New & Notable Mentions 2/25/23

This week on New & Notable Mentions 2/25/23…

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Four Season Sunroom With Mountain Views

Ann From Dabbling & Decorating did a makeover in her four season sunroom in Vermont. They have another home in Coastal Maine.

An Expert Weighs In—Everything You Should Know Before Your Kid Gets a Phone

Simple Springtime Kitchen

Deb And Danelle have their new kitchen all spruced up for springtime. I honestly LOVE all the things they’ve collected over time.

You’ll Want To Read This: A Letter To My Daughter On Her 8th Birthday

Setting The Stage For Spring Decor

Lora Bloomquist says the transition from winter to spring is simple if you begin with botanical art pieces.

Dunkin’s Spring Menu Is Blooming With New Items

Making Birdhouse Candlesticks For Spring

Jennifer at Cottage On Bunker Hill showed how to make birdhouse candlesticks for spring.

The Best Rental Hacks You Can Do In Your Apartment And Still Keep Your Security Deposit

Spring Basket:

In New & Notable Mentions 2/25/23, this is a DIY basket filled with white flowers for the front door
An Organized Season

Find out how An Organized Season made this gorgeous spring basket to hang on her front door.

The proper way to clean makeup brushes

Rotisserie Chicken Mushroom Soup

Alida from Simply Delicious says: “This easy rotisserie chicken mushroom soup recipe is pure comfort in a bowl. Using rotisserie chicken makes this a simple, 20 minute gluten free weeknight dinner.”

How High To Mount Your TV For Optimal Comfort

Sweet Potato Cornbread

I’ve actually never heard of sweet potato cornbread.

But Kathy says: “Sweet potato cornbread will fill your kitchen with the magical aromas of freshly baked crumbly cornbread and warm spices. Filled with sweet potato flavor, this easy recipe is the perfect side dish or breakfast treat.”

Home Decor You Should Thrift Instead Of Buy New

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The Cozy Cook made these homemade cinnamon rolls and my mouth is watering just looking at a photo of them!

15 Purple, Green, And Yellow Cocktails To Celebrate Mardi Gras

The Minuscule Mansion Of Myra Malone

In The Minuscule Mansion Of Myra Malone, a woman learns to expand the boundaries of her small world and let love inside it in this sparkling and unforgettable novel by Audrey Burges.

From her attic in the Arizona mountains, thirty-four-year-old Myra Malone blogs about a dollhouse mansion that captivates thousands of readers worldwide.

Myra’s stories have created legions of fans who breathlessly await every blog post, trade photographs of Mansion-modeled rooms, and swap theories about the enigmatic and reclusive author.

Myra herself is tethered to the Mansion by mysteries she can’t understand—rooms that appear and disappear overnight, music that plays in its corridors.

Across the country, Alex Rakes, the scion of a custom furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room. The pair show him the Minuscule Mansion, and Alex is shocked to recognize a reflection of his own life mirrored back to him in minute scale.

The room is his own bedroom, and the Mansion is his family’s home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra.

Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds—big and small—and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.

How To Care For Yourself When You Have Seasonal Depression

The Sweet Spot

In the heart of Greenwich Village, three women form an accidental sorority when a baby—belonging to exactly none of them—lands on their collective doorstep.

Lauren and her family have been granted the use of a spectacular brownstone, teeming with history and dizzyingly unattractive 70s wallpaper. Adding to the home’s bohemian, grungy splendor is the bar occupying the basement, a (mostly) beloved dive called The Sweet Spot.

Within days of moving in, Lauren discovers that she has already made an enemy in the neighborhood by inadvertently sparking the divorce of a couple she has never actually met.

Melinda’s husband of thirty years has dumped her for a young celebrity entrepreneur named Felicity, and, to Melinda’s horror, the lovebirds are soon to become parents.

In her incandescent rage, Melinda wreaks havoc wherever she can, including in Felicity’s Soho boutique, where she has a fit of epic proportions, which happens to be caught on film.​

Olivia—the industrious twenty-something behind the counter, who has big dreams and bigger debt—gets caught in the crossfire. In an effort to diffuse Melinda’s temper, Olivia has a tantrum of her own and gets unceremoniously canned, thanks to TikTok.

When Melinda’s ex follows his lover across the country, leaving their squalling baby behind, the three women rise to the occasion in order to forgive, to forget, to Ferberize, and to track down the wayward parents. But can their little village find a way toward the happily ever afters they all desire?

How Often You Should Actually Wash All Your Bedroom Items — from Sheets to Decorative Throw Pillows

In New & Notable Mentions 2/25/23, this is a quote about living a simple life.

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  1. Lots of great information here, thank you. The first picture with the crisp white and blue sunroom just screams spring to me. Quite lovely. Thanks for rounding all these links up.

  2. I love the 4 season’s sunroom the best! I wish I had that… and those views! Lots of good articles to read here. Thank you!

  3. Lots of things to look at today. I adore the rabbit prints which I see can be bought from Etsy. The birdhouse candlesticks are just lovely and the spring basket for the front door is wonderful. I would like to make the spring basket but I doubt I will and besides that we have a glass front door!

  4. The birdhouse candlesticks are so cute. And The Miniscule Mansion will be my next read. It sounds great.

  5. Thanks for lots of interesting articles again today. Our daughter and family are military moving next month from the East coast 4 hours away from us to the Dallas, Texas area. Thankful for the service and protection the military provides us but we are sad our grandchildren will be moving farther away. She is anticipating making a small rock garden in her backyard so I had my Dad get a rock from his yard, sign and date it and we did the same. I also made her a few wreaths for her front door. I had made her a simple tear shaped wreath for inside her house and to my surprise she loved it so I made her another for her new house. I remember my Mom making beautiful wreaths with silk flowers and lots of baby’s breath and a big, flowered print bow. Both our daughter and I love the simple look of lavender or just the lighter colored greens on our wreaths. I have made a large rectangular wreath from 2 foot bare branches from our yard with just a few lighter colored greens in the opposing corners with a little bird tucked in that makes my heart sing. I love getting pip candle rings for a steal at tag sales, taking them apart and adding them to wreaths or arrangements. It is so fun to shop your house and change small things around. Have a great day everyone.

    1. Sorry you won’t be seeing them as much. I live right here in town with my kids and see them maybe once a month, sometimes less. Busy, busy, busy. I hope they realize that they won’t want to have “I was busy my whole life” on their grave.

  6. Lots of fun things to look at in today’s post. I did a quick run through for now but will come back when I have more time and look more later. Thanks for posting!

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