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Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

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Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

If there's one thing that goes well with the holiday season, it's wine! Okay, let's be honest... are there many things that don't pair well with wine?! 🍷🍷 That's what I thought.. that being said, if you're a wine fan like me, then you are going to love today's post!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

What could possibly be better than the holidays and wine? How about getting rewarded for the wine you're already buying! Say what?! Yes, this is a real thing. Black Box Wines recently introduced a loyalty program and I am alllll about it. 

So what are the dets? It's super easy, all you have to do is create a free account through their rewards program and then you can start earning points right away for your purchases and engaging with the brand. That's it! Easy peasy. So what can you earn rewards for? Product discounts, access to events, gift cards to top brands like Sephora, Uber, Hulu and more. Plus, they have some really awesome branded merchandise, like the goodies below!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

I don't know about you, but personally, I'm all about saving up for the floaty set! Think my new apartment complex will be cool with me floating around sipping some of my favorite wine? I mean as long as I share right? I'll keep you posted πŸ˜‰ The team also hooked me up with their portable wine glasses, which I most certainly will be putting to good use.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

Now onto some other important details, the actual wine! If you're not familiar with Black Box Wines, then let me introduce you! The brand offers premium, award-winning wines in a box. And this is not your parent's cheap boxed wine either.. it's taking boxed wine to a new level! So far I've tried the Red Blend and the RosΓ© and I've been really impressed. Which btw, once the temps warm up again save this FrosΓ© recipe I made this summer.. delicious!

Their wine is the perfect choice for the holidays too because each box holds 4 bottles worth of wine. Plus, it's good for up to 6 weeks after opening, just in case you don't finish it at your party. It also has half of the carbon footprint of glass bottles, which is something you might not think about when you uncork a bottle, but certainly has an impact!

So let me set this straight, the wine is delicious, you'll get rewarded for drinking it, plus it's a more eco-friendly option?! If that doesn't encourage you to check them out I don't know what will! So what are you waiting for? Get to that by clicking the link below! Cheers to that!


**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Black Box Wines provided me with a complimentary box of wine and set of wine glasses in exchange for a blog post. This post and all opinions stated are based on my own ideas and honest experience with the product and has not been influenced based upon the sponsorship.

Happy Halloween from the Farm

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Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

Halloween has always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I'll skip the scary movies and haunted house but I am alllll about all the pumpkin patch, the costumes and, duh, the candy! πŸŽƒπŸ­

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

I was really excited for this Halloween too because I actually had a porch that I got to decorate plus we actually get trick or treaters here! Trick or treating isn't really a thing in the city, so it's been a hot minute since I've actually had kids knocking on my door.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

This year, I decided to use my move back to Washington as inspiration for my costume and take it back to the farm!I had so much fun with this one and it was pretty easy! Here's what you'll need if you want to recreate the look.

Supplies:

  • Tulle skirt as a base -- mine is from Space 46 Boutique (You could also make your own)
  • 1 yard of white tulle
  • 1/2 yard of black felt
  • 1 sheet of white and pink felt
  • Bell
  • Headband
  • White t-shirt
  • 1 roll of ribbon of your choice
  • faux foilage of your choice (I chose sunflowers and leaves)
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Sewing needle and transparent thread
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

The first part of the costume I worked on was the headband, which was the most labor intensive part (which still isn't that bad!). I started with an old black headband I used the felt to start on the ears. I doubled up the felt so when wrapped around the headband and folded together they formed ears. Start with the white felt, and then you can use transparent thread to sew both ends together. You don't need to do any complicated stitching, just a simple mending job. Once you have your bases set, cut spots out of the black felt and add those on top followed by pink felt for the inside of the ears. Once your ears are complete, if you please, you can add some faux foilage like I did with a glue gun.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

The next step is the shirt! I went with an off-the-shoulder look, but you could totally just use a t-shirt of v-neck as is. If you'd like an off the shoulder look then you just need to cut an oval shape off of the top from each side of the shirt. Need up, cut out spots out of the black felt and add them to your t-shirt with hot glue. You could sew these spots, but hot glue worked great and it only has to stick for one maybe two nights anyways right?! If you use a glue gun, I suggest putting a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so you don't glue it together. Then I finished off the top by tying a ribbon on each sleeve.

For the skirt, I used a pink tulle skirt I had as a base and then I added a white tulle apron to the front that I added spots on. For this, I got 1 yard of tulle and cut it into long strips. Double it up to the length you want it to be and tie a little knot at the top. Then take your ribbon, wrap it around your waist and cut the length that allows you to tie it in a bow. Once your ribbon is cut, find the center and hot glue each of your tulle strips in the center. Then you can cut some more black spots and lightly hot glue those to the front of the tulle. To finish off the skirt, I took some more of my faux foliage and glued it to the corner of the front.

Last but not least, I took my bell and added it to the same ribbon used throughout for my necklace. I also had a little extra so I made a little leaf bracelet as well.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Happy Halloween from the Farm

And wa-lah, Halloween costume! Of course, no cow is complete without a baby cow! That's right, Scoots got in on the action too! I swear he liked his costume more than he looks like he did πŸ˜‚ He definitely liked all the trick or treaters though, that's for sure! All and all, it was a great Halloween! Hope everyone had a fun holiday as well!