It’s a Sale-on-Sale and I’m Obsessed With This Maxi Skirt

I have been in a summer shopping mood this weekend! It's been so sunny and pretty here and that always puts me in the mood to pickup a few new summer clothes. Talbots is having an awesome sale on just about everything! I notice the sizes are going quickly right now on the "sale-on-sale" items. This top was already on sale and now it's an additional 40% off. Last time I looked, they still have it … [Read more...]


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So Many Beautiful Lamps from One of My Favorite Local Designers!

If you've been reading BNOTP for a bit, you probably know I'm a completely lamp-obsessed woman. My living room alone contains 7 lamps. Five are visible in this view and there are two more on the bookcases to the left but not visible in the photo. I love lamps almost as much as I love handbags. Almost.   I'm definitely not a fan of overhead lighting. If overhead lighting is dim, it has a … [Read more...]


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Blue and White Table Setting for Mother’s Day & It’s Super Budget-Friendly

Welcome to the 712th Tablescape Thursday! Sheri put together a beautiful blue and white Mother's Day table this year. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations in decorating and in table settings! Sheri said, "I call this my "bargain table". The tablecloth is from Walmart and is from Pioneer Woman's collection. I love blue!"   Sheri said, "The napkins are from Tuesday … [Read more...]


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Let’s Go Antiquing!

It's time, time to go antiquing! Grab your water bottle, and your bag, and let's go! We're headed off to the Marietta Antique Mall for this antiquing excursion! Trunk Coffee Table: $250. In the first booth I entered, I came across this really cute coffee table designed to look like a suitcase or trunk. It would be so cute almost anywhere but I could really see it in a vacation home or a lake … [Read more...]


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Peloton Bike: Add a Handlebars Adjuster to Move the Handlebars Closer

Welcome to the 694th Metamorphosis Monday! I have a dressing room right off of my master bedroom. Many years ago that room was a 5th bedroom but the first owners of my home walled off the door in the hallway to that room and cut a big opening in the master bedroom wall into that bedroom next door.   I sometimes wonder if when I move one day, if the future owners of this home will turn that … [Read more...]


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Delicious Chicken Pueblo Soup Recipe: Make a Big Pot Because It’s That Good!

My friend, Linda, is a wonderful cook! I've shared a couple of her recipes here on the blog in the past and they are always a big hit. You'll find those underneath the "Recipe" category HERE at the top of the blog's Home page. Recently, while traveling to Waco, Texas, Linda and hubby, Ben, stopped at a restaurant for dinner. During the course of their meal they had a delicious chicken soup that they … [Read more...]


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Royal Horticultural Society’s Applebee Dinnerware, A Springtime Luncheon with Friends

Welcome to the 711th Tablescape Thursday! What better way to kick off spring than gathering together with good friends!   Norma, who lives in the beautiful countryside of France, recently had friends over for a lovely springtime luncheon. For this luncheon, she covered her table with a lovely hand-embroidered cloth with the Spring flowers out over the table. Norma said, "I have had it for … [Read more...]


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Updating My Spring Wardrobe and Finding So Many Cute Things!

Thanks so much for all your comments on Monday's post! You gave me so much to think about. I'm super tempted to look for another Chuck Pinson Giclee to hang above my bed for spring and summer, but here's the thing: once framed, the paintings are really heavy. It was a challenge getting this one up and into place! I had to place two fat pillows across the top of the headboard, and heave the painting up onto … [Read more...]


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Will the Green Drapes and The Governor’s Party Painting Still Work for Summer?

Welcome to the 693rd Metamorphosis Monday! Last year I got a bug in my bustle and decided to finally add some art to the wall behind my bed.   Adding this beautiful Chuck Pinson Giclee made such a dramatic difference to the room, I decided to keep going and finally added some beautiful "worn velvet" drapes to the windows. They aren't heavy-looking in person, as velvet drapes could … [Read more...]


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My April Favorites–So Many Good Ones to Share This Month!

I have so many favorites to share with you from the month of April! You may remember last month I had a lightning strike right outside my home that took out my garage door opener, my computer modem, and my computer speakers. My printer, computer, and everything else survived--thankfully! I purchased a new surge protector the next day since surge protectors can only take so many hits before they no longer … [Read more...]


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Beautiful, Hand-Painted Morning Glory China Sparks a Very Special Memory

Welcome to the 710th Tablescape Thursday! I'm posting Tablescape Thursday a bit early this week and I have a beautiful, heartfelt table setting to share with you. Elena, a lovely BNOTP reader and friend wrote, "We had friends over for dinner on Wednesday this week. This was my first chance to use my Christmas gift from my husband, “Morning Glory” dinner plates, hand-made and hand-painted in … [Read more...]


