Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello There February

February is all about love and marriage at All About the Benjamins. Ross and I have lived through a year and a half of wedded bliss after dating for five years. What does that mean for you as my readers? Wedding and Valentine's DIY's (sans doilies, sorry 2nd grade self, but lots of sparkle), Valentines Gifts and Recipes on a Budget, Winter Date Night Fashion (with what is already in your closet, $$$) and some Post-Wedding Tips and Tricks!

After 6 and a half years together (whoa, time flies), Valentine's becomes less about things and more about experiences. Ross and I have come to enjoy travelling and experiencing our hometown and state together. This year, money is tight, but thanks to the robots trolling my search engine history, I received an email this morning about a Living Social deal at a charming Jersey Shore bed and breakfast that I was Googling last ironic. Since Valentine's lands on a Tuesday, how sexy, we will be celebrating bit by bit throughout the month.

  • Weekend 1: I'll be cooking up some of our favorite brunch recipes (bloody marys, anyone?) for a weekend at home and finishing up my V-Day DIY's. Look out for recipes and how-to posts, perhaps even some gift tips! (I'll have to brainstorm keeping this one a secret...Ross, hand over your phone, computer...shit, its 2017, I'm going to have to get more creative)
  • Weekend 2: We will be headed down to Spring Lake for our romantic weekend getaway. Check for back for some winter-friendly date night fashion.
  • Weekend 3: We will be hanging at home, relaxing Post-Valentine's. Look out for some of my wedding DIY and for anyone who eloped over the holiday, my step by step guide to changing your name after tying the knot.
  • Weekend 4: Happy Birthday, Dad. We will round out the month with a birthday celebration for my dad. Time to test out my new Russian piping tips for some cupcakes!