Classic Amy Joanne

Art & Home

There is nothing more satisfying to a sweet tooth than the mix of Peanut Butter and Chocolate…..am I right or what?

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Typically for the ‘Recipe Card Project’ ~ I search recipe cards for inspiration, but this time the recipe inspired the project and I found the cards and pages to match.

Peanut Butter Butter Squares!

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My hubby and I sit down to dinner almost every night in our living room….using snack tables we received at my bridal shower almost 32 years ago. They wobble we fix them. They are a part of our story.

This is our time together….it may not be a traditional table setting but is certainly tradition to us. It is our time to catch our favorite shows….in the beginning it was recordings on VHS of ‘All My Children’, then once that left the air (devastated I was)…we turned to another favorite ‘The Waltons’. Then once that left the air ~ and leading up to today we watch episode after episode of ‘Blue Bloods’ (gotta love Tom Selleck)…..although it is about crime, it also has family love, traditions and Prayer.

So ~ not a traditional movie or table….but dinner on our snack tables ~ is always familiar….always comfortable, and feels like home to us.

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Dinner typically includes trying new recipes….tonight we are serving up a new favorite, Beef and Onion Piroshki!

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Decorating on a shoe string budget can be just as pretty as ordering hi-end decor from the pages of Pottery Barn……just takes a little bit of creativity.

To freshen up the entryway table ~ I remembered the pretty Milk Glass pieces collected from my pickin’ friends ‘Sister Stash’ for the Shop ~ I gathered a few pieces from the collection, and played with the different shapes and sizes….this was first. The something ‘old.

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If you have been following along for a while you know that I am not much of a flower girl, creating flowers that is….I tried and have taken many classes ~ but my patience is weary….I think I will leave the serious floral paintings to the Artists ~ such as ….some of my favorites Annie Quigley, Kelly Hoernig and Rebecca Baer.

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Welcome to the bunny patch

This is a fun filled post with lots to create and do ~ a gift for you this Easter!

Create a homespun clay pot with a how-to video, a dessert prepared with basic ingredients and oh-so cute!, with scrap booking paper gifts and favors, a free pattern to ‘hold your seat at the bunny patch’ with a complete how-to video and place setting ideas too!

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Me: “I can’t stop looking at these eggs….they are so beautiful.”

My Family: “Please stop talking about ‘those eggs'”

‘Those eggs’ happened to bring me joy for a week or so….they were the prettiest blue I have ever seen. Every time I opened the fridge there ‘they’ were….being all blue and makin’ me smile.

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The World has changed since this post was prepared. Prayers Lifted.

I am lucky to have an amazing Mom and a good friend Jane Allen whom have encouraged me to read and pray Psalm 91.

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I know I know, that you know that I have a fondness for the color Blue. So it should come as no surprise that my Easter basket and goodies should be anything different.

Check out the Paint & Pencil project ‘Blue Easter’, click here, …..if you missed it.

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