Home Decor, Summer Centerpieces

  With Memorial Day coming up and June just around the corner, Let’s kick off the summer season with a roundup of centerpiece ideas         One of the best parts of summer is the produce Beautiful tomatoes, watermelons, fresh sweet corn… Piled on a pretty platter, they make an instant centerpiece!   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

  In the spirit of keeping things easy in the kitchen, this glazed ham can be baked in the oven or put on the grill         As it warms, brush it occasionally with a decadent combo of maple syrup, butter and bourbon       Multiple brushes of glaze will add more … Continue reading

Creations, Getting Creative in our Lifestyles

  I have been amazed at the creativity and resilience I have seen lately! I thought it might be fun to share some things my family and friends have been doing Perhaps give you a few ideas, and I’d love to for you to share some of your experiences as our lifestyles have so dramatically … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Hibiscus in a Blue Pot

  Happy Friday! I am continuing to explore the wet in wet technique we discussed last week I find it fascinating to let the colors blend on their own and watch wonderful effects appear on the paper     This painting, “Future Raisins” was painted for the Doodlewash May prompt of raisins       … Continue reading

Recipe Box, 5 Minute Prep Recipes

  I am actually one of the few who hasn’t been doing a lot of cooking lately My son is super high energy, He absolutely loves to cook and create in the kitchen, and on the grill         His business is home remodeling and is temporarily shut down during the stay at … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mother’s Day in Pink and Blue

  I received a Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter Flowers, petit fours, everything bagel thins, Crème de Brie spread, and gourmet coffee pods She sent these via grocery delivery, isn’t that brilliant?         Needless to say, I am enjoying them so much, Such a treat to have fresh flowers!     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad

  You know the old saying, “Cook once, eat twice?” This recipe is made with leftover BBQ pork, Topped with unexpected toppings, and garnished with a fresh lime crema           A perfect summer meal!         We have BBQ pulled pork quite often, it’s easy to cook low and … Continue reading

Holidays, A Mother’s Day Celebration of Flowers

  Happy Mother’s Day! A conversation I heard at my house yesterday… “Hey, Big E, after breakfast you need to make a card for your mom” said HHjr “Ok, I will draw her something” he replied “Do you even know how to spell Mother’s Day?” HHjr asked “I don’t need to know, I have Siri!” … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Oyster Shell

  I have been experimenting with the watercolor “wet in wet” technique also known as “wet on wet” or “charging”         The circled areas on the practice sheet in the photo above highlight examples of a color dropped into a wet wash,  in some cases producing a “bloom” and areas of soft … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Tray

  I love having fresh flowers in and around my home At the beach house we have beautiful hibiscus and begonias         But nothing to cut for arrangements… When HHjr brought home an array of beautiful produce, I thought, well, I can’t make a flower arrangement but I can make a vegetable … Continue reading

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