Wednesday Weekly Wish List #124

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Your weekly dose of new ideas, helpful hints, favorite items, and tidbits of wisdomfrom a trio of lifestyle bloggers who love to share! 

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Lory | Designthusiasm

1. Looking for Christmas wreath ideas for the front door? These beautiful DIY Christmas wreaths are easy to make and won’t cost a fortune: DIY Christmas Wreaths.

2. AMAZON PICKS: here are this week’s favorites from Amazon.

3. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG I shared these Holiday Decor Trends with Shopping Guide, this Christmas Garland and Mantel Decor Ideas, and this Elegant Pink and Gold Christmas Dinner table setting.




7. Two popular French-style decor posts from this week were 10 Ways to Add French Style to the Butler’s Pantry (works for the kitchen, as well) and Selecting and Styling with Affordable French Farmhouse Lighting.

8. FASHION PICKS: Absolutely loving this red plaid skirt for the holidays. More sizes available here (and on sale at these two stores). Wear it with these tall lug sole boots (best seller from last week) or these suede ones, and these shaper opaque tights. Top it off with a simple black cashmere turtleneck (on super sale!)

9. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: My gosh if this isn’t just the perfect setting for a bedroom with a view (scroll through). I’m also loving this wonderful light and bright laundry room and this lovely bath vanity with all the fabulous details that make it work.

10. UP NEXT: It’s all about Christmas for the next little while…

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Ann | On Sutton Place

1.) If you are wishing for a new idea, or perhaps a new tradition, to add to your Thanksgiving celebration, take a look at this Guide to Thanksgiving. It includes more than 40 decor, craft, centerpiece, and recipe ideas to make your holiday extra special!

2.) OCTOBER BESTSELLERS: this gorgeous Christmas ribbon from an amazing Etsy shop, this cute fall canvas wall print, my favorite mid rise jeans, this wood tray with stunning gold handles (on sale), this bright green and white plaid pillow cover, and this classic white decorative pitcher.

3.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “Being okay if it happens and okay if it doesn’t is a very powerful place to be.” ~Kate Eckman

4.) INSPIRING PLACES: this artist’s home in London that’s filled with cherished fabrics and collected pictures, this home tour of a modern farmhouse that combines neutrals and warm wood, rustic cottage beautifully restored using traditional methods and materials, and these classic farmhouse fireplace ideas that create instant charm.

5.) If you are intimidated at all by decorating your mantel for Christmas, I feel your pain! We have a very big TV over our mantel, and I’ve been looking for ideas on how to tackle the job. The mantel ideas in this post are simple and beautiful. If you don’t have a TV over your mantel, this design is stunning. If you want a pop of red, take a look at this traditional and lovely Colonial mantel. Here is our mantel from last year…for 2023 I’m going to use the same garland, and my goal is to create a design that’s simple, yet welcoming and festive!

6.) RESHARE: I came across this recipe for Cranberry Almond Thanksgiving Slaw and thought it looked delicious. One of my girlfriends made this Million Dollar Dip for a get-together we had, and I have one word to describe it. Addicting!

7.) Every once in a while I come across a home transformation where the before and after is truly incredible. With more than 11,000 social media shares, this jaw-dropping renovation is a must see!

8.) A FEW OF MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY FINDS: this cozy knit throw blanket that looks like a candy cane, this home for the holidays doormat (I ordered the big one), these hanging gold Christmas bells, these darling monogrammed felted stockings, this Christmas tree lidded mug. and this velvet sherpa tree applique pillow cover (Pictured above. I’ve had mine for 3 years and they are worth the investment!)

9.) I’ve got my holiday decor plan buttoned up, and I’ll be sharing everything this weekend. I’ve come up with a few new ideas, which after all these years, is a definite WIN in my book! If you want all my posts delivered to your email inbox, just sign up HERE.

