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  Even though I sometimes include personal stories and photos on the Painted Apron, my main goal is to provide inspiration, information and stimulate creativity.  The Painted Apron is indeed a happy place for me because it prods me to learn, experiment, try new things, and share ideas. I have experienced a major life change … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Totes, Spring Outings

{Fearless Friday posted early this week, you can see it here} Welcome to the June Tales of the Traveling Totes! It’s time to share what our totes have been up to this Spring   We have a wonderful giveaway for you from MacKenzie-Childs, details at the end of this post! I must admit that Miss … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Cook-out Recipes you can cook inside!

  We will be watching the rain from Alberto tomorrow, but we aren’t complaining… We are so fortunate to live in the USA, where so many men and women have graciously served to keep us safe and free! Thank you for your service!       Just in case your picnic or BBQ gets rained … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

  Bursting with blueberries, this triple lemon cake is not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert     The triple lemon comes from lemon cake mix, lemon pudding and a thick lemony glaze         There is also lemon juice and lemon extract  🍋         Don’t … Continue reading

Opps!

😱   If you got a half finished Paint Bucket today I apologize!     The bunnies have distracted me!   The finished April Paint Bucket will post on Wednesday, April 4     🌷  

The Importance of Water

  I had a crazy couple of days a few weeks ago   crazy bead bowl     There were a lot of things going on and I was frazzled   hand painted needlepoint canvas   One morning I felt extra weird, as in melt down, should I call 911 weird…         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bleu Raspberry BBQ Chips

Short, sweet and delicious today with 3 ingredient, 5 minute prep, nacho style chips with bleu cheese and raspberry preserves         Sweet, salty, spicy, tangy, this simple appetizer is a Wow in the taste category         No sweat prep, just a little dab of cheese and jam on the … Continue reading

Holidays, Last Minute Mardi Gras Fun and Praline Party Mix

  Even if you don’t have a box full of Mardi Gras beads and decorations,           you can still have a little Mardi Gras fun with a few flowers from the grocery store           and a batch of dangerously delicious Praline Party Mix         … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Dreaming of Summer Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Strata

  “Hey, do we have any more of those little quiche things?” HH asked           “Sure, they’re in the fridge, Warm them up in the microwave, about 20-30 seconds per piece”         I created this dish with Summer on my mind       Even though zucchini is … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!   We had a very Jolly time! but when your guests arrive at 11am on Christmas Eve, you better do as much as possible the day before It was 3:30 pm Christmas Eve Eve, and I was melting…       Everything for the gathering was done except … Continue reading

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