Gotta Leave Now, So I’m Staying In A Big Canoe TreeTopper—Plus, A Fabulous Dress!

Welcome to the 805th Metamorphosis Monday! I am looking forward to a few slower days sometime soon. Right now every day is jam-packed. I just got back from donating some things to Goodwill, including some of the mirrors that I had down the front staircase wall. I'm preparing to have the upstairs hall painted so it was time to remove everything along this wall.   The boxes are growing in the … [Read more...]




A Large Item I Need Is Back In Stock & I’m Loving This Triple Sale on Sale on Sale!

Yay! Got some good news last night! You may remember that I ordered an inexpensive temporary desk to use here in my office in the Dollhouse until the desk I really wanted was once again available.   The desk I've been hoping to order for my office in Ohio is finally back in stock and for the best price I've seen it anywhere online. I know a few of you also expressed interest in this desk, … [Read more...]




Sharing My Daughter-in-Law’s Favorite Beauty-Care Secrets For Our 800th Metamorphosis Monday!

Welcome to the 800th Metamorphosis Monday! Last month, I shared my favorite "beauty/care" products in a single post. Since I've been away visiting family this week, I thought this would be a great time to get the skinny on what products my daughter-in-law, Nancy, likes and recommends. She is much more conscientious about how she cares for her skin than I am. I tend to be a little lazy about those things. I … [Read more...]




How To Save Your Favorite Jacket When It’s Ruined From Color Bleed In The Wash

Welcome to the 799th Metamorphosis Monday! Have you ever had a favorite top or outfit ruined due to color bleed in the wash? My friend, Teresa, loves to travel, and one of her favorite jackets that she often takes along when she travels is a Tommy Bahama jacket in a nice neutral color. Having just returned from a trip, her hubby, Frank, was trying to be helpful by washing some of the clothes they wore … [Read more...]




I Did The Dumbest Thing Last Night—Learn From My Mistake + A Very Tempting Sale

I did the dumbest thing last night, I have been removing wallpaper from my bathroom walls and I had finally reached the area that is above the tub/shower. My full size ladder would not fit inside the tub, so I was having to stand on a small stepladder. Unfortunately, that put me standing beneath the area I was working on and the remover solution I was spraying was misting down each time I sprayed it. I … [Read more...]




All My Favorites Are On Sale For Mother’s Day! ♥

I have several semi-big projects that I've been working on around the house this week, including stripping wallpaper from two bathrooms. Spring-cleaning fever has hit, and I really want to get the bathroom projects underway and completed over the next month or two. I'm very tired today from all the cleaning I've been doing this week, so I gave myself the day off to let my muscles recover. I spent some time … [Read more...]




Favorite Beauty-Care Products, Including A New Fave I’m Completely Obsessed Over

Welcome to the 796th Metamorphosis Monday! It's been ages since I shared some of my favorite beauty products in a post. Recently, I tried a mascara that I had never tried before, and it's, by far, the easiest to apply and best mascara I have ever used. I feel like I have finally found my favorite mascara of all time, so that prompted me to create this post today for this week's Met … [Read more...]




Just A Few Of My Favorites and Most-Loved Essentials For Summer

With spring in full swing and the increasingly warmer temps, I've been thinking about my favorite summer essentials, those pieces I love using and wearing throughout the summer months. One of my favorites to pull out every summer are my incredibly comfortable Ecco sandals. I love how adjustable these are, which means they work for the pickiest of feet.   I have Ecco sandals in several colors … [Read more...]




How Did The Whimsical Animal Scarf Work Out, Plus One More Design That I Ordered

A few days ago, I shared some cute silk scarves a lovely BNOTP reader told me about. I liked them so much, I decided to buy one so I could compare it to the Hermes silk scarves I've occasionally bought in the past for my handbags and to give as gifts.   This was the first scarf I purchased. I couldn't resist all the cute animals featured on this scarf including birds, horses, deer and bears. … [Read more...]




Twilly-Style Silk Scarves Protect & Add A Touch Of Spring To Your Handbag & Wardrobe

A few years back, I shared the process my friend, Teresa, used to protect the Vachetta leather on her Louis Vuitton Croisette handbag. If you missed that post, you'll find it here: How Teresa Protected the Vachetta Leather on her Beautiful LV Croisette Bag. I am crazy about the LV Croisette bag—it's so perfect for spring and summer! I read an article a while back that said Louis Vuitton created this Damier … [Read more...]




