Boogers Make Me Drink Wine

So the other day I was putting my sweet almost 9 month old baby to bed. She’s a day care baby so a snotty nose is a common occurrence in this house. And I’m gonna tell y’all straight up… boogers freak me out. Baby vomit … no problem (ask me again in a few years…

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…

I’m back!

Well, I had unintentionally taken a hiatus from the blogging world as I try to find balance with my current full time job, being a mom, and starting a side gig that involves, you guessed it, wine!!!! I’ve become an Independent Wine Guide with Traveling Vineyard. I get to do in home wine tastings! Seriously,…

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…

Surviving with Two Dogs and an Infant

My household grew by two this fall. A couple of weeks before giving birth to my little girl, we brought home a lab puppy for our 5 year old lab. Now, I don’t need to hear any of your critical thoughts on raising a puppy and a newborn. First, I don’t give a shit about…

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…