October 2011: A Look in the Rear-View Mirror and Answering a Few of Your Questions

October 2011:  A Look in the Rear-view Mirror:
Each month I share links to the prior month’s posts, in case you missed one or just wish to revisit a particular post.  To read any post below, click on the link found in the title of that post.

Hope you enjoy this “look in the rear-view mirror.”   October was a fun month, for sure!

We kicked off last month with a “Look in the Rear-view Mirror” post where I shared links to all the posts created during the month of September.

Kristy showed us how we can change our decor for the seasons, easily and inexpensively.

We took a tour of the library, drawing room and gardens at The Mount, home of American novelist, Edith Wharton.

I shared a few updates in my office/studio.

We warmed up on the porch with hot chocolate for a Tablescape Thursday…

Some folks inquired why I had two monitors so I shared why I ♥  dual monitors and how I use them to blog and work.  Once you’ve had them, there’s no going back.

Shared some fun Halloween decorating and party ideas.

Tutorial for Creating an elegant pumpkin centerpiece with ribbon…

I shared pics of my first two homes in Yellow Cottages and White Picket Fences.

Country Living magazine inspired me to découpage a pumpkin.

I attended my first book sale and got some awesome books for an amazing price.  I’m totally hooked on book sales now!

Practical Magic: Tour this beautiful Victorian movie house.

Create a wind chime from orphaned flatware…Practical Magic style.


The porch was decorated for fall.

An elegant Halloween Tablescape for Tablescape Thursday…

Make yummy Linzer cookies for holidays.  You’ll find the “how to” and the recipe in this post.

Make the work of carving a Pumpkin easy using your Dremel.  Note to self:  File this idea away for next year.

I taught you how to tighten a screw in only 15 steps.  Why do things the easy way? 😉

A fabulous giveaway with French Bleu Vintage…

Country Living magazine had a fair and I took you there!

More Découpage fun…this time for a blue and white guest room.

Bonnie’s Halloween tablescape and mantel…awesome!

We ended October with this post where I made a quick repair to get the string lights working again on the pergola.  Did you like how this space looked all lit up at night?

Thanks so much for sharing your precious time with me this past month! You are the best part of BNOTP!

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  1. Heidi @ Decor & More says

    Good stuff, Susan ~ Happy Friday!

  2. What a great month of posts! I don't know how you do it, so much beauty, so much information – but you rock 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us each day!

  3. Jessabells says

    Susan, I adore your blog. It is so enjoyable to read. You are truly inspiring. Have a great weekend!


  4. Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says

    Thanks for the look back. I had missed several of these, and am glad to see them.

  5. chris mckinley says

    What a wonderful way to end the month… a quick review.


  6. Thanks for the review of the month, I enjoyed it.

  7. Thanks on creating one of the most stylish blogs I have come across in a long time! It’s truly incredible how much you are able to take away from some thing simply because of how aesthetically gorgeous it is. Youve created a fantastic be site fantastic graphics , structure. site!

  8. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Anonymous, thanks so much for that generous comment! So glad you are here reading! ♥

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