Recipe Box, Favorite Not Guilty Recipes

  I was on a “staycation” last week, not cooking, not tablescaping, not entertaining… Using these first few weeks of January to recharge         I have been catching up on doing my favorite things like getting back to drawing every day for the Doodlewash January challenge         DD requested … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Let’s Go Skating!

  Let’s head to the ice skating rink today         The inspiration for this drawing came from this print by Mary Englebreit         I did a pencil sketch first, and as you can see the arrows pointing below, I did a lot of erasing before I felt like it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, New Kitchen Toys

  We had such a great Christmas, we all agreed that it was the best one in a long time, Lots of laughs, friends, family and of course good food!         HHjr gave me a big heavy box and said, “This is for you Mom, but it’s really for all of us…” … Continue reading

Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Romaine Wraps

  The hit of the holidays were these Romaine Wraps Filled with a combo of cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and bacon, they disappeared rapidly!           We had these for our Citrus Bowl party on New Years Day           And I made a tortilla wrap with the extra … Continue reading

Home Decor, Winter Decorating

  I usually dash off to the beach right after Christmas but this year the forecast was rainy… So instead of scurrying to get holiday decor put away, I did something different         I kept a lot of decorations in place, and transitioned them from Christmas to winter         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pop the Champagne!

  Pop the Champagne, it’s 2020! I treated myself to the December Art Snacks Plus box¬† The Plus boxes include 5-6 full size premium art supplies, including 1 full size surface curated to work with the other supplies in the box The December plus box featured a pad of Sirio Ultra Black Paper     … Continue reading

Creations, Crochet Fingerless Gloves

  I love to have a crochet or needlepoint project in the works When I started seeing fingerless gloves all over the place I couldn’t wait to try making them!         I made a pair for DD and CC for Christmas         These are great because they keep your … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

  Happy 2020!!! Do you have a list of New Year’s resolutions? This month’s Paint Bucket might help with healthier eating, it’s full of vegetables and features light desserts   The flavor/theme of the month is Winter Vegetable   source   Appetizers Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tartines from Diala’s Kitchen Skinny Nachos from Buttercream Blondie … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spectacular New Year’s Eve Noshes!

  In case you want to make a few last minute New Year’s Eve treats I’ve gathered up party worthy recipes from the archives That you can make in a flash, easier and much better than take-out!         Red Carpet Cocktail This isn’t a drink, it’s an appetizer in a cocktail glass! … Continue reading

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