5 At-Home Coffee Bar Ideas

Coffee bar
The Home I Create

As we begin transitioning into the cooler months of the year (I know some of you have already put up all your fall decorations and busted out the pumpkin-spiced everything), I start to think about blankets, boots, and hot delicious beverages.  While going out to coffee shops is fun, it can certainly turn into an expensive habit.  This expense, as well as America’s addiction and love of coffee, has led to a huge trend in at-home coffee bars over the last few years.  Not only are they practical, they’re fun, cute, and great for when company comes over allowing your guests to easily help themselves to your coffee supplies.  Today, I’m sharing with you 5 themed coffee stations that you can easily replicate at home. Weekend project!

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Making Time: A Picnic Date

If you’ve had any personal communication with me over the last few months, you know its been a crazy summer for the Hallahans. With my impromtu trip to California in June, a week working at summer camp with the whole family in July, immediately followed by a week heading up the preschool Vacation Bible School at our church, then a week at my parents while Dave took our youth group on a missions trip to Boston, finally ending with a leadership conference in Lancaster, PA, we settled back into our home last week for what felt like the first time all summer. Man, just writing that paragraph makes me sleepy.

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20 Books You Need in Your Home

Coffee Table Books

My husband and I are definitely “book people.” We love reading books.  Never do we not have a stack of books next to our bed ready and waiting to be read.  We’re a bit picky however, in that we like to actually have the physical copy of the book.  Neither of us have e-readers or read any sort of books on our phones.  To us, there’s something about holding books in our hands and turning the actual pages that brings us joy.  As a decorator, I’ve developed a habit of buying not just good reads, but books that are pretty on the outside, and I can use to stage or style a home. Below are a few different places in your home it is good to have books, especially pretty ones.

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