How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Have you ever been to a wine tasting party? Want to know how to throw a wine tasting party? You don’t have to know wine to have a good time at this party. You just have to know what you like. Hosting one is easier than it sounds. You get a bunch of friends together. Everyone brings their favorite bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. See, half of the work is already done! ...more
What a good idea! I live in the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and I think it would be cool to have ...more

Weddings 2.0: Using Apps and Social Media to Plan Your Wedding

Oh how times have changed.  When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life.  Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available. ...more
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An evil wedding registry?

One thing I’ve realized from reading various wedding websites is that everything outside the norm is controversial.  And if you don’t have your etiquette down to a T, you’re an awful, awful person who probably kicks kittens for fun.Seriously, people need to calm the hell down....more

Random Thoughts on the Polar Vortex

When I moved to Minnesota, I looked forward to having the occasional snow day.  Work from home, bake something to warm up the house, feel cozy.  I didn’t expect to be afraid of the temperature.  Seriously....more

Not your traditional bridal stuff

Yes, I am a fiancee, a bride to be. The thing is, I hate weddings. I like the idea of being married, but the hub-bub necessary to get to that point freaks me out....more

Five Predictions for 2014

 Did you know I have a crystal ball? Seriously. Mostly, it just looks pretty in our home, but today I put it to use. What does the future hold? What will happen in 2014? Yes, I made predictions!...more

Holiday Cocktail: Warm Woody

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Halloween costumes gone wrong

Sassy is another word for sexy in costume marketing speak...more

Let's try something different...

Twelve years ago, I remember a clear, warm evening in San Francisco. I was at the Cheesecake Factory with my best friend. I think we had just come back from a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. It was my aunt’s birthday and I had forgotten to call her to wish her a Happy Birthday, but I knew my mom was enjoying the day with her. Early the next morning, I had weird dreams about a brownstone crumbling around me. I was trying to escape. I had my kitten in my arms. We all know what happened next. Fear like I’ve never known coursed through my brain....more

Public shaming in a public restroom

What the hell is wrong with people? Twice the other day…TWICE…when I was in the restroom, I heard a woman in the stall next to me talking ON THE PHONE!...more