Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Room Decor + Favorite Netflix Christmas Movies

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Duvet Cover: Nordstrom, Pajamas: PJ Salvage, Beanie: BP., Candle: these are my favorite, Glass Trees: similar here, and here, Garland: identical here, Headboard: Target, Rug: Target, Lamps: Target, Plaid Blanket: HomeGoods, Pillows: HomeGoods, Tree: HomeGoods, Nightstands: Joss & Main (also love these!)

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far, and maybe even enjoying some snow where you are (I’m so jealous!!) This weekend I’ll be staying cozy at home watching movies with my big Christmas tin of popcorn, baking sugar cookies, and helping my mom finish her gift wrapping…I already finished mine (see my highly requested gift wrapping post here!)

Today I wanted to share my Christmas room decor with you all. There’s nothing I love more than decorating for Christmas, and I wish the season would never end! I want my room to stay this cozy and festive forever! Ruby sure loves it too ūüėČ Notice her sound asleep on her favorite spot on my bed. Along with a cozy room comes snuggling up with Christmas movies, so I also wanted to include my 10 favorite Christmas movies on Netflix! Perfect timing just in case you’re wanting to have a movie marathon this weekend, ha! This is where you’ll find me this weekend with that tin of popcorn. It’s Topsy’s, a KC company that’s been around for a long time, and every year we get a big Christmas tin! It’s seriously the best popcorn you’ll ever have, even Ruby is obsessed and tries to sneak a piece any time she can!

– How The Grinch Stole Christmas

– The Santa Clause

 РThe Santa Clause 2

– The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

– A Christmas Prince

– Christmas Inheritance

– 12 Dates of Christmas

– A Christmas Kiss

What are your favorite Christmas movies? Share them below in the comments! Xo, Rach


Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review Part Two

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I am sharing my book review part two! This time of year is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa! Here are some of my latest reads…

1. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

This was without a doubt one of my all time favorite thrillers! I tore through this book, and it seriously had me a bit on edge reading it late at night! The main character, Cass, drives home late one night down a winding road in the woods, in the middle of a downpour. She sees a car on the side of the road, and debates whether to stop and help them or not. Only to later find out that the woman in the car was murdered, and feels terribly guilty for not stopping. She can’t admit to anyone what she saw that night, especially since she promised her husband she wouldn’t take that dangerous road. Ever since then, she keeps receiving silent calls, and has a feeling that someone has been in her house and is watching her. Cass can’t seem to remember simple things like where she left her car, if she took her pills, or what her alarm code is. Is she really losing it, or are things not as they seem? In the end, you won’t see the twist coming at all! SO good!

2. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Tom and Karen Krupp are happily married and living in the suburbs in New York. One day, Tom comes home to find Karen has simply disappeared. The house is unlocked and her car is gone, but all of her belongings including her ID and phone are still there. The police soon inform him that Karen has been in a card accident in the worst part of town. She wakes up in the hospital with no memory of that night, but quickly needs to recover her memory when a murder is reported just down the street from where her accident happened. The police begin to suspect that it was Karen, and she is desperately trying to prove she’s innocent, especially since she feels that someone has been in her house, moving her things around. I absolutely loved this book, and the twist at the end was completely unexpected!

3. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Jack and Grace seem like the perfect couple. Jack is wealthy and very handsome, and Grace is elegant and a woman of many talents. The two never spend a minute apart from eachother, but is it really true love? Grace’s friends wonder why she doesn’t have a cell phone, or why she can’t leave the house without Jack, or why their house is so heavily secured? You’ll soon found out that things aren’t always as perfect as they seem, and you never know what goes on behind closed doors. This book was another page turner, and really kept me on edge!

4. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

This is the book that I am currently reading and nearly finished with, but am loving! Catherine thinks she is the luckiest girl when she meets blue-eyed, gorgeous Lee, but his mysterious side might not be so attractive after all. Their relationship quickly turns from passion to a nightmare, as Lee becomes twisted and violent, and horribly jealous. Catherine tries to end things and turn to her friends for help, but they don’t believe her. She feels alone and desperate to escape, just barely with her life. Four years later and Lee is in prison, and Catherine has moved on with her life. Her past stills haunts her though, and she suffers from OCD in an effort to feel safe from day to day. Her new neighbor, Stuart, helps comfort her and brings hope that she can turn things around and finally have a normal life. That is, until the day that the phone rings…

I would love to hear if you have read any of these, and keep me posted if you decide to read them! I highly recommend all of them! I absolutely love mysteries and psychological thrillers, and would love any good recs you might have! You can never have too many good books for the winter time!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Room Reveal

