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

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

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