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 ๐Ÿช‚ … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Birthday USA!

  ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย  Happy birthday USA!ย  ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ       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

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 invented by a Swedish … 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ After 1 hour in the refrigerator, the caramel disappeared into the cake A small overturned … 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

  ๐ŸŽถ Ding Dong ๐ŸŽถ       “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?         ๐ŸŽถ … 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 of … Continue reading