All Blog Posts Tagged 'wine' (78)

Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know…


Added by Janice Perry on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Wineducation: Don't Just Drink Your Wine

This past week’s wine drinking was interrupted by a very vile virus that attacked our home and took my boy and I out for most of the week. The inability to taste or smell anything for days on end kept me from uncorking and giving a new budget friendly bottle of wine a try in order to offer you a review. While wine-less and laid up under a pile of blankets and pillows, I was able to spend plenty of time perusing the web and reading blogs, which is where I stumbled upon the ingenuity of…


Added by Janice Perry on February 17, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

10 Awesome DIY Wine Racks!

Just because something says DIY...doesn't always mean I am capable of actually doing it myself! But the next project I wanted to take on was a unique and interesting wine rack. So I went searching. Here I have compiled a list of 10 that I think I could actually do myself! Take a look!

10 Awesome Wine Racks

Added by Lisa M on February 14, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week


** If I held my breath for a big Valentine's Day surprise, I'd surely end up dead.

** A pre-shower naked dance is evidently becoming a nightly ritual around here.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 14, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

Wineducation: Valentine's Wine Picks

There is many a besotted couple that only wine on Valentines Day because of the pressure to make this day special. The rest of the three hundred and sixty-four days of the year they rely upon other sorts of spirits to provide that warm and fuzzy buzz, so when this holiday focused on Love rolls around every February, these once a year wine drinkers are left staring aimlessly at the wine aisle with no clue what wine to pair with their impending evening of…


Added by Janice Perry on February 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Buffalo Grove Merlot: A Wild Bet?

I used to consider myself a Cabernet Sauvignon type of girl. I loved the rich red hues, bold flavors, and the security of what to expect when ordering a glass of wine when out at a restaurant, but recently my taste have changed.  Now I would say that I gravitate more towards Merlot and Pinot Noirs (which is unfortunate because of the Pinot's more expensive price tag), but I find these two reds range of taste more broad, and usually more enjoyable as well.…


Added by Janice Perry on February 3, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

'Twas the Nucking Futty Night Before Christmas

Some of you may remember this post from a few years ago, and some of you may be reading it for the first time.  Whatever the case, it was my own nucking futty spin on the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas".  If your holidays are anything like mine, you'll appreciate the recounting of a Christmas Eve that's not exactly what you might call picture-perfect.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 24, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** The mayor of Toronto is a walking Saturday Night Live skit.



Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 22, 2013 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Three 3 Winemakers...Win or Lose?

Well my friends it is time that it happened again, I have been on a winning wine streak, and as streaks are known to do, it has come to an end.  As much as I love sharing great budget wines with you I truly hate sharing the budget bombs but an honest wine drinking mama has got to do what an honest wine…


Added by Janice Perry on November 16, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Wine & $250 Gift Card Giveaway!

Enter to win Invino World of the Wine Contest!


glassware for 8, wine decanters, wine country artisan treats, and a $250 gift card



Added by Victoria Sconion on October 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It takes me three WEEKS to recover from three NIGHTS of going out.



Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 18, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** When people say, "Good morning!", I'm not quite sure how they assume that it's good.

** The government REALLY needs to get over its giant temper tantrum.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 4, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I could open a wig shop with all the hair in the drain.

** The cooler weather's giving me that "Holy-Crap-My-Twins-Have-No-Pants-That-Fit-Them" feeling.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 20, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself.  *itch*  *scratch* *sniff*

** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Le Nez du Vin – Make Scents of Wine

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife

Wine aficionado, wine snob, wine geek or sommelier in training? We all know one. Or want to become one. Well, here  are some great kits to up the ante by Le Nez du Vin by Wine Aromas.…


Added by Audreyvp on June 5, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

Father's Day Gift Guide

Vintage Stuff Extreme Collection

These Father’s Day gift ideas are brought to you by GGAB, aka the Gift Giving Advisory Board’s in our Second Annual Sponsored Father’s Day Gift Guide. Enjoy this novel selection from independent creative businesses that excel at delighting us with their ingenious new products. …


Added by Audreyvp on May 31, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Cramps and mammograms are just two of the many perks (*ahem*)  of being a woman.

** I'd rather be a wrinkled mess than pull out an iron.

** Kids and husbands have very selective hearing.

** Getting in bed early to read a book didn't kill me after all.

** Paying your offspring to do things you don't wanna…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Spilled wine is WAY worse than spilled milk.

** The DMV is truly a vast sea of weirdness.

** Turning 29 again wasn't so bad after…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 19, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Living next door to construction is like having an earthquake as your neighbor.

** I don't know who's more excited when there's no homework -- the kids or me.

** Danica Patrick "pole position" jokes are plentiful when my husband's around.

** I'm not sure whether to feel flattered or offended that everybody seems to…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 22, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

MOMMA CANDY of the Week!


Things That Made Me Happy

Have you ever had one of those weeks that is so heavy and so trying you can't even remember what you did Monday...Tuesday...Wednesday...I mean, did those days actually even happen? Did I get dressed? What's my name…


Added by Shauna Quintero on February 2, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

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