Party Panache, Easy Game Day Menu with a Pizza Bubble-up and BBQ

I am constantly looking for ways to make entertaining easier, and one of my favorite helpers is the slow cooker     “Why are there paper towels under the lid?” you might ask     Well, that’s the handy dandy trick to use when cooking this dish with canned biscuits     Talk about easy! … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Witches Wicked Candlelight Supper

  Welcome my pretties, come in, come in!     You are just in time for the wicked fun to begin!     There are plenty of seats     And wicked good treats     We’ll toast to all things spider     With a glass of poison cider!       No time … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

You might want to call this Apple Pie in a Hurry or Cheatin’ Apple Pie…     4 ingredients and a pastry cutter     Easy peasy, lazy daisy     I used Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce from Trader Joe’s but you can also whip up your own with sweetened condensed milk, butter and … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

You can probably guess what the flavor of the month is going to be…   Yep, pumpkin!   Here is the list of recipes and ideas I am thinking about putting on the menu for this month of October You can see photos and links on the September/October Pinterest Board here The recipes listed without … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Club Sandwich Lasagna

Okay, sooooo…     Do you ever get an idea for a dish that you are quite sure is going to be beyond amazing?       You think, “this is such a brilliant idea!” 💡       And you strut     And feel all proud of yourself       Maybe show … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Fall!

  I think we are all having fun welcoming fall this year, and even if cooler temps haven’t arrived where you are, pulling out pumpkins and all things autumn makes us at least pretend to feel cooler       Last week I was able to do a little fall-i-fying…     Come on in, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Stir Fry Spaghetti Squash with Coconut Chicken Bites

  This dish might sound complicated but I promise it’s not…     I made this early in the day and refrigerated it until baking for dinner     The hardest part is cutting the squash, but if you pierce it in several places with a knife, and microwave it for 5 minutes, you will … Continue reading

Home Decor, Sunny Sunflower Arrangement

Recently my husband retired and sold his dental practice and office to a really nice young dentist who continues to take care of our family     They treat me like royalty and won’t ever let me pay, so I brought them a little surprise     The staff all ooohhhed and aaahhhed and immediately … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday! Have you heard of the pour technique?     This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!   Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat   I … Continue reading

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