Monday, January 1, 2018

{ Cottage Style Winter Coffee Table with IKEA Haul Items + Vlog & Updates }

HAPPY  N E W  Y E A R everyone!!! If you've been following the blog for the last 4 years you would know I don't like the new year for some reason... I think it's the change which I'm horrible with, the unknown & the overwhelming sensation that I NEED to do better than last! With that being said, first I want to apologize for not posting for the last week...from a business standpoint that hurts,BUT from a life point that is everything I needed. I have been sick with a winter cold for 2 weeks & then on top of that I got a bladder infection. It's nothing to complain about but as you can imagine I needed some rest. I also just wanted to enjoy our last few holiday days together & that was the best gift EVER!! We got to have our niece over to open presents & she about screamed when she opened the ever so popular"Hatchable" hahah. My dad was also able to come over for quite a bit & it was the best time! Him seeing Kayla { our niece} open her gifts really cheered him up & not having to cook for the first time in 7 years was soo refreshing for me. Just the simple 6 of us was the BEST!! I put our Christmas decor away a few days ago & the fresh clean look has me loving  winter decor all over again!! I wanted a fresh house to start the New Year & let me tell you- IT FEELS GREAT!! We had a blast getting takeout with my sister tonight, enjoying cheap champagne  while watching the festivities unfold in NYC..See my haul here on my VLOG channel:YouTube  { Be sure to subscribe for free updates}. 
*See more of my finds styled on our winter coffee table below!

I wanted to keep the cozy holiday look without all of the clutter/Christmas...I knew I needed some new items & I wanted to get enough to spruce the upper living room, dining room & fireplace up...So what better place than IKEA to grab some basic items to style these spaces! 
**See the VLOG: HERE for the full haul with me!!

I added this candle minutes after I dropped the one from IKEA I picked up for $2..Although I love this candle from @homegoods that smells like Abercrombie & Fitch, I did LOVE the creamy vanilla one I picked!

The greenhouse was a last minute snag & I'm so glad my sister talked me into it haha. I filled it with some faux snow, string lights & greenery from IKEA. I also added greenery in the pillow basket & pillow covers from IKEA!

I'm not a coffee fan, but this morning & afternoon we just snugged in bed sipping hot Chia tea & vanilla cappuccinos..winning right into 2018 haha! It was soo nice to have downtime with Markie!

See I wasn't lying about being cozy all day..hence the slippers & hippie pj pants! My goals for 2018 are to be more simple, accepting of change & better at this time passing thing I despise sooo much. My hopes for 2018 are that my dad's health gets better as well as all family, peace for everything wrong in the world right now,tougher laws for animal abuse & to grow my blog more etc..basically things I'm passionate about and hope to share more with you guys!

What do you guys think about this winter coffee table & IKEA haul? I'll be sharing the other spots from the haul soon!! I'm curious, do you decorate for winter? When does your Christmas go away?

Happy Monday!!
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