The Sale Is On, So Many Beautiful Designs for Spring & Summer!

Update: It's Sunday and I just noticed the sale has gotten even better today. Through midnight, it's now 40% off any one item and 30% off everything else. Love the spring sales that are going on right now! Talbots is at it again and after checking out the sale, these are all my favorites. I love, love, love blue and white together, no matter if it's dishes or clothes. This shirt caught my eye. Notice the … [Read more...]




How I Repaired A Loose Strap Keeper On My Pochette Metis Hand Bag

Welcome to the 789th Metamorphosis Monday! Almost six years ago, in August 2018, I purchased a Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis bag in the Reverse Monogram style. This bag has been a workhorse! It's the bag I wear during the fall/winter months the most, especially on days when it's pouring rain and I have a ton of errands to run. It's impervious to rain, and when wearing it crossbody it somehow becomes one with … [Read more...]




So Many February Favorites!

Happy weekend! What are you up to this weekend? It's been raining non-stop here for a few days, but I think it may finally slow down a bit today. I hope so, I never thought I was a person to be affected by weather, but I think this non-stop rain is starting to get to me. I need some sunshine! I had way too many favorites during the month of February to share them all, so I have tried to narrow it down to … [Read more...]




Getting A Jump On My Spring Wardrobe, Everything Is Currently On Sale!

Update: Just noticed that Talbots has made their 25% off sale even better with 40% off any one item and 25% off everything else. Use the code SPRING40 to get 40% off any one item. You'll find the Talbots spring sale here: Talbots Spring Sale. A few days ago someone asked about this adorable bunny vase that I've had for a few years. I was worried I'd have to deliver bad news that it was no longer … [Read more...]




All My Favorites For Spring and Summer

Happy Weekend! My head is completely in spring/summer mode now. With the daylight staying with us a little bit longer each day and my daffodils all poking their little heads up out of the ground, I know that spring is almost here and I can't wait!   With spring just around the corner, I thought this would be a great time to share some of my favorites that I love and use on repeat during the … [Read more...]




Best Purchases & My Must-Have Favorites Of 2023

I've been seeing a lot of YouTube videos this month where YouTubers have been sharing their favorite finds/purchases for 2023. I love that idea for a post but, Wow—this has been the most difficult post to write! I've been working on it off and on for a couple of weeks and it's been torture. Ha! It's so hard to narrow down all the wonderful discoveries and upgrades I've made over the past year to a … [Read more...]




2 Of My Favorite Shops Are Having A Sale-On-Sale & I’m Loving The Deals!

It's that time of year when the winter sales really swing into gear! I've been doing a bit of shopping this morning and I've found some great sale-on-sale deals where items that were on sale have now been further reduced. Those are my favorite types of sales, although usually, the most popular sizes tend to go quickly when the prices are so reduced. One item that's currently on sale is this mock … [Read more...]




Would You Have The Nerve To Do This? Yikes!

Mr. Gingerbread Man and his many stories live on! Hahaha! During November and December, whenever I shared about this adorable Kate Spade Gingerbread House bag, the emails, pictures, stories, and comments I received from BNOTP readers, friends, and my daughter-in-law were the best! This fun bag stole the show and was always the topic of conversation everywhere it traveled. I could write a blog post doing … [Read more...]




A Favorite Winter Escape Into The World Of Fashion + A Little Bookcase Decor

Welcome to the 781st Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Winter! Hope this cold January day finds you hunkered down under a warm throw, or if you're working, it's time to take a little break and enjoy a bit of eye candy. Do you ever feel a little scatterbrained? Maybe our brains go through cycles of indecision because I changed my mind at least three times this weekend about what I would share today. Sometimes I … [Read more...]




My December Favorites, Favorite Updates In Real Time & A Very Special Gift

Thanks for all the great suggestions and tips for saving and removing the wax that's left over when a candle is finished. I love the suggestion a couple of you mentioned about putting it in the freezer for a few minutes. I had read about that online, but then forgot to mention it in the post, so thanks for that reminder! I will try that in the future, for sure. I have such a variety of favorites to share … [Read more...]




Beautiful Hand-Crafted Christmas Ornaments + A Way To Save On Baccarat Rouge 540

Welcome to the 777th Metamorphosis Monday! Wow, hard to believe Christmas is just a week away now! Lovely Norma (who lives in France) shared a few photos of her tree for this year and it's beautiful! Norma makes a lot of her ornaments by hand so I love seeing how she designs/decorates her tree each year.   Her tree is so elegant this year--dressed in gold, silver, and white! As mentioned, … [Read more...]