10.) Wishing everyone a week filled with peace and contentment. XO


Use this Thanksgiving planner to make the holiday easy for you, and so lovely for your family & friends. Includes planning and organization pages, turkey tips, a Thanksgiving prayer, and more.

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Yvonne | StoneGable

1). If you were to pay a visit and knock on my front door, you would bring a smile to my face, albeit tinged with embarrassment. I’d invite you inside, and you would be greeted with holiday chaos! My home is topsy-turvy and in a state of joyful mayhem. I am decorating for Christmas.

Naturally, I would offer you a cup of coffee while I’m apologizing for the mess as we make our way to the kitchen. There, you’d discover a plethora of over a hundred dried oranges covering my kitchen countertops and baking pans stacked in the sink. I’m experimenting with recipes for the blog. The oranges would interest you, and you would comment that these dried oranges look so vibrant! I would share the secret for Dried Oranges retaining their beautiful color and add that a delicious gingerbread from a box mix will be on the blog on Friday. Then we would have a lovely chat, a cup of coffee and some gingerbread.

2. Amazon Finds: Here are my favorites from Amazon this week. 

3. I love this easy recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Feta Cheese: Trim 16 oz of Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Preheat the oven to 400°. Put 1 tsp of olive oil in the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. Add 6 oz of crumbled feta cheese to the pan, distributing evenly. Place the Brussels sprouts, cut side down, in a single layer in the dish. Push them down into the feta. Melt 1 TBS butter and mix it with 1 TBS olive oil. Brush the mixture over the Brussels sprouts and sprinkle them with a little salt or seasoning salt. Drizzle 2 TBS of balsamic glaze over the sprouts and bake for 25 minutes. Let the Brussels sprouts rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy.

4. Decorating Crushes: this versatile fluted bowl, my favorite marble bowl, this beautiful sideboard (huge price drop), this vertical place to hang throw blankets, a pair of classic wooden bookends, and this set of 4 stackable acrylic ghost chairs, perfect for holiday extra seating (we have two similar sets and love them).

5. Beautiful Homes And More: You will love this Christmas home and decorating ideas. If you like the new cedar wreaths like the one shown in this post, this video will show you how to make your own for a lot less. So clever. This beautiful Christmas home is amazing, and you will love all the design tips.

6. Christmas Post To Read: Tabletop Christmas Trees are one of the most versatile and pretty Christmas decorations you can use in your home. Make sure to see the festive ultimate guide about these darling trees. Arrangments are the backbone of decor, and Christmas arrangments are magical! 3-Step Use What You Have Christmas Arrangements will show you how easy it is to create Christmas arrangements like a designer.

7. Christmas Must-Haves: this 20-inch spruce in a pot, this beautiful 7.5 foot spruce Christmas tree at a great price, this stunning hammered metal tree collar, this handsome brass reindeer I just got, festive 5 ft. Norfolk garland, make gorgeous bows with this easy bow maker, this tweed and faux fur Christmas stocking (20% off with code), and this showy twine-bound pine branch wreath (LOVE).

8. The Gilded Age second season is now live! I watched the first episode last evening, and the costuming, as well as the story, are sublime! You can see more about season one and season two here, plus interesting things about the time in history called the Gilded Age.

9. Fun And Interesting Facts: What is the first full moon in November called? Which turkey has a gobbler, the males or females?

10. Recipes For Late Fall And Thanksgiving: Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce will be on our Thanksgiving table. Delicious Pumpkin Spice Cake with a Maple Glaze is made from a box mix. So easy! And Easy To Make Simmering Potpourri smells of cinnamon and cloves and oranges. Add fresh cranberries and a few sprigs of rosemary or evergreen to give it a holiday flair.

Answer to #9: The first full moon in November on the 19th at 3:59 am is called the Beaver moon. Named in colonial times for the full moon under which trappers put out beaver traps before the swamps were frozen, and the beavers spent the winters in their lodges. This is a trick question. Both males and females have gobblers. Males are called toms, and females are called hens. Now you know.

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