On the Hunt and I’ve Found a Keeper!

Welcome to the 584th Metamorphosis Monday! Back in March 2015, I wrote a post about my search for the perfect sleeping pillow. At that time, I had just ordered a new mattress/box springs for my bed and had foolishly tossed my old pillows thinking I should replace those, too. Unfortunately, the new pillows I purchased were super uncomfortable and I really regretted getting rid of my old ones. I found … [Read more...]


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Spring Cleaning and All My Favorite Cleaning Products In One Post

Recently I received an email asking about the Eye Vac I purchased a few years back. I still love and use it allll the time! It and my Mopnado have made keeping my floors clean so much easier/faster. That email got me thinking about how this is the time of year so many of us would normally be doing our spring cleaning. Since we are all home so much more this spring than we ever have been before, I thought … [Read more...]


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A Beautiful Candlelit Table Setting for a Special Birthday Celebration

Welcome to the 602nd Tablescape Thursday! A few months back around Christmastime, Warren shared some wonderful photos of a beautiful table setting he created for a special birthday celebration. Warren said, "Since Kathie (Warren's wife) comes from a large family, we are always celebrating birthdays." Warren put this beautiful table together to celebrate the 60th birthday of Kathie's sister-in-law. … [Read more...]


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Own the Clothes Doris Day Wore in “With Six You Get Eggroll” & Some of My Favorites are Back

If you're a Doris Day fan, you now have the opportunity to own one of the ensembles or costumes she wore in her movies. In addition to clothing/costumes, there are many other items currently available at auction, including jewelry, furniture, personal items and costumes she wore in her television show, The Doris Day Show. A big thanks to Kelly for emailing me to let me know about the auction! I browsed … [Read more...]


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Repurpose a Beautiful Chest or Dresser Into a Kitchen Island or Bathroom Vanity

Welcome to the 583rd Metamorphosis Monday! Recently I came across this beautiful kitchen on Instagram. I was so surprised to see how they had repurposed this beautiful sideboard, turning it into an island for the kitchen. It appears they had granite cut to exactly the same shape as the top of the sideboard. I'm so happy they didn't paint over it because it's a stunning piece! If I can find the original … [Read more...]


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How I’m Passing the Time and Keeping My Sanity

Do you consider yourself an Introvert or an Extrovert, or somewhere in between? I'm pretty sure I'm more of an Introvert since I can spend days and days at home alone and never get bored. Between books, movies, home projects, puzzles, and online entertainment, I have to really work at it to get bored. If you're finding this time depressing or a real struggle, probably the best antidote is getting out for … [Read more...]


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A Sweet 16 Tea Party with a Fun, Jungle-Jaguar Theme

Welcome to the 601st Tablescape Thursday! A few months back Selma, a reader of BNOTP, hosted a wonderful Sweet 16 Tea for Virginia, the oldest daughter of a dear friend. Selma said, "It was extra special for me because my friend and her girls have been coming over for tea for at least 6 years. The first time they came for tea, Virginia (guest of honor) and Ella (her sister) were 10 and 8 respectively, … [Read more...]


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My Favorite Hairstyle and Anxiety at the Hair Salon

I've never enjoyed going to a hair salon, I find it a huge anxiety-producing experience, mostly because I rarely walk out with a haircut that I like. Many years ago I had a stylist that did cut my hair just as I liked it, but the salon went out of business and I have no idea where she went or if she just retired. She was consistent and always cut my hair the same way without me having to do a full rundown … [Read more...]


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Sharing All My Favorites for a “Spoil-You-Quickly” Home Office

Welcome to the 582nd Metamorphosis Monday! Whenever I visit my son, daughter-in-love and grandsons, I'm usually here for a few weeks. Initially, I worked from my small travel laptop at their dining room table during my visits, but one day it dawned on me that I could fit a smallish desk into a corner of the guest room. I purchased a large monitor thinking it would help take the place of the double … [Read more...]


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My Go-to Easy, Delicious, Filling Breakfast & A Project I’ve Been Working On

Thanks so much for all the lovely emails and the comments on our 600th Tablescape Thursday post! Appreciate those so much! It's been so busy around here with two little ones home fulltime, I haven't had a chance to reply but I will be doing that very soon. I had hoped to post yesterday but I spent the day putting a desk together and setting up a little office space here in the guest room of my … [Read more...]


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Celebrating 600 Tablescape Thursdays!

Welcome to the 600th Tablescape Thursday! Happy 600th to you! I'm often asked where I get inspiration for the table settings I share here at Between Naps On The Porch. Sometimes the inspiration is a new set of salad plates, a holiday that's coming up or just something I think would work great as a centerpiece. But my biggest and most important inspiration is really always YOU! If it weren't for you being … [Read more...]


