Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blush, Fawn & Gold Feminine Office Inspiration

We've been in the house for almost a month, and it's finally starting to feel like "home". We love our home. This past weekend I finally got around to trying to get my home office in some sort of order to be more productive and stop working on the couch or kitchen island. Pee Wee is loving the house, too.

Dog looking out of an office window.

The walls are currently alabaster, a creamy/warm white, and I have my white desk from Big Lots, a rug from Rugs USA, gold vittsjo's, and a gilt bamboo console table in here (that I stole from the living room...). Here is my office in its current messy state. Don't judge me!

Blush, Fawn & Gold Feminine Office Inspiration

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Peach Cobbler Cocktail Recipe

Fall peach cobbler cocktail recipe using Alize Peach Passion French Vodka- so easy and delicious! | via monicawantsit.com

Thank you all so much for your input on my rug saga! I think for now we're going to hang tight until we decide on a sofa. But, I do have something for you all today as a token of my everlasting appreciation for you... a cocktail recipe!

Cheers!

I'm thrilled to partner up with Alizé via One2One Network to showcase their delicious Peach Passion and Gold Passion liqueurs today. All opinions and cocktail creations are my own. 

At a super affordable price point of about $17, Alizé infuses premium French Vodka with delicious, fresh flavors from all over the world. It's great on its own over ice or used as a mixer to create a cocktail which is what I opted for today.

Peach is one of my most favorite flavors, so I thought about what kind of fall cocktail would be great using peach. Then it came to me- a peach cobbler-esque cocktail. I did several trials to get the recipe ratios perfect, and my husband even gave his stamp of approval (he's a craft beer guy, so for him to get excited about a cocktail says a lot).

Fall peach cobbler cocktail recipe using Alize Peach Passion French Vodka- so easy and delicious! | via monicawantsit.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

I Need a Living Room Rug.

As much as I adore the tile in our home, and I truly do, there are certain areas where a rug underfoot would feel absolutely lovely. One of those areas is our living room. I am either barefoot or in slippers when I’m lounging around, and feeling cold tile all the time is no fun, so I’m on the hunt for a rug.

Living Room Rug Choices | via monicawantsit.com

You’ve seen the bold curtains I chose for this space, so I want to find a rug that serves as an understated accent. I don’t want anything too loud or overwhelming since it’s an open space to the kitchen and dining areas. 

Gray tufted sofa, leather recliners, and Dayna barstools in an open concept living, kitchen and dining space. | via monicawantsit.com

Originally, we brought over the rug we had in the living room at the apartment, but in the new house it looked terribly out of place. The filigree pattern and beige/gray colors were just not working in harmony with the vibe I got going on.

Criteria for New Rug:
  • Soft, neutral-ish, BUT NOT BEIGE
  • Easy to maintain, hides dog hair
  • Affordable (<$500)
  • 8x10 size
  • Will look good in 1-year, 3-years and 5-years  
  • Not a terribly loud pattern/colors
  • Will look good with the sofa we are likely buying from Havertys next month: 

Havertys Silverton Gray Leather Chesterfield Sofa | via monicawantsit.com


Here are the top contenders so far in no particular order. I did some Photoshop mock-ups to get an idea of how the rug would look in the space because I obviously have too much time on my hands when Daniel watches football on Sundays.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blush, Fawn & Gold Feminine Office Inspiration

We've been in the house for almost a month, and it's finally starting to feel like "home". We love our home. This past weekend I finally got around to trying to get my home office in some sort of order to be more productive and stop working on the couch or kitchen island. Pee Wee is loving the house, too.

Dog looking out of an office window.

The walls are currently alabaster, a creamy/warm white, and I have my white desk from Big Lots, a rug from Rugs USA, gold vittsjo's, and a gilt bamboo console table in here (that I stole from the living room...). Here is my office in its current messy state. Don't judge me!

Blush, Fawn & Gold Feminine Office Inspiration

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Peach Cobbler Cocktail Recipe

Fall peach cobbler cocktail recipe using Alize Peach Passion French Vodka- so easy and delicious! | via monicawantsit.com

Thank you all so much for your input on my rug saga! I think for now we're going to hang tight until we decide on a sofa. But, I do have something for you all today as a token of my everlasting appreciation for you... a cocktail recipe!

Cheers!

I'm thrilled to partner up with Alizé via One2One Network to showcase their delicious Peach Passion and Gold Passion liqueurs today. All opinions and cocktail creations are my own. 

At a super affordable price point of about $17, Alizé infuses premium French Vodka with delicious, fresh flavors from all over the world. It's great on its own over ice or used as a mixer to create a cocktail which is what I opted for today.

Peach is one of my most favorite flavors, so I thought about what kind of fall cocktail would be great using peach. Then it came to me- a peach cobbler-esque cocktail. I did several trials to get the recipe ratios perfect, and my husband even gave his stamp of approval (he's a craft beer guy, so for him to get excited about a cocktail says a lot).

Fall peach cobbler cocktail recipe using Alize Peach Passion French Vodka- so easy and delicious! | via monicawantsit.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

I Need a Living Room Rug.

As much as I adore the tile in our home, and I truly do, there are certain areas where a rug underfoot would feel absolutely lovely. One of those areas is our living room. I am either barefoot or in slippers when I’m lounging around, and feeling cold tile all the time is no fun, so I’m on the hunt for a rug.

Living Room Rug Choices | via monicawantsit.com

You’ve seen the bold curtains I chose for this space, so I want to find a rug that serves as an understated accent. I don’t want anything too loud or overwhelming since it’s an open space to the kitchen and dining areas. 

Gray tufted sofa, leather recliners, and Dayna barstools in an open concept living, kitchen and dining space. | via monicawantsit.com

Originally, we brought over the rug we had in the living room at the apartment, but in the new house it looked terribly out of place. The filigree pattern and beige/gray colors were just not working in harmony with the vibe I got going on.

Criteria for New Rug:
  • Soft, neutral-ish, BUT NOT BEIGE
  • Easy to maintain, hides dog hair
  • Affordable (<$500)
  • 8x10 size
  • Will look good in 1-year, 3-years and 5-years  
  • Not a terribly loud pattern/colors
  • Will look good with the sofa we are likely buying from Havertys next month: 

Havertys Silverton Gray Leather Chesterfield Sofa | via monicawantsit.com


Here are the top contenders so far in no particular order. I did some Photoshop mock-ups to get an idea of how the rug would look in the space because I obviously have too much time on my hands when Daniel watches football on Sundays.