How to Style an Inexpensive Bar Cart

 

Bar carts are perfect for entertaining and when styled correctly, they can easily accentuate a room in a home. I had been on the hunt for a cute, inexpensive, compact bar cart for a while and when I came across this Target marble bar cart, I knew I had to purchase it. Especially because it was on sale, although when I bought it, it was $60, however it went down to as low as $38 online (!). We have a small nook in the dining area where it fit perfectly.

Saving money on a bar cart is key, but so is saving money on accessories. I was gifted the cute coasters, bought the swirly straws from Target ($3-$4) and bought fun napkins ($2 on clearance) and gold picks ($6) from HomeGoods. The rest of my bar cart accessories, we’ve had for a few years, but had bought from IKEA and Target. Aside from Target & IKEA, I recommend checking out TJ Maxx, Ross, HomeGoods, Goodwill or even Hobby Lobby for discounts on accessories. Be sure to stock up your bar cart with the below bar tools, which are the most essential:

  • Shaker
  • Ice bucket
  • Straws
  • Napkins
  • Coasters
  • Glasses

When decorating, keeping things simple is key. An overcrowded bar cart looks messy. Let the alcohol bottles be part of the décor – it’s the main vocal point of the bar cart any way.  Adding fun colorful pieces are great, such as an interesting print, books or fresh flowers which can easily help fill the bar cart with a fun flare.

Happy Drinking!


Review: jimmyCASE

Minimizing clutter has become a new concept that I’m embracing, considering how much I love to over pack – whether it’s my purse, suitcase or work bag – it can be a little tough. At work, I use to hold my wallet, phone, key card and car keys in my hand when I went out to lunch because I didn’t want to carry my big work bag. It got a little irritating to try to hold everything with my hands, then pay and hold a coffee or my lunch AND everything else; completely my fault of course for choosing not to bring a bag with me, but I just like to grab and go sometimes.

I got a chance to test out the jimmyCASE and I’m thoroughly pleased that I can easily combine my wallet essentials and my phone. It makes transferring purse necessities to a clutch or smaller bag super simple. I have the iPhone 6S wallet case and I really enjoy it. The iPhone case with card holder is nice and snug so it makes it easy and safe for cards or money not to fall out. And overall I dig the classic look of the wooden phone case. It really makes it easier to swift through the usual wallet junk I carry and focus on the items I really need with me: ID, ATM, Credit Cards or most used reward cards. Have you tried something similar?

 

How do you minimize your bag clutter?!

 

Note: While jimmyCASE was provided for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Dine for a Cause @ The Outlets at Orange

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. I don’t know very many people who have not been affected by cancer in some way or another. Breast cancer in particular has affected two aunts of mine, one of which lost their battle a few years ago, so finding a cure is personal. I love to support and bring awareness to the diseases in any way that I can.

Luckily, The Outlets at Orange have partnered up with Susan G. Komen for the #MoreThanPink campaign which allows locals an opportunity to help support the cause. Guests looking to participate can dine at Lucky Strike Lanes where 10% of diners’ proceeds will be donated on October 27, all day.

I had an opportunity to checkout the new restaurant inside of Lucky Strike called A2Kitchen and order a few bites and delicious drinks. If you haven’t been to Lucky Strike, I encourage you to go. I personally love bowling, but they also have pool or the opportunity to sit and catch a game on any of their large screens. The ambience is fun, swanky and sophisticated cool with the dazzling chandeliers and stark wooden elements that surround the place. A great date night, girls night out or a fun place to hang out with anyone who likes to have a good time with a strong drink.

Be sure to support a great cause, as every donation makes a difference on the 27th! Or be sure to checkout what other events The Outlets have scheduled for the month of October here.