My November Favorites & Why Is The Universe Doing This To Me?! Ha!

Have to kick off this November favorites post with something that's torturing me right now. Ha! Last summer, I made the decision to purchase a Yeti Tundra cooler. If you're not familiar with Yeti's "Tundra" cooler, it's the one that has wheels which makes it super easy to move around. That especially comes in handy when it's loaded with ice and drinks. I had purchased a Tundra for my son a year or so … [Read more...]




Sale Shopping Mode Activated & My Favorite Gift Wrapping Paper Is Back!

I'm sure you are super busy with all your holiday decorating and preparations. I spent two solid days (Friday and Saturday) wrapping gifts. So happy to have that done. A few years back I used this adorable paper and I noticed recently that it is back again.   If you're looking for a really cute, whimsical gift wrap for your gifts this year, you'll find this one available here: Christmas … [Read more...]




DIY Festive Christmas Nails, My Ninja Air Fryer Decision & A Fun Way To Pop Popcorn

Just popping in (pun intended) to share some fun things today! Many, many years ago I used to have a microwave popcorn popper. It always made great popcorn. I was thinking recently about how I like popcorn, but do not like prepackaged microwave popcorn. Whenever I've eaten it, it always leaves this disturbing coating on the roof of my mouth. I have no idea what that coating is, but I figure it can't be … [Read more...]




You’ve Been Asking For This–Sorry It Has Taken So Long, But At Last, It’s Ready!

Happy Weekend! I hope you're having a great one! I finally, finally got around to doing something I should have done ages ago, so I apologize in advance for it taking me so long! A few weeks ago (or has it been months now?) someone left a comment asking if I would add a link somewhere on the blog, linking out to the things I often mention in posts--those products I love, recommend and repeatedly use/buy. I … [Read more...]




Favorite Black Friday Sales & Some Have Been Extended!

Whoo, hoo! The sales are amazing today! This adorable gingerbread bag that I purchased recently at 50% off, has just been marked down another 25% for Black Friday! You'll find that amazing sale here: Gingerbread House Bag, Half Off + An Additional 25% off! The cardholder is also discounted another 25% here: Gingerbread CardHolder.   Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I can't wait to wear this … [Read more...]




A Last Minute Centerpiece Idea & Some New Gifts I’ve Purchased for Loved Ones

Whoa, Thanksgiving is almost here! I'm not hosting this year so I'm going to be spending today hanging my wreaths on my exterior windows. I've also been shopping online since so many of the Black Friday sales are going on everywhere. Before I share the ones I've jumped on, I wanted to share a couple of things you may find helpful as you are finishing up your last-minute details for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]




A Wish List Item I Finally Purchased AND Some Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

A few days ago someone left a comment that they were having a tough time finding the Newman's Own Lemon Pepper that I mentioned during a previous post that was about making Lemon Pepper Chicken. They also mentioned that they thought it was being discontinued. What?! That put me in a bit of a panic and I immediately bought two more. I hope it doesn't get discontinued since it's my favorite for seasoning … [Read more...]




Cutest Thing Ever–I Could Not Resist! Plus, It’s On Sale 50% Off!

Over the years, Kate Spade has produced some of the cutest, most adorable handbags you can imagine or dream up. As much as I have always loved them, I've been able to resist getting one. Until now.   When I saw this enchanting Gingerbread House bag, it was instant love and I knew I had to have one. Of course, it didn't hurt that it's on sale 50% off right now! (Gingerbread House Bag is … [Read more...]




Fall-Winter Survival Favorites & What I’m Buying In The 30% Off Winter Clothing Sale

Happy Weekend! It has been quite chilly here the last few nights although I think we're going to warm up a little this week--just in time for Halloween. I've noticed the leaves are definitely changing now and starting to fall. The cooler temps have had me dreaming of cozy evenings inside, burning candles while sipping yummy hot chocolate. Every season has its own special moments, doesn't it? Though I'm … [Read more...]




I’m Finally Doing It–Ordering A Sweater I’ve Been Stalking for Years!

How is your weekend going? I have a pretty big update to share tomorrow, something I've put off for many years but am finally getting done. In the meantime, the cooler 60's temps we've been experiencing every night the last couple of weeks are really motivating me to think about my fall wardrobe. If you've been reading BNOTP for a while, you know I'm a sweater nut. I may not like cold weather but I sure do … [Read more...]




