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This $16.99 Product Changed My Life! Seriously!

Handbag Holder for Driving in Car, Keeps Handbag Safe, No Falling Into Floor

I am such a happy camper right now! For years I've had an ongoing issue for which I could never find a solution. It's been so annoying, I was seriously thinking I was going to have to invent a product to fix the problem myself. I even talked about it with a sales associate a few months ago, describing a product I was thinking about creating because I'm so tired of dealing with this issue! What am I talking about? I'm talking about how every single time I get in … [Continue Reading...]

A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Friends

Cabbage Leaf Placemats for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Welcome to the 546th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I received an email from Agnes with photos of a beautiful table she had set for St. Patrick's Day. Agnes wrote, "We love to have friends over....my New Year’s resolution (again) was to do something each month (I usually only get to February)."   "St Patrick’s was a good choice (I had the green cabbage leaf plates and bowls). We invited four couples...McGukins, McCutcheons, McClendons (seriously) … [Continue Reading...]

The Cult Gaia Bamboo Arc Bag vs A Similar, More Affordable Bamboo Arc Bag

Cult Gaia Style Arc Bag with Linen Shift Dress

A year or so ago I was watching one of the Fashion YouTubers I follow and she shared a fascinating bag, the Cult Gaia Arc Bamboo bag. I love wicker bags and find I'm always drawn to bags with a unique design or style. So I found the idea of a bamboo bag in an arc design really interesting, but not quite enough to actually buy it since the cost of the bag was around $140+. The Cult Gaia bag wasn't a bag I saw being shared a lot on Instagram and YouTube, so I soon … [Continue Reading...]

How to Pack a Hat in Your Suitcase for Travel

Hat Storage Display for Summer Hats

Welcome to the 529th Metamorphosis Monday! Back in 2015 when I first started traveling, my very first trip was for a safari in Kenya. In reading about what one should pack for a safari, a hat was always right at the top of the list of recommendations, particularly a Tilley hat. I found one on Amazon that I really liked. The ribbon around the crown of the hat made it feel more feminine than the other safari-style hats I had seen.   I especially … [Continue Reading...]

My 5 Essentials for a Casual Summer Wardrobe

Summer Straw Bucket Bag

Spring officially starts next Wednesday, can you believe it?! It's been feeling like springtime here in Georgia now for a couple of weeks. This warmer weather has me so excited to do a bit a spring shopping to update my summer wardrobe. In today's post, I thought I'd share some of my favorites for summer, the 5 items that are pretty much my essentials for summer. I would love to hear your essentials, as well!   Summer Hat: Summer means lots of … [Continue Reading...]

Welcoming Spring with a Floral Table Setting Perfect for Easter or a Garden Party

Beaded Dragonfly Napkin Rings for a Spring Tablescape

Welcome to 545th Tablescape Thursday! It was so beautiful out today with temps reaching into the high 60's, I was super tempted to set a table outside on the porch. In the end, I stayed here in the breakfast room for this week. But it won't be long before we're out on the porch for Tablecape Thursday.   I bought two Shamrock plants this week with full intentions to set a St. Patrick's Day table, but after my shopping trip recently, I couldn't … [Continue Reading...]

A Springtime Haul & Everything Was On Sale!

Adorable SpringtimeBunny Glasses on Sale

It reached the 70's here yesterday and my daffodils have been in full bloom for the last two weeks. With all this beautiful springtime weather, I couldn't resist heading out for a little spring dish shopping. I stopped by one of my favorite places, Pier 1, and was so happy to see they are having a big spring sale. I found so many cute things I couldn't leave behind!   You may remember these plates I shared in a previous post when I stopped by Pier … [Continue Reading...]

Like It Should Have Always Been There

Party Light for Exercise Room

Welcome to the 528th Metamorphosis Monday! For last week's Met Monday I shared a console table I had ordered for storing the items I often need when taking a cycling class on my Peloton bike.   You may remember when the box arrived, there was a big gash on one side. It was the box you see below on the right. When I opened it, I found one of the shelves was badly dented. I started to return it immediately, in fact, I completed the return online with … [Continue Reading...]

February Favorites, Including a Long-Awaited Item That’s Finally Back

Beautiful floral pink phone case

Happy Weekend! I'm a little late, but today I'm sharing all my favorites from the month of February. If you missed my favorites post for January, you'll find it here: January Favorites. I have to kick off February favorites with an item I've been using and loving now for a few years, this porcupine boar and nylon brush by Spornette. I shared this brush in a post about a year ago, but unfortunately, the few they had at that time sold out quickly. It has taken them … [Continue Reading...]

The Midas Touch: Tablescaping in All Gold for a Special Birthday Celebration

Hutschenreuther Dinner Plates and Muirfield Crown Salad Plates

Welcome to the 544th Tablescape Thursday! Recently BNOTP readers, Warren and Kathie, shared some wonderful photos with me of a table Warren had put together for a special upcoming event. They make a great team since Kathie does all the cooking while Warren takes care of the table setting. Warren said, "We are having a party, this time in celebration of my sister-in-law’s 70th birthday." In honor of this special birthday, Warren set the table in all gold, … [Continue Reading...]