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Prime & Wine Wednesday

Happy Prime & Wine Wednesday!

This week I am bringing you a full outfit from amazon. Shorts, shirt, purse and shoes. Its a great outfit for the summer time.

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I loved these shorts because they were comfortable and I liked the style. I can’t do anything too short so these were the perfect length.

The shirt I am obsessed with! How cute is the back?! I got it in a size large and I am glad I did because its sort of cropped at the bottom of the shirt. But I really like the way it fits.

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Back of shirt

The handwoven cross body bag is so adorable. It has enough room for a small wallet, keys, phone and maybe a few other things. I really like the look of this bag for summer. I would only wear it if I was going out to do something. Its not really an every day purse.

The shoes I got are by Steve Madden. Its his Greece sandal. This type of sandal has been so in this summer. Unfortunately with my broken toe that is still healing, these shoes hurt but I had to slip them on for a few photos since it goes with the complete look. I own them in white as well. I took the white pair to Jamaica.

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I paired this weeks purchase with our night out at Olympia’s Brew Fest. We had such a great time! There were a lot of good vendors there and we had a lot of good beer. My favorite was the one that tasted like a mojito. It was a hibiscus mint and lime beer and its pictured in one of the photos that is by the bay. I miss out on a beer that was aged in a Sauignon Blanc barrel. They will be at another brew fest coming up so that is going to be my first and maybe only stop at that festival.

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Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

 Amazon Items:

White shorts

Other pair of white shorts

Purse

Shirt

Shoes

 

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Prime & Wine Wednesday

Happy Prime & Wine Wednesday!

This week I am bringing you some car items that I have purchased on Amazon. I like to keep my car organized. My dog is in my car a lot so a cover and seat belt is needed for her. The car seat cover I am sharing with you today comes with a seat belt to hook to a harness.

I have bought 3 different car covers for my dog and this one is my favorite. Its durable, and it has a mesh section so the air can continue to flow through to my dog in the middle seat.

 

 

 

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The next item is an essential oil diffuser. Its a metal holder, felt pads and then your favorite essential oil. I had been looking for something like that for my car. I have bought the diffusers that plug into your cigarette lighter but they take up so much space and a lot of them are made of plastic and I have heard that essential oils eat through plastic so I wasn’t going to be messing with that stuff anymore.I had bought other car fresheners from Amazon but I ended up not liking them. I don’t think they work at all. I purchased a lavender scent and I was so excited and I didn’t even smell it when my car was on with the air coming through the vent. I like these because you can use the felt pads a few times with an essential oil of choice. I have been loving stress away from Young Living.

 

Does anyone else’s seat belt cut into their neck? Mine does and it was driving me nuts so I had to get seat belt pads and they’re the best thing ever. I don’t have to constantly move my seat belt now so it doesn’t rub my neck. This just protects me and its comfortable.

 

The last item before we get to the wine I paired with this purchase this week is a car organizer. I had a big bin for my car because I had a lot of stuff in my back seat. I was raised to always have tools, jumper cables, and safety equipment just in case. I liked that bin but I didn’t take it with me when we moved. Right now I have an organizer that clips to the back seat and it fits quite a bit! I can put my dogs water dish in their, my jumper cables and safety vest.

Car Organizer

The wine I paired with this purchase was from a winery in the Willamette Valley. Ardiri is  small and beautiful vineyard. They have a white wine called the Chehalem Gold and it has been so nice to sip on this summer. Chehalem Gold is their estate blend of Pinot Gros and Pinot Blanc. With crisp notes of pear and apple it is for sure summer in a glass.

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How cute is this wine stopper?!

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Thanks for stopping by! Links are below! Cheers!

Ardiri Winery

Dog Car Seat Cover

Car Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Seat Belt Pads

Car Organizer

P.S

If you are ever interested in signing up for Young Living and to buy products here is a link to get you started.

Young Living

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Prime & Wine Wednesday

I am so happy to be back!!

I had a blast at Yoga Teacher Training and I miss it and the girls so much but I am happy to be back to my life and routine.

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This week I am bringing you a swim suit I found on amazon that I actually really like and found it very flattering on me. I normally don’t like high waisted bathing suits because I always felt like it accentuated parts I didn’t want to stand out.  But I am all about feeling good in clothes and swim suits and if you feel good in it, ROCK IT! You get it girl! I felt great in this suit and that is really hard for me to find a suit that works that well for me. I loved the color and pattern. I also liked the top because it had the extra layer of sass to it haha.

