Garage Flooring Has Been Chosen (Yay!) & A Back-Saving, Step-Saving New Purchase

Rolling 3-Tier Cart with Handle

Welcome to the 719th Tablescape Thursday! A few days ago I shared plans to have my concrete floor prettied up. I was trying to choose between two flooring systems: Epoxy vs Polyaspartic Polyurea.   After getting estimates for both methods, I’ve decided to go with…

Planning a Garage Makeover, Here’s the “Before” and the Plan!

Garage Before New Flooring Surface

Welcome to the 701st Metamorphosis Monday! For many, many years I’ve been itching to spiffy up my garage. I’ve always hated this concrete floor. It’s so depressing to look at and never really feels clean.   Last week I got a quote for having Epoxy…

Celebrating the 4th of July with a Patriotic Table Setting! Happy Independence Day!

Patriotic Tables, 4th of July Table

Welcome to the 718th Tablescape Thursday! I haven’t had a chance yet to thank you for all the wonderful suggestions left on my June 24th post. They were all incredibly helpful. I will do a follow-up post very soon because I think I may have…

Answering Your Questions & A Big 40% Off Summer Sale

Large Deck, Side of Home

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you left on yesterday’s posting sharing Mary Anne’s porch addition. She appreciated your sweet comment so much! A few of you were asking how Mary Anne’s new screened porch attaches to her home so she took some…

Convert a Deck Into a Screened Porch with Great Seating & a Space for Dining & Entertaining

Convert a deck into a screened porch

Welcome to the 700th Metamorphosis Monday! This porch-loving woman sure does love it when you share your beautiful porches and outdoor spaces with me! I get so excited when I get an email from a lovely BNOTP reader with photos of a wonderful, relaxing, outdoor…

Trying Out Wedge Pillows for a Better Night’s Sleep, What Worked & What Didn’t

A week or so ago I mentioned I had purchased a wedge pillow to see if it would help with my ongoing sinus issues that seem to always plague me at night. The pillow I’ve been sleeping on is super low, which I like, but…

8 Patriotic Table Settings for the 4th of July

Welcome to the 716th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Summer! I can’t believe how fast spring went by. I just realized Independence Day is less than two weeks away! For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I’m sharing some festive, fun ways to celebrate this year. I hope you…

How I Wash and Care for My Lilly Pulitzer Linen Dresses

Yesterday I drove over to Avalon, a local shopping area that’s around 25 minutes from my home. I had a Tommy Bahama dress to return that unfortunately wasn’t the color I expected when I ordered it online. I never visit Avalon without stopping in to…

How Did Those Plant Watering Spikes Work Out? Did My Plants Survive?

Welcome to the 699th Metamorphosis Monday! Thank You! I want to say Thank You to the lovely blogs who link up to the Metamorphosis Monday Party each week. I hope you see a lot of new and returning visitors to the posts you link each week….

A 50% Off Sale, A Shirt That Has My Heart, and Something Weird I’m Trying Out

I’ve been going non-stop since getting back home–going through 2 weeks of mail, returning sandals that didn’t fit, getting a very dirty car (on the outside) washed, washing clothes, coloring my hair, creating posts, setting tables, and putting everything back away, and getting a much-needed…