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Beautiful Spring-Easter Dinnerware & My Last Trip Before The Stores All Closed

Day 3 of my captivity. This self-isolation stuff reminds me of the "Cat's Diary." Such strange times we're living in!   Just before I left for Ohio, I stopped into Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma to check out their spring dinnerware and decor. I'm so glad I did now since almost all the stores have closed their doors. It's really weird to imagine all the stores out there filled with … [Read more...]


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Living In Unprecedented Times…

Welcome to the 581st Metamorphosis Monday! This morning I awoke at 4 AM and couldn't go back to sleep. I retrieved my phone from my bedside table and opened the tab for my e-mail. I noticed an e-mail from Delta Airlines, the airline I almost always use when I travel. It was from Ed Bastain, the CEO of Delta and it began with the sentence, "We are in unprecedented times." Boy, are we ever! I'm in Ohio … [Read more...]


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A Festive St. Patrick’s Day Birthday Celebration & Delicious Irish Cooking

Welcome to the 599th Tablescape Thursday! I have the loveliest St. Patrick's Day table to share with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday! Phyllis hosted an early St. Patrick's Day luncheon and tea for her 92 years old aunt, her aunt's two daughters and daughter-in-law. Since Phyllis's aunt is Irish, she knew she would enjoy a St. Patrick's Day theme for this momentous birthday celebration. Phyllis … [Read more...]


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Because We Could All Use a Good Laugh Right Now…

This past week has been pretty crazy around here! The madness started last Thursday evening when all at once every single toilet in my home blocked up and would no longer flush. I've lived in this house for 30 years and that definitely goes down in history as a first! I called a plumbing company with excellent Google reviews and two plumbers showed up bright and early the following morning. I guess not … [Read more...]


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Tour Beautiful Brookfield Plantation, There’s Even a Party Barn!

Welcome to the 580th Metamorphosis Monday! I was hoping to share a little cabinet Before and After with you for this week's Met Monday, but as usual, there was some kind of glitch with the delivery. CabinetGate continues. I never even got to see and reject the chipped and broken pieces this time. After staying home the entire day to await their arrival, they never showed up despite tracking showing … [Read more...]


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Updating My Spring Wardrobe & A Designer Inspired Purchase I Made

This morning I had a $25 Talbots Reward Certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket. lol The weather has been sunny and beautiful the last few days so I decided it was time to use that certificate and shop the awesome spring sale they have going right now. The sale gives you 30% off everything at the site, including all sale items. I also received an email with a code for 40% off any one item that's … [Read more...]


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11 Tables for St. Patrick’s Day & An Easy-to-Make, Edible Shamrock Cookie Tree

Welcome to the 598th Tablescape Thursday! With St. Patrick's Day just 12 days away, I thought it would be fun to put together a little round-up of some of my St. Patrick's Day tables through the years. One isn't actually a St. Paddy's Day table, but it totally could be. That table is easy to spot in this collection below because it's the only tablescape where there are leaves on the trees in the … [Read more...]


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My February Favorites

Yay, for March! Once March arrives, I feel like spring can't be too far behind. I know many of you still have weeks of cold weather left (as we do here in Georgia) so you may find this post especially helpful since I'm sharing a lot of my fave winter pieces that have made winter a lot more tolerable, if not enjoyable. My go-to pants for the past few fall/winter seasons have been my Talbots straight-leg … [Read more...]


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A Dining Room Update That’s Been a Long Time Coming

Welcome to 579th Metamorphosis Monday! Many years ago, long before I began blogging, I had the walls in my dining room papered in a pretty, yellow and blue (with touches of raspberry red) wallpaper. These pictures, taken just before a little dinner party with friends, do not do the wallpaper justice. The paper was a beautiful, elegant pattern and I loved it for many years.   Back then, I … [Read more...]


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Working On So Many Spring Projects, Including Additional Cabinet Storage

Happy Leap Day! I hope your Saturday is going great! I must have an incredible case of spring fever because I have been cleaning out closets and the garage like a madwoman. I've made two trips to Goodwill and will probably make one more on Monday. I've made one change in the dining room and I can't wait to share it with you! It's a small change that has made a pretty big impact. I'll share it on Monday … [Read more...]


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Spring Fever!

Welcome to the 597th Tablescape Thursday! Our 600th Tablescape Thursday is just 3 weeks away! Can you believe it? Wow, I wish I could slow down the passage of time, so scary how fast it's going by. Do you feel that way, too? I finished this table late yesterday evening. The sun was just starting to go down and I caught a little of the Blue Hour. Some of the photos in this post were taken last night … [Read more...]


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See The Christian Dior Exhibition For Yourself in This Exciting New Book!