Autumn Handbag Shopping, So Many Beautiful Styles for Fall!

A week or so back I shared a post with a very cool trick I had just read about for removing ink marks from leather handbags. (That post can be found here: Miracle Trick for Removing Pen & Ink Marks from Leather Bags.) Sherry left a comment asking if I had any plans to share a post with some of the new fall handbag styles. Being a huge handbag lover, I thought that would be a fun post to create. Thanks … [Read more...]




My August Favorites + A Heads Up For The Ice Cream Lovers

This girl is whipped right now! lol I've been clearing out the two attic eaves for the last two days and wow, I had forgotten just how large that area is and how much stuff (holiday decor) was stored under there. I have everything out now and have carried around 3/4ths of it down to the basement. Just a little bit more to go and I'll have it all downstairs. It's been quite the job carrying everything down … [Read more...]




This Miracle Trick For Removing Pen & Ink Marks From Leather Saved My Handbag

Recently I discovered an amazing little trick that I never knew about! I had a mini-disaster occur with one of my handbags. There's a barbecue restaurant about 15 minutes from my home. I'm rarely in that area so when I do find myself near the restaurant, I'll sometimes go through their drive-thru to order one of their BBQ plates. On my last visit a few weeks back, when I reached the window where you pay … [Read more...]




End of Summer Sale-On-Sale From One Of My Favorite Shoppes

I've been so bad this weekend! I'm trying to save for home renovations but there are so many great end-of-summer sales going on right now, I can't resist! Here are a few of the items that are tempting me. This beautiful linen shirt was already on sale and now it's an additional 40% off. Love the length! This is basically how I dress every day all summer long, white scalloped shorts (from Talbots years … [Read more...]




An Epic End-of-Summer Sale-on-Sale–So Many Beautiful Pieces!

I love this time of year because this is when all the best summer sales start popping up. Talbots is doing it again--they have a great 25% off sale going, then on top of that, they are giving 50% off the sale prices! I have several things in my cart right now and I am shocked by how great the pricing is coming out. You see the true sale price once the item is in the cart...and it's really good! One of … [Read more...]




It’s Here—Talbots is Having Their Biggest Sale of the Season!

Update: Talbots just announced a flash sale today (Sunday) so it's 40% off everything right  now, even the items that weren't already on sale! Check out the flash sale here: Talbots Flash Sale. Whooo, Hooo! Talbots is having its biggest sale of the season. This sale only happens twice a year and what makes it so amazing is it's an extra 40% off everything that's already on sale, and there's a lot of good … [Read more...]




2023 Version Of 21 Favorites That I Buy Over And Over Again–Can’t Do Without Them!

Last summer I created a post where I shared 21 things I buy over and over again because they are just that awesome! I thought it would be fun to do that same post again for 2023. I'm sure there are going to be some repeats because that's what it's all about--those things that I love so much that I can't and won't stop buying them! I know I'm a broken record about these Ecco Yucatan sandals but I can't … [Read more...]




They Arrived & They’re As Nice & Well-Crafted As Expected

Happy Fri-yay! The weekend is officially here! I hope you have a fun, relaxing one planned. I badly need to get out in the yard and do some weeding, although it may be way too hot for that this weekend. A few weeks ago, I put together a post with some gift ideas for Father's Day.  You may remember in that post I shared a really nice waxed canvas tote from L.L. Bean. Of course, this bag would be great for … [Read more...]




A Refreshing Summer Drink, Super Useful Yeti Addition & 50% Off Sale-On-Sale

Recently, I saw a drink recipe online that sounded really good, but I changed it up a bit with the addition of another ingredient that I think makes it tastes and look even better. This drink is so yummy, it feels like you're having a fancy cocktail when it's really just a refreshing summer drink. Below are the ingredients although it's very easy to change them up for variety, so feel free to experiment … [Read more...]




April Favorites, A Chairside Table I Really Want For My Bedroom + 2 Handbags I’m Eyeing For Summer

Happy Weekend! The new storage cabinet arrived yesterday. It's downstairs in the basement, awaiting its assembly. I have to admit, I'm a tad nervous after what happened last time I put one together. I just have to remind myself that was a fluke because I didn't have any issues all the other times I've put this cabinet together. Looking forward to sharing some updates with you on Monday!   I'm … [Read more...]




I Bought A Forever Dress Last Night + A Great Double Sale!

This is a bold statement since it hasn't even arrived yet, but I think I purchased a "forever" dress last night. I've been searching for a long time for an all-cotton or cotton/linen blend maxi dress for summer. I didn't want a sundress style, wanted it to have sleeves since I sunburn so easily. It was love at first sight when I came across this dress last night. I love that it's a blend of cotton and … [Read more...]




The Perfect Mother’s Day Sale & A Special Spring-Summer Dress

Time to spoil yourself for summer--Talbots is having a wonderful Mother's Day Sale and I found sooo many cute things! I'm in love with this skirt! It reminds me so much of my trip to Positano, Italy. It makes me want to travel there right now!   Here's a close up this beautiful skirt...love! It's on sale 40% off with the code MOM at checkout here: Beautiful Skirt.   I've always … [Read more...]




A Wee Bit Of Luxury, These Make A Beautiful Gift For Mother’s Day

I purchased a new lipstick refill for a case I bought recently and it arrived today. As I admired the color, I thought about how a beautiful lipstick case would make a great Mother's Day gift, especially with a special engraving inside. Quite a few years back, I fell in love with the bow-shaped lipstick cases from House of Sillage and ended up purchasing quite a few as I caught them on sale over the next … [Read more...]




Successful Bird Rescue & Finally Finding That Perfect Beachy, Aqua-Blue Top

Oh my goodness, what a day! I spent almost two hours today rescuing a baby Wren that somehow managed to find his way into my chimney/fireplace. That rarely happens, like once every 10 years. Instead of going out the wide open door onto the porch, a door he hopped right by several times, he kept hopping behind various furniture pieces. He was so cute talking to his Mom who was chirping for him outside. When … [Read more...]




My Go-To Style For Easy Summer Outfits

A few days ago I purchased two more pairs of white jeggings from Talbots. I really love their jeggings because they don't fit super snug, they are a bit more of a relaxed jegging fit. They have a good sale going on right now: Buy 1, get 1 50% off, so I purchased two more pairs here: Regular Fit White Jeggings.   If your waist is a good bit smaller as compared to your hips, I really recommend … [Read more...]




The Sale Just Got Better–But I Was Too Slow & Missed Out On My Favorite

Happy Weekend! Just hopping on to share that Talbots has turned up the volume on their spring sale--it just got a lot better! In addition to everything being 25% off, the sale includes 40% off any one item. So that's 40% off one item, then 25% off everything else. If there was something you were eyeing in the sale, SPRING is the code to use at checkout. Sadly, this jacket I had in my cart has sold out. I … [Read more...]




Retail Therapy After A Nightmare Week, Plus, An Intriguing Find!

Oh my gosh, this has been a week and a half. I had a very stressful situation come up that I will share more about on Monday, but I'm happy to say that it has all worked out okay. At least, I hope it has--only time will tell. After an absolute nightmare week, today I was craving anything that was positive and happy. It was really beautiful out, so I decided to do a bit of shopping to try and put myself back … [Read more...]




My February Favorites Including a Purchase I Wish I’d Made Ages Ago

Happy Weekend! Instead of waiting so far into the new month, I'm sharing my favorites for last month (February) now. As you know, I've been on a huge puzzle kick for the last few months. One of the most challenging puzzles I've done in a very long time was this LEGO mini-figure faces puzzle. I could never work on it for longer than 30-45 minutes without taking a break--it made my brain hurt! Fortunately, it … [Read more...]




January Favorites and Send Help Because I’m Losing My Mind! Ha!

So, I really, really worry about myself sometimes. Usually at some point during the day, I'll fix myself a big Tervis mug of iced coffee with a good helping of milk mixed in. If I'm not in a coffee/milk mood, the other drink I'll sometimes enjoy during the day is a mug of unsweetened iced tea mixed with a small amount of cranberry juice. Just now, I went to the fridge, poured iced coffee into my Tervis mug, … [Read more...]




Changing Up My Lipstick Game–Had No Idea These Even Existed!

Welcome to the 734th Metamorphosis Monday! I wish I was a make-up kinda girl sometimes. About half the time I run around completely bare-faced. I never wear foundation because it literally makes any wrinkles I have a million times more noticeable. Mostly I just use a bit of mascara (so I actually look like I have eyelashes) and lipstick. Lipstick is my favorite thing to wear on a daily basis, well, behind … [Read more...]




