FEATURED POSTS

16 Ideas for Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday season

Christmas Porch Decorated with Garland and Boxwood Wreaths

Welcome to the 515th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Did you attend any holiday home tours? We had one here but it was just too rainy and cold, so I stayed in and wrapped presents. I got a lot done, but still have so many more to wrap. It's really been an enjoyable task since I've been watching documentaries on the life of Jane Austen on my iPad while wrapping. I should be watching Christmas movies, shouldn't I? lol For this week's Metamorphosis … [Continue Reading...]

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Love on Christmas Day

Wine Pearl Coolers Keep Wine Cool

Happy Weekend! How is your Christmas shopping going? I've finished mine now, just waiting for a few additional items to arrive. Today and tomorrow will be gift-wrapping day and it's gonna take a while since I tend to go a little crazy at Christmastime. :) If you're in need of some suggestions or ideas for possible gifts, please check back over the next week because I'll be posting several gift guides including a gift guide for women, one for men and another for … [Continue Reading...]

12 Days of Christmas Table Setting with a Guest Appearance by One of the 6 Geese

Goose Centerpiece for 12 Days of Christmas Table Setting

Welcome to the 532nd Tablescape Thursday! Today I'm wishing I had a table that seated 12. I'd love to share all 12 place settings of this pattern with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday.   I had planned to place this table in the breakfast room, but at the last minute I decided to set it here in the dining room.   I took these photos late, late last night. Picture taking was delayed a bit while I polished the silver-plated lamps … [Continue Reading...]

Why My Laptop’s Built-in Camera Has Been Covered for the Last 10+ Years.

Cover Your Camera on Your Laptop, Tablet, iPad for Privacy

Many years ago, before I had ever heard of blogs, I took my then computer laptop to a computer store to have it repaired. When I placed it on the counter inside the repair shop and opened it up, I was a little embarrassed. Before leaving home, I had forgotten to remove the folded up yellow Post-it note I had taped over the camera. I hastily removed it, mumbling something about having heard you could be spied on through your laptop camera. I figured the computer … [Continue Reading...]

If You’re Feeling Behind Right Now, Hope This Makes You Feel Better

Gift Wrapping needing to be done

If you're feeling behind right now, know that you're not alone. I feel a little like that guy on the old Ed Sullivan show (dating myself here) who is up on stage spinning 20 dinner plates at one time. I think that's the way my brain works best, though. I'll start a Christmas decorating project, get 2/3rds of the way in, starting feeling a bit bored and start another one. Last night, determined to get the garland project completed, I got a book going on Audible … [Continue Reading...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Garland: Bigger and Better Second Time Around

Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Garland Tutorial

Welcome to the 514th Metamorphosis Monday! I had hoped to do an update on the installation of the Ring Doorbell today, but I need one more part to fix an issue it's having. Hopefully, the part I've ordered will arrive this week, then I'll be able to complete that final post. So watch for that coming up real soon.   Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Garland Gets an Update Many, many years ago I came across this beautiful image in a Pottery Barn … [Continue Reading...]

My Uber Eats Experience & A Ring Doorbell Update

Have you tried Uber Eats, yet? I thought I'd pop in and just share my experience in case you're interested. This isn't a Sponsored post, Uber Eats does not know me, just sharing because I've had excellent experiences and have really enjoyed it. This past summer, I went from having never used Uber to lately using it a lot. The first time I used Uber was when I was in Maui for a week this past summer. I used it then to get to a car rental place, back to the hotel … [Continue Reading...]

Create a Little Snack Center, A Small Thank-you to Our Delivery Men & Women

My day had a not-so-great start. I awoke, turned on my computer and it began making an odd whirring sound. I think the fan in the CPU tower has gone out. Again. ~~~sigh~~~  It shut down by itself and made a terrible "siren" sound when I attempted to restart it. So I'll be packing a lunch (because it takes that long to get there and back!) and driving to the other side of Atlanta today to leave it for repairs at the store where I purchased it. Before I start my … [Continue Reading...]

Plaid Everything! Yes, Please!

Christmas Place Setting with Tartan Plates

Welcome to the 531st Tablescape Thursday! Just before I left to fly north for Thanksgiving, I stopped into Pottery Barn to scope out all their Christmas dinnerware. They always have such fun holiday dinnerware. I love seeing it all and it really gets me excited for the holidays. Since Thanksgiving was just a few days away, they no longer had Thanksgiving dinnerware on display. I just noticed today, all of the Thanksgiving dinnerware is on sale right now, so … [Continue Reading...]

Finally Doing It–I’m Adding a Security Camera to My Front Porch

I've been thinking about adding a security camera to my front porch for a long, long time. Fortunately, I've never had a package or anything go missing from my porch, but a camera could come in handy for that, as well. The main reason I've been wishing to add a camera is in hopes of avoiding unnecessary interruptions. So often when I'm working in the office or somewhere in the house, I'll hear the doorbell ring. I'll stop what I'm doing and head for the front door … [Continue Reading...]