Wednesday Weekly Wish List #153

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Wednesday weekly wish list


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Lory | Designthusiasm

1. Need a little luxury to elevate your everyday life? Living with small pleasures is not about spending a lot of money. Be sure to check out my Start Here page which will point you in the direction of my focus on everyday luxuries.

2. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG: Every summer I update our neutral patio with a chosen accent color. Before I reveal this year’s look, I shared these two recent – and completely opposite – faves: Updating The Patio With Vibrant Summer Color and Soft and Tranquil Patio Decor and Accessories. I also shared this Summer Refresh for Your Bathroom Decor and The Prettiest Hilltop Village in France.

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




7. Have you downsized to a smaller home? Follow these essential tips for enlarging your tighter bedroom quarters: Keeping a Small Bedroom Light and Bright.


9. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: This stunning classic home with English style touches, this beautiful mix of white with dark wood kitchen, and this delightful rustic modern French bath suite.

10. UP NEXT: Summer color in the living room…

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Ann | On Sutton Place

1.) Summer front porches have a certain charm that isn’t present at any other time of year. The weather is warm, so comfort and function are two super important aspects to keep in mind. Click HERE to find simple tips to elevate your outdoor space, and make the most of the sunny season ahead!

2.) Check out all my favorite classic decor finds on Amazon…an all new collection!

3.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”
~Found HERE.

4.) See what you can do to make a tiny guest bedroom feel functional and beautiful, and take a look at these light-filled sunrooms that definitely bring the outdoors in!

5.)There’s still time to enter our 400th Edition Home Style Saturdays giveaway. We are all giving away an electronic gift card worth $100…so that’s five chances to win! Get all the details HERE. I’m picking my winner on Friday.

6.) WHAT I’M WATCHING: Maryland on PBS…it’s the story of two sisters and how they cope with the death of their mother. I love to watch shows more than once, so I am rewatching The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. Favorites still playing on Netflix: Dog Gone, Penguin Bloom, Rescued by Ruby, A Perfect Pairing, All The Light We Cannot See, and A Beautiful Life.


8.) If making salads isn’t your favorite thing to do…I’m here to help! The secret to enjoying healthy salads at home is to prepare several at a time. That way you are doing everything just once, instead of 3 or 4 times. Take a look at these easy meal prep salads that will make your life so much easier!

9.) I’m working on “summering” our tiny patio, so I’ll be sharing that very soon. I’ve done the June calendars, and they turned out so pretty. I’ve got more ideas to celebrate summer, so make sure to follow along. If you aren’t an OSP email subscriber, click HERE to join us.

10.) Wishing you all a peaceful week. XO

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Yvonne | StoneGable

1. NEW ON THE BLOG: Discover simple ideas to make your home summer-ready. Learn how to set up the prettiest Summer Coffee Bar and get tips on Styling A Summer Foyer. All the ideas are easy to do!

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

3. SUMMER SERIES: Have you discovered The Digest? It’s a new series on the blog that provides 50 bullet-point ideas on various decorating topics. Check out the latest edition, Summer Porch Ideas. I think you will like it!


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5. BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND MORE: This Traditional-style home in Pasadena is a treasure trove of ideas. Tour a charming herb garden at Hillside Farm. I LOVE touring NYC apartments. They have the best ideas for small spaces! Here’s a 650-square-foot apartment with European styling.

6. ANSWERS TO LIFE’S LITTLE QUESTIONS: How do you hardboil an egg so it’s easy to peel? Go HERE. This really works! Is peel-and-stick wallpaper easy to install and remove? Go HERE for the answers. How can you be better at small talk? See THIS article.

7. FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS: What was Memorial Day originally called? What do the stars and stripes of our flag represent?


9. LAZY GIRL MEAL: Make one 90-second microwavable rice pouch (any flavor) and one bag of steamable frozen vegetables. Mix them together in a large bowl. Add shredded rotisserie chicken. Add butter or your favorite salad dressing. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cheese or fresh herbs. Bon Appetite!

10. Make sure you get a free copy of our 25-page Summer e-magazine.

Answer To #7: Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. On this day, communities would get together and decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. The stripes on our flag represent the original 13 colonies, and the stars represent the 50 states.

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  1. Hi Ann,
    I love your posts so many great ideas. I have subscribed to your Fresh Baked link a few times with no luck. Checked my spam folder nothing there. Help! You always have so many great recipes. Thanks😊👩‍🍳

  2. Love the Quote and enjoying all of your ideas. Still nursing my broken wrist but hoping to “supervise’ my dear husband as he gets our porch ready for summer. Have not watched Maryland yet – looking forward to it. And, like you – love re-watching things. Found the DVD set of North and South, the mini series from the ’80s and loving it!

  3. So much to enjoy here, I really love all the vases and the outdoor space ideas you have.

  4. Ann, I love everything you do and have followed you for years.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it more than you can know! Have a lovely summer, Ann