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How to Host a Stress-Free Housewarming Party

Did you just buy a new home and you want to celebrate but don’t want a ton of fuss? We are sharing four easy tips on how to host a stress-free housewarming party and how to have a blast in the process! Buying a new home is a milestone that absolutely deserves…

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DIY Wood Succulent Planter

Written by Kristin Mansky of Modish & Main This easy-to-make DIY wood succulent planter is the perfect way to bring the outdoors in throughout these beautiful spring and summer months ahead.  With spring underway and summer just around the corner, nothing makes me happier than seeing freshly planted blooms around my home.…

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The Best Easter Wines for Ham, Lamb and Beyond

Easter is upon us. Chances are your “big picture” entertaining ideas are in place. Now, it’s time to finalize the details, from recipes and place settings to egg coloring and your (pastel-colored?) springtime attire. Then, there are the Easter wine pairings. Wondering what wines work with Easter lamb? Or, are…

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Crispy Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

These Crispy Cheddar Smashed Potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish to any meal!  They’re cheesy, buttery and so flavorful! Hello Kendall-Jackson friends it’s me, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog, here to share a simple and delicious side dish recipe with you! This recipe would be a perfect dish to serve alongside…

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French Oak Versus American Oak: How Do Barrels Affect Wines?

In the complex fusion of elements that are important in winemaking, there are sorting systems, presses and fermentation temperatures – among many other things – to obsess over, but barrels have a special place in winemakers’ hearts. It’s little wonder: wood imparts magical textures, aromas and flavors into wine that…

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Abacela 2014 Fiesta Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $23

The Pacific Northwest’s growing thirst for Tempranillo might be most evident with Abacela’s Fiesta project. Production for their most approachable example of this robust Spanish grape from the 2014 vintage marks a 40 percent increase from the prior harvest. Seven separate picks from across the Jones family’s Fault Line Vineyards…

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DIY Bridal Shower Gift

Written by Kristin Mansky of Modish & Main We’re right on the cusp to the kickoff of wedding season, which means plenty of bridal showers to attend. Whether it’s your best girlfriend, sister, neighbor or cousin, you want to send her off to a blissful marriage with her spouse by giving…

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Red Wine Types and More: The Basics of Red Wines

From the eclectic green pastures of France to the golden hills of Northern California, a diverse range of red wine types – from light to bold – make their way to tables across the world from a wide mix of growing regions. Red wines can vary widely in taste, body,…

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Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Searching for an easy weeknight meal that is equal parts healthy, delicious and time effective? Then this easy caprese pasta salad will absolutely blow your mind! As much as I would love to whip up a multi-dish meal every night, some days just get the best of you and it’s either…

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What Does California’s Extreme Season of Snow and Rain Mean for the 2017 Vintage?

California has ached for water for six years. With a “La Niña” (a Pacific Ocean-generated weather pattern that prevents precipitation from dropping on California) forecast for the start of 2017, farmers braced for another round of “same song, seventh verse” of dryness. Surprisingly, it has turned out to be an…

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