February 14th Snuck Up Again, Didn't It?

Although many of us are still accidentally writing 2015 on checks, it's already February, folks! Not just February - MID-February - almost Valentine's Day. It's hard enough to snag a last minute reservation here in Nashville on most weekends, let alone a holiday that lures out even the most reclusive. We're here to bail you out with a few ideas to treat your sweet one, even if you almost dropped the ball (again).

COOK TOGETHER

Guys: Sneak onto her Pinterest account and pick a dish that she recently pinned. Not only will she be excited to cook a dish that she's been wanting to try with you, she'll also be impressed by your thoughtfulness.

Gals: Surprise him with one of his all-time favorite dishes, even if you need to call his mom for ideas. He can be your sous chef or give him a special whiskey to sip on while you cook. Your dish may taste better after a couple drinks anyway, right?

DO BRUNCH

Guys: Who doesn't love a good brunch? There are so many delicious options around town and many restaurants will offer a special menu or cocktail to celebrate. We love to get restaurant ideas from Nashville Guru because their site sorts restaurants by neighborhood.

Gals: Treat your guy to Tennessee Brew Works' annual craft beer and chocolate pairing event kicking off at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

NETFLIX AND... 

Guys: With Valentine's Day on a Sunday, enjoy some alone time before another busy work week. Bite the bullet and suggest a Rom Com, or at least include one in a list of options.

Gals: Winter is the best time to catch up on the shows that your guy has been wanting to see. Binge watching a show together can be romantic.

IF ALL ELSE FAILS

Pick up a bottle of wine and a few Olive & Sinclair chocolate bars and enjoy your own wine and chocolate pairing.

CELEBRATING GAL-ENTINE'S DAY?

Grab your friends and hit up a brunch spot, then head to Poppy & Monroe in Germantown for some nail TLC!

Image Source: Buzz Feed

Image Source: Buzz Feed

Super Bowl Party Ideas

Get ready folks! The best couple of hours of commercials are just a few days away. If you're looking for some fun ideas to jazz up your hot wings and beer Super Bowl party, look no further. TOUCHDOWN!

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Astroturf anything and everything! Here are a couple of places to incorporate the plastic (is it plastic?!?) good stuff:

1) Table decor - Instead of a regular tablecloth, astroturf your buffet table for a fun football look.

2) Pennants - Make a statement with astroturf mixed with and brown paper pennants.

3) Koozies - Keep track of your beer with an astroturf koozie. Use a chalk pen to write your name on the astroturf. 

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Whip out that icing, girl. It's time to draw that white stitching on just about any brown food you can think of! For those who need a little guidance on football-friendly foods, check out the below list:

1) Cookies - Duh. Draw to your hearts desire. Gingerbread cookies work well for consistency and color.

2) Ice cream sandwiches - Obviously they're not quite the right oval shape, but you get the picture.

3) Deviled Eggs - Use a little bit of green pepper or jalapeño to create the "stitching". 

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For those who aren't 100% enthralled by the actual football game, here are some fun football-themed games to play during halftime (or through the whole game, if you are so inclined). 

1) NFL Mascot Matching Trivia from Moms & Munchkins 

2) Football Game Bingo from Play. Party. Pin.

3) Football Tic-Tac-Toe Bingo from One Charming Party 

4) Super Bowl Trivia from Diva Girl Parties 


Nashville Vendor Feature: Striking a Pose with Jen & Chris Creed

This week, we had the pleasure of being photographed by Jen & Chris Creed Photography! Despite the early Monday morning rain, we had a blast kicking off our week with them. Between sips of coffee sodas and bites of seasonal scones, we snapped the below pictures (and a few bloopers that won't see the light of day). This husband and wife duo is talented, charismatic and delightful. They made the shoot so easy and comfortable. Jen & Chris, we look forward to working with you again soon!

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Photo Credit / Copyright: Jen & Chris Creed Photography