My Top 10 Favorite Amazon Finds In 2022

Happy Weekend! It's raining here. Again. It's been raining here so much, I actually did an online search today to see if we were breaking any precipitation records. I didn't find the answer to that, but I did learn that Georgia is in the top 10 states for rainfall, ranking #7. I never realized we were in the top 10, we even get more rainfall each year than Seattle! Wow! I guess that's why everything is … [Read more...]




A Sneaky, Hidden Sale For Spring, 25% Off All The New Spring Fashions!

I must confess, this is my absolute favorite time of year to shop for clothes. I love it when all the vibrant, fun spring fashions start hitting the stores. The only downside is normally, the spring fashions are not on sale when they first start hitting the stores. But there's a sneaky way around that problem! I just realized yesterday when I got a little brochure in the mail, Talbots has a little hidden … [Read more...]




Ditching the Eyeglasses When I’m Out and About + New Workspace Glasses!

Welcome to the 731st Metamorphosis Monday! Do you wear glasses or contacts? Back in May 2017, the progressive glasses I had been wearing for quite a few years, broke apart right in the center. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it led me to a local eyeglass retailer/optometrist where for the first time ever I learned about "workstation" glasses.   To say my workstation (or … [Read more...]




All My December Favorites

Where has January gone? Has this month flown by for you, too? This has been such a fun, exciting morning. My son and daughter-in-law are in the middle of a full, down-to-the-studs kitchen renovation and they shared photos with me today of how the kitchen looks after it was completely demoed yesterday. I get so excited for renovations like that and this one is well overdue. My DIL said it hasn't been … [Read more...]




A Great Way to Store Your Beautiful Headbands

Welcome to the 730th Metamorphosis Monday! I have become enamored with wearing headbands lately. I used to wear them many years ago but hadn't thought about wearing them again in ages. I noticed a YouTuber/Instagramer I sometimes follow began promoting a brand of handmade headbands made in the UK where she lives, and they look so nice on her, it revived my interest in trying them again. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]




My Yearly Winter Survival Favorites + Something New I’ll Be Purchasing This Week

I'm a tad late this year, but each winter I like to share my favorites with you--those things that help get me through the winter in comfort. I am not a fan of cold weather, but I have to admit that I do like some of the goodies that I pull out this time of year. It's all about staying cozy and comfortable as possible when it comes to winter. I know I've mentioned these several times over the past few … [Read more...]




Stalking Mode Activated: Hunting Down Two Items That Sold Out During Christmas

So, do you know the worst time to discover something really awesome that you didn't previously know about, but would now love to acquire? Answer: Right after Christmas! Ha! That's because everybody and their sister have already purchased or been gifted the item, so it's sold out everywhere! Argggh. I'm persistent, though--it's almost like it becomes a challenge, an exciting quest to hunt the item … [Read more...]




50% Off The Sale Price & Some Of These Would Work Great For Spring!

It has been a crazy few days around here. Looking forward to sharing an important update on Monday for Metamorphosis Monday! In the meantime, you guys have been sharing all your wonderful after Christmas sale finds and you've given me FOMO! Audrey messaged me on Instragram about the big Talbots sale that's going on right now that's 50% off the already on sale winter styles! On top of that, there's another … [Read more...]




Sometimes It’s The Little Tweaks That Make Life Better

Welcome to the 727th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy New Year to you! I hope your 2023 is off to an awesome start! Apparently, I'm trying to repeat the start of 2018 as I began the year with a yucky virus. I came down sick on Saturday and I think I'm finally past the body ache and fever stage. Unfortunately, I had to postpone the drywall work that was supposed to start in the basement tomorrow. So I don't have … [Read more...]




2 Awesome Sales from 2 Awesome Stores–And The One That Got Away

I've been checking out the sales this week now that Christmas is behind us. I had a feeling there would be some great sales and there are--including from a store I always loved shopping in before they closed the location near me. Talbots is having a killer sale--it's a sale-on-sale-on-sale type sale. This beautiful 83% wool, camel and ivory coat is on sale from $369 to $279, plus another 40% off of the … [Read more...]




Caught Some Amazing Sales Today & Finished My Christmas Gift Shopping

I've been shopping for Christmas gifts over the past week and I've found some wonderful treasures. If you've got a few friends and loved ones still on your list, I hope some of these suggestions will be helpful. So when you're shopping for gifts, you have to buy a little something for yourself, right? Hee, hee. I have been wanting one of these adorable book nooks for a long time, but the ones I always … [Read more...]




