The Price of Paradise

Thank you all so much for the kind words and prayers We are used to hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and have experienced many during the last 35 years Most of them have caused minimal damage, except Hurricane Ivan in 2004 which ironically hit on the very same Sept 16th date as Hurricane Sally During … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Just Peachy!

. In honor of National Eat a Peach Day, I’ve rounded up some yummy peach treats! . . Summer Peach Spinach Salad . . Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine . . BBQ Pork Wrap with Asian Peach Slaw . . Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Baked Cheese Grits . . Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Smoked Sausage, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake

. Okay, let’s just start with this isn’t diet food… . . The good news is, you only need a sliver to satisfy your sweet tooth! . . It’s easy to make, and I mean, peanut butter and chocolate… AND cheesecake??? What’s not to love! . . 1 large package of Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Roses

. Even though I have done a little Fall Decorating I’m not quite done with Summer yet! . . The other day my son came home with beautiful bright roses from the grocery store marked 2 for $10! . . “Thank you!” “It was my idea” smiled Super Boy . . Of course the roses … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

. Whether your kids are starting back to school in person or virtually, it is important that we get back on regular schedules One of my grandsons is only attending school 2 days a week, but the other days he has to check in by 8:00 to begin his school day from home . . … Continue reading

Creations, Tabletop Easel

  Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by clever Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and awesome Andrea of Design Morsels         Are you coming from Our Crafty Mom Michelle always has something wonderful up her sleeve! Today I am sharing a tabletop easel I made with a cardboard box … Continue reading

Views from the Porch, July

      Since I am lucky enough to be staying at home at the beach house, I am sharing some views from the porch today             You never know what is going to float by!             Boats of all shapes and sizes, parasail 🪂 … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Birthday USA!

  🇺🇸  Happy birthday USA!  🇺🇸       So many events have been cancelled this year Yesterday morning didn’t seem right without our annual community 4th of July parade         But with family together at the beach house         We are enjoying life’s little pleasures       … Continue reading

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 changed … Continue reading