Postcards from the Porch: The BNOTP Newsletter

Welcome to the 214th Metamorphosis Monday!

I have a fun and exciting little metamorphosis to share this week for Metamorphosis Monday.  For a while I’ve been thinking about putting together a newsletter to send out each week to those Dearhearts who would enjoy receiving a little something extra from time to time.  I finally decided it was time to quit thinking about it and just do it.

Every newsletter needs a name so I’m calling it, Postcards from the Porch.  I’ll be keeping it short and sweet so the name, Postcards from the Porch seemed to fit just right. :)   I’m really excited about it because I think it will be a neat way to share those things that are sometimes difficult to share in a post.

Postcards from the Porch

I was up to the wee hours of the morning learning my way around MailChimp, the program I will be using to create Postcards from the Porch.  I’m so looking forward to sending a little sunshine to your Inbox each week.

How to Sign Up for the Between Naps on the Porch Newsletter:

*If you would like to receive the BNOTP newsletter, Postcards from the Porch in your Inbox, you can sign up using the little sign-up link below.  

When you click to sign up, you’ll enter your e-mail and you’ll immediately receive a confirmation e-mail in your Inbox with a button that you’ll need to click to confirm you do wish to receive, Postcards from the Porch.  If you don’t see your confirmation email within just a few minutes (it’s normally instantaneous) check your “spam” folder to see if it got caught there.

If at any time you change your mind, it’s easy to unsubscribe because each newsletter will have a spot right at the bottom that will say “unsubscribe.”

If you have any problems signing up, drop me an e-mail me at betweennapsontheporch@gmail dot com and I’ll be happy to add your name to the newsletter list.  Please be sure to include the e-mail address where you wish to receive the BNOTP newsletter.   I don’t think you’ll have any problems signing up at the link below, though.  I tested it out and it seemed to work just fine.  :)

I hope to send out the first newsletter later this week, probably on Saturday, so be sure to sign up this week if you would like to be included in the first mailing of Postcards from the Porch.

Subscribe to our newsletter, Postcards from the Porch

Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!


Metamorphosis Monday:

If you are participating in Metamorphosis Monday you will need to link up the “permalink” to your MM post and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top of your blog, into the “url” box for InLinkz.

In order to link up, you’ll need to include a link in your MM post back to the party so the other participants will have an opportunity to receive visits from your wonderful blog readers.

Please observe these few rules:
Only link up Before and After posts that are home, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking, DIY related.
Do not link up if you’re doing so to promote a website or product.
Do not link up a post that was just linked last week since a lot of readers will have already seen that post.
Do not type in ALL CAPS.  It spreads the links waaaay out.

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  1. susan- what a fun idea. Looking forward to my “postcard”.

  2. I love the idea of getting your postcard. I am all signed up and confirmed.

  3. How exciting! Happy to sign up… and link up today, Susan! Happy Monday — here’s hoping we have a little sunshine today. :)
    xo Heidi

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  5. What a fun idea, Susan! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  6. What a great idea, I love its name, Looking forward to my first Postcard from the Porch!
    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  7. Exciting…I’ve signed up! Thanks for hosting :)

  8. Just signed up for my Postcards! Thanks for hosting, looking forward to some blog browsing!

  9. Looking forward to receiving your postcards, Susan! Love the name, too!

  10. Susan, I just signed up to “Postcards from the Porch” but did not received the email to complete the subscription process. Should I try again?

    • Maria, double check your spam folder to just see if it went in there. If not, you may want to try again. If you don’t get an email, I can sign you up to receive it, if you like.

      • MariaElena says:

        Susan, I am all set! I received the email last night and completed the subscription. Thank you for taking the time to get it set up for me. Looking forward to receiving the newsletter! Have a good week!

  11. Postcards from the Porch – what a fun name! Wish I was sitting on your porch right now – the sun is shining here but it’s cold and I’m ready for spring!

  12. Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to getting my newsletter! Have a great week.

  13. Susan, I just tried again and the email did not arrive in my inbox or spam. Would you sign me up, please? I would really love to start receiving your newsletter. Thank you, Susan!

  14. I think this is a wonderful idea, Susan! I’ve already signed up. Thanks so much for hosting this party.


  15. Thanks so much for hosting Susan, looking forward to getting your newsletter!

  16. Hi Susan,

    What a great idea — I’ve just signed up for mine! :)

    Thank you for hosting the party, Susan, and have a great day!


  17. Susan…what a great idea!…Looking forward to receiving your newsletters!…Thanks for hosting and Happy Monday!

  18. Great name! Thanks for hosting another Met Monday. Hope you’ll come see My Daughter’s Master Bath Redo!

  19. thanks for hosting! Little Bit from

  20. I just signed up Susan and it hit my in-box immediately!
    What a great idea! I look forward to more of your extraordinary goodness!

