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25 Days & 25 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

A few days ago I introduced you to a really fun way to help yourself remember to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. It’s a holiday countdown calendar, on Facebook, from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. I was already a fan of Chateau Ste. Michelle, since they’re located here in Washington Wine Country, in Woodinville, about a two-hour drive from where I live. I’ve been on a couple of wine tours here locally, and have Chateau Ste. Michelle on my “to-visit” list for this summer.

Chateau Ste Michelle for the holidays [Read more…]


Last Minute Gift Ideas: Holiday Spirits – #Humor

Finding the Christmas Spirit

Have you found YOUR holiday spirit yet?

This was on a friends Facebook page today – and kind of cracked me up. I know quite a few people like this – A few men, especially – who need a little bit of “spirits” to find their holiday spirit, lol. So, if you have a few peeps on your gift list like that too – those types that have been so hard to shop for, and you still haven’t picked up a gift for- I have two awesome ideas for you. These are sure to please those “holiday spirit” lovers, for sure….’s Best Micro Brew Beers Delivered Monthly - 300x250 banner

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This is another really great option – send a selection of hard-to-find, high-quality wines right to their door. You can even get a E-Card for last minute gift giving from Cellars Wine Club. Either way – these are great gifts for {very!} last-minute gift giving. You can send a card, or even an e-card, to let them know when they can expect to receive their first shipment. And trust me – anyone I’ve ever given these too were definitely excited about them.

Happy Holidays!



How to Put Together the Perfect Wine Gift Basket

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine.” Aquinas, St. Thomas… Now, is that a quote for moms, or what? How many days of chaos could be drained away by draining a lovely glass of wine during a bubble bath, and getting a full nights sleep? {Ah…. it sounds nice just typing it….} So, what better gift for the women in your life this holiday season than a gorgeous wine gift basket, right? Or, why not get one for yourself – either to enjoy during holiday entertaining, or to relax after crazy days of shopping, baking, and wrapping? Keep reading to get some tips to putting together the perfect pick for anyone on your list this year…

Make the perfect wine gift basket [Read more…]


How to choose a wine like you choose music on Pandora…

How do you find the best wine? You could read reviews, but who says that those critics writing the reviews have the same taste as you do? They might hate a wine, give it a terrible rating – but it might end up being your absolute favorite. My friends and I all have very different tastes in wine… When we went on a wine tour last winter, at almost every stop we all had totally, crazily different opinions on which ones rocked, and which ones we did not want to try again. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds phrases like, “smooth finish,” or “hints of plum,” to not really be all that helpful, right? So, how do you find not just the BEST wine – but the best wine for YOU?

How to choose the best wine at the store [Read more…]


Celebrate with a Free Wines by Wives Membership!

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About A Mom is having a one year anniversary this week!

Angela over at About a Mom is one of my best-est bloggy buddies – and it’s crazy to think that as awesome as she is, I’ve actually been blogging for a few months longer than here. I never would have guessed it – she seemed like such a pro! She says, “It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by, since our first blog post went up. Over the past year we’ve met a lot of fabulous people, learned a lot, and have improved so much along the way. About A Mom has given us the opportunity to experience many amazing things, but it would all be nothing without YOU – our beloved readers. So come on…lets CELEBRATE!” Wines by Wives is generously donating a one-month membership to their celebrity wine club, to help commemorate this event! [Read more…]