Product Reviews

Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Featured, food review, General Reviews, Reviews, Travel | 0 comments

Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

If you know me, you know I love a good bottle of red wine.  Well that is exactly what I found in Wild Horse Winery Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon.  This 2010 Cabernet is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Syrah, giving it a pure, rich Cabernet flavor.   Wild Horse Winery Most of this Wild Horse variety comes from the Paso Robles AVA with 9% coming from Monterey AVA.   The warm Monterey area yeilds a rich and deep grape lending delicious flavors to the wine.  It has been described as having flavors of cherry and vanilla...

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A Monster High Half Birthday Hotel Party

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Entertainment, General Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 0 comments

My kids both have summer birthdays and I find it extremely difficult to arrange not one, but two parties over the summer where we will be in town AND all their friends will be in town.  So this year, after both attended friends party and started dreaming of their next party which in reality probably wouldn’t happen, I decided to throw them a “half-birthday” party. My youngest daughter was turning 7 1/2 in just a few weeks AND it was on a weekend. Perfect!  They were so excited to start the planning. Luckily, my kids like...

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A is for Avocado

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Featured, food review, Nutrition, Reviews | 0 comments

A is for Avocado

Avocado.  What is all the hype about this small green bumpy raindrop?  I keep hearing how good it is for you and your heart so I thought I would break it down for you.  Is it really as good as all that chatter? Is it a fruit, vegetable or nut? Where does it come from?  What are the benefits of eating it and how do you eat it? The Avocado is fruit.  It grows on trees in tropical or subtropical climates.  It qualifies as a fruit due to being produced on a tree only after it is pollinated and has a pit or seed at the center. In the US, a...

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Washington State Diversion Wine – Review

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Featured, food review, Reviews | 0 comments

Washington State Diversion Wine – Review

I’m a Washington State gal, so when it comes to wine, I’m kind of a Washington State Wine Snob.  If you love a great red wine, you must try our wines.  So of course when I had the opportunity to sample Diversion Wine, I was over the top happy to oblige. I was lucky enough to try two varieties, the Cabernet Sauvignon and The Majestic Red which is a red blend.  Both reds are made from Eastern Washington Vineyards, including Milbrandt’s along the Columbia River Gorge.       The Cab is medal winning and well...

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Nutritional Yeast ….What is That?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Featured, food review, Food Tips, Misc, Nutrition | 2 comments

Nutritional Yeast ….What is That?

One of the first things that had me saying “what is that?” is nutritional yeast. I had seen some recipes and heard it mentioned in a few circles.  Yeast? Really?  As it turns out, nutritional yeast seems to be a staple in a vegan diet as both a great source of vitamin B-12 and a flavoring for many foods. According to Wikipedia, “Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses for a period of 7 days and then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging it.”  It is a...

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Coast Gateway Hotel at Sea Tac – Review

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Featured, On the Road, Travel, Travel Reviews | 1 comment

Coast Gateway Hotel at Sea Tac – Review

We love to travel and this time we had the chance to try out a new hotel to us.  The Coast Gateway Hotel at Sea Tac Airport south of Seattle in Washingotn State. We had an early flight so we had decided to stay at an airport nearby.  The Coast Gateway is literally right there.  The view out our window was the airline terminals.  Surpisingly, it was very quiet overnight.  We were not on the street side and the planes that were coming in and out to load/unload didn’t make any noise. The lobby was very well decorated for the Holidays...

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Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 1 comment

Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

How many of you have heard of Medieval Times?  Chances are you have as it is one of the most popular dinner shows in the US!  I went years ago to this Medieval Gaming Tournament when I was 14 years old and have wanted to go back ever since.  As a “Vegetarian” mom however, the Medieval pile of meat that is so popular for dinner did not appeal to me.  You can imagine my excitement when I found out that they have a Vegetarian option!   I got in touch with a representative to schedule my visit right away and was invited to come...

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Review

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 0 comments

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Review

One of the first things we did on our recent family vacation is visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  It came highly recommended to me from someone I know and I can honestly say, the thought had never crossed my mind before that. I am very glad I took the time to explore the option as it was a wonderful experience.  Situated in Simi Valley, CA high upon a beautiful hilltop just about 1 hour outside of Los Angeles, the museum has so much to offer.  Plan on taking up the better part of your day as it took us about 4 hours...

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Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney – Fun for All

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Appliance Review, Crafts with Kids, Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Holidays, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 2 comments

Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney – Fun for All

Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney Downtown Disney is a shopping area located right outside the Disney Parks.  You can visit without paying any admission to the parks, yet you feel like you are right in the midst of Disney.  There are tons of great shops, food and a movie theater.  There is definitely something for everyone. We actually visited 3 times on our last trip to Southern California and we didn’t even go to Disneyland! Our primary reason for visiting was not just the fun shopping from clothing, legos, candy, and...

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2013 Kia Sportage XS Review – A Perfect Family Car

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Holidays, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, with Friends, With Kids | 15 comments

2013 Kia Sportage XS Review – A Perfect Family Car

As you know, I am back from a nice long vacation in sunny California! While we were visiting we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to drive a 2013 Kia Sportage XS. 2013 Kia Sportage XS Review Let me tell you, we should have been filming a commercial.  We took that thing for a real test drive!  We covered everything from day to day running around, LA traffic, freeway driving, all the up to winding up hairpin turns and avoiding rocks in the road while trekking up to Mt. Baldy to see some snow! Short and sweet:  I LOVE the Sportage!...

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