The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

I have been busy planning for July for the past few weeks.  We always have a big family gathering and this year we will have our children and grandchildren at the beach house for 10 days  😱 I know, right…. it will be crazy… 🤣 We actually all get along great, and everyone pitches in, … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

April showers, Easter eggs and Spring in Bloom, April is such a happy month     Flavor of the month for April is Coconut When I was debating what this month’s flavor should be, I searched for coconut recipes on Pinterest and was amazed at the variety of recipes I found! I can’t wait to … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

October is my favorite month, the weather on the coast is picture perfect, and you can still swim but it’s not hot.  In Birmingham, the leaves are beginning to turn  and there is a promise of fall in the air.  We can actually sit outside on the patio and enjoy it. Octoberfest, fall festivals, Halloween, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Where did April go, I think I’ve misplaced it?    💨  Whoosh! Anyway, there are always lots of celebrations in May so here is my list of inspiration recipes to draw from~ Be sure to visit the May Paint Bucket Pinterest board here to see these recipes and more recipe ideas Appetizers Grilled Veggie Flatbread Pesto … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Happy April!   ☔️  🌷  ☀️ No foolin’ here today, just my list of recipe ideas for April, full of dishes to welcome Spring and warmer temps!   You can see some of these recipe inspirations on my April Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here Appetizers Chinese Scallion Pancakes Bacon Cheddar Twists from Bobby Flay Vegetable Slab Galette … 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, February Paint Bucket

Time to get ready for some February fun! On this month’s recipe inspiration bucket list I’ve included some Super Bowl worthy appetizers, some romantic and elegant dishes for Valentine’s Day, and some things to enjoy for Mardi Gras…lots of things to celebrate this month! Appetizers Bleu Cheese Chips Reuben Eggrolls/ homemade Thousand Island with peppadews … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

Happy 2015! Time for a fresh start! Here is a list of recipes I am using for inspiration this month Appetizers Lightened Up Artichoke Dip from Not Your Mama’s Meals Coconut Snowball Cocktail Caesar Salad Won Ton Cups from Complete Recipes Shot Glass Ricotta Dip with Focaccia Cheddar Spritz Crackers from Happier than a Pig … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

Are your thoughts turning to Fall and all the yummy foods associated with cooler weather? We won’t have cool weather until the end of October, so I will be holding off on the fall soups and stews for a while and keep concentrating on a rainbow of summery dishes. This is a list of things … Continue reading

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