Monday, February 11, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Wreaths

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So I skipped a day but it will be okay. Today I want to show you some wreaths I have been gawking over. 

Is it horrible that I love this one mainly because of the bunting?

I love framed wreaths and wreath frames...I think I just like frames and this adds to it. Who knows!

This is great! I mean come on it says Love right on it.

These Etsy sellers are so darn crafty. I think I like the no traditional wreaths the best. 


Do you have a Valentine's wreath? I don't maybe next year, this one is too busy. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Kid Snacks

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For all of you out there who have kids and need snacks to bring to their class here are some options.

The Tip Junkie made these particular fruit kabobs, but aren't they the coolest? Super healthy and not too messy.

These heart shaped cookies by A Spoonful of Sugar Designs would be fun for the kids to help make & tasty to eat. 

The mister loves these made with Rolos, I like the mix of sweet and salty so much!

Or if you are short on time make up a cute printable like they did over at Just Married With Coupons. This could work with so many things. 


How excited are you for Valentine's Day??

Friday, February 8, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - What will he wear??

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So in case you are helping your man dress or you are a man and have no clue what to wear let me give you some ideas.

A nice dinner date
Any man would look good in this at a nice dinner. Maybe add a blazer or vest but this is nice. 

Movie Date
Men's movie date

Men's movie date by jesslsteele featuring sweatshirts and hoodies
Your man should always carry a hoodie with him to the movies because us ladies get chilly.

Hanging at the bar with the guys

men at the bar

men at the bar by jesslsteele on Polyvore
I think this is a man uniform for most guys - jeans, tee-shirt, hat, and random shoes

Or if you are staying home and watching movies
hanging at home - Men

hanging at home - Men by jesslsteele on Polyvore
Get cozy grab a beer and your favorite movie!


I want to see what y'all are going to wear on Valentine's day. Instagram me @boc_bocnbows 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Mantle Decor

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I am about to decorate my mantle for Valentine's Day here are some of my inspirations.

The lady from At Second Street blog has such a beautiful mantle. 

Kate Marie has the best colors on her mantle and she only spent 2.50 on it! 

The mantle from One Orange Giraffe is so gorgeous! I love bunting and the sign on the left is my favorite. 

This is as far an I have gotten with my mantle but I have some red vases and some candles I will put up and maybe some bunting. I will show you when I am finished!


Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?

Movie Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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This is a movie I have been really wanting to watch. I know it has been out for a while but I just knew it would be sad to I kept putting it off. 

A young boy, whose father is a soldier at a concentration camp, befriends a young Jewish boy inside the camp.  

What I thought about it:
 I am a big fan of Holocaust movies, I like to learn about what people went through. This movie shows a different view from what I have seen. It is a tragically good movie. I am a weeper I cry watching Doctor Who, Fox and The Hound and now this movie. You get to see how the families of the soldiers feel, see how the children were 'brainwashed', and how callous the Nazi's were to their own. I do not want to ruin this movie for anyone but I recommend that if you have not seen it yet, look it up on Netfix. I love the mother in this movie, and the son who is so innocent and does not understand what is happening in the world. This is a hauntingly beautiful movie that everyone should watch. 


What are your thoughts? Have you seen this movie? Have you seen any other good movies I should talk about?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Bachelorette Party

I cannot tell you guys how much fun I had at my bachelorette party. It was incredible! I am not a drinker (but you guys know that already) so it was hard to find something that I would enjoy as well as my party loving friends and family. We finally decided on Painting With a Twist, if you have one near you please go! Untitled

We did the Breakfast at Tiffany's painting and it was much easier than I was expecting. I learned that they also have couples night and I know that will be a perfect date night. 

There was some dancing, drinking eating and of course painting.

Did I mention that if you spoke negatively about your own painting, you get some face painting.

This is why all of our paintings turned out so good, they sketch it on the canvas for you. Basically it is paint by numbers. I Highly recommend this for any and everyone!!


24 Days to go!!!!

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Date Ideas

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If you are planning the date for Valentine's Day here are some good options

- Picnic in the park
- Ice Skating (if you have a rink local)
- Grab a camera and have a photo shoot
- Take a cooking class
- Volunteer at an animal shelter
- Tour a vineyard
- Go to a pottery making class
- Have a couples massage 
- Go to the movies
- Go out to dinner
- Have a romantic home cooked dinner
- Have a 'smother butt night'
- Go to the zoo
- Hit up the batting cages
- Recreate your first date
- Go bowling
- Go to a local sporting event
- Grab some other couples and go play laser tag


What are your plans for V-day, please let me know. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Kids Cards

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This is when the cards get cleaver- some of the blogger moms are so creative!

I have seen this all over the the blog-o-sphere and I cannot wait to have kids so I can do this!

This one can be found over at Shutterfly. I am a large fan of that site. 

I love this, I found it on pinterest but I could not find the original source (if you know please tell me)

But when all else fails & you run out of time you could always run down to the local store and pick up a box. 

We always did the box kind when I was a kid, what about you?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Adult Cards (but not dirty)

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When you get older you usually do not give Valentine's cards like you did in school. I did some snooping around and I found some really awesome ones!!

Star Wars has a special place in my heart and I just love this card.
Etsy seller DarkroomandDearly

I would give this to my cousin/MOH in a heartbeat
Etsy seller - sweetperversion

This one would be perfect for The Mister & I 
Etsy seller - katndrewcards

You know how I feel about Doctor Who, so here are some awesome cards...
I found both of these at this blog 


Do you still give out cards??

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Gift for Her

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In case I have any guys reading this or ladies who love ladies let me show you some good gifts for the ladies. 

Bath bombs
Who would not enjoy some nice bath bombs - Etsy seller NaturalHistoryBees

Most girls love jewelry, heck I would wear this - Etsy seller islandcowgirl

Make-up or Nail Polish 
Essie is a favorite of mine - and I know The Mister could never pick out my makeup so polish would be a favorite of mine.

Edible Bouquet 
I got one of these last year and I LOVED it!!! Get it here

Or you could be a traditionalist and do candy and flowers - but where is the fun in that??


Do you have any ideas for good gifts?