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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

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?!

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

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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How to Ring in the New Year with your BFFs

Who says you have to go out to celebrate the new year with friends? I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of amazing new friends this year, and what better way to toast to the holidays and 2019 than to celebrate with them? That’s precisely why I hosted a fun brunch party at home right in time for NYE!

Disclosure: Thanks to Eliza J Dresses, Chelsea Yaley Designs, and Washington State Wine for helping this celebration come to life! All opinions are my own.

When I started Hello Rigby back in 2013, I never imagined how many amazing women I would be introduced to, and what great friends I would end up with. I’m so lucky to call these (and more) amazing women my friends; I was so excited to host them for a holiday brunch… and proceed to take 5 million photos to document the whole thing. What can I say, blogging is a very strange, but also very wonderful, thing.

10 Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Friends

Are friends coming over tomorrow to ring in the new year? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration (or an excuse!) to have your friends over sometime soon. Either way, I thought it would be fun to share what I planned for my friends, and some inspiration the next time you host a fun get together at home!

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My Connected Home with CenturyLink

You’ve worked hard for hours on getting your project just right. You’ve reviewed it, made your edits, and are getting ready to upload it when all of a sudden your internet goes out.

Sound familiar?

Disclosure: Thanks to CenturyLink for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. And I speak from experience – we have been paying customers of their 1 Gig service for over a year! 

Up until we bought our house and switched to CenturyLink this was my life. Whether I was trying to get something finished for work and sent off, or I was trying to finish up a blog post or YouTube video, it frustrated me day and night to have internet service (and not inexpensive service, either!) that was just not reliable. I’d have videos get half uploaded and fail, only to realize that my connection dropped. And Dave also was frustrated; he enjoys video games with friends, and he was continually finding himself getting dropped out of matches he was in with his friends due to a dropped connection.

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What to Wear (And Do!) this Easter

And just like that, spring is here! It seems like just yesterday Seattle was experiencing snow flurries. There’s nothing to mark the start of spring quite like Easter weekend. Whether you celebrate or not, I can’t help but love the cheery Easter Bunny, watching children collect Easter Eggs, and of course, adding a new dress to my closet for the spring occasion!

I’m thrilled today to partner with my friends at Fred Meyer on this sponsored post to share your one stop shop for all things Easter. Even better, their Easter Event is on now! Save on everything you need, whether you’re serving Easter Brunch, planning an elegant Easter Dinner, are looking to do something new this year, or anything in between.

If you’re in need of some holiday inspiration, you’re in the right place! I have a few fun ideas for your Easter celebration, from Easter basket making to brunching and shopping for the perfect outfit.

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