Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…     Why not paint some!     I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique     This is the fun side of watercolor, … 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

Tablescapes, Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins

  When the cotton is high in the south, it’s time to pick some pumpkins!     I did my pumpkin pickin’ at Trader Joe’s       They are piled in a galvanized tub with magnolia and cotton white as snow       Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere       I love my new … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Farm

This is Take-out Tuesday with a twist today, I do have a great recipe to share but first let’s join the fun for Celebrate & Decorate’s Fall Tablescape Hop   I have been hopping with this group through several seasons, and you won’t want to miss any of their fabulous tables and ideas!  A big … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Favorite Autumn Salads

With September on the horizon, we are all thinking about the wonderful foods and flavors of fall     It will be hot in the South for another 6-8 weeks, so those pots of chili won’t be on my stove, but these salads will satisfy fall food cravings and still keep you cool~     … Continue reading

Home Decor, Ode to the Sunflower

  Since tomorrow is the big eclipse event, today is all about the sunflower!  🌻     Sunflowers always remind me of late summer and early fall, they are such a happy versatile flower     They are so pretty on a Sunflower table   Jardin Mexicano   On a door, Sunflower Wreath     … Continue reading

Creations, Let’s Talk Cake!

  Let’s talk cake… It’s fun to draw   Paint         And sew!           You can change a cake with a filter or an app like Waterlogue       Or get it on a pillow       You can take it with you     It’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, November Noshing and Things to be doing Now!

November began with getting a head start on the holidays with painted Holiday tree jars     And making a Pumpkin Turkey     Here are some more ideas of things you should be doing in November- You don’t want that Halloween candy hanging around for months, so treat yourself to a Halloween candy dessert … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fall Fishing Frolic

  It’s still in the 80’s on the Gulf coast     These quiet days we treasure the most     Fish frolic and flop     Fewer pesky boats with dangerous props     The skies are so blue and so bright     But there’s not a colorful leaf in sight     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ham & Cheese Pumpkin Pies

Have you caught pumpkin fever?     I always get a serious case of it every fall  😷   You just can’t have too many pumpkins!     We’re going to make some “pumpkin pies” today inspired by  Cranberry Pecan Pie Crust Leaves from Home is Where the Boat is.  See Mary’s beautiful leaves here … Continue reading

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