Wednesday Weekly Wish List #134

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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. There’s something about a new year that makes us all motivated to get organized. If this is you, be sure to check out Easy Kitchen Pantry Organization Ideas, as well as this Closet Remodel with Easy to Maintain Organization and these 8 Surprising Places That I Store Things.

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

3. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG: For more winter inspiration I shared Self Care Ideas: 50 Ways to Improve Your Well-being and this Pretty Afternoon Tea Party Table.

4. CURRENT DECOR CRUSHES: Not quite spring, but fresh and forward looking, nonetheless…

UNDER $50:

5. CURRENT DECOR CRUSHES UNDER $100:

6. CURRENT DECOR CRUSHES UNDER $200:

7. Ready to tackle a DIY paint project? Here is my very first attempt at painting furniture with all the tips and details: DIY Chalk Painted Table Makeover Tutorial. (I’ve done many pieces since, with a few new ones on the way!)

8. KITCHEN PICKS: I’ve been focused on upgrading some key quality pieces to make cooking at home easier and more worthwhile. I just got this amazing cutting board, this classic chef’s knife, and this cast iron skillet. These are 3 pieces I’ve been looking at for a while that should last a lifetime.

9. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: This beautiful home is described at New England colonial, but it feels oh-so-fresh, this stunning living space is exactly where I’d want to be on a cozy winter day, I’ve been utterly smitten with this charming home account lately – so so pretty!

10. UP NEXT: How to Add the Finer Things to Your Home on Any Budget…

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Ann | On Sutton Place

1.) Simple living means different things to different people. If you are curious, and wonder what it’s all about, take a look at these 10 Steps To A Simpler Life. It’s an easy-to-follow guide that you can take at your own pace.

2.) I received a small collection of awesome storage containers for Christmas. They are made by ProKeeper, and I’m sharing all the links over on my Amazon page.

3.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “Today…love others for who they are, see the beauty in the journey, hold your head high and be brave, extend a hand, give back, and believe in the power of simply being kind.” ~Rachel Marie Martin

4.) KITCHEN INSPIRATION: if you would like a new backsplash that isn’t tile, this idea may be for you, and tour this recently renovated kitchen with incredible befores and afters.

5.) These 8 simple ways to add old world charm to your kitchen include vintage art, lots of copper, and breadboards.

6.) If you are wishing for a new Instagram account to follow, I have the best suggestion. Becca Galbraith is an English girl living in Connecticut, and you can see all of her inspiration HERE. This is another Instagram account that makes me smile with every post.

7.) Do you wish you had some new ideas for fun neutral decor and decluttering? If you are overwhelmed at the thought of clearing the clutter, take a look at these 10 Tips To Declutter Your Home. Then…see how a layered neutral color palette in a bedroom can be restful and cozy, but never boring!

8.) FUN FINDS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY:

9.) If you like to learn by watching, this video shows you how to put together a flower arrangement with artificial flowers. It’s super easy to follow, and includes a few tricks to make you look like a professional! And here’s one more…if you have always wondered how to make a gorgeous Tiffany-style bow, here you go! You might have to watch it a few times, but give it a try!

10.) Hoping your January is off to a great start! XO

FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS
A SIMPLER LIFE.

I’ve been there. I know how you feel.
I can help.

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Yvonne | StoneGable

1. Most of us love to see what new trends are coming our way each new year. I also love them because they can be a bit of a trainwreck. Again this new year, I’m sharing my best trend picks: Beautiful Decorating Trends For 2024. I think you will really be impressed with the variety of what’s old is new again trends.

2. Amazon Finds: See this week’s favorites.

3. Valentine Treat: Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls. This is such a sweet idea! Make these hearts with a tube (13 oz) of Pillsbury Refrigerated Flaky Cinnamon Rolls with the icing. Carefully unroll the cinnamon roll, leaving one end rolled on itself. Take the other end, roll it the same way, and roll both ends toward each other until they touch. Pinch the middle of the dough strip, making a pointy. This will become the bottom of the heart. Make sure to pinch the dough hard enough so the point stays together. Place the hearts on a baking sheet and bake according to the package. Drizzle with frosting and sprinkle with… sprinkles. I’ll be posting this recipe on Friday! But I just couldn’t wait to share this with you. 

4. Spring 2024 Furniture And Rug Preview From Studio McGee At Target: this beautiful floor lamp, this very attractive swivel chair, this rattan bench, this stunning pleated shade chandelier, this jute braid rug, this black glass front cabinet, and this classic pillow topped ottomanHey friends, this is just an FYI: Studio McGee items are very popular and sell out quickly because their style and price point. You might want to pick up items you like. Not trying to push decor, just letting you know.

5. Home Ideas: I LOVE Farmhouse On Boone. See Lisa make beautiful and simple food for her family of 10. She is the definition of unflappable. This Instagram account has the best simple ideas! This lovely country home. Take a tour at Marlo Thomas’ New York Penthouse– it’s so welcoming, just like her.

6. Spring 2024 Decor Accessories From Studio McGee: this charming plant stand (I just ordered it), this handsome basket, this classic marble box, these scalloped pillows (scallops are big in 2024), this use-everywhere neutral lumbar pillow, this sweet marble bunny, this pretty oil painting, and this lamp I LOVE.

7. Fun And Interesting Facts: Why is the sky blue? What is synaesthesia?

8. Last week, when we had company, I made a copycat recipe from Olive Garden, Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It was delicious! It got thumbs up from everyone. I served it with crusty bread. The perfect cozy winter supper.

9. I was looking for spring fashion trends to share with you, and one trend caught my attention. According to Vogue, aprons are on trend for spring. I guess I’ll be runway-ready this year. LOL!

10. I’d love it if you would follow me on PinterestFacebook, and Instagram if you have not already! Thanks. xo

Answer to#7: Why is the sky blue? Such a simple question with a much harder answer. Here’s the easy answer: As the sunlight comes through our atmosphere, it refracts light into colors like a prism. Blue and violet light travel at a slower speed than the other colors but scatter faster across the sky. Our eyes pick up blue as it is the easiest to see, so we perceive that the sky is blue. Phew! Synaesthesia is the ability to see time in your mind, like the months of the year stretching out in front of you in a figure 8 or a C. Only 1 percent of all people can see time. I’m one of them. I see the months of the year strung evenly on a long, odd 3D elliptical shape. Now you know.

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