Enjoying a Beach-Themed Table on the Porch

Lighthouse Style Lantern Lit for Beach Seaside Themed Table

Welcome to the 715th Tablescape Thursday! With the first day of summer upon us in less than a week, I was very much in the mood for a beachy, seaside-themed table. It’s super shady on the porch this time of year, plus a big storm…

This App Saved Me Yesterday & Awesome Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Bose Wireless Earbuds

Whew, long drive yesterday but I’m back home at last! Have you ever used the Waze app on a trip? My son recommended it to me a long time ago so I had added it to my phone, but yesterday was the first day I…

We Saw the Before & Now Here’s the After…Plus, Bunnies and Birds

Removing Old Paint from Historic Home to Prepare for Painting

Welcome to the 698th Metamorphosis Monday! A few months ago I shared a historical home here in Ohio that was in the process of being stripped of its old paint. It was the first time I had seen an older home taken back to the…

May Favorites and An Exciting Discovery That is Saving Me $$$

I have some really fun favorites to share this month and one is a recent $$$-saving discovery that I wish I had known about ages ago! Let’s dive in! Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones: I actually just purchased this at the very beginning of…

A Garden Dinner Party with Great Friends

Dinner Party In the Garden with Friends

Welcome to the 715th Tablescape Thursday! I’m still away visiting family but I have a delightful table setting to share for this week’s Tablescape Thursday! We are dining outdoors in the beautiful French countryside this week. On a recent spring day, Norma gathered outdoors with…

Best Garbage Trash Can To Keep Out Squirrels and Raccoons

Ever since my son and daughter-in-love moved into their home several years ago, they’ve been in an ongoing, full-scale battle to keep the critters with whom they share their yard, out of their trash cans. Regular trash cans didn’t even slow down the raccoons who…

Keeping Potted Plants Watered While Away On Vacation

Welcome to the 697th Metamorphosis Monday! Wow, what a week it’s been here in Birthday Land! Things are beginning to wind down a bit, but the partying isn’t over quite yet–we still have one more birthday to celebrate. Speaking of birthdays, you may remember last…

A Springtime Table Inspired by a Beautiful, Floral, Butterfly Table Runner

Butterfly Napkin Rings

Happy June! The first week of June is always a big celebration week in my family. We have three birthdays during the first 8 days of June starting with my son’s, followed by one grandson, and ending with my daughter-in-love’s birthday. I love visiting with…

Best Way to Store Silver Jewelry to Prevent Tarnish

Tiffany Sterling Silver Jewelry Storage

Welcome to the 695th Metamorphosis Monday! How do you store your silver jewelry? Over the years I’ve purchased a few Tiffany & Co. silver necklaces, bracelets, and rings They are inexpensive, as jewelry goes, and always so sparkly and beautiful. I especially love their enamel…

What I Purchased at the Summer Style Event, Got Some Great Deals

A while back I ordered two pairs of jeggings from Talbots, one in the regular fit and one in the curvy fit. I love their curvy fit in their slim ankle jeans. When the jeggings arrived, I found the legs of the “curvy” fit jeggings…