Hygge Favorites

hygge favorites

If I got to choose the word of the year for 2016, it would be hygge. I think I paid closer attention to the rise of the idea of hygge since Chris and I are planning a trip to Denmark this spring/summer. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Get caught up here. The idea of hygge has really stuck with me because as a self-proclaimed homebody, I am all about being comfortable and enjoying simple pleasures. I don’t think it’s very hygge to be materialistic, but it’s easiest to show you my hygge favorites when they are tangible items.  Continue reading “Hygge Favorites”

Home Office Inspiration // His & Hers

home office inspiration

Chris and I are just about to approach our first home anniversary. It has been so awesome to move into a proper three-bedroom home vs our small rentals. We quickly ran out of stuff to fill our space, which was a nice change. For the most part, we have completely settled in to our home and have set up every room to some degree. The most neglected room, though, is our home office. I’m still trying to figure out what function this space will have and how I want it to look because, as usual, I’m fighting my feminine room dreams and trying to embrace a more masculine look. I threw together a home office inspiration mood board to really figure out what I am drawn to so I can finally finish the room.

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Master Bedroom Tour // Mid Century Modern Style

master bedroom tour

I love home decorating. Even before we had the keys to our home, I was already planning and dreaming about what each room would look like. We haven’t purchased any furniture since buying our home, so I knew I would be working with what we had already. Moving in, we threw stuff into the rooms and even though I was happy with the layout, I hated the way our bedroom looked and felt. I recently spent some time and effort in making it a more enjoyable space to be in but wanted to wait until it was perfect before I did a master bedroom tour. I finally decided, even though it’s not “finished”, I wanted to go ahead and share it.
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Valentine’s Day Looks \\ In or Out

valentine's day looks going out staying in

It’s almost here! Valentine’s Day may be on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something special. Whether you are celebrating with your favorite person (or people) or practicing some self care, do something out of the ordinary. After an exciting Valentine’s Day last year, Chris and I are planning on staying in. It’s a Tuesday and I never want to go out after working all day, but hopefully this year we can still enjoy a nice meal together and maybe a game or two (board or Playstation). For everyone else, I put together some Valentine’s Day Looks for those who are going out and those who are staying in.

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Galentine’s Day Gift Guide

galentine's day gift guide 2017

Hopefully everyone knows what the heck I’m talking about when I mention Galentine’s Day. If you are not obsessed with Parks & Rec and Leslie Knope like I am, let me give it to you from the horse’s mouth:

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is about romance, but February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends. It’s wonderful and it should be a national holiday.Continue reading “Galentine’s Day Gift Guide”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her // 2017

valentine's day gift guide for her 2017

It has been a very interesting three days. I’ve been wondering for a while if it would be OK to talk about my feelings with our political system right now and I haven’t decided the best way to do that yet. I’m going to pretend that there’s nothing more important than what is happening in my own little bubble because otherwise I think I might just freak out. Last week I shared my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him so today, here’s my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her // 2017”

Weekend Uniform

weekend uniform winter

There used to be a time where I would straighten my hair and put on jeans and a nice blouse before going out in public. Those times are long behind me. I’ve always loved to be comfortable, and over the last year or so, I’ve started to collect articles of clothing that I was comfortable in. As a full time worker, I spend most of my time in dress pants and blouses. The second I get home, and Chris can attest to this, I change into sweats and an oversized t-shirt and clean all the makeup off of my face. My dad always changed immediately upon coming home from work, so I think it’s in my DNA. If I can be, I want to be 100% comfortable. Comfortable clothes have quickly become my weekend uniform. Continue reading “Weekend Uniform”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him // 2017

valentine's day gift guide for him

Valentine’s Day has always been a bit of a mystery to me. In middle school and beginning of high school, I was always heartbroken that I was all alone on the holiday of love. Looking back, I realize I was never actually alone. I didn’t have a “boyfriend”, sure, but I had my friends and family and that should have been enough. Chris and I have celebrated more Valentine’s Day together now than I care to count, but we always like to keep it low-key when it comes to the gift giving. We prefer to give each other our time than a material item that we could have purchased ourselves (last year we had a nice dinner together then met up with friends at The Franklin Park Conservatory). There’s nothing wrong with giving someone that perfect something, though, and I created a Valentine’s Day gift guide for him below to help you brainstorm. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him // 2017”