Recipe Box, Lazy Day Grape Salad

I have shared this recipe before, but its so perfect for summer meals and gatherings, it’s worth sharing again… Grapes are wonderful on their own of course by the handful or perhaps a glass of wine They are a delicious addition to salad Modern Waldorf Salad Even baked on a flatbread! Figgy Bleu Focaccia with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Chrysanthemums

  I did this painting for the Doodlewash June challenge the prompt was “chrysanthemums”           My inspiration photo is by Jerry Wang on Unsplash here       I loved the blurred background and the crisp edges of the one bloom in focus I did the background first by laying down … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Keeping Cool with Watermelon

  Let’s cool off with some watermelon today         With higher temperatures on the way         Watermelon is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!         I set a watermelon table for 2         It’s full of watermelon slices and has a … Continue reading

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