Winesday Wednesday

Hey guys, I’m gonna be shitty and skip this week. I am feel poopy about myself. But if you INSIST on a weekly dose of booze:


There. One handmade margarita. I needed it (or both). Happy drinking!

Awesome List

I think everyone should just follow me on instagram. That way, you all know what I’m up to and I don’t have to explain myself on this here blog. Plus, I can use hashtags. #thatscool

But I did want to stop in REAL QUICK to share my current Awesome list. Exciting, I know.


1. I won a three month WINE subscription. I was on the bus on the way to work yesterday when I got the email and I was all..



^^If you can’t lip read, then I don’t know what to tell you^^

2. I depleted all the money in my account and booked ANOTHER trip to Chicago. This time to see one of my best friends, Katie.  This picture is from when we were college roommates SIX years ago. Something tells me my upcoming visit will look no different.


3. I have been logging some serious miles with the doggies lately. And when I say ‘serious’ I am hoping you take into consideration that both dogs are absolute ASSHOLES on the leash and of drastically different fitness levels and size. That being said, anything that extends beyond going around the block is pretty huge. In the past week, we’ve done a total of just over 11 miles. I refuse to ruin the backseat of my new car, so no trips to the park, just strolls within our neighborhood-which is kinda cool since I’m still finding new places/paths!


4. I FINALLY perfected a homemade margarita on the rocks.


I know, shocker. YOU’D THINK I would have been a margarita master by now, but no my friends. I am a great Margaritaville machine operator, but that’s much much different. Margs on the rocks requires skill. Skill which I am happy to now announce I possess.



5. This should really be on Tyler’s awesome list, but we bought all the new lighting for our kitchen. Props to me for picking out the cheapest pendant lights (And if you’re ever a visitor, pretend you didn’t hear that because they’re TOTALLY expensive. Wink wink)


PS If you know what movie ^ is from, please tell me you’re laughing hysterically right now.

Tell me, what’s on YOUR awesome list??


Winesday Wednesday

It’s here again! Winesday Wednesday. Hooray, this is me dancing about it


Short post this week, sorry! (I really just want to nap)


Cool new beer to share! So Big Rock Brewery is one of my favorite local breweries and they came out with an Alchemist’s Edition called Freyla’s Field. It’s a mead braggot, aka: 1/2 mead, 1/2 beer. The flavor wasn’t too different- at least for what I was expecting. It was a good, crisp beer though and had some interesting lingering flavors.



We also picked up a case of their Swinger Pack- one of which included:


Another good Summer drinking beer!

Keith sent over the following beauty, writing: Here’s an oldie from 2008! It’s a Meglioli Pinot Grigio. There are only a few left. I was trying to put it up against the light to show the amazing deep amber colour it has. It tastes like liquid gold. I somehow don’t think it will last much longer…



That looks delicious! And it makes me anxious to be able to drink the pinot grigio we made 🙂

For your entertainment:

See ya  next week! (If YOU have something to share, email me to be included in a future post!)

2 years

Today marks 2 years.


Confused? Most of you probably are, since I’ve been hiding a bit of the truth. Two years ago today, Tyler and I officially got married. On a cliff. In the mountains. Next to a pile of sheep sh*t. It was magical.



Crap, are you mad?? I’m not. We knew we wanted to be married after our second date, and the whole international barrier thing made the decision to go ahead with it much easier. But then of course we did the ‘real’ wedding about 15 months later–> read about it here.

I LOVE the way we got married. The only expense was the marriage license and there was no pressure because practically no one was there watching! (I’m sure that sheep was watching from afar). In turn, the day of the real wedding was easy breezy because all I had to do was show up in a white dress and say I Do…again.


The only reason it was kept somewhat of a secret was because Tyler wanted to make sure that our actual wedding celebration would feel just as special. Soooo, I didn’t legally change my name until after our second wedding. At least state-side. And I got to call him my fiancé for a while, since we never really had an engagement.

