Patriotic Table Settings and No-Sew Crafts for Your Memorial Day

4th of July Tablescape with Uncle Sam Hats

Welcome to the 659th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! I was looking forward to sharing a table this week but yesterday I came down with a horrible stomach virus, complete with really bad muscle aches and pains. I rarely get a stomach virus so have no idea what brought that on. I never like the taste of most drinks that are supposed to replace electrolytes when you get sick, but this was surprisingly very … [Continue Reading...]

Problem Solved: Hide Those Not-So-Attractive Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Hide Toothbrushes in Bathroom, Toothbrush Holder

Earlier this week I shared some new additions to my master bath. I'm hoping to fully renovate at least one of my baths next year but in the meantime, I'm appeasing myself by adding little improvements and touches that make my heart happy. For example, I ordered this adorable birdie-themed tissue holder for the counter here in my master bath. Apparently, it's my favorite tissue holder since this is the 4th one I've purchased. lol It just works great everywhere in … [Continue Reading...]

It Happened Again! Arggh! Time for a New Dovecote for the Garden

Welcome to the 641st Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Do you ever go on spring garden tours? I love garden tours, they are sooo much fun and provide so much inspiration. For many years whenever I would go on a garden tour, I would see these magnificent birdhouses in many of the gardens that we toured. Eventually, I found out who made them and dreamed of one day having one in my own garden. They were such incredible statement … [Continue Reading...]

April Favorites, Plus 3 Pairs of Earrings I Just Purchased

Today's post is an April favorites post that sorta ended up morphing into a summer earrings post. I'm really into earrings right now. I think it started when I bought these adorable daisy earrings that I literally find myself wanting to wear every single day.   But before we get to that, here are a few of the other items I've really enjoyed over the past month. Last winter when random products like toilet paper were vanishing from shelves and couldn't … [Continue Reading...]

A Beautiful Blue and White Table Setting, Perfect for Mother’s Day

Cornflower Blue Corningware in Spring Table Setting

Welcome to the 658th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! One of my favorite color combinations is blue and white. I love a room decorated in a blue and white color scheme and love a table setting dressed out in blue and white. Sheri, a lovely BNOTP reader, recently shared a beautiful blue and white table setting she created in blue and white using her Corningware in Cornflower Blue.   The foundation … [Continue Reading...]

Two Small Bath Updates to Appease My Bath Renovation Yearning

Bath Soap Dispenser, Pretty

I had a little eye scare recently--it started a couple of days ago. I had something floating across my vision and was seeing flashes occasionally at the top right corner of my right eye. The first time it happened, I thought it was sunlight glinting off my glasses, but then I noticed it happened when I didn't have my glasses on. I called the eye doctor today and they had me come in right away. They dilated my eyes so I wasn't able to create a post earlier in the … [Continue Reading...]

Changing Out My Winter Bedding for Spring-Summer

Spring Summer Bedding, Summerton Rose Tree

Welcome to the 640th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters! Changing out the bedding from fall-winter to spring-summer is not for the faint of heart. lol  Usually I wait until someone (like my son) is here to help me. My previous mattress was sooo much lighter and stiffer than my current one and changing the bedding was pretty easy. But my current mattress purchased a few years back, weighs a blooming ton! It must be double the … [Continue Reading...]

Springtime Dining on the Porch with Dario Farruccci’s Ma Maison

Spring Table with Tulips

Welcome to the 657th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions! Happy spring! As you can see in the background, the trees are have all fluffed out! I love seeing all the spring green, such a beautiful time of year! I hope you are seeing fluffy trees in your area now, too!   Yes, I'm back with tulips again this week. lol I'm a little hooked on tulips right now and wanted to try them in the teapot that goes … [Continue Reading...]

Here’s the List–Books Recommended by Awesome BNOTP Readers

Thanks again for all the wonderful book suggestions you left on my recent post where I was trying to remember the name of a book I had read many years ago in high school. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: Trying to Remember the Name of a Book I Read Many Years Ago. I now have an extensive list of books I want to read this summer! Comments continue to come in on that post so check it out if you're looking for a great read!   My friend, … [Continue Reading...]

Fast, Easy Recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

One of my favorite parts about visiting with my grandchildren is I get to eat the awesome meals my son and daughter-in-love prepare. My son is the Grilling King and my daughter-in-law, Nancy, creates some incredible recipes from scratch. She's one of those great cooks who can open up the fridge and put together an incredible meal with whatever she finds waiting inside--no recipe needed. I, on the other hand, almost totally rely on recipes or you probably couldn't … [Continue Reading...]