Tablescapes, A Diary of Valentine Tables

My first child was born on Valentine’s Day, so this is truly a very special day around our house! 2013 Valentine Birthday My first blog Valentine tablescape was a birthday celebration with red & silver packages, candles and hearts galore 2014 featured several tables for 2, White Romance and a Menu Be Mine a cozy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon

This can be a side dish or a meal~ sometimes I want a lighter dinner than the guys so I made chicken for them,  and I just had this salad… This salad is so appealing for this time of year, it’s warm, yet light, and full of autumn flavors… sweet potatoes, maple, and any time … Continue reading

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