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Your Whims Wednesday #486 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:
 
DIY Console Table by Abbotts at Home
Easy to follow tutorial for a beautiful DIY Console Table Plan with Drawers for extra storage in an Entry, Dining Room, or Living Room! Step by Step Kreg Jig Pocket Hole build with printable plans available. Easy enough for beginner woodworkers. 
 
No-Bake Cranberry Yum Yum by The Kitchen is my Playground
No-Bake Cranberry Yum Yum Image
 
Crochet Filled Christmas Tree by Eye Love Knots
 
 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Lou Lou Girls

 Christmas Garland with Repurposed Sweater Balls by Pillar Box Blue
repurposed scrap Christmas garland
 
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Now... onto this weeks party!

Your Whims Wednesday #485 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:
 
Honey Apple Crisp in Mason Jars by Jodie Fitz
Apple Crisp topped with whipped cream in mason jars positioned on a cake platter
 
DIY Bottle Gnomes by Condo Blues
how to make Christmas gnome decorations
 
 Gingerbread Whoopie Pies by Butter with a Side of Bread
Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe
 

Simple Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas by The House On Silverado

 
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)

 
Now... onto this weeks party!

Finger Lakes Fall Wedding Anniversary Trip

 I've decided if I ever win the lottery (unlikely since I don't play) or if my husband's company ever cures cancer and makes it big (much more likely) we will just have to buy a little lake house up in the Finger Lakes, NY because I am just completely smitten with the area! My husband and I just got back from a longer trip up there for our one year wedding anniversary and even though we've been there multiple times before I just can't get enough of it!

I've done recaps of most of our prior trips up to the area and I wanted to recap this trip as well since I get a bunch of DMs on instagram asking for suggestions of where to stay/visit/what to do up here - so it's nice to have a resource online to point people too! Here are the recaps I've written before:

Finger Lakes Day 1: Hiking and Seneca Lake Wineries

Finger Lakes Day 2: Cayuga Wine Trail

Spring Visit to the Finger Lakes on Keuka Lake

Summer Seneca Lake Finger Lakes Trip 

All Day Finger Lakes Wine Tour 

We tend to go up for a long weekend, but this year because of COVID we haven't been traveling to as many places so we both had a good amount of PTO to use up still so we extended our stay a little longer this trip.  It's about a 4/4.5 hour drive for us to get to the most southern part of the Finger Lakes, so instead of doing all the driving on Friday morning we booked a hotel in Binghampton, NY which is only about a 3 hour drive and headed up after work on Thursday.  Since my husband and I recently moved we are still waiting for a lot of our furniture to be delivered (we have no couch and haven't even set up our TV yet!) so we actually had a really fun time just hanging out in the hotel and watching the presidential debate on the TV Thursday night. 

 

Hermann J Weimer Wine

I try to "ration" the wine that we buy up in the Finger Lakes (aka don't drink it all at once and save it for some more "special occasions") but it's been awhile since our last trip so we only have about 2-3 bottles left over, one of which was this late harvest Riesling from Hermann J. Wiemer which was a slightly more expensive bottle than I normally buy so I was really trying to save it for a special occasion.  Well, apparently a Thursday evening in a random hotel in New York sitting in an oversized Tshirt and my underwear watching presidents debate was just that occasion - lol. We had a fun night with some good wine, and got to bed on time so we could get up Friday morning and start our vacation!

 

Strange Brew Cafe New York

Binghampton was about 1 hour and 20 minutes away from our first activity Friday located right outside of Ithaca, New York.  We checked out of our hotel and went into the town to grab some breakfast before hitting the road! We stumbled upon Strange Brew Cafe downtown where we were able to grab a table outside to have a cold brew, latte, and breakfast sandwiches. I got the "garden" sandwich on a bagel (add bacon) which was SO GOOD and the perfect breakfast to fuel up for our hike!  


We decided to go back to Robert Treman State Park which we had hiked one time previously.  There are beautiful views here and the park is really pretty large - we got to hike peaceful parts of the woods and see views of gorges and waterfalls.  It's really a beautiful park to visit and we had a fun time during our hike.

Your Whims Wednesday #484 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:

  How to Make Tartan Trees from Fabric Scraps by Pillar Box Blue
upcycled tweed and tartan trees
 

DIY Dipped Concrete Vases by Simply Beautiful by Angela

 
 
Paper Christmas Trees by Simple Joys
 
 
Cinnamon Apples and Dip by Jodie Fitz
 Cinnamon Apples and Dip arranged on a plate to resemble a turkey
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)

 
Now... onto this weeks party!

Your Whims Wednesday #483 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:

  House Warming Scented Fire Starter by Satsuma Designs
House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors
 
Buffalo Check Sign with Dollar Store Supplies by She's Crafty
Buffalo Check Yo' Self Sign from dollar store supplies
 
Easy No Bake Pumpkin Fool Dessert by Lazy Budget Chef
dairy free pumpkin fool parfait pudding recipe
 
Table Top Christmas Tree Ideas by Pillar Box Blue
43 tabletop Christmas tree decorations
 
Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)

 
Now... onto this weeks party!