Bunnies in the Garden & The Scent of Sweet Dianthus

Dining on a Screened Porch, Spring Table Settings

Welcome to the 498th Tablescape Thursday! The Bath's Pink Dianthus are blooming in my garden now and they smell so wonderful!   I thought about using them in today's table but wasn't sure how well they would work since they are more of a ground cover in the way they grow and sprawl. They ended up working great in the little bunny planters I wanted to use for today's table. As I write this, they are still standing tall and beautiful. The … [Continue Reading...]

Lots of Little Tweaks, An Office Update

Summer Firescreen

Yesterday was a non-stop day and I still feel like I have so much left to do. Do you get this way come spring? I want everything spiffied up and organized for spring--and I want it right now! lol I did too much stuff yesterday to share it all, but thought I'd share a few fun things, as well as a little splurge that arrived mid-day. I spent part of the day trimming off dead branches from the Standard hydrangeas that tried to die while I was in Ireland last August. … [Continue Reading...]

Tips for Cleaning Pollen Off a Screened-in Porch & A Feeder for Dried Mealworms

Soft Lighting for Relaxing on Porch at Night

Welcome to the 480th Metamorphosis Monday! Yesterday I had a comment from Mark who said: Have a similar porch to yours and we love it already. It is coated in pollen. Do you ever hose yours off??? What is your cleaning routine? We are in NC and the pollen is 3 ft thick 🙂 There is not an easy way for water to run off, like yours, but wondered what you normally do. Normally when I'm using the porch on a regular basis during the spring, summer and fall, I … [Continue Reading...]

Two Beautiful Spring Tables and One Sassy Bunny

Welcome to the 497th Tablescape Thursday! When was the last time you purchased a car? I keep my cars a really long time, the shortest being 11 years, and the longest, 18. The 18-year-old, a diesel, had 325,000 miles on the odometer when my son slid on an icy bridge, sending it into retirement. As the saying goes, I pretty much drive them until the wheels fall off. lol I've been car "shopping" the last two weeks and I'm finding it all-consuming. Every day I'm … [Continue Reading...]

Packing for Spring Break

Lilly Pulitzer Dress, Jack Rogers Sandals, Sun Hat with Bow, Wicker Handbag

So everyone is on spring break this week where I live--except me. Waaaaa! Even though I'm not sunning myself right now on a sandy beach somewhere, or shopping all the cute beach boutiques (a favorite pastime in places like Hilton Head) I had fun putting together a few outfits that would have made the trip if I had taken a beach holiday. But first... Before I share those with you, if you're a fan of the movie Christmas Vacation and collect the cute Dept. 56 … [Continue Reading...]

A Mini-Lifestyle Improvement

iPad & Phone Holder for Peloton Exercise Bike

Welcome to the 479th Metamorphosis Monday! Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend! For this week's Met Monday, I thought I'd share a mini-lifestyle improvement I made recently. You may recall me mentioning in an earlier post that I ditched my cable TV a while back. I rarely ever watched TV since there was never anything on that really interested me. I just couldn't justify the expense when my cable bill went up yet again. So I disconnected the TV part … [Continue Reading...]

An Enchanting Spring Table Setting

Easter Spring Table Setting in Neutral Tones with Adorable Bunny Plates 02

Welcome to the 496th Tablescape Thursday! So excited this morning to share a beautiful spring table setting with you! Gina has her table all ready for a special dinner she's hosting this weekend. This table would be lovely for any spring or Easter table setting. Gina shared all the sources for the treasures she used when putting this table together. I've tried to link out to those that are still available. in case you would love to use them in a spring tables … [Continue Reading...]

Spring Wardrobe Updates and How I’m Coping with the Pollen

The pollen has arrived here in full force! I knew something was up when I came down with a headache two days in a row. I almost never get headaches, so I figured it had to be the pollen. Yup, the screened porch is fairly covered with it right now, as are the benches on the front porch. Something funny: last night I took an Advil Sinus and Congestion pill because my head was hurting so much, I couldn't go to sleep. I hate taking those things since Advil and my … [Continue Reading...]

The Hunt for a Pretty Spring Wreath

Tulip Wreath

Welcome to the 478th Metamorphosis Monday! Recently I was watching a YouTube video where the vlogger had just purchased a large, floral wreath for her front door. It had huge hydrangea blossoms all around it, and I loved it. Update: It may have been peonies now that I think about it!  I checked to see if I could order one online for my front door, but was unable to locate the shop. The vlogger had indicated the wreath was a bit of splurge, plus I'm sure it would … [Continue Reading...]

How I’m Preparing for Stormy Springtime Weather

Best Weather Alert Radio

I always look forward to spring each year, but there's one part of spring that I don't especially enjoy--the stormy weather we experience as the warm temps move in and clash with the cold that's already here. In years past we would get a lot of tornados during the months of March, April and May--peak tornado season. I'm not sure why, but thankfully, we haven't gotten that many the last few years. Tornados can be so scary...the build-up as they start warning on … [Continue Reading...]