Category: Holidays

A Spooky Incarnation~ Haunted Lanterns

I’m scaring up a Spooky Incarnation for my lanterns for Halloween~ courtesy of scrapbook paper from K&Company from Michaels~ I saw this lantern at HomeGoods recently~ its creepy image kept haunting me, but I couldn’t justify buying a lantern  for the ghosts & goblins who would come calling~ Scrapbook paper pads at Michaels were 40%…

Scary Hand Pies

I decided to scare up some hand pies with October’s arrival and in anticipation of Halloween! Some scary hands reached out and grabbed me when I was creeping along the aisles of Target, one of my favorite Haunts, last October~ Now these sinister skeletal hands have some pies in their evil clutches. . . Literal eye candy in the form of Wilton Candy Eyeballs were also watching me from the…

A Stars & Stripes Salute on the Porch

Preparations are underway for a Stars & Stripes Salute for Indespendence Day~  a day with family enjoying food, fun, and fireworks! We’re pulling out all the flags for this High-Flying Holiday! Excerpt from “I am the Flag” by Ruth Apperson Rous: “My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in…

Berry Skillet Cobbler

I spied Mini Berry Cobblers in Southern Living’s April issue’s “Bite-size Southern Favorites” section here~  Served up in adorable 3.5-inch Lodge Logic cast iron mini skillets! I filed that idea away until a week ago, when I stopped in Cracker Barrel looking for mini MoonPies to include in my Picnic Basket Giveaway. My eagle eye :)…

Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry and a Winner!

I’m celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry! I ran across a recipe for Blueberry Salsa in Southern Living that I had filed away~ there are two versions actually, one with onion and one without. I used red onion in ours :) Fun for serving with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe’s for a little Patriotic…

A Sweet Southern Pairing for July 4th!

RC Cola and MoonPies go together like Fireworks and the Fourth of July!  If you live above the Mason-Dixon line, you’re probably not familiar with this famous culinary combo :) Not to be confused with a Whoopie Pie, the Original MoonPie is a four-inch-round s’mores-ish sandwich cookie, made of marshmallow fluff layered between graham crackers and coated with chocolate, vanilla, or banana.  I…

Banner Yet Wave Tablescape and a Giveaway!

Our Star-Spangled Banners are Waving  in anticipation of Independence Day! I’m Proudly Hailing my love of Red, White & Blue AND Picnic Love~ in one portable toting package~  this Vintage-Style Metal Picnic Basket! I spied this plaid picnic basket at World Market before Memorial Day~  drawn to its retro-1950’s-style, like a child to a fireworks…

Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue

We Celebrated the Red, White, & Blue with a Memorial Day Picnic~ Stars and Stripes were the Guests of Honor! And a little retro fun~ plaid & portable~ was provided by this metal picnic basket I found at World Market~   Mini MoonPies and vintage-style seltzer waters arrived, but unfortunately RC Colas were unable to attend :)  Parchment paper checked basket…