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My Favorite Snack and An Awesome Kitchen Tool for Making It

Welcome to the 692nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! If you've been reading BNOTP for a while, you know cooking is not one of my fave activities. Love to eat, but not so much to cook. I do like it when I come across something that's healthy, tastes great, and that I can prepare quickly. I've always liked roasted Brussels sprouts and sometimes buy them already cooked in … [Read more...]


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Louis Vuitton Inspired Agenda Calendar Refill Inserts & To-Do Lists

Quite a few years back I splurged and purchased a Louis Vuitton Large-Ring Agenda in the GM (A-5) size. I had never had an agenda before and wasn't sure how I would like it and if I would really use it. It turned out to be a great purchase! I absolutely love having an agenda and find I use it a lot! My agenda stays open on my desk full time and I refer to it on a daily basis. Whenever I travel, it always … [Read more...]


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Springtime Table for Two, A Celebration of Beautiful Spring Flowers

Welcome to the 709th Tablescape Thursday! The geraniums on my deck are really starting to bloom. They inspired this week's table setting that's all about beautiful spring flowers. I love this time of year when everything is waking up and coming back to life!   Just a cozy table for two...   Happy, happy geraniums...       You may remember … [Read more...]


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Pull-up Jeggings, Beachy Sweaters, Eyelet Tops and Beautiful Summer Dresses

We are really seeing the warmer temps now and it's got me thinking more about my summer wardrobe. I love this time of year when we can finally tuck away some of our heavy sweaters and start wearing lighter, more carefree prints. I was thinking about this yesterday, how "happy" the spring/summer patterns and prints are, compared to fall and winter. I wondered what it would be like to live someplace where it … [Read more...]


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“Growing” Flowers That Never Need Watering: A Stylized Floral Bouquet

Welcome to the 691st Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Nothing too exciting going on here this weekend, just a lot of spring cleaning. I cleaned at least 2 inches of pollen (slight exaggeration) from the benches on the front porch and, standing on a ladder, managed to wipe down all the screens on the screen porch without crashing through the screens to the ground below. lol I also cleaned the … [Read more...]


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Thinking Way Outside the Box for Mother’s Day Gifts This Year

With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away, I've pulled together a few gift ideas that I think most Moms would love to receive. There's a little something for every Mom and a couple of these would work as Father's Day gifts for the Dads, as well. Could your Mom use a beautiful tote for grocery shopping or just everyday use? This tote started out at $129, was marked down to $109.99 and now is 40% off … [Read more...]


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Enchanting Spring Table with Beautiful, Vintage China: Homer Laughlin’s, Georgian

Welcome to the 708th Tablescape Thursday! I have a delightful table to share with you today! If you live in an area where spring is dilly dallying around and taking forever to show up, I promise this table with uplift your spirits! Franki, a lovely BNOTP reader, recently shared this beautiful spring table with me that she put together for an Easter gathering. Though not part of the table, I love this … [Read more...]


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What are the Chances?! Has This Ever Happened to You?

A few weeks ago, I took my first trip to Ohio to see my son, DIL, and grandchildren since selling my 14-year-old SUV to purchase a new one. It was my first road trip in the new car and I was looking forward to it for many reasons. Obviously, I couldn't wait to see family, but for once I didn't have to load up my glove box with multiple, freshly-charged blue-tooth speakers to last me during the 9-hour drive … [Read more...]


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New Screen Doors with a Whimsical Dragonfly & Moon-Stars Design

Welcome to the 690th Metamorphosis Monday! These screened doors have been tucked away in my garage, patiently waiting to be installed for two years now.   They were built to replace the doors you see on either side of the screened porch below.   Naughty mice (rats?) made their own door one cold winter when they decided to homestead inside my large gas grill. … [Read more...]


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March Favorites & New “Forever” Furniture for Both Decks

Before I share my March favorites, I have to share this awesome surge protector that I had my computer plugged into when a huge lightning strike happened right outside my office recently. That strike caused a surge that took out my cable modem, my speakers, and my garage door opener, but my computer and printer survived the strike completely unscathed. They were both plugged into this surge protector. I … [Read more...]


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Spring-Easter Table Setting + Sneak Preview of a New Addition to the Screened Porch

Welcome to the 707th Tablescape Thursday! Yay! It's porch time again! We've got 70+° weather on tap for the whole week so it's practically a sin to spend it inside every day. I spent the last couple of days cleaning away the pollen from the porch. Still have more cleaning to do to ready the porch for spring and summer, but it's getting there. How is the pollen in your area? It's been pretty intense here … [Read more...]