Last summer I traveled to England for the first time. During that trip, I was fortunate to be in London at the same time Christian Dior Exhibition was taking place in the Victoria and Albert Museum.   The exhibition was an in-depth look at many of Christian Dior's designs spanning from 1947 to the present day.   It was a truly wonderful exhibition! If you missed that previous … [Read more...]


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Planned Porch Updates & All the Deets (Including Cost) for Adding a Porch To Your Home

Welcome to the 578th Metamorphosis Monday! The first day of spring is less than a month away now. I'm so excited it will soon be here! For this week's Met Monday, I'm sharing an update I'm working on, as well as linking out to some previous posts that I hope will be helpful for anyone who may be considering adding either a screened porch or a front porch to their home. I added on this screened porch … [Read more...]


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Birthday Shopping for Kids, Gift Ideas & Trying Another Tinted Foundation

I have fallen down a Toy rabbit hole lately. I haven't bought any kid's toys since well before Christmas when I was shopping for grandsons, but in the past few weeks, I've bought several. I thought I'd share what I've been purchasing in case you will need a birthday gift for a little one sometime soon or would like to start your Christmas shopping early. Also, I have a foundation question for you at the end … [Read more...]


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A Spring-Easter Table Setting and Beautiful Inspiration for Your Spring Decor

Welcome to the 596th Tablescape Thursday! We are in monsoon season here in the Atlanta area. Seriously! I'm surprised all the trees in my yard haven't fallen over from being water-logged. If you're in monsoon season where you live, too, this is the perfect time to stay inside, snuggle by a warm fire and start planning for those spring gatherings and parties. The first day of spring is just a month away … [Read more...]


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January Favorites & My Absolute Favorite Cozy, Warm Shoes for Indoors

Definitely one of my most favorite purchases during the month of January was a new pair of Ugg boots. I love wearing Uggs inside, especially when I'm working at my desk because they keep my feet sooo warm. And if your feet are warm, that's half the battle to staying warm all over, at least it is for me. I had a pair of pink Uggs I purchased a year or so ago, but shortly after I purchased them, they began … [Read more...]


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day (and All the Holidays) with a Decorated Tree Year-Round

Welcome to the 577th Metamorphosis Monday! Many years ago, I used to race to get my Christmas tree down before the strike of midnight on New Year's Eve. Growing up here in the south, I used to hear folks say, "It's bad luck to keep your tree up beyond New Year's Eve." Pshaw! Who started that rumor anyway? lol Now I leave my tree up well beyond New Year's and I'm always sad when it's time to take it … [Read more...]


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An Awesome President’s Day Sale & Some Great Transition Pieces Going Into Spring

I've been waiting for the end of season sales to kick in and they have! On top of that, there are some awesome President's Day sales going on right now. Wait until you see the discounts, I was shocked by how great they are, so many of the things I like are close to 75%  off! For example, this adorable polka dot shirt was $44.50 and now it's only $11.99! You'll find it on sale here: Polka Dot Shirt. I … [Read more...]


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A Woodland-Themed Valentine’s Day Table—Not Your Usual Valentine’s Day Table

Welcome to the 595th Tablescape Thursday! With Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate to place this week's tablescape here in my very red dining room. lol   This table is not your usual Valentine's Day table.   But there are definitely some red hearts here and there.   The idea for this table popped into my head a few weeks ago when I came … [Read more...]


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Hidden Away at the End of the Lane…

To date, the best historic home tour that I've ever taken (and I've taken a lot!) was a ramble (that's what they call them) I took with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation to Newnan, Georgia. I've never seen so many beautiful old homes in a single day as we did on that trip. I'm used to historic home tours where there's one or two knock-your-socks-off homes on the tour, along with 3 or 4 other … [Read more...]


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A Handbag Before & After, A New Book & A Bit of Whimsy for Valentine’s Day

Welcome to the 576th Metamorphosis Monday! Since I didn't have a home-related Before and After to share today for this week's Met Monday, I had planned to post a beautiful home tour. At the last minute I remembered a small, yet dramatic, Before and After I recently shared at Under Moonlight and Magnolias on Instagram that I thought you might find interesting. When I first purchased this Prada wicker … [Read more...]


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What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day, Plus a Couple of Ideas for the Guys

Forget the flowers and the chocolates, I love a gift for Valentine's Day that truly lasts, not one that's consumable or will wilt within a few days. Today I'm sharing a few of my faves that I think any woman would love getting either from her sweetheart (or for herself) on Valentine's Day. I'm also sharing a couple of ideas for the guys because they deserve a special gift on Valentine's Day, too! For … [Read more...]