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I paired this weeks purchase with Naked Wineries Outdoor Vino! Their Picnic Table Pink, which is basically a rosé. It was the perfect add to the outfit and the day at the river in Bend. I love their Outdoor Vino line of wines. BPA free plastic bottles that you can literally take outdoors. It’s a lot easier to hike around with this than a glass bottle. It’s reusable and recyclable. It also has a screw cap so you can leave the wine opener at home. Just pack the wine and some stainless steal glasses and you are good to go! Hydro Flask makes some great wine glasses. I will link those below.  The tasting notes for this wine and I will quote how Naked Winery breaks it down because its literally perfect. I couldn’t have said it better.

“Smells of cherry limeade followed by a blast of strawberry, melon
and a lemonade punch on the tongue. Lingering citrus flavors add
to a long well-balanced finish.”

Thanks for stopping by for this weeks post!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Bathing Suit

Naked Winery

Hydro Flask

 

Bibliography:

Winery, Naked. “Picnic Table Pink Sell Sheet.” OV Picnic Table Pink Sell Sheet, 2016, http://www.nakedwinery.com/assets/client/File/FACT-SHEETS/OUTDOOR-VINO/OV%20Picnic%20Table%20Pink%20Sell%20Sheet%202016.pdf.

 

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My time in Texas + Texas Bucket list

I have been reflecting on my time in Texas since I have been in Washington for over a month. While I can say I am happy to be out of Texas because for me personally it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I felt very landlocked because I was so far away from sooo many cool things. I was 3 1/2 hours away from most of the major cities and then it was 6 hours to Houston. I was 4 1/2 hours away from family that I wish I could have spent more time with but I was thankful for having both of the holidays with them as well as some other fun activities. I just wish I could have been closer.

I had a very hard time adjusting to Texas life. Or I guess I should say moving away from home was very hard. I was in an area that I was not very happy about. For some reason I felt trapped and I felt like my time in Texas was going to take forever! It didn’t, it flew right by and I am oh so happy about that. I was so paranoid about Rattlesnakes, Scorpions and Tarantulas and I actually survived Texas with only seeing a baby Tarantula.  I wasted money on stupid traps for these spiders and Scorpions because I was so freaked out by them. Never used the traps once. I dealt with more black widows than anything else. As well as the weird cockroach like bugs that constantly got into the apartment. They were very strange looking and they would die right away pretty much because our apartment was sprayed. That also bugged the health nut in me. I had to have my apartment sprayed for bugs and scorpions once a month. That can’t be that healthy to have those chemicals in your home.

I cried so many times in the first few months of being there. I know it may sound pathetic but I am a routine girl and also a comfort girl. I like the things the way I had them in NY. I was having some family issues back home and then acclimating to this new area so it was just a bad combo for me. I was trying to deal with my vertigo as well. I have anxiety when it comes to change for sure. I think that’s what caused a lot of the upset. I missed my friends so much. I still do because I have been away from them for almost a year. I seriously have such a good group of friends back home. I can count on them for anything. They’re a big reason why I am drawn to moving back to NY and not moving to a different state like I would like to.

But I realized I came right out on top like I thought I would. I was dreading this change but something just told me this was going to make me grow as a person and boy did it do just that. I leaned on God a lot during this all. And it helped me so much. I met some really great people. I met Kam who became a really good friend of mine after just one hair appointment with her. I became friends with the woman that did my massages, Stacey. We always had a good time. The woman who would do my facials, Beverly, was amazing as well. She treated me so good. I miss them all so much.

While I didn’t complete everything on my bucket list for Texas I sure did see a lot. I am so so thankful for my time in Texas.

Here is what I completed on my bucket list! I think I did a pretty good job for where I was living and the work schedule we had. I had added a few to the list as I was there.

