Fearless Friday, Golden Pumpkins

We’re going to do something a little different today This is really more of a craft session, in honor of all of you that think you aren’t artistic, these are artistic crafts you can do! We are going to jazz up some pumpkins, both real and faux! I like to keep decor simple in November, … Continue reading

Holidays, Kid Friendly Holiday Buffet

  I hope you are having a wonderful December! The highlight of our holiday celebration is the annual Christmas Eve lunch at our house Eleven of our group of 24 are children 12 and under so it’s all about kid friendly food and Santa Claus fun           The children sit at … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

  I’m getting a head start on my holiday menu this week         This cheese ring is easy to whip up Wrapped well, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to garnish and serve         It starts with Pimiento Cheese       … Continue reading

Holidays, Family Christmas Fun

    My halls are finally officially “decked!” After 2 weeks of feeling they were a wreck!         I had a lot of help this year         The boys decorated the tree With no help from me!         They did a great job It made my … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Merry Birthday!

  A lot of people think it’s unfortunate to have a birthday so close to Christmas… Not me!     Having a December birthday has always made me feel extra special 🎄 Everything is Merry & Jolly with lights, ribbons, and sparkle…         I set a Merry table in the foyer for … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tis the Season!

  With our turkey barely digested, here we are in the first week of December! ‘Tis the Season!           Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Hop Tables to delight and inspire you all week long!           Ho ho ho, here we go!     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hallmark Christmas Movie Table

  I have a confession to make… I love Hallmark Christmas movies! You know there is going to be beautiful holiday scenery romance, conflict, a snowball fight, a Santa, and a happy ending!”         Welcome to a Hallmark Christmas Movie Table!       Our family tradition is to gather with extended … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Santa’s Surprise, Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

  4 ingredients No cooking required 15 minutes to assemble Everyone will love it!     Peppermint Ice Cream Cake!         It’s hard to beat Peppermint ice cream…         But if you add Oreo cookies, Cool Whip and chopped chocolate peppermint bark, it goes to a new level!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Last Minute Tags

I need an extra week before Christmas, how about you?  😂 I started off in December keeping up with the daily Doodlewash Challenge,       but I have been busy busy, finishing decorating, mailing packages and best of all celebrating my birthday!         So being wined and dined, spoiled and pampered … Continue reading