A Cozy Place to Recharge and Serena & Lily Sale Picks

When I went to the Better Homes and Gardens StyleMaker event last week, Bobby Berk, the interior decorator from the show Queer Eye, had some words of wisdom that hit home. He said, “When we get home at night we always plug in our phone because we know if it doesn’t get a full charge, it won’t last to the next day. But we don’t think of ourselves as a phone that needs to be recharged. Your home is that charger, and you need to make sure you’re getting back up to 100 percent.” Today, I’m sharing how I carved out a place for me to recharge in my house as well as my Serena & Lily Sale Picks from the Friends and Family Sale!

I love rattan daybed with cozy pillows and throws in blue and white and the ceramic elephant stool - see all of my Serena and Lily Sale Picks kellyelkoi.com #bohodecor #boho #serenaandlily #elephant #daybed #rattanfurniture #blueandwhitedecor #homedecor

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I partnered with Serena & Lily who believe that living well begins at home and I couldn’t agree more!

You know I love a good bargain and Serena & Lily isn’t inexpensive but I think you definitely get what you pay for and the quality is amazing. Their Friends and Family Sale is the time to buy if you’ve had your eye on something because nearly everything in the store is 20% off through October 14.

I chose two beautifully embroidered and tasseled blue and white plaid pillows, this patterned throw, the world’s cutest ceramic elephant stool/side table, and a birch wood patterned tray. I’ll share more of my favorites near the end of this post including this wallpaper on which I based my dining room wall mural that you can see here.

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A rattan daybed is the perfect place to pile high with cozy pillows and throws and the ceramic elephant stool is the perfect plant stand kellyelko.com #bohodecor #rattanfurniture #rattan #daybed #sunroomdecor #sunroom #serenaandlily #blueandwhitedecor #plantlady

What’s more inviting than piles of pillows, a cozy throw and a tray to hold a mug of tea? This little retreat is the perfect place to recharge, take a power nap, or read a good book (don’t miss Where the Crawdads Sing). My plant lady planter is the perfect gift for any plant lover in your life.

I love this ceramic elephant garden stool kellyelko.com #plantlady #elephantdecor #bohodecor #serenaandlily #homedecor

Blue and white tray for tea time kellyelko.com

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Friends and Family Sale – 20% off nearly everything store and online with code BEOURGUEST (some exclusions apply).

How do you recharge at home?

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  1. Love all of this! It all ties together so nice. I have to say though, from your fellow NJ friend, I love your mug. When I’m home, I recharge by cleaning and organizing. I just love being home.

  2. I noticed the chess cookies. Do you have the recipe for Paula Deen’s Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding? These cookies are used in that recipe. It is my go to dessert for covered dish luncheons. Enjoy!
    Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding
    Total: 30 min
    Prep: 30 min
    Yield: 12 servings
    1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream
    2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
    6 to 8 bananas, sliced
    2 cups milk
    1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
    In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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