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So Many February Favorites!

Happy weekend! What are you up to this weekend? It's been raining non-stop here for a few days, but I think it may finally slow down a bit today. I hope so, I never thought I was a person to be affected by weather, but I think this non-stop rain is starting to get to me. I need some sunshine! I had way too many favorites during the month of February to share them all, so I have tried to narrow it down to just the ones that I thought were too good to miss. So, … [Continue Reading...]

20 St. Patrick’s Day Table Settings & A Fun 4-Leaf-Clover Napkin Fold

Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape

Welcome to the 806th Tablescape Thursday! St. Patrick's Day is coming up fast, just ten days away! If you need a little inspiration for your St. Paddy's Day celebrations, you'll find 20 festive St. Patrick's Day tables linked below. At the end of this post, I'm sharing a fun 4-leaf clover napkin fold that would look great on your St. Patrick's Day table this year. Happy St. Patrick's Day!  ☘️ Click any link below to view the table in detail. ☘️ Daffodils, … [Continue Reading...]

A Bee-utiful Solution For My Tool Chest & Other Dinged or Dented Stainless Appliances

How to hide a dent in Stainless Steel Appliances

Thanks so much for all your great suggestions in the comments of Monday's post! If you missed that post, I was troubleshooting possible solutions for getting rid of a really noticeable dent that somehow appeared on the front of this large tool chest here in the garage during the time the garage was being painted.   One suggestion made in the comments that, unfortunately, wouldn't work in this case was to push the dent out from the other side. On the … [Continue Reading...]

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: Why Do Gains Always Seem To Include Losses?

Welcome to the 788th Metamorphosis Monday! Having lived in the same house a long time, I've been through quite a few renovations and updates over the years, some small and some that were pretty big. I don't mean this to sound pessimistic, and I say this with a big sigh accompanied by a very big eye-roll, but with every single update I've ever completed in my home, it seems like something has always had to be sacrificed. What do I mean by that? Simply, I've never … [Continue Reading...]

Romantic Dining For Two, Including A Beautiful Raspberry Lemon Cake Dessert

Raspberry Lemon Cake, Individual Serving

Welcome to the 805th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Leap Year Day! Earlier this week I shared a beautiful Valentine's Day table setting that Martha created for her Supper Club. If you missed that table setting, you'll find it here: Velvet & Sequins for Metamorphosis Monday—Pretty Daffodils, Too!)   That tablescape had an interesting change made, a twist ending that I just recently learned about. The centerpiece that Martha had originally created for … [Continue Reading...]

My Absolute Favorites For Spring Cleaning The Porches And The Garage

Build a Screened Porch

Update: Just noticed that Talbots has made their 25% off sale even better with 40% off any one item and 25% off everything else. You the code SPRING40 to get 40% off any one item. If you missed my spring favorites post, you'll find it here: Getting a Jump on My Spring Wardrobe, Everything is Currently on Sale. You'll find the Talbots spring sale here: Talbots Spring Sale. The temps here this week have been so nice, reaching into the 70s almost every day. It's 72° … [Continue Reading...]

Velvet & Sequins For Metamorphosis Monday—Pretty Daffodils, Too!

Welcome to the 787th Metamorphosis Monday! So I had an exciting weekend! Not! After an appliance repairman diagnosed and fixed an icemaker problem (it's ALWAYS the icemaker, isn't it?!) I spent the weekend giving my refrigerator a full, top-to-bottom cleaning that included pulling out all the shelves and drawers and replacing two smallish light bulbs inside, one of which had burned out at some point unbeknownst to me. Whoo-hoo! Cleaning the refrigerator scores right … [Continue Reading...]

Getting A Jump On My Spring Wardrobe, Everything Is Currently On Sale!

Update: Just noticed that Talbots has made their 25% off sale even better with 40% off any one item and 25% off everything else. Use the code SPRING40 to get 40% off any one item. You'll find the Talbots spring sale here: Talbots Spring Sale. A few days ago someone asked about this adorable bunny vase that I've had for a few years. I was worried I'd have to deliver bad news that it was no longer available, but when I checked, I was so happy to see that it's back! … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrating The Coming Of Spring With A Table Full Of Sunshine!

Daisy Stemware for Spring Table

Welcome to the 804th Tablescape Thursday! Oh my gosh, we've had the most beautiful, sunshiny weather the last few days! I've never thought of myself as being someone who is affected by sunshine, or the lack thereof, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm one of those folks. I've definitely had more energy and felt a lot more zip in my step with all the glorious sunshine we've been experiencing. Do you notice that this time of year, too? Do you get a burst of energy and … [Continue Reading...]

Installing A New Bluebird House For My Backyard Bluebirds

Bluebird Taking Mealworms Back To Babies

Welcome to the 786th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Many, many years ago when my son was in elementary school, I worked at the Chattahoochee Nature Center as a volunteer. Back then, on weekends during the month of October, the Nature Center would host educational Halloween Hikes through the woods that surround the nature center. The hikes also ran out the boardwalk that runs alongside and out over portions of the Chattahoochee River. During the … [Continue Reading...]