Wednesday Weekly Wish List #152

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

Wednesday weekly wish list


DESIGNTHUSIASM • ON SUTTON PLACE • STONEGABLE

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Ann | On Sutton Place

1.) Discover how, by using these design ideas, you can seamlessly blend modern farmhouse decor into your home. Learn key tips and tricks for selecting furniture, accessories, and color palettes. 

2.) If you need some new kitchen gadgets, or are just looking for items that will make your life easier, click HERE, and then click the Kitchen Favorites button.

3.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “There is no need to rush. What’s meant for you always arrives on time.” ~Found HERE.

4.) BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION: this collection of the cutest cottages I’ve ever seen, and the arched doorway in this cottage is just the beginning of its many charming details.

5.) Comfort food is always in season, so I updated this recipe for Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese. It’s easy, so good, makes an amazing main course, but it’s also the perfect side dish.

6.) FUN JEWELRY FINDS

7.) YOUTUBE RECIPE VIDEOS: if you need some inspiration for meal planning, take a look at Ree Drummond’s top 5 casserole recipes. Find more inspiration from Ina Garten’s 5 favorite recipes, including her chicken piccata and chocolate cake. I make my own version of her garlic roasted potatoes and they are a family favorite! (Pictured above.)

8.) One more cottage tour that features both the inside and outside of this lovely home. The homeowners embrace a neutral palette that will sweep you off your feet, the style is timeless, and the rooms showcase a collection of carefully curated pieces that add coziness and personality.

9.) When was the last time you baked muffins? If the urge to head to the kitchen and bake comes over you, try making this banana bread recipe into muffins, if you want something a bit healthier, try these delicious bran muffins. Both recipes are easy and quick!

10.) Even though we have had buckets and buckets of rain, we just had two beautiful days in a row. I was able to clean our front porch, and get it all decorated for the summer months. It’s understated and very simple, and I’ll be sharing the details on Sunday. If you aren’t on my email list, click HERE to join in the fun. XO

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Yvonne | StoneGable

1. NEW ON THE BLOG: There’s a new summer series on the blog every Friday. It’s called The Digest. It’s a fun, informative, easy read that offers the best tips for you and your home. Last week’s Digest was about getting Summer-ready! Let me know what you think.

2. AMAZON FINDS: See all the new things I’m finding on Amazon HERE.

3. ANSWERS TO LIFE’S LITTLE QUESTIONS: How to get any stain out of any carpet, go here. How to pack for a week long vacation, go here. How to make the perfect omlet, go here.

4. DECOR FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

UNDER $30

UNDER $100:

OVER $100:

5. BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND MORE: Ruth McKeaney (my favorite) shares gardening, baking and more at Hillside Farm. Lisa Holt shows us how to decorate a coffee table. Very informative and interesting. There are so many ideas to take away from this light and airy Texas home.

6. SUMMER DECORATING: Here are easy, breezy ideas for adding summer to your home and outdoor spaces. How To Create A Summer Front Door BasketSummer Guest Room, and Using Summer Annuals and Perennials To Decorate Your Indoor Spaces. Look for new summer posts with lots of inspiration every week!

7. FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS: In honor of the Westminster Dog Kennel Club Dog Show, here are a couple of fun facts. What part of a dog’s body is like a human’s fingerprint? What dog was nominated for an Academy Award?

8. SUMMER CLOSET:

9. SUPER EASY NO-BOIL PASTA: This pasta dish is made in one baking dish in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425°. Combine a 16-oz box of pasta (penne, ziti, rigatoni) with one 24-oz jar of pasta sauce, one jar of water, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning in a large baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with 2 cups of mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.

10. SUMMER IDEAS: Did you get my 25-page Summer Inspiration E-Magazine? It’s full of beautiful summery pictures and ideas to help you decorate for summer with the best of the season. Get it HERE.

Answer To #7: A dog’s nose is much like a human’s fingerprint. Rin Tin Tin was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Lory | Designthusiasm

1. The most popular summer decorating posts this week were this Summer Decorating Guide: 50 Top Summer Decor Ideas and these Garden Inspired Home Decor Ideas.

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

3. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG I shared these Free Printable Summer Mason Jar Labels, this summer travel guide to One of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit and this simple but lovely summer table: Adding Summer Color to a White Table Setting.

4. CURRENT DECOR CRUSHES UNDER $50:

5. CURRENT DECOR CRUSHES UNDER $125:

6. FURNITURE FAVES: In everyone’s cart.. this super popular wood bench, this washed wood desk, this well-priced swivel chair, this elegant chesterfield sofa, this charming side table, this lovely trestle dining table, and these beautiful dining chairs.

7. FAVORITES in SKIN CARE and MAKEUP: By far, my top selling cosmetics are also my favorites, including this amazing moisturizer (I’ve been using it for 35 years!), my favorite foundation, this top-selling blush in the best all-around color (in ‘Orgasm’) and this terrific serum (pricey but lasts forever). Also partial to this neutral eye shadow (in ‘Charcoal Brown’) and this perfect gel eye liner.

8. There are so many ways to decorate using French accent chairs, including mixing them with modern decor. I’m sharing my Complete Guide to French Country Accent Chairs, which explores the various types of chairs, what details define them, how to style them in your home and where to buy them. Be sure to check it out!

9. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: This gorgeous rustic modern home, this lovely modern vintage bath, and this delightfully pretty transitional kitchen.

10. UP NEXT: Summer refresh for the primary bathroom

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