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Valentine’s Day, Easter & Spring Dinnerware Shopping, Plus a Sneak Preview for Next Christmas

Welcome to the 594th Tablescape Thursday! In yesterday's post, I shared this photo of some adorable Grinch salad plates I missed when they were available in store but was luckily able to find a few on eBay. After missing those, I decided to stop into some of my fave dish stores to see what they  currently have in for Valentine's Day and Easter.   But before we go shopping for Valentine's … [Read more...]


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What I Brought Back From Egypt and Other Random Bits of Fun

I'm always saving photos of neat things to share with you, but sometimes I never get around to including them in a post. Sometimes it's just a single photo or a little idea, so not quite enough to create a whole post about. Today, I've pulled a bunch of those little moments/ideas together. We'll be jumping all over the place in this post so there should be something fun or interesting in here for … [Read more...]


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Tips On Using a Sweater Shaver & How I Almost Ruined My L.L. Bean Boots

Welcome to the 575th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend! Before I get into my Met Monday post, I wanted to share a few thoughts I had this weekend about the sweater shaver I just purchased a few days ago. I know several of you have shared stories from the past where you used an electric shaver/pill-fuzz remover and ended up having the device cut your sweater. I used … [Read more...]


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Fastest Way to Remove Fuzz and Pills from Winter Sweaters

Since we're deep into sweater weather where I live, I've been very tempted to try out one of the battery-operated sweater shavers, the kind that removes pills and fuzz from sweaters. I've been using a sweater comb and it does work just fine, but with the number of sweaters I have, and wear (I wear one almost every day) it can take a while to de-fuzz them all.   Recently, I ordered the sweater … [Read more...]


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Birthday Celebration in a Blue and Gold Peacock Theme

Welcome to the 593rd Tablescape Thursday! Hope your week is going great! Can you believe January is almost behind us?! I can't believe how fast the days go by! Kinda scary, isn't it? Just before Christmas, I received some wonderful pictures of a beautiful table Warren created for two special family member's birthdays. Warren said, "This “Peacock” tablescape, set in celebration of our daughter and her … [Read more...]


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Compact Leather Cardholder Wallet in a Cute Bee, Deer and Fox Motif, Perfect for Smaller Handbags

I have two full-size wallets that I enjoy using, but occasionally when I'm carrying one of my smaller handbags and need to carry a few more things along with me that day, I'll downsize into a compact wallet/cardholder. I have one compact wallet in a pretty blue color but would like one in a more neutral color to go with my other smaller size bags. I was leaning toward buying a black Chanel cardholder, … [Read more...]


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The Secret(s) to Keeping My Favorite Sweaters Looking New for Many Years

Welcome to the 574th Metamorphosis Monday! A few days ago I blogged about a unique company that specializes in making beautiful cashmere sweaters at affordable price points. I loved the story behind the company and ended up purchasing several of their sweaters. If you missed that previous post, you'll find it here: Two Hilarious Videos & Ordering Cashmere from a Company with a Sense of … [Read more...]


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A Snowy, Winter Themed Tablescape in Tartan

Welcome to the 592nd Tablescape Thursday! A few days ago I mentioned in a post that I had purchased several tartan tablecloths while they were on sale. One of the tablecloths I purchased was a 70-inch round tablecloth to use on my breakfast table. In that same post, I pondered how this previously shared Christmas table setting would have looked atop a tartan tablecloth. (See this previous table in this … [Read more...]


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Two Hilarious Videos & Ordering Cashmere from a Company with a Sense of Humor

I can't remember where I first discovered Naadam, it may have been via an Instagram ad. Anyway, for some time now I've been looking for a really long cashmere sweater, the kind that's about the length of a coat. The only problem was, the ones I was finding were quite pricey...in the $400-600 range. Then I discovered Naadam's long cashmere sweater and the price was much better! Unfortunately, a lot of other … [Read more...]


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A Beautiful Wintry Tablescape in Navy, White and Gold

Have you ever thought about creating an "After Christmas" table? Darlene, a lovely BNOTP reader has had this table in mind for many years and this year she made it come true. Darlene said, "Wanted to show you my "after Christmas table." For several years I have wanted to do one, but this year I made it happen.  I was in our Big Lots prior to Christmas and saw beautiful table linens in navy blue with gold … [Read more...]


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8 Ways to Brighten Your Home (and your Spirits) During These Cold Winter Months

Welcome to the 573rd Metamorphosis Monday! Recently I was chatting via email with Selma whose beautiful table setting I featured a few weeks ago. During our email conversation, Selma asked if in a future post I'd share some ways we can brighten our home during these cold winter months. I know our homes can sometimes feel a bit empty and sad after we've put away all our festive holiday decorations. One … [Read more...]


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Where Are the Magical Un-decorating Fairies & Buying ALL the Tartan!

