The Organized Life, Monthly Challenge

How do you feel about organization?  Are you a free spirit or a neat freak?  Do you spend a lot of time staying organized or do you let things pile up? I am pretty obsessive about how my house looks, I really can’t relax if everything’s not in place, but don’t give the baseboards the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

This is an overspill from the July Paint Bucket, and a berry dessert you will want to try while summer is still full of fresh berries It is a strawberry version of  the Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd     Making the fresh strawberry sauce … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tales of The Traveling Tote, Art in the Park Tabletop Picnic

A twist on Take-out Tuesday today as I join my fellow Traveling Tote gals with a tablescape starring our totes Our sisterhood formed from a mutual adoration of all things MacKenzie-Childs and we share “adventures” using our totes, who all have names and personalities I chose a French art theme for my table because my … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

The August Paint Bucket, my monthly recipe inspiration list of dishes I want to make, is posting a few days early this month because on August 1st I will be joining my Traveling Tote group for some table top fun, so be sure to stop then by for my Art in the Park Picnic   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tropical Glasses

I am a confessed plate-a-holic     My New Year’s resolution was NO NEW PLATES!   hmmm….     I had a little relapse when I was planning South Pacific, and bought these hibiscus plates     I absolutely love them, they are melamine, even the kiddos can use them, and we will use them … Continue reading

Party Panache, Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream

  Bushwackers are a cocktail craze along the Gulf Coast, with all the restaurants claiming theirs are the best     Last summer I made Bushwacker Pies for Father’s Day and they were a big hit         I decided to try an ice cream version, in a jar, for a handy dessert/nightcap … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pimiento Cheese Biscuit Bites

These 5 minute Prep biscuits pack a punch with pimiento cheese and french fried onions     I was inspired by a recipe I saw recently on Plain Chicken using fried onions and decided to amp it up even more with pimiento cheese     You can use plain cheddar cheese if you prefer, with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Power Balls

Are you a dedicated breakfast eater? I tend to grab and go, maybe a yogurt, or a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter, and I am fairly addicted to these peanut butter bites from Skippy     They are great for grabbing for a quick breakfast or snack on the run       … Continue reading

Creations, Baby Shower Basket Centerpiece

“hey Mom, do you have any ideas for a cute centerpiece for J’s baby dinner?” DD asked hmmmm… “Maybe something with a pretty bottle of rosé, she would love that for celebrating after the baby’s born…” she suggested “Where is the party?” I asked “At a Mexican restaurant, so it needs to be pretty casual, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

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