The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Whew, ok, so where did March go??? I guess we just Sprung right into April!   We have had such a rainy Winter and Spring in the South We only been able use our Outdoor Kitchen a few times ย I am hoping for better cookout weather in the next few months, Lots of BBQs and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, The Importance of Drawing

I recently read an article on Artists Network about how drawing regularly can enhance your painting, photography, just about anything you do creatively Even if you are an accomplished artist, the act of drawing regularly will increase your skills to be able to see things differently…see new colors, tones and values…discover even more about light … Continue reading

Holidays, Bring on the Bunnies!

  Now that Spring has arrived I will be hopping back a forth a bit between the “city” and the coast I have holiday decor for both houses It’s time to bring out the bunnies!         I did a little decorating in the city A frolicking Spring vignette in the hall   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Rainbow Dinner Bowl

    I am enjoying some beach time this week, my family is arriving today for Spring Break fun, but I got away early for a few days by myself       Our resident blue heron, Freddy, flew up to the porch to greet me…         He wanted to let me … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Happy Birthday Duncan Hines!

Today is Duncan Hines birthday! March 26 1880 – March 15 1959 Let’s celebrate with a round up of fabulous cakes made with his cake mixes! Here’s some fun facts about how these cake mixes came to be…Duncan Hines began his career as a salesman traveling the country before there were interstate systems and chain … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Sugar Biscuit Bubbles

  I made these for the boys for a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast treat, but they could be iced and decorated to represent any special occasion or holiday         These little pillows of lemony heaven will definitely brighten your day!         You can make a lot or a little~ … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Casual Bouquet

  After taking an art workshop recently, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own easel, and my own painting style!         During the workshop I experimented with painting on a new surface, Ampersand gessoboard This is really becoming popular with professional artists because of it’s durability and it’s much easier … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Thanksgiving

  Here’s a fun way to celebrate the arrival of Spring, Have a Spring Thanksgiving! Come on in, I’ll show you the menu…           HHjr smoked a turkey breast and paired it with white BBQ sauce ๐Ÿ˜‹         We used a bottled local sauce, but it’s super easy … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Oink Oink

  It’s a Piggy Palooza!         It all started when I fell in love with the tin MKC farm animals         Last Spring I fell hard for the MKC pink tin pig Polka dot ears on the front, striped on the back matching his feet and tail     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Tortellini Alfredo

  Last week HHjr said, “Let’s have a pasta bake for dinner Tuesday, I’m in the mood for some creamy tortellini…”         We take turns cooking, and while he was busy getting his boys to baseball practice and rock climbing after school, I threw this together for supper       Only … Continue reading

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