The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

  Hello July! 🇺🇸     This month’s bucket list features lots of great recipes for the 4th of July or for any summer gathering I posted a mini version of this list last week to help get a head start on Planning for the 4th of July     It is full of recipes … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Gearing Up for World Watercolor Month

  A little watercolor play today as I’m gearing up to join the World Watercolor Month July challenge, hosted by Doodlewash A Charitable Event to Support Arts Education Featuring the 31 Watercolors in 31 Days Challenge! Artists all over the world do a watercolor painting or sketch each day during the month (or whenever you … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Preparing for the 4th

      With the 4th of July one week away, I’m ramping up my preparations to make it a smooth sailing holiday!         I think my favorite part of entertaining is the planning…I love the process of getting organized ahead of time…it eliminates last minute stress…If you can take some time … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Peonies in the Garden

  I will be on the coast most of the summer, but before I left, I couldn’t resist treating myself to some peonies from Trader Joe’s         I know, right???         Deep pinks and big bright whites!         I began to dream they came in straight … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fiesta Frito Pie

  One of the main dish recipes on the June Paint Bucket is Deep Dish Frito Pie from the Food Network The Monthly Paint Bucket is my way of paring down recipes I want to make, to a manageable list of recipes to draw inspiration from during the month, so I don’t waste a lot … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Raspberry Dream Ice Cream

  It’s officially Summer!   We celebrated the first day of summer with good old BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, Summer Tomato Slab Pie         And fresh raspberry ice cream for dessert!         For Christmas HHjr gave me the ice cream making attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts

  In the spirit of patriotism this week {Be sure to see the tablescape hop this week here} We are going to do some easy and fun painting today!         While I was updating decor in the city, replacing the daffodil wreath on my front door I realized I only had ONE … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tropical Summer Fruit Spears

  One of the best parts of summer is all the luscious fresh fruit and vegetables   Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream     Today’s Tropical Summer Fruit Spears are more of an idea than a recipe         These mini fruit skewers are not only party pretty, they are perfect to have … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Patriotic Blog Hop! I hope you get to visit all my fellow tablescapers for amazing inspirations, ideas and patriotic eye candy! Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?         It won’t be long now, the days just seem to fly by … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Pizzas

  I hope all the Dad’s had a wonderful Father’s Day~ HHjr took his oldest son and a couple of friends to the beach Wow, did they catch fish!         Super Boy caught this giant Red Snapper all by himself         A rainy forecast on the coast the weekend … Continue reading

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