Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday Favorites from Secrets of Paris, Preppy Empty Nester, You May Be Wandering, Old Seagrove Homes and More


Good morning and happy weekend! Did you have a good week? I have been very busy this week, and feel like I accomplished a lot, especially towards my "less is more" goal. I have decided to get rid of two things a day, minimum, if I feel like more great, if not I make myself put two things on the pile anyway. Oddly, I already feel lighter.




I was very excited because my post Less is More and Other Lessons Learned has been one of my most read posts. It is nice to have a "discussion" with other like minded people about these sorts of things because sometimes it seems as if you are going through it alone. 

This week I found so many "favorites" it was hard to narrow it down to just a few but here they are. 


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Are you a fan of the Mitford Sisters? If so the estate of Doborah, The Dutchcess of Devonshire: The Last of the Mitford Sisters is going up for auction at Sotheby's.  Check out this Link as well for a little backstory if you do not know who she is. 


Image from Old Seagrove Homes


Do you dream of a beautiful beach house? Then check out these fabulous houses from Old Sea Grove Homes

 Katie at Preppy Empty Nester is a fellow book lover and she has a great list of books to recommend. 






Are you thinking about your next vacation? Sandy at You May Be Wandering put together a month by month post of where to travel and when for the best deals!

I love Podcasts and am always looking for new ones, this week Secrets of Paris recommended a few good one for francophiles. 


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Have you ever wanted to write a book? And have you wondered the secret to writing?  Tara writer of the blog Tea and Cookies and three books " spills the beans" in her post this week.


Image Once Upon a Chocolate Life


This is THE BEST hot chocolate I have ever made! If you like smooth, creamy, melted chocolate than this is right up your alley because it is pretty much like drinking ganache. A little goes a long way.


I hope you found something that sparked your interest here. If you found something interesting this week I would love to hear about it, please share your book, movies, recipes and more. 

Have a safe and happy weekend. 




9 comments:

  1. Thanks for these links... I'll check things out!

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  2. Elizabeth, thanks for the great links. I loved what Tea and Cookies had to say about writing. And if you haven't read "Wait for Me" by Deborah Mitford, you should get a copy. It is wonderful!

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  3. All wondrous things to
    explore this weekend,
    Elizabeth -- thank you!

    Just re-read The Art of
    Racing in the Rain and
    am almost finishing Big
    Little Lies. Am then moving
    on to Better Than Before,
    By Gretchin Rubin, which
    is non-fiction. I listen to
    her weekly podcasts (you'd
    like them) and am very
    interested in finding out
    more about how we can
    use our personality type
    to our advantage.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Suzanne

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  4. Elizabeth, I have "Wait for Me" on the want list. I read "The Sisters, The Saga of the Mitford Family" loved it. I am going to check Tea and Cookies tips on writing. I always love your Friday Favorites. I have so little time to explore it is nice to have recommendations. Have a terrific weekend. It is going to be relatively warm here. Hugs.

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  5. Oh . . . that . . . chocolate!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth!
    w/L

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  6. Good morning dear one! I had a very busy week at school so I'm tardy in visiting my favorite blogs. IT'S THE WEEKEND and all the fun things of which you speak (especially reading) are what I want to engage in this weekend. Sending you wishes for a fabulous REST!!!!!

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  7. That chocolate hugging the cream is scrumptious.
    Mitford is very interesting. I have been bloging
    with you from 2010. Time fly's when you are having fun.
    yvonne

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  8. Thank you dear Elizabeth for the shout out. Can't wait to hear how you like the Mitford book. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  9. Good morning from beautiful Saint Lucia!! Thank you SO much for mentioning my post! I am sorry for not stopping by sooner...first busy getting ready to leave and now unplugging while on vacation. Sending you some Caribbean sunshine and a big hug! xoxoxo

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