Fearless Friday, Tulip Tumblers & Spring Gift Idea

Today’s post incorporates 5 stroke tulips with a Spring gift idea Earlier this year we painted Fast and Loose watercolor tulips Today’s acrylic tulips are painted in much the same way One stroke for the stem, one stroke for a leaf on each side of the stem Then 2-3 strokes for the tulip If you … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bacon Jam Asparagus Rolls

This recipe is ridiculously easy, but party worthy! We enjoyed these as part of our Spring Charcuterie Spread on Sunday Crescent roll dough, asparagus, bacon jam and cheese Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam is very yummy stuff It is available in upscale grocery stores, see store locator here or online here OR you can make … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spring Charcuterie Spread

We had a perfectly lovely Easter Sunday, blue skies, bright sunshine and temps in the mid 70s… It was the perfect occasion to enjoy a charcuterie board on the patio while we watched the bunnies hunt eggs I told everyone to come hungry for our afternoon gathering We nibbled on a Spring charcuterie board and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Now that temps are warming up, here’s a different and delicious recipe to try on your grill {I’ll show you how to bake it in your oven too} Cabbage is cut into thick slices and grilled then topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette We had this as a side with BBQ chicken You could serve … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Easter!

May your day be filled with sunshine May your arms be filled with tulips And your garden overflow with bunnies… May your table be set for your favorite peeps And be laden with good things to eat May your basket overflow with pretty eggs and grasses And may fine wine fill your glasses May your … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Nesting”

Have you ever used masking fluid or frisket when you’re painting with watercolor? I have a bottle that’s who knows how old… I usually just work around the areas I want to keep white Somehow I got it in my head that masking fluid was too much trouble… Uh, no, it’s super easy and fun … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Happy April! With warmer temps and longer days, this month’s recipe bucket list is full of vibrant fruits and vegetables, and a few recipes for the grill The flavor of the month is Strawberry Strawberries are just coming into season in Alabama, but if you can’t get good fresh ones now, keep these recipes in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Roses & Dragonflies

I spent 10 wonderful days on the coast, boating and swimming, dining Al Fresco with friends There was even a little planting… The drive back to the “city” was so beautiful, it was like watching Spring unfold before my very eyes~ Every mile was full of trees starting to bloom and grass turning green I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Melt in your Mouth Potatoes

Have you heard of melting potatoes? I have been dying to try them and the other night HHjr made them for dinner This recipe has been all over Pinterest for a while, but it’s so good, I wanted to make sure you knew about it~ and encourage you to try it yourself! You want to … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easter Sunshine

I was lucky enough to get away to the coast this past week, and even though we won’t be here for Easter this year, I just had to get out my Easter things and play It was a beautiful sunshine filled day! The arbor shadows make photographing tricky And I had to be quick so … Continue reading