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I figured with all the questions I have been receiving on where I have bought things for my apartment that I should just make a post with links to the exact products I bought.

To make this easiest, I am going to go room by room. I tried to be super budget conscious so nothing in here is too expensive also :).


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Links to everything in the kitchen...


These were the cheapest bar stools I could find that were cute. I ended up finding them at Target and it was $130 for a set of two. I thought that was pretty dang good.

Black + White Rug: 

Cutting Boards: So after I got this apartment I realized I am a cute cutting board collector. This isn't something I knew about myself before but now if I pass a cute cutting board I can't pass it down. The wood and marble (smaller board) and the gray board are both from HomeGoods. I find HomeGoods by far has the best price on cutting boards (they're expensive!). I got my large circle cutting board from Wayfair but it's no longer in stock. This one from World Market is extremely similar though.

Gold Bowl (similar):

I wanted a bowl that I could throw veggies in and this works perfectly. I got it from HomeGoods but I linked a similar one.

Love, love, love this gold teapot! I'm a tea girl and need my cup daily. Love that this is cute enough to keep out on my stove.

Dish Towels:

I get my dish towels from all over. I've had the best luck at Target, Homegoods, and Amazon. Just got the one above and I think it's soo cute.

Gold + White Serving Utensils:

I get a lot of questions about these white and gold serving utensils and if they stay pure white. I have had these in all types of red sauces and once I put them in a dishwasher, they go back to their normal white. If I hand wash them, they don't so I feel like you need to have a dishwasher to get these.

Cake Stand: Gray-washed cake stand came from HomeGoods.

Vases: Vases came from At Home.

Salt + Pepper Dishes: These also came from At Home!


I got this set from Target and love ittttt. I got it on sale during Black Friday so watch out for that! It comes with two different sizes of plates, bowls, and cups. I personally got two sets of these to keep in my apartment.

Gold Silverware Set:

I have been using these for over six months now and just a couple of them have the gold coming off (in a really small place too). They have gone through the dishwasher hundreds of times and look great. Gold silverware can be hard to find that last through dishwashing and this is definitely one of the sets I recommend. Plus, I just love the shape of it.

White Knife Set: 

My Pots + Pan Set: 

Okay, to be honest, this was a little splurge. I wanted to get nice pots and pans because I knew I would be keeping them for a LONG time. Also, I love to cook so it was something that was important to me. I will say that I love them and highly recommend them!

Baking Sheet Set:

Another thing I splurged on. Found out pretty soon after I bought this that Target has an almost identical set that is also gold. You can find that set here to save you some money.

Casserole Dishes: 

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These are some of the prettiest casserole dishes I was able to find!! I bought two of them in this size and one of them in more of a square size. These are just really handy to have.


OMG. If there is one thing on this list that I think is life-changing THIS IS IT. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me rave about it. Hands-down one of my favorite things in my apartment.

Pre Cut Parchment Paper: 

Another one of my favorite kitchen must-haves.

Cutting Boards: 

Practical Serving Utensils:

It was SO nice to have this set because it literally has every single thing I ever needed. Like so many things I didn't think of from pizza cutter to can openers. It was really nice to be able to move into my apartment and then know that I have almost every single serving utensil I needed.

Gold Mixing Dishes: 


Measuring Cups:

My gold measuring cups are from Target (no longer sold) but they look almost identical to this.


Gold and White Bowls: 

I always get questions about these but they are from H&M home! Love them but they're not microwaveable or dishwasher safe.

Clear Mugs:

Gold Chip Clips:

Gold Strainer:

Wine Bottle Opener:


Slow Cooker:

Let's state the obvious on this slow's EXPENSIVE. I got it for my birthday, probably at 23 years old would not buy it for myself haha. But I do LOVE IT. I make so many slow cooker recipes and this insert can go directly on the stove top/in the stove and then can go right back into the slow cooker. It's awesome.

Before I got this, I used a cheap slow cooker that made the recipes just as good :). Moral of that all, get a slow cooker! By far my most used appliance.

Kitchenaid Mixer: