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A Tour of Daisy Room at Giraffe Manor & A Visitor to my Balcony

Romantic Bed with Mosquito Netting

I'm finally going through all the photos I took on my visit to Giraffe Manor and I realized today that I had never given you a full tour of the beautiful room I stayed in while visiting the manor. This post has 20 photos in it that I've never shared from my visit. Each of the rooms in the manor is named after one of the Rothschild Giraffe who have either lived or are currently living on the property. Rothschild Giraffe are endangered and the good folks at … [Continue Reading...]

Transfer Old Videos to DVD or MP4 Files & Preserve Your Precious Memories


Do you have a drawer somewhere in your home filled with these? These were all in two small drawers in my family room. They date all the way back to the 80's and contain so many memories like birthdays, baseball games, ski trips, beach trips, scouting award ceremonies, swim meets, Christmases, trips to Disney World and Epcot, and a lot of "firsts" like the first time my son rode his bike without training wheels and the first time he read a book by himself. These … [Continue Reading...]

Best Biscuits: Taste Better Than They Look, I Promise!


Welcome to the 400th Metamorphosis Monday! Wowza! Where have these last 400 weeks gone? I've enjoyed every single one of them with you! Here's to the next 100! We'll have to plan something fun for when we hit 500 around two years from now. :) Best Biscuits (A recipe from the book, Heart of the Home, by Susan Branch) So you know those recipe blog posts you see in Blogland where the food looks absolutely amazing in the finished photos, like something right … [Continue Reading...]

Friday Finds and Follies & An Amazing Sale


Some days I have so many things I want to share with you, I almost become paralyzed not knowing which I should share first. As I write this, I'm thinking I should just put them all into one post, despite the fact they are all a bit random. Random is good, right? lol Every time I put together a "favorites" post, I keep forgetting to mention a CD I purchased a while back and absolutely love! It's the soundtrack for Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and … [Continue Reading...]

Dining at Mahali Mzuri and Giraffe Manor, One Could Get Used to This!


Welcome to the 418th Tablescape Thursday! I have a lovely friend coming to visit real soon who is super crafty. She creates beautiful cards and the most amazing scrapbooks/photo albums! You can see her beautiful work in these delightful, 3-D, handmade cards I've received this past year. Aren't they wonderful?! Each is such a treasure, I could never part with them!   This dear friend offered long ago to take the photos from my trip to Africa and the … [Continue Reading...]

Chihuly in the Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 2016


Last week a friend and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see the garden and the beautiful art of Dale Chihuly. This beautiful piece hangs inside the main building in the garden. I think it may stay there full-time, seems like I've seen it there on previous trips.   This is another piece that I think remains in the garden year round. Isn't it beautiful!   This shaggy dog topiary made me laugh, loved it so much! … [Continue Reading...]

A Recycle-Upcycle Idea and a Limelight Hydrangea Update


Welcome to the 399th Metamorphosis Monday! If you follow Between Naps on the Porch on Instagram, HERE or have subscribed to Postcards from the Porch, the free BNOTP newsletter, you'll have seen this photo shared from a recent visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Currently they have a delightful Chihuly exhibit in place all throughout the garden and it's beautiful. Every corner you round reveals a wonderful, enchanting surprise. I will share more of the … [Continue Reading...]

Can a Fashion Piece Become a Decorating Accessory?


If you love handbags, chances are you've collected a few over the years. I don't have a big collection, but the bags I do have I really love and try to care for them as best I can so they'll last and look nice for a long time. Lately I've been doing a little reading about the best way to store a handbag when you're not carrying it. Normally the recommendation is to keep handbags inside a closet away from sunlight and the elements, with something stuffed inside to … [Continue Reading...]