I can’t believe how many pretty and genuine looking faux floral arrangements there are out there nowadays. While there may be nothing better than having fresh flowers in your home, there are some pretty artificial pieces that come pretty darn close! I included a picture of an arrangement that my sister and I got my mom last year for Christmas. It’s faux hydrangeas with seashells in the vase, and it’s so pretty - especially for summer, or it . . .
I know Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t a HUGE holiday, but I couldn’t resist making a few treats to celebrate it! Last weekend was Chicago’s St. Paddy’s day celebration, so I made some cupcakes. Six Sister’s Stuff posted the most ADORABLE cupcakes for the occasion, so I gathered the required materials and made them. They were incredibly easy to make, and I think mine came out pretty good (obviously not nearly as great as they did for Six . . .
Especially when you live in a small space like an apartment, staying organized is extremely important to keep your home neat and tidy. As I’m writing this, my house is in less than perfect condition as there are random items out the counter, there’s laundry to be folded, and there are work bags and shoes sitting on the floor. But...typically, I try to make an effort to keep things in order. To do so, I have a few go-to items that are key to . . .
Especially when you have a busy schedule, it can be tough to make a home cooked meal every night when you get home from work. I’ve learned that it is very easy to plan out delicious and sometimes intricate meals you’ll make when you get home from work each night at the beginning of the week, but it’s tough to actually stick to that plan. The last thing I want to do most nights when I get home is spend the time cooking and then I definitely don’t . . .
Whether it’s a birthday, hostess, or “just because” gift, finding something great for a friend or family member can be tough. It’s even tougher when you aren’t looking to break the bank! Small accessories - everyone loves a little accessory that they can use time after time or throw in their purse as a go-to item, right? That is what makes these small accessories the perfect gift. One of my favorites are these little change purses. They are . . .
Ever since we moved into our current apartment this past July, I’ve been dying to put together a gallery wall. We have a large wall in our hallway that it would look so good on, but I sadly haven’t gotten around to it yet. I posted over on DoItYourself.com about how to design the perfect gallery wall, and now I am just collecting art, photos, and decorative pieces to put my own together. I have a few art pieces that I want to include, but I . . .
Holiday traveling can definitely be a pain. Last year, going home for Christmas was a bit of a nightmare. Weather in New York was foggy, so mostly every flight was delayed. And...to say that O’Hare was busy would have been an understatement. Between the long security line, lack of open seats at the gates, and switching our flight at the last minute and dragging all of our stuff to another concourse...the whole thing was a hassle. Now that we’ve . . .
If you’re hosting a Christmas party, having people over for the holiday, or having any kind of gathering throughout the season, odds are that you’ll be setting a table for a fun and delicious dinner. Pinterest provides so many swoon-worthy tablescapes in general, but particularly for the holiday! I wish I had a dining room table so that I could set up a fun holiday table, but…#ApartmentLiving... I only have a small, round kitchen table. . . .
I’m kind of a snob when it comes to gift wrap. I will spend an (almost) unreasonable amount of money on nice quality gift wrap to make my presents look pretty. When it comes to Christmas time, I always look out for unique and pretty gift wrap that I can use for the holiday season. A couple years ago, my BFF and I went to a gift wrapping class at Paper Source, and it was so much fun! And I actually learned a lot about how to neatly and perfectly . . .
The Christmas season is already flying by, and holiday parties seem to be happening every weekend! It is so fun to host and attend these get togethers with family friends. The holiday season is such a special time of year and it is definitely the time to make special memories and carry on traditions. If you’re gearing up to host a holiday party or gathering, there are certain items you should add to your to-do list and shopping list, too! Take . . .