  21. You have such good ideas, Susan! I have signed up & looking for to Postcards From The Porch!

  22. Can’t wait for PCFTP, more fun… YAY!!!
    Signup worked perfectly.

  23. Thanks so much for hosting! I’ve switched to Mail Chimp as well. It seems pretty easy and user friendly so far, plus the analytics are amazing and addictive. Enjoy it!
    Take care,

  24. Thanks so much for hosting this party. So fun to visit with all the partygoers. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  25. Hi, Susan,
    I just signed up! Looking forward to receiving “Postcards from the Porch”! :-)
    ~Hugs to you~

  26. Just signed up and it’s confirmed. Can hardly wait to begin receiving your postcards. Love the name you chose for this newsletter!

  27. Yay, such fun Susan, I love the name and I love this about you…ALWAYS AT THE LATEST!! Thank you for hosting and can’t wait to receive your newsletters! Have a good week.

  28. Thanks Susan for the Postcards. Just signed up and my old slow computer confirmed immediately. It will give me something else to look at early in the mornings or late nights when I can’t sleep. I’m always perusing your old posts. Have a great day. Vivian

  29. Doreen@househoneys says:

    Hi Susan,

    I tried twice and checked spam but it’s not working. I signed up with my personal email which I don’t want to post here but you should have it.

    • Doreen, not sure if your you originally signed up with an aol address. I’m not sure why but I’m getting a lot of emails from folks who aren’t getting a confirmation if they have an aol email address but when I check, they are signed up. Weird, huh? So if you find you’re getting two newsletters when it goes out, you may want to unsubscribed one of you addresses.

  30. Susan, I’m sure it’s me but having trouble getting to the web site about the postcards. I think I need some help. Thanks.

  31. I’m signing up for my postcard! Thanks so much for hosting.


  32. Oh, what a great idea and love the name you choose!!! Can’t wait for the first one to arrive……..

  33. Thank you so much for hosting every week. Have a GREAT day!

  34. I registered but nothing came in my email or spam….tried again same thing… I don’t want to miss my first postcard…what can I do? :)

    • Mary, I saw your email address there, but just to be sure I added it. If you end up getting two newsletters, just unsubscribe from one of them. I think you’ll just get one, though. Thanks so much for subscribing! :)

  35. Hi Susan! just signed up for Postcards from the porch! looking forward to it!


  36. thanks for a fun party!

    hugs x

  37. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a pretty week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  38. Thanks so much for hosting again this week, Laura

  39. Thanks so very much for hosting!

  40. Thank you so much for hosting Susan!

  41. Can’t wait to get the postcard! Thanks so much for hosting.

  42. I am all confirmed for Postcards from the porch. Thank you for hosting too! Looking forward to some sunshine in my in box – hunkering down for an approaching storm here in Chicago. March is almost here.

  43. Love your porch!! What a wonderful place to write. :) Postcards from the porch is a great name!!

  44. Signing up worked like a charm – completely seamless process and I am SO looking forward to this. Have been up since 3AM – full moon shining and layers of varying temps outside in the yard…thought I smelled a hint of spring in the air. That’s my weather report from the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

  45. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    What a fun idea and great name, Susan! Looks like we were on a similar wavelength this week- my project involves decoupage postcards. Looking forward to the newsletter! :)

  46. Hi Susan. All signed up and looking forward to it. Shall be checking my junk box in case my Server feels its spam.
    WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY! It is gorgeous here but they are forecasting more snow for tomorrow. Arghhh! Spring cannot come fast enough. ☺ -Brenda-

  47. Susan, I was just going to let you know, I tried to sign up yesterday but never got the confirmation email back, I double checked and I did put the right email spelling in, so not sure why! :/

    • Nola, I just checked and it does appear you are signed up. Not sure why the confirmation didn’t arrive. I’ve had a few folks say that they didn’t get a confirmation. Maybe MailChimp was experiencing a little glitch yesterday. Thanks for signing up!

  48. A day late, but I’m comfirmed and excited to rceivee the Postcard.
    Susan at MiMi’s Houz

  49. Ciao Susan,sai che ti seguo dall’Italia sempre con grande affetto!!
    Anche se non ti commento spesso!!
    Il tuo portico mi fa sognare!!;D
    Ho aderito all’iniziativa,spero che non ti dispiaccia!!
    Grazie per questo evento!!
    Che tu possa avere una bella giornata!!

    Hello Susan, you know I follow Italy with great affection!
    Even if you do not comment often!
    Your porch makes me dream!; D
    I have joined the initiative, I hope you do not mind!
    Thank you for this event!
    May you have a nice day!

  50. What a fun idea!! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party! xo ~ Virginia

  51. I saw you had a new project on Facebook and I finally had time to get over here and see what was going on! I’m in…signed up and verified! How fun, good luck!

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