  1. Learn to Texas 2 step
  2. Try honey butter chicken biscuits from Whataburger
  3. Have Whataburger
  4. Have donuts from Shipley’s
  5. Visit 6th street in Austin
  6. Visit Fredricksburg for the wineries, shopping, Enchanted Rock, Pedernales State park and rattlers burgers.
  7. Visit Wimberly for shopping and eating as well as floating the Blanco river of San Marcos.
  8. Gruene and go to the pottery festival and check out Gruene Hall to see the professionals 2 step.
  9. Texas State Fair in Dallas
  10. Road trip to Buckee’s for Beef Jerky.
  11. Fort Worth for the Stockyards
  12. Dance at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth – didn’t dance but I visited!
  13. Fort Worth Zoo
  14. Shiner Brewery
  15. Float the Guadalupe River
  16. Messina Hoff Winery
  17. Aggie Football Game Gig’ em!
  18. Visit hippy hollows in  Austin
  19. Eat at Oasis in Austin
  20. The Alamo
  21. The River Walk
  22. Eat all the delicious BBQ and Mexican food
  23. Blue Bell Ice Cream
  24. Fixer upper! Do all the things in Waco. – this I am most sad about 😦 
  25. Babes doughnut co.
  26. Visit Houston
  27. Visit San Antonio 
  28. Visit Fort Worth

A few photos from Texas and photos of ones that were on the bucket list.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Cheers!!! 🙂

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Prime & Wine Wednesday!

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This is going to be my last Prime & Wine post for 4 weeks! I will be off at Yoga Teacher Training and I just want to fully be able to focus on this training because it’s very important to me and it’s something I have been wanting to do for awhile. I hope you understand.

I am sharing my new door mat this week and pairing it with all the wine! Because as you can read on the mat, I hope you did bring wine and dog treats. I love funny door mats. I think they are such a fun add on to your space and hopefully it gives people a good laugh.

I needed a new mat for our apartment. My friend Allison actually has one like this and I asked her where she got it and she said Amazon. I was so excited when I found this mat and that it was available for prime! Who else is loving the 1 day shipping? I didn’t think Amazon could get any better.

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I paired this weeks purchase with the new wine I got in from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s line, Spade and Sparrows. Absolutely stunning! I did a quick instagram review of her wine and my initial reaction on my Instagram. I saved it to my wine highlights if you would like to see it. I normally have had the wine or am drinking it as I am writing this post so I can let you know exactly how I feel about it but I loved the timing of the wine coming the night before I was going to make this post and she just adopted the most sweetest Golden Retriever named Ramen and my dog mom heart was just so happy for her that I figured her wine paired perfectly with my dog and wine door mat. It just went so well. But I can not wait to try her wine! 🙂

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Cheers!!

Door Mat

Spade and Sparrows Wine

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Prime & Wine Wednesday!

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“Cue gong sound” OMMMMMmmmmmmmm and cheers. Welcome to this weeks prime and wine post.

I wanted to feature my newest edition to my meditation practice and that is my meditation pillow. I think it has made a difference in my practice because it helps my posture and it is my specific spot that I can put where ever I need to meditate. I feel like I can take my pillow and put it anywhere and it almost helps my mind get ready to meditate. Like a light bulb goes off in my head like oh ok you’re on your pillow time to meditate. Kind of like your evening routine that sets your mind up for rest. These cues help that process a lot.

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I wish I could tell you I had this glorious meditation practice where it was absolutely perfect and I did it every day. I do not. I am still learning and trying to develop a daily practice. I know going through YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) will help me so much. I am looking forward to that. I notice a big difference when I am consistent. I have done 5 days in a row for a few weeks and it was awesome but again, I would like to get to the point where it is daily. I use the calm app. It is my favorite meditation app right now. I have tried others and this one is my favorite. I like the daily meditations they have on the app. Its a 10 minute meditation and is the perfect amount of time for me and I feel oh so good. They have sleep sections where you can pick a story out that someone has narrated for you to fall asleep to. I love using this when my husband is out of town because I do not sleep well when he is gone. Matthew McConaughey actually narrated a book on the app. They have a meditation section if you don’t want to do the daily one that is cued up. They also have a section dedicated to music. Some people don’t like the voice cues but I personally prefer that right now because it keeps my mind from wandering off. I am going to link an article I posted on Facebook of the 13 reasons why to meditate. I think you will really enjoy it if this is something you are doing or wanting to do.

I paired this weeks purchase with a fabulous white blend from a favorite winery of mine near Bend Oregon. The winery is called Faith, Hope & Charity vineyards. The white blend  is a blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. It is light bodied and will please any palate. It is slightly sparkling which I really enjoyed and has a fruity bouquet of apricots and and undertone of apple. It comes in this beautiful refillable bottle.

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

Heres a silly pic of Brooke and I because she wanted to be loved on while we were trying to find the perfect spot for the photo.

