Wine of the Week!

Wine of the Week

The glasses have been full (and quickly emptied) here at Wine and Lavender over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been working on a very special project that I’m so excited to announce! The idea for this project came about as I was re-evaluating Wine and Lavender’s purpose. My goal for Wine and Lavender is to provide my readers with […]

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Listening to Your Kids: Slow Down, Mom!

Listening to your kids slow down mom FP1

With three kids and an errand list longer than the Great Wall of China, I’ve found that I sometimes lose sight of the things that are really important in life. As I rush down the aisles of a store to get the shopping done “real quick” or rush my kids into the car after school, I’m often only thinking about […]

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10 Pampered Chef Products Every Mom Needs

10 pampered chef products every mom needs FP

Just about every baby registry I’ve seen is filled with items that are helpful during the baby years, but become useless thereafter. Why are we wasting so much money on temporary gadgets? There are plenty of quality items out there that can do the same things these baby gadgets are designed to do… and more! Especially in the kitchen. No, […]

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10 Ways to Save Money Now

10 ways to save money now

Being a stay at home mom has truly been a blessing for our family… but it has not come without sacrifice. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to save us money to supplement the income we could have if I worked. Through much trial and error, I’ve learned a lot of tricks… so let me save you the hassle. I’ve put […]

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So Long, Summer!

so long summer

Let’s get this out there: It’s been crickets all summer at the Wine and Lavender blog. I know. It’s been eating at me all summer long! But this is not to say that nothing has been going on over here… In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s been a difficult summer for Mom. Let me explain… Enemy #1: The Heat While it’s […]

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Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre

Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre

Last week, I had the pleasure of previewing an awesome, NEW entertainment venue that is opening on San Antonio’s far west side… Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre!! This post was sponsored by Santikos Entertainment. All opinions are my own.  The whole experience was great and I have so many wonderful things to tell you about Casa Blanca, like what a great entertainment […]

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How Buying Antiques Saves You Money

How buying antiques saves you money

When people hear the word “antique” the first thing that comes to mind is dollar signs. But stick with me for the next 500 or so words, and I’ll show you the value behind purchasing antiques or how buying antiques saves you money. Finding Quality Furniture We often hear older people talk about how things were made better back in […]

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Nap is a Mom’s Favorite Word

Nap is a moms favorite word

This is a guest post that was contributed by Lauren from Three Makes a Family.  Mom to an adorable baby boy and wife to a French Chef (Oo-La-La!), Lauren is a new mom sharing her journey through parenthood. From pregnancy to labor/delivery and afterward, she supplies her readers with advice, tips and tricks and so much more- check her out! Sleep seems to be a […]

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How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

How to save money on kids clothes

Kids aren’t cheap. I’m guessing that you already know this since you chose to read this post, right? Between clothes, diapers, wipes, bottles, food -and a million other things that are required to raise a child- some serious money management skills are necessary. So let’s get into it! I am going to give you a few tips and tricks on […]

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