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Archives for April 2014

O. Design Company {Menu Card Printable}

This past Saturday I hosted a bridal shower for my little sister Stephanie. We had it at a local wine bar (post soon to come) and had a lovely afternoon celebrating the bride to be. Along with wine and champagne, we had a gorgeous lunch of paninis, and salads. I really wanted the menu to be one of the many highlights of the day and making sure the food was a centerpiece, the napkin menus made … [Read more...]

{Noble Vines}- Sustainably Made Wine {Review & Easter Recipe}

NOT ALL VINES ARE CREATED EQUAL Noble Vines, a vineyard from Lodi and Monterrey California, holds true to it's name. Noble in cause and taste; a vineyard that is sustainably grown. But what does sustainable mean? Wine consumers can have the satisfaction of knowing they are supporting vineyards and wineries that are socially and environmentally responsible in conserving water, energy and land, … [Read more...]

Mirasou Wine, Easter & Pairings {Sponsored Post}

For the first time in a couple years I am not hosting Easter! Phew. Instead I am hosting a bridal shower for my sister at a local wine bar the day before. Fun is sure to be had (blog post about the big day coming soon!). What occurred to me while planning this bridal shower though is why not combine the wine bar experience with a wine tasting during the Easter festivities?! Kids get to egg hunt, … [Read more...]

Sangria Sunday with [yellow tail] {Sponsored Post}

This past Sunday I truly needed to unwind. We went to the local strawberry fields and when the kiddos and myself got home, we were filthy and exhausted. It was a spring-time like 90 degrees (I am being sarcastic...I am not ready for summer...) and had something cookn' in the crock pot. What better time to indulge a bit and have some "me time" with a delicious bottle of [yellow tail} … [Read more...]