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Headboard: Target, Nightstands: Joss & Main (sold out,¬†love this one!), Lamps: Target, Books: Nordstrom, Bench: World Market, Duvet: Nordstrom, Quilt: Levtex (similar here), Pouf: similar¬†here, Art: Anna with Love (this one & this one), Frames: Framebridge, Bedskirt: Target, Rug: Target, Candles: Voluspa, Pillows: Target, Homegoods (love this¬†pink pom-pom one, this grey geo one, and¬†this pink geo one) Wall Color: Benjamin Moore ‘Nebulous White’

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Shelves: Ikea (spray painted gold!), Saint Laurent bag, Givenchy bag (similar here), Gucci bag, Valentino flats, Valentino heels (similar here). Saint Laurent heels, Chloe heels

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Dresser: Ikea (handles added on from Hobby Lobby!), Lamp: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Marble Jewelry Stand: Target, Books: this one & this one, Mirror: Target, Wall Mirror: Pottery Barn (similar here), Makeup Palette: Charlotte Tillbury, Lipsticks: MAC,

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Desk: Target, Mirror: Horchow, Lamp: Target, Chair: World Market, Stapler: Nate Berkus

Hello, loves! I am SO excited to finally share my room reveal with you all! It was definitely one of my most requested posts, and after adding a few finishing touches over the last few weeks, I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I hope you do too!

I wanted my room to be light and bright, and be a place that was always pretty and relaxing! I went with mostly white bedding, and added soft touches with pillows and cozy throws. I knew I wanted to incorporate my favorite color combo of blush pink and grey, and I just love how all the grey accents and pops of pink make the room cozy, yet still chic! I couldn’t help but add a few parisian touches too! This gorgeous mirror and my Paris prints are some of my favorite pieces in my room! Who doesn’t want to go to bed dreaming of Paris?

I think you will be as excited to find as I was that just about everything in my room is very affordable while appearing to be high end, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of it all! I hope you’ll find that this is perfect for the girl on a budget! I even have a few Ikea hacks in my room! This dresser has been fantastic, and I’m obsessed with how the handles turned out that I added on from Hobby Lobby (so easy!) It doesn’t get much better than finding such a large and pretty piece of furniture (with tons of storage) for under $200!! These shelves that I spray painted gold (only $50!) are the perfect piece to display my handbag collection! I think that corner with my shoes and handbag collection might be my favorite little part of my room, ha!

This gorgeous headboard I ordered from Target is my everything! I seriously can’t recommend it enough! It’s just as pretty in person, and truly is great quality. They are always having some sort of furniture sale, so I got an amazing deal on it, but it looks like I could’ve spent thousands on it! At the end of a long day, I can’t wait to cozy up in bed with a good book and one of my favorite candles burning!

I also want to mention my wall color. It’s Benjamin Moore ‘Nebulous White’, and it turned out to be the perfect color. If you’re someone that wants a soft, bright room, but you don’t want to commit to fully white walls, I think you would love this color! It looks fantastic with a white palette, and has a subtle blue/grey tint.

I hope you this room reveal gave you a little bit of room inspiration, and if you have any questions about anything, please let me know!! XO, Rachel

Monday, June 26, 2017

YouTube Channel Launch & Paris Travel Blog

Hello everyone! I am SO excited to announce the launch of my YouTube channel today, and what better way to start off than with a Paris Vlog!

I am so looking forward to all of the content I have planned to share with you all through my channel, including fashion, beauty/hair, and much more traveling to come. I would LOVE for you all to subscribe and follow along on this exciting new chapter for Between Two Coasts, I am incredibly grateful for all of you! I hope you all enjoy my first vlog, and please let me know what you think in the comments!

Thank you for stopping by today! XO, Rachel

Saturday, June 17, 2017

22 Random Facts for My 22nd Birthday

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Happy Friday, loves! We made it to the weekend, and this weekend is an extra fun one around here, it’s my birthday weekend! Today is my birthday, so I thought it’d be fun to share 22 random facts for my 22nd birthday!

1. I am 22 today!

2. I’m a Gemini (Creative & Disciplined)

3. I started my blog as a creative outlet.

4. I work full time and blog. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s so worth it! I love what I do!

5. I LOVE traveling so I hope to blog full time someday soon, and share many more travels with you all!

6. I recently traveled to Paris which I fell in love with for so many reasons.

7. Next up on my itinerary is Hawaii! I’ve mentioned before that I would totally move there, I am definitely a water/beach girl.

8. I named my blog Between Two Coasts because I currently live in KC, right in the middle of the country, between two coasts.

9. I have two sisters, and I’m the middle!

10. My older sister, Ariel, is a Kindergarten teacher. She is really good at it! She traveled to Paris with me and took all my blog photos…shout out to my big sis!

