I was able to do two fun things over the holidays with my some of the women in our family. All the girls got together and went to Painting with a Twist and while there we were treated with trying a new wine mix product called Lush!! Wine plus painting=serious fun! (yes I was pregnant then, so I just got a taste:)
My aunt set up the paint night for us all, and since she did it early and picked out the painting we were VIP! Haha, it was funny because we did not know we were VIP until we got there and it was fun! So next time you do Painting with a Twist sign up early with a group (I think 7 or more) and you will be VIP too!
So my aunt, cousins, my mom, and sister, and me are all into mason jars and antique items (well most of us:), so my Aunt Jalene picked out this beautiful mason jar photo with yellow flowers which matched almost all of our houses!
But before I get into our awesome paint jobs, I want to talk about this Lush wine mix. Oh my, it was the only time this pregnancy I wish I was not pregnant, I wanted to guzzle the entire pitcher-it was AMAZING!!!
I was contacted by the creators of Lush around Christmas. They wanted to know if I wanted to try Lush (yes!), and if I liked it if I wanted to give 2 bags away to blog readers (double yes!!), and as if that was not enough to have a 15% off + free shipping coupon code for all of us (triple yes!!!). My sister went to school with Erin (one of the creators), so she had found out about our family and the blog through Amanda. Erin and her sister-in-law began experimenting with wine mixes for parties with their friends and family, and when they came up with the perfect 2 mixes they decided to sell them! We had already planned our girls night out painting event, so I knew the perfect night to taste test Lush wine mix.
The morning of our paint night, I mixed our Lush wine. They come in 2 kinds-Sangria and Original. You can use a blender, or freeze the mixture for all day or night in the freezer to get the slush. We chose the latter. Erin suggested a red wine for the Sangria mix and a white wine for the Original mix. She also said, that since the mix added so much flavor that we did not need to buy an expensive wine bottle, but just the cheap-o ones. Easy peasy.
Okay, now this is the part that does not do Lush wine mix any justice-our ghetto serving pitchers!!! Haha, we were in the beach house, so we did not have our regular dishes and pretty drink pitchers.
This is the before photo-a few minutes later-they were empty! OMG-it is amazing!!!
So the fun thing about Lush wine mixes are they are $12 a piece (cheaper if you buy more!), and you mix them with a $5 bottle of wine making it about $17. But in order to make the frozen wine cocktail you add an entire wine bottle of water to the mix, therefore doubling your wine! Making you 2 wine bottles worth of deliciousness for less than $20!!!
So after I served everyone their delicious glass of frozen wine Lush cocktail, we sat down to paint.
the VIP section was in the back middle with a great view of the teacher (we got to put our wine on a special table-hehe-super star treatment!!!)
how did they know to put me by my best friend?
Other best friend sisters-my beautiful mama on the right, and my Aunt Jalene on the left
my sister Amanda and our cousin Staci (Aunt Jalene’s daughter)
4 girly cousins
my sister with her painting assistant Dawson
this is before they even finished their first glass of wine if this gives you and indication of their silliness
Painting with a Twist was so much fun and so easy!
oh beautiful Dawson, I try to steal you all the time, but your mama always catches me. The paint ladies were in love with him, and said he was the youngest to ever attend one of their classes:)
2 hours later we all emerged with our masterpieces!!
When we got back to the beach house our boys and husbands chose their favorite (they did not know who painted which one since we did not sign them) and my mom’s won the favorite vote:)
You will have to excuse my puffy face, I went into the hospital the next day for my blood pressure and they took me off the demon medicine (only to put me back on it again-so the puffy face is here to stay until this sweet baby comes-haha). Anyways, I wanted to show you my new dress. We found it at the thrift store on our girl shopping day for $7. It did not look like it had been worn and I looked up the brand/dress and it was a $100 dress! It won’t fit me the whole pregnancy, but it was fun to buy something girly and soft and cheap for girl’s night out.
Ok, now on to the giveaway for the Lush wine mix!!! Yippee! 2 of you will win (1) bag of Lush wine mix-just leave a comment below and I will randomly pick a number to win on Sunday night! (p.s. for those of you who do not drink alcohol-you can use non-alcoholic wine or sparkling drinks in this mix too!)
And guess what-there are 2 more amazing things about Lush (besides the yummy taste!). Its all 100% organic and natural-no weird ingredients, and every bag of Lush they sell they donate a portion of the money to Feeding America which will provide 8 meals for a family!!
Here are the beautiful (and big-hearted!) Lush creators! They will give away 2 bag of Lush wine mix (just leave a comment below), and if you want to just go order yourself some you can visit their website! If you order a 3-pack, enter coupon code “oursonnylife” at checkout and you will receive 15% off and free shipping!!!
Organic and 100% all-natural. Just grab your favorite bottle of wine and add Lush for a unique and delicious frozen wine cocktail.
Good luck and happy shopping-Cheers!!!