Happy Weekend to you! How is your weekend going? It's raining here today so it's a great day to stay inside and read, do puzzles or watch a good movie. I've been running hither and yon since I returned home from my month-long visit to Ohio for the holidays. My son and daughter-in-law asked that I stay through my birthday, just as they did last year. That helps them with babysitting needs for the school … [Read more...]


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Bonnie’s Beautiful New Year’s Eve Celebration

Welcome to the 591st Tablescape Thursday! I'm posting Tablescape Thursday a bit early this week since I'll be spending all day Wednesday on the road. Gonna be a long day tomorrow. Thank goodness for Audible! I was so excited when I came across this beautiful table my friend, Bonnie, shared on her Instagram feed. I've shared several of Bonnie's tables in the past and they are always a … [Read more...]


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How Do They Look & Which Way Is Your Favorite?

Welcome to the 572nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! I hope your week is starting off great! Mine has started off with an interesting twist. Unfortunately, my car left me stranded last night at the grocery store. I think it's probably a dead battery. Apparently, my battery doesn't like really cold weather. It's used to sleeping inside a garage at night in Georgia and not outdoors in Ohio. lol I've … [Read more...]


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December Favorites, Comfort Clothes for Everyday Life & 2 Wish-List Items On Sale

I'll be heading back home in the next few days. It has been a wonderful visit with a lot of this going on. I will miss these moments, snuggling and reading. The book we are reading, A Dark, Dark Tale, is a favorite of my youngest grandson, as it was with his dad. I love it, too. We love looking for the black cat on every page and it has the cutest surprise ending. (Book is available here: A Dark, Dark … [Read more...]


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A Whimsical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Table Setting

Welcome to the 590th Tablescape Thursday! I have such a treat for you today, especially if you're still a kid at heart, as I am. Recently Elena shared the most adorable table she put together for her Christmas gathering with family. I know Christmas has passed but this table was just way too adorable to wait another whole year to share. Feel free to bookmark this post or pin these photos to Pinterest if … [Read more...]


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That Last Handbag on My Wishlist & Protecting Leather Handles from Discoloration

A while back I shared this photo below on one of my two Instagram accounts. I have two accounts at Instagram: one where I share home/travel/garden related posts and one where I share fashion loves. I'll link to both of those at the bottom of this post in case you would enjoy following me there. This was a winter outfit I had put together with a recently purchased scarf. If you look closely, you'll notice … [Read more...]


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2020 Calendar Insert & Delightful Dashboards for an Agenda

Welcome to the 571st Metamorphosis Monday! Toward the end of 2017, after years of buying a new agenda/calendar at the start of each year, I decided to make a change for 2018. I decided to purchase an agenda cover that I could refill each year. Having just fallen hard for Louis Vuitton after seeing one of their amazing antique trunks in an LV store while vacationing in Maui, I decided to go with an LV … [Read more...]


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Comfort Food: Two Hearty Soups for Cold Winter Days

When my son, daughter-in-love and grandsons were visiting during the Thanksgiving holidays, I made Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. My dil really loved it and requested I make it during my visit to see them during Christmas. Since I've been here, we've made it twice, including yesterday. It never gets old!   If you're in the mood for something a little different, delicious and healthy, you need … [Read more...]


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A Candy Cane Table Setting for Christmas and the Winter Holidays

Welcome to the 589th Tablescape Thursday! Pssst: Did you know you could have BNOTP post notifications delivered right to your Inbox? If you would like to know when a new post is available here at Between Naps On The Porch, subscribe for email updates here: Subscribe for Free E-Mail Updates. Christmas is past but I couldn't resist sharing this wonderful table Warren put together during the holidays. … [Read more...]


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The Best Champagne Punch, New Year’s Eve-Day Recipes and Celebration Ideas

Need a great punch for your New Year's Celebration? This is my absolute favorite!   When I make it for New Year's, instead of using red and green sugar around the rim of the glasses, I use colorful nonpareils instead.   It looks so festive for a New Year's celebration. If you're having a big group over to celebrate, make more than one batch because it's always a huge hit and … [Read more...]


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A Special Christmas Tea Party with a Scumptious Tea Party Menu

Welcome to the 570th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Year (almost) to you! I had planned to share a lamp switcheroo today but things have been so busy with the holidays, the kids out of school and weekend activities, I never got a chance to take photos in their room. I will do that soon and share how the new lamp looks with their holiday bedding.   The new lamp turned out to be not that … [Read more...]


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Favorite After-Christmas Sales & Cozy Styles for the Upcoming Winter Months

Happy New Year to you! How was your Christmas? I can't believe 2020 is almost here! We still have three more months of cold weather to get through, maybe four months for some areas, so I've been checking out the after Christmas sales to see what's available to help make these next few cold months a bit more bearable. I love this cashmere cable knit sweater that's currently on sale. Navy is such a … [Read more...]


