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What I Just Bought in the Flash Sale–Couldn’t resist 30% Off!

Just putting out a quick post because I just discovered Talbots is having a Flash Sale...and it's 30% off everything! Whooo, hooo! Usually, I don't discover their Flash Sales in time to share them but this one I did! I already have their corduroy jeggings in the color black and light tan and love them, so I ordered two more pairs. I love corduroy jeggings because I find them sooo much warmer than jeans during the winter. This time I went with their cozy caramel … [Continue Reading...]

Fortnum & Mason Hamper As a Side Table, Great Place to Hide Throws & Pillows

Fortnum & Mason Hamper used as End Table

Welcome to the 711th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! A week or so ago I shared the arrival of a Fortnum and Mason Hamper I had purchased, along with the goodies that I chose to go inside. I ended up creating my own bespoke hamper to get the size hamper and the contents I really wanted.   When I first placed my order for one of their hampers, I decided to go with the "Large size" hamper with an idea of … [Continue Reading...]

Favorite Fall Fashions for Sweater Weather, I’m Shopping the Sale!

Sweater Weather Pumpkin, Fall Decor

You can really feel autumn trying to sneak in here in Georgia. The temps will be going back up again this coming week, but lately, there's been a crispness in the air and the nights are much cooler. Autumn will be here before we know it! The cooler temps have put me in the mood for a bit of fall shopping and I just discovered one of my favorite stores has a 2-day sale going on their new fall arrivals. Actually, I think today is the 2nd/last day of the … [Continue Reading...]

Dining with Beautiful Blue Willow

Blue and White, Blue Willow Table Setting

Welcome to the 728th Tablescape Thursday! I'm running behind today--the painter is back again today and that always puts me a bit behind. Last night I was in the mood for a blue and white table setting. I just recently ordered napkins that I thought would be pretty with my Churchhill Blue Willow dinnerware, one of the dinnerware sets I use on a daily basis.   I know this photo was taken at kind of a weird angle but I included it because it most … [Continue Reading...]

It’s Here–My Fortnum & Mason Bespoke Hamper Arrived & It’s Delightful!

Fortnum & Mason Delectable Haul

The Fortnum and Mason hamper I ordered a few weeks back arrived this week. If I ever make it back to London again, I would love to visit their Piccadilly store in person. In today's post, I thought I'd share what I ordered. I also have a sneaky plan for the hamper, looking forward to sharing that very soon.   When I placed my order, I chose their "Large" size hamper. I knew it would be a great storage piece for use later. These are the measurements in … [Continue Reading...]

Garage Art, Easy Way to Level Cabinets & Such a Cool Tool–I Bought it Twice!

Back Staircase, Handmade Wooden Flag

Welcome to the 710th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope your Labor Day weekend is going amazing! I've been goofing off and relaxing a bit, something I find hard to do. lol I always feel a bit guilty if I'm not being productive. Anyone else have that problem? There was one thing that I got done here in the garage, something that's been bugging me since the garage makeover was completed.   See that big ole blank spot there above the standing tool chest to … [Continue Reading...]

Even Better Than I Expected! Love It When That Happens!

Men's Winter Sweater Sale, Great Christmas Gift

It is sooo nice when you order something online and when it arrives, you discover it's even better than you had expected. That's pretty much the way it always is when I order from L.L. Bean. So many things have changed over the years with so many companies going out of business or just not offering the same level of goods or services that they have in the past. L.L. Bean is one of the few companies where I've not seen any sign of that. Recently I shared these two … [Continue Reading...]

What’s Inside All Those Storage Cabinets? I’m Throwing Back the Doors!

Dishware Storage Ideas

Welcome to the 727th Tablescape Thursday! For this week's Tablescape Thursday, we're taking a peek inside the nine storage cabinets I have here in my garage to see what's stored inside and how it's all organized. I hope this little storage tour offers up a few ideas for your storage needs.   Let's start with the cabinets here on this side wall of the garage. Before we throw back the doors and peek inside the drawers, I want to answer one question I … [Continue Reading...]

Is it True? Will LED Light Fixtures Cause Your Garage Door Opener to Malfunction?

Best Lights for Garage Door Openers, Shouldn't Interfere with LED Lights

Over the past few weeks as I've shared the updates I've been making here in the garage, one question I've been asked in the comments a couple of times was if the new LED lighting I had installed would create any issue with my garage door opener.   During the renovation process, one of the things I had done was the replacement of the original seal on the garage door. Sometime over the past 40 years, a critter had chewed on the rubber part of the old … [Continue Reading...]

It’s Done! The Cabinets are Back and All Systems are GO!

Potting Bench for the Garage

Welcome to the 709th Metamorphosis Monday! It was a long time coming but I finally have all the cabinets back in the garage and filled back up. Before I share the "After" here's a little reminder of where we started. The garage walls were in need of a fresh coat of paint and much better lighting than the builder-grade lights that had been here for 40 years.   Previously, I had 6 dish storage cabinets down one of the side walls of the garage. This … [Continue Reading...]