Home Decor, Hurricane Weary

Having a coastal home for 31 years means we’ve experienced a lot of hurricanes and storms     We’ve seen all kinds of crazy things, a couple of years ago we had an inch of hail in April!     Hurricanes are the definite downside of the life in paradise, we try to think of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Witches Wicked Candlelight Supper

  Welcome my pretties, come in, come in!     You are just in time for the wicked fun to begin!     There are plenty of seats     And wicked good treats     We’ll toast to all things spider     With a glass of poison cider!       No time … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Fall!

  I think we are all having fun welcoming fall this year, and even if cooler temps haven’t arrived where you are, pulling out pumpkins and all things autumn makes us at least pretend to feel cooler       Last week I was able to do a little fall-i-fying…     Come on in, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins

  When the cotton is high in the south, it’s time to pick some pumpkins!     I did my pumpkin pickin’ at Trader Joe’s       They are piled in a galvanized tub with magnolia and cotton white as snow       Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere       I love my new … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Apple Recipe Round-up

Apple is the Flavor of the Month for September, let’s take a peek at some favorites from the past     For breakfast, try Sausage & Apple Biscuit Muffins     How about an Apple & Cranberry Salad for lunch       Or a Croissant filled with Apple, Bacon & Gouda       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Farm

This is Take-out Tuesday with a twist today, I do have a great recipe to share but first let’s join the fun for Celebrate & Decorate’s Fall Tablescape Hop   I have been hopping with this group through several seasons, and you won’t want to miss any of their fabulous tables and ideas!  A big … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fresh Fall Figs

Is is still hot where you are?   😅     It is hot and humid on the Gulf coast, typical for August,  so I have been drawing inside, in the AC     I have been exploring and experimenting with all kinds of art supplies, dusting off some old ones and trying out some new, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Favorite Autumn Salads

With September on the horizon, we are all thinking about the wonderful foods and flavors of fall     It will be hot in the South for another 6-8 weeks, so those pots of chili won’t be on my stove, but these salads will satisfy fall food cravings and still keep you cool~     … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Peachy Bread Pudding & a Peachy Recipe Round-up

Okay, I’ve got good news and bad news…and good news! The good news is I did make the eagerly anticipated Peach Bread Pudding from the June Bucket list The bad news is that I don’t have tons of drool worthy photos so we’re going to have to use our imaginations…     The other good … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Peach Pie

Okay, since it’s been all about peaches this week on the Painted Apron, you probably saw this coming…   A peach painting~     Peaches are fascinating to me because if you look closely you can see many different colors in their skins     This Waterlogue version of the original photo really emphasizes the … Continue reading

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