Ideas for Fall!

    Make fall even more fabulous with these fun ideas~   Start the season off with some Apple Walnut Pie Fries with applesauce and caramel for dipping     Remind everyone of the season with some chalkboard art and an apple vignette     Make a FAN-tastic wreath to show your team spirit   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

  Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…   Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes   My “city” kitchen … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, Holiday Jump Start

When I walked into Hobby Lobby last week and saw the employees filling up the shelves with Christmas and holiday items I was shocked…not that I don’t realize that stores, especially craft stores, start pushing holidays early… I think I was surprised that summer was already starting to wind down! Well, if you can’t fight … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Lidy’s Flowers”

  Day 27, World Watercolor Month!!         I almost managed to do one watercolor each day this month, 😅 some very small and simple and others more complicated         When I’m working on a large and detailed painting I set up my easel with the model photo on the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Taste of the Tropics

  Welcome to the Alfresco Tablescape Hop! Our tireless leader Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate works so hard to keep us updated and organized so we can bring you  wonderful round ups of seasonal and themed tables.  All the links can be found at the end of this post, and you will want to visit … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Checkmate!

I made this flower arrangement several months ago with these crazy black & white check flowers from MacKenzie-Childs I have been dying to share it with you, but I wanted to wait until the back ordered bee stems arrived         Well, buzz buzz, the bees finally flew in the other day, just … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tropical Palms

  Come dine with me by the tropical sea       Instead writing a silly poem today, I’m going to let you relax and enjoy the view, and maybe feel a sea breeze or two…                                       … Continue reading

Party Panache, Summer Holiday Week

  It’s been a busy 1st week of July         If you celebrate the 4th, I hope you had a fun filled time!         Everyone lines up on our street for our annual community 4th of July parade          Vintage cars         Patriotic … Continue reading

Holidays, Star Spangled Buffet

  🇺🇸 Happy July 4th! 🇺🇸         This buffet on the kitchen will be getting a lot of action over the next few days!         Tonight we’re grilling burgers, corn on the cob and then fresh Strawberry Cake for dessert           Then we’ll get into … Continue reading

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