Holidays, Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

A round up of red white and blue today, for the up and coming Memorial Day and all the summer holidays! Lobster Fest for the 4th Firecracker Chargers Strawberry Cheesecake Pie Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake Seaside July Flag Bottles Uncle Sam Hat Vase Firecrackers, Flip Flops & Flags Stars & Stripes Red White and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Since I’m vacationing with my family this week, I am resharing a watercolor tutorial for tomatoes After flowers, food is my second favorite subject to draw and paint, especially tomatoes The stores and produce stands are filling up with fat juicy summer tomatoes so grab some and before you eat them, paint them! These tomatoes … Continue reading

Creations, Seaside Shell Tray

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Hop hosted by Andrea from Design Morsels If you’re following the hop in order, I must tell you that Chas is a hard act to follow, she always shares beautiful creative creations! I’m at the beach this week, and to kick off the summer season I decorated a tray … Continue reading

Views from the Porch, a little beach time…

I am happily back on the porch at the beach house this week, enjoying sunshine, sea breezes and perfect weather The pool is back to it’s beautiful blue, and things are finally getting back to normal after Hurricane Sally last September DD and her family are here, the kids are enjoying the pool and a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sweet Orange BBQ Chicken Thighs

This recipe, inspired and adapted from my friend Lynn @happierthanapiginmud is perfect for an easy and delicious summer meal Our favorite part of the chicken is the thighs, skinless boneless thighs are not only inexpensive, they stay juicy and have so much more flavor than boneless chicken breasts The sauce is so simple and so … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bacon Parmesan Bites

This is recipe is an oldie but a goodie it’s been around for decades… baked bacon crackers This is a seriously easy appetizer that will please kids and adults alike~ A popular version is made with brown sugar, but I used Parmesan cheese instead Club crackers are laid out on wire racks on a baking … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Busy Bees

In honor of World Bee Day yesterday, I’ve been busy as a bee creating some bee things You do NOT have to be an artist to paint these simple bees! A few dots, a few stripes and Voilà, Bees! I had this metal pitcher in the pantry for watering plants and decided it could use … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Abuzz with World Bee Day

Happy World Bee Day! Last week some of my tablescaping friends participated in a Bee-utiful Table Settings Blog Hop~ The hop was hosted by Debbee’s Buzz The participants shared wonderful tables and information about the importance of bees You can visit the blog hop here I was so inspired I had to paint something with … Continue reading

Party Panache, Donut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

HHjr’s sons, Super Boy and Big E, both have May birthdays They are 4 years apart and their birthdays are 4 days apart Oh how time flies! They’re now 13 and 9 they each had their own parties with their friends and then last weekend we had a big family celebration The boys requested steak … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Ham & Asparagus Alfredo Pie

This Ham & Asparagus Pie is loaded with goodies! It is full of ham, bacon, asparagus, corn, and green onions, tossed with Alfredo sauce and cheeses and bound together with an egg milk mixture It’s another version of What’s in the Refrigerator Quiche Leftover this and a little bit of that… I had two ears … Continue reading