I threw a Favorite Things party recently for a girls night in. The concept makes for a fun a night: get together with friends and gift them one of your favorite things. There seem to be several variations but here’s how it worked (and this is exactly what I put on the invitations): Please choose one of your favorite things costing no more than $6. Bring 5 of those to share with the group. You will also go home with 5 new favorite things.
It’s fun to discover what your friends like and find new things. I also asked everyone to bring their favorite appetizer or dessert. This makes it even easier to host because you don’t have to stress about providing everything yourself. For the non-wine drinkers (more for me!), I made a festive punch. Here’s the recipe so you can give it a try!
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup banana flavored rum
1 cup vodka
5 cups ginger ale
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl, stir well, and enjoy over ice. Let me know if you give it a try!
We were snowed in last week so I started some paint projects. I first started painting a closet (all of our closets need painting!) but when I realized how many coats it would need (the paint color is a pink/raspberry) I stopped and started this project for instant gratification.
I’ve long wanted to do something to the back of our glass fronted kitchen cabinets. This was a really quick fix. It took longer for the paint to dry than it did to actually paint them. Here is how they’ve looked since the kitchen remodel two years ago.
And after a little less than hour here’s their new look:
I just painted the back of the cabinet with a small quart of dark gray “oops” paint found in the paint section at Lowes. I don’t even know the name of the color because it wasn’t labeled.
I love the change and like what a quick fix this is. You can do the same thing on any freestanding or mounted bookshelf in your home too!
Paint Colors We’ve Used