Raffaldini Vineyards

A few weekends ago my husband and I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon doing a wine and cheese tasting with some friends. One of our stops was Raffaldini. I have to say that this winery boasts the most beautiful view of any in the Yadkin Valley. It’s likely quite a shock for first time visitors….

Cookbook Review: Man Made Meals

My husband’s birthday was last month and I got him a copy of Steven Raichlen’s cookbook called Man Made Meals. Truthfully this was a pretty self-serving present for me to give my husband as I will benefit greatly from it when I get to eat all the yummy stuff he makes. We have already enjoyed…

Windsor Run Cellars

At the risk of repeating myself and always saying how unique our Yadkin Valley wineries are, I just have to say Windsor Run Cellars is so unique. It is fantastic to live in an area with a plethora of wineries (and isn’t it always a good day when you get to use the word “plethora.”)…

Laurel Gray Vineyards

On Sunday my husband and I went wine and cheese tasting with friends and our first stop of the day was Laurel Gray Vineyards. The vineyards of the Swan Creek area within the Yadkin Valley Wine Region hosted a joint wine and cheese pairing event featuring the Ashe County cheeses. Laurel Gray is such a…

A wine and cheese adventure

I love where I live. One of the very best things about it is that we are right in the heart of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. There are around 40 wineries within a 20-mile radius of my home, and many more that are practically in my back yard. Wine tasting is a favorite weekend…

The Liebster Award

I am honored and excited to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the beautiful Bet over at Life According to Bet. I often wonder if anyone ever even sees my blog, so to know people are seeing it and enjoying it, well, I’m just over the moon. I can’t thank you enough, Bet!…

The Liebster Award!!

Originally posted on lifeaccordingtobet:
So, my blog got nominated for the Liebster Award By the lovely Aubre from Aubre Nicole! I was so flattered and loved that she chose to nominate me, let alone read what I gabble on about every week! And I can’t thank her enough. The Liebster Award is an award for…

Quickie essential oil tips

I’m really new to the world of essential oils so I’m always on the lookout for easy and uncomplicated ways to use them. I recently ordered some oils from Edens Garden and they smell fantastic! Along with my order they sent a brochure with 150 ways to use essential oils. Check out at a guest…