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Meditation pillow

13 reasons to meditate

Wine

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Prime & Wine Wednesday!

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Prime and Wine Wednesday!!! I need to get shirts made haha! I actually ordered wine glasses from Women Who Love Wine and they’re prime and wine glasses! I can’t wait to add these to this series!

So I am going to feature my 2018 cyber Monday buy from Amazon. And that is the Furbo dog camera. My sister and I went in on it as the Christmas gift for my dog Brooke. Yes we buy her gifts… and my sister, her Aunt, loves to do that as well.

I have been loving having this camera. It is soooo cool! I can talk to my dog during the day while I am at work or out running errands. I can throw her treats as well! That’s probably the best part of the camera. I feel like when I throw her a treat a few times during the day, it shows her I am thinking of her. I do recommend if your dog is food focused or just loves treats, that you put it up high. I had the Furbo for 3 days and Brooke had figured out how to knock it over and get all the treats out. Sooooo just an FYI haha. The two pictures below are screen shots from the videos I took of her knocking it over and it being on the floor. She is one smart cookie!!

Its got a great wide angled camera so you can see everything going on where you have it placed. It also has night vision. I wish there was an option to have extra cameras to put in other rooms. Sometimes my dog doesn’t just stay in the living room. Sometime’s she likes to go to the bedroom and hanging out there. I set up the camera in our living room as you can see from the picture below.

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I have read some pretty awesome reviews where this camera has saved a persons dog and house from a fire. If you subscribe to the dog nanny that Furbo offers it will notify you when your dog is barking, as well as some other notifications. The treats I use are the peanut butter flavored treats that I get on chewy. I will have it all linked below. I also suggest if you can wait for Black Friday or cyber Monday you will get an awesome deal on the camera. We paid $139 for it. But hey if you want it get it now do it!! I do love it!

I paired this purchase with a Sauvignon Blanc from Winc as well this week. Its a Sauvignon Blanc from France. First time ever that I have had a Sauvignon Blanc from France. I normally go with a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand because those are the best in my opinion. This Sauvignon Blanc has bright accents of lime peel, green apple and chalk. I definitely don’t get a chalky vibe haha just more of that crisp citrus feel.

Thanks for reading! Cheers! 🙂

Women Who Love Wine website

Dog Treats

Furbo Dog Camera

Winc

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My Favorite Spots in San Angelo Texas

If you ever find yourself in San Angelo Texas I hope this post helps you out. I lived in San Angelo for about 9 months. I found a few restaurants I liked and a few other places outside of food. Spa anyone? I tried to get as many pictures as I could of the places.

Here are couple of my favorite places.

Restaurants:

Twisted Root Burger Co.

Twisted Root has some bomb burgers. Unique combinations for sure. They have awesome sweet potato chips, fried pickles and fries. I haven’t had a bad burger from there. And they have gourmet milkshakes as well as some boozy milk shakes. They are delicious!

Zero One Ale House

If you like craft beer this is the place for you. They have a great food of all varieties and really good craft beer. Texas in general has quite the arrangement of craft beer. I enjoyed it very much while I was in Texas.

Cork & Pig

This was my favorite place. I would eat here every night. I loved their wings, pizza, salads and steak. They had a great cocktail list, beer list and wine list. This is definitely my favorite spot in San Angelo.

 

The Grill

The Grill was so convenient for us. It was a minute down the road from our apartment. I liked there food and the cocktail menu. They had great happy hour specials for cocktails. They would also do seasonal cocktails. I wasn’t overly obsessed with there food but it wasn’t bad at all.

The Concho Pearl

The owner of this restaurant Kellye is a sweetheart. She actually catered a lot of our events at work and everything was always delicious. She has this restaurant as well. She knows how to throw down in the kitchen for sure.

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I scream you scream we all scream for?….. ICE CREAM! Home made ice cream and different flavored waffle cones. It is all to die for!

Fiddlestrings

There were a few bars to go out and listen to music and drink. I really liked this bar because they had a great outdoor section. Definitely a good time.

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Christoval Vineyards

I saved the best for last. Oh my gosh… the grounds of this vineyard are straight out of Europe. They are beautiful. I couldn’t believe it when I was walking through. I felt like I traveled somewhere else and I wasn’t in west Texas. Even on their website it says “Come experience the Rhone Valley of France right here in West Texas.”

