How To Create A Boho Christmas Scene

Okay, guys. We are so excited to share our Christmas fireplace with y'all! We spent a good amount of time finding the perfect pieces to go together and to find the vibe we were going for. My brother and grandma were also in town while we were doing this, so props to them for their help and patience. We may or may not have gone to 6 different stores through it all. It all started with the idea that we wanted a lot of lights and garlands draped. The next inspiration came from two stockings we saw at World Market. One of them we bought and one of them we decided to recreate with things we already had at home. (That tutorial will be coming soon.) If you are a crafter, you will understand this.
Our fireplace works, but we don't usually use it for real fires. We decided to wrap the wood with copper lights so we still get the fire effect, without all the mess. Side note-I LOVE fires in the fireplace, they are just a lot of work and get messy fast. 

This scene is a little different from our usual decor as you can buy most of these things in store today. Usually we have more thrifted and DIYed pieces. I will say that when you buy new stuff, the process is a lot faster, but WAY more expensive. We did add two of our own projects. One you can see here and one we will be doing soon.

So here are the thing you will need to recreate this fireplace scene. I'm just going to link everything that we used below! Some things we had from last year, so I'll be linking to things very similar.

6. Colorful Pom Pom Stocking (DIY to come)
14. Mini Fur Stockings (The tiny ones came from the Target $1 section.)
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xo, Savannah

DIY: Fa La Freakin' La Christmas Print

You may not know this already, but Casey is a song-maker-upper. A silly song-maker-upper, that is. She's that person that puts your name in every song, even when there isn't a name already in the song to substitute. She also remixes them. Anyway, last year she sang a remix of "Deck The Halls" and now we are doing a tutorial on a 'Fa La Freakin' La' print. OH, life.
CLICK HERE to see how we put this Christmas scene together :) 

So let's just get started! This project is easy and quick, but you can personalize it however you want. You really only need to assemble a few things!

You will need:
- A piece of card stock
- A gold marker
- Gold letter stickers
- A wooden frame

So here's what you do:
1. Trace the paper that comes in your frame onto a new piece of card stock and then cut it out.
2. Cut out the sticker letters you need and organize them on your card stock, but don't stick them on yet.
3. Write the word 'freakin'' on the card stock.
4. Put all your stickers on the card stock.
5. Put your new art in the frame and hang it up somewhere!

We are going to be sharing a tutorial with y'all about the colorful stocking, but here is what our fireplace is looking like theses days.
If you are looking for an easy DIY this season, try this one out! It's easy to customize however you'd like, and could work for any occasion. Are there any DIYs you'd love to see on our blog? Let us know in the comments!

xo, Savannah

The Most Delicious Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk

Last night we had some friends over and as the night got later, Casey decided she wanted to make some Golden Milk. It's a cozy non-caffeinated drink and it was pretty cold out- a perfect match for the evening! She made enough for everyone and soon had them asking for the recipe. So that's why I'm finally writing this post that we took photos for over 2 months ago. Time really gets away from me!

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We originally made a big batch of golden milk mix for our Girl Boss party, and we had a lot left over. Our recipe was inspired by Tropically Lina's recipe. We personalized the recipe a bit, but the most important thing that comes from her recipe, that is SO important, is the coconut milk powder. We had never used this in our Golden Milk recipes before nor had we ever heard of it. It really is a game changer, y'all. Don't skip on this part if possible.
Now if you buy all of these ingredients, you might as well just make a big 30 day batch because you're going to end up with a lot of stuff. They don't sell coconut milk powder in a one-serving bag. We wanted to make this with all good organic ingredients, so we bought everything on Amazon and ended up with a 5 lb. bag of turmeric. *woops!* We hope to make enough golden milk to use it all up, but we are going to need to share and drink a lot!
Okay a few notes about the recipe... We add 1 packet of Truvia per serving when actually making the milk. We also add coconut sugar to the batch mix. I'm not sure if you've ever tried something sweetened with sugar and something sweetened with Truvia, but they taste very different. Sweetening it with a little coconut sugar at first and finishing with Truvia gives you the perfect sweetness without tasting fake. You can use whatever sweetener you like. If you like plain Stevia, do it. Like straight up sugar? Go for it! I'm not here to judge. Truvia is just our tried and true sweetener at the moment.
Okay, back to the coconut milk powder for a moment. If you want to make this right now and you don't randomly have coconut milk powder on hand, just make it without! It will still taste creamy and delicious. But definitely get you some CMP and try it. Next level. Just sayin'.
Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Recipe (One Serving)

Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tbs Coconut Milk Powder
- 1 Tbs Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Powder
- 1/8 tsp. Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- a pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- a drop of vanilla
- 1 Stevia Packet

Directions:
1. Warm 1 cup of almond milk on the stove or in the microwave.
2. Add warm milk and all other ingredients into a blender.
3. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
4. Pour and drink!

Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Recipe (Big Batch- 30+ servings)

Ingredients:
- 2 Cups Coconut Milk Powder
- 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/2 cup Turmeric Powder
- 1/8 Cup Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/8 Cup Cinnamon Powder
- 2 tsp. Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Powder

Directions:
1. Mix powdered ingredients together and store in an air-tight container.
2. When ready to drink, add 1 Tbs. of mix to blender with 1 cup warmed almond milk and any extra desired sweetener (we use 1 packet Truvia).
3. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
4. Pour and drink!
Okay enough about golden milk. It's good for you and is a great bedtime drink, so just do it.
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xo, Savannah


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camping in Florida in October

Let me start by saying that this was my favorite camping trip that we've been on yet! The crazy thing is that we waited until October to go to this campsite because it was the only time they had open when we were trying to book. At first I was worried that it may be a little cold when we went, but turns out Octobers in Florida are AMAZING. The weather was perfect. There were a couple nights that we were pretty chilly, but the days were so comfortable. The only problem with camping in Florida- sand in all of your gear, for months to come. Even my purse is still producing sand somehow. Anyway, I'm going to share where we stayed and everything about our trip, so we hope you read through this post :)
This was the first trip where we got to try out our new tent. We hesitated to buy the tent because we only had one camping trip left for the season, but I'm so glad we just bit the bullet and purchased it. We started out with a 4 person tent for two twin air mattresses and 3 dogs. We were a bit squished in there. It worked for a while, but we really just needed more room. In the 4 person tent, we weren't able to bring any bags or gear in there except for our purses. There just wasn't enough room. Now we can stand in our tent and bring our clothes in there and not trip over the dogs. It's glorious!
When we first arrived in Florida, we stayed the night in Pensacola. I'm so glad we did because we got to visit the dog beach! This was great because we were able to hang on the beach that day and the next with the dogs. 30A beaches don't allow visitor dogs and most beaches don't have a dog friendly option. So being able to do this gave us extra time on the beach.
We headed to Grayton Beach State Park the next day for the rest of our trip. This trip was very different than our other camping trips because we were in a destination area. All of our other trips had been in the middle of nowhere and camping was our destination. This time it was a mix of the relaxing that comes with camping, but also being in a place that you want to explore.
Grayton Beach State Park has it's own private beach (you have to pay to enter if you are not camping there) and it's beautiful and serene. We walked there with the dogs the first night to see the sunset. Dogs are not allowed on this beach, but they are allowed on the stroll there and the sand dune hike that is right by the beach.
One of our IG friends was our inspiration for the location of our trip. She and her husband were camping at the park and it's looked idyllic, so we booked our stay. She also had been to a place called Black Bear Bread Co., so that was something we knew we wanted to check out. Tip for every traveler ever- share the places you go and love because you never know who needs advice on where to go! We wouldn't know about half of the places we go if we hadn't heard about them from someone. Traveling and finding good places to visit can be really overwhelming, especially when you read articles named "15 Best Restaurants In Tulum." How will I ever visit 15 restaurants in Tulum during my one week stay?!? Seeing a friend or family member say they just went to + loved a certain restaurant or place makes it easy for me to know where I want to go.
This place was super cute. They have huge cinnamon rolls that are delicious, a croissant sandwich that was melt-in-your-mouth good and an oatmeal bowl (Casey ate this twice she loved it so much)! And, they serve Stumptown coffee, so you know it's good (Casey tells me this is the good stuff).
Hazel kept having sand mustache at the campsite.
Side note- this is my favorite flavored sparkling water of all time. It's almost like you are drinking a Sunkist, but without all the sugar. It's a very pleasant beverage!
One of the days in Grayton, we took the dogs to doggy day care. This allowed us to have a whole day of exploring and doing things that we couldn't do with them, like go to the beach at Seaside.
The next day we went on two hikes with the dogs, one on the sand dunes in Grayton Beach State Park and one that we happened upon while driving around Santa Rosa Beach.
Some of the hike was closed due to Hurricane Irma damage, but we enjoyed the part that was open anyway. Hiking in the sand is weird, y'all.
The second hike we did was in Point Washington State Park. We had no idea this park existed, but we drove by it on our way to Grayton, so we knew we wanted to check it out. This is what we love about camping. If we were coming to vacation in Florida, only planning to lay on the beach all day everyday (which is fabulous and something I love to do), then we would've never noticed this forest or spent time exploring it.
But I'm so glad we spent time here because it was gorgeous.
We felt like we went through so many ecosystems on this hike. It was an easy hike, but definitely worth doing with all the landscape changes that happen.
After the two hikes, we decided to try to go to this restaurant that Casey wanted to try, but with the dogs..... Guess what we have never done? Taken all three dogs to a restaurant- except the time when Hazel was a teeny tiny puppy, we did sneak her into a Cracker Barrel by putting her in Casey's purse. It was the day we had picked her up in Ohio and she weighed 3 lbs. That was a lot easier! But the dogs actually did pretty well. We sat in their outside area where they allow dogs and everything was fine. We did have to settle them down a couple times, but for the most part they just chilled and watched us eat.
The restaurant was called Chiringo, by the way. The cocktail Casey had was perfect, can't remember what it was called though.
When we were done eating, the sun had just set, but there was still a little light. There is an entrance right across the street from Chiringo, so we headed over there to catch the a last glimpse.
Okay I'm only putting these photos of our dogs in here because these were all taken with Casey's iPhone.... Portrait mode is AMAZING y'all.
One day we are going to do a post on traveling/camping with dogs. We have learned a lot of tips and tricks that we think could be beneficial to our readers :)



The sunsets here were so amazing.
Hazel clearly didn't want to leave. She was protesting by laying on all of our stuff as we were packing up our campsite.

Anyway, we really loved this campsite. We were staying at campsite 11, but I really don't think there was a bad space there. If you plan on making a trip to Grayton Beach State Park, make sure you book way in advance. They book very quickly.

Some of our favorites from this trip:
- Our new tent!
- Clip-on LED light
- Our new cots
- This cooler
- Our straw hats
- Aquafina Orange Grapefruit

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xo, Savannah