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Freshening Up My Wardrobe for Spring

Recently, I shared this pretty lemon topiary shirt I planned to order for spring. It took me back to my travels to Italy, especially to the Island of Capri.   It arrived and it's so much prettier in person than in the photos. I love it!   I can't wear an all yellow top, though I love yellow so much and wish I could. But since this top has so much green and cream, it looks … [Read more...]


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1950s Bathroom Gets a Beautiful, Luxe Makeover! It’s Wonderful!

Welcome to the 689th Metamorphosis Monday! In a post a few weeks back, I mentioned that I was starting to think more about renovating my two upstairs bathrooms.  I was finding it difficult to motivate myself to begin the planning process. Bathrooms typically don't excite me, at least not like travel and handbags! Ha! Then I received an email that definitely upped my level of excitement ten-fold! Sam, … [Read more...]


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$667 Later (Ouch!) and How Well Did the Geraniums and Foxtail Fern Winter Over?

Happy Weekend! How is your weekend going? The last few days here have been all about getting back to where I was before the recent lightning storm. I have a new modem, compliments of my cable company. I had to purchase new computer speakers to replace the Yamaha speakers I've been using for 25+ years--they no longer worked after the strike. And $509.68 later, my garage door opener is working again. … [Read more...]


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My Catan Obsession: The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had Playing a Game!

Do you enjoy playing board games? I've never been that interested in them, especially if they drag out for a long time. Also, with so many board games, it often feels like the same old game every time you play it. Well, my thoughts about board games completely changed on my last visit to see family in Ohio! My son introduced me to the game, Catan, and I am officially hooked! During my visit, my son told … [Read more...]


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3 Happy Spring Table Settings

Welcome to the 706th Tablescape Thursday! Last night we had a huge thunderstorm here. Unable to sleep because it was so loud and there was so much lightning, I got back up and was sitting at my desk, reading,  when a super loud, explosive thunderclap/lightning strike happened. Simultaneously, I heard a loud, ear-piercing pop close by. It was so loud, it sounded like a firecracker had gone off a few feet … [Read more...]


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Garage Nesting Doves, An Albino Squirrel and So Many Spring Goodies

Welcome to the 688th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Week! I hope your week is off to a great start! I just returned from visiting family in Ohio. It was a wonderful visit, so wish we didn't live so far away from each other. While I was there, we had some return visitors. Every year, a pair of Mourning Doves return to nest on the top shelf of a storage shelf in the garage. This is their 3rd year … [Read more...]


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Elegant Spring Table with a Hand-Crafted Centerpiece & a Nod to the Gilmore Girls

Welcome to the 705th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I received an email from a lovely BNOTP reader. Sheri said, "I just created a Spring tablescape for my dining room that I thought I would share with you. It all started with the candle in the centerpiece. A sweet, dear young friend won a silent auction of a bag of goodies that were "Gilmore Girls" themed. She knows I am a HUGE fan and she bid on it and … [Read more...]


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The One Item I Never Travel Without–Worth Its Weight in Gold!

It's spring break time for many families right now, including my grandsons. In my area, spring break starts next week. Do you have plans to travel for spring break or this summer? After the last few years of everyone staying home so much, I have a feeling this is going to be a huge summer for travel. If you've been reading BNOTP for a bit, you know I love a beautiful handbag, especially wicker bags for … [Read more...]


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Beautiful Spring-Summer Fashions Sale & A Sunhat that Packs Beautifully for Travel

Love this time of year for shopping the sales! My favorite shops are having some great end-of-winter sales and new-season sales. I left warm 60-70 degree weather for freezing cold Ohio, so I'm craving some spring weather and spring fashions right now! Before we dive into the beautiful spring fashions, here's a great fall-winter find I couldn't leave out. This plush puffer jacket was originally $178 and … [Read more...]


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Coming Updates for the Screened Porch, Along with the Master & Hall Baths

Welcome to the 687th Metamorphosis Monday! I was hoping for this week's Met Monday, I'd be able to share the two screened doors I had custom-made a couple of years back, installed out on the porch. Unfortunately, when the contractor and his crew arrived to install the doors, we discovered the doors were a tiny bit too snug for the openings.     When I ordered the doors, I had … [Read more...]


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Antique Bavarian China in a Beautiful Candlelight Table Setting

Welcome to the 704th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick's Day was a week ago but I couldn't wait all the way until next year to share a beautiful table setting Warren created and shared with me just a few days ago. Warren put this beautiful table setting together for a recent family gathering. Warren said, "Recently, eleven members of our family gathered to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with … [Read more...]


