Tales of the Traveling Tote, Fun in the Sun

  Ahh Summertime!! My fellow MacKenzie-Childs loving Traveling Toters are sharing tales of summer fun today My tote, “Miss Coquille” and & I are spending our summer doing the usual back and forthing between the “city” and the “sea”           In the “city” we have been watching the progress of my … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach, Plum, & a Dash of Rum Ice Cream

  Is there anything better on a hot day than cool ice cream?         How about ice cream topped with fresh summer fruit and made with a splash of Coconut Rum, Yum!           When I make no churn ice cream I usually use Cool Whip ย it’s sooo easy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Salsa Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Salad Wrap

  Do you have a tired zucchini, a lonely sweet pepper, a half of an onion, a bowl of cherry tomatoes?       Oh good!! All you need now is a little Salsa Chicken andย  before you know it, you will be dining on a healthy and flavor filled summer meal       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Roses in 3 Mediums

  A couple months ago I did a pastel painting of pink roses         The inspiration photo is a painting, “Pink Rose Study” oil on panel by Laurie Kersey         I started by using pastel pencils to sketch the large shapes of the composition, then I began to add … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pineapple Island

  My grandsons, Super Boy & Big E, are in Hawaii with their mom for 3 weeks We miss them so much!           In an effort to feel a little closer to them, I created a little Hawaiian feel on the beach house island         Pineapples, a tropical … Continue reading

Wildlife

  ๐ŸŽถ Ding Dong ๐ŸŽถ       “Hi, I’m Ben, and I’m here to do your annual Termite inspection,” he said “I’ll be back to give you my report in a little while…”         Why can’t real houses be fun to keep up like doll houses?         ๐ŸŽถ … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo

  Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo… Sounds fancy doesn’t it??         Can you keep a secret? Shhh… It’s super easy to make!!           This is courtesy of HHjr         He is the definition of a morning person, especially at the beach where He … Continue reading

Recipe Box, National Ice Cream Day

  Happy National Ice Cream Day!         Ice Cream has to be one of the best inventions EVER         I am planning to make Peach Ice Cream soon In the meantime let’s re-enjoy some easy blasts from the past!   Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream     Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zinnia Garden

  We are over halfway through World Watercolor Month, celebrated during the month of July, and I have had lots of fun experimenting with different watercolor supplies, paper and techniques I even have a doodle filled July calendar page in my sketchbook that I’m trying to add to everyday     I’ve tried to stick … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Must Make Summer Favorities!

    I was going to do a post of favorite stone fruit recipes today in honor of July’s flavor of the month Stone Fruit, but looking back I discovered I have posted a peach recipe round up almost every year…so instead I looked back through the archives and selected the best of the best … Continue reading

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