Tablescapes, Christmas Magic

After everything we’ve dealt with this stressful year We all need a big dose of holiday cheer! The bright decorations and holiday lights, Combine to make fairy tales and magical nights Christmas, to me, means red, silver and green Sparkle and wonder everywhere to be seen! Dangling ornaments and holiday orbs Try to look everywhere, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Mistletoe

Fa la la la la, let’s paint some mistletoe! This beautiful rendering from Clipart Free was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch, beginning at the top of the mistletoe and working my way down, shape by shape When sketching a subject, don’t fret over every little detail or exact placement, use your own … Continue reading

Holidays, It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Come on in and I’ll show you what we’ve been up to! The Palace Guard is on duty by the front door holding gifts and a letter to Santa Poinsettias, potted amaryllis and a forest of trees are swathed in mini lights on the foyer table In … Continue reading

Fearless Friday

I am taking a little break today, enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend on the coast with my family… I will be back on Sunday with the December Paint Bucket, full of holiday recipe inspirations and then on Tuesday Dec. 1, I will be joining my Traveling Tote Tribe to share our Fall adventures! Next Friday I’ll … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Pine Cone in Mixed Media

I am all about November and Thanksgiving right now, but my pen seems to have skipped to Christmas! I have been having fun with the November Doodlewash art challenge, interpreting the daily prompts with the holidays in mind… The prompt for this one was “fruit” “boots” “Pine cones” is the prompt for Nov. 15th, and … Continue reading

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 I keep my pimiento cheese simple with only 4 ingredients plus pepper … 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 πŸŽ„ Everything is Merry & Jolly with lights, ribbons, and sparkle…         I set a Merry table in the foyer for … Continue reading