Category Archives: Books

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook for the Holidays

There’s truly no place like home for the holidays, and as the temperatures drop, I’m most definitely craving all things cozy! During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there’s really nothing better than cozying up with a good book, sipping on something warm, and being in your comfiest of clothing. That’s exactly the reason I set out to create this cozy reading nook in my living room, all decked out with holiday cheer!

How to Create a Reading Nook | Seattle Lifestyle Blog

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Harlequin

Inspired by holiday classics and new releases from Harlequin books, I thought it was the perfect time of year to create a cozy reading corner in our living room! If like me, you’re feeling a bit stir crazy at home and are craving warmth, coziness, and the festive cheer that comes with the holiday season, then you’ll love having your own reading spot to do just that.

If you’re looking to cheer up your space and create a special reading corner this holiday season, or any time of year, then read on for ideas for your reading nook!

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Cozy up in a Pillow Fort to Celebrate Christmas in Summer

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What month is it again? If it wasn’t for the streak of 80 degree days we’ve been having, you could tell me it was November, and I would probably believe you. I don’t think I’ve ever spent quite so much time at home than I have over the last five or so months! Because of that, I’m always looking for new, fun things to do at home, and recently reminded of building pillow forts as a child! I wondered, could I make a pillow fort for adults?!

How to Make Pillow Fort for Adults

I’m sure you might also recall similar childhood memories of running around your home, collecting all the cushions from the couch, spare blankets, and throw pillows. Then, you’d pile up all the pillows and cushions, throw blankets across them, and have the perfect, cozy spot to play in, read, or nap for the rest of the day.

So I thought, why not recreate a pillow fort for adults?!

If you’re feeling a bit stir crazy at home, then like me, you might be craving the comfort and joy that comes with cozying up with a good book in the fall. Or, maybe you feel like you want to skip straight through to the most wonderful time of year. Either way, why not treat yourself!

Are you in?! Grab your favorite Harlequin Christmas book (or find one to read on the list below!) and join me as I share some pillow fort ideas, perfect for adults, that you can recreate at home to celebrate Christmas in Summer!

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25+ Books to Read This Summer // Plus, a Giveaway!

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Who can believe summer is actually here? Last week, yes. This week? Well, the weather is a bit confused about whether it’s almost July or if we’re back in spring shower mode. Random rain sprinkles at 2 pm? Eh, no thanks. I’d rather be basking in the sun, book in one hand, a glass of wine in the other.

25+ Top Beach Reads for Summer 2018, or anytime!

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For the gray days where all I want to do is to do is curl up on my Burrow armchair, or for the beach trips or long plane rides you have planned this summer, you’re going to need a good summer read. And for that reason, I thought it was about time I dust off the old bookshelf, dig into some of my archives, and pull together a list of some of my most recommended books, plus a few new releases! While I haven’t finished each of these quite yet, they are definitely going to be read before summer is over.

If you’re curious about my top book picks AND are interested in a giveaway for a special book package to kick off your summer reading, then read on!

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Best Style Books for Beauty and Fashion Lovers & Giveaway

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I may be the minority in saying this, but I love figuring out that books are waiting for me under the tree. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to receive just any old book.¬†When I was younger, my favorite books to receive were those that taught me something. One of my favorite book presents was from a close friend in high school who knew my affinity for makeup and picked out an extensive beauty manual. I honestly couldn’t even find the book that she gifted me all those years ago, and while it wasn’t exactly the most in-depth or best beauty book ever, it was a thoughtful gift based on my interests.

With Christmas coming, what’s better to give a fellow beauty or fashion lover than the gift of knowledge? I picked out a few books that I’ve personally read in the hopes that you’ll find something on this list that’s perfect for your giftee!

Best Style Books for Beauty and Fashion Lovers // hellorigby.com seattle fashion & beauty blog

Best Style Books for Beauty and Fashion Lovers

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What I Bought, Read, & Used Up: October

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I think I say this every single month, but honestly, how is it already November?! October just flew by and was an incredibly busy month, hence why this is a little late! Being busy is always good for my wallet, as it means less free time for me to spend shopping. I believe my purchases (or lack there of) this month really reflects that as well. Without further ado, onto what I’ve been buying, reading, and using up recently!

What I Bought // October Shopping Budget

What I Bought: October Shopping Budget // hellorigby seattle shopping blog

Stitch Fix: I kept this cute plaid shirt that I’ve since worn a ton to work. It works great under a leather jacket for a night out, and it’s super simple to pop on for a day at the office.

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