Holidays, Getting Ready for Halloween

I’m all about Halloween this week, transitioning my house from early Fall to late October with a little Halloween decor… Last year Skellie decided he wanted a Bubble Bath Skellie is known to be mischievous… One year he crashed the Ghosts on the Coast party and waved to the neighbors from the bench on the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Brunhilda

More witchy fun today, we’re going to paint Brunhilda and watch her fly away! I am using acrylic glossy craft paint and painting Brunhilda on a piece of palette paper Palette paper is slick like glass I highly recommend practicing your strokes and painting on a scrap piece of paper before you apply paint to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, French Onion Soup Pizza

This tastes just like French Onion Soup, except there is less soup,  more bread and lots of heavenly melted Gruyere Cheese This recipe is quick and easy, not to mention incredibly delicious… it will hit the spot with a bowl of Chobani Tomato, Spinach and Pasta Soup or a Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Maple … Continue reading

Set the Scene, it’s Almost Time for Halloween!

Set the scene, it’s almost time for Halloween! It’s time to have some SPOOKY fun Come on in, we’ve just begun! It’s all about the Boos you know… Ghosts and pumpkins all aglow The plate where you sit will determine your fate! Trick or Treat might be at your seat Or Dracula might have a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Food Bar Ideas

We love an excuse for a party or get together and love to entertain Over Labor Day we enjoyed a Hot Dog Bar It was so much fun! I started thinking about other Food Bars we’ve done and rounded them up to share with you~ inspirations for upcoming fall and holiday gatherings! Just click on … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs

I am traveling this week, and haven’t had time for art, so today we’re going to revisit drawing figs, one of the treasures of fall! Using photos or real life for a model, begin with a simple line sketch Select your color palette so everything you need is at hand I used a .05 finer … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Retro Party Chicken Bake and Sour Cream & Chive Beef Dip

Going back in time today with some favorite retro recipes, This popular Party Chicken was in all the Junior League and Church type cookbooks… The original version had bacon wrapped chicken, but I use ham and lighten up the sauce with Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup and Light sour cream Marinate the chicken in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sausage Ravioli with Butternut Squash & Spinach Cream

Fall comfort food! Only 6 ingredients, Italian Sausage Ravioli and butternut squash are baked in a delicious Parmesan & garlic spinach cream sauce Roast the squash on a parchment lined baking pan for 20 minutes Cook ravioli according to package directions and drain Put pasta in a greased casserole dish and set aside Put garlic … Continue reading

Home Decor, Octoberfest of Fall Ideas

Happy October! It’s time to think about Fall festivals, festivities and Halloween! Here are some ideas to get you in the mood Octoberfest Beer Garden Celebrate October with a cold beer and Octoberfest Sausage & Sauerkraut Balls There’s plenty of time to paint some cute treat bags You can see a tutorial for painting these … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Feelin’ Witchy!

Happy October! How did we get here so fast?? I am starting to feel a little witchy so let’s have some Halloween fun today! Today we’re going to draw and color one of Halloween’s favorite icons, witch legs When you are drawing something one of my favorite tricks to use is turning the paper Seeing … Continue reading