Home Decor, Fresh Centerpieces for the Holidays

My sister-in-law is very high energy and super organized, and when we had lunch the other day she told me that she was just about finished with her Christmas shopping… ๐Ÿ˜ต She is in charge of table centerpiecesย for a neighborhood holiday party and asked me to help her with holiday centerpiece ideas   MacKenzie-Childs Inspired … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Farm Kitchen

  Pumpkin Alert! Pumpkins are supposed to arrive at Trader Joe’s today! You can bet that TJ’s will be my first stop when I get back to the “city” tomorrow!     In the meantime, I’ve been having a little fun with my “beach” pumpkins       Last year’s Pumpkin Farm has moved into … Continue reading

Views from the Porch #3

  As summer winds down, I want to share some of the things I saw from the porch       The back porch at the beach house is my favorite spot, it sits on a coastal waterway that parallels the Gulf of Mexico I love to sit there and read, draw, paint, and just … Continue reading

News

  Even though I sometimes include personal stories and photos on the Painted Apron, my main goal is to provide inspiration, information and stimulate creativity.ย  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 extractย  ๐Ÿ‹         Don’t … Continue reading

Opps!

๐Ÿ˜ฑ   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   ย  ๐ŸŒท  

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

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