Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes

  I am always preaching to break down subjects into simple shapes when drawing   Seeing Double     The cocktail above and the flower below were first drawn by shape, then colored with marker   Dedicated Drawing     I decided to try the same drawing by shape technique with watercolor, not sketching first … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  How is it possible that it’s almost August already? While perusing recipes for my monthly bucket list I was having trouble finding recipes that I hadn’t seen a zillion times before… So few were jumping out and grabbing my attention But then I got an idea! 💡 Instead of making trendy recipes this month, … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, A Few Favorite Things

  Is is hot 🔥 where you are? It’s pretty steamy in the South, let’s cool off with some Christmas in July!         I have rounded up some favorite ideas… By thinking ahead, starting projects, and collecting recipe ideas, We won’t be overwhelmed!         When the holidays are upon … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Couscous Salad with Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes

  HHjr whipped this salad up the other night and it was so good, I have to share it with you         This is such a fast and easy side dish, and it’s full of nutrition too     If you’re not familiar with couscous, it is sort of like a combination … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Table for One with handpainted fun

  I’m setting a table for one today         I have some new plates that wanted to come out and play         I recently caved during an MKC sale         Next thing I knew Taylor Kings Corners plates came in the mail         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Lavender Bee

  One of the prompts for World Watercolor Month was “favorite scent” I decided to paint lavender         I use free photo sharing sites {Pixabay, Unsplash} for ideas and photo sources I take a screen shot, then make a collage with PicMonkey and print it out so I can have it by … 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

Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread

  August 8 is National Sneak Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day, so if you love your neighbor, gift them with a loaf of this moist and cheesy zucchini bread instead! Or If you are the lucky neighbor recipient you can make this for yourself!         It’s so moist and cheesy Tell … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fruity Flatbread, Savory or Sweet

  One of the recipes on the July Recipe Bucket list is Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil from the Food Charlatan I thought I had all the ingredients…     But when this one is around, fruit disappears fast! There were only 2 blackberries left…         So a peach, a few strawberries … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ryan’s Garden Tomato Pie

  July in the South means a Tomato Pie!   Fresh tomatoes, preferably straight from your garden…         Traditional tomato pie is usually made with mayonnaise HHjr doesn’t like mayonnaise {or so he thinks, it’s actually in a lot of his favorites} So he made up this recipe, using sour cream and … Continue reading

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