Happy Valentine’s day, friends! Do you have special plans for today/tonight? I planned to share this yesterday, but sick kids need a lot of attention. Go figure! Luckily, this is a crazy easy, crazy awesome Valentine gift for a hard to buy for man. Ben isn’t a tech guy, so that’s out. Doesn’t have a suit and tie job. Likes hunting, DIY-ing, and usually buys things if he really wants/needs it. What to get him? Alcohol and ingredients for his favorite drink.
Usually he sticks to red wine. Depending on his mood though (or how obnoxious I’ve been?), he’ll have a beer. But his favorite mixed drink is gin and tonic. Oddly enough, I don’t think we’ve had gin in the house in the time we’ve been married. A stop at the liquor store before grocery shopping and I had a gift ready.
A bowler hat topped bottle of gin was too cute to pass up (I totally buy things based on packaging), bottle of tonic water, and a cake plate (on clearance at Target) full of limes. No wrapping necessary! The new addition to the bar prompted a rearrangement. Ben found the antlers from his first deer. Aren’t they small and adorable? Perfect man addition to balance out the heart print and pink straws.
And the shelf above it got a burst of (fake) life. Two faux green succulents from Hobby Lobby in a sugar dish add color to the white grouping. I swear, a shot of green makes everything look more lively.
Next I want to make a drink chart to frame and hang in the nook. I’m 98 percent sure I want a second shelf. And 130 percent ready for painted walls. Frankenwall be gone!
Ben surprised me with a beautiful necklace. And a bouquet of flowers. And chocolate covered pomegranate. Totally spoiled and not worthy.
Of course I had to make a Hey Girl meme (or three) to take part.
I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s day.