The Organized Life, Memorial Day Menu

For family holiday weekends at the beach we love to COOK With young grandchildren and crowded restaurants, dining out is not fun or relaxing HHjr is head chef and we collaborated last week on the menu It looks complicated, but with advance planning, and some short cut recipes, plus my son does most of the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drawing with Marker & Colored Pencil

THANK YOU all so much for the lovely comments and feedback you gave me on the recent Celebrating Creativity post! I just found out there is another sale going on now through Sat midnight Society 6 artists sale, 20% offย  & free ship sale on everything , get code at end of post ……………………………………………………. Okay, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

  Psst, Mother’s Day sale on Society6 today, April 30 only, 20% off with free shipping drop a hint or get yourself a little something… ๐ŸŽ     Happy May!       Here is the list of recipes & ideas I will be drawing inspiration from this month.ย  You can see photos and recipes … Continue reading

Holidays, May Celebrations

My calendar says April 23… Is that right??? How can it be April 23!!! May is always a busy month, with the end of school, the approach of summer, parties, dance recitals and graduations… I am planning now so I can be ready for all the festivities, and have been looking over these holidays in … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Easter!

  Happy Easter!!     We’ve been hopping around with our 2 smallest bunnies this weekend     With a lot of great food coming off the grill and out of the kitchen     Many of these recipes will be coming up on the blog soon But right now, we’ve got eggs to find! … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Chicken Pot Pie Enchiladas

To keep ahead of chaos for holiday weekends, a big casserole, a one dish meal that can be made in advance, is my go to meal. My group often arrives at different times so it can be ready when they are   Enchiladas are not only my family’s favorite, they are quick and easy to … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sketching Station

There are so many wonderful mediums to explore in the art world     As much as I’d love to paint everyday, in reality that’s just a folly     But I have created a mini studio at my fingertips,     Markers, pens, colored pencils and small sketch books     Having things within … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

April showers, Easter eggs and Spring in Bloom, April is such a happy month     Flavor of the month for April is Coconut When I was debating what this month’s flavor should be, I searched for coconut recipes on Pinterest and was amazed at the variety of recipes I found! I can’t wait to … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Island buffet with Nora Fleming flatware caddy

“I thought your New Year’s Resolution was to not buy anything,” he said     “It is!”ย  I assured him     “You sure are getting a lot of boxes…” he said     Here’s the thing, in January one of my BFFs from Minnesota came for a visit and she told me about this … Continue reading

The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

Welcome Spring!     So many of us have had an early taste of Spring, and in the South, we have enjoyed many days stolen from summer   February was an indulgent month around the Painted Apron, with the Raspberry flavor of the month winding it’s way into so many sweet and savory treats… Instead … Continue reading

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