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Christmas in Green–So Elegant!

Welcome to the 588th Tablescape Thursday! This year Norma, a dear BNOTP reader who lives in a beautiful area of France, decided to do something a bit different for Christmas. She chose an elegant, more subdued color palette for her Christmas table and Christmas decor, decorating in green with touches of gold and silver. The result was gorgeous!   Sooo pretty! Green is my favorite color so … [Read more...]


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Delight the Little Ones with a Christmas Bedroom Makeover

Welcome to the 569th Metamorphosis Monday! Merry Christmas and the most happiest of holidays to you! Today I'm sharing a fun, whimsical makeover I semi-completed for my grandsons' bedroom recently. I say semi-completed because the artwork I ordered to go above their beds wasn't the quality I expected and had to be returned. I've also ordered a different lamp and will share how it looks once it … [Read more...]


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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas, Stocking Stuffers, Too!

Christmas is just four days away. If you're still struggling to find the right gift for someone on your list, here are a few suggestions ranging in cost. All these products are from stores that state they can still ship in time for Christmas, although some items may not include free shipping. I've also included some great stocking stuffer ideas. Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping! I love a cashmere … [Read more...]


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3 Christmas Tables & A Snowy Christmas Cottage

Welcome to the 587th Tablescape Thursday! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! Since Christmas is just a week away, for this week's Tablescape Thursday I'm sharing three of my fave Christmas tables from the past. This would be a fun table to re-create for my grandsons one day. If you have a collection of small lit houses, consider using them as your centerpiece for your holiday table. (Click the … [Read more...]


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Rug Shopping and the Art of Making Fur Angels

Welcome to the 568th Metamorphosis Monday! Have you ever read the children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? It was a favorite of my son's when he was growing up and the title quickly became a common catchphrase in our home. For example, when we added hardwood flooring to our home, we instantly wanted rugs for the floors. If you buy a new handbag, you may find yourself longing for a new wallet. And … [Read more...]


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A Woodland Nature-Themed Table for Christmas

Welcome to the 586th Tablescape Thursday! Merry Christmas! We're in the breakfast room for this week's Tablescape Thursday!   Such a gorgeous day out with lots of sunshine coming in through the windows.   I'm still crazy-in-love with the pheasant I picked up a few weeks just before Thanksgiving. I love that he's not a soup tureen, but instead, a vase that can be used to … [Read more...]


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Christmas Gift Ideas & A Cuddly Splurge I Made for Christmas

This morning a good friend emailed to tell me about an awesome deal from L.L. Bean. I jumped on it quickly because it ends today and I knew the popular sizes would go fast. I bought this Anorak pullover in two colors: red/blue and the olive/teal shown below.   It was already on sale and after using the code, Gift20, it brought the price down to just $27! Everything right now is on sale at … [Read more...]


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A Christmas Makeover in the Making

Welcome to the 567th Metamorphosis Monday! Pssst: If you're joining Met Monday today, please mention the Met Monday party and link back to it in your blog post so those who are participating today will have a chance to receive visits from your readers. Blog parties, including Met Monday, only work when everyone joining the party shares a link to the party in their post. Thanks so much to those who always … [Read more...]


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November Faves, Greenery for the Mantel, Winter Bedding & Great Stocking Stuffers

Happy Weekend to you! Do you have some Christmas shopping planned today? I think I'm going to visit my nearby Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn today just to see what's all on sale. I LOVE shopping in both stores this time of year. Before I get into my November favorites, just wanted to share a quick photo of the greenery I used on the mantel this year. I was so busy getting ready for family to arrive for … [Read more...]


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The Christmas Train

Welcome to the 585th Tablescape Thursday! Everywhere I look, there are reminders of how special Thanksgiving was this year. The last time my son, daughter-in-love and grandchildren were here for Thanksgiving, one grandson was still just a twinkle in his parent's eyes and the one that was here was very small, too small to really understand where he was or what was going on. This time was so different, … [Read more...]


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Tent Beds & Dinosaur Sleeping Bags for Visiting Children During the Holidays

Merry Christmas! How was your Thanksgiving? Our Thanksgiving was great, the days just passed way too quickly. Having this house filled with family and two boisterous little boys was a joy! I was so sad when it was time for them to go home, I was almost in tears as they drove away. The only thing that made me feel a bit better was knowing I'd be seeing them again in just a couple of weeks. Do you have … [Read more...]


