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Trying Out Wedge Pillows for a Better Night’s Sleep, What Worked & What Didn’t

A week or so ago I mentioned I had purchased a wedge pillow to see if it would help with my ongoing sinus issues that seem to always plague me at night. The pillow I've been sleeping on is super low, which I like, but I was concerned that it was contributing to my sinus problem since my head is at such a flat level while I sleep. I've been fighting sinus issues for years. I am beginning to suspect that part of my problem is due to a food intolerance...maybe … [Continue Reading...]

8 Patriotic Table Settings for the 4th of July

4th of July Table Centerpiece

Welcome to the 716th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Summer! I can't believe how fast spring went by. I just realized Independence Day is less than two weeks away! For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I'm sharing some festive, fun ways to celebrate this year. I hope you find these tables helpful as you plan for your 4th of July celebrations. Click the title of each post below to see more of that particular table setting. A "Picnic" on the Porch, Ants … [Continue Reading...]

Going Preppy, Favorite Starch/Sizing, & How I Wash Those Favorite Pieces

Yesterday I drove over to Avalon, a local shopping area that's around 25 minutes from my home. I had a Tommy Bahama dress to return that unfortunately wasn't the color I expected when I ordered it online. I never visit Avalon without stopping in to see what's new in Lilly Pulitzer. I really prefer shopping LP in person whenever possible since they offer clothes in such a variety of fabrics. It's kinda time-consuming shopping their site online because you have to … [Continue Reading...]

How Did Those Plant Watering Spikes Work Out? Did My Plants Survive?

Welcome to the 699th Metamorphosis Monday! Thank You! I want to say Thank You to the lovely blogs who link up to the Metamorphosis Monday Party each week. I hope you see a lot of new and returning visitors to your blog. Important: Please be sure to reciprocate and show appreciation for your fellow Bloggers who link up each week by including a sentence in your post saying that you're participating in the Metamorphosis Monday Party with a link back to the party. … [Continue Reading...]

A 50% Off Sale, A Shirt That Has My Heart, and Something Weird I’m Trying Out

I've been going non-stop since getting back home--going through 2 weeks of mail, returning sandals that didn't fit, getting a very dirty car (on the outside) washed, washing clothes, coloring my hair, creating posts, setting tables, and putting everything back away, and getting a much-needed pedicure. Chipped polish isn't pretty. Do you enjoy pedicures? I don't, just don't like the wasted time sitting through one. I always say I don't want the leg massage, but … [Continue Reading...]

Cooling Off with Corals and Blues: Enjoy a Beach-Themed Table on the Porch

Lighthouse Style Lantern Lit for Beach Seaside Themed Table

Welcome to the 715th Tablescape Thursday! With the first day of summer upon us in less than a week, I was very much in the mood for a beachy, seaside-themed table. It's super shady on the porch this time of year, plus a big storm was trying to roll in. It never did, though. I wish it had, we need the rain.   I think this is the first time I've used this coral and shell-covered tablecloth I purchased in Marshalls (I think it was Marshalls) earlier … [Continue Reading...]

This App Saved Me Yesterday & Awesome Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Bose Wireless Earbuds

Whew, long drive yesterday but I'm back home at last! Have you ever used the Waze app on a trip? My son recommended it to me a long time ago so I had added it to my phone, but yesterday was the first day I actually got around to using it. I'm a believer now, though! It saved me so much time yesterday. There was a huge backup on I-75 south for miles and miles. Of course, I didn't know that was coming up but the Waze app did and it had me get off in Caryville, which … [Continue Reading...]

We Saw the Before & Now Here’s the After…Plus, Bunnies and Birds

Removing Old Paint from Historic Home to Prepare for Painting

Welcome to the 698th Metamorphosis Monday! A few months ago I shared a historical home here in Ohio that was in the process of being stripped of its old paint. It was the first time I had seen an older home taken back to the bare wood before painting. So often old homes just get painted over and over and over since it's expensive to remove the many layers of old paint and start fresh. I was so impressed that they were taking the time and expense to take it back … [Continue Reading...]

My May Favorites and An Exciting Discovery That is Saving $$$

I have some really fun favorites to share this month and one is a recent $$$-saving discovery that I wish I had known about ages ago! Let's dive in! Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones: I actually just purchased this at the very beginning of June but wanted to share it now because I'm so pleased with it. At home, I have a wireless charger that I keep by my bed for charging my phone. I forgot to pack it for the visit to my son's home so ordered this one … [Continue Reading...]

Dining Alfresco: A Garden Dinner Party with Friends

Dinner Party In the Garden with Friends

Welcome to the 715th Tablescape Thursday! I'm still away visiting family but I have a delightful table setting to share for this week's Tablescape Thursday! We are dining outdoors in the beautiful French countryside this week. On a recent spring day, Norma gathered outdoors with friends for a relaxing dinner party. She made a pretty, floral banner for this festive occasion.   Norma said, "I made the bunting from scraps of different cotton fabric … [Continue Reading...]