The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

  May is full of so many celebrations and occasions… We were planning to have a big Kentucky Derby party this year but the Derby been postponed to September… At least we can enjoy Southern recipes this month, with pecans, bourbon, and perhaps bake a Kentucky Butter Cake…   The Flavor/Theme of the Month for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mushroom & Spinach Tart with Garlic Rosemary Crust

This tart is a party in your mouth, full of wonderful flavors and textures, Fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic, rosemary… πŸ˜‹ And optional blue cheese and bacon *swoon* This is not hard to make, but it does require a little time in the kitchen to get the ingredients prepped to assemble the tart Totally … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Orange Scones

I recently saw a recipe from talented Chris at the Cafe Sucre Farine for Strawberry Scones that sounded so good, I had to make it asap The best part is all you need are a few pantry staples and fruit I had a few strawberries, but I also had clementines and 1/2 a pear that … Continue reading

Creations, Decoupage “Bottlescape”

  Thursday was stormy and rainy, perfect for an indoor project!           I had a large plastic water bottle and a pretty clear glass wine bottle, that I’d saved in my craft stash … I got out the Mod Podge, tissue, patterned paper napkins, glass beads and paint, and the fun … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Gloves

  I am continually inspired by my Monday Morning Bloom friends, Mary, Pam, Liddy and Shirley I always want to paint their beautiful floral creations When I saw Mary’s beautiful vignette with vintage blue dishes, white flowers, and garden gloves, I couldn’t wait to paint it! You can see Mary’s lovely post here     … Continue reading

Creations, Beachy Bird Houses

  Are you in the mood for a craft or project?     Let us inspire you! Now that we can’t run to the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby, take a close look around your house… You are bound to find some things to transform!         I’ve had these sweet painted birdhouses … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grab the Peanut Butter!

  If you could only live on one food for your whole life it what would you choose? Mine would be peanut butter hands down! One of my favorite recipes isΒ  1-2-3 peanut butter cookies         Three ingredients, that you probably have in your pantry right now, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Elevate Recipes with Hassleback Style

Do you ever make Hassleback Potatoes? Rosemary Hasslebacks Hassleback is the culinary term used to describe cutting a potato into thin slices but leaving the cuts just short of the bottom so the potato remains together Various seasonings and filling can be added between the slices before baking This dish was invented by a Swedish … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dishes, Fishes & Wishes

    Playing with fishes and dishes today         And wishing the Corona Virus would go away…         Nothing beats a little color therapy to brighten the mood         Make your spaces colorful, try not to worry and brood…         Bright place settings … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bicycle Basket

  Lately I’ve been experimenting with a looser style, I call it “Dab & Scribble”Β  🎨 πŸ–‹ A little dab of color and then some ink scribbles         Depending on the subject, sometimes I sketch first, and sometimes I just start with strokes of color as I did with the fox   … Continue reading