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An Easy Way to Store and Display Your Summer and Winter Scarves

Welcome to the 686th Metamorphosis Monday! Do you love wearing a scarf--a woolly warm scarf for winter, or an airy, bright scarf in the spring or summer? My winter scarves tend to get worn a lot more than my summer ones, probably because this girl can't stand being cold for even a minute. lol I think I would wear my summer scarves a lot more if I had them displayed in my closet where I could actually see … [Read more...]


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Steaming Wrinkles from Silk Scarves & Two New Pairs of Shoes

A while back I shared some outfits I love to wear come summertime. With this outfit below, I shared a favorite pink wicker bag that unfortunately has canvas handles. I don't know why they chose to put canvas handles on a bag because they are inevitably going to get dirty.   In an attempt to avoid getting the handles dirty, I purchased these handle-covers on Etsy. They worked well except I've … [Read more...]


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Pretty Ways to Store & Display Your Favorite Dish Patterns

Welcome to the 703rd Tablescape Thursday! (Update: If you were interested in the Burberry Bag I shared that sold out so quickly on Tuesday, it's back in stock. I've added a link to it at the end of this post.) Happy St. Patrick's Day! Do you have anything special planned for today? I was thinking of setting a St. Patrick's Day table to share, but since I just did that last week, I thought it would be … [Read more...]


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An Awesome Sale on the Burberry Check Cason Bumbag!

If you've been reading BNOTP for a while, you know I have a thing for handbags. I know handbags are not everyone's jam but I know from the emails I receive that many of you do enjoy the occasional post on that topic. If that's not your thing, though--just skip today's post. Recently I sold some of my items to Fashionphile to make way for a new-to-me bag. I hadn't planned on getting another bag so soon, … [Read more...]


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Visual Motivation Tools to Help Me Reach My Goals

Welcome to the 685th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! Did you weather the time change okay this weekend? Are you loving these longer daylight hours? I do like the longer days but I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night--but then, I pretty much have that problem every night. For as long as I can remember, I've always been a night owl. My sister was the exact same way. Left to our own doing, we … [Read more...]


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My February Favorites and A Couple of Things I Have My Eye On

Winter decided to return to Georgia for a period of 2-3 days. It's blustery and cold this weekend but fortunately, our warmer weather is coming back on Monday. In the meantime, the birds are loving the dried mealworms I've been putting out this winter. That's a fluffy bluebird with his back to us atop the mealworm dish--which is really just a flower pot saucer.   A sassy Robin came down for … [Read more...]


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Daffodils, Daisies, and 4-Leaf Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day

Welcome to the 702nd Tablescape Thursday! The daffodils in my front yard are blooming--they've been blooming for the last couple of weeks--I love seeing their sunshine faces so much!   Every year when they bloom, it makes me want to plant even more. I currently have them around the gas lantern (above), in this island under the Crepe Mrytle tree where I'd love to place a Little Free Library … [Read more...]


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My New Summer Dress, End-of-Winter Sale Finds & A Great Spring/Summer Sale

I've been shopping the online sales for spring, there are some great sales underway right now. Before we dive into the sales, I wanted to share a dress I purchased recently. I first spotted it on Instagram and as so often happens, it was sold out. Seems like every time I see a dress I love on Instagram, when I check out the website, it's sold out. I guess everyone else sees it on Instagram and beats me to … [Read more...]


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Art for the Upstairs Hallway: The Beach Girls by Hilarie Lambert

Welcome to the 684th Metamorphosis Monday! A few years back I added a little blue chest to this corner of my upstairs living room.   This room has a beachy/nautical feel because of how it's decorated with lighthouse prints and shells collected while vacationing in Captiva, Sanibel, and Hilton Head Island many years ago. Though I loved the chest here, I eventually moved it to the hallway … [Read more...]


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It’s the Weekend, Let’s Go Antiquing!

Recently I mentioned that I was going to start antiquing more. I used to go antiquing every single weekend, but as my home filled up with lovely finds, I started slacking off. I have really missed it so I'm enjoying getting back out on these beautiful, sunny days and seeing what treasures I can find. This weekend I decided to visit the Queen of Hearts antique shop that's about 30 to 40 minutes away from … [Read more...]


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The Most Adorable Little Free Library, It Even Has a Fairy Door!

Many years ago I was having my mostly-brick home painted and I was trying to choose a paint color for the eve sections, dormers, and the back of my home, all of which are not brick. One day while out running errands, I spotted a house that's about a mile from my home that was the perfect shade of yellow. I got brave, knocked on the door, and asked if they would mind sharing the color. They were super nice … [Read more...]


