Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Tray

  I love having fresh flowers in and around my home At the beach house we have beautiful hibiscus and begonias         But nothing to cut for arrangements… When HHjr brought home an array of beautiful produce, I thought, well, I can’t make a flower arrangement but I can make a vegetable … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dishes, Fishes & Wishes

    Playing with fishes and dishes today         And wishing the Corona Virus would go away…         Nothing beats a little color therapy to brighten the mood         Make your spaces colorful, try not to worry and brood…         Bright place settings … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Beach Bunny Carrot Brunch

  Two weeks ago, after much debate about the current situation, my son, his boys, and I packed up our cars and headed to the beach house Originally they planned to stay a week, but as things escalated and kept changing, 1 week turned into 2…         Yesterday, our governor issued Stay … Continue reading

Home Decor, Spring Fever

  Today I rounded up some of my favorite Spring crafts, centerpieces and vignettes to give you ideas for bringing Spring into your home right now!!       This MacCarrot door swag, so named because of it’s MacKenzie Childs inspiration, is a fun project that can be hung on a door or wall It’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tea Party

  Let’s have a tea party today!         Pick out a pretty cup!         The photo below, from Amber @Follow the Yellow Brick Road, was my inspiration         It looks complicated, but one step at a time makes it doable         I started … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Table and Easy King Cake

    Come on in and join the Mardi Gras celebration We always celebrate when there’s an occasion!         There’s also a festive wreath on the inside of the door~ Why have just one wreath when you can have more!         The table is set with festive glasses and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thinking Pink and Valentine’s Day

  I’ve been thinking pink and Valentine’s Day lately             In the spirit of keeping things cheerful and bright I refreshed the foyer tulips with more beautiful flowers and couldn’t resist adding a few Valentine touches       Bright yellow, green and pink not traditional Valentine colors, but so … Continue reading

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

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