The husband and I didn't do much last night (although I did whip up some of these)... but on Saturday we had a blast. We first had lunch a brewery, before heading on down to my favorite local winery (yeah, we like our booze).... We did the Valentine's Day tasting which consisted of 4 wines, each paired with a local cheese and wine infused truffle - except for the wine that was paired with the chocolate covered potato chip (yum)!... We had such a good time and it's doing simple things like that and being together that make our Valentine's most enjoyable.
(I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures!!)
Aside from that, I've been working on some crafty projects for our Beer Tasting party next month. Annnd since V-day is finally over, I can finally put them up guilt free :)
First up, I took this quirky little candlestick I bought last spring at Marshall's for $7.99 and gave it some sophistication. I did actually like the turquoise, it just didn't 'go' with any of the stuff or rooms in our house. I grabbed a bottle of Valspar Spray Paint in Cappuccino from Lowes and gave it a few coats.
I grabbed some white wood letters at Michael's for $2.49 a piece.
I traced the letter upside down on the back of the scrapbook paper, cut out my letters, and put a coat of Mod Podge directly on the wood before placing the paper on top. I waited 15 minutes for the paper to set in place and make all wrinkles and bubbles got smoothed out before putting another coat of Mod Podge on top (I did two top coats on each letter).
I think I'm going to get some clover plants... or maybe some succulents to put on the wine bar or the ledge with center piece. I love how the letters turned out. So simple and easy and I'll be able to pull them out year after year.
This would also be a great project at Christmas (JOY or NOEL, perhaps) or even for kids room/play room.
Stay tuned.... I'm kicking it in high gear, I got some more projects coming up... but maybe some window shopping first??... hmmm