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

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

I have been busy planning for July for the past few weeks.  We always have a big family gathering and this year we will have our children and grandchildren at the beach house for 10 days  😱 I know, right…. it will be crazy… 🤣 We actually all get along great, and everyone pitches in, … 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, Memorial Day Menu

For family holiday weekends at the beach we love to COOK With young grandchildren and crowded restaurants, dining out is not fun or relaxing HHjr is head chef and we collaborated last week on the menu It looks complicated, but with advance planning, and some short cut recipes, plus my son does most of the … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

This month’s recipe bucket list is all about enjoying the summer bounty filling the the markets right now as well as some 4th of July fun   You can see photos and recipe inspirations for this list on my July Paint Bucket Pinterest board here Appetizers Firecracker Dogs from Handmade in the Heartland Street Corn … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

June! Summer!   Here’s some things I’m thinking about cooking this month You can see photo inspirations on the June Paint Bucket here, Also what I’m thinking about for the week of the 4th of July here Appetizers Brown Butter Fried Onion Rings from Bon Appetit Spring Rolls with hoisin dipping sauce Skinny  Green Chili Chicken … Continue reading

Holidays, Things you should be doing in May…

How often do we say, “life’s too short,” or “time is flying,” or “I can’t believe it’s summer/fall/winter/spring already!” Next Sunday is May 1, and with a little advance planning maybe we can slow things down and enjoy the moments… Here’s what we need to be doing in May Gather ’round the Maypole  💃   … Continue reading

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