Home Decor, Blooming Master Makeover

  One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to redo the master bedroom         A few years ago I got tired of all the serene green and added some floral and polka dot pillows to liven things up         But I got tired of that too, all those perky … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch

  A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…         I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberries & Cream Bushwacker

  We enjoyed a taste of summer on the coast last weekend, Saturday was warm and sunny and was spent boating and swimming         HHjr was head chef all weekend, which gave me time to play with flowers and paint with CC       “Now that I’m 6 Gigi, I’m old … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Black & White Checked Bunnies & Eggs

  Today we are going to paint bunnies   Florabunny     But not on paper   Rosie the Rabbit     Actual bunnies!         How sweet are these??         Inspired by Etsy and MacKenzie Childs       I started with a trip to Hobby Lobby and found … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Casual Bouquet

  After taking an art workshop recently, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own easel, and my own painting style!         During the workshop I experimented with painting on a new surface, Ampersand gessoboard This is really becoming popular with professional artists because of it’s durability and it’s much easier … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Oink Oink

  It’s a Piggy Palooza!         It all started when I fell in love with the tin MKC farm animals         Last Spring I fell hard for the MKC pink tin pig Polka dot ears on the front, striped on the back matching his feet and tail     … Continue reading

Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Chick Baskets

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️         Today is CC’s 6th birthday!       We celebrated yesterday with a birthday party at a dance studio, she had so much fun and even the boys joined in Sequined baseball caps and jazz glasses         I also have 3 really … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Italian Sandwich Ring with Smokey Pimiento Cheese

  Originally when I was developing this recipe, I was thinking I’d make a savory version of a King cake for Mardi Gras         But since Mardi Gras is way yesterday, I decided to just call it an Italian Sandwich Ring         It is actually similar to a New … Continue reading

The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

March is such a fun month, Mardi Gras this year, and St. Patrick’s Day, AND Spring! As a nod to both holidays and the beginning of a fresh season, I chose golden lemons to be highlighted this March The flavor of the month is Lemon 🍋 You can see photos and links for these inspiration … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote #18, Tropical Marina

  Happy March! If you’re here for Fearless Friday, it posted early this week, you can see Draw a Rose here 🌹 March 1 means it’s time for another Tale of the Traveling Tote! Join us as we share our latest adventures with our McKenzie-Childs totes in hand         Miss Coquille and … Continue reading

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