Red White & Blue Patriotic Anchor

After Memorial Day and throughout June, I think it’s a more patriotic time leading up to the 4th of July, our Independence Day. I usually decorate with red, white, and blue. Since I’m also fond of coastal decor, this last week I’ve spent a day or two playing with graphics for a new floral anchor in red, white, and blue. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve shared a few new printables in the last few weeks. I’m feeling good after surgery and am recovering well. Playing with graphics to create something beautiful has been a fun occupation of my time. The print is sized 16″ x 20″.

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St Pete Beach

Did you hear the big news? Tripadvisor named St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach one of the top 25 beaches in the U.S….again! These beautiful beaches are no stranger to awards. In fact, St. Pete Beach was named Tripadvisor’s #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021, #2 Beach in the U.S. in 2020, and Clearwater Beach was named the #1 Beach in the U.S. in both 2018 and 2019.

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Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Al Fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon has 70% less fat and 40% less sodium than pork bacon.  Now I’ve tried turkey bacon before and expected something similar. I stand corrected. Tasted like regular bacon with great flavor. It comes both uncooked and precooked and ready to use. If you’re interested in trying it, check out your zip code for stores in the USA that sell it. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Memorial Day is coming soon with the remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country. It also marks the beginning of summer for most of us in the USA. Today I’m sharing a simple cold appetizer which is perfect for cookouts, parties, and other get-togethers. It’s an easy recipe for stuffed cherry tomatoes with bacon crumbles, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and parsley. Emptying the little tomatoes and stuffing them may be a little messy, but it’s not hard to do.

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A Lovely Spring Day in Michigan

Today’s spring photos are from my friend Diane who lives in the greater Detroit area. One day spring was everywhere in her garden. I do love tulips which of course do not grow in hot Florida. Thanks Diane!

Spring is my favorite time of year. As a child, it seemed a miracle when things around me came alive after the drab, gray days of winter. I do miss a northern spring and all the beautiful spring flowers like daffodils, tulips, forsythia, and lilacs. When I lived in Michigan, it was like a fairy land when you woke up to a sea of yellow blossoms on bushes everywhere or tulips in all the yards. I now experience northern spring vicariously through the photos of others. Florida does not get cold enough for all these beauties.

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