I love champagne. In any form, in any drink. Give me a champagne cocktail, I'm happy. They are usually what I order when I go to bars, on special occasions, even what I drink at home. My all time favorite classic champagne cocktail is a French 75.
Valentine's Day is coming up quick, isn't it?! Love it or hate it, it comes around every year. And although it may be over-hyped, it is still a great reason to celebrate, eat chocolate/wine/candy, and love each other, right? Why not just embrace it? Might as well really make the day special with these fun date ideas. The ideas range from free to cheap to luxurious so there is something for everyone and every budget!
I love this little DIY so much, and think it turned out pretty well. It is relatively easy to create, the most difficult part of this project is patience! Believe me, patience is important otherwise your tray will FALL APART the second you pick it up. You must, must, must leave it for at least a day (or two) to dry. The glue is strong, but not unless you let it cure for a few days. I had to redo the attachment process two times, so just be sure to let it dry once everything is perfectly attached, and do not attempt to lift the tray by the handles (they are decorative mostly). Another great thing is how few supplies you need to actually create this. You don't have to spend a lot of money upfront to make this DIY, I think I spent about 20-30 dollars total. If you have old drawer pulls that you can paint, or already have a strong glue or a tile, you can spend even less. So let's get to it!
I first fell in love with agate coasters after seeing them at West Elm and other high end stores. After being unwilling to shell out the 100 bucks needed to purchase the coasters, I realized I should try the DIY route. I like to use this strategy for pretty much everything. If I can't find an affordable option for something that I'm lusting after, I get creative and learn how to do-it-myself. It doesn't always work out so well, but these coasters came out perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for.
There are some seriously gripping TV shows that are on right now (or aired in recent months). If you haven't seen them yet, grab your partner or a friend, a bottle of red wine, some kettle corn and settle in for some major marathon-ing. The best thing about these selections is that they are, for the most part, gender neutral. These are shows Paul and I watched together and BOTH loved equally, which is rare. When you're prone to shows like Crazy Ex-girlfriend and Sex and the City, it's not all that easy to get your male counterpart on board. Not with these.
Christmas is so, so close and I could not be more excited! Who says holiday shopping needs to be done before December? This gift guide was designed for the typical, wait til the last minute procrastinator. No one wants to show up to the party empty-handed, and the beauty of this guide is that the choices are affordable and accessible. A majority of the gifts are from Target, meaning that running out to the store instead of ordering online is a very possible alternative, if that's your style. These chic picks will be the perfect additions to any home. Happy shopping!