Hi Ladies! I am so excited for tomorrow night! Get your gal's and come out to celebrate Galentine's Day! We have a lot of fun things planned for you guys and we can't wait to see you all!
We are hosting this event at the Brown Pelican! I love the Brown Pelican because it is so laid back. The bartenders are always so nice and make some delicious drinks. The will be making some special Valentine's Day themed cocktails tomorrow night. Yuengling will be on special for $2.00!
We will have some awesome small businesses tomorrow night for your Valentine's shopping! February is about love and self love. Take care of yourself with the products our vendors have! All our vendors have local or online shops so you can make a wish list for your significant other.
Finely tuned soaps
Our February spotlight charity is Havelock Elementary School. HES is raising money for a new laminator machine because their old one broke this year. Laminators are crucial in a school and these teachers have had to go without one this year. If you would like to support this cause then check out their Donors Choose Project.
See you ladies tomorrow!
Sunday is the big game! I have to admit that I only go to the parties for the snacks! I don't really follow football but I love to get together with my friends for a fun night.... and the snacks! I love when people go all out and make themed drinks and snacks. Here are some of my favorite that I have cooked in the past! None of the recipes are mine and are ones that I have found on Pinterest through the years. Click the links below for the original recipes.
1. Football Cake Pops
I made these a few years ago and they were pretty easy to make. The were definitely delicious and were a big hit. Find the recipe here: http://bakedwithloveandbutter.blogspot.com/2010/02/football-cake-pops.html
2. Football Deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are one of my favorite party snacks. I never think to cook them on a regular basis for dinner so they are a special treat to me. These look so cute with the chives to form the football laces!
Find the recipe here: https://blog.hamiltonbeach.com/football-deviled-eggs
3. spinach and artichoke pull apart bread
Honestly, I didn't make this one but a friend brought it to a party last year and it was so good. Maybe even the best snack there. The recipe looks simple and was easy to make according to my friend. Find the recipe here: https://inquiringchef.com/spinach-artichoke-pull-apart-bread/
4. Team Cocktails
I always make a cocktail to represent each team playing. These are "mocktail" recipes but you can easily add your favorite alcohol to make them cocktails. I typically leave the alcohol on the side so that people can chose how to enjoy their cocktails.
5. Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is in my opinion is the best party snack of all time. I could eat my weight in buffalo chicken dip. There are many recipes and I love them all but this is my favorite. I prefer to make homemade ranch and use it in place of the bottled ranch in the recipe.
Find the recipe here: https://realhousemoms.com/buffalo-chicken-dip-crock-pot/
Do my recipes make your list? What do you guys like to cook for your football parties? I hope you guy enjoy your Sunday and if you make any of these recipes let me know how they turned out!
Hi Ladies! I hope you had as much fun as we did at the Holiday Sip and Shop Social! Pinecone and the Purple Orchid gift shop were absolutely beautiful! It was like a Christmas Wonderland with all the lights, trees, and poinsettias. Did you know that you can use their space for your events? Contact Wendy at Pinecone for more information.
Angie Glinsky Photography was there and took some beautiful pictures! Don't forget to call her when you need photos made! I will post all out vendor's contact information at the bottom.
Our vendors had amazing items! I found so many things for the people on my Christmas list (and a few for me too!)
Check out our vendor's contact information below to purchase any of the items that you saw. Don't forget that you can book parties to introduce all these amazing products to your friend --and earn incentives for yourself!
Angie Glinsky Photography
The Cocoa Exchange- Robin Warren
Paparazzi- Pam DuVal
The Purple Orchid Gift Shop & Pinecone Home and Garden Center
And don't forget that our non-profit organization, Luggage for Kids, is always taking donations of your gently used luggage.
See you ladies next month!
We are looking forward to seeing you guys on Thursday for the Holiday Sip and Shop Social at Pinecone Home and Garden Center! We have a fun night planned for you ladies and we cannot wait to celebrate the holidays with you guys. We also hope that we can help you check off those names on your Christmas shopping list.
This months event will be at Pinecone Home an Garden Center. This is one of the most beautiful places in New Bern and they are all decked out in Christmas lights! We wanted to take advantage of this winter wonderland for our Holiday Sip and Shop! They will be open and selling their trees and wreaths during the Sip and Shop so if you haven't gotten your tree yet then nows the time!
Craven Wine will be there to take care of the "Sip" part of the night. We will be having a wine tasting with wines carefully selected by Craven Wine. You are going to love these wines!
Craven Wine offers custom wine baskets and at home wine tastings.
Come hungry because Panichelli's Pizzeria will be serving food. They will have special menus for us. You will be able to order food and they will be delivering to Pinecone.
Panichelli's is located in River Bend and serves authentic Italian food.
Now that the Sipping and Eating are taken care of let me tell you about the Shopping!
The Purple Orchid Gift Shop
Finally, don't forget to bring your gently used luggage Thursday for Luggage for Kids. Sadly many kids in the foster care system carry their things from house to house in a garbage bag. Luggage for Kids collects gently used luggage so that these kids have a proper way to store and carry their belongings.
We cant wait to see you ladies on Thursday and celebrate the friendships we have made this year through Housewives in the City!
My FAVORITE time of the year is quickly approaching! I love the holidays and whats not to love! Food, friends, Christmas trees and lights, and gifts! I love to buy gifts for people! I consider myself an excellent gift giver because I love finding the perfect gifts for people in my life! It makes me so happy!
We at Housewives in the City are passionate about supporting local businesses and I always try to buy my gifts from these local businesses that we support! This holiday season let me help you with your shopping!
I have carefully selected some of my favorite products from some of my favorite local businesses. For your convenience, there is a "Shop" button for every vendor. Take a look and see if you can check some items off of your shopping list and support these small businesses at the same time! These vendors have other products available too so don't forget to check out their entire inventory.
Scroll through slideshows from each of our Gift Guide vendors!
Margeaux Priestly is a womens’ accessories brand that features bold and colorful statement hair pieces such as handmade hair turbans and headbands. Margeaux Priestly pieces are unique and support you in outwardly expressing your inner fashionista!
Don't you just love these?? These are my absolute favorite but Margeaux Priestly has so much more to offer! Plus they will be Buy One, Get One 25% Off for us Housewives in the CIty!
Click the shop now below to shop her entire store!
Angie Glinsky Photography
Angie Glinsky Photography serves Eastern NC. Angie and her team specialize in Fine Art Portraits, Children, Tweens, Seniors, Specials Events, Wedding and Real Estate Photography.
These are three of my favorite photos by Angie! Can you imagine gifting someone a photo session with Angie Glinsky? This is a wonderful and unique gift idea and would be perfect for that person on your list that loves to be in front of the camera! Not to mention that Angie is giving you Housewives 25% off all sessions booked during November 29th and December 24th. Session can be for later date.
This is seriously a great deal!
Follow this link to view Angie's online portfolio. www.angieglinskyphotography.zenfolio.com and click the shop now button below to contact and book with her through facebook.
PineCone Home and Garden Center &
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!