Arhaus Holiday Picks

Up next for holiday decor, a tried and true favorite: Arhaus!

Every Christmas we incorporate Arhaus into our holiday season, so here is a glimpse of some images from Christmas past. I cannot get enough of their timeless pieces. From their gorgeous mirrors to the coziest stockings and blankets – they truly have my favorite pieces. This year they’ve released some stunning new Christmas decor so we’ve chosen some of our favorites for you to shop!

Click Links Below To Shop Arhaus Christmas Tree Decor!

Faux Sherpa Tree Skirt

Mixed Metal Chandelier Ornaments

Silver Glass Mushroom Ornaments

Dendrite Rhinestone Snowflake Ornaments

Ivory Feathered Bird Ornaments

Ivory Fairisle Tree Skirt

Stellar Rhinestone Snowflakes Ornaments

Brown Distressed Ornaments


Click Links Below To Shop Arhaus Cozy Christmas Decor!

Green Tartan Faux Fur Blanket

Evamere Pillow Cover

Alpaca Pillow Cover

Arbor Lumbar Pillow Cover

Ivory Snowflake Pillow Cover

Ivory Medic Throw

Green Tartan Faux Fur Pillow Cover

Charcoal Tartan Pillow Cover With Faux Fur Pom Poms


Click Links Below To Shop Arhaus Christmas Decor!

Pre-Lit Flocked Faux Pine Tree

Gold Microlight Faux Tree

Pre-Lit Faux Larch Tree

Tree Cutting Board

Faux Gold Magnolia Garland

Two Tier Alpine Village

Faux Fur Rabbit Stocking

Faux Snowball Garland

Laurel Metal Wreath

Galvanized Church

Woven Bells

Wooden Tassled Garland

Click Links Below To Shop Arhaus Candles!

Santorini Candlestick

Stag Head Taper Candle Holder

Frost Mint + Sage Candles

Paros Candle

Starburst Candle in Winter’s Eve

Artemis Pillar Holder

Acadia Gold Taper Holder

Photography: SharonHughesPhoto

Tuff Shed – Halloween Party

I knew back in 2019 when we got our Tuff Shed that we would get a lot of use out of it.  I imagined a small group of girlfriends chatting in front of the fireplace, drinking wine, laughing, all while the kids played on the trampoline.  I envisioned snuggly movie nights cuddled up in the loft bed.  Even big events where we needed space to make Christmas wreaths.  And believe me, we have absolutely used the shed for all of those events, but this past weekend we used it in a way I never imagined!

These past 18 months have been very hard.  Whether you’re anxious about Covid or one that refuses to let it impact you, socially most people have been limited.  In my family, we were very cautious.  (No judgments here no matter what your opinion).  My in-laws that we see a lot have comorbidities that we felt a responsibility to be cautious against impacting.  So, with that written, we had to cancel the girls’ birthday parties, Daggmas (my hubby before marrying me was kind of an obnoxious jock and named his Christmas party after himself.  The name has stuck), and essentially all big gatherings.


Now that we’re all vaccinated and are feeling a bit safer, I wanted to throw a bash for my girls.  And to me, that means horses and a petting zoo.  Yes, overkill but fun.  I explained to Rob that this was the last year the girls will be light enough to ride the horses, so we essentially had to do it.  Right???!?!?!  And the petting zoo was only $50 more so it was a steal.  Right?!?!?!?!


Inevitably, as the big day approached, the weather had to be rainy.  My original plan to have the animals outside was nixed.  They needed shelter.  And of course, the guests had to be out of the rain as well!  Thank goodness we had the Tuff Shed.


Rob and I put together a borrowed tent in front of the shed, a few more in the patio area, and a couple of outdoor umbrellas and we were good!  The animal cage was set up in front of the shed and guests were able to pet them and then hang out in the shed to get warm.  It was so convenient having this versatile space so that people could be comfortable and dry, while still outside(ish).

Yet again, I am so thankful to the amazing guys at Tuff Shed.  This shed, which is big enough to be considered a small barn almost, saved the day.  Our girls had a blast, the bad weather wasn’t an issue, and the only casualty were my poor ferns that Mr. Llama ate within the first minute!  They never stood a chance.


Happy Halloween!!!

Those ferns never stood a chance with this guy! 😉


Equilibria Favorites

Hey friends,

For so many reasons I don’t understand, these past few months have been really hard. I’ve had so much anxiety. I’m not sure if it’s the girls going back to in-person school, all of us spending more time in public spaces, or simply being scared for my girls who are growing up so fast!

