How to set up a Hot Cocoa Bar

This year was the first time Chris and I hosted my family on Christmas Eve!

We cooked all the food and decorated the house and as I was planning the decor I decided to jump on the trend of cocoa bars and I’m really glad I did!

Here’s my setup and where I got all the goodies!

Most of the stuff is from HomeGoods or Marshalls.

The twinkling lights are on Amazon and they were pretty inexpensive.

The cute little coffee cups are from Stop & Shop.

The straws are from Michaels!

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Processed with VSCO with f2 presetIMG_4144IMG_4742IMG_6279I really liked how it turned out and I think it’s a great idea for when you throw parties so everyone can just help themselves!

If you wanted this for all year round, I feel like you can mix and match for different holidays and seasons and it would be really cute!

Hope this inspires you in these cold winter months.

xoxo

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Lazy Sunday 

Lately I haven’t been feeling inspired, maybe it’s this annoying weather I don’t know. But last week Chris and I did a mini shoot with our growing record collection! 

Hope this inspires you to jam out in a robe and collect some new music. Xoxo 


Record player – Bed Bath & Beyond 

Records-thrift stores

Mug- Rae Dunn (homegoods) 

Pillow- Papersource 

Robe- Amazon 

Moodboard: Boho Texture

Instead of buying expensive home decor, I make mood boards so that I can carry them with me on my phone and shop around for cheaper items that are similar! 

This one is all about different textures for a living room! 

 

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Where to buy it:

Anthropologie Curtains

Minted for west elm – Painted Canyon

West Elm Planters

Target Tassel Pillow

Sculptural Glass Pebble Pendant – Small

STOCKHOLM Sofa, Seglora natural

Diamond Shag Pouf

Dynasty Rug – Dusty Blue

My Desk Essentials

 

I recently reorganized my desk, which I do all the time because I’m never happy with it. Or maybe I just like rearranging things, hah.

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My set up is pretty simple. I like my desk to be pretty empty so I have room to do my DIYS, crafts and my planner.

What’s On My Desk:

I  have an iMac desktop that I got at Best Buy.

I like to keep my pens and markers in theses planters I got from Ikea. I love how clean they look, plus they don’t break the bank!

Some of the pencils I have in there are Ban.do Pencil set and there so cute! They each have a compliment written on them, it makes me not even want to use them haha.

The candle/ring holder and crystal were gifts.

The little plant is from Target.

The glass case the plant is in is from Amazon! Glass Terrarium

The book under that is my Q&A 5-year journal. I love things like this because I like looking back and see how much ive changed and grown as a person.

Above everything on the wall I have a Scratch Map! Overtime as I travel I get to scratch off where I’ve been and be inspired to travel more and see the world.

Last I have water. Whenever I’m on the computer I like to drink water and this brand is really cool. Boxed Water has a goal to save the planet and recycle more and I’m all about that so check out their website to learn more about them.

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What are your desk essentials?

Let me know in the comments!

xox

Home Decor Inspiration

If you follow me on Pinterest you know that one of the things I love to pin the most is home decor. To help with this unhealthy habit I’ve been making my own home decor inspiration boards online and I wanted to share the ones I made from all IKEA items to give people an idea of my style and to also help some people figure out how to decorate an apartment on the cheaper side.

 

My boyfriend and I and planning on moving in together soon and I wanted to make the rooms both masculine but still, have hints of girliness but nothing too crazy so he doesn’t freak out, lol.

I wanted the bedroom to be pretty simple and cozy. I really pull inspiration from wood and metals mixed together. I don’t like matchy-matchy things like full bedroom sets so Ikea is a great place to mix and match different nightstands and dressers.

This is my basic inspiration with any add on decor items.screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-7-56-07-pm

The next room would be the living room. I went with the same kind of color scheme gray white brown and black! I just loved how everything went really well together. My favorite item from this board is the tray table with the white stripe in the middle I’m in love.

Ikea has really come a long way with their items these days they definitely are starting to stay more on top of trends.screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-8-02-54-pm

The one thing I found out that I enjoyed about making these boards is that you can see everything together and really understand if the colors you picked out worked together and if its overall the look you were going for.