My Official NYC Apartment Tour

My Official NYC Apartment Tour | Kayla's Five Things

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Okay, I swear this is probably the last Christmas-y thing you’ll have to see from me. It’s honestly not focused on Christmas, but I just happened to have the time right before Christmas to shoot it and am just now able… Continue Reading

The Best Halloween Decor Under $25

The Best Halloween Decor Under $25

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Full disclosure: this post is partially about showing off my Halloween decor to make it last longer since all this work basically has to be taken down in 10 days. I seriously spent the first day of fall doing on… Continue Reading

10 Hosting Tips for Overnight Guests

10 Hosting Tips for Overnight Guests | Kayla's Five Things

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This post was sponsored by Sleep Advisor. All thoughts and opinions are my own.    It’s no secret that our apartment has been officially renamed “The Watkins B&B.” We have guests usually about every 2-4 weeks that stay with us… Continue Reading

A bedroom rug story

A bedroom rug story | Kayla's Five Things

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This post is sponsored by Serena and Lily. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Home is wherever you’re the most comfortable, and as great as wood floors are you just can’t be cozy without covering some of them… Continue Reading

How to Have a Green Home Without a Green Thumb


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This post is sponsored by HedgeScapes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am a plant murderer. I never chose this life, but this life chose me. I have killed plants deemed “unable to be killed.” I would like to… Continue Reading

an apartment entryway makeover

an apartment entryway makeover | Kayla's Five Things

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Devine Color for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Have you ever heard the saying “you CAN judge a home by its entryway?” Probably not, but I’d like… Continue Reading

what you need for a fully stocked bar cart

what you need for a fully stocked bar cart | Kayla's Five Things

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If you’re a die-hard K5T fan (lol as if I have those), you may have noticed that I have shared a lot of photos about my bar cart. I’ve written other blog posts AND am constantly sharing photos of on… Continue Reading

Making a difference with decor in small bedrooms

Making a difference with decor in small bedrooms | Kayla's Five Things

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This post decor in small bedrooms was sponsored by T.J. Maxx. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Head’s up: this is about to get a little cheesy, but I honestly feel this way about decorating (and planning your… Continue Reading

home office in an apartment

at home office in an apartment | Kayla's Five Things

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NYC is great for a lot of things, but there almost as many things that make you question why you moved here in the first place. One of these questions is when did an 10 square feet become a luxury?!… Continue Reading

10 ways to decorate your home for Christmas

10 ways to decorate your home for Christmas | Kayla's Five Things

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I finally get to share with you our very festive apartment! As you all probably know from Instagram, I have had this cute, little home of ours decorated since the weekend after Thanksgiving. I love having these decorations up for… Continue Reading