Christmas Inspiration: Amp Up the Cozy Factor

To get out of the house and get into the Christmas spirit, Brian suggested we go to the mall. After a long week of work, I wasn't thrilled about the prospect of being on my feet, but I didn't want to spend another free night by myself while Brian slept on the couch at 7pm. (By the way, I still need suggestions for my winter bucket list! See link above. Please and Thank you!)

In spite of my sore feet, I had a wonderful time. I was totally inspired by Macy's, Williams Sonoma, and Pottery Barn! This was my first time in a physical Pottery Barn, and it was magical. But expensive. As were Macy's and Williams Sonoma. Interestingly enough, I knew for a fact that Target had many of the same or very similar items, for considerably less. I enlightened Brian on this subject until he asked if I could please stop talking about Target.

Since you dear readers aren't tired of me talking about Target, yet, here's some of my favorite cozy decor:

Cozy Christmas

Cozy Christmas by econley on Polyvore

This winter I'm loving the red and white, the fair isle and plaid patterns, and the mix of silver and wood. It's cozy cabin meets elegant country cottage.

While at Williams Sonoma, we did a little Christmas shopping. I bought the Peppermint Hot Chocolate, and for Christmas morning, peppermint pancake mix!

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

Brian wants a pancake flipper for Christmas, and I think this will compliment it perfectly.

In addition to the peppermint hot chocolate, Williams Sonoma also has classic hot chocolate, and salted carmel hot chocolate.
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I think all those flavors of hot chocolate call for a hot chocolate party!
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

These lovely invites are free to download here from A Pair of Pears. Visit their post for matching labels, signs, and decor ideas. I think a hot chocolate party might be the perfect theme for a casual get together!

Even if I don't have time to throw a hot chocolate party, I might get a few more flavors to give my parents and in-laws for Christmas. I never know what to get them, and I think anyone would really enjoy these.

Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Who is the hardest person to shop for on your list? 

By the way, this is not a sponsored post. I just love Target, Williams Sonoma, and Pottery Barn and wanted to share the love! 

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