home & garden : bar cart styling (under construction)

I recently acquired this super-awesome vintage industrial bar cart from Rachel (who is making way for high chairs!). I’m pretty stoked about this buddy & have been collecting inspiration for how to style it.

Some of my favorite bloggers with their gorgeous bar setups:

Love the feminine details on this sweet bar cart from Camille Styles


Designlovefest’s bar cart is bright & fun!

While not a bar cart, Coco + Kelley’s vibrant table hack is genius & so cute, too!

I’m just getting started playing around with mine — hence (under construction) in this post’s title! — but I’m already having lots of fun! I busted out my silver tea server (collected from various thrift stores) to get in the holiday entertaining mood.

bar cart

I’m excited about filling up the cart with our cocktail gear, recipe books, stripey straws maybe some fruit or flowers.

xo, S.


party : unexpected guests

The idea of unexpected or last-minute guests even freaks out the Martha Stewarts among us. But if you have some entertaining tricks up your sleeves, you can say of course! come on over! without a second thought or much prep.

One of my personal tricks? The cheese plate.

All these bites were in my fridge or pantry. Seriously, I bet you have at least one type of cheese, some fruit, some lunch meat and nuts!


This is a great idea if people come over before you’re done cooking, or if you need to supplement a menu with something quick and easy! Add a cocktail, and you’ve got yourself a serious spread.

xo, S.