This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations, a company I’m loving working with- but no sweat, all ideas are still 100% mine!
If you’re new around here, there’s something you really need to know… I love cookie dough- okay, that’s not THE thing you need to know, but it’s quite true. What you need to know is that my style is kinda quirky, funky, bold, and totally reflects me as a person. If you’re the kind of person that really likes to blend in, and go with the norm, you might break out in hives if you had to live at my house. Take my foyer for example…
Yup, a bigfoot rug and good old “Shut the front door”… so, to say I like things a little outside the box would be pretty accurate. I definitely am this way with decorating my home, but it also flows into other areas as well.
We LOVE entertaining- you’ve heard me talk about that tons- and I was really excited to work with Personal Creations to get some new stuff we can use when we have people over. Most of their items are completely customizable, and sometimes I can be hesitant to customize because, well… it’s so “inside the box” BUT… then it occurred to me that duh, I can totally make it my own and personalize in a way that fits me and our family! It was like a giant lightbulb went off!
Thankfully Personal creations made it easy for me to swap out the normal last name or monogram with some fun stuff… Here’s what I got!
Rather than a monogram and last name on these mason jar drinking glasses I did… U Thirsty? I feel like it’s a pretty legit question to ask right?
And lest you think I’m a hater of monograms (I’m not!) I also got these simple drinking jars with a clean, simple M for Monica, or Mangin, or Maniac… you’ll never know which (mwhahah- enter evil laugh). I know they’re drinking glasses, but they also double fantastically well as a small vase.
I have never had a drink tub before and have always really wanted one, so I was thrilled to see that they had a simple, metal one that I could personalize.
I didn’t have any drinks I needed to chill, so instead I ran over to my mother-in-laws’ yard and she and I cut some fresh flowers. Umm… can we all just talk about how amazing her flowers are for a second? Her yard looks like something out of a magazine this year! I had never thought to use a huge beverage tub as a vase before, but it totally worked and could be a really cool centerpiece for an outdoor event (I kinda wish I got two of them now!)
To get our flowers to stand up nicely I used some red solo cups in the bottom and surrounded them with balled up newspaper to keep them sturdy. Easy Peasy.
Now, there’s a story behind this personalization… Eric and I kind of have a reputation of being intense… like in a good way (or at least we think so). Whenever we do something, we REALLY do it- we’re both super driven, task oriented and so our friends started saying “Mangins to the Max” whenever we’d do something at our intense Mangin pace. The phrase stuck and about 7 years later it’s definitely tossed around a lot. So, I thought- what the heck, let’s put it on the drink tub… and I kinda love it!
I got a new pitcher and gave it a fun little phrase… Got Lemons?? Well duh, make lemonade! Unfortunately I didn’t use Sarah’s amazing lemonade recipe and instead used Country Time powder without measuring… yeah, it’s the darkest lemonade ever, but normally you could better see my witty little, lemon-loving phrase. One thing that I think is cool is that you don’t have to be crafty or have a ton of time to have something super personalized. It’s just type and enter. done and done.
The final thing I got was a branding iron… what the what??? Yup, like for making our steaks and other meat look fun and fancy when we’re grilling. I could use 3 letters because I’m pretty sure it’s intended for initials, but that wouldn’t be any fun for me, so we went with this little 3 letter command… E-A-T!
Ya know, just incase someone forgets what exactly they’re supposed to do with the food in front of them! ha! There are a lot of cute 3 letter words and some very naughty ones, but I played it safe with EAT. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to next week when I’m back home from our long weekend at the beach!
I love the packaging the iron came in. It arrived in a cedar box (which smells amazing) and was wrapped in a cute bandana. It got me thinking that these items would be really fun gifts. You could get all crazy with your personalization for presents for friends or family and they’d think it was awesome. I know if I got a gift that was totally customized just for me and showed that the giver totally “gets” me- I’d love it!
See, personalization can be FUN and you don’t have to always go the traditional route, unless you like that route, then be my guest. I had so much fun being creative with my personalization and I know that my friends and family will completely “get” all my new entertaining gear.
I want you to have a chance to win some freebies from Personal Creations., so they’re giving away a $500 gift card! One lucky reader will be chosen on Aug. 11th!
Not only do we have an awesome giveaway for you, but there is also a coupon code, PCSM20, for 20% off your entire purchase at Personal Creations! Think of what you could epicly customize for yourself and then also show a little love to your friends and fam because they make great gifts!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations.