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Tour Two Historical Homes & Guest Cottage: Beautiful Estate located on the Mobile Bay

Note: This post would have been up yesterday but my blog had a bizarre hiccup and I lost over half the post after it was completely written. Argggh. I have the best hosting company, though and they did their best to help me retrieve the old post. We got back about half of it, so thankful for that. Tour Two Historical Homes & Guest Cottage oF a Beautiful Estate located on the Mobile Bay Alabama has some beautiful historical estates and one of them is … [Continue Reading...]

The Safe Way to Wash Wool & Cashmere Sweaters & A Great Book!

J. Crew Buffalo Check Shirt Jacket

Welcome to the 421st Metamorphosis Monday! A couple of months ago I purchased this navy and white shirt-jacket online at J. Crew. I loved it sooo much, I searched and found last year's version in a different color on eBay. Then I turned right around and purchased a second navy/white one because I was worried I'd never find it again when the first one eventually wore out. That's how much I love this shirt! Have you ever felt that way about a favorite sweater or … [Continue Reading...]

Some Weekend Shopping & A Cute Centerpiece Idea

While out shopping recently with Marie, we visited a new Hobby Lobby that had just opened in our area. The only thing I bought that day was a cake pan that makes a 5-layer cake. I'd love to bake a cake like this sometime for one of my grandchildren. I should have waited and checked online, found it for a lot less here when I got back home: 5-layer Cake Pan. Would make a beautiful centerpiece in a spring table setting, too. Update: We were just talking about this … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Valentine’s Day Table Settings & A Clever Idea for Candle Storage

Welcome to the 439th Tablescape Thursday! Last week I used the very latest version of InLinkz for Metamorphosis Monday and Tablescape Thursday. For most folks, it worked fine, but I've heard from 4-5 readers who were unable to see the party links. Until we can figure out what's causing that issue, I've gone back to using the old version of InLinkz for today. If you were having an issue seeing the party links last week, please leave a comment letting me know so … [Continue Reading...]

Valentine’s Day Decorations: Decorate the Porch, Front Door and a Valentine’s Day Tree

Valentine's Day Front Door Decorations_wm

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day was absolutely grand! The weather here continues to be amazingly beautiful. I'm sure Mother Nature is going to wake up at any moment and realize that while she was napping, spring snuck in. Until she does, we will continue to enjoy these 60 and 70 degree, sun-filled days. Even the birds in my backyard were chirping up a storm today. They seem as excited about these spring-like days as we are. Today I had a luncheon and … [Continue Reading...]

A Much Wanted Shirt Is Found, Plus Some Spring Wardrobe Updates

Welcome to 420th Metamorphosis Monday! Did you hear a crazy woman screaming on February 5th? If you did, that was me having a happy fit when Elaine, a reader of BNOTP, e-mailed to say she had seen the birding shirt I've been trying to find forever for sale on Etsy. I leapt over to Etsy and couldn't believe my eyes!  The ad stated that it was brand new and had never been worn. I think it will fit based on the sizing listed and the photo the seller provided of her … [Continue Reading...]

Peloton Cycle: Two Months In And What I’ve Learned

A little over a month ago I shared about a Peloton spin bike that I purchased about a month before Christmas. If you're not familiar with this bike or haven't seen the commercials, the Peloton let's you take spin classes, both live and on-demand, in the comfort of your own home. I love this bike and feel it's one of the best (if not the best) step I've taken for my health and future well-being. It's also the only form of exercise, other than biking the Silver … [Continue Reading...]

Valentine’s Day Table with Vintage Copeland Spode, Tower

Valentine's Table, Eyelet Napkins, Pierced Chargers, Copeland Spode Tower

Welcome to the 438th Tablescape Thursday! Please Note: I'm using the latest version of InLinkz for today's Tablescape Thursday party. If you have trouble seeing the links (or the button to link up to the party) please check to make sure you are using the latest version of your browser. You may have trouble seeing the links or linking up if your browser is an older version. Thanks so much for all your caring comments on yesterday's post! I had been planning on … [Continue Reading...]

A Very Weird, Very Strange Day

Blue and White Buffalo Check Duvet and Bedding

Thanks so much for all the amazing suggestions, ideas and input on yesterday's post. So much great information, things I would never have thought about. I will be referring back to your comments again and again when I am closer to beginning my master bath renovation. Your comments have also tremendously helped others who are facing a bath renovation, as well. There's nothing like hearing from folks who have been through it! So thank-you for that!   A Very … [Continue Reading...]

No Tub for the Master Bath: Good Idea or Regrettable Trend?

Bathroom with Sleek Tub Design

Welcome to the 419th Metamorphosis Monday! Please note: I'm using the latest edition of InLinkz, for linking up to today's Met Monday party. If you have any trouble seeing the link up button or the links themselves, please check to make sure you're using the latest version of your browser, especially if using Internet Explorer. I use Chrome and it works great in all situations, but apparently I.E. has some issues right now. I've heard that it's going to … [Continue Reading...]