Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

  We greeted August with a celebration on Thursday, My children, son in law, and two of my grands were here, A long time family friend joined us for a special dinner in memory of HH We made peace with his passing and look forward to living life to the fullest in his honor… We … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Sand Dune” & World Watercolor Month Wrap-up

  I enjoyed doing watercolor paintings  for the  World Watercolor Month July challenge I didn’t manage to do one everyday, but I did do 25 small watercolors…joining a challenge is a great way to make sure you have time for a little art in your day! I painted on an Arteza 140 lb. cold press … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  🌞 Holy Heat Wave 🌞 There seems to be universal agreement that July went by way too fast! As we start dreaming of cooler fall temps and pumpkins, My thoughts are turning also to autumn comfort food I thought it might be fun to make some old fashioned comfort food recipes and put a … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote, Fun in the Sun

  Ahh Summertime!! My fellow MacKenzie-Childs loving Traveling Toters are sharing tales of summer fun today My tote, “Miss Coquille” and & I are spending our summer doing the usual back and forthing between the “city” and the “sea”           In the “city” we have been watching the progress of my … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach, Plum, & a Dash of Rum Ice Cream

  Is there anything better on a hot day than cool ice cream?         How about ice cream topped with fresh summer fruit and made with a splash of Coconut Rum, Yum!           When I make no churn ice cream I usually use Cool Whip  it’s sooo easy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Salsa Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Salad Wrap

  Do you have a tired zucchini, a lonely sweet pepper, a half of an onion, a bowl of cherry tomatoes?       Oh good!! All you need now is a little Salsa Chicken and  before you know it, you will be dining on a healthy and flavor filled summer meal       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pink Roses in 3 Mediums

  A couple months ago I did a pastel painting of pink roses         The inspiration photo is a painting, “Pink Rose Study” oil on panel by Laurie Kersey         I started by using pastel pencils to sketch the large shapes of the composition, then I began to add … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pineapple Island

  My grandsons, Super Boy & Big E, are in Hawaii with their mom for 3 weeks We miss them so much!           In an effort to feel a little closer to them, I created a little Hawaiian feel on the beach house island         Pineapples, a tropical … Continue reading

Wildlife

  🎶 Ding Dong 🎶       “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?         🎶 … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo

  Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo… Sounds fancy doesn’t it??         Can you keep a secret? Shhh… It’s super easy to make!!           This is courtesy of HHjr         He is the definition of a morning person, especially at the beach where He … Continue reading

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