Seeking A Dream-Like Experience

Thanks sooo much for all your input yesterday on my cushion dilemma on the porch. So many great ideas and suggestions! A few days ago, a couple I follow on Instagram posted a beautiful picture taken on Sea Island where they were vacationing. It was a beautiful alley of Oak trees and very similar to the iconic photo so often shared in magazines of Oak Alley Plantation. In the Instagram post, they described the scene as being dream-like. Then they asked, … [Continue Reading...]

A Little Spring Update for the Porch

Nighttime on the porch, White Wicker

Welcome to the 477th Metamorphosis Monday! Good Morning! Sharing a mini-Met today that may be opening a big 'ol can of worms. I'm good at that...opening up cans of fat, wiggly worms! See those striped cushions on the chairs in this older photo taken back around the 4th of July?   They were never quite what I wanted for the porch, but worked in a pinch a few years back when I couldn't find anything better.   They are starting to … [Continue Reading...]

Shopping Haul for Spring and Summer Entertaining

So often when I purchase new goodies to use in table settings, I don't get to share them with you until I have a chance to use them in a table setting, weeks or months later. By then, many of the things I'm sharing are often no longer available. So today I'm sharing some of the items I've purchased in the last week or so, just in case they are things you would also enjoy for your spring/summer tables. Almost everything is on sale, so I'm afraid some of these … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Go Antiquing at A Classy Flea…So Many Cute Things!

Yesterday I drove over to a Pier 1 that's about 20 minutes away to pick up some plates I had purchased online. Normally the Pier 1 near me would have them, they had them in stock the day before, but they are currently on sale for $20.88, so the stores are all selling out. (They are still available here: Bunny Plates. See all the Easter goodies included in the sale here: Easter.) I purchased a few more goodies while there and will share those very soon. Pier 1 is … [Continue Reading...]

St. Patrick’s Day Table Settings, Through the Years

11 St. Patrick's Day Tables, Through the Years

Welcome to the 494th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday, just two days away! For this week's St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun to look back at the tables I've created over the past 10 years. Hard to believe Between Naps On The Porch turns 10 years old this August! How has it been 10 years?!   ☘ Click any link to view tablescape in detail. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘ St. Patrick's Day, … [Continue Reading...]

How Did Those Brown Deck Railings Hold Up This Winter? An Update!

Screened Porch, Decks, Deck Furniture

Last summer I shared an issue I was having with my white painted deck railings. I love having a white porch and loved my white deck railings, but...   ...I was not at all happy with how the tops of the deck railings were always looking. Even after having them freshly painted, they would be back looking like this in no time at all! Argggg!   It's pretty much impossible to keep the top railing on a white deck looking nice when you have … [Continue Reading...]

The 7 Hair Products I Couldn’t Live Without, Plus a Bonus Tip!

Welcome to the 476th Metamorphosis Monday! Recently I shared a new tool I'm using for de-frizzing/curling/styling my hair. This thing is amazing, don't know how I ever lived without it! If you missed that post, you'll find it here The Best Hair Styler Tool I've Ever Used and this styling tool is available here: Styling Tool.) For this week's Met Monday, I thought I'd share the other products that I've been using for years, and absolutely can't do without when … [Continue Reading...]

A New Toy in My Cleaning Arsenal & Bunny Plates for Easter

Eye Vac Vacuum for Hardwood or Tile Flooring

I follow a few kitty Instagram accounts and they keep me in stitches daily. One account that I follow (bonnieclydekitties) shared the coolest tool for helping keep hardwood or tile flooring clean. I don't have pets now, so I don't have to worry about fur as she does, but I do have a lot of hardwood flooring to keep clean. My whole house is hardwood flooring now, except for one room, my upstairs family room. This was the new cleaning toy she was using, an … [Continue Reading...]

St. Patrick’s Day Table with Limelight Hydrangeas & Belleek Pottery Centerpiece

St. Patrick's Day Table Centerpiece with Belleek Kylemore Honey Pot

Welcome to the 493rd Tablescape Thursday! I just realized today, we get to set the clocks forward this weekend. That means another whole hour of daylight starting this Sunday! Yipee! That makes me so happy! Spring is really almost here! St. Patrick's Day is the following weekend on Saturday, the 17th, so it's time to start thinking about pretty St. Patrick's Day table settings.     And I actually remembered the glasses this week! Ha! Did … [Continue Reading...]

A Closer Look at Where I Work and Play: My Home Office Space

Home Office with Pottery Barn Bedford Furniture

Today as I was dusting and tidying up the office, I realized it's been a long time since I shared any photos of this room. Not a lot has changed in here, but I thought it would be fun to post a little tour of this space where I spend so much of my time. Pssst: To view other rooms in my home, click on the category "Home Tours" at the top of the blog, then click "My Nest" where you'll find links to every room. Click on any room in that list, and you'll find quite a … [Continue Reading...]