Happy Galentine's Day!

Here at House Of, we're always looking for reasons to celebrate fashion and girl power. So naturally, we couldn't pass up the chance to celebrate Galentine's Day! We got all dressed up in our best red and pink outfits for a night of food, fun, and friendship that would make Leslie Knope proud.

And in the true spirit of Galentine's Day, we wanted to share our party with all of you. Galentine's Day may be almost over, but any day is a good day to celebrate the wonderful women in your life!


The Food: I think it's safe to say the food was the highlight of the evening. We spent most of the night eating, and though I definitely regretted it in the morning, it was absolutely delicious.

Galentine's Day wouldn't be complete without sugar, and we certainly had plenty at this party. We served homemade raspberry Nutella truffles and chocolate meringues, along with a chocolate fondue that was super easy and fun to make! We also made sure we had plenty of Hershey's Kisses and conversation hearts, throwing it back a little to those elementary school Valentine's parties. 

We wanted to make sure to balance the sweet with the savory, so we also served mini crustless quiches (heart-shaped of course!) and a meat and cheese plate that was to die for. 

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The Drinks: This perfectly pink raspberry punch was so easy to make (it's just frozen lemonade, frozen pineapple juice, Sprite, club soda, and raspberry sorbet), and people loved it! We also had sparkling grape juice and fruit-infused water.

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The Decorations: It can be hard sometimes to make an on-campus apartment feel cute and homey, but with a little determination and a lot of help from Pinterest and the Target $3 section, I think we pulled it off! 

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We also made a photo wall with this "love" balloon from Target and some cute little photobooth props. We were all dressed up anyway, we might as well get some cute pictures out of it!

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My personal favorite part of the evening was this little note-writing station. We all got to take some time to share encouragement and love, it was the perfect way to end the night!

Happy Galentine's Day from all of us at House Of! We hope your day is as wonderful as ours was!

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Written by Bronte Lebo

Valentine's Day Gifts For Her

It seems like Christmas just ended, but here we are, two weeks away from another big gift-giving holiday! Lucky for you, the team here at House Of has been preparing, making sure we have the perfect gifts to make the holiday just a little sweeter. Today on the blog, we're featuring some gift ideas for the ladies in your life. Stop by House Of today to find all of these items and more!

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Black Sheep Goods Small Infinity Scarf ($16) - As much as we're all looking forward to spring, it's still chilly here in Nashville. This hand-made scarf is the perfect blend of warmth and softness, and it's so versatile that anyone is sure to love it!                               

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[a][di][a] Jar Candle in Crafted Vanilla Noir  ($20) This hand-poured soy candle smells amazing, and       [a][di][a] donates 50% of its profits to charity! 

ABLE Rings ($13 to $76) - These rings are perfect for stacking or for wearing on their own, and they make an amazing gift! Plus, ABLE rings are made by women all over the world, providing them with sustainable employment. 

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Vintage Sparrow Necklace ($26) - Remind a special woman in your life that she's capable of amazing things with this beautiful piece. Whether it's for a friend, girlfriend, family member or wife, we all need those little reminders that someone believes in us. Isn't that what Valentine's Day should be all about anyway?

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Thistle Farms Nourishing Body Butter ($7) - With its romantic lavender scent, his little tub of body butter is the perfect addition to a Valentine's Day gift.                                                                       Vintage Sparrow Earrings ($9) - Nothing says "I love you" quite like roses, and these rosebud earrings are such a sweet take on the classic token of affection. 

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Bloom Brightly Cards ($6.50 each) - Give a gift that grows into something lasting with these unique cards. Not only are they super cute, the paper has seeds in it that will grow into wildflowers if you plant them! 

 

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Written by Bronte Lebo

 Photos by Bronte Lebo and Erin Gibney

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Looking for some last-minute little gifts to fill a stocking or cross a couple more people off your gift-buying list? House Of is the perfect place for you! We have presents for every person in your life, and every product we carry is ethically and locally-made! Skip the stress of last-minute Christmas Eve shopping and stop by House Of sometime in the next couple of weeks to finish your holiday shopping in style!

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[a][di][a] Candle Co. Tin Candle ($12) - Not only do these hand-poured soy candles smell amazing, [a][di][a] also donates 50% of its profits to charity. With scents like aged spruce, drury lane (gingerbread and pumpkin) and crafted vanilla noir, these candles smell like Christmas, and they're the perfect size to fit in a stocking!

Bloom Brightly Paper Co. Holiday Card ($6.50) - Not only are these cards adorable, they also can be planted and grow into basil plants! These cards make the perfect addition to any gift, especially for the cooking or gardening afficianado. 

Sweet Charity Fudge ($8) - No stocking is complete without candy, and this fudge, available in peppermint and original flavors, is the perfect holiday treat! All of the profits made through selling this fudge are donated to charity, and this year the money is going to the non-profit Feed My Starving Children. It's only available from Thanksgiving until Christmas each year, so get it before it's gone and support a great cause in the sweetest way possible! 

Vintage Sparrow Gold Bar Earrings ($9) - These earrings are so cute and simple, and they're a perfect little surprise to stick in a stocking or under the tree. They're made by local Nashville artist Annie Moss and her employees, and a portion of Vintage Sparrow's profits go to charity. 

Thistle Farms Healing Oil ($10) - With four unique blends — calm, energy, immunity and balance — and easy roller-ball application,  these essential oils are all-natural and extremely effective. Add one of these tubes to a gift to show someone you want them to be happy and healthy.

Clary Collection Balm ($18) - With ingredients including lavender, chamomile and plantain, this all-natural beeswax balm is the perfect product to use on chapped lips or dry skin. Give the gift of pampering while also helping the environment with this 100% organic product.

Bela Begonias Tiny Zodiac Tag ($39-$45) - Give a personalized gift with this tiny tag necklace. These necklaces make the perfect accessory for any outfit, and they're handmade by a local artist. We carry all of the zodiac signs in both gold and silver, as well as many other tiny tag designs! 

House Of Gift Card - Skip the guessing game of trying to find the perfect present for that person who's impossible to shop for with a House Of gift card. You'll give them the chance to shop for themselves and support local, ethical designers. What better gift could there be?


Written by Bronte Lebo