Holidays, Christmas in July, A Few Favorite Things

  Is is hot 🔥 where you are? It’s pretty steamy in the South, let’s cool off with some Christmas in July!         I have rounded up some favorite ideas… By thinking ahead, starting projects, and collecting recipe ideas, We won’t be overwhelmed!         When the holidays are upon … 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

Gifts from the Kitchen, Halloween Birthday Basket

  We were supposed to be on the coast this weekend celebrating DD’s birthday         We started seeing rain in the forecast on Tuesday All of a sudden, by Wednesday morning there was a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico We reluctantly called off the weekend…       And by … Continue reading

Holidays, Galentine’s Gifts

  I have received some wonderful gifts from my girlfriends lately and thought it would be fun to share them with you in case you need a gift idea for the Galentines in your life…         The other day I found a package in my mailbox, and opened it to find this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Winter Moon

My life has been so crazy lately, chasing squirrels at the beach house, dodging hurricanes, endless meetings about estate matters, transfers, accounts, and this week it was a crazy tooth that sent me to several dentists who ultimately decided that I was nuts   a little stressed… 😜 One of them even said, “Go to … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

Creations, Celebrating Creativity Winners

I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate your kind words, support and feedback about my artwork and Society6 Shop After years of painting glassware for shops, shows and commissions, buying supplies, delivering and shipping, billing, etc., working with Society6 lets me be fearless, I can paint anything I want, and then they take care … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Wrap it up in a dish towel!

  So many of my friends have March birthdays, I have been scrambling trying to come up with special gifts…       Besides Birthdays, do you need a gift for someone you don’t know, someone who has everything, someone who needs pampering or thanking?       My go to present is a personalized … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Pantry Gifts and fast wraps

Do you keep a stash of gifts on hand for emergencies and unexpected events? I try too, but often I turn to my pantry when I totally screw up and forget in times of need Here’s what I found this day~ a gourmet dry dip mix, Starbucks instant iced coffee mix, and a new bottle … Continue reading

The Goodie Swap Tree & Goodie Ideas

One of the “Goodie Swap” girls makes a special tag for her goodie package every year.  She is a super talented creative artist { everyone in this special group is very talented in many ways} and at some point I started hanging these tags on a tree… The tree is TALL and skinny and makes … Continue reading