11. My younger sister, Piper, is about to start high school in the fall (ahh!)

12. As a younger blogger, it’s exciting to me to see what the future holds with the upcoming generation of bloggers/social media users with all of the changes that come with social media platforms. I love bouncing ideas/getting inspiration from my little sister for this reason!

13. I drive a Jeep, and actually everyone in my family does too, haha! I guess you could call it an obsession!

14. I wear clip in hair extensions by Barefoot Blonde Hair, in the color brown sugar! Love them!

15. I love playing around with my extensions and doing fun braids! I will start sharing some hair tutorials on my YouTube channel in the near future!

16. I speak pretty good spanish, so I am currently obsessed with the Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee “Despacito” song! We used to listen to Daddy Yankee in spanish class all the time!

17. I currently use the Canon T3i camera for blogging, with the Canon 50mm f 1.8 lens

18. I use the Canon G7x Mark ii camera for vlogging.

19. I use my iPhone 7 plus for IG photos.

20. I love blogging for so many reasons, but most of all is because of all the AMAZING readers/fellow bloggers I’ve gotten to meet. Love you all!

21. When it comes to blogging, I am a firm believer in collaboration over competition. It’s so important to help each other out!

22. I am looking forward to another great year of blogging and traveling , so let’s do this 22!

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes, you’re so sweet & I always love hearing from you guys! I’d love for you all to leave a fun fact about yourself below, and please don’t hesitate to ever reach out with any questions or things you’d like to know/see! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Xo, Rachel


Friday, March 31, 2017

20 Fun Facts About Me

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Happy Friday, friends! Today I wanted to switch things up a bit and get a little more personal by sharing 20 fun facts about me! There are a lot of new faces around here, and I am SO thankful for each and every one of you. I wish I could sit down and chat with all of you, and I hope that this will always be a fun place for you all to stop by, even if just for five minutes of your day, or just to say hi! I seriously LOVE hearing from you guys, whether it’s a comment or a question! So, without further ado…

1. I am the middle of 3 girls. I’m 21. My little sister, Piper, is 13, and my older sister, Ariel, is 25.

2. I have a lot of favorite movies, but my top 3 are definitely ‘The Holiday’, ‘The Parent Trap’, and ‘The Other Woman’ (currently watching it as I write this!)

3. I have two Cavalier King Charles, Lola and Ruby.

4. I’m terrified of spiders! Like heart racing, probably sweating, definitely running in the other direction kind of scared!

5. I am a tad bit addicted to lipstick! Some might call it hoarding, I call it collecting, ha!

6. I am currently planning for my first trip out of the country…Paris for two weeks at the end of May!

7. 3 things that I absolutely despise: wind, static, and dust (totally ridiculous, I know)

8. 2 things that I absolutely love: handbags and shoes

9. I’m currently not in a relationship #singleforlife

10. Current favorite Starbucks order: the ‘pink drink’, or the coconut milk mocha macchiatto!

11. I make a mean guacamole!

12. Confession: I’m a foodie. I¬†love¬†snacks and have a total sweet tooth! Crackers, candy, donuts, ice cream. You name it, I probably love it. I was notorious for always having a stash on hand when I was little, and let’s just say…not much has changed!

13. I’m a total night owl. The morning and I are not friends, but we’re working on it.

14. I come from a military family (my dad is a retired Marine) I was born in Virginia, moved to Maryland, then to Kansas, back to Maryland, and here I am back in Kansas ever since!

15. My favorite meal is a cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake.

16. My all time favorite tv series is ‘Gossip Girl’

17. The gym and I have a love/hate relationship, but I always go (refer back to fact #12, lol). I enjoy running the most!

18. I want to live in Hawaii. So I’m sure you could guess how much I love ‘Moana’ right now!

19. I wear clip-in hair extensions and absolutely loovee them!!

20. My Chic-Fil-A order is the classic nuggets, fries, and cookies ‘n cream milkshake.

And that’s all for now! I hope that gave you a fun little glimpse on a little bit more about me, and now it’s your turn! Share a fun fact about yourself in the comments below so that I can get to know all of YOU! Enjoy your weekend, loves!

Xo, Rach

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Gift Wrap

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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend Christmas festivities and time spent with loved ones. Today I wanted to stop by and share a fun little post with you all, and show you my Christmas gift wrap! All of my presents are wrapped and under the tree, ready to be opened bright and early tomorrow morning! This time of year I get so excited not just for shopping and checking off my list, but for wrapping up all the goodies that I found. Each year I choose a new Christmas gift wrap theme, and love collecting all of the cutest gift enclosures, ribbon and decor to match! It is seriously my favorite thing (I was taught well by my mom!) Last weekend I turned on Elf, made some hot cocoa, and got to work wrapping away!