Kinda Late On This One, But the Sale is a Great One!

A while back Alda left this comment on a post. Will be watching too for your favorite Christmas shirts for your grands. I purchased the Dino shirts last year you shared, and my littles LOVED them . Can’t wait to see what you find for boys are hard to find cute shirts that are classics. Alda, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pull this post together, but it's finally here. Here are just a few of the fun … [Read more...]




Obsessed! These Are My Favorite For Errand Running & Daily Wear, So Warm, Too!

Just a quick Sunday post to share these wonderful joggers I found recently. After ordering one pair, I loved them so much, I ordered two more pairs. I just ordered a 4th pair today because I know they'll eventually sell out and I'll still want to have them available next winter. They have become my "uniform" for every day and they look so much nicer in person than they appear in this photo online. They are … [Read more...]




It’s June Again, But I’m Still Shopping the Autumn-Winter Sale!

October has decided to be June. I'm in Ohio today and it's so warm outside! It's going to be in the 80s today! What?! Everyone here is wearing shorts except me! I brought along a suitcase full of wool sweaters and corduroy pants that will be useless this week. I still remember the year I visited and we were Trick-or-Treating in the snow! It was the first Halloween I've ever spent watching snow fall from the … [Read more...]




Shopping The Early Access Sale And A Favorite Out-of-Stock Item is Back!

Back in 2015, I made a small change to my front porch that had a huge impact. I changed out this dinky, not-so-nice-looking doormat for a bigger, better one.   I was amazed by how it transformed my entrance! What a dramatic difference a doormat can make! This one below looked beautiful for many years. After about 5 years, I decided to order a new one since the original one shown below was … [Read more...]




My September Favorites–Some New Goodies and A Few Perennial Favorites

I have a variety of favorites to share this month. A few I have shared before, but they bear sharing again since I continue to use and love them on a regular basis. You may even spot a few great Christmas gifts in today's post. After setting last week's Halloween table setting for Tablescape Thursday, and using some Colonial Candle tapers in that table, I decided to check out what they had available for … [Read more...]




5 Autumn Outfits, Embroidered Cords I Just Purchased & A Sweater I’m Stalking

It has been chilly here in North Georgia this week! I'm really getting excited about all the beautiful fall fashions. I just purchased these fall-themed corduroy pants today--caught them on sale.   I love, love, love the embroidered autumn leaves and acorns! Sooo dang cute! You'll find them currently on sale here: Corduroy Pants for Fall.   During the winter, I wear a lot of … [Read more...]




What I Just Bought in the Flash Sale–Couldn’t resist 30% Off!

Just putting out a quick post because I just discovered Talbots is having a Flash Sale...and it's 30% off everything! Whooo, hooo! Usually, I don't discover their Flash Sales in time to share them but this one I did! I already have their corduroy jeggings in the color black and light tan and love them, so I ordered two more pairs. I love corduroy jeggings because I find them sooo much warmer than jeans … [Read more...]




Favorite Fall Fashions for Sweater Weather, I’m Shopping the Sale!

You can really feel autumn trying to sneak in here in Georgia. The temps will be going back up again this coming week, but lately, there's been a crispness in the air and the nights are much cooler. Autumn will be here before we know it! The cooler temps have put me in the mood for a bit of fall shopping and I just discovered one of my favorite stores has a 2-day sale going on their new fall arrivals. … [Read more...]




It’s Here–My Fortnum & Mason Bespoke Hamper Arrived & It’s Delightful!

The Fortnum and Mason hamper I ordered a few weeks back arrived this week. If I ever make it back to London again, I would love to visit their Piccadilly store in person. In today's post, I thought I'd share what I ordered. I also have a sneaky plan for the hamper, looking forward to sharing that very soon.   When I placed my order, I chose their "Large" size hamper. I knew it would be a … [Read more...]




Even Better Than I Expected! Love It When That Happens!

It is sooo nice when you order something online and when it arrives, you discover it's even better than you had expected. That's pretty much the way it always is when I order from L.L. Bean. So many things have changed over the years with so many companies going out of business or just not offering the same level of goods or services that they have in the past. L.L. Bean is one of the few companies where … [Read more...]