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An Elegant, “Dress-up” Dinner Party for 10

Welcome to the 701st Tablescape Thursday! I have a wonderful treat for you today! Recently, I received an email from Warren about a special dinner party he and his wife Kathie hosted in their home. Warren said, "After setting too many holiday tablescapes, I felt like I had lost my mojo and was suffering from "tablescaper's block." (I am in all of Susan's talent and skill to have created over 600 … [Read more...]


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Spring Shopping & What I Brought Home from HomeGoods Today

This is our weather right now, it's unbelievably gorgeous outside today. The daffodils and Tulip Magnolias are blooming beautifully! I think the Red Bud trees may already be done, spring has come so early this year!     I love being at home but all this sunshine pulled me out. I've been hoping to visit HomeGoods to see what they had in for spring. I was hoping for some St. Patrick's … [Read more...]


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Planning Some Updates to My Spring-Summer Bag Wardrobe, Here are My Faves

Welcome to the 683rd Metamorphosis Monday! My timing is always off for our Metamorphosis Monday party. I seem to always have a Before/After to share about two days after the party. lol If you missed it earlier in the week, I shared an update for the small passageway between my kitchen and living room here: I Listened to You and Went Back for Them. I have a small Before/After in the works, I'm finally … [Read more...]


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Preparing for Spring and My Favorite Spring Finds, Both Home and Fashion

Thanks so much for all your well-wishes and kind words in the comments on Thursday's post! I always say, and I mean it, YOU are the best part of Between Naps On The Porch. I wouldn't be here creating and sharing if it weren't for you. So Thank-You from the bottom of my heart for being here, reading, and sharing your thoughts. Each of you is a true blessing in my life and I never take that for granted! I … [Read more...]


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Tablescape Thursday: Celebrating 14 years and 700 Tablescapes!

Welcome to the 700th Tablescape Thursday! Wow! I can not believe this is our 700th Tablescape Thursday! Tablescape Thursday got its start back on August 24th, 2008, only back then our party was on Tuesday of each week so it was called Tablescape Tuesday. This beachy table below was the first table setting I ever shared for TT. I had just added on a screened porch the previous fall/winter and was super … [Read more...]


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I Listened to You and Went Back for Them!

Okay, this is all y'all's fault! Ha! Since so many of you left comments and emailed saying I needed to go back for the vintage birdie prints I saw while antiquing a few days ago, I decided to take your advice and go back and get 'em. I was shocked by how heavy they were when I removed them from the wall in the antique shop to take them up to the register. I noticed that the frames were real wood, I could … [Read more...]


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Tempting Finds, May Go Back for a Few Things

Welcome to the 682nd Metamorphosis Monday! No big "Before and After" happening around here for today but I did get some inspiration from antiquing this weekend. The first place I visited was The Market in Woodstock, Georgia.   Saw this big guy just inside the front door.   I don't know why I'm always drawn to sleds and toboggans since I absolutely can't stand cold weather. … [Read more...]


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Birds and Butterflies–It Feels Like Spring!

Welcome to the 699th Tablescape Thursday! This was the temperature out on the porch yesterday. In February! If the porch wasn't so dusty and in need of a good cleaning after its long winter's nap, I would have placed this table setting out there. Watch us have a giant snowstorm in March or April--Georgia weather can be so unpredictable. Today is supposed to be even warmer!   With how warm … [Read more...]


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My Top 10 Amazon Purchases for 2021 + a Bonus

I meant to share this post in January, but I'm running a bit late. I thought it would be fun to share those items I purchased last year via Amazon that turned out to be my best or favorite purchases. I forced myself to limit it to just 10 items, which means I had to leave off the wool seat cover I added to my office chair that saved me from being "electrocuted" (only a slight exaggeration) every time I … [Read more...]


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Spring Temptations & Should I Spray These Before Baking In Them?

Welcome to the 681st Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope this Valentine's Day finds you feeling much loved and appreciated! I probably should have waited and shared the display case today instead of on Saturday, but I was too excited to share how it turned out to wait. lol So, I don't have a Before/After to share but I do have a few ideas for spring and Easter from a recent shopping … [Read more...]


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It Finally Arrived and I Love How It Looks and Works!

Back just before Christmas, I succumbed to temptation and ordered this awesome Home Alone LEGO house. The house in the movie, Home Alone is one of my favorite movie houses of all time, so I just couldn't pass up on this fabulous LEGO build. (Take a tour of the home as seen in the movie in this previous post: Tour the Home Alone Movie House.)   It was a pretty big undertaking with 3,955 pieces … [Read more...]


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A Valentine’s Day Celebration with Friends

Welcome to the 698th Tablescape Thursday! Valentine's Day is just a few days away. Jackie shared a table with me recently that would be perfect for inviting friends over for a Valentine's Day celebration and the first thing I noticed was her beautifully decorated chandelier!   So pretty! Love the beaded garland! It's a little hard to see since the chandelier is on in the photo below, but … [Read more...]


