Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!

Well, it’s been a busy January here already, with my husband’s birthday happening, and of course, my many cleaning and organizing projects, haha! So far I’ve organized the pantry (you can see what I used here), all the kitchen drawers, the coat closet, and I’m about to tackle the bedroom closet. 

I’m planning on sharing more organizing posts this month as well as some posts covering design basics and decorating trends soon! But in the meantime, you can read all about decluttering in this post, and I share my top 5 organizing hacks here.

And now let’s talk Friday Favorites!




This lake house is rustic and cozy and amazing!


I hope you don’t mind that this week is all about random finds! If you’ve noticed the ruffled marble bowl trend, it is big! They’re gorgeous but also usually prohibitively expensive. But I found this version which is much less than the designer sites have them for!

This wood bowl is gorgeous and this giant wood tray is more than half off! If you’re in the market, this little gold and glass table is amazing for the price as is this similar smaller one and this stunning bench is over 60% off and could work anywhere!

And in my cleaning frenzy I’ve also been ‘prettifying’ little things around the house, starting with this chic wood scrub brush and these pot scrubbers for use in the kitchen and I love them! FYI, they clean pots better than anything else I’ve tried and you can buy refills without buying a whole new brush! I also splurged on this amazing scented French soap (I bought the grapefruit).




More random finds like cozy basics and more: I just ordered this cute sweater hoodie that is so cozy and perfect for an elevated casual look, this trench coat is so chic for the price, and I love this basic turtleneck as well as this chunkier style (both are made from not just poly which I love!) And this elegant wool sweater is over 60% off!

Are you into the wide-leg jeans trend? I have to say I love them – cropped or long, they are flattering and a nice change from the straights or skinnies. I love this style and this one (above) and this black version is on amazing sale (just ordered)!




This month has consisted of catching up on shows I love that have new seasons. Dream Home Makeover just dropped season 4 (yay!), and Emily in Paris started the third one – it’s silly but the star is adorable and I love the wardrobe and of course, looking at Paris. 🙂



Cold weather makes me crave pasta and this Penne with Vodka Sauce is a family favorite (sounds odd but trust me, it’s easy and delicious!) as is this simple Macaroni and Cheese. And I don’t do it often, but if you have some time, there’s nothing like homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs.



You have to check out this farmhouse rebuilt to look like the original!

52 Acts of Kindness: How to Spread Joy Every Week in 2023 (this is a British article so some things aren’t available here, but you could easily find similar things to do).

17 Travel Trends Coming in 2023

The Best Books of 2022


And if you missed it, this week I shared over 25 Winter Decorating Ideas to Bring the Cozy Back into Your Home!


Happy Friday!



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  1. Hi Shiela, I live in SoCal too. Do you have a store?

  2. Hello Sheila
    Thank you for your blog. I look forward to it each week. I’m looking for one that you had these beautiful decorated baskets that sat on tables and I can’t seem to find them
    Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?

    1. Hi Maggie thank you so much for the kind words! As for the baskets, I’m not sure I remember those. Was this something I featured in Friday Favorites? If so, do you remember if the baskets were in the graphic that’s in the email? If so, then I might be able to find them!