Creations, Sunflower Door Basket

  When I got back to the city a few days ago, I was itching to fill my house with fresh sunflowers and start transitioning my decor to late summer/early fall         I had an idea rolling around in my head for a sunflower door decoration, and decided to poke around my … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach, Plum, & a Dash of Rum Ice Cream

  Is there anything better on a hot day than cool ice cream?         How about ice cream topped with fresh summer fruit and made with a splash of Coconut Rum, Yum!           When I make no churn ice cream I usually use Cool Whip  it’s sooo easy … Continue reading

Tablescapes, From Stars & Stripes to Crabs & Starfish!

  I hope you all are having a wonderful July!         My family celebrated our country’s birthday dining on our traditional favorites, BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, and Summer Squash casserole       We had 4th of July Cheesecake Pie And watched fireworks light up the sky over the Gulf … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Mother’s Day

  Happy Mother’s Day!   “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” Lisa Alther           I wish you a day filled with some of your favorite things!   ❤️   Psst…treat yourself to something from my Society 6 shop today, 25% off everything May 12-13  

Bless Your Heart Holiday Giveaway!

  In the South, when someone says, “Bless your heart,” it can mean a variety of things… It can be used as a sincere expression of sympathy or genuine concern But it often is used as a substitute for what one’s really thinking… {That dress is so ugly it could turn milk sour} “Bless your … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

  Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…   Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes   My “city” kitchen … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Creations, Let’s Talk Cake!

  Let’s talk cake… It’s fun to draw   Paint         And sew!           You can change a cake with a filter or an app like Waterlogue       Or get it on a pillow       You can take it with you     It’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt

Happy Fat Tuesday!!     Since we made a Cinnamon Roll King Cake  last week     Let’s celebrate today with a White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt cake!       Do you have a Nothing But Bundt cake store in your area?  One opened in Birmingham last fall, and I thought, well, anyone can make a … Continue reading

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