Wine Wednesday El Tiburon Merlot

November 12, 2014

If you’ve seen the movie Sideways you might remember the impact it had on Merlot. People basically stopped drinking it. Sales dropped significantly and if you mentioned the word people would give you a look.   That seems silly to me. Merlot really is a fantastic wine! The El Tiburon Merlot is very mellow, it […]

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Breaking Out the Boots

November 11, 2014

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fitfluentail for Ahnu. I received product to review for this post.    In just a few days we want from fall to winter. It wasn’t a nice gentle transition, we had one heck of a storm yesterday. A mix of snow and freezing rain which made the roads quite […]

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Stubb’s Giveaway

November 10, 2014

This past year I have been working with Stubb’s on creating a few recipes and trying their fantastic products. The spice rubs, marinades, cooking sauces and now the injectable butters are really fantastic. They provide so much flavor! This one isn’t really a recipe per se, I bought 2 chickens and added the chipotle butter […]

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Fitness Friday: Getting into Weightlifting

November 7, 2014

Picture a 22 year old Mellissa;  a recent college graduate, I had just started my new “corporate” job, and was fully immersed in my cardio workouts. As a dancer I had always done a ton of cardio but the thought of picking up a weight had never crossed my mind. In college I worked out […]

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Wine Wednesday Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre (GSM)

November 5, 2014

Instead of a specific bottle of wine this week I am focusing on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend (also known as GSM). This is one of my favorite reds, a great blend that has its origins in the Côtes du Rhône region. Before you tune out because I am going all wine geek on you, just […]

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Root Beer Sloppy Joes

November 4, 2014

When I entertain I like to do as much prep work before hand as possible. Making the dips, chopping the vegetables, prepping the salad and dressing. And for girls night last weekend I made the sloppy joes that morning and put them in the Crockpot on warm about an hour before we were ready to eat. […]

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Secret Recipe Club Pasta Fagioli

November 3, 2014

The first full week of November…not sure how we ended up here already and I am so not ready for winter! I think my pick for the Secret Recipe Club this month, Sarah, would agree. As a fellow cold area dweller she has seen her fair share of snow too. And while we don’t have […]

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Fitness Friday: Fitness Layers

October 31, 2014

During the summer I can just head to the gym or yoga in my tank, capris and sandals. Not the case at the end of October! It was in the the 30’s when I headed to yoga sculpt yesterday morning at 5:30am. That was a chilly start to the day.   It’s the time of […]

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World Vision Giveaway

October 30, 2014

How is the first of November in 2 days? Where did October go? We were talking about our Thanksgiving and Christmas plans last night already too. For some reason the last 2 months of the year go so quickly! But with the start of November in just a few days it’s time to start thinking […]

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Wine Wednesday Stoneleigh Latitude

October 29, 2014

In the span of a few days we’ve gone from 68 degrees and sunny to a chilly 38 degrees. Welcome to fall in Minnesota. The joy of beautiful fall colors comes with temperature swings, blustery days and early sunsets. Just like that variety in temperatures I end up with a variety of wine. Doing a […]

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