Featured Posts

11 Impossibly Romantic Homes That Made My Heart Beat Just a Little Faster

11 Impossibly Romantic Homes to Tour

This morning I fell down the rabbit hole. It started out innocently as I revisited (and drooled over) a home I had previously shared. I fell in love all over again. Then I visited another and another. I've posted tours of some really wonderful homes over the years and you'll find them all under the "Home Tours" category at the top of the blog. I chose a few this morning that have a romantic storybook quality. It was really hard to narrow it … [Continue Reading...]

Romantic Candlelight Dinner on the Porch

Romantic Table Setting on the Porch

Welcome to the 410th Tablescape Thursday! I've been saving clear bottles for a couple of years in hopes of one day creating this table setting. I was surprised by how long it took to save the bottles, seems like every tall drink comes in a colored bottle. Recently when I was cleaning out the garage and came across the bottles, I decided it was finally time to put this little table together here on the porch.   This easy-to-make … [Continue Reading...]

Save Big $$$ On Travel With Google Flights & A Favorite Listen at Audible

Archaeology, An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

I've always wanted to visit Greece and see all the amazing places I've only read about in books. My interest has grown even more over the last month as I've been listening to one of the best series of lectures on Audible that I've ever listened to called: Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites. It's one of The Great Courses at Audible and it's so good I can't wait to listen to it a second time, and I never do that...listen … [Continue Reading...]

How I Organize & Store My Small Jewelry Collection

Jewelry Organizers_wm

Welcome to the 391st Metamorphosis Monday! Sometimes I don't know what I need until it finds me. Other than A Classy Flea, my favorite store to run into when I'm in the mood to just putter around and do a little "wonder what they have in" type shopping, is my local Marshall's. Around two weeks ago I stopped in and spied this piece, a rotating jewelry holder. Am I the last person in the world to discover these? lol I don't have expensive … [Continue Reading...]

What I’m Buying and Loving For Summer

Stylish raincoat with check print lining

Recently when I was visiting my son, dil, grandson and the newest little addition to our family, I did something I've been meaning to do. I finally stopped by the Talbots that I always see when I'm out and about there. I was curious to see if it would be like the Talbots stores here in the Atlanta area. It was very similar and they were having a huge sale with almost everything 50% off. That same sale is still going on right now and you can … [Continue Reading...]

Where Did You Get That Flatware?

Flatware Storage

Welcome to the 409th Tablescape Thursday! I've been out of town visiting with family for the last five days and just got back late yesterday evening. Since I wasn't home to create a tablescape, I thought it might be fun to put together a post all about flatware. Flatware is to a table setting what jewelry or shoes are to an outfit. The right flatware can be the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful setting. Today I'm sharing some of the … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at A Classy Flea

Tiffan Franciscan Ruby Flash Punch Bowl Set

It's been a while since we stopped in for a visit to A Classy Flea. It always amazes me how fast things come and go here. I've learned the hard way over the years, if I see something I like, I'd better get it when I see it because it won't be there long. All these signs make me wish I had a beach or lake house to decorate.   So many things to see, where should we start?   I was smitten by this beautiful lamp. I … [Continue Reading...]

Milk and Yogurt For Those Who Are Dairy Intolerant Due to Casein Proteins

A2 Tested Milk

Welcome to the 390th Metamorphosis Monday! I was away this weekend visiting family so don't have a Before and After to share from home, but I do have an interesting discovery to share. During my visit I stopped by one of my favorite grocery stores in the area, Dorothy Lane Market. While shopping in Dorothy Lane, I overheard one of the product vendors talking with another customer about a milk they have for folks who are lactose intolerant or … [Continue Reading...]

Your Fruity Coconut Drink Awaits

Summer Dining on the Deck

Welcome to the 408th Tablescape Thursday! Last November I joined The Property Brothers, and a couple of my thousand closest friends, for Drew and Jonathan's first ever Sailing with the Scotts Cruise.   It was a blast meeting Drew and Scott and they are just as nice in person as they are on TV. Try to ignore my completely starstruck face! lol   It had been a very long time since I'd taken a cruise. Last time I was … [Continue Reading...]

The Awesome Travel Deals I’m Stalking Right Now

Breakfast with the Rothschild Giraffes at Giraffe Manor

I don't seem to be content these days unless I have a trip in the works. I love all the anticipation, the time leading up to the trip when I'm reading and dreaming about the adventure to come. As I've mentioned before, the dreaming and planning time is almost as fun as the trip itself!   When traveling, I'm always looking for a good deal. I've been stalking some of my favorite travel sites, the ones I've traveled with before, and … [Continue Reading...]

Tour Ben Whittaker’s Brownstone Home In “The Intern” With Robert De Niro

Ben's Kitchen in The Intern Movie

I love it when you guys suggest movies I should check out. I rarely go to the movies since there are so few I like these days, but I'm so glad Diána e-mailed me and suggested I do a tour of the wonderful homes in the movie, The Intern. (Thanks, Diána!) There are actually three beautiful homes in the movie, in addition to a pretty cool office space. This post would be way too long if I tried to post tours of all those places in a single post, … [Continue Reading...]

Master Bedroom Flooring Updates & Some Furniture Rearranging

Plaid Tartan Bedding for the Master Bedroom

Welcome to the 389th Metamorphosis Monday! Pssst: Did you know BNOTP is on Instagram? You'll find my latest Instagram posts here: Between Naps On The Porch Recently I shared a mini-disaster I discovered in my master bedroom. While vacuuming that room one day, I lifted up the seagrass rug and discovered it had been deteriorating underneath and the rubber latex backing had welded itself to my hardwood flooring.   I tried … [Continue Reading...]