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A Pop of Color for the Office & Answering Your Questions About the Bucket-List Travel Map

Welcome to the 531st Metamorphosis Monday! Recently when I shared this adorable bow hat I had just ordered...   ...I received a few comments/emails about the travel map I have hanging just below the hats. Today I'm answering your questions about this map, how it works and an updated view.   I snapped this picture early this morning so the light is still really soft here in the office. Isn't it wonderful how the sun slowly wakes us up … [Continue Reading...]

What I’m Eyeing for Spring & a 40% Off Spring Sale

Happy Weekend to you! I've been working in the yard most of the weekend, spreading the 25 bales of pine straw I had delivered this past week. Ugh. It's good exercise but Wow, does it get your allergies going! Well, that and the pollen. Are you suffering with spring allergies right now, too? Shopping for Spring Clothes If you are in spring clothes-shopping mode like I am, Talbots is having a big sale right now that includes 40% off any single item with the code … [Continue Reading...]

Welcome Spring!

Tulip Centerpiece for a Spring or Easter Table Setting

Welcome to the 549th Tablescape Thursday! At 61 degrees, it was almost warm enough to set a table out on the porch today. At least it was warm enough to have the door open for a while. It's pollen time here in Georgia, which reminds me, I should probably bring in the cushions from the porch until it passes. Pssst: We're using the old linking system for today's party. InLinkz is working hard right now to figure out why some folks have been unable to see the … [Continue Reading...]

A Silver Jewelry Keeper Update & How to Find That Elusive, Much Sought-After Item

A Tiffany & Co Silver Jewelry Storage Tip for Keeping Jewelry Tarnish Free

A while back I shared a new idea I had just discovered for storing silver jewelry. I needed a better method for storing mine because keeping it stored away in little tarnish-free bags also kept it out-of-sight and out-of-mind. As a result, I never wore it. This was the storage system/piece I purchased and today I thought I'd share exactly how I've decided to use it and something awesome I just recently discovered about it. (This jewelry storage/keeper is … [Continue Reading...]

A Lamp for the Recently Added Console and a Spring Porch Update

Add a lamp to a console table

Welcome to the 530th Metamorphosis Monday! Spring has really come to Georgia. The Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom and the daffodils are beginning to wane, having bloomed for weeks now. Spring flowers and warmer temps have a way of motivating us to get going on some of those repairs and projects we've been putting off. A few months ago I shared how mice or rats had decided to create little doors in the screen on the screened-in porch. They were trying to … [Continue Reading...]

This $16.99 Product Changed My Life! Seriously!

Handbag Holder for Driving in Car, Keeps Handbag Safe, No Falling Into Floor

I am such a happy camper right now! For years I've had an ongoing issue for which I could never find a solution. It's been so annoying, I was seriously thinking I was going to have to invent a product to fix the problem myself. I even talked about it with a sales associate a few months ago, describing a product I was thinking about creating because I'm so tired of dealing with this issue! What am I talking about? I'm talking about how every single time I get in … [Continue Reading...]

A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Friends

Cabbage Leaf Placemats for a St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Welcome to the 546th Tablescape Thursday! Recently I received an email from Agnes with photos of a beautiful table she had set for St. Patrick's Day. Agnes wrote, "We love to have friends over....my New Year’s resolution (again) was to do something each month (I usually only get to February)."   "St Patrick’s was a good choice (I had the green cabbage leaf plates and bowls). We invited four couples...McGukins, McCutcheons, McClendons (seriously) … [Continue Reading...]

The Cult Gaia Bamboo Arc Bag vs A Similar, More Affordable Bamboo Arc Bag

Cult Gaia Style Arc Bag with Linen Shift Dress

A year or so ago I was watching one of the Fashion YouTubers I follow and she shared a fascinating bag, the Cult Gaia Arc Bamboo bag. I love wicker bags and find I'm always drawn to bags with a unique design or style. So I found the idea of a bamboo bag in an arc design really interesting, but not quite enough to actually buy it since the cost of the bag was around $140+. The Cult Gaia bag wasn't a bag I saw being shared a lot on Instagram and YouTube, so I soon … [Continue Reading...]

How to Pack a Hat in Your Suitcase for Travel

Hat Storage Display for Summer Hats

Welcome to the 529th Metamorphosis Monday! Back in 2015 when I first started traveling, my very first trip was for a safari in Kenya. In reading about what one should pack for a safari, a hat was always right at the top of the list of recommendations, particularly a Tilley hat. I found one on Amazon that I really liked. The ribbon around the crown of the hat made it feel more feminine than the other safari-style hats I had seen.   I especially … [Continue Reading...]

My 5 Essentials for a Casual Summer Wardrobe

Summer Straw Bucket Bag

Spring officially starts next Wednesday, can you believe it?! It's been feeling like springtime here in Georgia now for a couple of weeks. This warmer weather has me so excited to do a bit a spring shopping to update my summer wardrobe. In today's post, I thought I'd share some of my favorites for summer, the 5 items that are pretty much my essentials for summer. I would love to hear your essentials, as well!   Summer Hat: Summer means lots of … [Continue Reading...]