My doctor said he worried about people with anxiety, like myself, who will have a harder time emerging from Covid quarantining. We are the ones who have a hard time believing it’s back-to-normal now (or at least normalish). It has definitely been a struggle to stop worrying.

What has helped me the most is Equilibria. Really it has been a game-changer for my anxiety and overall well-being. It helps relax my mind and body whenever I feel tension or my heart begins to race. Honestly, Equilibria has gotten me through these months and I don’t know where I’d be without it. I wouldn’t support the brand if it truly hasn’t been a blessing.

Click HERE for the list of Equilibria products that have helped me. (I listed everything below if that’s easier) Additionally, I’ve included other goodies that you will enjoy. Equilibria is also a free mystery mini Daily Drop with any purchase $75+ purchase the month of October! New customers use code KINDRED VINTAGE for 15% off your purchase.

  1. Daily Treatment Oil: This Daily Treatment Oil is just the best! I love using this before bed right after I wash my face. It smells sweet and citrusy and helps me relax before bed. It feels very nourishing on my skin, and you can use it on your body too! Love this in my nighttime routine.
  2. Daily Soft Gels: These Daily Soft Gels are actually part of my daily routine. Seriously, it simply sets me up for a good day – if you can understand what I mean.
  3. Mindful Mineral Soak: If you need some relaxation, this soak is heaven.
  4. Daily Gummies: These gummies are so helpful when my anxiety ramps up. They last a long time and just help to balance me.
  5. Daily Drops: Daily Drops are also helpful for high anxiety days. They’re faster acting than the gummies so I keep these with me at all times.

Walmart Holiday Picks

Click Links Below To Shop Walmart Cozy Christmas!

Tassel Oblong Decorative Pillow

Wide Cable Knit Sweater Throw Pillow

Sherpa Throw Blanket

Tufted Cotton Throw Blanket

Naps Oblong Throw Pillow

Tufted Cotton Square Pillow

Tufted Cotton Oblong Pillow

Striped Velvet Series Throw Pillow

Christmas Linen Pillow Cover

Click Links Below To Shop Walmart Holiday Bedroom!

Embroidered Velvet Sham

Indira Julita Vintage Distressed Rug

Grey Polar Bear Flannel Sheets

Bears + Trees Flannel Sheets

Bellagio Chiara Moroccan Tribal Grey Rug

Naps Decorative Oblong Throw Pillow

Click Links Below To Shop Walmart Christmas Decor!

Large Wooden Christmas Garland

Glittered Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

Natural Wood Beads Garland

Cream + Rose Ombre Tinsel Spruce Tree

White Wool Balls Christmas Garland

Pampas Tree in a Basket

White + Champagne Gold Ornaments

White Poly Resin Pine Tree

Mini Bottle Brush Christmas Trees 

Anthropologie Holiday Picks

Ahhh, I know, I know! How dare I post a Christmas before Halloween? 🤭 But let’s be real, if you know me, well you know this is no surprise since I practically live for this holiday!

Today, I rounded up some favorite holiday decor from one of my favorite stores – Anthropologie! I wanted to share some items you’ll be seeing this year in our home before they’re sold out, which is what usually happens when I begin sharing photos of them actually IN our home. 🤩

Now here I am kicking off my first-holiday pic with is a pic of our first Christmas here! We moved in November 18th, 2018 and I was determined to make at least one room cozy for the season. So I used what we had, painted the fireplace, and got to work decorating.


Click Links Below To Shop Holiday Doormats!

Santa Claus Doormat

Oh By Golly Doormat

Peaceful Dove Doormat

There’s Snow Place Like Home Doormat

Gingerbread House Doormat

All Is Bright Doormat

Click Links Below To Shop Holiday Candles!

Holiday Candle Tin

Roman Bust Candle

Frosted Bottle Brush Tree Candle

Marais Taper Candles

Amanita Mushroom Candle

Merry Moments Boxed Candle

Spindle Taper Candle

Mercury Glass Candle

Click Links Below To Shop Holiday Decor!

Frosted Bottle Brush Tree

Snow Globe Stocking Holder

Minka Textured Pot

Seasons Greetings Hook Pillow

Meliora Door Hanger

Santa Claus Mug

Winter Citrus Wreath

Click Links Below To Shop Holiday Tea Towels!

Festive Forest Dish Towel

Townhouses Dish Towel

Snow Place Like Home Dish Towel

12 Days of Christmas Dish Towel

Let It Snow Dish Towel

Click Links Below To Shop Christmas Tree Decor!

