The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

This Spring is flying by, it’s so hard to believe tomorrow is May 1! Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, all coming up~ and we will be celebrating a lot of family birthdays too! There ended up being a lot of salads and lighter meals on the bucket list this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mary’s Poppies

My friend Mary’s husband is a photographer She recently shared a photo of poppies that he captured on her blog Awakening Wonders Isn’t this beautiful? My first thought was, “I have to paint that!” I started with a pencil sketch, drawing the focal flower first then tucking the others behind it and adding the stems … Continue reading

Tablescapes, May Flower Shower

I like to keep a seasonal centerpiece on the foyer table It was time to put my Carrots & Cottontails away and create something eye-catching for May It turned out so pretty and the first thing I thought of was a table for Mother’s Day… With this in mind, I set a table and deemed … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Broccoli, Cauliflower and Bacon Casserole

What do you get when you combine broccoli, cauliflower, bacon and cheese? Winner Winner Side Dish or Dinner! We had this as a side dish with grilled chicken thighs basted with Alabama White BBQ Sauce, it was so good! It can be enjoyed as a main dish too, as it is or you could add … Continue reading

Summer Dreams Salad

Our temps are really warming up and they have me dreaming of my favorite summer foods I can’t wait for fresh corn, ripe red tomatoes and the bounty of summer produce to arrive in the markets and stores I love to eat salad for dinner on warm days and this one is a favorite This … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painted Fruit with Simple Strokes

I have been in a glass painting mood lately Today we’re going to paint watermelon, lemons, and limes with just a few simple strokes If you can paint a triangle, you’re all set! For watermelon I use white, pink and a touch of red for the fruit and yellow and green for the rind To … Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Straws

Hello! It’s time for the monthly Creative Craft Hop hosted by talented Sara from Birdz of a Feather Thank you Sara! Welcome friends, readers and visitors from Decorate and More with Tip Today we’re going to make some festive straws for a Kentucky Derby watching party The Kentucky Derby Horse Race is always on the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blueberry Rolls with Lemon Glaze

After a busy weekend and a late night playing sports on Sunday, I wanted to surprise the boys with a breakfast treat to get them going Monday morning and start their week off right A plate of lemon glazed blueberry rolls ought to do it! These are easy to make too, a Crescent Dough Sheet, … Continue reading

Tablescape Ideas for Late Spring and Early Summer

Now that Spring has arrived and May and June are on the horizon, I’ve rounded up some tablescape ideas for Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Al Fresco dining~ Inspiration for these occasions! Cinco de Mayo Think colorful for this USA celebrated Mexican holiday A bromeliad plant makes a wonderful centerpiece Create eye candy with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blue Hydrangea Cake Dome

I used to have a glass painting business I hand painted glasses, and all kinds of tableware and sold it in local shops in my area I loved doing it, and enjoyed every minute I loved creating fun designs for all different occasions After about 15 years I was exhausted and tired of working just … Continue reading