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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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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