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How to Plan a "Paint & Sip" Bachelorette Party (and win 2 FREE tickets to Muse Paintbar!)

This giveaway is now closed.  Click here for more contests . This giveaway sweepstakes is sponsored by Muse Paintbar.  Live in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Main, New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Virginia? I've partnered with Muse Paintbar to give away 2 FREE tickets to a painting session ! Click through and scroll to the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom to enter.  There's nothing like gathering your best girlfriends, getting gussied up, and going out for drinks—especially for a bachelorette or birthday party. But what could make the evening even better? Uncorking a bit of creativity along with the wine. Pulling out some paint brushes for the beer. And getting artistic with more than just cocktail recipes. I'm talking about throwing a little paint into the mix—making memories and  a masterpiece on your ladies' night out—at a Muse Paintbar .

8 Grownup Ways to Style The Little Artist Shelf from Minted

You guys, I'm so excited to share this post today because this shelf is aaahhhh-mazing. I've been eyeing picture ledge shelves for a while now, but I couldn't find something "just right." Until Minted debuted their new collection of art shelves and photo ledges . Yes, that   Minted . The online marketplace that sells oh-so-lovely stationary, wedding invitations, and artwork—all created by independent artists and designers. Lately, they've expanded into home products , too. Pillows, curtains, table linens, holiday decor—you can shop it all. But these shelves are exactly what I was looking for.

'A Colorful Way of Living' Book Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Click here for more contests . It's 1982. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard (daughter of Vera Bradley—yes, that Vera Bradley) and her friend Patricia Miller are sitting in the airport during a layover. A parade of suitcases pass them by—each one as dull, drab, and bulky as the next. "This place could use some color!" Barbara remarked. Those words set a colorful, creative idea into motion.  The women returned home to Indiana, got out a few Simplicity patterns and a Singer sewing machine, and set to work. The Vera Bradley Company was born. This past week on April 4th, Barbara released A Colorful Way of Living —a lovely and inspiring guide to being more, creating more, and doing more—the Vera Bradley Way.

Bookish Decor Board: Three Dark Crowns

Three dark sisters, all fair to be seen,  two to devour, and one to be queen.  I bought Kendare Blake's Three Dark Crowns  way back at my birthday in February (boyfriends who gift B&N gift cards are the best—I may be biased), but didn't get around to reading it until this week. Thanks to a few days of being sick, I spent my evenings curled up with tea, tissues, and this book. I devoured it. It's so, so good and I can't wait for the sequel this September. (And—rumor has it—a movie!)