Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars


Help yourself to a taste of summer in an easy dessert, Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars! Peaches are the stone fruit harbinger of summer! Local South Carolina peaches are starting to arrive at farm stands and grocery stores. I found a recipe for Peach Cobbler Bars that is easy to cobble together in my July/August edition of…

At the Table: Modern Country Style and Mikasa Magnolia Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a soft palette of blue, taupe, white, and Mikasa Magnolia dinnerware. Mikasa Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Magnolia dinnerware warms the table with a modern country style. Inspired by the organic circular designs in natural wood, the warm taupe centers of the pattern are bordered by a combination of line and bead accents in a classic cream…

Happy Independence Day


“For every moment of peace, liberty, & greatness our country enjoys, we have someone who has worn a uniform to thank.” United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Thank you. Long May She Wave. Wishing you a Sparkling Celebration and  Safe & Happy Independence Day!

A Star-Spangled Fruit Tart for Independence Day


I have a last-minute recipe to help you celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry, a Star-Spangled Fruit Tart! A fancy version of a fruit pizza, made in a tart pan for easy removal for your Independence Day celebration! I used an 11-inch tart pan for this star-spangled fruit tart. If you don’t have a tart pan, you…

A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table!


  I set a table that’s Red, White and Blooming in anticipation of Independence Day! We’ll be celebrating family members’ birthdays along with America’s birthday this weekend and watching the fireworks from the water. I couldn’t resist dishing out a little tabletop fun with some patriotic fanfare in a celebration of red, white and blue. Broad…

Window Dressing for the Potting Shed

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I’ve been busy planting and adding a little window dressing to the Potting Shed! My hubby hung a pair of Happy Birthday Window Boxes for my Potting Shed about a month ago. The window side of my Potting Shed sat next the lake before her move and was inaccessible. I decided that side and was past due a face lift…

At the Table: Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a little red, white, blue and green and Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware. Vines, flowers, and ornamental scrolls adorn the borders of the Capri dinnerware, a newly introduced pattern from Pfaltzgraff. I cut some Endless Summer Hydrangeas from the garden for some blue and red coleus stems for a centerpiece for the table. An…


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