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Modern Family, Sofia Vergara’s Beverly Hills Home

Modern Family, Sofia Vergara's Beverly Hill's Home

Do you ever watch the ABC show, Modern Family? I've never seen a whole show, just caught a few minutes here and there. I'm familiar with Sofia Vergara, one of the main characters in the show, from having seen her in interviews and commercials.  She's very pretty and has a great sense of humor. Sofia just purchased a new home for $10.6 millon in Beverly Hills.  It has 7 bedrooms and 9 baths, that's a lot of baths to … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: Antiques For The Table

Antiques For The Table

Someone asked me in a comment a while back how I kept up with which books I've already purchased, so as to avoid accidentally buying the same one again. Most of the time I know immediately if a book I come across is one I already have, but over the years it is easy to forget and occasionally buy one you already own. When I very first fell in love with buying new and used books on Amazon (after realizing I could get "Like New" or "Very Good" … [Continue Reading...]

A Little “Behind the Scenes” of Running a Blog


This  has been a busy week. I don't often talk about the mechanics or the behind-the-scenes stuff of running a blog but there's almost always something going on. Each day brings plugin updates, MySQL updates, theme updates...there's always something going on to interrupt or sideline what I had planned to work on. If you were trying to access BNOTP late last night around 11:30 and you saw an error page, the blog was down for a few minutes while … [Continue Reading...]

Easter Spring Table Setting With Greenhouse Centerpiece

Easter Spring Table Setting Tablescape with Greenhouse Centerpiece

Welcome to the 291st Tablescape Thursday! It's been beautiful weather here although the pollen is raging! It was unbelievably thick on the porch table and required a good wipe down before I could create a table setting for this week's Tablescape Thursday.   Starting to see a little green out there now.   It's hard to be upset over the pollen when the spring breezes are so nice.   They fanned out the sheers and … [Continue Reading...]

In The BNOTP Library: A Passion For Blue & White

A Passion for Blue and White 2

As I share my fave books from my decorating/gardening library, I'm trying to make a conscious effort to not feature the same author twice in a row, but I just couldn't resist sharing one more Carolyn Roehm book today because I just love it so much! If you love decorating in blue and white, this is THE book to have. I have a number of books on decorating in blue and white and none of them compare to this one.   In the BNOTP Library: … [Continue Reading...]

“Chrisley Knows Best” Home For Sale: Take The Tour

Chrisley Knows Best House for Sale Tour 11

I'm not a big TV watcher, there's just not a lot on television that appeals to me these days. Occasionally, I'll catch a show on HGTV while I'm grabbing a bite to eat at lunchtime. Recently I had the TV on in the kitchen and I saw a promo for a show called Chrisley Knows Best. Have you seen it? I was only about half listening but my ears perked up when they said the family in this "family comedy reality show" lives in Georgia just north of … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm by Carolyn Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm was the first Roehm book I ever purchased. It definitely made me a fan and I've since purchased almost all her other books. If I had to choose one word to describe her books, it would be "Gorgeous!"   In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm Author: Carolyne Roehm Published: Potter Style Hardcover: 320 pages Book size: 12.3 x 9.3 x 1.2   3 Things I Like About This … [Continue Reading...]

Increase Curb Appeal With A Garden For The Mailbox

Beautiful Landscaping

This past January I had a little New Year's day dinner party. You may remember this photo I posted when I shared some of the pre-party preparations which included balloons for the mailbox. As you can see, things were looking pretty sparse around the mailbox. At the very end of summer I had the front yard sodded so all the liriope that had been there was cleared from the area around the mailbox so that bed could be made smaller and … [Continue Reading...]

In the Garden: Daffodils and Pansies

Daffodils and Pansies Around Gas Lantern

Welcome to the 271st Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Hope it was a nice one! It's been raining here so it was a good weekend to stay inside and gets some things done around here. I just spent it cleaning and clearing out some drawers. Exciting stuff! Ha! For this Met Monday, I thought I'd share how the bulbs are looking now. Remember this picture from a post a while back?   These daffodil bulbs sat in the garage a … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: Antiques At Home

Antiques at Home by Barbara Milo Ohrbach

I've never met a Barbara Milo Ohrbach book I didn't love, this one included. I purchased Antiques At Home back in 2007 and it's one of my very favorites by her. In the BNOTP Library: Antiques at Home: Cherchez's Book of Collecting and Decorating with Antiques Author: Barbara Milo Ohrbach Published: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (October 14, 1989) Hardcover: 256 pages Book size: 10.3 x 7.8 x 0.9 3 Things I Like About This … [Continue Reading...]