Because We Could All Use a Good Laugh Right Now…

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

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

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

Updating My Spring Wardrobe & A Designer Inspired Purchase I Made

Camel Riding in Giza, Egypt, 2018

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

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

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape Table Setting

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

My February Favorites

Frye Boots, Jeans, L.L. Bean Plaid Shirt, L.L. Fisherman Sweater

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

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

Red Dining Room Makeover, Adding Art

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

Working On So Many Spring Projects, Including Additional Cabinet Storage

Cabinets for Storage, Garage, Basement, Laundry Room, Home

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

Spring Fever!

Bunny Cupcake Holder Stand for Spring Table, Easter Table

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

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

Christian Dior Book About Exhibition in the Victoria, Albert Museum, London 2019

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

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

Soft Lighting for Relaxing on Porch at Night

Welcome to the 578th Metamorphosis Monday! The first day of spring is less than a month away now. I'm so excited it will soon be here! For this week's Met Monday, I'm sharing an update I'm working on, as well as linking out to some previous posts that I hope will be helpful for anyone who may be considering adding either a screened porch or a front porch to their home. I added on this screened porch back in 2008 and it quickly became my favorite room in my … [Continue Reading...]