Into the Woods-TX (+CA) Tuesday


When something becomes a high enough frequency, it seems silent. That. Between adding a part-time job (with full-time responsibility), trying to replace my car (part-time efforts with full-time stress), family health hiccups, and trying to maintain my volunteer positions, this SAHM (can I still call myself that?)has gone silent. Oh, I’m still sampling wines and practicing self-care […]

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Vibrant and Versatile-Barton & Guestier Rosé


We have all heard about how versatile Rosé can be. It carries throughout the year, pairs with a wide variety of dishes, and you can find delicious examples at a variety of price points. Did you know that it also pairs with vastly different days? What I mean by that is that I equally enjoyed […]

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Summer Adventures


You may or may not have noticed my absence this summer. I’ve started to draft an explanation and gone back and forth about how much I want to share. But in the meantime, the reviews are piling up. The topics I want to cover keep growing, and the desire to write is returning.  Suffice to say, more will come. […]

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For Love of Country-Mercer Wines

For five generations they have farmed the land. Generation after generation persevering. The land is part of them. It drives their pursuit of balance and sustainability. It fuels their love of country. It does not take more than a brief viewing of their site to see that the Mercer family is creating more than wine; they […]

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It’s Wedding Season-Texas Tuesday


When two people choose to commit their lives, it is a beautiful thing. Glasses clink in celebration, guests swoon and capture the day. There are Baby’s Breath, Sweet Alyssum, and Winecups on the tables. Bridal blush, Bridal Veil and plenty of Texedos… No, not Tuxedo, TEXedo. It is a lovely little Dolcetto.  Oh, I’m sorry, you thought I […]

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A Love Letter- Texas Tuesday


When time allows, we walk slowly through the waking hours. He has his spot, I have mine. We listen more than talk.  The birds are diving for dominance at our feeder, calling out their morning song. The sunlight dances through the pergola. Jasmine is blooming along the fence line. The coffee warms and awakens. Every sense […]

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Sunshine on a Cloudy Day-Spanish Whites


The storms rolled through late last night making for uneasy rest. The clouds continue to hang low after dropping grapefruit size hail west of Austin. While the potential damage is disconcerting, I still find comfort in the storms. We often sit on the front porch, watching, waiting, shouting over the wind and wails. The sun […]

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Fulcrums and Finding Balance

We begin seeking balance in our earliest years. Slowly, we learn to uncurl our toes, distributing our weight evenly on the quest for bipedalism. Rather than grip, we believe. Grabbing assistance wherever we can find it, something stable, someone we trust. As years pass, we move on to other challenges, removing the training wheels. We persevere despite bumps and […]

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Traffic Calming: Cheers!

On Tuesday, I reviewed some of the non-potable last-minute gifts . Today, the booze. I refuse to get out and about today. I braved the store yesterday (braved is the correct term) but for those of you that are still wondering what to bring to your hosts or to toast with your family, look no further. […]

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