The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

I have been busy planning for July for the past few weeks.  We always have a big family gathering and this year we will have our children and grandchildren at the beach house for 10 days  😱 I know, right…. it will be crazy… 🤣 We actually all get along great, and everyone pitches in, … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Annual Friends & Family Weekend

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads!   We are celebrating Father’s Day with our Annual Friends and Family weekend, with our BFFs plus our son who will be without his little sidekicks as they are away at camp My son is the head chef on beach weekends and together we planned the menu, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

The monthly Paint Bucket is my way of organizing recipes into a small seasonal group to focus on, one month at a time.  It isn’t a to do list, but an inspiration list for reference.  Often times the recipes are just the start point, and the resulting dish is decidedly different, but organizing in advance … Continue reading

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% off  & 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… 🎁     Happy May!       Here is the list of recipes & ideas I will be drawing inspiration from this month.  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

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