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Breakfast with Daisy and Giraffe Kisses

Breakfast with Daisy at Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Greetings, dear Friends! I'm back home from a fun, exciting week in Kenya. It will take me a while to get through all the photos I took, but I can't wait to share them with you. I caught some exciting footage of the migration and I'll be sharing it soon. In the meantime I've uploaded a couple of more videos that were shot while I was staying at Giraffe Manor.   In the first video below, I'm visiting the Giraffe Center which is … [Continue Reading...]

A Romantic Bedtime Makeover

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Welcome to the 347th Metamorphosis Monday! Today I left Mahali Mzuri and headed off to Giraffe Manor. Visiting Giraffe Manor is such a great way to end this African safari adventure!   I was booked for the "Daisy" room. All the rooms are named after much-loved giraffes that have called Giraffe Manor home at some point.     When I arrived the beds looked like this...draped in beautiful netting at each … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: Decorating Safari Style

Books on Decorating in Safari Style

I created this post before leaving for Africa this past Tuesday. By the time you read it, I hope to be sleeping in a bed that looks like this. Though I don't wish for a plague of mosquitoes, isn't this just the most romantic look! If you find this style of decor enchanting, you'll find lots of inspiration for incorporating a little of it into your decor in the books I'm sharing today.     Get your safari design … [Continue Reading...]

On Safari in Kenya with Lions and Giraffe: 2 Videos

Maasai or Kilimanjaro Giraffe, Kenya_wm

How's your Friday going? Mine is going great as I continue on safari here in Kenya. I've been sharing photos today on Instagram, hope you're enjoying those! If you're not yet following BNOTP on Instagram, you'll find the link on the sidebar or click here: BNOTP on Instagram. It's going to take me quite a while to go through all the pictures I've taken, so I thought I'd share a couple of short videos, instead. The first was a pride of lions … [Continue Reading...]

In-Air Table Settings, Compliments of Air France and Kenya Air

Airplane Meals

Welcome to the 365th Tablescape Thursday! I'm typing this from the hotel I'm staying in overnight here in Nairobi: Ole-Sereni. Initially, I thought I'd be sharing a table from camp, but due to my flying schedule and the time difference, Thursday got here super fast. It's 5:47 PM on Wednesday back home right now, but here in Nairobi, it's already Thursday and 12:48 AM. Yikes! I'm off to bed soon because a driver is arriving to collect me at … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: African Safari Journal

African Safari Journal by Mark W. Nolting

Though this book isn't a decor book, I've enjoyed it so much during the time I was preparing for my trip, I wanted to share it with you in case you have any interest in traveling to or learning about Africa and the birds and animals who inhabit this area.   In the BNOTP Library: African Safari Journal Author: Mark W. Nolting 3 Things I Like About This Book: The name of this book is very misleading because it's so much … [Continue Reading...]

A Quick Access Bag That Keeps Out Prying Eyes

Travelon Anti-Theft Neck Wallet

Everything is ready. My house-setters are ready, the bird feeders are all filled to the brim and I even took time to change out the food in the hummingbird feeder so they would have fresh nectar while I'm away. I was thinking today that I'm a little crazy. Okay, quit nodding your head in agreement! I'm the only one who's allowed to think that, much less say it out loud! ;) For my first trip out of the U.S., I picked a country (Kenya) that you … [Continue Reading...]

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Perfect For A Party!

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe 18

Welcome to the 346th Metamorphosis Monday! For this week's Met Monday, I'm super excited to share an awesome recipe from my friend, Linda. I am so making this the next time I have friends over for a night on the porch. This is one of those recipes that not only taste delicious but it looks impressive when you serve it, too! To make this recipe, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, these are the ingredients you'll need. No need to write it all down … [Continue Reading...]

Getting Ready for Snuggling Season

Autumn Firescreen Depicting Cardinals and Birch Tree_wm

Thanks so much to Country Living for including my autumn door decoration in their fall roundup of 12 Festive Fall Door Decorations That Aren't Wreaths. Click on the image below to check them all out. There's so many great ideas if you would love to try something new this year for your door.   I'm not quite ready for fall, it's still sunny and warm here in Georgia with temperatures in the 80's, but I am starting to think about how I … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: The Romance of British Colonial Style

The Romance of British Colonial Style by Tricia Foley

The book I'm sharing today is one I purchased back in March of last year. I looked through it and enjoyed the photos when it arrived, but only recently when I began to read it, did I realize how much history is woven through the pages. History never looked so lovely as it does in this book!   In the BNOTP Library: The Romance of British Colonial Style Author: Tricia Foley   3 Things I Like About This … [Continue Reading...]

A Birthday Celebration With A Safari-Themed Table Setting

Celebrate Africa with a Safari Table Setting

Welcome to the 364th Tablescape Thursday! I have the most delightful, imaginative table setting to share with you today! Wait until you see the dessert! :) This table is one I especially enjoyed looking at again since I'll be heading off to Africa this Tuesday. If you would like to come along on my adventures during my week-long trip to Kenya, sign up to receive daily blog post updates via email here: Daily Post Updates Since I should have … [Continue Reading...]

Nightmare on Elm Street Movie House Gets a Makeover

Nightmare on Elm Street Movie House

Are you a scary movie fan? I definitely am not, but I was enthralled when I saw the surprising makeover the house in the horror movie, Nightmare on Elm Street, received.  The home whose exterior was so prominently featured in the Nightmare on Elm Street is located at 1428 N Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, California. Remember when the house looked like this? Of course, that's how it appeared in the movie. If you saw the movie, you may remember it … [Continue Reading...]