Happy Hump Day ya’ll! So it is the 11th of Feb, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I have a fabulous, creative & personal gift idea for you all today. You want to know what else is right around the corner?!?! Another snowstorm for us Massholes. With that said, I’ve also included a little snow storm survival guide! Both post were originally posted on my personal blog, The Coco Chronicles, check it out for more pics and ideas. 🙂
I’ve been waiting a year to share with you the gift I made & gave last year. I was going to say it’s my favorite gift to give but that sounds weird & I’ve only given it once. I was inspired on Pinterest to create this little year of dates gift.
The way you can tailor this gift to make it special is what I love about it. Make it specific to the interests of your S.O. or think outside the box and go for things you both have never done before.*
Even the packaging is up to you! I may have went overboard in heart stickers, pinks and reds but I wanted this gift to be special and unique.
Since you can basically do whatever you want with this gift and spend as little or a much as like, there are no instructions! A plus for both of us! You can check out some of my date ideas & more photos over on my personal blog, The Coco Chronicles.
And there you have it, a crafty, thoughtful gift to give!**
*Warning: Just because you spend the time creating this very thoughtful gift does not actually mean you will go on any of these dates or have the relationship last the full year.
Keep vodka, wine or beer on hand in case.
**If the first * happens, it is perfectly acceptable to grab your beautifully created box and run. Share those dates with someone else ladies!
Yet again, we (Massachusetts folks ) are looking to be victims of another snowstorm. I’m not complaining though, pretty sure my arms and abs will be ready for summer after all this shoveling. But if your shoveling is done (or you don’t have to shovel, you lucky duck you) and you’re now stuck inside, I’ve got just the survival kit for you.
- Laptop for Netflix-ing, HBOgo-ing and of course Pinning.
- Coffee to get yourself ready for a shoveling marathon
- Nail Polish & Face Masks to make yourself not feel winter ugly.
- A sweet treat or two
- Champagne to make Mimosas…Do I need to explain why this is necessary for snow days? I think not.
My Survival Kit Recommendations:
The Fall. Whether you’re a Jamie Dornan fan or only know him as christian gray, you will enjoy this show. It’s gotten quite the acclaim over in Ireland and is a must see. Plus I don’t know what’s hotter, Dornan as a hot for brunettes serial killer or his (Christian Grey’s) red room of pain.
The Whale. I’m a sucker for documentaries and a sucker for whales. If you want a good cry while you pump yourself full of mimosas this is the documentary for you. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, The Whale introduces you to Luna, who befriends humans after being separated from his family…pass the damn tissues please.
UnHung Hero. Ladies this is what happens when you tell a man he’s small…
Do you really have to ask? Start re-watching every episode of Game Of Thrones. I mean c’mon…April is coming. Thank you lord!!!!!
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
I picked these three books, well, because they are my favorites. Wild & Into the Wild are both books about giving up what you know and going. Both books are adventurous, mesmerizing and for me at least, let me dream of life on the road or on the crest. I admire people gutsy enough to do what the subjects of these books do.
Unbroken reminds me of all the stories my grandfather used to tell me about war. Although I never heard one quite like this, the book is a great read and an amazing true story of an Olympian turned World War II Lieutenant.
That’s Essie’s “Take It Outside” I enjoy this color because I’m not tough but my nails say otherwise.
Both masks are Birchbox specials, Dr. Brandt Pore Vacuum and Cuppa Cuppa.
As for the rest of the survival kit, any kind of alcohol, candy and coffee will do the job.
Enjoy your snow day!!