Chasing Cozy

A blog about travel, beauty, DIY and home decor. We aim to inspire others to live their coziest and most creative lives.

SUMMER SOLSTICE APEROL SPRITZ

sliced oranges and a bottle of aperol on a cutting board

SO, it seems like we've been seeing aperol spritzes in every other picture as we scroll through the 'gram lately. It seems like people have pretty polarized opinions on this beverage. The New York Times even published an op-ed on why they think it's a horrible drink.

AFFORDABLE SUMMER SHOE GUIDE


HELLO SUMMER! Hello manicure season. My favorite manicure is one I give myself at home with a jumbo glass of ice cold rose and trash tv playing in the background. Oh, and a fuzzy robe is a must. I don't ask for THAT much ;)

This is my complete guide to all types of summer shoes. I kept all of these well under $100 for all the girls on a budget like me. NOTE: I have only listed shoes from brands that I 100% trust and love. We all know cheaply made shoes are a bad time for everyone.

COMFY DRESSY


FLATS



SNEAKERS

 

UPGRADE YOUR TENT CAMPSITE

Tent camping is something James and I have enjoyed from childhood, and something we have shared together since we started dating.

It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea- I get that. I do think there are ways we like to improve upon our campsite that make it so much cozier!

 

LATCH HOOK BASICS: PART I


boho modern latch hook tapestry and peacock chair reading nook

Latch hook doesn't have to be "your grandmother's latch hook" anymore! These pieces add color and texture to spaces and can add a vintage flair. Yes, you can find real vintage pieces, but sometimes it's hard to find something that fits into your space exactly how you want it to.

You can make free form shapes, tapestry pieces, or go the more traditional rug route.

You do not need a ton of supplies and this is a relatively easy project, you just need to have the patience to work on it.

DIY: SHELL BARRETTES AND HAIR PINS

DIY shell hair barettes for boho braids

Seashell everything is trending this summer and I am here for it! AS FL gal myself, I love the texture and unique colors shells bring to the table. Plus, the extra kick of earth tones brings in the beach goddess, glowy vibes ;)

For this DIY I'm going to show the EASIEST way to add some summer flair to your boho hairstyles.

AFTER ENGAGEMENT: REGISTRY 101


Part of the engagement process is making a registry. I personally didn't have the time or desire to walk through the mall and different stores to browse through racks of dinnerware and cutlery. SO, here is what worked for us.