DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making cookies for Santa with my nieces on Christmas Eve!  We love to decorate our cookies and sip cocoa while listening to Christmas music. This simple DIY hot cocoa bar is the perfect way to have everything ready in one place. Checkout this video to see how I use my three tier stand to set everything up.  You can also checkout my post from last year for another way to set up your beverage station, here

Stay busy being fabulous,

Kery B.

Christmas Family Room Tour 2017

Hello December! The tree is up and the stockings are hung by the fireplace!  Checkout another episode in my holiday video series!  In this video,  I take you on a tour of my family room, as I  share a few of my holiday finds and spread a little Christmas joy with cozy simple decor!

Stay busy being fabulous,

Kery B.

Decorating Your Christmas Tree On A Budget

Happy Holidays! Today I am so excited to launch my holiday video series! This collection of videos and blog posts will feature a variety of decorating ideas, bargain shopping tips, recipes, and fashion for the holidays!  Today’s post features video number one:  Decorating Your Christmas Tree On A Budget!  In this video I will show you how I decorated my tree this year with ornaments from Big Lots, Target, and a quick DIY ornament idea from the 99 Cents Only Store!  I hope you enjoy the video. Subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel so that you don’t miss the fun!

Stay busy being fabulous,

Kery B.

Kery B. Holiday Series Trailer 2017

I am so excited about my holiday Christmas video series! Checkout my Christmas “movie trailer” to see what’s coming soon from Kery B.! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and turn on your notifications so that you don’t miss the fun!  Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Stay busy being fabulous,

Kery B.

How To Style A Bar Cart

Bar carts are making a comeback and this post will tell you the what, where, and how to style a bar cart like a pro! Bar carts are kind of a throwback to a time when folks came home from work, made a cocktail, and listened to records on their stereo set in the living room.

How To Style A Bar Cart
Photo Credit-French Drinks Trolley

I can vividly remember my mom being so excited about finding the perfect bar cart for the living room. It was shaped like a huge globe and it opened up from the top to reveal fabulous glassware, decanters, and of course the good “brown liquor” LOL!  Those were definitely the good ole days!

Nowadays, living rooms are barely used in most homes or they are non-existent in most new open floor plans. Stereo sets have been replaced by iTunes and not too many people host old fashion cocktail parties anymore!  However, in the last few years, these beautiful nostalgic bar carts are making a comeback!  Millennials are discovering this space-saving, yet artful way to entertain, and Empty-nesters are having fun rediscovering bar carts in grandma’s garage along with those cool old albums!  Here is a picture of a bar cart just like the one my mother had! Too bad we did not keep that cool vintage piece… sigh. Continue reading

Easy White Bean Parmesan Spinach Soup

I love when the weather cools off and I can start making delicious soups!  I am always looking for quick and easy soup recipes, so I was so glad when my sister-in-law shared this recipe for an easy white bean parmesan spinach soup! This soup is tasty and dinner will be ready in 15 minutes! You can keep it light and simple with just the white beans or you can add Italian sausage to make a yummy meaty soup! Checkout my video for a quick demonstration. Complete recipe is below.

Stay busy being fabulous,

Kery B.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or stock)
  • 1 (15 ounce can) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dried herbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans of white beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups baby spinach (about 6 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional- you can add a package of Italian sausage. Cook with the onions and garlic

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until the onion becomes translucent and garlic is fragrant. (About 3 minutes). Stir in the broth, tomatoes, sugar, parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to combine flavors.
  3. Stir in the white beans and spinach, continue to simmer until spinach starts to wilt. (About 2 minutes) Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, serve immediately.