Tablescapes, Seaside October

  “Fall is Summer’s Flamboyant Farewell” ~A. A. Fitzwilliam         Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus         Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting  and autumn a mosaic of them all ~Stanley Horowitz     “Anyone who thinks … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober

  Happy October!       I am joining the Inktober art challenge this month       Inktober is an annual October international art challenge Artists create a daily drawing or painting using only ink       Jake Parker created this challenge 10 years ago The purpose is to inspire artists to draw … Continue reading

Holidays, Cute or Creepy?

  Now, if you’re one who doesn’t like Halloween, I get it… I am not a fan of the gory and terrifying stuff, Just bring on the cute and the fun!   Burlap Bottle Ghosts     My ghosts won’t scare you   Ghost Ship     or double dare you   Ghosts on the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Football Feast

  Saturday football is something we look forward to all year long Last Saturday we decided to see if we could beat the heat with a patio tent and fans         Even though the thermometer hit 96, the tent, an umbrella         Afternoon shade and fans kept us cool! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Wonderfully Wicked Chicken, Slow Cooker

  This chicken is not my original recipe, but it is something I have wanted to try… There are many many versions all over the internet, most commonly called Crack Chicken         “Crack” has become the term associated with recipes using the ever popular dry Ranch seasoning mix         … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

  October is literally just around the corner This month’s recipe list will not feature any tricks, only treats!   Pumpkin Patch Salad     The flavor/theme of the month is 🎃 Halloween!     Wendi Witch Pillow     You can find the links to the recipes listed below on the Monthly Paint Bucket … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pumpkin Stack

  I have been a little pumpkin-sunflower crazed lately, I just can’t help it, they make the world so happy!         Today we’re going to do a pumpkin stack in colored pencil This photo and arrangement is from Southern Living         Before we start drawing and coloring, let’s talk … Continue reading

Party Panache, Maple Leaf Bundt Cake

  We are celebrating Autumn at my house with pumpkins and falling leaves         Even though the temps are still in the 90s, we are enjoying fall foods like this irresistible Maple Bundt Cake       The batter mixes up in just minutes         Into the oven for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Flower Power

  I have really been enjoying my Pumpkin Flower Tower         Every day I give the floral foam flower layers a quick drink of water and the flowers have really lasted a long time! I’m thinking about replacing the real flowers with faux when they start to fade…         … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tomato Tortellini Stoup

  Stoup? A termed coined by Food Network’s Rachel Ray meaning a very thick soup Or a soup that eats like a stew         This versatile recipe uses simple ingredients You can use a slow cooker or a dutch oven on the stove         Bacon for garnishing is optional, … Continue reading

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