Fearless Friday, Fanciful Pumpkins

  Have you seen the new fall MacKenzie-Childs pumpkins? Aren’t they fun??         Let’s make some of our own!         Step 1: Plan! I made a couple of photo reference pages to refer to while painting For the orange pumpkin I decided on white hydrangeas and pink roses This … Continue reading

Party Panache, Let’s Talk Football!

  Okay, so now that football season is officially underway, let’s talk about some ways to make the season memorable with unique party ideas and yummy noshes!       Make a flower arrangement in your team’s colors… I made this arrangement for the Alabama {red & white} vs Ole Miss {red & blue} game … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Scarecrow

  How do you feel about colored pencils? When I first started drawing, I loved to use colored pencils and markers They are still favorite mediums, You have great control, and many options to achieve different effects   It was so hot at the beach last week, I couldn’t even paint on the porch 😅 so … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fall Centerpieces, Vignettes & Crafts

    I am in full Fall mode, Enjoying football, wishing for cooler days and dreaming of pumpkins!         Let’s have a look at some favorite centerpieces and vignettes to spark some new ideas and have some creative fun!     Apple Tote   One of the first things I think of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fall Favorites

  I grew up in a household that loved to entertain and from the time I was a bride, LONG before there were such things as blogs or “tablescapes,” I have had a love for dishes and table setting…it is another art form for me, another way of creating something pleasing to the eye, and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Window Box

  Between traveling and preparing for Labor Day weekend I haven’t painted for almost 2 weeks! 😱   One of my favorite ways to warm up is to do line drawings, looking at a book or a magazine, choosing one item from a page and creating sort of a collage   The one below is … Continue reading

Creations & Home Decor, Fall Football, Sunflower & Pumpkins

  With Labor Day in the rearview mirror and a lovely few days to myself, it was time to have a little decorating fun at the beach house         As much as I enjoyed the “Life is a Beach” Tree, now it’s time to change things up a bit with fall, football … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tide Pride Snack Bowl

  You know the South is crazy for football In my household it’s Alabama all the way         Today we’re going to customize a snack bowl for game day         I found this snack helmet at Target on clearance last winter and snatched it up you can get one … Continue reading

Creations and Home Decor, Fall Decor Ideas and Crafts

  I spent last weekend in a decorating flurry         It wasn’t really planned…         I decided to pop into Hobby Lobby and see what was going on…         There were pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows, sunflowers, oh my!!! So hard to believe, a few weeks ago it … Continue reading

Creations, Sunflower Door Basket

  When I got back to the city a few days ago, I was itching to fill my house with fresh sunflowers and start transitioning my decor to late summer/early fall         I had an idea rolling around in my head for a sunflower door decoration, and decided to poke around my … Continue reading

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