Secret Vineyard Day Spa

Secret Vineyard was my favorite place to go for a massage. I went to the same person while I was in San Angelo. Her name is Stacey and she does an awesome job. She reminded me a lot of the 2 people I saw back home in Buffalo. So she made me feel right at home.

The salon I was going to doesn’t have a website. But they do book through Vagaro if you use that app. Its called Burlap and Paisley. It’s such a cute place. The interior is very Texas like. Rustic and bright colors. It is located on 322 N Chadbourne St.

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Reflections Day Spa

I was getting facials once a month back home so I wanted to continue while I was in Texas. I started seeing a woman named Beverly. She always did such a great job when ever I saw her. She really helped me clear up my skin and she always took such good care of me. If you go, there are 2 buildings. When you pull in its the one on your right not your left. I made the mistake of going into the salon first and I sat there for a few minutes and no one could figure out where I was supposed to go until someone finally connected the dots.

Wild West Wax

I found a great place to get my eyebrows waxed. Lynda did my eyebrows once a month. She is very good at waxing. She also books through the Vagaro app as well. I think she was going through a name change as well. It may be under Sunset Strip now.

 

Nobilitea

Since I am a huge tea drinker, I was so excited when this place opened up. They have a huge variety of tea. They also had specialty drinks like the one pictured above. I hope more nobilitea stores open up around the country.

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Those are my favorite spots in San Angelo! I hope you enjoyed this and it was helpful if you are ever in the area. Cheers!

Bibliography:

“Home Page.” Christovalvineyards, http://www.christovalvineyards.com/.

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Prime and Wine Wednesday!!

IMG_0541Cheers! and happy wine not Wednesday!

I am so sorry there was a 2 week hiatus. I should have started this series when I was done with moving and settled into our new place. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (*Face Palm*) But thank you as always with being patient and kind with me.

Its prime and wine day everyone! Pour that glass of wine and log onto your amazon account. My apologies to your husbands and credit cards haha.

This weeks item is blue light blocking glasses. I have seen some insanely expensive and I a like why?! I don’t think anyone should spend more than 20 bucks on blue light blocking glasses. and thankfully…. amazon came in hot with the chic style and awesome price of $16.99.

I bought 3 pairs…. yes I did. I couldn’t decide what color. And I actually use all 3 pairs. One is in the bedroom, one is in the living room and one is for work. I can’t tell you how much this has made a difference in my sleep from wearing them often. Who knew something so simple could help my sleep. If you have any more questions on anything I post feel free to reach out here in the comments or on my instagram in the comments section or DM me!

The pictures below are of 2 out of the 3 pairs because I use the one pair at work. The tortoise pattern is my favorite for sure.

 

 

This week I am pairing this amazon find with a Chenin Blanc that I got from the Winc Club.

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Winc

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Prime and Wine Wednesday!!

I wanted to start a new series on my instagram but because I don’t have as many followers as some other influencers, I need to utilize my blog more. I wanted to have a swipe up option in my stories and I also wanted to utilize “like to know it” app but I am also not “popular” enough for that. I am not complaining I swear. Yes it is frustrating because that would be easier but its ok! I will work with what I got and I hope this takes off.

I am constantly pouring myself a glass of wine and jumping on amazon. Can you relate? Friday night sessions, making wish lists and or buying too much stuff? I think amazon is awesome. I am always purchasing stuff I realized I didn’t get over the weekend while running errands. Like hangers and sandwich bags.

I will try to throw in unique items each week and common items that your household could use. I will feature one new product a week on Wednesdays. As well as a new wine. Or that is a the plan to do that. I may switch it up with a beer or cocktail but the main theme is Prime & Wine.

So Happy Prime & Wine Wednesday!!! Here is the first item I want to talk about.

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Do you own air pods? I have had mine for over a month now. I love them. They are so convenient! I am so glad I finally bought a pair. I bought a silicone cover for my airpods so I could find them easier in my purse and protect them a little more. I didn’t want to spend $15 or more on a simple case. I have seen a lot of cases out there that are like $30 bucks! uhhhh no thanks! So I found a silicone case rated very well on amazon for $8.99. And it is prime so this case will be in your hands in 2 days.

I am pairing this buy with a Sauvigon Blanc that I picked up at trader joes. Vibrant, Fresh and Fruity! Cheers!!

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Air Pods Case