My roommate Ashley and I hosted our second monthly Brunch Club. You can read more about our first brunch here. I commandeered this month’s hosting from Anita because I wanted to have a Valentine themed brunch. Since childhood, I’ve been freakishly into Valentine’s Day.
I often get asked how I afford the travel and eating out that I do and there really isn’t real secret other than pay attention to prices, try to eat in, prioritize experiences over material goods, and be creative with what I already have. One of this year’s goals is to be more mindful with my money after spending 2014 like it was one big buffet and vacation. I opted for 3 dollar filler flowers from Trader Joe’s for our table accents.
A coworker had these paper decorations from a party he hosted and had no further need for them. He gifted them to me and I glued the paper hearts to the paper lanterns. The wall originally had a photo gallery of travel photos with a dominant color of blue. The deep blues clashed with the hanging decorations so I rearranged my wall hangings to break it up. I had a painting I wasn’t in love with so I spray painted it with colors I already had and stenciled a heart to add to the Valentine theme. The flutes were a dollar store score.
Anita made us adorable Valentine’s Day photo booth style cards. She used Artifact Uprising for the printing.
What I love about our Brunch Club is it’s a chance to catch up with my girlfriends, drink champagne and coffee, stay much longer than we would at a restaurant, try new recipes, and instagram without guilt.