Decor

My Favorite Cocktails

Thomas and I have had so much fun making cocktails this past year during quarantine, so I wanted to share my favorites here with you! I am VERY picky about my cocktails and the alcohol + ingredients that go into them. I love to indulge, but I don’t want to feel like sh*t the next day, and making sure I choose the highest quality ingredients insures that I won’t! For 21+ only… My Favorite CocktailsExtra Dirty MartiniWhen I’m at a restaurant I ask for an extra dirty martini with Belvedere vodka (it’s the purest!) and no vermouth. When I’m home this is how I make it! This cocktail packs a punch and you only need 1 or 2! What I love about it is it’s salty, pairs deliciously with cheese, and has 0 carbs or sugar. These are the martini glasses I use. RoséA simple glass of light, crisp rosé is a go-to for me in the summer. I don’t love a super sweet or dark rosé and prefer a French one over an Italian rosé. My favorite brands are Whispering Angel, Domaine Ott and Minuty. It’s fun to make frosé with ice in a blender on a super hot day. Piña ColadaWe had fresh piña coladas in Palm Beach the other week and OMG they are SO tasty. It instantly makes you feel like you’re on vacation. With only coconut milk, pineapple, ice and rum – this is a relatively “clean” cocktail that packs a fruity punch! Cucumber MartiniIf you have a juicer, juice 1 cucumber and add in 2 shots of vodka plus 1 tsp simple syrup. Shake over ice and enjoy – it’s soooo simple + yummy. Lemon Drop MartiniWhen I’m craving something citrusy, I simply juice 1 lemon, add 2 shots of vodka and 1 tsp of simple syrup to a shaker and pour in a martini glass (or over ice if you want to dilute it!) Add ginger and blend with ice to make a lemon ginger slushee! Watermelon Lime VodkaMix 1 cup of watermelon juice, juice from 1/2 lime, 1.5-2 shots of vodka and muddle mint for a delicious, summery cocktail! MojitoThis is such a flavorful, refreshing drink that combines mint, lime, and club soda. It’s typically made with rum, but sometimes I do vodka instead of rum! You can add a bit of simple syrup to sweeten if needed. If you’re interested in making cocktails at home, these are some of our most used shakers! This one is a beautiful hammered silver shaker, my sister got me this chic brass set for Christmas, and I love the classic look of this one. What are some of your favorite cocktails? I love trying new recipes so feel free to share below :) And please drink responsibly!
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Family Room Design

Decorating an entire house is a slow, but steady process and we are excited to be thinking about our basement/family room area next! Our basement will essentially become a family room where we can relax, watch movies, and comfortably seat 10+ people. Right now our current family room/living room area upstairs is great, but it’s more formal than a typical family room. The basement will be the perfect in between. Family Room Design I love to mock up a simple design layout in Photoshop before purchasing anything. It’s an easy way to get a feel for what a room will look like and readjust as needed. I centered the room around the sectional I wanted. And I knew I wanted a neutral L shaped sectional to fit the space. I then chose a rug to make the area feel warmer. I love a patterned rug and the colors in this one are beautiful. From there, I chose a coffee table that would compliment both the sofa and rug styles and colors. Then I chose a side table, table lamp (still on the fence about this one, but I have a few other options I’m mulling over), and lastly the 2 side chairs. I rarely like to use patterns when it comes to furniture, but the subtle, neutral stripe fabric in these chairs is timeless and ties in nicely with the rug. All of the pieces I chose blend together without looking cookie cutter. They play off each other well, while each standing out in their own unique way. The overall vibe/theme I was going for was relaxed, cozy, neutral, updated classic. Our basement floors are going to be a thick jute carpet (they’re an ugly tile right now that I can’t wait to get rid of!) so the patterned rug will really pop against the jute. Family Room Accessories I want the room to be bright and airy, so I don’t want to clutter it with too many accessories. I’m thinking of bringing in a few different textures like these subtle velvet pillows, linen pillows, maybe even a quirky floor lamp, these fun straw floor pillows, and ceramics. I really love these abstract prints. Shop the rest of the room below!
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Lulu and Georgia Sale

Lulu and Georgia is having a huge sale through March 21 and I wanted to share what pieces caught my eye! They have a ton of great items, and with the 25% off – it’s a no brainer to snag them now. Lulu and Georgia Sale Living Room Furniture I love this sofa, side table, ottoman, bench, and rug. This floor length lamp is really cool – oh, and this one too! Bedroom Furniture This is such a classic bed, this bench would look great at the end of any bed, and this lamp would tie everything together. Dining Room Furniture For dish storage, or even office storage, I love these bookshelves…this one would look good in any home, this is simple and sleek, the linen material makes this one so classic, and this one is timeless. For chairs I like these wishbone chairs, these cane chairs, these cane arm chairs, and if you’re looking for an outdoor dining chair I like these. I am seriously swooning over this table. And this would be a perfect outdoor table. Accessories Really into this abstract piece and this one too. This rattan mirror is beautiful. I have my eye on this tray, this bowl, this wood bowl, this marble chain, this black wood tray, and this velvet pillow. How great is this pendant for a kitchen? Shop the rest of my picks below!
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Farmhouse Dining Room

Our Connecticut dining room has finally come together in the most beautiful way! Many of you may remember we scored these wingback chairs at an estate sale for $7! They were hideous before – covered in a bright green fabric, and we had them reupholstered in this cream linen material. Thomas then sanded down the legs of the chairs and stained them a light honey color. I am so happy with the end result. It really is incredible what a little stain and fabric can do to a chair. Farmhouse Dining RoomVintage RugThis vintage rug is what ultimately pulled everything together and made the space feel warm and cozy. It’s from Linda’s Barn – an incredible vintage rug store with literally hundreds of rugs in all shapes and sizes! It was so hard to narrow down a rug (I legit wanted each and every one), but Linda was so helpful and I went with this neutral one. Although each rug is one of a kind, she has several similar to this – so definitely browse the site. Dining TableMany of you may remember that Thomas built our dining table. I did a DIY post about it here. It’s such a special piece, and the thick white oak planks are so unique. I’ve linked a few similar options below like this table and this one. Dining ChairsThe 2 end chairs are wingback chairs from an estate sale that we had reupholstered, and the 4 wooden chairs are “wishbone” chairs from Wisteria, which sadly now is closed. I’ve linked several similar options below though! In terms of reupholstering, I’ve received several questions about the process. This article is really informative. We used Prince Upholstery in Connecticut. They picked up both of our chairs, brought fabric books for us to choose from, and also dropped the chairs off when they were done. Make sure to be specific if you want a cushion remade to be thicker, want it down filled or partial down filled, etc. I suggest writing down your requests and giving it to them so it’s very clear! ChandeliersThese Visual Comfort chandeliers are one of my favorite pieces in our entire home. They are so classic and well made. They really make a statement and elevate the entire room. The previous owners had a straw/rattan set of chandeliers which were really fun, but they made the home feel too rustic/casual for our personal preference. The brass chandeliers really add that elegance I wanted in the room.
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