thanksgiving

This is a summer version of Thanksgiving, Lots holiday flavors in a no sweat, easy weeknight meal       Cranberry chicken, stuffing, string beans with almonds… You can have this entire dinner prepped and in the oven in 15 minutes!         First get the chicken going           … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

  Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…   Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes   My “city” kitchen … Continue reading

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