The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

Happy December! Since Thanksgiving fell early this year, it feels like we have a whole extra week to prepare for Christmas and the holidays, plenty of time for lots of cooking   😆   😂   😆  I know, right? What is plenty of time anyway, and please tell me where to get some… This month I’m starting … Continue reading

The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket

I know it’s shocking… I know it’s scary… November is here 😱 The best way to avoid holiday freakout   😲 Is to be as organized as possible… Right now, this week, before all the hustle and bustle begins, take some time to think about holiday food Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas, giving a party, or … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

Wow, August!  I didn’t even have time to celebrate Christmas in July this year and soon we’ll be talking about the real holiday season!  🎄 Wait!!  It’s still summer!    😎  🌴  ⛵️ Still time to enjoy fresh corn, tomatoes, zucchini and peaches, all the wonderful bounty summer brings… 🌽  🍅  🍊  🎏 Here’s what I’m … 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

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy Mayday! Are you Gathering ‘Round the Maypole today? My bucket list of recipes to try in May is spilling over with colorful dishes and bright spring flavors Here are the recipes I’m thinking about making this month Appetizers and Small Plates Fried Onion Dip from the Food Network Bleu Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Roasted … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May! Time for a new list of recipes to refer to this month for inspiration~I never expect to make all these in one month, but I like to have a lot to choose from, to keep things flexible.  I find it’s just the push I need sometimes to experiment or make an extra effort… … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

There always seems to be more recipes than time, so a monthly recipe “bucket list” is how I try to sort out what I want to make.  I hope to share some delicious Springy concoctions with you as April rolls along~ Here’s my bucket list for April ~ Appetizers   Flatbread with spring vegetables Spring cocktail … Continue reading

The Organized Life, The May Paint Bucket

This month I have listed recipes to try from some of my favorite blogs, Stone Gable, Proud Italian Cook, and Home is where the boat is, along with lots of others…sometimes the recipes on my monthly list don’t fit into the menu plan as the month progresses, but it’s a great way to narrow down … Continue reading

the Organized life, the January Paint Bucket

The “Paint Bucket” is my bucket list of recipes that I want to try.  I compile this list near the 1st of every month, browsing my Pinterest boards, looking at virtual recipe boxes I have on allrecipes.com, the Food network, and Ziplist.  I also keep a master file of categorized recipes on my computer, that … Continue reading

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