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Shopping the Spring Fashions & Everything’s on Sale!

It was 61 degrees here today and the birdies were singing their little hearts out. My daffodils are poking their heads up out of the ground and the first day of spring is just a little more than 5 weeks away! Can you believe it?! I'm getting so excited! I've been scoping out the spring fashions today and I came across an awesome sale. I love this sweater that's currently on sale. I especially love it in … [Read more...]


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My January Favorites, It was a Great Month!

I'm super excited to share my January favorites with you because it was a great month! I have to start with this awesome garden cart that I purchased in hopes I could for once, keep my potted annuals alive through the winter. It has worked so well!   After I got the cart and put it together (minus the sides since I didn't want to use those) I placed my rather sad-looking plants on it and … [Read more...]


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Changing All My A/C-Heating Ceiling Vents for Better Airflow

Welcome to the 680th Metamorphosis Monday! Not the most exciting Before and After but I am currently in the process of changing out all the air vent covers throughout the upstairs part of my home. I've been meaning to do this for a while. My home is almost 40 years old and some of the original vent covers are looking very tired. I've started with these two here in my bedroom. It has always bugged me … [Read more...]


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They Mystery of the Bumpy Plates: Sarah Needs Your Help to Solve This Mystery!

A few days ago, Sarah, a lovely BNOTP reader, left a comment on a previous spring shopping post where I had shared some bunny plates I came across in Pottery Barn. She had a question about the plates due to something really odd she was seeing on Peter Rabbit bunny plates she had purchased both last year and this year. Sarah said, "Do you find the Pottery Barn Peter Rabbit stoneware to have bumps on them? … [Read more...]


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Emily in Paris Inspired Table Setting with Cheesecake for Dessert!

Welcome to the 697th Tablescape Thursday! Are you an Emily in Paris fan? I do not subscribe to Netflix so had never heard of the series until I received an email from Brenda. Brenda said, "I was excited about this table setting as we are paying tribute to the show Emily in Paris. We were testing different cheesecakes for the bakery side of our business for Peaceful Valley Farm. We even make the candles … [Read more...]


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How I’m Protecting My Car Seats from Denim-Jean Transfer Stains

Welcome to the 679th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! Hope you are snuggled down inside somewhere this morning, keeping nice and warm. This morning I have a little update I've made that I hope you'll find helpful if you sometimes struggle with denim transfer on your car seats. A while back I shared this awesome cleaner that is pretty much a miracle cleaner in my eyes. When I got blue jean/denim … [Read more...]


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Love, Lust, Passion & Romance–This Cozy Valentine’s Day Table Has It All

Welcome to the 696th Tablescape Thursday! It's the yearly meeting of the Valentine's Day Book Club and this year it's all about love, lust, passion, and romance. ♥♥♥   When it's cold out, I crave candlelight and cozy plaids.   Hope you enjoy this cozy meeting of the Valentine's Day Book Club.   I kept all the titles facing forward for … [Read more...]


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An Idea That I Hope Will Work–What Do You Think?

A week or two ago I ordered these black jeggings during an awesome sale. I loved them the moment I noticed the beautiful button detail on the side near the bottom of each leg.   I've never seen jeggings with a decorative button detail like this and I love it! (Jeggings with jewel button detail are available here on sale: Bejeweled Jeggings. All jeans and jeggings currently on sale can be … [Read more...]


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A New Addition for My Home Office

Welcome to the 678th Metamorphosis Monday! There's a new addition here in my office. It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing piece that I've added to this room, but I'm definitely enjoying it. Recently, I was thinking how nice it would be if I had a smallish treadmill here in the office so when I was in the mood to watch a YouTube video or anything online, I could also be "out for a walk" at the … [Read more...]


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How I Finally Purchased (and Funded) a Handbag I’ve Been Stalking for 3 Years

The last time I purchased a handbag was February 19, 2020, almost two years ago. That's showing great restraint for me, considering how much I love handbags. lol Back in 2019, Louis Vuitton produced a Limited Edition shearling version of their iconic Speedy bag. They named it the "Teddy Speedy" and I loved it the moment I saw it. It looked so cozy for fall and winter! Unfortunately, it was priced a good bit … [Read more...]


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Creative Ways To Use Soup Tureens in Your Table Settings

Welcome to the 695th Tablescape Thursday! With snow in the forecast this past weekend, it really put me in the mood for homemade soup. At least once or twice during the wintertime, I have to make my favorite vegetable soup.   This vegetable soup recipe is available here: Vegetable Soup.   Another great cold-weather soup that I occasionally make is a roasted butternut squash … [Read more...]