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23 Ideas for Decorating for Christmas + A Delicious Punch for Holiday Parties

Here they are, all in one post, my favorite ways to get ready for the Christmas holidays! I hope you find this helpful as you decorate, craft, cook and prepare for the holidays! You may want to bookmark this post for future reference if you see something you would love to make or do as Christmas draws closer. Also, please feel free to pin any of the images to Pinterest if you find that helpful for … [Read more...]


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Transforming My Home, Table & Wardrobe This Cyber-Monday

Welcome to the 566th Metamorphosis Monday! Today is Cyber Monday! There are so many amazing deals going on right now, I had to share some of my favorites today. The ones I'm sharing will transform your home and your table for the holidays. Some will even give your wardrobe a holiday boost. Before we get into some of the amazing sales I've found, if you are starting to decorate for Christmas and will … [Read more...]


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The Best of Black Friday Sales

I haven't done any Black Friday shopping until this evening but I'm finding some awesome deals! Here's what I'm loving so far! Noritake is offering 30-50% off sitewide! You'll find the sale here: Noritake: 30%-50% Off.   Tartan Bedding On Sale I'm often asked about the tartan bedding in my master bedroom. It's currently on sale 50% off here: Tartan Bedding. That's the most I've ever … [Read more...]


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A Cozy, Candlelit Thanksgiving Table Setting

Welcome to the 584th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm so excited because I have a beautiful Thanksgiving table to share today, a table created by my friend, Teresa, for her Thanksgiving feast with family this year. You may recognize Teresa from the fun, crazy adventures we had together while traveling through Egypt. Teresa was there when I was almost pickpocketed while shopping in … [Read more...]


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A Recent Kitchen Upgrade That’s Life Changing & Eating Dinosaurs for Breakfast

Family is en route right now so while I have a moment I wanted to share a life-changing update I just made in my kitchen (in case you find it helpful) and something that should make breakfast a lot more fun for the little ones this week. I just purchased this fun waffle maker and I can't wait to see my grandsons' faces when I serve them dinosaur waffles for breakfast! They are dinosaur obsessed right now … [Read more...]


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Super Heros in My Refrigerator

Welcome to the 565th Metamorphosis Monday! I spent the entire weekend cooking, decorating and cleaning, mostly cleaning. I went ahead and made the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup that I plan to serve on Thanksgiving Day. The squash smelled so good roasting in the oven!   While it roasted, I got the onion, butter, apple and sage cooking. Ummm, I love the smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas … [Read more...]


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How I’m Hanging the Christmas Stockings From the Mantel This Year & More

If you saw my house right now, you would think I was one brick shy of a full load. Lol, maybe I am! I get started on one project, like decorating a tree, and about 1/3 of the way in, I get bored. I stop, start vacuuming or go grocery shopping or start cleaning the screened porch. A few hours later, I'm back working on the tree. There's so much that I want to do and have completed before family arrives, I … [Read more...]


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My Favorite Christmas Dishes are Back & They’ve Added Two New Patterns!

Welcome to the 583rd Tablescape Thursday! I'm super excited to share that the Better Homes and Gardens dishware is back again this year! I was in my local Wally World recently and they had a huge display. I've had heard from a few of you that they have a train plate this year, so I was dying to see it!   These are the ones I picked up this year. I love the sweet deer plates and couldn't … [Read more...]


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Affordable Gift Ideas, Beautiful Party Dresses & 2 Awesome Sales

There are some awesome sales going on right now! Before I get into some of the gifts I've been buying, if you are interested in hanging wreaths on your windows for Christmas this year, the is the best place I've found to purchase the type bows you saw me using in yesterday's post: 12 Pack of Red Velvet Bows. The price is excellent and reviews look great! When my bows ultimately need replacing, that's … [Read more...]


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Decorating for the Holidays & Ironing the Wreath Ribbons

Welcome to the 564th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Are you busy getting ready for visiting family and Thanksgiving? Since I do have family coming for Thanksgiving this year, I've divided my "To-Do" list into two basic parts: Decorating and Cleaning. I spent the latter part of last week and the weekend working on some of the decorating. I hope to finish that in the next two-three days, … [Read more...]


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Two Fun Sleeping-Bed Ideas for Visiting Children During the Holidays

I have the strangest problem right now: in a house with two guest bedrooms, I am lacking the type of guest sleeping quarters that I really need. How can that be? I have a guest room with a full-size bed.   And I have an upstairs family room with a queen-size sofa-sleeper which sleeps great per my son and daughter-in-law. In fact, when they are here visiting, they always prefer it over the … [Read more...]


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Thanksgiving Table Setting Idea, Featuring Spode Woodland & Pheasant, Magnolia, Nandina Centerpiece

Welcome to the 582nd Tablescape Thursday! This is the table I'll be setting up for Thanksgiving this year. My grandsons, ages 3 and 5 will be here for Thanksgiving but won't be here for Christmas, so I want to do something fun for them.   They've never really watched the movie, Christmas Vacation, since they aren't quite old enough. They could probably watch it if we skipped past some of … [Read more...]


