The Resolution Challenge

Resolution Challenge

For the last few years, I’ve had the same list of New Year’s resolutions: Lose Weight Get Healthy Save Money Sound familiar? I’m pretty sure that these self-improvement resolutions are probably at the top of everyone’s lists. I’ve come to learn that if it’s on your list every year, then you’re doing something wrong. Now let me ask you this: […]

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What Life is Really Like with Children

What Life is Really Like with Children

Before I became a parent, I always pictured what life would be like with children. I had this vision of how perfectly well dressed, neat, and well behaved my little ones would be. How I’d take them to the museum, and other various experiences throughout the city, to expose them to everything they would need to become culturally, well-rounded individuals. I’d […]

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Wine of the Week: Jason Stephens Estate Merlot

Jason Stephens Estate Merlot

So we’re back to a red this week because… well, do I really need a reason? They’re delicious and that’s reason enough! But in all seriousness, I’m excited about this one. If you’re headed somewhere for Christmas dinner and want to bring a nice Merlot, I’ve got one for you!! Welcome to this 8th Edition of Wine and Lavender’s Wine […]

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Chalet

Chalet

Advertising giants have it all down to a science. They can make us see the things they want us to see and make us do things we normally wouldn’t do through messages and advertisements. But we all know that the best form of advertising is through word of mouth. I try not to take advertisements too seriously because I know that the […]

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Wine of the Week: Stressed Mommy Chardonnay

Stressed mommy Chardonnay

Finally… A review for all my white wine lovers! Now I know it took a while, and I am sorry for that. I guess I was just waiting for the right recommendation- a white wine that could actually taste good to a red wine lover like me. I wanted to wait until a “good one” came around… and the wait […]

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Santa is Messing Up Christmas

Santa is messing up Christmas

Every year, my kids would light up at the mention of Santa. Their eyes would twinkle and they would squeal with excitement just pondering all the things he’d bring them. He’s the “man with all the toys”, so what do you expect? But I refuse to have Santa be the Christmas victor in our house. Santa is Messing Up Christmas Whether on TV, through music, at […]

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The Nutcracker Giveaway!!

ARTS San Antonio Nutcracker

Christmas time is that magical time of year where loved ones get together, traditions are held, and wonderful memories are made! Spending time together and sharing experiences is what this season is all about, and there’s no better way to do that than by visiting a family tradition favorite- The Nutcracker ballet. If you’ve never seen it, or even if […]

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Wine of the Week: Stressed Mommy Merlot

Stressed Mommy Wine Review

As if being a Mom isn’t stressful enough all the time, it becomes even more stressful around this time of year! I feel your pain, Moms! Mom-ing ain’t easy, and this Wine of the Week is for all of you Stressed Moms!! I’ve been sitting on this one for a while folks… I received this bottle a few weeks ago […]

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36 Gift Ideas for Guys

36 gifts guys want

So Christmas is fast approaching and (once again), you’re at a loss for gift ideas for your guy. Whether your “guy” is your friend, boyfriend, husband, brother or father- buying gifts for guys isn’t always easy… Now we can always play the “What should I get him?” game, and I could suggest things like shirts, ties, shoes, jackets, etc… but […]

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