Casa de Griffindor Christmas Party 2017

Saturday night was the first Christmas party at Casa de Griffindor. And it was a blast! I made a childhood recipe that my mom used to make at holiday parties and it turned out delicious! Chocolate bomb was always the dessert I’d beg my mom to make for me. She always told me it was…

The Great American Eclipse and a bottle of wine 

We were “fortunate” enough to be in the line of totality for the Great AnericanEclipse of 2017. For weeks our town prepped for the massive influx of people expected in our area. The town prepped so much that come eclipse weekend, our town was a ghost town! Truly, it was great. We could go anywhere…

Chianti

I’d forgotten how good a bottle of Chianti is. Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin.  My dinner tonight was a smorgasbord of “homemade” Red Lobster biscuits from a box, and shredded smoked chicken on a bed of spinach with ranch dressing. And this bottle of Chianti was delicious with it.  I’m…

DIY Window Banner for Nursery

This is actually not a Pinterest idea, but one we saw in a cute furniture store that we bought my nursery furniture at. And it’s super easy!  All you need is some string, and some fabric cut into strips. The fabric quarters you can buy at the fabric store are great. You can cut shorter…

Crafting Thursday: Pillowcase Dress, a Pinterest Success

I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I am so excited! I went to the fabric store the next week, and my lord, this is going to be dangerous! There is so much fun fabric. The projects are spinning through my mind so fast, I almost got dizzy in the middle of the aisle! The…

Wine Review Tuesday: Casillero del Diablo. 

I finally found it. My absolute favorite bottle of wine for years now. Casillero del Diablo.  Ok, ok, ok. The merlot is my favorite, but this cab takes a close second. Can I tell you I almost peed my pants with excitement when I found this bottle at Walmart! I need to remind y’all I…

Crafting Thursday

So I bought a cute little plaster kit so I could get a footprint and hand print of my 3 month old baby. It only cost like $3 at Hobby Lobby and looked super easy.  This was obviously not made for babies as when I pulled out the directions it stated they have to keep…

Wine Review Tuesday: Les Rocs de Plaisance Bordeaux

Bordeaux wine is produced in the Bordeaux region of France, at least according to Wikipedia (ya, not the most credible source I know). There are many different types of wines that come from this region including reds, dry whites and sweat whites. Apparently Bordeauxs are all about blending, usually having 3-5 varieties making up a…

Wine Review Tuesday: San Pietro

My brother in law was in town and cooked all kinds of fancy meals for us while he was here. He prepared us a steak one night with a sous vide… A very interesting little cooking device that I recommend you all Google. My steak was delicious. We paired it with a Chianti wine because…

Homemade Southwest Corn and Bean Packets

My husband used to love these southwest packs he’d find at Sams Club. It was a meal sized pack of black beans, corn, bell peppers and onion that was perfect to ad to any Southwest dish. Sadly we can’t find them anymore, so we decided to make our own. We truly enjoy making a lot…

Wine Review Tuesday: Stella Rosa Stella Rosso

While trolling the wine aisle at Winco the other night, this pretty bottle stood out to my husband for some reason.  We took this pretty bottle home, and I poured us a glass while he grilled is some dinner. We truly had no idea what to expect as we didn’t see an actual type of…