Holidays, Happy Memorial Day, Summer is Here!

  In the USA, it’s Memorial Day weekend The official kick off of Summer!         Flags will be proudly waving as we honor the brave         So many have served and sacrificed for our freedom   Flag Bottles   After 2 months of quarantine we felt it was safe … Continue reading

Creations, Getting Creative in our Lifestyles

  I have been amazed at the creativity and resilience I have seen lately! I thought it might be fun to share some things my family and friends have been doing Perhaps give you a few ideas, and I’d love to for you to share some of your experiences as our lifestyles have so dramatically … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Elevate Recipes with Hassleback Style

  Do you ever make Hassleback Potatoes?   Rosemary Hasslebacks     Hassleback is the culinary term used to describe cutting a potato into thin slices but leaving the cuts just short of the bottom so the potato remains together Various seasonings and filling can be added between the slices before baking This dish was … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spring Bird’s Nest Cake

  A little creative cake baking today     When I wasn’t able to get the chocolate eggs I wanted for this bird’s nest cake I had to put my thinking cap on…         A simple chocolate bundt cake         With salted caramel drizzle         😋 … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Favorite Not Guilty Recipes

  I was on a “staycation” last week, not cooking, not tablescaping, not entertaining… Using these first few weeks of January to recharge         I have been catching up on doing my favorite things like getting back to drawing every day for the Doodlewash January challenge         DD requested … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fast & Loose Floral

It had been way to long since I had some acrylic fun in my studio so I decided to just paint a large fast and loose floral, with not much in mind except color and bold shapes and strokes This is my paint cabinet, it holds all my acrylic paint tubes and I have color … Continue reading

Wildlife

  ğŸŽ¶ Ding Dong ğŸŽ¶       “Hi, I’m Ben, and I’m here to do your annual Termite inspection,” he said “I’ll be back to give you my report in a little while…”         Why can’t real houses be fun to keep up like doll houses?         ğŸŽ¶ … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fiesta Frito Pie

  One of the main dish recipes on the June Paint Bucket is Deep Dish Frito Pie from the Food Network The Monthly Paint Bucket is my way of paring down recipes I want to make, to a manageable list of recipes to draw inspiration from during the month, so I don’t waste a lot … Continue reading

Lucky Me, Lucky You!

    A lucky thing happened to me when I was on the coast  recently…         I have a good friend that lives in nearby Fairhope, Al.  She writes a column for Al.com and the Mobile Press Register, an Alabama newspaper with additional publications in Birmingham and Huntsville         … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

  This is a “semi-homemade” salad made with the help of Chick-Fil-A and Trader Joe’s         Quick, Easy and Satisfying         A prepared cabbage and carrot slaw mix and fresh spinach are the base The salad is topped with cucumber slices, pineapple, green onions, cashews, chicken nuggets Vegetable pouches … Continue reading

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