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You’ve Heard of Cozy Mysteries–How About Cozy Puzzles?! They Are The Best!

We are deep into the heart of winter now--it's bloomin' cold outside! Though I sorta hate to admit this, I have kinda come to enjoy winter the last few years. I think deep down I'm a bit of an introvert who is pretty happy staying snuggled up inside reading, puzzling, and working on whatever project I have going at the time. I truly love spending time with friends but I also need my alone time to recharge. … [Read more...]


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IKEA Hemnes Bookcase Review & Sharing Its One Design Flaw

Welcome to the 677th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend! We had a mini-snow storm on Sunday. It was short-lived but pretty while it was coming down. Did you see any snow in your area over the weekend?   In a previous post a few months back, I mentioned the bowing issue I was having with the Ikea Billy bookshelves in my home office. Two lovely BNOTP readers suggested I … [Read more...]


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Most Comfortable Jeggings Ever & What I Bought Shopping the Sale

I'm working on a fun post for tomorrow but I wanted to pop in today to share with you the awesome sale I just caught on some of my favorite jeans. Currently, Talbots has a ton of things marked 50% off. In addition to that, the sale includes another 20% off! Ridiculously awesome sale!   I ended up purchasing 4 pairs of jeggings. I always buy the "curvy" style in their regular jeans to avoid a … [Read more...]


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Shopping for Spring Dinnerware + A Big Winter Clearance Sale

Welcome to the 694th Tablescape Thursday! It's only mid-January and I'm already focused on spring. To semi-satisfy my spring craving, I decided to check out the spring-summer dinnerware that's hitting the stores right now. I wasn't sure what I would find since we are currently in that in-between period where the winter stuff is being cleared out and spring goodies are just starting to arrive. Pottery … [Read more...]


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How I Trick Myself Into Doing Things I Really Don’t Want to Do

We all have 'em--those dreaded chores around the house that we just don't want to do. We delay, finding other stuff to do that makes us feel productive while those "other" things wait, mocking us like the proverbial elephant in the room. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but I thought it would be fun today to share a few of the ways I trick myself into doing those non-fun things I don't feel like … [Read more...]


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My 2022 Winter Survival List & Something You’ve Asked About Is Finally Back!

Welcome to the 676th Metamorphosis Monday! Every year I love to share a few of my winter favorites with you, those things that help me transition through the cold winter months a little easier. Before I share my winter faves, for those who commented or emailed after I shared this lamp update in the guest room, I noticed a few days ago that they finally have the lamp back in stock. I've been tempted to … [Read more...]


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Found a Great Replacement & No More Flat Tires!

Many years ago I bought a garden cart in a local gardening center. I used it for so many things, not just gardening stuff. Whenever I brought home something heavy in the back of my car--like a piece of furniture, I would often use it to get the furniture from the back of my SUV over to my kitchen door where I could then unload it onto a blanket to drag wherever I needed to drag it. I can't tell you how many … [Read more...]


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Craving Cozy for This Week’s Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to the 693rd Tablescape Thursday! On a cold, dreary winter day, my mind craves cozy. I dream of warm throws in rich, jewel tones, mixed with beautiful winter plaids. A cozy cabin in the woods or the mountains would be really nice, too. Inside we would find a hot, crackling fire burning away in the big, rock fireplace.   I wanted to set a table with a candlelight centerpiece for … [Read more...]


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Let’s Go Antiquing at the Queen of Hearts!

A few weeks before Christmas, I was out running errands and couldn't resist a stop by the Queen of Hearts. They had their windows so festively decorated for winter. I love it when shops do that!   So cute! Let's go inside and see what's new--or maybe I should say, what's old! lol   I really liked this lamp, just didn't care for shade. I much prefer my lamps to have either white … [Read more...]


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It Arrived Early and I Love How It Turned Out!

Welcome to the 675th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy 2022! I hope your year is off to a great start! Before I share a fun Before and After for this week's Metamorphosis Monday, I want to say Thank-you so much for all the great suggestions and ideas you left on my recent post where I mentioned my plans to change the wall color in my bedroom. You are a wealth of information and I appreciate each and every … [Read more...]


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Ending the Year with 3 Truly Beautiful Christmas Holiday Tables

Welcome to the 692nd Tablescape Thursday! Though Christmas has passed, I couldn't pass up the chance to share three beautiful tables Warren set during the holidays. Warren said, "On 12/17, we held a family celebration of our son-in-law's 60th birthday. (I can hardly believe I am old enough to have a 60-year-old son-in-law!) In honor of his birthday, I set a new tablescape which I called the "Holly … [Read more...]


