Fearless Friday, Watercolor Hibiscus

  “Hey Gigi, can I paint too?” “I want to paint!” CC and Big E proceeded to join me for a little watercolor fun         I got 2 hibiscus trees for either side of the outdoor kitchen, one red and one “fiesta”         The blooms are just gorgeous!   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

  June is just around the corner, Are you ready for a new season?       Things are already heating up in the South so this month I want to make easy summer food       incorporating a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables, but still family friendly     The flavor of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Kid Friendly Charcuterie Buffet

  My family was arriving at dinner time last Thursday for the holiday weekend, which makes dinner itself tricky… No one wants to sit down and eat right when they get here The littles are excited and want to run around, The adults want to unpack, get settled and have a cocktail In the past … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pineapple Teriyaki BBQ Chicken & Bacon Kebabs

  Summer is here!         There was a constant boat parade in front of our house the past 3 days People celebrating and flags flying!         We kicked off the weekend with Pineapple Teriyaki BBQ Chicken and Bacon Kebabs         This recipe is a crowd pleaser … Continue reading

Holidays, Bring the beach to you!

  Happy Memorial Day Eve! In the United States we celebrate Memorial day to honor all those that have served our country and sacrificed so much for our freedom         It is also represents the beginning of Summer!         Summer means a trip to the beach for many people, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.Β  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.Β  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ranch Monkey Muffins

  My family loves biscuits and bubble ups made with biscuits, Salsa Bread is always requested, It’s perfect for easy entertaining       When I saw Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls from Love Bakes Good Cakes, I knew they were a Must Try         Canned biscuits, crispy bacon, ranch dressing … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cactus Cantina

    In keeping with my crazy for cactus phase it was great fun to entertain some friends with a casual patio party           The patio turned into a Cactus Cantina!         It featured a watermelon flowering cactus         Cactus tidbit plates were ready for … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Corn Salad Cups

  The glorious weather we’ve been having in the South was begging for a food and friends gathering on the patio late Saturday afternoon         I made a super simple super tasty appetizer that is fantastic for outdoor entertaining         A crunchy salad with roasted corn served in a … Continue reading

Holidays, Smooth Sailing to Memorial Day

  Can you believe Memorial Day is only a week away? Such an important holiday to honor all that have served I’m heading to the coast soon to get ready for a long weekend with family Time to start thinking about food and decorations… Β I rounded up some of my very favorites for inspiration The … Continue reading

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