A girly night in! :)

Kelly and I see each other every single day, we work together, live next door to each other and like to spend time together. Rarely a day goes by where we don't talk or catch each other at least for a few seconds. You'd think by now, after 27 years joined at the hip, that we could go a few days without one another or that we might possibly have run out of things to say to each other. But alas, and I'm sure to the disappointment of our husbands, we always have something to talk about and we are always, always talking. :p We are huge chatterboxes and thanks to the nature of our Mother, we can pretty much talk to everyone and anyone, we weren't always this way, we used to be very shy. Nowadays though, we love being bouncy and happy and can strike up conversation with anyone just like that. And when it comes to each other, forget about it...we can quite literally talk till the cows come home.

Two weekends ago we enjoyed separate adventures and spent quality time with our husbands, so you can bet we were ready for our girlie weekend and catch up, because goodness knows after spending 2 and a half days apart we were in need of a good natter! :p

In honor of last weekends girly weekend we thought it would be fun to do a Top 5 list of things to do when it's just the girls! :) Shall we begin?...


One: Bake together!

We love nothing more than sitting with a cup of coffee or tea, or wine depending on the evening, and having a good chat. What goes well with all three of those drinks?...A delicious snack to munch on of course. Now you could always pick something up from the store but as Kelly and I love to bake it's something we find relaxing and really enjoy doing together. Why not try getting your girlfriends to help you make the nights treat? It feels incredibly rewarding when you are tucking into something homemade and it can even be a little bit healthier due to knowing exactly what you put in it! :) Here is a little recipe for the banana bread that we made. It was out of this world delicious and made the evening that little bit more cozy.
Ingredients:
3 ripe banana's mashed
3/4 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 tablespoon of milk
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 to 1 cup of chocolate chips, depending on how chocolatey you want it! :)

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl. (I used my Kitchen aid mixer)
Add eggs and blend.
Add milk and bananas and mix for about a minute.
Add the flour and baking soda and mix until combined.
Stir in the Chocolate chips!

Butter your loaf pans so the cake doesn't stick and pour batter in to the two pans evenly .
Bake for 45 mins or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean! :)


Two: Pamper yourselves!

Kelly and I don't often sit and do our nails or put on face masks, we always feel like we have to be doing something and that it just takes up time. However, lately we have really been understanding the importance of taking a step back and relaxing. Waking up at 5am definitely takes a toll on your skin and not taking the time to breathe and pause every now and again just aids in getting you stressed and wearing you out. Admittedly when the boys are away, it's a little easier to not feel like you have someone else to think about all the time, so Keg and I have been working on trying different masks and taking care of ourselves a little more. Plus, I always love when Keg will walk around Sephora with me and let me take my time ogling at all the pretty things! :p Through our friend Kaelin who works at Sephora, we got a sample of this Dr Dennis Gross peel and oh my goodness, stay tuned to the blog, there will be more on it soon! :)


Three: Light candles!

Similar to those reasons above, I feel candles help to create a relaxing and chilled out atmosphere. I have quite the collection and love sitting where I can see the flames flicker, it gives me a sense of comfort and calming. So if you want to create a bit of a peaceful paradise while enjoying a class of wine with your girlfriends, try lighting some candles, even tea lights make for the simplest, cutest décor.


 Four: Watch fun movies!

My husband and I do not share the same taste in cinema...in the slightest. He is always trying to get me to watch "classic" movies, movies that are amazingly cinematic and artistic that he feeds off and loves. Those movies however always tend to have some sort of violence, blood, gangsters or scary element to them that I'm sorry, but I just can't do. I really do try and have seen such films like "The Crow" and "The Godfather", albeit from behind a pillow or while staying very distracted partaking in a craft, but they are simply not for me. When Kelly, Jen and I get together we usually reach for the favourites, "What's your Number?" having been at the top of the list for the past few years. Talk about a classic! ;p Girly nights are a perfect time to sit back and watch the movies that your other half might not quite understand. I will give my Chris credit though, he has seen 5 of the 6 movies pictured above...I'm still working on getting him to watch "The Longest Ride"...Scott Eastwood...swoon!



Five: Be Creative and Craft!

Whether it be creating a book club, scrapbooking club or using your imagination to make a floral arrangement, chocolates or your very own home décor, we always feel inspired by each other. Why not get together and share ideas. Go out and buy what you need and spend the evening being creative. We guarantee you will enjoy yourself, feel relaxed and have a sense of such accomplishment when you are done. I felt so proud of my little craft above, and all I did was pour some candy corn into an empty candle glass and sit a little tea light on top!! But look how cute it is! :)

I hope you enjoy these ideas for a girlie night in! Let us know what you like doing when it's just the girls, do you partake in some of the activities above? What's your favourite girlie movie? And guys, if you're reading this post, feel free to comment on what your idea of a fun night in with the boys would be! :)

Happy Friday, wishing you an awesome weekend! :)

Love Lucy xx



2 comments :

  1. Lighting candles is definitely the best thing, whether you are with family, friends or by yourself.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. We have tons Angie, theres always a little tea light or something glowing! :p You must try the ones from Morrisons, they are the best! :) xxx

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