Gift Giving For The Person That’s Difficult To Shop For

Gift Giving For The Person That's Difficult To Shop For

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The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gift giving! For me, I enjoy finding gifts my family and friends will love. I think it’s really  fun to see the smiles on their faces…. [read more]

Slim Down On Your Time

Ready to Slim Down On Your Time? Check out our favorite tips!

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I am working to slim down. I know I’ve slacked the last few weeks and haven’t been able to go for my morning walk! There are also times when I don’t have the energy or time to work out. With that, I am still trying to be healthy and eat well! I aim to drink plenty of water too!

Are you looking to slim down on your time? We have four easy tips to get started!

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Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

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The holiday season is officially here. It’s time to get ready to shop, cook, bake, wrap presents, decorate, entertain, and party hop. And let’s not forget the traffic and crowds, delayed flights, crazy weather, and even crazier family. Is your head spinning yet? Never fear because we’re making celebrating the season easier with our top picks for special holiday wines.

Special Holiday Wines – FitVine

There’s a lot of eating going on during the holidays. It’s a real calorie fest, especially when you include those holiday beverages. Enter FitVine and their selection of guilt-free wines.  With their proprietary extended fermentation process, FitVine creates flavor rich wines low in calories, sulfites, sugar, and carbs. Hence their slogan, “We crush grapes, you crush life.”

The brand was kind enough to send me two of their seasonal offerings; Limited Edition Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco. These special holiday wines are ideal for lovers of red and white, sweet and dry.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Holiday Red

The Limited Edition Holiday Red features a blend of decadent black fruits, dark raspberry, and a touch of chocolate. It has a nice full body that isn’t too heavy or overpowering. It also only contains .01 grams of sugar, 120 calories, and 3.5 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

I find it to be very light and smooth, which is due to its ultra-refined tannins. FitVine’s Holiday Red is one of those unique reds you can drink by itself or pair with a variety of foods. It would make for a nice hostess gift, or as an offering at your holiday party, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas table.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Prosecco

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter or with some bubbly, you’ll love FitVine’s Prosecco. With its notes of apple, pear, citrus, and tropical flowers, this Prosecco has a light, clean, and refreshing flavor. It also is comes in at 92 calories, .7 grams of sugar and 3.0 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

As you can see by my picture, I added some strawberries to my flute glass for added flavor and color. You could also add your own berry of choice or perhaps a few slices of pear or apple to make it feel even more festive. Prosecco is a great option to champagne. It works well as a dessert wine, one its own, or as a nice complement to your holiday brunch offerings. Can someone say, Holiday Bellini or Mimosa?

Give Back with Cashmere Black

Next up we have a wine whose name and label caught my eye. Am I the only one who picks wines simply based on the label design, description or even the wine name? In the case of Cline Cellars Cashmere Black, it was hard to resist all of the above. Not to mention, I’m a huge fan of blends.

Special Holiday Wines_Cashmere Black

What truly garnered my attention the most, besides the blend of varietals, was the fact that Cline Cellars is a supporter of important causes. To date, they have donated over $330k to charitable organizations. I was also pleased to learn that this winery has been sustainably farmed and family owned since 1982. It’s nice knowing the bottle I’m enjoying was made without causing damage to the environment where the grapes are grown.

You can truly taste their efforts in Cashmere Black. As far as holiday wines go, Cashmere Black is the ideal. Its full-bodied flavor comes from a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignane, and Alicante Bouschet. It’s like drinking a rich mashup of blueberry, plum, violet, cherry, vanilla, and coffee, with an oaky finish. Basically, Cashmere Black is heaven in a glass. It’s the perfect end to a long day of holiday shopping, or the quintessential beverage to enjoy alongside your holiday turkey with all the trimmings.

So when it comes time to choose your special holiday wines, consider FitVine’s Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco, as well as  Cashmere Black from Cline Cellars. They’ll make you want to clink your glasses in celebration of their rich flavor, low calories, and sustainable creation.

What is your favorite holiday drink? Which special holiday wines would you want to try?

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Prevent Holiday Burnouts with This Coffee and Cookie Subscription

Match Made Coffee

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November is almost here which means the countdown until Christmas will be beginning soon, Endless hours will be spent in checkout lines, scouring sales ads, wrapping gifts and hiding them until the big day arrives. Don’t get burnt out with exhaustion when treating yourself is as simple as subscribing to Match Made Cookie, who delivers both coffee and a perfectly matched cookie right to your door. How perfect is that? Not much of a coffee drinker? That’s okay too! Gift this subscription to the coffee lover in your life for the perfect pick me up.

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Boost Your Morning with Nitro Brew and Cold Brew Coffee

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Get Excited About the Day with Cold Brew Coffee

I work a desk job and sometimes it is difficult to find that push I need to start my day. I have the great opportunity of flexing my schedule so that I can have Friday’s off but, unfortunately, that means I work 10 hour days Monday – Thursday. Sometimes the days drag on and I hit that mid-morning and mid-afternoon wall and I go searching the break-room for coffee.

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Wine and Spirits For The Health Conscious

Wine and Spirits for the Health Conscious--FitVit Wine -- Ah-So Wine -- Batiste Rhum

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It’s the time of the year again, the kids are back to school and life begins to calm down a bit. My whole family begins to fall into a routine, and soon enough, our household starts to run like a well-oiled machine…. [read more]

Items Every Kitchen Must Have

Items Every Kitchen Must Have

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I’ll be there first to admit that I’m not your typical kitchen friendly person.  To be honest most times it is usually safer for me to be anywhere else but in the kitchen.  Now that I’ve had kids I decided to work more in the kitchen to try and make things easier and share the workload with my husband, so we have been on the lookout for products that will help our lives be a little easier, and be able to help with dinner.

Your kitchen needs these items! 

Espressotoria system

Espressotoria System Pods

So with four kids six and under, what is one of the most essential kitchen items that I’m going to need you ask? Coffee and lots of it, don’t get me wrong I love my kids but man do they not ever sleep. So momma turns to coffee. I have been searching for a really good and easy to use coffee system for a while and I’ve finally found one. The Espressotoria System is an amazing cafe grade espresso system, letting you make everything from coffee to lattes to expressos right in the comfort of your own home. Whats the perfect coffee drink without that frothy top? Don’t fear because you also get this in your system, making your coffee experience complete. Unlike other machines you get you only can use up to 16 pods before needing to empty the containment area, making your coffee has never been so fun and easy. From a Brazilian Breakfast Blend to Espresso and more, there is a taste for everyone. All the pods are made to be fully recyclable, what is better than helping the planet and getting your coffee too!  This Espressotoria system is easy to use even for kitchen novices like me. For more information visit their Facebook, or get yours at Walmart or Amazon.

PowerAir Fryer Oven

PowerAir Fryer Oven 7 in 1

This next kitchen item I found makes life so much easier, we recently converted the garage into an studio apartment at my mother in laws house to help keep an eye on her, but we don’t have a full kitchen area downstairs. This means everytime we need to use the oven we have to head up through her house and use her oven, but now that we have found the Power AirFryer Over our lives have become so much easier. This compact machine is a 7 in 1 powerhouse that can replace a deep fryer, rotisserie oven, dehydrator, oven, toaster oven, pizza grill and microwave. This thing is seriously amazing. I honestly was a bit skeptical at first can this little machine do all this, but YES it can. This is so easy to use ( thank the Lord for that one ), it only took me 3 min, this morning to make my three oldest children breakfast, and when mornings are packed and hectic just the smallest win helps us tremendously.  Be sure to check out their Facebook, Amazon, or Website.

If you are looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient then these items are for you. I know they sure help my daily life easier. Hope you love these products as much as I do.

 

What are your kitchen must-have items?

 

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee And Tea

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee and Tea--Community Coffee-Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee-Dunkin Donuts-Wendigo Tea Co.

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It’s that time again, back to school! For our family, that means picking up the pace! My son will be starting 1st grade this year, which is a big milestone for him. He’s excited to see his old friends, but a little scared of what kind of teacher he’ll receive this school year…. [read more]

Unique Ways To Stay Hydrated

Unique Ways To Stay Hydrated

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I like to stay active with my son by going for walks. This past summer, we went for a walk almost every single day. Now that summer is over and he’s back in school, I’d like to start taking on walks after school. The local park is about a mile away. That walk alone is perfect because that’s two miles of walking right there. If he wants to walk and play around the park, that’s even more fun! I know that he and I need to get out of the house more often, just for space, the fresh air, and the exercise. Walking is the perfect pace for us.

Since we love walking, I am always looking for unique ways to stay hydrated.

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Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

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Summer is one my favorite seasons of the year! I aspire to be in a Jimmy Buffett frame of mind, wearing my flip flops and feeling relaxed. For our family, it’s a time for cookouts, birthday celebrations, reunions, and vacations…. [read more]