Sharing a Few of My Favorites for the Autumn Table

Welcome to the 731st Tablescape Thursday! I've been scoping out the holiday dishware this week and there are some great sales going on right now. I did make a purchase that I can't wait to share with you in an upcoming table! I love the colors in this pumpkin dinnerware. This set includes 12 pieces, 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, and 4 appetizer plates. This is super tempting me! I already have some plates that are very similar to this, otherwise, I would be … [Continue Reading...]

5 Autumn Outfits, Embroidered Cords I Just Purchased & A Sweater I’m Stalking

Fall Fashions, Talbots, Ralph Lauren and Coach

It has been chilly here in North Georgia this week! I'm really getting excited about all the beautiful fall fashions. I just purchased these fall-themed corduroy pants today--caught them on sale.   I love, love, love the embroidered autumn leaves and acorns! Sooo dang cute! You'll find them currently on sale here: Corduroy Pants for Fall.   During the winter, I wear a lot of corduroy pants because I find them so much warmer than regular … [Continue Reading...]

Gone, Gone and Gone! Plus, Two Future Updates I Have Planned!

Garage, Cleaned and Organized

Welcome to the 713th Metamorphosis Monday! The painter finally finished with the painting here in the garage. Repainting the shutters was the last thing to be done.   I don't know why, but during the time he was here painting, it suddenly hit me that I didn't like seeing all the lanterns atop the cabinets across the back wall of the garage.   Not sure why but I just suddenly didn't like seeing them there. So you know what that … [Continue Reading...]

The Garage is Finally Done, Landscapers Who Hide Things & Very Hungry Bees!

Painting Plantation Shutters

How is your weekend going? I've been tidying up lots of odds and ends around here. The painter came back today to finish painting the plantation shutters in the garage. The first painter really botched them with drips and runs everywhere. The painter that came today had previously been out and sanded off all the drips and today he came back to paint them. They are once again in the windows of the garage and they look so much better now!   A couple of … [Continue Reading...]

A Taste of Autumn with Beautiful Xavier Gold

Noritake Xavier Gold Dinnerware, Perfect for Autumn-Fall Dining

Welcome to the 730th Tablescape Thursday! It was late evening when I completed this table setting. It's definitely getting darker out a lot earlier these days, isn't it?   With the cooler temps at night and the first day of fall behind us, I was in the mood for a tablescape with an autumn feel.   Not sure why but I always equate pheasants with autumn. No fall foliage in my yard just yet, so I filled Mr. Pheasant with magnolia. I should … [Continue Reading...]

My 10 August Favorites–Definite Lifestyle Improvements!

Curb Appeal with Gas Lantern and Outdoor Lighting

We're 2/3rds through September and I've never gotten around to sharing my August favorites. A lot of my favorites are those things related to the major garage overall I completed recently, but a few fall outside that renovation--like my new desk chair. I'm pretty crazy about the new desk chair that I bought in August when the gas lift cylinder failed on my previous chair and I was unable to repair it after several attempts.   This chair is super comfy … [Continue Reading...]

A Colorful Upgrade–I’m In Love With This Beautiful Weather Station!

Favorite Weather Station, Colorful Display

Welcome to the 712th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? I hope it was restful and fun! For this week's Met Monday, I have a small Before/After that makes me smile from ear-to-ear each time I see it--which just so happens to be multiple times per day. It's a small addition here in the kitchen. I've been enjoying it so much, I ended up purchasing another one for my office. What has me grinning ear to ear? In the past, I had a small weather station that … [Continue Reading...]

How to Stop a Gas Lantern From Blowing Out On Really Windy Days

Curb Appeal with Gas Lantern and Outdoor Lighting

I have a gas lantern in front of my home that I had installed 20+ years ago. When I first had it installed, the lantern company estimated the cost to run it would be around $12-14 per month--and it was. Definitely worth it for the ambiance it adds to the front of my home.   Years later, when gas prices went up drastically, I turned it off for much of the year. I was also having an issue with it where the flame would sometimes go out on super windy … [Continue Reading...]

3 Autumn Table Settings & 1 Broken Computer

Fall Tablescape for Two on the Deck

Welcome to the 729th Tablescape Thursday! My goodness, it's been a week and a half around here. My computer decided it no longer wanted to connect to the internet except at very low speeds or sometimes not-at-all. At first, it appeared to be an internet issue but after a visit from a Comcast technician, followed by a second visit from a Comcast Supervisor (not at my request but by the 1st tech) they decided the issue was in my computer. So I'm typing this on … [Continue Reading...]

What I Just Bought in the Flash Sale–Couldn’t resist 30% Off!

Just putting out a quick post because I just discovered Talbots is having a Flash Sale...and it's 30% off everything! Whooo, hooo! Usually, I don't discover their Flash Sales in time to share them but this one I did! I already have their corduroy jeggings in the color black and light tan and love them, so I ordered two more pairs. I love corduroy jeggings because I find them sooo much warmer than jeans during the winter. This time I went with their cozy caramel … [Continue Reading...]