Mercury Glass Garland

Gleaming Primrose Mirror Ornament

Gingerbread Garland

Unity Dove Tree Topper

Snowflake Tree Topper

Capiz Star Tree Topper

Meliora Garland

Click Links Below To Shop Christmas Cozy Stockings + Blankets!

Folk Stocking

Astrid Stocking

All Roads Textured Stocking

Confetti Knit Stocking

Luxe Dyed Faux Fur Throw 

Brady Stocking

Textured Bobble Stocking

Textured Monica Throw

Woven Snowscape Blanket

Outdoor Entertaining With Arhaus

It may seem like the end of summer, but we have a few weeks left! Our sunken patio is our absolute favorite spot to hang out during the summer months and this year it got a refresh with Arhaus! We’re definitely going to embrace these last weeks of warmth, but also I’m secretly excited for fall hangouts and the cooler weather here. ◡̈

Our sunken patio is pretty large and one of my favorite things is to section it off to create multiple nooks! The patio is located off of our basement, which if you don’t know, hosts our second kitchen, which we use when we have guests over or simply for the convenience when we’re hanging outside. When we have drinks and food downstairs we bring them out to the sunken patio and get to use our Arhaus table and chairs. This dining set is perfect for our space and conveniently located right outside this downstairs kitchen.

I’ve also created a couple of lounging spaces in the main part of the patio. One is where we have our couch and fire pit, and the other is where our Porto Chaise Loungers live. Both are perfectly comfortable, but one is for sunbathing or chatting with a friend, the other is to gather with the family over some smores and fireside chats.

Another outdoor space we don’t speak to as much is our deck off of our main kitchen. This space is a project in the works, but I couldn’t help but furnish it with this beautiful Arhaus set. We see this view all the time as it is right outside of our big kitchen windows.

I really adore these spaces as this is where community grows and our family bonds. I cannot wait for the changing seasons and switching up these spaces for the seasons. ◡̈


Dining Area

Bourdeaux Outdoor Rectangle Dining Table

Bourdeaux Outdoor Bench

Outdoor Octagonal Umbrella in Cabana Black

Firepit Hangout

Natural Log Rectangle Outdoor Fire Table

Wyatt Outdoor Sofa

Sevilla Outdoor Swivel Chair

Outdoor Octagonal Umbrella in Cabana Black

Lounge Area

Outdoor Octagonal Umbrella in Cabana Black

Porto Outdoor Chaise

Eden Outdoor End Table

Upper Deck

Square Natural Gas Firepit 

Adones Outdoor Lounge Chair with Contrast Welt

Black Vessel

Fremont Outdoor Sconce

Gallia Performance Rug

Adones Outdoor Six Piece Corner Sectional


Creating a Cozy Sleeping Retreat

It’s already the end of August and it feels like this summer flew by! I can’t believe the girls are already back in school and it’s almost time for Fall festivities. With the cooler weather creeping around the corner (ya never know in Chicago) one of our favorite places to cozy up is in our Tuff Shed! If you’ve been following along, you have seen some different ways we love to use this space, but one of my very favorite things about our Tuff Shed is the loft we created inside!

The loft has been converted into a cozy sleeping retreat and we couldn’t be more obsessed with this space. I am a firm believer in making your bedroom a retreat, somewhere you can rest and relax, and escape from the busyness of the day. We have put a lot of love into our girls’ bedroom (and now as requested by them, working on giving them each their own room) as well as made our master bedroom a place we love to lay our heads at night. This all said the Tuff Shed needed the same cozy peaceful vibe!

In order to create this space, I knew I wanted the loft. The grand height of our Tuff Shed allowed for this, and I always envisioned this as a sleeping retreat. We added texture to the walls and ceiling by adding shiplap and painted everything white. Of course, lighting is key to create a great environment, so we included two chandeliers hanging in front of the loft that also dim to create a moody vibe.

When it came to decorating the loft for our cozy sleeping retreat, we used a queen mattress, which was the perfect fit, added comfortable pillows, velvet bedding, nightstands, and lamps, and sprinkled it with some books, extra blankets, a diffuser, and some little wall hangings (and maybe have switched it up a couple of times ◡̈ ). We wanted the space to feel extra cozy for our girls, or guests, whoever may be up there for the night, or even to hang out and watch a movie on our projector. (This is one of our favorite things!)

Tuff Shed did a wonderful job building out our dream loft and with their labor and my vision, our cozy sleeping retreat came to life! We can’t wait to snuggle up for more movie nights and even spend a night or two. ◡̈

If you would like more information on our Tuff Shed > THIS < blog post answers some of most asked questions.


