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3 Summer Tables As We Approach the End of Summer

Summer Table Setting Tablescape with Roses and Daisies Centerpiece

Welcome to the 625th Tablescape Thursday! With the first day of Autumn only a few weeks away, I thought this would be a great time to look back at some previous summer tables. I'm not sure why, but I'm not dreading the end of summer as much as I normally do. The next few weeks will be very busy as I prepare to return home. The new screened doors will arrive, I'll need to arrange to have those installed, then the decks and exterior of the screened porch will be … [Continue Reading...]

Beautiful Autumn Wreaths in Both Neutral and Fall Colors

One of the first things I'm going to do when I get back home is decorate for fall. I'm busting to get started! I have two wreaths I've used for my front door and over my mantel in past few years, so it will be time to pull those out and access their condition. I have a feeling it may be time for a new wreath or fall basket. I've been wreath shopping today to see what's available and there are some gorgeous wreaths out there. Some are even on sale. This is the … [Continue Reading...]

My Screened Doors are Ready and I’m Sharing the Exact Cost

Welcome to the 606th Metamorphosis Monday! I definitely had a case of sticker shock when I saw the bill for my new screened doors. Maybe I should call it invoice shock instead of sticker shock. In any case, it took my breath away! lol A few months ago I shared the damage that was done to the doors on my screened porch last winter when some very bad mice (or was it rats?) decided to take up residence in the grill on one of my decks.   To reach … [Continue Reading...]

My Favorite Sales For This Labor Day Weekend

Cozy Fuzzy Pumpkins for Fall and Halloween

Labor Day weekend always means lots of Labor Day Sales. I've been shopping my favorite online stores today to see what's on sale that I can't live without. Below you'll find all my faves, some I already own, others I would love to add to my home or wardrobe. Rather than list everything separately which would make this post way too long, I've gathered them together in picture links to make it easier to see everything at a glance. If something catches your eye, … [Continue Reading...]

Answering a Question, 2 Charger Additions & Dishes I’m Eyeing Right Now

Candlelight Woodland Plaid Table for Autumn

Welcome to the 624th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I received a lovely email from Anne who had a few questions about the charger plates I so often use in table settings. Anne wrote: I enjoy your blogs very much because you have so many different subjects. I have bought things you have suggested, enjoyed your home and family. Thanks for sharing. Where do you find chargers? Are some of them plastic? I know lots are from Pier 1 😞. All I can find are … [Continue Reading...]

Two Storage Upgrades, One…Adorable, Both Very Practical!

Great Basket for Staircase Steps

Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going great! I have a couple of small tweaks to share today. One I knew I would love because I just made the same upgrade at home a few months back, but the other one was a delightful surprise! I'm obsessed with how both turned out! You may remember a few months ago I upgraded the old flatware storage organizer I had been using for years to this clear expandable one shown below. The awesome thing I love about this flatware … [Continue Reading...]

Two Before & Afters: One a Success, One a Fail–at Least for Now

Garden Auger for Drill for Planting Bulbs and Flowers

Welcome to the 605th Metamorphosis Monday! My son and daughter-in-love purchased all new furniture for their living room a few months back. Now that the boys are a bit older, it was a great time to make some upgrades/changes. They purchased beautiful leather sofas, new end tables, new lamps, and donated a few things that no longer worked in the room. Two of the items they donated were a couple of old storage bins the boys were using to store toys. Nancy … [Continue Reading...]

Armoire-Wardrobe Transformation Including Wallpaper & Beautiful Antique Mirror

Wallpaper & Add a Mirror to the Interior of Armoire Wardrobe

Earlier in the spring, I shared a wonderful Before and After of this old cedar armoire. Phyllis and her husband, Jerry, completed an amazing transformation!   If you missed that post, you'll find it here: Amazing Transformation: Beat Up Wardrobe Becomes a Beautiful Storage Armoire.   Shortly after I posted that beautiful armoire makeover, Franki, a BNOTP reader, shared a few photos of a wonderful makeover she and her husband Merle … [Continue Reading...]

From Frying to Baking to Grilling: 3 Very Different Meals, All Delicious

Welcome to the 623rd Tablescape Thursday! Since I don't have access to my dishes, I'm having to get a bit creative with Tablescape Thursday posts. I know many of you have expressed interest in me sharing some of the recipes my awesome daughter-in-love makes during the week. She is such a great cook! As I've mentioned before, she's one of those people who can just open up the fridge, pull out a variety of leftovers and turn them into an amazing meal. Recently, … [Continue Reading...]

Cozy Tops I’ve Purchased for Staying Comfortable and Warm This Fall and Winter

Partially as a joke, but mostly to memorialize a year that none of us will soon forget, I purchased this sweatshirt. It's pretty much how I feel about this year, except for the "spending more time with family" part. That part has been great! But the rest--definitely a "1 Star, Would Not Recommend" kind of year! ;) I purposely bought the hoodie above in a Large. I've never done that before--purchased a big oversized hoodie, but I really wanted something super big … [Continue Reading...]