Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last post, and a lot has has happened in that time.

The biggest news of all has got to be the conversion of our man cave into a nursery for my 1-year-old son!

Much to my husband’s dismay, of course … he did love that man cave, but sacrifices have to be made when you have kids! You can see my nursery reveal here.

Related: Find more DIY home decor projects here.

As you can see, the room is quite small (in the UK, the third bedroom is usually quite small and we often jokingly refer to it as a “box room”), which meant there wasn’t much space for the bigger essentials like a wardrobe.

Not that I minded—I find wardrobes to be like bulky oversized boxes. So, I decided to create a DIY hanging rail from the ceiling!

It looks so

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If you are looking for a festive way to serve a meat and cheese plate this holiday season, you should make this antipasto wreath! It’s the perfect Christmas appetizer for a party or family meal.

Antipasto is the traditional first course of a fancy Italian meal. It usually consists of meats, cheese, and other stackable sides like olives. It’s similar to charcuterie, but usually includes cheese and meat.

That being said, you could easily customize this holiday appetizer’s looks in different ways based on what you love.

Related: Caprese Salad Candy Cane Appetizer



  • Cured meats such as salami or pepperoni
  • Cheese cubes such as cheddar and pepper jack
  • Olives and vegetables such as carrot sticks or cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs for styling: rosemary, sage, and thyme work well

How to Make a Wreath Snack Board:

It’s best to serve this appetizer on a round cutting board or large

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Happy Sunday, friends! Here in the U.S. we’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving. I’m actually having Thanksgiving with my in-laws today. It’s also shopping season, lol.

So, I thought I’d share some items I’m buying for family, friends (and myself, along with a few small businesses I wanted to highlight. Let’s do this!

1. The Burlap Bag – Love their candles, room sprays, and mugs. I love them all year, but their seasonal items are awesome!

2. Since everyone is having sales, I decided to stock up on one of my all-time favorite face serums. Happy holidays to me 🙂

3. Need ideas for everyone on your list? Check out our Holiday Gift Guides.

4. I love this red sweatshirt (and it’s 50% off!).

5. I bought this tea advent calendar already and can’t wait to start! I love their tea and buy their sets as gifts, too.

6. If you

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Caprese salad is a super simple salad made of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I usually think of it as a summer salad, when tomatoes are in season where I live.

But, this is the Christmas version—formed into a candy cane design for a fun and festive take on this classic salad.

Related: Find more holiday appetizer ideas in our archive.

Caprese Salad Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – the more flavorful and fresh the better
  • Fresh Mozzarella – I like to slice this myself to get the thickness I prefer
  • Basil – The leaves can stay whole or you can chop them up to sprinkle over the salad
  • Olive Oil & Salt – to drizzle and sprinkle over the top before serving

Tips for Making Caprese Salad:

  • Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella a similar thickness for a uniform serving look.
  • You can still achieve this candy cane look even if you choose
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The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that has withstood the test of time for good reason! The spicy ginger beer paired with vodka (and a splash of lime) has been delighting fans for decades.

And while there are many ways to put a twist on this iconic drink, the classic is still a winner every time.

The drink was invented back in the 1940s in America when John Martin wanted to sell Smirnoff vodka through his distribution company.

It was not a popular liquor at the time, and coincidentally, bar owner Jack Morgan was trying to sell off the ginger beer at his Cock ‘n’ Bull pub. So, they added them together with a little lime and made cocktail magic.

Do you have to use a copper mug for this drink? Not at all! While it does add to the tradition and fun aspect of a Moscow Mule, the

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