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A Surprise Thank-you That Touched My Heart

Last January, after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season had died down and life was starting to return to normal, I was working in my office one day when the RING app on my phone went off indicating movement on my front porch. I checked my phone and saw a man place a folded, white piece of paper on one of the porch benches. Aftward, he walked back to his car that was parked on the street and drove … [Read more...]


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The Treasures I Brought Back From England & How I’m Using Them Here at Home

Welcome to the 563rd Metamorphosis Monday! No major Before and Afters to post today so I thought I'd share some random updates along with the special souvenirs I brought back from England this past summer. By the way, I decided to give having my groceries delivered from Publix a try--a suggestion left in the comments on a previous post where I shared about Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Ohio. The … [Read more...]


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A Great Gift Idea & An Inexpensive Way to Try Several Hermes Perfumes

I love Hermes fragrances and wear them a lot. Though they aren't inexpensive, usually it only takes a couple of spritzes and you're good for the whole day. So a bottle will last a long, long time. Yesterday I came across a great gift idea that's also a wonderful way to sample several of Hermes' perfumes without committing to buying a large bottle. These would also make a great Christmas present. For this … [Read more...]


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Shocking! This Resort Hotel is Selling Fake Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton Bags

When I was away visiting family, I had my travel laptop with me. One day while working on a post, I started going through some of the pictures I have stored on the laptop from my trip to Egypt last year. I came across one group of photos that reminded me of a shocking moment I experienced while staying in a nice resort hotel in Hurghada. When my friend, Teresa, and I planned this trip to Egypt, we booked … [Read more...]


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Dorothy Lane Market: The Only Grocery Store Where I Actually Look Forward to Shopping

Welcome to the 581st Tablescape Thursday! I'm making the long trek back home today. I was set to do that yesterday but my son asked me stay a day longer for an event we attended last night together. But today is the day! I didn't get a chance to set a table this week. I thought about posting a roundup of Thanksgiving tables or something similar, but then I decided on something completely different … [Read more...]


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October Favorites & Some Would Make Great Gifts for Christmas

It's time to share a few of my favorites from the month of October. Toiletry Travel Bag Last time I was in Ohio visiting family, I ordered this travel toiletry bag and immediately switched all my stuff into it during that trip. I was tired of having to search in multi bags and pockets in my suitcase to find the item I needed. I LOVE this bag and will never travel without it … [Read more...]


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Some Cozy Winter Updates That Would Also Make Great Gifts for Christmas

Welcome to the 562nd Metamorphosis Monday! I've been visiting with my grandchildren for the last two weeks but will be heading back home soon. On this trip, I brought up the chest-of-drawers from son's old bedroom visible below the top bunk in this old photo.   The chest ended up in one of the dormer windows of my grandsons' bedroom, replacing the train table that had been there. I would … [Read more...]


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A Halloween-Themed Birthday Party Celebration

Welcome to the 580th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Halloween to you! I had hoped to Trick-or-Treat with my son/dil and grandsons tonight but unfortunately, my cold has gotten worse. I think it's trying to turn into a sinus infection. Ugh. One of my grandsons had a cold when I first arrived, then my daughter-in-law and I came down with it. I'll be heading back home in a few days so I need to get better fast … [Read more...]


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Updating my Autumn Wardrobe, What I’m Eyeing in the Sale

Welcome to the 561st Metamorphosis Monday! The weather here in Ohio has so been so pretty! The leaves are changing and everywhere you drive there are piles of golden and red leaves. I'll try to capture some photos for you soon and post those. Unfortunately, I think I'm trying to come down with a cold, I woke up with a very sore throat. I hope you are staying well and enjoying these beautiful autumn … [Read more...]


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A Fun Halloween Table for Kids

Welcome to the 579th Tablescape Thursday! Today I'm sharing the last of the Halloween tables Marie had set when I visited her home. Marie has six grandchildren and when everyone is here this is often the table where they sit. Unfortunately, my photos of this table didn't turn out that great but it was too cute to not share.   Marie again used these hilarious light bulb glasses at each … [Read more...]


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An Autumn Fireplace & A Realistic-Looking Artificial Christmas Tree

My daughter-in-law, Nancy, has the fireplace all decorated for autumn. In the evening the flameless candles glowing in the fireplace are sooo pretty, much cozier and inviting than photos can really show. For many years the chief decoration in front of the fireplace was a baby gate, but with the youngest now 3 years old, the baby gate is no longer needed.   I asked Nancy where she found the … [Read more...]