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My Favorite Holiday Movie Playlist

Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do. It’s a pasttime that I developed as a child when my mom would take me every weekend to rent 3 movies at Blockbuster Videos (am I dating myself?). And as the temperatures get cooler and the days become shorter, there is nothing like snuggling up on the sofa under a furry blanket while sipping some hot chocolate (or eating popcorn) and enjoying a good holiday movie. This is why I’m sharing a few of my favorite holiday movies with you!

Friendsgiving: Hosting Our First Dinner Party

We’ve been living in our new home for a few months now and it’s finally starting to come together. Even though the house is not ready, we decided to take advantage of the holiday season and invite our friends for our first dinner party. I’ve come to accept that the house will always be a work in progress and it should never be a hindrance to hosting Friendsgiving for our loved ones to enjoy delicious food!

My Holiday Table Setting

I have to admit, I’m not the best at decorating. My tendency is to do little so when I try to do more, I end up doing WAY too much. Even in my college art classes, my attempts at drawing exaggerated limbs lacked… exaggeration. So when minimalist decor started trending a few years ago, I knew that I would design my home in this way. Suffice it to say that this minimalist philosophy also applies to my holiday table setting.

Review: My West Elm Dressing Table

I've had the same Ikea dressing table since 2011 when everyone was raving about it. It has served me well but my taste has changed since then and it definitely won't match the theme of my new dressing room/office at the new house. Even though this was not a priority, I still browsed around online to see what kind of desks would be available to me once I'm ready to buy one. I fell in love with one from Anthropologie but knew immediately that it was out of my price range. By a lot. So I kept looking. 

Review: My West Elm Mirror

I had been needing a full length mirror for years now but never found one that I liked. It didn't help that we had lived in 3 different apartments over the last 7 years so I was not willing to commit to such a huge purchase knowing that I would probably change my color scheme at some point. That's why when we decided to buy our first home and I figured out the theme of my dressing room, it was easier to commit to a mirror.