HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR: The Lady In Red

Valentine’s Day is always the perfect day to share a cocktail and a box of chocolates. Here is one of my favorite holiday cocktails.

THE LADY IN RED COCKTAIL.

THE LADY IN RED COCKTAIL.

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 ¬†ounces of Maker’s Mark

1 ounce of POM Pomegranate Juice

half ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice

Chilled Ginger Beer

Combine lemon juice, pomegranate juice and

bourbon in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.Shake vigorously for a minute

then pour over ice in a rocks glass and top off with ginger beer.

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HOLIDAY: Favorite Valentine’s Day Cards

Well I just put my yearly Valentine’s Day cards in the mail, and I am getting in to another holiday spirit! Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards inspirations and some great places to pick up some of these cards.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Here is a list of my favorite Etsy shops to get your Valentine’s Day cards from…

YesUMay Stationary & Events

LaStudioPrints

Fish Cake Design

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I can’t wait to update you on all my Valentine’s Day favorites this week!

INSTAPOST: Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone had a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I love to celebrate any holiday and this is how I spent my day yesterday…

I baked my favorite kind of cookie (Peanut Butter Blossoms) with a Valentine's Day twist! And brought them to work!

I baked my favorite kind of cookie (Peanut Butter Blossoms) with a Valentine’s Day twist! And brought them to work!

And I got a delightful package from my Mom and Dad! A Lilly Pulitzer dress and makeup! Who needs a boyfriend when you have the best Valentines around?!

And I got a delightful package from my Mom and Dad! A Lilly Pulitzer dress and makeup! Who needs a boyfriend when you have the best Valentines around?!

And I treated myself to a little Valentine's Day gift. A small gold necklace of the state of Texas. Love Love Love.

And I treated myself to a little Valentine’s Day gift. A small gold necklace of the state of Texas. Love Love Love.

No matter how you celebrate… I hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

HOLIDAY: Holiday Decorating on a Budget

So every holiday deserves to be celebrated, but all of us living on a budget know that its not that easy to get in the holiday spirit on a dime. Here are a few tips on making your home look great for Valentine’s Day (or any holiday for that matter) that will be inexpensive and last a long time!

When in doubt, hand make a few decorations to spice up your space. Create garland of paper hearts or even Valentine's Day cards you have received in the past. Simple and very cost effective.

When in doubt, hand make a few decorations to spice up your space. Create garland of paper hearts or even Valentine’s Day cards you have received in the past. Simple and very cost effective.

When I have my own home I always want to have a wreath up! They are an easy way to make your house a little more homey. They are easily stored and definitely easy to put up and take down!

When I have my own home I always want to have a wreath up! They are an easy way to make your house a little more homey. They are easily stored and definitely easy to put up and take down!

I know it sounds crazy... but after each holiday is a great time to stock up on decorations for the next year! They usually have AMAZING discounts on decorations because they are trying to move in the next season's merchandise. Definitely check this out at Target, Walmart, or any home goods store.

I know it sounds crazy… but after each holiday is a great time to stock up on decorations for the next year! They usually have AMAZING discounts on decorations because they are trying to move in the next season’s merchandise. Definitely check this out at Target, Walmart, or any home goods store.

HOLIDAY: Valentine Gift Giving

Happy Valentine’s Day Week! I love to celebrate any type of holiday. And I love to get my friends involved! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all the love in your life (not just a boyfriend or husband!) so I came up with a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you to give to your SIGNIFICANT… friend! All on a budget!

This Love Hook from Urban Outfitters is perfect! And only $8!

This Love Hook from Urban Outfitters is perfect! And only $8!

This adorable ice cube tray for be perfect for a friend who loves to entertain... or drink! $11.65 at Overstock!

This adorable ice cube tray for be perfect for a friend who loves to entertain… or drink! $11.65 at Overstock!

This is one of my FAVORITE things! Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm! Right now they are on sale at Urban Outfitters 2 for $12... a perfect way for you to get yourself a treat and treat a friend!

This is one of my FAVORITE things! Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm! Right now they are on sale at Urban Outfitters 2 for $12… a perfect way for you to get yourself a treat and treat a friend!