Valentines day is not just about boys. Yes, I plan on having a lovely-but-low-key, at-home, heart-filled February 14th with my hubby. But, it’s not all about him.It’s also about our girls. Our friends. Our moms. Our sisters. It’s about the ladies who we love, too. Let’s make sure we don’t forget them this year either. Here’s a really simple DIY that my mother-in-law whipped up that is a perfect V-day gift for the chickies in your life.
It’s almost time for that ball to drop. Here are some last minute easy upgrades for your New Years Eve party.
Snazzy up your table by turning your napkins into bow ties!
Fill your glasses with cotton candy and watch it melt away as you add a little bubbly of your choice:
Or make your bubbly extra sweet with rock candy..
Guest of a party this year? Bring these blackberry brie bites and be the hit of the party…
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
On the first night of Hanukkah, we went to an awesome Christmas party and I, a total non-drinker, brought my own infused vodka. It made it all the more fun. The party was at a friend’s newly renovated apartment that I couldn’t help but drool at their gorgeous and open outside-the-city-sized kitchen including the farm-style sink and chef’s stovetop.
To celebrate the occasion, we brought our home-infused very merry cranberry lime vodka. It was a big hit (even with the non-drinker ahem,) and the only thing I would have done differently was make much more of it!
- 1 bag of cranberries
- 1 lime
- 2 tbs of sugar
- Peel the rind of the lime.
- Poke a hole in each cranberry (I used one prong of a fork).
- Drop each cranberry into your empty bottle or jar. Drop pieces of lime rind alternatively throughout the layers of cranberry. Fill to the top.
- Add the sugar.
- Using a funnel fill the bottle with as much vodka as can fit. Seal the top of the bottle/jar. Leave in a dark place for 7 days.
I have been longing for a do-it-myself project for weeks and weeks now. I just haven’t felt inspired (er, yes, I know that’s a fine line between lazy and inspired). And then I saw the above gorgeous table in an Anthropologie magazine and I got those little inspiration tingles. Sure, Anthropologie had a live rabbit on the table and I wasn’t going to do that since my rabbit was busy (kidding). BUT more importantly, floppy was next to some very funky candle sticks made of stacked wine glasses and I thought… I could do that. And that’s how a DIY is born.
Step 1: Gather a variety of wine and champagne glasses. I found mine at the $dollar$ store. I also used a couple of my leftover dollar store candle holders from this diy.
Step 2: Play around with how you want to stack these before gluing them. My hubby liked this part. Isn’t he cute? Once you’ve figured out your order, use a glass glue (that dries crystal clear) to adhere them to one another.
Step 3: Let the glue dry completely. Place candles in candle holder on top, or use some glue or wax to adhere candle to the base of the wine glass on the top of the stack.
Thinking Nah, I’d rather buy them? The Stem-to-Stem Candlesticks are for sale at Anthropologie for $298 (check them out here).
Perfect for future dinner parties or for your Thanksgiving table!
How are you setting your T-day table?
It’s that time of year again. Orange and black are all over. Cob webs and grave stones are appearing on town house steps. But I am not yet ready for a witch’s cackle.
Just like last year, I want to embrace fall but not quite Halloween or the impending winter.
I was looking for albino pumpkins but couldn’t find them, so instead I found the in-between color, drew a little mustache on them, and got busy with some glitter. The whole time I made them I kept saying, these are so awesome.
1. Cut out a printed mustache photo (like this one).
2. Trace around the perimeter of the stache (with a pen).
3. Outline the mustache with glue and then fill it in.
4. Add glitter. Shake off excess glitter and let dry.