Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring  the red white & blue!   Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Memorial Day Menu

For family holiday weekends at the beach we love to COOK With young grandchildren and crowded restaurants, dining out is not fun or relaxing HHjr is head chef and we collaborated last week on the menu It looks complicated, but with advance planning, and some short cut recipes, plus my son does most of the … Continue reading

Creations, Summer Craft & Decor Ideas

With summer just around the corner, I rounded up some of my favorite summer centerpieces, crafts and decor ideas to spark your creativity They are fast, easy, and cheap! A few shells and some glass pebbles instantly bring the sea to your table or vignette   Have everyone park their shoes by the door in … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Memorial Day, Be Proud!

  In honor of Memorial Day, I want to share a quick little story…     One of my very special friends recently took a field trip to Washington D. C. with her middle school aged daughter’s class     They toured and toured and saw and did, and then she told me the most … Continue reading

Holidays, Painted Flag Bottles

Are you ready?     Memorial Day is such an important day in our country’s proud history, a day we honor all of those who have bravely served to protect our freedom…     It’s also the official kick off to Summer Do you have any special plans?     We will be enjoying sun … Continue reading

Holidays, Things you should be doing in May…

How often do we say, “life’s too short,” or “time is flying,” or “I can’t believe it’s summer/fall/winter/spring already!” Next Sunday is May 1, and with a little advance planning maybe we can slow things down and enjoy the moments… Here’s what we need to be doing in May Gather ’round the Maypole  💃   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Weekend Menus

I hope you’re having a great Memorial Day Weekend!   You’re probably busy flag waving, grilling, parading and saluting our incredible service men, but keep these easy menu ideas in mind as summer rolls along and you’re feeding friends and family I arrived on the coast early last week to plan, stock, cook, and make things … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Mother’s Day!

I think May is my favorite month, the beginning of summer, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, the end of school, Memorial day~ so many things to celebrate!! So whether you’re being served breakfast in bed or you are the one doing the serving, here’s a round-up of favorite summer breakfast and brunch … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Daisy Dip

Happy Memorial Day! I hope the stars and stripes are waving proudly where ever you are~ We kicked off the weekend with a simple little Daisy Dip You can see that I didn’t exactly slave away in the kitchen… I did string and cook the snow peas! One whole minute in the micowave, whoo that … Continue reading

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