Views from the Porch, July

      Since I am lucky enough to be staying at home at the beach house, I am sharing some views from the porch today             You never know what is going to float by!             Boats of all shapes and sizes, parasail 🪂 … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Keeping Cool with Watermelon

  Let’s cool off with some watermelon today         With higher temperatures on the way         Watermelon is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!         I set a watermelon table for 2         It’s full of watermelon slices and has a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Patriotic Blog Hop! I hope you get to visit all my fellow tablescapers for amazing inspirations, ideas and patriotic eye candy! Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?         It won’t be long now, the days just seem to fly by … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo

  Next Sunday is May 5, Cinco de Mayo         Let’s celebrate with cactus and a Fry-Tot-To!         Come join me with a cactus themed table on the patio           I have a sudden thing for all things cactus         They’re fun … Continue reading

Recipe Box, A Peach of a Salad and favorite peach recipes

  Peaches!   Summer is full of so many wonderful things, and summer produce is right at the top of my list, fresh corn, garden tomatoes, and sweet summer peaches are my favorites!       Fresh fruit is great in salads         Pair it with a flavorful cheese, and walnuts for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Cake

        Summer strawberries, yum!         These berries were on the over ripe side, so I decided to chop them up and let them marinate with sugar and bake them in a cake         If you have time, put them in the refrigerator to sit overnight and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa

Are hot dogs part of your summer menu plans? Elevate a simple dog by stuffing it with Pineapple Salsa and wrapping it in bacon I cooked these in the oven, for a simple supper last week, but you can definitely put them on your grill These hot dogs only take minutes to prepare, and cooking … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Picnic Ideas

      With Memorial Day on the horizon and warmer weather arriving, doesn’t it put you in the mood for a picnic?         Grab your basket and load it up with portable yummies         Sure you can fill it with chips and a jar of pickles, but something … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Palm leaves in Goauche

  Have you ever painted with goauche paint?  It is similar to watercolor, but it is more opaque         I bought an inexpensive set of 24 colors and a palette pan         This is just like my watercolor palette, with individual pans that can be moved around     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tranquil Sea

  There is nothing like a sea of blue         And dining in a “room” with a view         The waters on the coast are various shades of blue and green         The most beautiful water, when it’s tranquil and serene         We … Continue reading