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Okay, But I Could Set the Building On Fire…

Stapler Scene, Office Space

Yesterday I was stapling some papers together when my stapler up and died. The spring inside broke and after several frustrating moments trying to reconnect it, I gave up. Normally I would have persisted but I've been ready to ditch that stapler for a long time since it has always jammed about every other time I used it. In searching for a new stapler I came across one I knew I had to get. Do you remember Milton and his infamous red stapler? The movie, Office … [Continue Reading...]

Home-Made Salsa Recipe: Delicious & Easy to Make

Easty Salsa Recipe

Welcome to the 481st Metamorphosis Monday! I have a yummy treat for you for this week's Met Monday! My friend, Linda, a native Texan, makes a fabulous salsa that's always a big hit with all of her friends and family. Whenever there's a get-together in the works, she always gets requests to bring her delicious salsa. Recently when Linda made it for a party, she took some photos of the process so I could share them with you. After seeing how it's made, I know I … [Continue Reading...]

20 Spring-Summer Fashions: Everything’s on Sale & Here’s What I’ve Purchased!

I love spring and the clothes that go with the season! There are so many cute, cute things on sale right now. So far, I've ordered a new pair of shoes for summer, and a couple of more pairs are calling my name. It's hard to resist all the great sales going on right now. Everything I'm sharing in today's post is currently on sale so we can shop guilt free! I love Dooney & Bourke Bags, the quality of their bags is always so nice. I love this tote that's getting … [Continue Reading...]

Bunnies in the Garden & The Scent of Sweet Dianthus

Dining on a Screened Porch, Spring Table Settings

Welcome to the 498th Tablescape Thursday! The Bath's Pink Dianthus are blooming in my garden now and they smell so wonderful!   I thought about using them in today's table but wasn't sure how well they would work since they are more of a ground cover in the way they sprawl and grow. They ended up working great in the little bunny planters I wanted to use for today's table. As I write this, they are still standing tall and beautiful. The … [Continue Reading...]

Lots of Little Tweaks, An Office Update

Summer Firescreen

Yesterday was a non-stop day and I still feel like I have so much left to do. Do you get this way come spring? I want everything spiffied up and organized for spring--and I want it right now! lol I did too much stuff yesterday to share it all, but thought I'd share a few fun things, as well as a little splurge that arrived mid-day. I spent part of the day trimming off dead branches from the Standard hydrangeas that tried to die while I was in Ireland last August. … [Continue Reading...]

Tips for Cleaning Pollen Off a Screened-in Porch & A Feeder for Dried Mealworms

Soft Lighting for Relaxing on Porch at Night

Welcome to the 480th Metamorphosis Monday! Yesterday I had a comment from Mark who said: Have a similar porch to yours and we love it already. It is coated in pollen. Do you ever hose yours off??? What is your cleaning routine? We are in NC and the pollen is 3 ft thick 🙂 There is not an easy way for water to run off, like yours, but wondered what you normally do. Normally when I'm using the porch on a regular basis during the spring, summer and fall, I … [Continue Reading...]

Two Beautiful Spring Tables and One Sassy Bunny

Welcome to the 497th Tablescape Thursday! When was the last time you purchased a car? I keep my cars a really long time, the shortest being 11 years, and the longest, 18. The 18-year-old, a diesel, had 325,000 miles on the odometer when my son slid on an icy bridge, sending it into retirement. As the saying goes, I pretty much drive them until the wheels fall off. lol I've been car "shopping" the last two weeks and I'm finding it all-consuming. Every day I'm … [Continue Reading...]

Packing for Spring Break

Lilly Pulitzer Dress, Jack Rogers Sandals, Sun Hat with Bow, Wicker Handbag

So everyone is on spring break this week where I live--except me. Waaaaa! Even though I'm not sunning myself right now on a sandy beach somewhere, or shopping all the cute beach boutiques (a favorite pastime in places like Hilton Head) I had fun putting together a few outfits that would have made the trip if I had taken a beach holiday. But first... Before I share those with you, if you're a fan of the movie Christmas Vacation and collect the cute Dept. 56 … [Continue Reading...]