I’m pretty much a self proclaimed game night fiend. If someone so much as hints that they’re down for some board games, I’ll be the first one to start digging through closets to bust one out. I think I have my Dad to thank for not being able to sit still, so anything that keeps my mind busy (even while “relaxing”) is a good thing, and these 9 yard games for Summer gatherings will definitely keep your 4th of July guests entertained this year!
Plus, they’re all cute enough to not ruin every family photo that gets snapped with games in the background, is that too shallow to say out loud? Don’t judge me, I’m just here for your styling pleasure…
When I was younger, I used to try and surprise my Dad by already having his coffee made for him in the mornings when we were headed to school. He always used (and still does) two squirts of honey, a splash of cream, and the same travel cup– it was like our thing. At the time I wasn’t allowed to have coffee, so then when I did strike a lifelong love affair with my new morning ritual, we were like two peas in a (coffee bean) pod, and that was BEFORE I introduced him to a caramel macchiato and frappe as a sweet treat. Once that happened, it was game over on regular coffee (we clearly share the same sweet tooth genetics)! Alas, we’ve now upgraded to a little something sweet I like to call Coffee-Mate…
All of that being said, we’re not fancy people when it comes to making morning coffee, but it definitely holds a special place in my heart. Mostly that’s because I’m not a morning person, and the quicker I can have my liquid fuel, the better, but the point is I never go without it, which makes this simple iced caramel macchiato recipe perfect for Summers on the go!
Marble runs a really close second (to all things gold) in my list of home decor obsessions. The sad part about it is that it’s about as expensive to come by as gold is, plus I can’t exactly carve it myself, though that would make me one killer DIY’er if I could. Instead, I stick with the nail polish budget version (literally), and make my own DIY marble dipped vessels.
I thought about using marbled shelf liner paper for this project but I wanted to be able to get a sleek, seamless look, so I created my own color recipe to make a real faux marble pattern with polishes! A lot of people have done similar projects with the bright, neon colors, but I feel like you can’t go wrong with mixing a bit of traditional marble in with your decor, no?