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Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movies are one of my favorite things! Cody & I first went to an outdoor showing of Singing in the Rain a few years ago & since then I was hooked. When we moved into our house & had a yard again a projector & screen were one of the first things we bought. We've loved watching so many movies in our backyard that when we opened the shop I knew I wanted to host a free outdoor movie for our customers! Once we finally got some decent weather it was time to sit down & plan our first movie night. It just happened to fall on May 1st so what better way to kick of Cinco de Mayo than The Three Amigos played on the big screen? 

I'm obsessed with the way this turned out! Our little cinder block building turned out to be an adorable spot for our movie night! We picked up some of those tacky faux grass rugs from Home Depot, a few bean bags from Walmart, blankets from Fourteen & East mixed with canvas drop cloths as picnic blankets, & most importantly margaritas!  

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Yeah... these will change your life! Fair warning most of the recipes I share on the blog are found via Pinterest because while I can cook I am not creative enough to come up with such tasty treats. This one came from Some The Wiser & y'all... it's amazing! 

 
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First off, let's start with these cute muffin liners. I adore the look of these so I decided to give them a go & they are super easy! 

Parchment Paper Muffin Liner

Cut parchment paper into 6"x6" squares. Find a can or glass that fits into your cupcake pan & simple cover the can with the parchment paper to make a cup. Simple as that! Spritz with a little non-stick cooking spray to make sure cupcakes/muffins don't stick!

 
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Now onto the good stuff! The Cinnamon Roll Muffins!!

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Recipe by Some The Wiser

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
1 egg
1 cup milk (plus more as needed)

Topping and Filling

1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts (I skipped this)
3 tablespoons melted butter

Frosting

2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Dash of vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients(flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar). In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (melted butter, egg, milk) until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture, stirring only until just combined.
  3. Combine all the topping/filling ingredients. Gently fold half of the mixture into the muffin batter.
  4. Spoon the muffin batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin tin. Top with remaining brown sugar mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly. Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then transfer carefully to a wire rack.
  5. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients. Drizzle over the top of the muffins and enjoy every single delicious bite . . . maybe even lick your fingers when you're done.

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Recipe, DIYJenna Moore
Galentine's Day Brunch

If you watch Parks & Rec you know Galentine’s Day is a very special day that I immediately fell in love with! In case you haven’t seen the show, Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the amazing women in your life & the friendships that mean so much to you! When I opened the store I knew that I wanted to celebrate women & Galentine’s Day with a floral workshops, lip stick bars, & cupcakes! For the blog, I wanted to share a simple, but fun Galentine’s Day brunch! I teamed up with Sarah Regan a nutritionist in Augusta, GA & my bestie to come up with a menu that everyone would love!

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Looking for the perfect Galentine's Day / Valentine's Day gift? A Grit & Grace oyster bowl with a pair of earrings is the perfect combo! 

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For the table I kept it fun with a colorful floral arrangement (made by me!! Want to learn how to arrange gorgeous blooms check out of workshop with Southern Thyme!), white plates, a watercolor table runner (by the fabulous Tori of TW Designs ), & my new favorite DIY, wine dipped napkins!

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WINE DIPPED NAPKINS
The name pretty much describes it all! 

SUPPLIES
White linen napkin
Cheap Red Wine (don’t waste the good stuff!)
Large Pot
2 Tablespoons of Salt
Water

STEPS
Pour the wine & salt into the pot. Dip half of the napkins in the wine for a few seconds. Leave bottom of the napkins in the wine for about 10 mins to create an ombre look. Once you get the looks you’re going for dip the napkins in cold water until the wine doesn’t bleed (you may have to do this process one or two times) & let dry! 

I hope this sweet brunch inspires you to celebrate the ladies in your life! Although it’s fun to throw a gorgeous brunch the most important thing is spending time together & encouraging each other. So if brunch is out of the question celebrate the day with a simple text or phone call! 

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Don’t have any plans for Galentine’s Day? Come hang out with me at our first floral workshop! Get all the details here!

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Want to learn how to make all the yummy food from this brunch? Hop over to Sarah's blog for all the recipes! The Blood Orange Cocktail is AMAZING!

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Super Bowl Party!

It's that time! Whether your team made it to the big game or not a Super Bowl party is always a good idea! 

Cody & I have hosted our fair share of Super Bowl parties, but last year was by far my favorite. We had some of our college friends over to watch the game & host a Chili Cook-Off! Not only did this cut down on the cost of food, but it gave something for non-football watchers to do besides wait for the commercials! The winner got a cute apron & bragging rights! Since I loved last year's party so much I thought I would share my table decor & my favorite dip!

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My favorite tip for any party is protecting your table if you're using your dining room table. For this party I used simple kraft paper & simply drew some football plays! Simple, affordable, & saves your table from any nasty spills!

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I found these cute football players at Hobby Lobby as well as the moss planter perfect for flatware & moss peel & stick square to add the look of turf to the table. A few years ago Target had these cute tassels in about every color imaginable. Being the crazy person I am, I bought a ton of colors, but have used them more times that I can count! 

Now onto the main event... the food! I like to keep things simple when hosting. Some chicken tenders, fruit, cheese, & of course dips! Our favorite dip is by far Buffalo Chicken Dip. It's nothing fancy, but I've become known for it & have even given batches of it for birthdays & Christmas presents!

Ingredients (I usually double for parties!)

1lb Chicken Breasts
8oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 Bottle of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce (Depends on how hot you like it!)
1/2 Cup of Blue Cheese Dressing (Can swap for Ranch Dressing)
1/2 Cup of Blue Cheese Crumbles
1/2 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Boil chicken breasts until fully cooked. Drain & shred with two forks. Add the remaining ingredients until mixed all together. You can either put the mix into the crockpot or pop in the oven at 350 degrees from 15 mins or until hot. Serve with tortilla chips & be prepared to be hooked!

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DIY, Recipe, PartyJenna Moore
Galentine's Day Floral Workshop!

We're taking a page out of Leslie Knope's book & celebrating the friendships that mean the most to us! Fourteen & East is hosting a Galentine's Day Floral Workshop led by Southern Thyme. Grab your bestie (or come meet new people!) & join us February 13 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Fourteen & East. Tickets are $65 and includes the workshop, all florals, along with bites & sips! Seats are limited!

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T I C K E T S   |   $ 6 5

 
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Fourteen & East, DIYJenna Moore
Faux Brick Wall

I knew when we opened Fourteen & East I wanted an accent wall and with my obsession with exposed brick it was a match made in heaven. The only problem… no exposed brick so it was time to start searching for diy faux brick wall. A quick search on Pinterest and we had our plans! Here is what we followed!

Supplies

Faux Brick Wall Panels 

Glue

Nail Gun

White Wall Spackle

Spackle Knife

Saw (if your walls are over 8ft)

To adhere the the panels to the wall we used glue and then shot it with the nail gun. Since we were going to be using the German Schemer technique on top of the panels the nail holes were not an issue. Once the panels were hung it was time to schemer! I’m not going to lie I absolutely LOVED doing this! I totally got in the zone and knocked the entire wall out in about an hour and a half. Work the spackle in a hashtag motion. Add more or add less spackle to get the desired look! You can even white wash paint on top if you don’t want any of the red brick to show through! We did the entire wall for less than $200. It was a really easy project and I’m obsessed with the results! 

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