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The Perfect Housewarming Gift & How to #SmudgethatSh*t

My family and I have recently moved into a new home, and first on my to-do list was a cleansing ritual. Thus this beautiful floral smudge stick from Mystical Blossoms was the perfect housewarming gift. Now, I know, despite how trendy sage has become on Insta, you may be hesitant, or perhaps you just have no idea how one goes about performing a cleansing. To sum it up, it's about being intentional about the kind of energy you want in your home. It's simple...do you want good vibes? Do you want to let go of the bad vibes? Great...then as they say on instagram, let's #smudgethatsh*t.



For a quick cleansing, you can use a smudge spray, for example, like this Namaste Smudge Spray; or you can use incense, herbs, a fragrant simmer pot...it doesn't have to be something specific. The point is that by adding something tangible to a prayer or meditation, you turn that prayer or meditation into a ceremonial act, and that will make you more confident and intentional about your thou…

How to Throw A Last-Minute Golden Globes Viewing Party

A Last-Minute Golden Globes Viewing Party by theaccessorizer on Polyvore

You can host a last-minute awards show viewing party with little planning and little cost. Start with the most obvious theme - movies. Then decorate for your awards show party with a specific color. For any red carpet show, you can of course focus on red, but for a Golden Globes viewing party, go for gold. Incorporate things that are typically a part of the awards show; like bubbly and gift bags for the guests. For the party food you don't have to get fancy. Any bite-size appetizer will do.

Menu Ideas for A Golden Globes Viewing Party

*For the Golden Globes in particular you can focus on the nominees when coming up with your party menu. For example, serve "Honest Abe Apple Pie" as a nod to the film Lincoln.

*Serve an elegant cheese and fig appetizer reminiscent of Downton Abbey. Try my easy Blue Cheese and Fig Appetizer.

*You don't have to spend a lot on fancy champagne. Make the bubbly last longer by doing one mixed drink using club soda, fruit juice, and your choice of liquor.

Inexpensive Party Supplies for A Last-Minute Golden Globes Viewing Party

1. Gold-colored Party Supplies: pick up gold-colored paper party supplies  for quick and easy party decor. A gold-colored paper lantern in particular will lend itself to the Golden Globe party theme.

2. Gold Gift Bags: fill mini gold-colored gift bags with individual movie snacks and chocolates for each guest.

3. Mini Plastic Popcorn Tubs: turn popcorn into a fun themed appetizer by serving it in individual popcorn boxes. You can get these at the dollar store or a party supply store or online.

I hope these last-minute party tips help. Enjoy your Golden Globes viewing party!

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