Susan Albright’s Whimsical Designs, Beautiful Toile Dresses For Summer

This past summer I've been seeing the cutest dresses on Instagram. The dresses were a brand that I had never heard of before called, Susan Albright. I loved the designs I was seeing, they were so fun and whimsical--perfect for summer. Curious to see more, I checked out the website and fell hard for this adorable blue and white toile design depicting scenes around Pawleys Island. Have you ever heard of … [Read more...]




What I Bought in the Sale & Sandals So Comfortable, I Ordered Them Twice

I couldn't resist picking up something from the current Talbots sale since everything on the entire site is 40% off. I'm still debating on this top--I LOVE the design but I prefer all cotton and it's a blend. It probably has enough cotton that I will love it. I may go ahead and order it today since the sale ends today. (Update: I did order it...just too pretty to pass up.) If you love this design as much as … [Read more...]




Garage Sneak Peek & My Favorites from the Talbots and the Amazon Prime Sale

There are so many great sales going on right now! Talbots has a huge sale going on and here are some of my favorites. I love, love, love their linen tunics and have quite a few. They are perfect for wearing on super hot days since they keep the sun off of your arms, yet are so airy, light, and breathable. This beautiful aqua-colored tunic is on sale 40% off. It was originally $89.50, was marked down to … [Read more...]




Going Preppy, Favorite Starch/Sizing, & How I Wash Those Favorite Pieces

Yesterday I drove over to Avalon, a local shopping area that's around 25 minutes from my home. I had a Tommy Bahama dress to return that unfortunately wasn't the color I expected when I ordered it online. I never visit Avalon without stopping in to see what's new in Lilly Pulitzer. I really prefer shopping LP in person whenever possible since they offer clothes in such a variety of fabrics. It's kinda … [Read more...]




A 50% Off Sale, A Shirt That Has My Heart, and Something Weird I’m Trying Out

I've been going non-stop since getting back home--going through 2 weeks of mail, returning sandals that didn't fit, getting a very dirty car (on the outside) washed, washing clothes, coloring my hair, creating posts, setting tables, and putting everything back away, and getting a much-needed pedicure. Chipped polish isn't pretty. Do you enjoy pedicures? I don't, just don't like the wasted time sitting … [Read more...]




My May Favorites and An Exciting Discovery That is Saving $$$

I have some really fun favorites to share this month and one is a recent $$$-saving discovery that I wish I had known about ages ago! Let's dive in! Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones: I actually just purchased this at the very beginning of June but wanted to share it now because I'm so pleased with it. At home, I have a wireless charger that I keep by my bed for charging my phone. I forgot … [Read more...]




It’s Been Almost 4 Years Now, So How Did It Work?

Welcome to the 696th Metamorphosis Monday! How do you store your silver jewelry? Over the years I've purchased a few Tiffany & Co. silver necklaces, bracelets, and rings They are inexpensive, as jewelry goes, and always so sparkly and beautiful. I especially love their enamel and silver pieces. Of course, Tiffany jewelry always comes in their signature blue jewelry pouch that helps prevent … [Read more...]




What I Purchased at the Summer Style Event, Got Some Great Deals

A while back I ordered two pairs of jeggings from Talbots, one in the regular fit and one in the curvy fit. I love their curvy fit in their slim ankle jeans. When the jeggings arrived, I found the legs of the "curvy" fit jeggings were a bit baggier than I prefer. I have a Talbots very close to my home so it's convenient to return an item when it doesn't fit as I wish. Today when I headed out the door, I … [Read more...]




A Fantasy Mansion: Pure Escapism and What I Purchased in the Secret Sale

I'm working on a table setting for tomorrow's Tablescape Thursday, but in the meantime, I wanted to share two awesome finds I've made over the last two days. As I've been exploring the Penhaligon's website, I came across this fun, interactive Portraits Mansion/Museum.     It's a hoot with flying fish and other fantasies! If you need a bit of an escape from the worries of life … [Read more...]




I Fell Down the Most Beautifully Scented Rabbit Hole–Love this Perfume House!

Welcome to the 695th Metamorphosis Monday! Over the past couple of months, without even thinking about it, I've gradually switched over to wearing some of my favorite fragrances for summer. The sunny days and warmer weather just naturally make me crave lighter, brighter scents. If you wear perfume, do you find that you move toward wearing lighter fragrances this time of year? For this week's Before … [Read more...]




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...]




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...]




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...]




“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...]




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...]




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...]




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...]




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...]