Friday Furnishings | Updated Nook

Before Nook

This isn’t my reading nook, no. This is Pork’s nook. She likes to sleep in her doggy bed on specific occasions. After a full day at Grandma’s, during the day for little cat naps when the bed gets too warm, and sometimes, just sometimes, she chooses her doggy bed at night time over snuggling with me. But shh, don’t tell her I’m telling you this, but she usually makes her way into the bed at some point in the middle of the night. She isn’t as independent as she makes herself out to be.

When AllModern asked me to style a spot in my home with new modern pieces, I instantly thought of this little nook in the house. It’s right next to my office where Pork will come visit sometimes, but it doesn’t at all match my house. Her doggy bed is boring and beige, and the corner just needs something. Adding a chic Ghost chair is a modern update plus the fact that it’s Lucite doesn’t add bulk to this small space. Threw on a few of my favorite fashion books, a white rhino (because hello, how adorable is he?) and a little throw to have on hand for when I cozy up in my desk chair for late work nights.  Pork loves the updated bed, she even decided early on that it was more comfy than her original here on instagram. Plus the color is bright, and the print is fun. It’s the perfect doggy nook update.

before and after dog nook

Ghost Chair Styling 3 Ghost Chair Styling 1Boston Terrier Head Tilt Ghost Chair Styling 2 Ghost Chair Styling Boston Terrier

Louis Ghost Chair | ThrowWhite Rhino | Dog Bed

*All items courtesy of AllModern


RECIPE | Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Pumpkin gingerbread trifle, easy pumpkin desserts, pumpkin recipes

I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin pie, you name it, I want to eat it. While brainstorming fun ideas for easy mason jar desserts, Mandy of Waiting on Martha suggested a pumpkin trifle. Genius! I suppose I’ll attempt my s’mores one at a later date because Fall calls for pumpkin. I added my own little twist to this with broken up gingersnap cookies.  This recipe is very light and actually not THAT bad for you, yes not that bad.  So go on, make it, eat it, and thank me.

Pumpkin gingerbread trifle, easy pumpkin desserts, pumpkin recipes Pumpkin gingersnap trifle, easy pumpkin desserts, pumpkin recipes

Gingersnap Pumpkin Trifle
Serves 2
An easy and light, layered pumpkin dessert.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. Whipped Cream
  2. 8oz of heavy whipping cream
  3. 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. Pumpkin Layer
  6. 1 cup of whipped cream
  7. 1 cup of pureed pumpkin
  8. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  9. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  10. Gingersnap cookies - crumbled
  1. First make your whip cream by whipping together your heavy whipping cream with sugar and vanilla
  2. Set aside
  3. Mix pumpkin mixture together
  4. Fold in 1 cup of your whipping cream to your pumpkin mixture
  5. Layer in a mason jar
  6. Eat. It. All.
  1. If you want your pumpkin layer to be a bit more firm, add gelatin to turn it more into a pudding. Easily substitute gingerbread for the cookies.
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