Wednesday Weekly Wish List #157

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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! 

Wednesday weekly wish list

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Welcome to the Wish List!

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Yvonne | Stonegable

1. Summer invites us to savor your outdoor areas. Don’t miss our guides: 60 Summer Porch Ideas and 60 Patio Ideas for a perfect summer setup.

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


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4. ANSWER TO LIFE’S LITTLE QUESTIONS: How to instantly stop a bug bite itch? Apply Preparation H to it. The itch stops instantly. How to revive cold pizza? Put it into a frying pan and cook it with a splash of water and the lid on. Get teary-eyed when cutting an onion? Run the knife under water to reduce your tears.

5. BEAUTIFUL HOMES: If you like Nancy Myers’ style—and who doesn’t—you will love this charming cottage by the sea. Take a tour of Hill House from Instagram Hillhousevintage fame. I love NYC apartments because they are so creative. See this Railroad apartment in Brooklyn.

6. CAPSULE WARDROBE- Reader’s Favorites

7. FUN AND INTERESTING FACTS: What cheese makes up 50-60 percent of the world’s cheese consumption? What animal hums to communicate?

8. MORE BEAUTIFUL HOMES: I’m so intrigued by tiny homes like this Tennessee Farmhouse under 500 sq. feet. I adore the style, feel, and decor of Heritage Remodeled’s Home. I stopped the video at least a dozen times to study the decor. I love Low Country Design-see four different takes on this approachable style.

9. MOST POPULAR POST: Hydrangeas are quintessential summer flowers, but they tend to wilt when cut. Keeping Hydrangeas Fresh Longer provides easy, practical ways to keep them looking their best. There is even an emergency tip that will revive any wilting blooms every time!

10. CULINARY CORNER: Easy Dill Pickle Chips-Cut 2 lbs of Kirby (small) cucumbers into 1/4-inch rounds. Put them in a bath of ice water. Meanwhile, make the brine: Combine 1 1/2 cups distilled vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 tsp Celtic sea salt, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 3/4 tsp dill seeds, 2 cups hot water, 3/4 cup rough-chopped fresh dill, and 3 garlic cloves coarsely chopped. Drain the cucumbers, put them into Mason jars along with the fresh dill and garlic, and pour the brine over them. Make sure the cucumbers are submerged. Screw on the lids and turn upside down to coat the cukes. Refrigerate.

ANSWER TO #7: Gouda makes up 50-60 percent of the world’s cheese consumption. Giraffes hum to communicate. Now you know.

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Lory | Designthusiasm

1. Looking for ideas for a cottage guest room? Find inspiration in our French Blue and White Guest Room. Want to host a casual summer gathering but don’t have a proper outdoor furniture? Here’s How to Host an Outdoor Summer Gathering Without a Formal Patio.

2. 2. AMAZON PICKS: here are this week’s favorites from Amazon. You’ll also find my picks from Wayfair’s Anniversary sale on the same page!

3. One of the easiest spots in the house to decorate seasonally is the mantel. Check out these simple Ideas for Decorating Your Summer Mantel.

4. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG I shared these ideas for decorating with mason jars, this summer coastal table setting and these garden party decorations and tabletop tips.




8. FASHION PICKS: It’s wedding season! Looking for wedding guest dresses? Try this elegant high/low chiffon dress which will take you nearly everywhere. If you want to cover your arms without being too warm, check out this sassy little cape sleeve sheath dress. Do you need long but simple? Try this cold shoulder capelet gown or this grecian chiffon piece. Going to a garden wedding? This lovely floral wrap dress is just the thing, or this one with a blouson sleeve.

9. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: This lovely house tour with warm neutral tones throughout that are anything but boring, this rustic chic home that’s modern but warm and inviting, and this elegant home that’s got a note of French influence on it’s modern lines.

10. UP NEXT: Staycation ideas for vacationing at home…

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Ann | On Sutton Place

1.) If your gardening goal is to have as little maintenance as possible, hosta plants are the answer. As a DIY, self-taught gardener, I can honestly say that maintaining hosta plants is the easiest thing I’ve ever done outside. If you need a little convincing, just click HERE!

2.) If you’ve never checked out my Amazon shop, take a look HERE. It’s divided into easy sections, and the choices are narrowed down to items I own, plus items I would like to own!

3.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human and as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope.” ~Found HERE.

4.) VERY BEAUTIFUL SPACES: this seaside cottage is truly breathtaking, (scroll just a bit to see the slideshow) and take a look at these sunrooms that truly soak up the sun, and bring the outdoors in.


6.) One of the top recipes here on the blog is the lemon ice cream pictured above. It’s so refreshing, and super easy to make. Here are all the details!

7.) Take a look at this renovated farmhouse in Connecticut that was gutted and brought back to life. I adore the wallpaper in the bathroom!

8.) I’m a royal watcher, and I loved seeing Princess Catherine at Trooping the Colour with her children. I sincerely wish her well!


  • I never knew that this is the best way to cut a peach! I haven’t tried it yet, but as soon as the peaches hit the farm stand, I’m going to give it a go.
  • Have you ever baked a pie in a brown paper bag? Check it out HERE.

10.) My dad, who turned 90 in February, has been in the hospital this week. He developed pneumonia, but seems to be on the mend. I’m a bit behind with my blog work, so thank you very much for your patience! I’m trying to catch up, and get some new content out to you soon. Have a wonderful week…

P.S. I know the link to this paint color guide in last week’s edition was wrong. I’m sorry! Here is the correct form if you are still interested.

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Choosing paint colors is not
always simple! Use this
guide to help make your
own paint color
decisions easier.

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  1. Christine says:

    I hope your Dad is feeling better and able to leave the hospital soon.

  2. Sorry to hear about your Dad !
    My father is 98 yrs old & his health has declined twice in the
    past three months !
    Trying times indeed !
    Prayers for you both !

  3. Karen Flowers says:

    I am praying for you and your dad. It is so hard when our older parents are struggling with sickness. I know you must be a wonderful daughter to him. Fear not about any lack of content or updates. You do an amazing job! And we know that you have the wisdom to know that your family takes priority!
    With sincere appreciation for you,
    Karen Flowers

  4. I will pray for your Dad.

  5. Hope you Dad regains strength and energy soon.

  6. Jane Windham says:

    Prayers for your dad, Ann. I hope he gets to go home soon.

  7. Sue Daugherty says:

    I will pray your father recovers soon. Take care of yourself in the process as well.