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Oops! Wine Wednesday!

Good evening!! It’s Wine Wednesday already!!

Tonight I want to brag about Mad Housewife Merlot… We have gotten this wine before and I just love it! The label is adorable, the name is catchy, and the wine is delicious.

I picked this wine tonight because oops! We were surprised to realize that, as of yesterday, we have been together for two years!!! We totally missed it…. But I guess that’s what happens when you’re old and married 😉

We celebrated our night tonight the best way possible….. Wine, Monsters Inc. macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and Brother vs. Brother on HGTV.

Couldn’t have asked for a better night, a better 2 years, and a better husband. I am so lucky and blessed!!!!





Wine Wednesday!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted about Wine Wednesday!!

It definitely doesn’t mean that I haven’t been celebrating HUMP DAY with wine, just means I ain’t been blogging.

So, I’m cheating a little bit.  We had this wine with our celebratory dessert the other night, but it was just too good to not boast about today.

Jefferson Vineyards 2009 Johannisberg Riesling

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Jefferson Vineyard is located in Charlottesville, Virginia – such a magical place.  The cool thing about this wine is that I bought it on our 4th date….when we made a trip to Charlottesville.  We went to a bunch of wineries while we were there…got a little buzz and I fell in love with this wine.  I went to check out and realized that it was this tiny bottle and it cost $22.  The buzz was phenom, so I bought it anyways. And haven’t dared to break it out.  Until we celebrated one month of marriage.

This was is phenomenal….according to my mother-in-law it’s “tongue sucking good wine”.  It is sweet, but not too sweet.  A perfect dessert wine to pair up with a sweeter dessert, like this cobbler I made.

I wish I had more.  I guess we’ll just have to make a trip back to Virginia. 🙂

Wine Wednesday Celebration!

Happy Wine Wednesday!!

We celebrated the end of Mike’s internship with burgers, veggies, and mashed potatoes!

And of course it is Wine Wednesday so we guzzled it all down with a phenomenal bottle of Blenheim Wines 2010 Syrah. Just magnificent. Blenheim is a delicious winery in Charlottesville, VA and we typically break out their wine for special occasions!

It has been a long year of Mike working many many long hours and so we celebrated the night with good food, good wine, and movie night with the pups! (They were enthralled with the lion in Life of Pi)

Hopefully you got to enjoy a little vino tonight and spent time with the ones you love! (And yes, Pat Zajak, Alex Trebeck, Usher, and Sam Waterson all can count as loves) 😉




Wine Wednesday


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! 

I hope you get the time to sit back, take a sip, relax, and celebrate your life. 

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I decided to open up a bottle of Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling. I am a sucker for sweet wines but I have been enjoying the reds lately – mostly because Mike likes them, but I have truly been enjoying them!

This wine is from my lovely home state of Michigan – I have really enjoyed every wine I have tried of theirs and the Riesling is no different.  It is sweet, but not overbearingly so.  Hit the front of my tongue and palate and was delicious when paired with my baked tilapia and veggie dinner.

If you like sweeter wines, you should grab this one! I hope you won’t be disappointed!

This week’s fake Wine Wednesday birthday celebration

I didn’t have wine on Wednesday(insert shock!!!)…. instead, I’m celebrating Thirsty Thursday! I celebrated this Thirsty Thursday with a tall Bud Light.

I don’t typically order a Bud Light, it’s not necessarily my cup of tea. But, I honor my dad with his favorite beer on days I’m thinking of him or on days when I want to celebrate his life.

Today would have been my dad’s 65th birthday.


I can’t believe he would be SO OLD!!! Haha I remember this feeling 5 years ago when he would have turned 60, but dang! 65! I love to imagine what he would have been like as a 65 year old man – I imagine not much different than when he passed away at 54…. Still a little prankster, with almond squinty eyes that cried when he laughed hard, still putting his orange peels into his coffee cup while driving to work, singing Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” and Bob Segar’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” at the top of his lungs, rolling Mr. B’s cigars around in his mouth, and one finger typing on the computer (can’t even imagine texting!!)

Life is so short. I lost my dad when he was 54 years young …he had so much life to live as do my mom, brothers and I. It saddens me to think about how much he has missed in the time that he has not been on this Earth and all that he will miss in the future. Yet, I am confident he has been watching over all of us and I know that I will see him again someday.

Celebrate we will – life is short but sweet for certain.

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Happy Birthday, Daddy – this one’s for you. Hope you’re having one heck of a good time up there. xoxo