New & Notable Mentions #13

Here are this week’s links on New & Notable Mentions…

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In My Own Style shows you how to create a cozy fall living room with low-budget decor.

In New & Notable Mentions #13, a coffee table is decorated.

Outdoor Decorating:

Itty Bitty Farmhouse shows off her cozy fall front porch. It is spectacular! She obviously thought of everything. I bet she has lots of trick-or-treaters.

A front porch is decked out for Halloween


Inspiration For Moms shows you how to easily make cozy pumpkin pillows. Aren’t they cute?

Pumpkin pillows are cute to make for  New & Notable Mentions #13

A Beautiful Mess shows you how to add cane webbing to an Ivar cabinet from IKEA.

A Beautiful Mess shows how to add cane webbing to a piece of IKEA furniture


Two Peas & Their Pod show you a recipe for Baked Ziti. It is filled with pasta, cheese, sausage and marinara sauce.

In New & Notable Mentions #13, this blogger made ziti

Toaster Oven Love makes Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls.

Squash burrito bowls look delicious

The Cookie Rookie makes luscious Pumpkin Brownies to celebrate the season.

In New & Notable Mentions #13 this blogger baked pumpkin brownies

Cold weather is the perfect time to order new books or get them from the library. I read every night before bed. I’ve found two selections to show you this week.


The book “We Are Not Like Them” was a Good Morning America Book Club choice. I may order this one.

Book cover of We Are Not Like Them

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black, and one white. Their friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event.

This is a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

“Crossroads”, a novel by Jonathon Franzen, came out earlier this month.

Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with the breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.

Book cover of Jonathan Franzen's book Crossroads.

Jonathan Franzen’s novels are celebrated for their unforgettably vivid characters and for their keen-eyed take on contemporary America. Now, in Crossroads, Franzen ventures back into the past and explores the history of two generations.

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray 

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  1. I’m commenting on the Amazon post. I hope you will accept it Brenda. Just a quick observation. We are so incredibly divided and I believe we all would like to restore some sense of civility. Using Trump’s name as tRump is certainly not helping as I doubt Biden supporters enjoy hearing “Let’s Go Brandon”, knowing what it really means. We all complain about how uncivil we are all but continue to offend. Maybe think next time you decide to be rude.

  2. Great recipes and I love the pumpkin pillows. Went on her site to see how to make them and was very happy to see it was a no sew pillow!

  3. Good Monday morning Brenda! I hope you had a relaxing weekend! I love all of your notables this week, so many great ideas for baking and cooking, reading and decorating. Two Peas and a Pod and The Cookie Rookie always have delicious recipes and I have made many of them. Check out Cafe Sucre Farine and The View From Great Island, two fabulous blogs! Have a great week!

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