This year you could say my theme was a winter adventure/camping theme. As soon as I saw these adorable little Christmas camping ornaments at Target, I was sold! I mean, how darn cute are they? I just love how they all turned out, and they’re almost too cute to open tomorrow…!¬†Almost.¬†

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and I wish you the merriest of weekends! P.S.- I’ll be sharing some fun little snippets of my weekend on Snapchat (rachelpuccetti)

Xo, Rachel

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Currently Reading

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Curling up with a good book has always been one of my favorite things to do at night, or in my free down time, especially during the winter. Once I have finished working for the night, I love to make a cup of hot cocoa and get cozy in bed in my fav PJ’s (PJ Salvage!) with my pups and my current read. It’s the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, and Ruby & Lola really love it, too!¬†(or maybe they just love my pile of cozy blankets ;))

I’ve always been a mystery kind of girl, and lately I feel like there have been SO many good ones out there, so I thought it would be fun to share a few that I am currently reading! Plus, the snow is coming down for many of you, and winter break is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to grab a new book!

1. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

This book is on many recommendation lists, and it did not disappoint! It begins with a couple who return home from a dinner party late one night, and find their baby girl missing. You are led through the investigation, and I was constantly trying to guess who did it…which turned into many late nights for me because I couldn’t stop turning the page! I would definitely recommend this if you love solving mysteries!

2. The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

When I came across this book, I hadn’t heard anything about it yet, but decided to give it a try. Sure enough, I ended up really loving it! Camille Logan, a beautiful, wealthy girl finds herself under the protection of her new body guard and former sniper, Jake Sharp. There’s a threat on her life thanks to her ruthless business man of a father. Both Camille and Jake have dark pasts, but he finds her to be much more than the bad press makes her out to be. She might be just what he needs to face his fears. They come to need each other, but a certain threat stands in their way. It was the perfect balance between suspense and romance! P.S.- this book is pretty racy, and graphic at times which I wasn’t expecting, but just wanted to give you a fair warning!

3. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The first book I read by Ware was The Woman in Cabin 10¬†which I absolutely loved, so I was excited to read this one. I love how suspenseful her books are, and she does the best job at keeping you on your toes! Nora is invited to a bachelorette party for a friend from her past, and she reluctantly agrees to attend. The setting takes place in¬†a house in the middle of the woods (so creepy!), and things take a very dark, and twisted turn. You might not want to read this one late at night, ladies ūüėČ

Let’s chat! I would love to hear if you have read any of these and what you thought. Also, I would especially love any similar book recommendations!

Enjoy! Xo, Rachel

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Recently…

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Top: Banana Republic, Denim: Joe’s (similar here & here), Shoes: Jack Purcell, Bag: Prada

Here are a few snippets from life recently…

^This floral lace peplum is the perfect spring top, and I just love the pretty lavender color! I plan to purchase the dress version after seeing it on the NYFW runway this past fall, and also adore it in white! I have been wearing these Jack Purcell’s almost everyday, and I love pairing them with an otherwise feminine look (like in this post) for a more casual, cute outfit.

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Bag: Chloé

^A coffee break isn’t complete without Adele & my favorite crossbody!

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Duvet: Nordstrom, Throw: Nordstrom (also love this one)

^Celebrating the sweetest pup on National Puppy Day! This is Lola and Ruby’s favorite spot to snuggle up.

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Dress: Chicwish, Rosy Glow Blush ‘Petal’, Diorskin Airflash¬†Foundation, SkinFlash Radiance Booster, Lip Maximizer

^Details for a night with Dior beauty at Nordstrom! Each of these products are perfection.

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Shirt: Project Social T (also love this one), Shoes: Jack Purcell, Sunnies: Karen Walker

^Weekend style. These Project Social T tee’s are hands down my new favorite! They are perfect for that comfy, cute, casual look, and at under $20 you can’t beat them. (For reference, I got a large for an oversized look.)

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Bag: Prada, Lipgloss: 765 Shock Ultradior

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Coffee Break

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Taxi, take me somewhere sunny!¬†I am so excited to finally be Dallas bound for Create + Cultivate, and a little weekend getaway! Yesterday I stopped for an afternoon coffee break at one of my favorite spots in town, Dean & DeLuca, in the midst of getting ready for my trip. A pretty latte, chocolate croissant and fresh flowers are always the perfect refresh button. If you are local to Dallas, or have visited before, I would absolutely love any recommendations or a list of to-do’s! Don’t forget to follow along on Snapchat (@rachelpuccetti) for behind the scenes of Create + Cultivate and my adventures in Dallas!

Thank you for stopping by!