When planning a night in for friends, my recipe includes excellent food, great wine and a fun activity. Luckily for me, my friend Melissa is a party stylist & founder of Party Girls Co and can make my recipe look beautiful too. 😉
Since both of us are big in to entertaining, we were happy to try out Two Oceans 1.5L varieties of Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot wines. Both light and easy to drink these are the perfect wines to offer at your next get together and at $17 a bottle, they are value friendly.
Our activity for the evening was a craft put together by DIY expert Victoria Stacey of Handmade Jungle. I painted a heart on my wine glass and Melissa being the fancy little lady that she is created a jewel inspire wine glass. The best part was the laughs and stories shared while creating our masterpiece wine glass artwork. We ended the evening sitting by the fire with Melissa’s hubby and chatted about our week and what we had planned. A night in with good friends beats a night out in my books.
If you are planning on entertaining this march break or have plans in place for St Patty’s day, the 1.5L bottles by Two Oceans make entertaining a breeze! I’m planning a green themed Sangria Party for St Patty’s!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
***Please drink responsibly***
The year that I was born, my parents purchased a time share in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale. My mom propped me up and took photos of me as a baby in every room of the home. She was so excited to be by the water with her new baby and I have to say it’s the same feeling I get when I bring my kids. We didn’t bring Owen this time because he didn’t want to miss school. He’s my very responsible little man that the girls and I missed very much.
I spent the week putting one babe down for a nap and picking the next one up to play in the pool. They were both up incredibly early every morning (insert that monkey hiding his eyes emoji) and so we had first dibs at the ocean waves every morning. The girls waking me up at 5am would typically send me in to a mood lol but being there in the warmth and water made it all okay.
Some of you have told me you are headed to Fort Lauderdale for March break so I thought I’d put together a small list of our favourite restaurants in the area.
Our family favourite for food is Houstons. Right in Pompano Beach and it is located on the water. You can watch the boats go by and enjoy your meal with friends and family. They don’t have high chairs but you can bring in your stroller. The food for lunch and dinner is amazing!
For the kids I would suggest Mai-Kai Restaurant, especially if your girls are in to Moana. 😉 My little Ella is obsessed with that movie and she thought every girl working there was Moana! Lol! It was really cute. The food is good and you can walk around the Polynesian forest while you wait for the show to start.
Another restaurant we go to every year is the Pelican Grand Beach Resort restaurant. The back veranda is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal.
If you want to relax around the pool and take it easy the best seafood shop is The Fish Pedlar. You can grab fresh shucked oysters, shrimp and fish to cook at home.
Our life pretty much revolves around food, the pool and ocean while in Florida. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
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A week in Florida wasn’t enough. I miss the sun, the sand, the salty air… I think we should just pack up and head back. You can all let me know when spring has arrived and then I’ll make my way home, deal? 😉
Getting my head out of the clouds, we would miss the boys too much. I can’t force spring to get here sooner but it was nice to come home to new spring pieces that I had recently picked up from Urban Barn. I didn’t go over board on redecorating, even though I could have. I stuck to a budget and brought some light back in to our room until we have the real thing. You can get an idea of what they have in store by reading my post The New Spring Collection by Urban Barn.
I chose the pink pillows to accent the flowers in the vase on the side table. There were different arrangements they had to choose from but the colour pink makes me so happy, it makes me think of my girls. I also picked out a cozy throw, I’m obsessed with throws!! My husband might disagree, but I don’t think one can ever have too many. 😉
The tray I found was perfect. I knew it would go well with the other colours in my room and can be used for holding candles or most likely my morning coffee. The candles are another thing I can’t seem to have enough of in my home and I love the pastel colour of them.
Urban Barn helped me make simple changes that do great things for my mood. For now, waking up to these fresh colours will make me happy.
Have you started bringing a little more spring in to your home? 🙂
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