Prime Day 2021

Here we are, Amazon Prime Day again! (June 21-22) There’s always so much “stuff” bombarding us, but I wanted to share some items I own or caught my eye in case you’re looking for something specific, gift ideas, or a little something extra. I hope this little list helps you sift through some of the craziness! Remember you don’t NEED anything but if you are looking for suggestions here are a few of my favorite things.

  1. Reusable Storage Bags: My hubbie is especially a fan of these. We use them for just about everything!
  2. Samsung 65″ Frame TV: This frame TV is my favorite. Since our family is a big fan of TV we can at least get one that’s cute 🙂
  3. Cricut Explore Air 2:The girls and I have really been enjoying crafting with this! The mint color is so pretty too!
  4. Lighted Vanity Mirror:This mirror is on sale! I have been using this for months and swear by it.
  5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s Camera Bundle:My daughters’ are obsessed with polaroids and this bundle is on sale and comes in a variety of pretty pastels!
  6. Countertop Nugget Ice Maker: This nugget ice maker makes the cutest ice (just like Chick-fil-A) and my daughters’ are obsessed.
  7. Orolay Women’s Jacket: This jacket is so similar to one I bought at Nordstrom Rack and I love the fit so much. The side zips and roomy pockets make it so unique!
  8. Air Fryer: Here’s your sign to try an air fryer if you’ve been wanting one! I love making veggies in here to give that extra crunch. So yummy!
Prime Day 2021

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cheers to Summer!

Here is a gift guide we put together for the father figures in your life. These are some ideas I know my hubby would absolutely love in hopes that your special person would too!

Here’s the run down 😉 Happy browsing + a Happy early Father’s Day to everyone!

  1. A Personalized Leather Wallet
  2. A Weighted Vest
  3. This Portable Grill
  4. Customizable Decanter  
  5. Birkenstock Sandal
  6. Personalized Dopp Kit
  7. Air pods
  8. Foam Birkenstock Slides
  9. Multi Device Charging Station
  10. 64 oz. Insulated Water Bottle
  11. Best Dad Ever Tee

Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re still looking for a little something for your mother, sister, or even yourself 🙂 we put together this gift guide that is sure to have something for those in your life!

Mother’s Day 2021

Here is my list!

  1. I’m a big fan of THIS bronzing mousse! I love a good glow and this has been a go-to of mine.
  2. If you’re more into tanning drops, THESE Isle of Paradise ones are the best. I mix them into my moisturizer and wallah!
  3. Having a nice relaxing bath is one of my favorite ways to treat myself. If I’m looking for some me time, I am sure to use THIS Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub either before or after a good soak.
  4. Comfy plus affordable leggings?! If you know me, you know I live in leggings and THESE High Waisted Leggings are amazing. Who wouldn’t want a pair? Plus they come in a variety of colors.
  5. I swear everyone needs one of THESE mirrors. They’re great for applying makeup, tweezing, and just about anything you would need to get up close and personal. 😉
  6. Anthropologie Candles. Always a win for me. I’ve really been into THESE ones lately!
  7. CBD anyone?! I’ve been using Equilibria CBD for such a long time now + I truly swear by it! If you want more information check out my Highlight on my Instagram page or see my questions answered on my blog HERE. Just a heads up there is an amazing sale going on now through Sunday 5/9. You will receive 30% off any signature box as a one-time purchase AND as a subscription. New customers can also stack my code “kindredvintage” to get an additional 15% off! Also, their newest product, the Rapid Calming Melts, are also 30% off! Click HERE to purchase Equilibria!
  8. Guys! THIS egg cooker is not only easy but makes a pretty great egg in my opinion. No more watching a boiling pot of water 😉
  9. Moving on to something a little more fashion-forward…THESE lightweight faux Birks are so comfy and versatile! Absolutely love them.
  10. Another favorite sandal are THESE lightweight Birkenstock slides. Love!!
  11. For my fellow Anthropologie lovers (who isn’t?)…THESE vases are just the cutest! You can even gift them with a fresh bouquet!
  12. If your family is anything like mine, we are always looking for chargers for our devices! THIS multi-charging port has been so good and super convenient!
  13. A super cute and comfy gift would be THIS “Mom Mode” Crewneck. How sweet is this?
  14. Last but not least, for the DIY or really just anyone who would love some good clean fun :), THIS steam cleaner has been a game-changer. I have used it on my grout in my bathroom and, wow! Honestly transformational.

I hope these give you some fun and versatile, yet affordable ideas! Let me know if you end up gifting any of these, or even spoiling yourself! You deserve it. Xx