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The Five Key Ingredients of An Unfussy Dinner Party

With barbecue season on its way out the door, it's time to bring entertaining indoors.  Welcome your friends. Treat your family. Invite your neighbors. Celebrate the everyday! Today's post is brought to you by the folks at Fancy Feast, because if there is one thing you can count on, it’s that cat people love to party. And by party I mean eat a cozy meal with a small group … Read More.

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Painted Pumpkins: Anything But Orange

*Whooosh!* Did you hear that? That was the sound of summer getting up and leaving. Says she's only going to get a sandwich and "I'll be back in a minute." but you know darn well she ain't coming back for eight months. Maybe more. We can dwell on this or we can prepare for the festivities of pumpkin latte autumn season. Huzah! And let's be honest; is it ever to early … Read More.

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Brunching: Unbreakable Style

Greetings from 92F heat and 80% humidity! It's hot and steamy but, oddly enough, I am having a great time. I currently type this from the pleasantry of my air-conditioned bedroom while looking out the window at a house painter scraping down my window. Yes indeed - this house is getting painted (AND IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING). This has me excited as not only does this mean I get … Read More.

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Adult Coloring Book Tray

I may have a problem with decorative trays. I like them more than they like me. If I see a good looking tray at a reasonable price, there is a more than reasonable … Read More.

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Easy Popsicle Stick Art

Three things I love about Summer: Margaritas, caftans, and outdoor crafts. I'm proud to say this project involved all three! Did I mention this one involves … Read More.

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The Flowers of Fathers

A number of folks have asked me why I paint so many flowers. And while there are a dozens of good reasons, frankly, it all comes down to this lithograph, "Lilacs" by … Read More.

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Lolabelle: Adventure Cat

The life of a domestic cat in this house is rough. My cat, Lola, can attest to this! First there is eating, then there is napping, then there is whisker cleaning, … Read More.

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Lolabelle: Adventure Cat

The life of a domestic cat in this house is rough. My cat, Lola, can attest to this! First there is eating, then there is napping, then there is … Read More.

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Summer Entertaining Ideas

So here is something I thought I'd never say: I bought a barbecue. A real, full sized, tomato shaped Bee-bee-que. Not a grill, not a fire pit, a BBQ. … Read More.

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Open for Business

Hello. It's me. I was wondering if after all these months you'd like to meet. In a place. Called Etsy... That's right folks. When I wasn't … Read More.