The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

  June is just around the corner, Are you ready for a new season?       Things are already heating up in the South so this month I want to make easy summer food       incorporating a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables, but still family friendly     The flavor of … Continue reading

Holidays, Bring the beach to you!

  Happy Memorial Day Eve! In the United States we celebrate Memorial day to honor all those that have served our country and sacrificed so much for our freedom         It is also represents the beginning of Summer!         Summer means a trip to the beach for many people, … Continue reading

Holidays, Smooth Sailing to Memorial Day

  Can you believe Memorial Day is only a week away? Such an important holiday to honor all that have served I’m heading to the coast soon to get ready for a long weekend with family Time to start thinking about food and decorations…  I rounded up some of my very favorites for inspiration The … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Flavor of the Month Round-up

Once again, thank you thank you for your prayers and sweet comments…I promise I am doing ok, I am back in the “city” taking care of the non fun things, and am with HHjr and his boys.  There is nothing better for my psyche than a busy house full of noisy hungry boys… Blueberry is … Continue reading

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

Flavor of the Month, Pineapple

July’s flavor of the month is pineapple, and I’ve already made several wonderful things, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa, BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Wrap, and a Pineapple Smoothie Cocktail Here are some additional pineapple treats and ideas from the archives, there is nothing better than a ripe summer pineapple, it will take you … 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, June Paint Bucket

  Summer is here!       Happy June! The flavor of the month for June is Watermelon!     Here’s what I’m thinking about making in June… You can see the recipes and photo inspirations on my Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board in the June Section Appetizers Watermelon Pizza from Choosing Chia Crock Pot … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Cook-out Recipes you can cook inside!

  We will be watching the rain from Alberto tomorrow, but we aren’t complaining… We are so fortunate to live in the USA, where so many men and women have graciously served to keep us safe and free! Thank you for your service!       Just in case your picnic or BBQ gets rained … Continue reading

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