Recipe Box, Apple, Pear, & Walnut Galette

Galettes are one of my go to favorites This one is perfect for September and thoughts of Fall Yummmmmy caramelized onions … A tasty base for freshly sliced apples and pears You can make a fancy arrangement or just toss them on I did a combo of slices and chopped apples Now comes the good … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Boat

A little fun with pastels today… I am not a professional with pastels and know very little about this medium, but I do know they are lots of fun to play with and from the first stroke you achieve instant color gratification I photo inspiration pictures and make a collage that I can print out … Continue reading

Party Panache, Feed a Crowd with a Hot Dog Bar

For the past four years we’ve spent Labor Day gathered with extended family on the coast They rent a condo nearby and at night we gather our house for dinner A Shrimp Boil is a great way to serve a crowd, Shrimp, corn on the cob, new potatoes and sausage, boiled in a huge pot … Continue reading

Tablescapes, September Pumpkins

Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop hosted by Rita @ Panoply Be prepared to be inspired in many wonderful ways! When the calendar turns to September, pumpkins come to mind I love them all, no matter what kind! Real pumpkins or faux, Straw, ceramic, velvet or ones that glow… Big or small, round and fat, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Early Fall Home Decor

I spent the last couple of weeks in August slowly changing the mood in my house from summer to early fall Tropical flowers were replaced with sunflowers, fall colors and pumpkins Pumpkin plates bring Fall into the kitchen, pretty to look at and handy for serving I changed the Spring/Summer Chef’s vignette on top of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Flowers

Today we’re going to paint some colorful abstract flowers This is something I encourage anyone to try, it is simply dabbing paint onto a canvas in simple shapes to create a fantasy garden of abstract happy flowers Colorful paintings by Julie Marriott were my inspiration She masterfully combines series of strokes and shapes in beautiful … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Happy September! This month I am all about football and game day food All the recipes below are perfect for tailgating, football watching, parties or just family eating~ Easy to grab, tasty bites! The theme this month is Finger Foods Appetizers Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear from Martha Stewart Parmesan Onion Appetizer Squares from Kudos … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote September

This has been a challenging week, watching the devastation from Hurricane Ida and praying we don’t have damage on the Alabama Gulf Coast- the storm was just a wind and rain event for both of my homes and we are grateful Thank you for your thoughts and prayers… It’s September 1, Time for another Tale … Continue reading