The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

August already??? School starts back in early to mid August in Alabama, so when the calendar hits August 1, it really feels like summer is over…the heat will stick around until October though, and our markets and grocery stores are still full of fresh summer produce Blueberries are still in abundance at great prices so … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

July! Today is HH’s birthday!  🎂 We will have a big celebration this week celebrating his birthday & our country’s birthday as family arrives in the next few days     The flavor of the month for July is Pineapple   Appetizers Pineapple Smoothie from Listotic Peach & Bacon Pizza Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites from … Continue reading

Holidays, 4th Food, Tables & Crafts

  Let’s talk Pinterest for a minute I LOVE Pinterest, and yes it can be addicting and a time sucker, but it’s also full of ideas for just about anything you can think of, and my favorite thing about Pinterest is using it as a personal organizational tool Instead of trying to keep ideas floating … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Oh goodness, I feel a little bit like Alice, time is ticking and I’m late, I’m late!  But here is the Paint Bucket for April Remember you can always see photos of all these recipes and the ones from the months before on the Monthly Paint Pinterest Board here The flavor of the month for … Continue reading

The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

February is officially over, bring on Spring!! I’ve got all kinds of yummy things on the March recipe inspiration list, including things for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter…yes Easter is April 1st, no fooling!! The flavor of the month is Lemon  🍋 You can see photos and more links to the inspiration recipes on my … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

  🥂 Cheers to 2018!   Everyone likes to eat lighter after the holidays so the flavor of the month for January is Broccoli Although broccoli is not a favorite vegetable of mine it is so healthy and versatile, I want to try using it in some new ways If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

December, 2 days away! 🎄 Are you ready?? 🎁 Will you be baking up a storm?    Traveling? This is the one month I don’t travel, and I will be happily in place at the North Pole, decking the halls, and doing all things Merry   In fact, the Paint Bucket is posting early for December … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

The monthly Paint Bucket is my way of organizing recipes into a small seasonal group to focus on, one month at a time.  It isn’t a to do list, but an inspiration list for reference.  Often times the recipes are just the start point, and the resulting dish is decidedly different, but organizing in advance … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

  Psst, Mother’s Day sale on Society6 today, April 30 only, 20% off with free shipping drop a hint or get yourself a little something… 🎁     Happy May!       Here is the list of recipes & ideas I will be drawing inspiration from this month.  You can see photos and recipes … Continue reading

The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

Welcome Spring!     So many of us have had an early taste of Spring, and in the South, we have enjoyed many days stolen from summer   February was an indulgent month around the Painted Apron, with the Raspberry flavor of the month winding it’s way into so many sweet and savory treats… Instead … Continue reading

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