The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

  Here we are, February 2019! What are your plans this month, will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day, or perhaps the Chinese Year of the Pig? We will be celebrating a Valentine birthday, and I have some plans for a special piggy table… What do you think would be more appropriate for the Flavor of … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote, Where In the World …

  Hello! Welcome to  “Where in the World …” a new Tales of the Traveling Tote adventure! The Tales of the Traveling Tote group is made up of 12 McKenzie-Childs loving ladies who all happen to have the same tote bag that we love to photograph in various places         Back in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday on Thursday, Pink Flower Therapy!

  Welcome to Fearless Friday on Thursday this week, tomorrow I will be participating in a special edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote Adventures, sharing photos of where in the world we have taken a favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs tableware It is going to be a lot of fun!       I … Continue reading

Home Decor, Long and Low Decorating Ideas

Last week I got a request from one of my BFFs to help her decorate a new trough/box she bought I had no idea what she wanted and figured it might be best if we went shopping…to my surprise when I arrived at her house, she had already been shopping… Her kitchen island was arranged … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Take-out Pizza and Amped up Mac & Cheese

  As much as we love to cook around here, we have our favorite short cuts too..   For this week’s Take-out Tuesday, I am recommending several really good take-out foods, that you can pick up and cook at home As I write this, on Sunday, the forecast on Tuesday is snow…       … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Appetizers for Super Bowl

  Only 1 more football game before the season is over, and since it’s the Super Bowl, you’re going to want some super great noshes!       I have 3 easy peasy delicious new bites to share with you today, plus a round up of past favorites The printable recipes can be found at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Seeing Double

  How about a cocktail?         Looking at a photo of a Manhattan Cocktail by Cheryl Oz, I was fascinated by all the colors and shapes I saw, and decided to recreate this drink by using a combination of different colored shapes         I started with a very light … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream

  HHjr gave me an ice cream making attachment for my mixer for Christmas…I think it’s one of those gifts that is really more for him than for me  😂 I either buy ice cream or make the no churn version because I’m lazy  it’s so easy, but I was curious to see if we … Continue reading

Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day

I received a gorgeous poinsettia plant for my birthday in December and it was so pretty on the hearth with other holiday decorations         By mid January it was looking “leggy,” meaning the lower leaves were dropping off, not only making a continual mess, but the bare stems were getting the attention … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Carrot Slaw with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

  This Broccoli Carrot Slaw has tons of flavor without a lot fat and calories, yet nutrients from the broccoli and carrots, and protein from the yogurt         The dressing is made with non fat Greek yogurt, a touch of light sour cream, vinegar and a dash of maple syrup or honey … Continue reading

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