Recipe Box, Kitchen Tips & Substitutions

  Here are some random tips to make your life easier/better in the kitchen!   Kitchen Bucket shower centerpiece/gift     BAKING SUBSTITUTIONS Cake Flour= Measure out 1 cup all purpose flour and remove 3 Tablespoons. Replace the removed Tablespoons of flour with 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch to equal 1 cup cake flour   Powdered … Continue reading

Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pop the Champagne!

  Pop the Champagne, it’s 2020! I treated myself to the December Art Snacks Plus box  The Plus boxes include 5-6 full size premium art supplies, including 1 full size surface curated to work with the other supplies in the box The December plus box featured a pad of Sirio Ultra Black Paper     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Christmas Tea”

  Let’s take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and relax with a cup of “Christmas Tea”           The inspiration photo for this drawing is a holiday kitchen towel by Mary Lake-Thompson             I started the sketch by drawing the ribbon bow first   … Continue reading

Holidays, Family Christmas Fun

    My halls are finally officially “decked!” After 2 weeks of feeling they were a wreck!         I had a lot of help this year         The boys decorated the tree With no help from me!         They did a great job It made my … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Penguin Love

  Who can resist cute penguins?       I just love the way they proudly strut around The photo is from Unsplash It’s a free photo sharing site that I often use for painting and drawing Let’s recreate these adorable penguins today         I chose the two on the right that … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Merry Birthday!

  A lot of people think it’s unfortunate to have a birthday so close to Christmas… Not me!     Having a December birthday has always made me feel extra special 🎄 Everything is Merry & Jolly with lights, ribbons, and sparkle…         I set a Merry table in the foyer for … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Lights Gift Bag

  Today we’re going to make some gift bags!         This is super fun and you do not have to have special skills, I promise!         Draw a loopy line with a felt tip marker         Then draw another line weaving back and forth over the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Holidays, Transistions

  Please tell me your house isn’t perfectly decorated for Christmas… With a beautiful table set for Thanksgiving too… and wonderful aromas drifting from your kitchen… It’s not?  Oh good! Because I’m in the stage I like to call a Holiday Hot Mess!         Things are migrating…         It … Continue reading

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