Monday, March 21, 2011

Caffeine Monday!

And this is why I love Starbucks.....

Saturday afternoon was beautiful, so of course I had to grab a venti iced mocha (no whip---gotta watch the calories somehow) to accompany my shopping extravaganza!  The lovely barista made note of my "gold card status" (hey, at least I am important somewhere) and suggested I purchase a pound of their Tribute blend because I would get my drink for free.  I hesitated....do I really need another pound of coffee?  What the heck...sure!  I don't have a grinder, so they did it for me----and it is FABULOUS!  I would highly recommend you grab a pound of the Tribute blend before it runs out! Mmmmm.......

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Winey Wednesday.....Basic Wine Tips!

My husband and I recently watched a sad, but touching movie with Robert De Niro.  In the movie, De Niro's character was looking to purchase "expensive" wine from a local grocery store.  The grocery store clerk was clueless about wine (well, except that some is red and some is white?). 

Sadly, my knowledge does not exceed the clerk by much!  I like to read the label (in hopes that it will offer some detail about the flavor).  Unfortunately, not all wine bottles offer this detail.  I stumbled across a slide show that I found beneficial.  Cheers! 

***oh, and check out the movie too.....it's really sweet!***  Don't forget the Kleenex!





Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Treat Yourself Tuesday......Mmmmmmm Tropical!

Do you enjoy Strawberries and Kiwi?  What about Mandarin Coconut?  I don't know about you, but I would LOVE to treat myself to a tropical vacation!  Unfortunately, I am stuck in Dayton, Ohio.....the sun is shining, but the weather is still frigid.  In order to "feel the tropics", I simply burn one of our yummy candles....ahhhhh, tropical bliss! 



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Winey Wednesday.....Blackstone Merlot 2008

This week, I have been enjoying a glass of Blackstone Merlot 2008 with my dinner each evening.  I read a review for this wine on another blog, so I thought I would give it a whirl! 

Of course, it was on sale.....I am a thrifty wine girl.  And, for $8.99, it was a nice treat.  My husband liked it, too!  Although, since he has a "not under $10 rule", I had to tell a little white lie and say it was $11.99.  Shhhh...he will never know....besides, 2 glasses later, he doesn't care. 

We opened the bottle on Sunday evening and paired it with our Fettuccine Alfredo.  Not a bad combo...in fact, YUMMY!