Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

No jarred sauce, no boxed spinach, no bottled dressing, and no bagged croutons ~ now that’s love. ….and here is how it’s made.

Most of my life it has been about the ‘presentation’ ~ whether it is presenting a gift, the view from the front door, to the food we serve, the home we keep and even the table setting on Christmas Day. Don’t get me wrong…..’the presentation’ is just giving my best ~ not to be perfect …

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Banana Bread Baby Bundt Box, say that 10 times! Have you painted on our Baby Bundt Boxes yet? (order here) The boxes are not only useful but make for fun gift giving as well ~handmade and personalized for any occasion ~ for well wishes, a new bride, a get-well-soon or simply just to make someone …

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There are benefits to having a creative mind ~ for instance, seeing things beyond what they are. It’s a wonderful tool in the tool box. And this ‘tool’ came in handy when I spotted a Pumpkin Serving Dish with a pretty scalloped edge at Dollar General. It had an ugly stem though ~ and I …

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Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. If you have been following along for a while, you may have noticed we love to ‘coordinate’ here at Classic Amy Joanne. We coordinate art with home, fabric and paint colors, creative surfaces, different seasons, recipes and table settings, and many gift ideas, even the …

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Studio Happenings It’s the little things that become the big things…. that make a whole-lotta-difference…..and when it came to painting the worktable in the Studio, my heart was set on ‘Cilantro Green’ from Sherwin Williams~ to compliment all the blue, white and stained furniture, surrounding the worktable. The Cilantro Green 2″ swatch next to the …

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When it comes to making ‘sides’ for family picnics ~ there is a most requested ‘elbow macaroni salad‘ on my side of the family and Gram’s family favorite ‘rotini salad‘ on my hubby’s side of the family. Each recipe having a very different flavor….and each will have you adding an extra spoonful to your plate.

It is always exciting to be asked to be a part of any Publication, whether it be print or an on-line source….and it was no exception when I received an email from ‘The Pixelated Palette’ On-Line Magazine to submit a project for their May/June Issue! ‘Why yes I would love to!’

This Meatball Soup is just a lighter take on traditional spaghetti and makes a good weeknight go-to meal. Adding a side of buttered french bread slices will add some extra goodness. And as with any soup, it always tastes better the second day once all the flavors warm up to each other.