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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him & Her

Originally posted on 2 Classy Sisters:
Valentine’s Day is coming fast, which means time is running out to get your loved one the perfect gift! I definitely understand the struggle of trying to figure out what gift to give so I decided to give you some suggestions with a gift guide! These are some helpful gift ideas for both him & her. For Him Yeti Tumbler Boxers Personalized Whiskey Decanter Watch Personlized Wallet For Her Purse Wallet Jewelry Candle Gift card for Massage Hopefully this gift guide was helpful and gave you some ideas!  Let me know what you’re getting your special someone for Valentine’s Day in the comments below! -Rachel

More Photo Back Drop DIYs.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
Not too long ago, I shared a post with you guys about creating your own photo back drops! You can see my process and post here. I’ve loved using these gorgeous and super simple backgrounds for all my photos lately. It really makes the quality and creative flare of my photography pop. During the first round, I only made three though and I’ve been on the look out for any more styles that would compliment my blog and ideas. While perusing through Target the other day, I ran into some lovely wrapping paper that I knew I needed as backgrounds. These sheets just couldn’t be passed by. So, I grabbed two more large white dry erase styrofoam boards, my tape and scissors, and of course, my new paper! This weekend I sat down with all of that, and made two more pretty backdrops. I’m already in love with them and using them for photoshoots for future posts. Cheers, — Brey

Dirty Shirley

It’s a Saturday. Whether you’re drinking now or later tonight this is a good drink to know. If you like to have something to sip that’s easy to make, you need a Dirty Shirley! Here’s what you need: Vodka Grenadine Sprite, Ginger Ale, or Seltzer Water Maraschino Cherries Here’s what to do: Pour 1-2 oz. of Vodka into a cup. Add in 1-3 oz. of grenadine. Fill the rest with Sprite, Ale, or Seltzer. Drop in as many cherries as you want. Enjoy! Pizza, Netflix, and Happiness. Mei. Share your favorite drink recipes below or send them to

Email Newsletter: The Skimm

If you haven’t heard of The Skimm yet here’s a quick rundown. It’s a daily e-newsletter that gives you a summary of important pop culture and political topics. Here’s a sample from today’s letter: I’m horrible at staying aware of all of the issues…and being “hip.” If you have the same problem, this will make that slightly possible. You can check it out or sign up here. The Skimm is currently partnering with Chase. Basically, at the end of each email is a financial tip from Chase. Like this: Later this week I’ll talk a little more about my favorite ways to stay connected and aware of popular topics. Feel free to share how you stay connected. Comment below or send an email to I’d love to add some to the list! G.U.M Team