Isn’t love romantic?


Also, I get two anniversaries now.

Winesday Wednesday

Happy Winesday Wednesday, folks!! Man, these weeks sure do fly by–I feel like I’m always posting alcohol (well, because I AM).


This week, I am gonna share most of the drinks I had while in Chicago. Most all my bevies had me all:


Actually, pretty much all alcohol has that effect on me. Minus the super duper hoppy IPAs. Even then, I’m a sport and will drink it.

OK—here we go!

Fridays beers at the airport: Shock Top and Goose Island’s Green Line Pale Ale


You know, just your standard drink-in-the-airport beers. Helped pass the time. And relax me.

I ordered the Lakeshore when we went to the Signature Lounge. It was a really great drink to have for happy hour- especially when I had jest met up with friends and had an excellent view of the city from 96 stories up! The Lakeshare consisted of Belvedere vodka, sparkling wine and raspberry liqueur. Yum!



Margaritas were had with dinner. It’s pictured in the last post.I really love margaritas. Like, the real ones- not the ones with that yucky sour mix. I could drink them all the days. When our kitchen is done, I’m gonna have a party and make everyone a margie (or 2 or 3 or…)



Then there was the terribly strong martini from the piano bar….

And rounding out the evening with a Revolution Brewery Bottoms Up Wit. Delish!

The 3 beers I chose to sample during our bike tour on saturday were:

  • Three Floyd’s Gumballhead- wheat ale with a tiny bit of citrus. I REALLY liked this one, but majority of the people in our group thought different. Weirdos.
  • Lagunitas PILS- on the hoppy side, but dang was it super refreshing as a bike-tour stop!
  • Bell’s Oberon Ale– another summery beer! Wheat ale that was a bit spicy and fruity and delicious all in one! PS: the sample for this one was entirely too small!


Dinner that night was accompanied by a delicious red: Estancia Reserve Meritage. It was PERFECT with our steak dinners. Plus, I’m pretty sure I can drink it on it’s own. I loved this wine!


We also managed to down another bottle. The second was Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon. This was another good drinking wine that we enjoyed all too easily with conversation at the bar.



Some of my other choices for the weekend were more Revolution beers and Goose Island beers- the places we went to had mostly IPA selections, which some times isn’t as appealing to me. Womp.

Ok, so that’s all the cool crap I’ve got to share! I hope maybe this helps for some suggestions 🙂

Michael shared some new stuff, too! He wrote:

So I went to Philadelphia again for the weekend and had some delicious brews and eats. Before going there, however, I had a strong IPA by Maui brewing company called Big Swell. Lots of hop flavor on this one. Good stuff for a Hawaiian made beer. In Philadelphia, my wife and I went to this restaurant with her former college roommate called Sbraga ownedand operated by the Top Chef. I had a Hof Dormaal there with my meal and it was fantastic. It is a strong Belgian blonde ale with hints of banana, clove, and other spices throughout that went perfectly with all of my tasting dishes. We then left and went to Nodding Head brew pub. I got a “Just Annuder Stout” which I wasn’t too impressed with but still decent enough to drink the whole pint. It was more dark chocolate/coffee flavor than I expected but with the addition of lactose sugar (not dissolvable by beer yeast), it was more than tolerable and had a creamy finish. The interesting thing about this brew pub is it is one of the smallest in Pennsylvania, yielding only 7 barrels of beer per year. Helps keep costs and alcohol taxes down I guess! I took a pic of their brewery equipment which I will include with this. What you see is exactly how much equipment they have.


I’m not a big-time lover of stouts, but there are a select few that I really like. I try to avoid getting them at restaurant or bars just in case they ruin a meal! Thanks, Michael!

For your entertainment:

When I look at myself in the error after I’ve done my makeup (drunk):


How I professed my love (before Tyler):


How I picture all my nights out with friends:



See ya next week! (If you have anything you want to show off in future posts, send them my way!)