The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Where did the summer go?? I’m not quite ready to put away my flip flops yet, but I am starting to think about heartier foods, creamy casseroles, apples and cinnamon… This month’s recipe inspiration list has fall foods, apples, sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds, plus a wide variety of vegetables… in so many pretty colors … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading

Creations, Painted Pumpkin Crate

Heartfelt prayers go out to all those in harm’s way from Hurricane Laura… 🙏 Welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop! hosted by Celebrate & Decorate and Design Morsels Are you ready for some great crafting inspirations? Be sure to visit all the blogs listed at the end of this post to kick start your … Continue reading

Party Panache, Safe Social Supper

Last weekend I had the house to myself so I called one of my BFFs to see if she and her husband wanted to come over for a casual “safe” dinner of appetizers and cocktails They did! I was so excited! I set up a buffet on the kitchen island It was too hot and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Turn Leftovers into a Magical Pasta Meal

. My son is always cooking wonderful meals for me but Sunday I had a chance to cook something special for him! . . He spent the weekend on the coast securing our beach house for Hurricanes Marco and Laura I wanted to have a good dinner ready for him when he returned, so he … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Just Peachy!

. In honor of National Eat a Peach Day, I’ve rounded up some yummy peach treats! . . Summer Peach Spinach Salad . . Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine . . BBQ Pork Wrap with Asian Peach Slaw . . Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Baked Cheese Grits . . Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Smoked Sausage, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, White Flowers

. After living at the beach for 4 1/2 months, I was excited to return to the “city” and my studio space for the month of August . . I did fall in love with watercolor during the past few months and wondered if I would feel rusty painting on larger surfaces with acrylic… . … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake

. Okay, let’s just start with this isn’t diet food… . . The good news is, you only need a sliver to satisfy your sweet tooth! . . It’s easy to make, and I mean, peanut butter and chocolate… AND cheesecake??? What’s not to love! . . 1 large package of Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Roses

. Even though I have done a little Fall Decorating I’m not quite done with Summer yet! . . The other day my son came home with beautiful bright roses from the grocery store marked 2 for $10! . . “Thank you!” “It was my idea” smiled Super Boy . . Of course the roses … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

. Whether your kids are starting back to school in person or virtually, it is important that we get back on regular schedules One of my grandsons is only attending school 2 days a week, but the other days he has to check in by 8:00 to begin his school day from home . . … Continue reading