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Planning Another Big Change for My Bedroom, the Hallway, Too!

Welcome to the 674th Metamorphosis Monday! I hope you're having a great holiday season. I feel like this period between Christmas and New Years is just one long, extended holiday, a time for slowing down a bit and making plans for the coming year. Today I'm sharing one more change I have in mind for my bedroom for 2022--actually, I started planning this change last May but it's just taken me a while to … [Read more...]


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Delicious Spiced Champagne Punch: Great for Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning

Just popping in on Christmas Eve morning to suggest a really delicious champagne punch if you're looking for something to serve on Christmas Eve or with your Christmas morning breakfast or Christmas Day brunch. Note: You'll want to make it a few hours before you plan to serve it to give it a chance to cool down and to chill it before mixing in the champagne.   I often make it the day before I … [Read more...]


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This Magical Christmas Dinner Begins Here in the Foyer with a Very Special Memory

Welcome to the 691st Tablescape Thursday! I have a truly beautiful table to share with you for this week's Tablescape Thursday. Jackie invited us into her home this week and before we enter the dining room, let's pause a moment to enjoy this wonderful, memory-filled centerpiece she has created for her entry table here in the foyer.   Jackie said, "This past summer, my Mom gave me my sled … [Read more...]


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A Peacock-Themed Christmas Tree & A Festive Laundry Room

Recently I shared the beautiful Christmas ornaments, Norma, a lovely BNOTP reader, painstakingly makes each year for her Christmas tree. Each year, Norma chooses a different theme/color scheme for her tree. This year she chose a Peacock them and her ornaments turned out beautifully! (To view a brief tutorial sharing how Norma makes her ornaments, check out this previous post: Handmade Christmas Ornaments … [Read more...]


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These Shoppes Are Still Promising Delivery by Christmas

It's 4 days before Christmas and if you are still shopping online for gifts, these are my favorite shops that are still saying they can get your gifts to you before Christmas. Talbots has a sitewide 40% sale going on right now.   They are promising delivery by the 24th for all orders placed by 2:00 PM today. You'll find the sale here: Talbots.   Ralph Lauren is advertising … [Read more...]


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The Magic of Christmas Lights, Truly Enchanting!

Welcome to the 673rd Metamorphosis Monday! My friend, Teresa, and I have had some fun adventures over the past few years, including a trip to Egypt that I don't think either of us will soon forget.   Sadly, we live many states apart but recently we were able to spend a week together at her beautiful home.   Teresa and her hubby, Frank, have their home beautifully lit for … [Read more...]


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Awesome Stocking Stuffers & Gift Ideas, Plus I’m Crazy About My New Floor Lamp!

Happy Weekend! I bet you are busier right now than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! I hope this post helps with the last-minute rush for gifts and stocking stuffers. But first...how about a bit of decorating! Recently, I shared a new update to my bedroom. I finally got around to adding draperies to the windows, something I've wanted to do for a very long time. During that process, I … [Read more...]


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2 Beautiful Tables, A Snowy Christmas Mantel & A Lovely Hand-crafted Church

Welcome to the 690th Tablescape Thursday! Jackie shared her beautiful Thanksgiving table just after Thanksgiving. It was so pretty, I couldn't wait another whole year to share it with you!   Being a Thanksgiving table, Jackie went with a color scheme in beautiful autumn browns, reds, creams, and deep greens for this tablescape.   Of course, being Thanksgiving, there had to … [Read more...]


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So, You’re Not Going To Believe What I Just Ordered!

Initially, I tried to resist, but in the end, it was futile! Soooo, a month or so back I tripped across this new, just-out LEGO set while shopping for Christmas gifts online. These days, I never look at LEGO sets unless I'm specifically shopping for a gift for one of my grandsons. I used to buy them all the time for their dad who loved them as much as they do now. This new set caught my eye because it … [Read more...]


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Wow! Amazing the Transformation Curtains/Drapes Can Make in a Room!

Welcome to the 672nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday Morning! I hope your weekend was amazing! This past week I've been working here in the bedroom.   After adding this Charles Pinson Giclee painting over the bed recently and seeing the way it really transformed how this room looked and felt, it got me motivated to make another change in this space that I've thought about doing for many … [Read more...]


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A Small Upgrade That Functions Better & Looks More Professional

I made a very small change recently here in the upstairs family room and thought I'd share it in case you have a need for something similar. A while back I shared a new lamp I had just purchased for this room.   You can see the new lamp there on the left atop the old, book-bound Macon Telegraph newspapers my sister, Glenda, gave me many, many years ago. To read more about the new lamp and how … [Read more...]