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A Few Porch Updates & A Garden Seat Makeover

Bright Blue Garden Seat as Plant Stand

Welcome to the 493rd Metamorphosis Monday! Did you go out of town for the July 4th week? This past week always seems like a big week for travel. This weekend has been a productive one for me as I've worked on a few things I've been putting off for a while. One chore I had been procrastinating on was giving the wicker seating group a good cleaning. I've had the two chairs and the settee (all made of outdoor wicker) cleaned in past when I was having the porch … [Continue Reading...]

Evil Eye Bracelets: Whimsical & Great for Stacking

Beautiful Evil Eye Bracelets, Pink, Aqua

When you were a kid growing up, did you ever hear someone say, "Don't give me that evil eye!"  Often it was said jokingly to make you smile or cheer you up right after you've just been told "No" to something you wanted to do. I remember hearing it a lot growing up in the south, and though I knew well what it meant, I never knew its origin. Wikipedia says: The evil eye is a curse or legend believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when … [Continue Reading...]

Festive Table Setting for a 4th of July Patriotic Celebration

4th of July Table & Centerpiece Ideas

Welcome to the 510th Tablescape Thursday! It's always a big celebration at Marie's for the 4th of July! She had several tables set and ready for friends and family when we met up last week.   I love these Uncle Sam hats! They make such a fun statement on any table or in any centerpiece or decor. Marie found those in Pier 1 a few years back.   A mix of tall, glass candle holders mixed with shorter candles and patriotic striped rockets … [Continue Reading...]

Tour this Beautiful Victorian Home Decorated for the 4th of July

Fireplace Decorated for the 4th of July

Welcome to the 492nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! It's the start of a brand new week, looking forward to sharing it with you! On Saturday I shared a few photos of how Marie's beautiful Victorian home is decorated in celebration of this year's Independence Day.   Let's go in and see how she decorated inside!   The family room was very festive! I bet the mantle is so pretty at night with the lit garland!   At … [Continue Reading...]

Decorate a Porch for the 4th of July!

Victorian Home Decorated for the 4th of July

Happy Weekend! Hope you are having a wonderful one! Recently, my friend, Marie, and I got together for a lunch date.  Marie has her home beautifully decorated for the Independence Day.   Pictures just never do Marie's home justice, everything is so much prettier and grander in person.   I loved the red, white and blue bunting running down the entire length of the porch.   The bunting is woven in and out between each of … [Continue Reading...]

A Beach-Themed Table Setting for the 4th of July: Happy Independence Day!

4th of July Patriotic Beach Table Setting

Welcome to the 509th Tablescape Thursday! It's officially summer and the 4th of July celebrations are almost upon us!   We've been getting some heavy storms every afternoon so please excuse the "moody" background. It was only around 4:00 when I took these photos but it almost looks like it's getting dark out.   Whenever I use a tall centerpiece I always get questions, so I'll go ahead and address that now. Yes, it's totally fine to … [Continue Reading...]

Update on Necklace Spacer & Protect Your Bracelet While Cleaning or Gardening

Update on the Necklace Spacer Several folks had asked that I update them on how the necklace spacer worked. Mine arrived a couple of days ago and I immediately took off both my necklaces, attached them and put it to work. The result? It worked great! My necklaces stayed tangle-free all day. I'm very pleased! Tip: If you change clothes while wearing your necklaces/necklace spacer, check the position of the spacer afterward. The reason I recommend this is … [Continue Reading...]

Wear Multiple Necklaces Without Chains Tangling & A Clever Way to Protect Rings

Tiffany & Co. Smile Necklace with Roberto Coin Sunburst Necklace

Welcome to the 491st Metamorphosis Monday! When I was vacationing in Maui last week, I was minding my own business walking down Front Street in the lovely town of Lahaina when a beautiful sun in a nearby shop window dazzled me with its shimmering beauty. It literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I've always loved sun motifs and this beautiful sun glimmered and sparkled in the Hawaiian sunlight. It was love at first sight! I stepped inside the shop and … [Continue Reading...]

How I Avoided Air-Sickness During My Helicopter Tour, + 4 Products I Use & Love

Recently on THIS post, Linda left a comment asking about a product I had mentioned a few years ago--my battery storage/organizer. I purchased this organizer below after reading a news article about a guy who had been storing "dead" batteries in a bag in his garage until he could take them for recycling. Apparently, some of the batteries were not completely dead, so when the tips touched they sparked a fire that burned his whole house down! What?!!! I kinda … [Continue Reading...]

Dining at Mama’s Fish House in Maui, Hawaii

Polynesian Black Pearl, Chocolate Mousse, Pastry Seashell, Mama's Fish House

Welcome to the 508th Tablescape Thursday! When I announced I was visiting Maui, one restaurant that was recommended to me over and over again was Mama's Fish House. Even after I got to Hawaii and started asking the locals for recommendations, Mama's Fish House was always one of the first places mentioned. During the helicopter tour I took over Maui last week, our pilot, Mike, who was continually pointing our various land features throughout the tour, pointed … [Continue Reading...]