Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Painting With a Twist

I'm very happy to be joining in with two of my favorite blogger ladies Jenn and Jessi on their new "What's Hap-pinning" linkup.  Originally I was so excited to share some day dreamin' pins that I've been lusting after but that can wait because I realized I hadn't shared this fun little adventure yet…



Derek and I had a little date night at Painting with a Twist back in mid-July.  We decided pretty last minute and wanted to go with some friends but when it fell through decided to still go.  We stopped by Wawa and stocked up on some treats to fill our cooler, packed our wine and headed off.

There was just one other couple at first and then a group of girls came late to join in - I was so thankful for them because it gave me time to fix my terrible looking background and properly catch up, ha!

This was such a fun night out - definitely not as easy as all those pictures of people holding up their paintings look but a fun night.  Now we have our two, far from perfect, paintings to hang in our basement by the bar.  We have yet to hang them but we most definitely will be doing it soon - makes a good conversation piece.


How perfect are the rules?! My kind of place.

Blank slates, our first pours and a personalized spot for the two of us.

Trying to keep up - I am so NOT a painter - But I had fun trying to be.  The wine glass helped.

Not afraid to try new things the husband was flying along (always ahead of me) and doing great.

I'm happy to say that I luckily walked out with no paint on me.

We finished - the final products! Ready to be hung at the Sotherden Saloon.

The many stages - mainly to prove to my parents that I actually DID paint it myself.  


** My dress from the night is from Loft, available here in all sizes AND 50% off.  If you're short like me and need to get your maxi dresses hemmed - that's when your lucky enough to get a matching headband.  My dress also conveniently matches the linkup colors well :) **





49 comments:

  1. You did a great job painting, lady!!! The picture of the Mr about to paint on you is too funny!

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  2. Your paintings turned out so well! They'll look great down in your basement by your bar. These things always stress me out because my artistic skill is about zero... I think that's why they encourage the wine ;)

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  3. What a fun date! I have always wanted to try one of those places but my painting skills leave much to be desired. Maybe I will give it a go though...looks like you guys had a great time!

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  4. Color me impressed! Both your painting turned out awesome! I did something similar with a bunch of girlfriends one. I by and it was so fun!!

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  6. They turned out great! I went to a painting class this past Friday. Now you need to go to a "paint your pet" class like I did a while back :)

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  7. I did something similar to this last year and sadly mine didn't turn out as great as yours but it was still a lot of fun! Glad you guys had a blast and your paintings look great!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. I love your painting!! Paint and wine nights are so much fun. I took my mom to one when she came to visit once and we had a blast. :)

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  9. Love this!! MG and I did a similar date night and we had SO much fun! So glad that you guys did too--and your paintings came out really cute!
    Thanks for sharing and for linking up! You're the best!!

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  10. I love all of those painting and drinking places! It gives you the perfect opportunity to be creative and have fun at the same time. Your paintings will look perfect next to the bar!

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  11. Yours look much better than the three I have done! Lol. I'm a terrible artist, but it's still fun!

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  12. Paint nights are the best! Glad you had lots of fun :)

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  13. WOW! Your painting looks great!! I have always wanted to do a paint night and just haven't. I may need to just take the plunge. I'm just nervous b/c i have ZERO artistic ability! ha!

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  14. What an awesome date night idea! And your paintings both look so good. We have a PWAT in our area, but I haven't had a chance to do it yet! Can't wait to see where you decide to hang the paintings in your new home!

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  15. I love painting parties! We have one in our town that does seasonal door hangers and I want to have all of them!! Such a fun way to spend an evening. I usually go with my girlfriends but Nathan would totally go if I asked him to. Thank you Jesus for husbands that are down for whatever with us :)

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  16. I am 100% jealous! I want to do one of these SO badly! Love it! Thanks for linking up! xo

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  17. SO FUN!! Loving how your masterpieces came out too! :) xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  18. Such a fun date night!! We have to try this soon since we have like 5 different paint bars in Boston LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  19. Such a fun date night idea. Husband and I need to get better about actual dates not dinner and errands!!

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  20. So fun! Two of my girlfriends and I did Painting with a Twist last summer and we painted out fur babies! It was a little pricer then normal but so worth it! What a great idea for a date night though! Props to your hubby for being game to do it! :)

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  21. That is so fun! We have something similar here in Columbus called Wine & Canvas that I've done with a few friends. It's such a great time! Love your paintings!

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  22. I CANNOT WITH HOW YOU CUTE YOU TWO ARE!! Seriously though - what a fun date night!! Derek is a champ! I can see my husband being completely freaked out and overwhelmed with the whole thing, lol!!

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  23. Adorable! We did one of these for part of my bachelorette party- it was a great way to get the night started before things got too rowdy :)

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  24. This is so fun... and great job!

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  25. Y'all did such a good job on the paintings!

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  26. Fun! Adam and I did a wine and design night a few years ago and painted oysters. Haha it was definitely interesting!

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  27. Your paintings came out so good. I think paint night is so much fun! I can't wait to do it again.

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  28. This looks so darn fun! They have this on our Army post, and when my husband returns, we're totally going to do this. LOVE!

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  29. I am so making my husband go to one of these now! I've been with just ladies before but I feel like it would be fun and different as a date night!

    thanks for the inspiration!
    not a mom

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  30. What a cute and fun date night! I am SO not a painter either, but these places always look so fun to me.

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  31. So much fun! I've been wanting to try out one of these classes for a while now. Your paintings came out great :-D

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  32. We have one of those down here! Y'all are like the next Picasso's or something…they're so good! What a fun date night. So cute :)

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  33. This looks like such a fun thing to of together!!! You guys are such a cute couple!! Lots of heart eyes :)

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  34. What an awesome date night!! I love the "rules!" Your art both came out so well.

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  35. This is such a fun date idea!! Gonna try to convince my husband to do this with me ;)

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  36. What a fun date night! I did this with my girlfriends for a bday party and loved it :)

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  37. Your paintings look great! We've gone to Painting with a Twist a few times. Such a fun place! :)

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  38. Such a simple but fun date night! Your painting looks amazing and I think it is such a great idea to frame them and put them in your home. I am so not a painter, I am anything but creative so I can only imagine how mine would of turned out like.

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  39. These classes are always so fun and I love seeing how different everyone's art turns out at the end of it. I did a his and hers class once; perfect date night!

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  40. Aww I've always wanted to do one of these! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  41. I love these wine & painting classes, so fun! I need to do another one soon!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  42. Your paintings look great! What a fun activity to do together!

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  43. Cute! we have something similar in NC called wine and design. I would love to go again soon. I haven't been in ages!

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  44. LOL at the second rule on the sign. I am that person who probably would get distracted and do those things. Both of your paintings are great!

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  45. I have yet to do one of these! I really want to go to one of these. Looks like so much fun.

    liz @ sundays with sophie
    GPBDM20

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  46. Looks like you guys had a fun night. Also, your painting turned out way better than anything I could have done. I'm really impressed. Ps--loving your dress!

    --Samantha

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

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  47. So much fun! I love doing these classes! I've done 3 so far and only 1 of the paintings really matches our house lol

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  48. I did this a few months back and loved it! Your picture came out so cute!

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  49. Looks like y'all had fun. What better way to decorate, than with your own paintings!
    Here from While I'm WAiting.

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