Missing Your Friends’ Facebook Posts?


A while back Facebook made some big changes that effected us being able to see all the updates from the friends and pages we follow. Annoying, right? One day you're seeing updates from all your friends and the next day you're not. I've had several folks ask me over the last few months why they aren't getting all the post updates I share at the Between Naps on the Porch Facebook page. I knew FB had … [Read more...]

Spots and Spotlights: A Live Interview with the Mid-Morning Show on WBCL

On the Air

Shaking in my boots.  Okay, it was more like shaking in my sneakers. ;) This morning I had the pleasure of being interviewed LIVE for the radio show, Spots and Spotlights, hosted by Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer. It was that "live" part that had me just a tad nervous but Lynne and Bekah are so wonderful, they quickly put me at ease. If you're here visiting for the first time, Welcome!  So glad you're … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop Tip: How to Remove Unwanted Objects from Photos


Welcome to the 220th Metamorphosis Monday! A while back I took you on a little tour of my home town.  It was around Christmastime and the homes were decorated for the holidays. This house has always been one of my faves.  It reminds me a little of the home in the movie, Father of the Bride.  (You can tour that movie house here: Father of the Bride Movie House Tour) When I used this picture in a … [Read more...]

2012 at Between Naps on the Porch: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Between Naps on the Porch

2012 was a busy, exciting, fun and sometimes nerve racking year here at BNOTP.   I thought it might be interesting to do a quick review of the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly.   If you missed one of these posts and wish to visit it, just click on the title of  the post which is a direct link to the post itself. Most Pinned Post in 2012:  Pottery Barn Inspired Garland Tutorial: Make Your … [Read more...]

Bloggers Who Became Authors

Office Library (Between Naps on the Porch)

So how's it going?  Thanksgiving preparations in full swing now?  I know you're probably racing around getting the house ready for family and cooking up a storm. Wonky Stuff:   Just a little update, if you've noticed some wonky stuff going on with zay blog the last two days, it's because my hosting company is testing some things out.  I'm a bit late in posting since I needed to stay out of the blog … [Read more...]

Recipe Sharing Made Easy

Printable Recipes

Welcome to the 199th Metamorphosis Monday!  How was your weekend? I have a metamorphosis I'm super excited about sharing.  If you love trying new recipes, you're going to like this Before and After. In the past when I've shared a recipe here at BNOTP, I created a post showing the process along with pictures taken during the cooking process. Somewhere in the post I'd share a photo of the actual recipe … [Read more...]

Stolen Content: This is How It Looks

Stop Scrapers from Stealing Your Blog Posts e

Happy Friday Evening!  I'm excited to announce the Seasonal Footer here at BNOTP is all updated for the Fall Season.  Linked in the  footer at the bottom of the BNOTP home page, you'll find posts about Autumn Decorating, Fall Dining, Halloween Crafts & Decor and Halloween Tablescapes.  Once Halloween has passed, I'll change the Halloween categories out to Thanksgiving related posts.  Hope you are … [Read more...]

If You Really Love Me, You Won’t Leave

Packed Bags

Source How's that for a guilt trip? ;) Unless you've been stranded on a desert island the past few weeks, you probably know many Bloggers have made the decision to truncate or shorten their blog feeds to only show a short excerpt of their post.  I didn't hop on the truncation train at first because I wanted to do a little research to learn as much as I could about how widespread scraping and stealing of … [Read more...]

Stop Scrapers From Stealing Your Content

Stop scrapers from stealing your content

Imagine for a moment you're a Blogger.  You have an idea for a project.  You're going to make a wood flag for an upcoming patriotic holiday.  You can't wait to create the flag and share it with your readers. You drive to Home Depot and purchase the wood, nails, and glue you need to make your flag.  You drive to Office Depot and purchase the star stickers you'll use as a guide for the stars. You … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story, Part II: Beware the 3-Day Weekend


Blogging is truly a wondrous thing.  Never in the history of the world have we been able to so easily communicate and share the things we love with other like-minded souls.  I never take it for granted and even today, after blogging for almost 4 years, I am still amazed and thrilled each time I log on and read your comments, your blog posts and your e-mails.  I just realized BNOTP turns 4 years old on … [Read more...]