Tablescapes, Christmas Magic

After everything we’ve dealt with this stressful year We all need a big dose of holiday cheer! The bright decorations and holiday lights, Combine to make fairy tales and magical nights Christmas, to me, means red, silver and green Sparkle and wonder everywhere to be seen! Dangling ornaments and holiday orbs Try to look everywhere, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Salad with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Croutons

This sweet and savory salad is truly a holiday celebration in a bowl! Fresh strawberries, juicy oranges, buttery almonds on a bed of fresh spinach and romaine lettuce all topped with bacon wrapped asparagus “croutons” The fresh greens and red berries make this salad perfect for Christmas or any festive celebration I used seasonal blood … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peppermint Snow Topped Chocolate Cake

I celebrated my birthday Friday evening by the patio fireplace, with my family and a couple of very dear friends who also have December birthdays, we were safely distanced … HHjr cooked some incredible pizzas in the pizza oven, Sausage and Mushroom with Parmesan balsamic glaze, Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola, and a Hawaiian pizza with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Mistletoe

Fa la la la la, let’s paint some mistletoe! This beautiful rendering from Clipart Free was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch, beginning at the top of the mistletoe and working my way down, shape by shape When sketching a subject, don’t fret over every little detail or exact placement, use your own … Continue reading

Holidays, It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Come on in and I’ll show you what we’ve been up to! The Palace Guard is on duty by the front door holding gifts and a letter to Santa Poinsettias, potted amaryllis and a forest of trees are swathed in mini lights on the foyer table In … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peppermint White Hot Chocolate and White Chocolate Peppermint Treats

The featured flavor on the December Paint Bucket {my monthly bucket list of recipe inspirations} is White Chocolate Peppermint, perfect for dreaming of sugar plum fairies, Santa Claus, sparkly trees and a snowy white Christmas! Let’s start with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup… Or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Festive Owl Family

Today we are going to draw an owl family, all decked out for holiday fun! When I create characters, I use a combination of my imagination and photos from internet sources like Pinterest, Unsplash, Pixabay and Google I combine elements I like from the various sources and then add original touches to make them my … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas is Coming!

I am trying to get my thoughts together for the holidays, I want to finish getting the house decorated, check my list for gifts bought and wrapped… All the usual holiday stuff, but I am not feeling all that great, I think it’s just allergies and exhaustion… so let’s take a peek back at the … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a thankful day, celebrating your blessings in your own special way, Whether it’s full of turkey or virtual gatherings on Zoom I hope you can count your blessings and not the calories you consume! I hope you’re thinking of family and friends, and looking forward to when the danger of Covid 19 comes … Continue reading

Creations, Ho Ho Holiday Pumpkins!

Wait! Don’t toss those pumpkins away! I know a lot of people start holiday decorating as soon as Thanksgiving is over, it’s out with the Fall and in with all things Merry! But don’t toss those Fall pumpkins, they can really be fun to transform! You can dress them up with ribbons and hats, paint … Continue reading