Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Create a delicious, healthy appetizer in minutes with tuna, avocado and tomatoes
Prep Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 jar Tonnino Tuna Filets in Olive Oil
  • 1 whole avocado sliced
  • 1/2 container garlic marinated cherry tomatoes (I like the ones from Bristol Farms or Whole Foods)
  • 14 each La Panzanella Gluten Free Roasted Garlic Oat Thins
  • 1 drizzle Balsamic Glaze


  • Remove tuna from jar with olive oil and mix well. Use as much oil or as little as you like to taste or you can substitute mayo if you like.
  • Slice avocado and place on a dish
  • Scoop some tuna on the dish
  • Add tomatoes and crackers
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and Enjoy! Its that simple

Prayers on Memorial Day

Today is a day of prayer and peace. It is also a day where family and friends gather to celebrate the start of the summer season. In my morning research I found this:

The law reads, in part, “The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious faith, for permanent peace [and] designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace.”

So however you enjoy your day, take a moment to pray for peace and love in our world. Let us today (and everyday) honor those who sacrificed their lives so we may live a better life. To stop our judgement of others and chose to love one another and spread love. God’s creations big and small are all blessings.

Happy Memorial Day,

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Shade Your Yard With Sail Shades

I was looking for a different approach to shading my back patio. One that was efficient, somewhat portable and reasonably priced. So I started doing research on products and found these sail shades. They are inexpensive, create a nice visual pattern in your yard and create shade!

I used two 8 x 8 sail shades and one 10 x 10 sail shade for the middle. I used clothes line with eye hooks to attach to the pole and side of the house. The line is easy to tighten or remove using the tension screws. Works well for putting up and taking down in the backyard.

It took a bit of time to get the sails in place and aligned to create the visual effect I was looking for. I had someone help me with this and 3 people helps both visually and labor wise. You will need to adjust the sails from end to end so that they are taut and symetrical. I purchased the kit and sails from Amazon. You can go to Home Depot as well but make sure to get marine grade stainless steel to prevent rust. https://amzn.to/2Eegpff

overhead image of sail shades using a crossover pattern.
View from under the shades. I added solar lighting and a candelabra with battered operated candles for more ambient lighting
To finish off your project add solar lighting and curtains. The tie backs add beach flare.

Everything you need to create your backyard paradise for under $450.00. Compare to a permanent pergola ($6,000.00) or retractable structure ($700+ labor).

Happy DIY!

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Moms are Special

Today is a day to celebrate Mom’s all around the world. It is a tough job at times and very rewarding other times. When you first realize you are pregnant; your job begins. You wonder what your baby will look like. Will he/she have blue eyes or brown. Will they look like me or their dad. What will they be when they grow up. If you are blessed with carrying a child in your womb; you feel the first flutters of movement and your heart fills with joy. This creation from God, loved the moment it is conceived.

For other ladies that are unable to conceive but adopt; the role is still being a mom and being a mom to a precious child so they may grow up in a loving environment and nurtured with love and hopes and dreams for their children.

Mom is a hard job but very rewarding as well. Forever and ever you will have that job as a mom. You never ever stop being a mom. It is a beautiful day but also a very hard day for me. I am the mom of three beautiful children. They are currently not in my life but one day they will be again, that I trust in God.

Happy Mothers Day. Share a smile and cheers to all.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene