A Colorful, Festive Moroccan-Themed Dinner with Friends

Colorful Moroccan themed table setting

Welcome to the 725th Tablescape Thursday! Whew! I've been moving stuff around in the garage this morning since the painters are coming back today to do a lot of touch-up work. Hopefully, after tomorrow, the painting will finally be complete and I can move all my dishes back into the cabinets this weekend. In the meantime, I have a festive, Moroccan-themed table to share, created by Norma who lives in the beautiful French countryside. Recently Norma had friends … [Continue Reading...]

A New Addition for the Office & How I Track Down Studs

Home Office, Pottery Barn Bedford Furniture

Back around 2010 when I put my home office together and purchased an office desk chair, one of my top priorities in choosing a chair was its appearance. Of course, I wanted it to be comfortable and great for day-to-day use, but I also wanted it to be pretty and to work with my home office interior. Over the years and many desk chairs later, I have pretty much given up on worrying about how it looks and if it coordinates with my home office.  It seems like if a chair … [Continue Reading...]

A Small Addition to the Garage That I’m Absolutely Loving

Best Paper Towel Holder Dispenser for Garage, Wall or Cabinet Mounted

Welcome to the 707th Metamorphosis Monday! Over the last week, I've been sharing the dramatic makeover my garage went through recently. (See that makeover in full here: Dramatic Garage Makeover with New Lighting, Fresh Paint, and New Flooring.) This weekend I shared over two posts, the 2-day process of how the flooring was installed. A painter will be coming out to complete a few touchups on the back wall, the garage door and the shutters very soon. In the … [Continue Reading...]

Garage Flooring Installation, Day 2–All Done and So Worth It!

In yesterday's post, I shared the first day's process of having a new floor installed here in my garage. You may remember we ended here with the garage door left a few inches open to prevent the door from damaging the newly installed floor. The flooring was left to dry and set up overnight during which time the colorful flakes that had been broadcast out over the floor, would have time to meld with the epoxy base.   This is how the garage looked when … [Continue Reading...]

Garage Flooring Installation, Day 1–Here’s How They Did It!

Garage Floor Installation by Granite Garage

Imagine that you regularly visit a gym for a full workout, but for some reason, you don't go for 3 months. After a 3-month break, you go back, but instead of starting back slowly, you dive full-in doing your old routine as if you've never missed a day. That's how I feel today, every muscle in my body feels like it's had a full workout to the max! I don't think there's a single muscle that's not feeling the effects of moving all the cabinets back out to the … [Continue Reading...]

Where Did You Store All Those Cabinets & Beautiful New Flatware for a Bargain

Storage Cabinets

Welcome to the 724th Tablescape Thursday! Before we get into today's Tablescape Thursday, for those who have asked for it, I've added a printable version of the recipe I shared recently for these delicious Crunch Wraps to that recipe post. You'll find that post here and the printable version of the recipe is right at the end of the post: Crunch Wrap Recipe.   Soooo, though the garage is basically finished (I'm even parking my car there now) my … [Continue Reading...]

Susan Albright’s Whimsical Designs, Beautiful Toile Dresses For Summer

Whimsical Pawleys Toile by Susan Albright

This past summer I've been seeing the cutest dresses on Instagram. The dresses were a brand that I had never heard of before called, Susan Albright. I loved the designs I was seeing, they were so fun and whimsical--perfect for summer. Curious to see more, I checked out the website and fell hard for this adorable blue and white toile design depicting scenes around Pawleys Island. Have you ever heard of Pawleys Island, South Carolina? I had not but discovered it's … [Continue Reading...]

Dramatic Garage Makeover with New Lighting, Fresh Paint and New Flooring!

Garage Before and After, Garage Makeover

Welcome to the 706th Metamorphosis Monday! There are so many things I would love to share in this post but if I share everything that's happened through this garage renovation, this post would be a million miles long--and ain't nobody got time for that! Today we'll just enjoy the transformation which is pretty darn dramatic! A little back story: Does something ever needle at you and then one day you just snap and think, something has gotta be done and the time … [Continue Reading...]

My Favorite Leafy Green Salad Recipe & My Favorite Salad Dressing, What’s Yours?

Delicious Salad with Protein, Great for Lunch or Dinner

I may have mentioned a time or ten that I don't really enjoy cooking. The only time I get excited about it is when I have family coming to visit or friends coming for dinner. It's so much more fun when there's the anticipation of a great dinner party with friends or family. Whenever I visit my grandsons, I get some good cookin'! My daughter-in-love, Nancy, is a wonderful cook, the kind that can whip up a delicious meal on the fly with just whatever happens to be … [Continue Reading...]

My July Favorites and a Garage Sneak Peek

Pathway Solar Lighting, Creates beautiful designs

Last month I ordered these sandals in the "beige" color and absolutely loved them. They are super comfortable for standing and walking but don't have that overly squishy sole/base that I really don't like. I've had sneakers and sandals that felt comfortable when you tried them on but walking in them felt so unstable, like walking on big, fat sponges. These sandals are very comfortable and cushy without that squishy, unstable feeling. I also like how they are … [Continue Reading...]