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Top Wine Pairings For Summer BBQ Time!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The BBQ season is well and truly upon us, it’s high time to take a chill and kick back with our friends and family to soak up the sun with some delicious food. Whether you’re a lover of meats, fish, halloumi, or those vegetarian and vegan burger alternatives, the big (and most important) question remains- what about the wine? Here come some of the top wine pairings to make your summer soiree just perfect.  Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a delicious summer bbq option; it’s a zesty grape with a crisp and clean acidity. The key fruit tastes …

Citrus, rosé, & coffee with Nexium 24HR
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Citrus & coffee, oh my! Not with Nexium® 24HR

Irony is karma’s court jester. It’s fate’s whoopee cushion. Irony is landing a dream job as a food photographer & writer and then ending up having horrible heartburn. In particular, a few of my favorite things to consume and work with ignite a heat inside my chest comparable to a pre-game bonfire… citrus and coffee. My two true loves. Sure, I love my husband and daughter, but I cannot live (or do my job) without coffee and citrus. Plus, what would be the point of living? Seriously?! But thanks to a little trick up my sleeve, I no longer have …

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Stylish Summertime Tupperware Lemonade & Snack Bar

Thank you Tupperware for sponsoring this post. The official start of summer is moments away and with it comes a wave of nostalgia. The smell of sunblock, salty beach breeze, melting popsicles, and snacking out of Tupperware containers. Today I’ll be serving up warm-weather memories by creating a stylish summertime lemonade and snack bar for all your entertaining needs. The biggest hosting challenge I face during the summer months is the critters. We have all been there… the watermelon is perfectly sliced, veggies & dip set out for the munching, ice-cold lemonade glistening in the sunshine, and bugs on every …

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Classic Rewind: Almond Lavender Fudge

Today’s classic rewind comes from one of our most difficult recipes! Candy! Enjoy and make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter our newest kitchen giveaway… David and Goliath. Rocky and Drago. Tesla and Edison. Every good story has an arch nemesis that must be overcome by sheer will, grit, and resolve. My arch nemesis is fudge. I curse the sight of that thick, chocolaty nectar! Why, you ask? Because every time I attempt to make it, I fail. And trust me, nothing will kill your soul more than being bested by a tiny block of sugar. Well today …

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration
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Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Guest Contributer: Becca Jones Becca is the head photographer for B. Jones Photography. Check out her site here. Vibrant Firs is a new wedding venue in Auburn, WA. It has a charming Colonial structure right by the lake, dock access, barn, gazebo, and 50 acres of land. Its exterior paint and front door design left a great impression on our first visit. As soon as we pull in the roundabout driveway, at the end of the brick path is the tiffany blue and white painted, column entrance. Along with the lake view, we immediately decide that we will be setting …

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Beer-Inspired Yoga with Michelob ULTRA

This post was sponsored by Michelob ULTRA as part of Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Please drink responsibly! There’s nothing like an ice cold beer on a hot Summer’s day. But if you’re trying to live an active lifestyle, it can be a bit of a compromise to enjoy this Summertime treat. My avid readers know that 2019 has been the year of the “Swap” for me. I have been swapping out my usual foods and habits for more balanced options. Luckily, with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold and Lime & Prickly Pear Cactus beers, I …

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Adulting is hard! Celebrate with Wilson Creek.

Thank you Wilson Creek Winery for sponsoring this post. Wilson Creek Winery encourages you to celebrate the little things in life with their line of sparkling wines. Laundry is the bane of my existence. I thought I hated it before I had a kid, and then I had a kid. Now I am drowning in a never-ending pile of mismatched socks. In general, I am a fully-functioning, proper adult. I bathe. My kid is (usually) bathed. I pay my bills. Heck, I even pull the weeds from my garden on a weekly basis. I just can’t seem to get it …

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Travel the Globe with Sweet Earth

Looking for delicious and easy meal options for those busy work days? Then you’re going to want to check out Sweet Earth. They are a flavor-forward food company that handcrafts plant-centric with globally-inspired dishes. Best of all, Sweet Earth can be easily found in the frozen section of your local Target. I personally do not adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet, but I am always happy to try new foods. So here is my review of 5 of Sweet Earth’s delectable products… Mindbender Quesadilla This delightfully cheesy quesadilla hits all the scrumptious notes you’d expect from the treat. Filled …