Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s Friday, and it’s February! The shortest month of the year features Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and these three things to kick off the month of love! Have you heard, conversation hearts, the most popular Valentine’s Day candy in 2018, won’t be on store shelved this year! Personally, I always found aContinue reading “Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I’m a breakfast lover! Big breakfasts, brunches, cold cereal, it doesn’t really matter to me. I NEED to have some breakfast in the morning to get my day going. My husband is the opposite. Give him two cups of coffee, and maybe a piece of fruit around 10:30, and he’ll be set until lunchtime. IContinue reading “The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

I was writing a post about virginity but…, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I started this week by putting together an entire post about virginity. Inspired by the return of The Bachelor and my weekly get together night with my wine and reality TV loving ladies, I had more than a few things to say about the series’ obsession with the fact that this season’s lead is a good-looking,Continue reading “I was writing a post about virginity but…, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Appetizers are one of my favorite things. That is, perhaps, misleading. Appetizers in a restaurant are often, I feel, named incorrectly. For example, if you’re going to plow through 2,000 calories in beer battered cheese curds before your meal (and I’m not judging if this is you!), then you probably shouldn’t call that an “appetizer.”Continue reading “Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The last post of 2019, Friday kudos, wine for your New Year’s Eve!

We interrupt this holiday bog hiatus for a final post of 2018. One more chance to kudos the good, drink to the great, and think through those things that maybe could have gone better, all in the name of living our best lives in the new year ahead! Are you a resolution maker? I tendContinue reading “The last post of 2019, Friday kudos, wine for your New Year’s Eve!”

The Christmas Price Index, Friday kudos, wine for your holiday weekend

Need a holiday conversation starter? Look no further than the PNC Christmas Price Index, which every year prices out how much it would cost to purchase every gift in the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas.’ How much will it set true loves everywhere back this year? The priciest item on the list this year?Continue reading “The Christmas Price Index, Friday kudos, wine for your holiday weekend”

I found the unicorn of wine websites…and now it’s gone, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Earlier this year, I stumbled across the most brilliant website for pairing wines with meals. It allowed you to input your meal ingredients, spice preferences, and usual wine preferences, and then suggested three to five bottles of wine for your meal. It did not just suggest varieties, but actual brands, labels, and vintages. It alsoContinue reading “I found the unicorn of wine websites…and now it’s gone, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

ink.’s favorite things! Wine, kudos, and seven great gift ideas

  Oprah recently released her annual list of favorite things, all 107 of them, along with an interesting article in Oprah magazine about how the Favorite Things grew from an organic gift giving experience (she found a pair of pajamas and boots that she loved and wanted to share them with everyone…then did, gifting overContinue reading “ink.’s favorite things! Wine, kudos, and seven great gift ideas”

A December reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Anybody else feel like they need to push the reset button at the start of December? I love the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but this November has left me feeling like I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming from Halloween into the dead of winter. Remember October when it was 55 degrees, and the leavesContinue reading “A December reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Making friends with winos, hosting the perfect wine night

Let’s talk about friend groups. When I was in high school, I had a core group of friends. If we had something in common it was band. Four of us played the clarinet. What is it about clarinet players that makes fast friends? Among my friends today, many of them have revealed that they playedContinue reading “Making friends with winos, hosting the perfect wine night”