Fearless Friday, Holiday Chargers

    Is your tradition spending Thanksgiving weekend decorating for Christmas?         We always get a real tree, but don’t put it up until closer to Christmas In the meantime I enjoy decorating other parts of the house Especially the table!       Today we are going to paint some holiday … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

  I wish you all a very blessed holiday Season! As we gather today, remember this…         We are having an “upside down” Thanksgiving HHjr, his boys, and I will have the main meal early in the afternoon Later, when DD’s family arrives we will celebrate again with appetizers and desserts in … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

  And just like that, on Sunday it’s December! 🎄 I apologize for posting this before Thanksgiving I mean no disrespect at all… I LOVE Thanksgiving       I’m sure you’re busy with last minute turkey things, so bookmark this and read it later if you get a chance… The next few days are … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Holidays, Transistions

  Please tell me your house isn’t perfectly decorated for Christmas… With a beautiful table set for Thanksgiving too… and wonderful aromas drifting from your kitchen… It’s not?  Oh good! Because I’m in the stage I like to call a Holiday Hot Mess!         Things are migrating…         It … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Artist Gifts

  You know the old adage in sports, Equipment is Everything? Well same goes for art, artist’s need good supplies I admit, I have a passion for art supplies, of all types and mediums I have found some really great ones this fall which would make perfect gifts for yourself or artist friends     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grown-up Grilled Cheese

  Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the classic comfort foods         As a child I ordered one everywhere we went to eat, My Dad even got fancy restaurants to make one for “picky eater me”         There is nothing better than a Grilled Cheese Dipper with a warm … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Godwinks

  I have been trying to make November slow down,  and enjoy every minute of this peaceful month as we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays ahead         Thanksgiving is bittersweet to me My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving, and it was HH’s favorite holiday I lost them both too early, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Short Rib Ragu

  Similar to Bolgnese Sauce, this pot of ragu will be like finding a pot of gold after a long chilly day         It’s made with short ribs and laced with Parmesan         Full of meat and vegetables, this tomato based sauce was made to marry with pasta and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Holiday Orange Rolls

  I’m still working on our Thanksgiving menu…         Looking through my recipes I found these oh so wonderful Orange Rolls           The best way to describe these pillowy soft rolls is clouds           They are like eating sweet orange flavored clouds!     … Continue reading

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