HOLIDAY HOME-SPIRATION: Garland

Well this holiday season I have really become obsessed with the idea of decorating with garland. We don’t have a fireplace so I don’t have a mantle to decorate so my focus is now our huge staircase and finding just the right garland to cover it with! Here are some of my favorite holiday garland home-spiration images!

Instead of a chandelier! Love love love.

Instead of a chandelier! Love love love.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I love these tiny bells! Hang them on your door and hear a festive jingle every time you open or close it!

I love these tiny bells! Hang them on your door and hear a festive jingle every time you open or close it!

I love the way they hang this garland on the wall! Make it a more festive with Christmas colors!

I love the way they hang this garland on the wall! Make it a more festive with Christmas colors!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Christmas-fy it for a Holiday Party? LOVE.

Christmas-fy it for a Holiday Party? LOVE.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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PRODUCT FEATURE: BAGGU For West Elm

I have been a HUGE fan of Baggu for a couple years now, ever since my in New York introduced me to these versatile canvas bags and huge (and very adorable) reusable grocery bags. They have since expanded their collections to leather goods, laptop and iPad cases, and so much more! I was so excited to see that they are now collaborating with West Elm for a holiday collection! Check it out! Trust me you will not be disappointed!

Here is there Baggu Dipped Tote at West Elm for only $45

Here is there Baggu Dipped Tote at West Elm for only $45

The Baggu Dipped Weekend Bag for only $99! Love this Navy and Gold combination! Perfect for a holiday weekend away!

The Baggu Dipped Weekend Bag for only $99! Love this Navy and Gold combination! Perfect for a holiday weekend away!

The Striped Baggu Dipped Tote for only $45!

The Striped Baggu Dipped Tote for only $45!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Winter White Wedding

There is nothing more breath taking than a winter white wedding! The photos I have come across of snow covered trees and brides all dressed in white are just amazing! Here are some of my favorite winter white wedding inspiration, from great photos to tablescapes and invitations! I just need to know how these brides stay warm!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOLIDAY: Unique Gift Wrapping

As the countdown to Christmas begins, we are all doing our holiday shopping! In my opinion you could give someone the greatest gift in the world, but presentation is EVERYTHING! Here are some of my favorite unique and stylish ways to wrap your gifts this holiday season!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

HOLIDAY HOME-SPIRATION: White Christmas

After this crazy weekend in Dallas of ice and snow I was really dreaming of a white Christmas! Now David and I will be in Puerto Rico for Christmas so we may only get a white (sand beach) Christmas! But here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for white Christmas decor!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

IN MY KITCHEN: Hot Chocolate

With all the TERRIBLE weather that is rolling through Texas I am at home snuggled up with a cup of Hot Chocolate! Here are some of my favorite recipes...

With all of the bad weather rolling through Texas I am at home snuggled up in bed with a warm cup of Hot Chocolate! Here are some of my very favorite UNIQUE hot chocolate recipes…

SALTED CARMEL HOT CHOCOLATE

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (makes 2 large servings) Needed: 16 ounces milk or cream (I used a combination of 8 ounces milk and 8 ounces cream),  4 ounces dark chocolate,  4 ounces chocolate caramel (such as Hershey's version), a pinch or two of sea salt. In a sauce pan or small pot heat half (8 ounces) of the milk and 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate and salt until melted. Continue heating and whisk in the remaining milk and 4 ounces chopped chocolate caramel. Continue whisking until the entire mixture is warmed through and smooth in texture. Serve with a little whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. *from www.abeautifulmess.com

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
(makes 2 large servings)
Needed: 16 ounces milk or cream (I used a combination of 8 ounces milk and 8 ounces cream),
4 ounces dark chocolate,
4 ounces chocolate caramel (such as Hershey’s version),
a pinch or two of sea salt.
In a sauce pan or small pot heat half (8 ounces) of the milk and 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate and salt until melted. Continue heating and whisk in the remaining milk and 4 ounces chopped chocolate caramel. Continue whisking until the entire mixture is warmed through and smooth in texture.
Serve with a little whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.
*from http://www.abeautifulmess.com

GINGERBREAD HOT COCOA

GINGERBREAD HOT COCOA Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk (or any milk) 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp molasses 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger pinch of nutmeg whipped cream and Peeps gingerbread marshmallows, for topping Directions: In a small saucepan over low heat, continually whisk together all of the ingredients except for the whipped cream and marshmallows until hot. Pour into mug and top with whipped cream and marshmallows. *from www.lovintheoven.com

GINGERBREAD HOT COCOA
Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk (or any milk)
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp molasses
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of nutmeg
whipped cream and Peeps gingerbread marshmallows, for topping
Directions:
In a small saucepan over low heat, continually whisk together all of the ingredients except for the whipped cream and marshmallows until hot.
Pour into mug and top with whipped cream and marshmallows.
*from http://www.lovintheoven.com

NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE

Nutella Hot Chocolate (Serves 2) Ingredients: 2 cups of milk (almond or soy will work, too) 1/4 cup of Nutella 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Set a saucepan to medium low heat. Add in 1/2 cup of the milk and the Nutella. Whisk until well combined. Add in the remaining milk and heat until piping hot. Serve with marshmallows or straight up. Note: the ratio is 1 cup of milk to 2 tablespoons of Nutella, so if you’d like to make 3 servings it would be 3 cups of milk and 6 tablespoons of Nutella, and so on. *recipe from www.channelingcontessa.com

NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE
(Serves 2)
Ingredients:
2 cups of milk (almond or soy will work, too)
1/4 cup of Nutella
1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
Set a saucepan to medium low heat. Add in 1/2 cup of the milk and the Nutella. Whisk until well combined. Add in the remaining milk and heat until piping hot. Serve with marshmallows or straight up. Note: the ratio is 1 cup of milk to 2 tablespoons of Nutella, so if you’d like to make 3 servings it would be 3 cups of milk and 6 tablespoons of Nutella, and so on. *recipe from http://www.channelingcontessa.com

Enjoy! Stay warm and drive safe!

HOME-SPIRATION: Wooden Bath Tub

So in the past nine and a half months I have definitely learned more about plumbing fixtures than I ever thought I would know, thanks to my amazing boyfriend David. I am always trying to look up and find new sinks, or bathroom fixtures and I finally found something I am completely shocked by, the wooden bathtub! I guess I am shocked that it exists and then I am shocked that I absolutely love it! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of the wooden bathtub or regular bathtubs that are surrounded by wood.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.