Holidays, February Menus

  Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ This is a busy week!  HH is on the coast overseeing some construction       Replacing the pool liner is supposed to be a 2-3 day job, but the weather has been so rainy and cold it has morphed into several weeks         I’m in “the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

Happy Fat Tuesday!       We will be celebrating Fat Tuesday today with either Baby Beignets       or Crescent Roll King Cake for breakfast or dessert       and perhaps Mardi Gras Gratin or         a Muffaletta Pie for supper         And a Raspberry Cheesecake … Continue reading

Holidays, Last Minute Mardi Gras Fun and Praline Party Mix

  Even if you don’t have a box full of Mardi Gras beads and decorations,           you can still have a little Mardi Gras fun with a few flowers from the grocery store           and a batch of dangerously delicious Praline Party Mix         … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Love Letters

    ❤️  Welcome to the 2018 Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop  ❤️ Celebrate & Decorate’s clever Chloe has gotten us together to share table ideas for Valentine’s Day Be sure to drop by throughout the week to see all the fabulous tables!         Long ago, before text, email, and free long distant … Continue reading

Holidays, Valentine Love

Wine Cork heart   ❤️   psst…2 weeks to Valentine’s Day!     ❤️ Plenty of time for making Valentine crafts, gifts and recipes! Here are some of my favorites…   You can make a Ribbon Heart Wreath with things you have, a wire coat hanger and ribbon or fabric   Make a Candy tree or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Creations, Mardi-Gras Valentine Tree

I have officially declared winter to be over “Are you listening Mother Nature?”         We have been snowed in, iced in, and had frozen water pipes twice… in Alabama… that’s enough for one winter!!!             We have really enjoyed our slender Coastal Christmas Tree, but I felt … Continue reading

Tablescapes, a baker’s dozen winter & spring tablescapes

This is a baker’s dozen round up of winter and spring tables from the archives, for thinking about the fun stuff coming up,  and to perhaps bring spring a little closer!   Super Bowl Skinny Spread       Citrus Explosion       King & Queen of Hearts         Sweetheart Cottage … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cinnamon Roll Surprise

  We enjoyed these decadent and delicious sausage cinnamon rolls New Year’s Day       A cooked sausage link wrapped in sweet cinnamon roll dough drizzled with creamy icing ummmmmm….pretty hard to resist!     Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Grands, 5 to a can were rolled out a bit and flattened         … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sugar Bowl Santa

  We have had quite a Christmas in Alabama this year       After a devastating loss to our arch rival, Auburn, in the Iron Bowl, we thought our football season was over  😢         Then we got an early Christmas present Dec. 6 when it was announced that Alabama was … Continue reading

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