August 2011: A Look in the Rear-View Mirror

Thanks so much for sharing your fave decorating and design books in the comments on this morning’s post. I love the fantasy “Buttonchief7” shared in her comment. Made me laugh! I think I have the same fantasy.

Here’s a little recap of all the events here at BNOTP for the month of August, complete with links in case you missed a post or would just like to revisit it.

Thanks so much for visiting and reading.  Without you, there would be no Between Naps on the Porch!  ♥♥♥ you!  Yeah, I know that’s sappy…but I still mean it.

Tour the Real Up House:
We toured the real “Up” house built like the house in the Disney Pixar movie, Up.  It’s for sale so you can live in your own Up house.

Near Abductions:
I shared the two times I was almost abducted as a child. Your comments on that post were so moving…thank you for sharing your stories.

Tablescape Thursday Party: Displaying and Decorating with China:
We were treated to Jeanne’s amazing talent for decorating and displaying her china collection for the seasons and special holidays.  Every hutch display was amazing!

A Film for Foodies:
We watched a quick 1 minute movie of how three crazy guys dined all around the world in 44 days.

NOTE:  This is just an image.  Click on the title link above to visit the post where you can watch the video.

Recap of July:
I created the first ever Monthly Recap post HERE detailing and linking to all the posts for July.  July was a fun and busy month!

Screen in Your Deck Easily and Inexpensively:

We toured Terry’s deck to see how she created a beautiful screened-in porch for only $99!

Dining with the Roosters:
We celebrated with a Roosters and Chicken party over at Shelia’s (Note Songs)

Tablescape Thursday Party: Bridal Show and Tea Table Setting:
We viewed a beautiful bridal luncheon/tea with a lavender theme.

Cottage in the movie, It’s Complicated:
After touring the wonderful home in the movie, It’s Complicated, we toured Lauren and Harley’s cute cottage from the same movie.

Savannah, Georgia:  A Home Tour:
We took a walking tour of beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

Miracle Makeover for Charlie Grady:
We were inspired by a miracle makeover for Charlie.

Learning to Sew:
I shared Halloween costumes I made many years ago.

How to Make Piping for a Pillow, Cushion or Slip Cover:
I put together a little tutorial sharing the easy steps to making your own custom piping.

Tablescape Thursday Party: Dinner for Two
It was time for a romantic dinner for two out on the deck.

Easy to Sew Pillow
Another tutorial for making a super easy-sew pillow.

Chaos, Progress and Mario Buatta
Misery love company so I  let you see the mess I made painting the closets. lol  Then we recovered with a wonderful interview of Mario Buatta…love his sense of humor!

Beautiful Lake House Kitchen Renovation:

A fabulous Before and After for a vacation home at the lake…

Hooked on Ikea:
I visited IKEA for the very first time…Wow!   Come along for some IKEA fun.

Closet Renovations:  More like a freshening up…
Two closets in my home got a little make-over and the crown molding and baseboard in the office was finally painted.

Tablescape Thursday Party: Tablescaping Deja Vu and the Blue Hour
Shared a tablescape on the porch with a pretty napkin fold.

Napkin Folding Tutorial:  The Butterfly
Posted the “how-to” for “The Butterfly” napkin fold…

Bottle Tree Dreams in Abundance
The bottle tree got a little update with with some shiny new bottles…

A Library for the Sewcroff
The Sewcroff (Sewing Room/Craft Room/Office) saw a big addition(s)

Billy Bookcase, Easy to Assemble
We looked at just how amazingly versatile the Billy Bookcase really is…easy to assemble, too!

And last, but not least…

Tablescape Thursday Party: Tablescaping with Herend:
Cornelia invited us for dinner in her lovely garden in Switzerland.

Hope you enjoyed this August recap!  September, what will you bring?

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  1. Mary @ Redo 101 says

    Beautiful recap of a great month of blogging. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Annesphamily says

    This was an amazing recap! Thank you so much for sharing. Anne

  3. Designs By Pinky says

    Wish I knew how to do this! Thanks for the recap, I did miss some and will go see them!

  4. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Such wonderful posts you shareed with us in the past month, I didn't miss any, so thank you again dear Susan for sharing…but my fav right now, is your cute pic with your baby son, adorable! Have a great weekend. Hugs

  5. Love that you do this!!

  6. Katherines Corner says

    What a wonderful post. So many talented blogs. I'm off to visit. Hugs!

  7. August was certainly busy and the recap only reminds one of the time and effort all these daily/weekly blog postings take. Thank you for enriching my life!

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