Susan of Between Naps on the Porch

  1. How I Canned My Own Peach Jam

    Homemade canned jam with English muffin

    It’s summertime! One of my favorite things about this time of year is the abundance of fresh fruits in our local grocery stores and farmers' markets. Here in Georgia, the “peach state” sweet, plump peaches are readily available this time of year. It’s

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  2. My Deck Staining Routine

    Worn deck boards

    It’s summertime, and you know what that means: we're spending a lot more time outside grilling and just relaxing on our porches and decks. When summer arrived this year, I took a good, hard look at my screened porch and decks and realized they were a

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  3. How I Replaced My Doorbell, Step by Step

    Old antique doorbell

    Recently, while sweeping leaves off the front porch, I noticed my old doorbell ringer was looking pretty sad. After 20+ years it was time to consider replacing it.

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  4. My Metal Fountain Refurbish: Before & After

    Refurbished frog fountain for spring

    Many years ago I purchased a froggy fountain while attending a garden festival. I had never really liked the bluish-black color of the fountain, but he was just too cute to leave behind that day.

    Over the years, I've used him outdoors for summer

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