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Bubbles GLORIA-OUS bubbles

Who doesn’t love a little bubbly? I had a recent visit to the Gloria Ferrer vineyard, sans kids could I just add. It left me falling in love with the bubbles once again. It’s not typically what I reach…

Favorite Red Wines

Euclid Cabernet Sauvignon

Euclid Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Howell Mountain) Price: $100 Whine Meter: This wine is tall, dark and handsome. It’s hands down- MY favorite. I cannot say enough about this wine or winemaker. Shout out to Lucas and Mike…

Favorite Red Wines

Cultivar Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Whine Meter: This is a solid wine for a good price. It tastes like a Cabernet should with black fruit and a hint of vanilla (oak). Take a sip and relax. No whinning…

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Hello, Lodi! No whining here!

  Lodi, CA. MY friends look baffled when I tell them where I’m going. My kids ask if they have a Target in Lodi. “Can you get us presents?” Really, they don’t care – they just want something shiny!…

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Drinks well with others…

What’s a mom to do…and where has this mom been? On the eve of my ‘big test,’ the odds seemed stacked against me. Child one broke out in hives. Just for fun? I don’t know. Still no idea why.…

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California dreaming on such a winter’s day….  Napa recap: Anytime you go an adventure to wine country, a lot of preparation needs to be made. I mean, whatever will I wear with no kids climbing all over me, spilling…

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Top 20!!

Thank you @healthymomsmagazine for naming me top 20 blog! I know there are a lot of blogs out there! SO A BIG SHOUT OUT for reading my blog!…