The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

Tomorrow is August 1, which means Summer is rapidly slipping away …But! As much as we all love thinking about Fall, cooler temps and comfort food, I still want to savor the last days Summer I was having trouble picking a theme/flavor of the month because this list is such a hodge podge of recipes… … Continue reading

Views from the Porch, 4th Fun & Menu

I’ve been relaxing at the beach this past week, lots of fun, friends, fireworks and fish! The guys love to go fishing, especially during Snapper season They’ve caught some big ones! CC brought her gymnastics mat and it didn’t take the kids long to discover it made a great slide into the pool We caught … Continue reading

Recipe Box, The Chef’s Best!

Happy Father’s Day! I know people think I do a lot of cooking, but truth be known I have a resident chef… We have a multi-generational household and he and I tag team the cooking and shopping for meals Sooo… In honor of my chef son, who is one of the world’s greatest Dads, I … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

Happy July! When I think of summer food treats, I think of fresh corn, juicy ripe summer tomatoes, zucchini and fresh Alabama peaches I am featuring Corn, Tomatoes, Zucchini & Peach recipes for the Flavors of the month for July Appetizers Peach Margaritas from Baker by Nature Zucchini Hushpuppies from Miss Information Creamy Corn Dip … Continue reading

Tablescapes, a Trip to the South Pacific

I thought we’d take a little trip today, how about joining me in the South Pacific? The inspiration for this table and bar was the Broadway show, South Pacific This post was originally part of a tablescape hop 4 years ago To celebrate New York’s reopening and the beginning of Summer I thought it would … Continue reading

Holidays, Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

A round up of red white and blue today, for the up and coming Memorial Day and all the summer holidays! Lobster Fest for the 4th Firecracker Chargers Strawberry Cheesecake Pie Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake Seaside July Flag Bottles Uncle Sam Hat Vase Firecrackers, Flip Flops & Flags Stars & Stripes Red White and … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  How is it possible that it’s almost August already? While perusing recipes for my monthly bucket list I was having trouble finding recipes that I hadn’t seen a zillion times before… So few were jumping out and grabbing my attention But then I got an idea! ๐Ÿ’ก Instead of making trendy recipes this month, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

  Happy July!       My blog anniversary is coming up on August 1… I have posted over 1,000 recipes in the past 8 years and so many are favorites worth repeating, I have decided to include more of them on my monthly Paint Bucket like this Watermelon Ice Cream Pie       … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

  Well here we are, Summer! Ahhh, the season of juicy berries, sweet corn, beautiful tomatoes… the season of grilling and chilling and enjoying the outdoors… I picked my favorite food of summer to be the flavor of the month… The flavor of the Month for June is CORN         You can … Continue reading

Recipe Box, A Virtual Trip to the Beach

  Let’s go to the beach today   Sea Oats     and look for sea shells         The Gulf Coast beaches are closed right now       But we have our own little patch of sand         And a blue pool to keep cool       … Continue reading