Warm Up with these Olympic Inspired Cocktails

Olympic inspired cocktails Warm Up with these Olympic Inspired Cocktails

I am going to admit – I am kind of geeked up for the Olympics this year.  I’m not sure why – maybe it’s all the reports of the craziness coming from Sochi.  Here are three fabulous Olympic Inspired cocktails that are perfect for watching the games, or just to warm up on a cold winter day!  They’re great for after a day on the slopes or just playing in the yard in the snow.  Remember, 21 & over only, please.

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Vino Freeze Mixes Make Holiday Entertaining Easier #gretalovesholidays

Vino freeze mixes provided samples for editorial purposes.  All opinions are our own.

OWG Vino Licious White Wine Assortment 600 x 397 Vino Freeze Mixes Make Holiday Entertaining Easier #gretalovesholidays

How often do you have people come over unannounced?  Once in a while?  It seems that during the holiday season, this happens more and more often.  Even worse, they come over bearing gifts and you really weren’t expecting that.  At all.  Never fear, I have a solution for you.

Vino Freeze Mixes from Vino Innovations is a great solution to these unexpected visitors.

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Wedding Party Ideas #targetwedding

This Wedding Party Ideas conversation was sponsored by Target Weddings.  All opinions are our own.

fun easy wedding party ideas Wedding Party Ideas #targetwedding

Getting married is one of the biggest events in a person’s life.  It becomes all consuming, with the places you have to go, and the things that you need to do.  And the expense!  It seems that because mention the “w” word, the price on anything skyrockets.  You can host your own party, quickly and inexpensively.  Here are a few ideas.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce

I absolutely adore bread pudding, and this pumpkin bread pudding is no different.  I was never much of a fan as a child, but something happened when I started college.  I don’t know if it was the comfort food aspects of it, or what, but I started having bread pudding on a regular basis.

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This pumpkin bread pudding with homemade caramel sauce is easy, fairly quick, and nade to impress your friends.  Serve it as a fantastic dessert or as breakfast on a special day.

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How To Grill Pizza Quickly And Easily

Instructions on how to grill pizza & samples were provided by Jack’s Pizza.

grilledpizza How To Grill Pizza Quickly And Easily

Confession time:  I am not a fan of pizza.  I think it happened when I was working somewhere where we ate pizza like 3 or 4 times a week.  Eventually, I just became like “NO MAS!” and I tapped out.

That’s not to say I don’t ever eat pizza.  It’s just not a common occurrence.  And to get me to eat pizza, it usually has to be a really, really good pizza.  Enter grilled pizza.

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Baby Shower Invitations from Tiny Prints

This Baby Shower Invitations post was brought to you by Tiny Prints.  All opinions are my own.


For a while, it seemed that everyone I knew was pregnant or had a baby that was just a couple months old.  Every weekend, I had another baby shower to attend.  While some of these ladies had cute baby shower invitations, many did not.  Tiny Prints has some super adorable baby shower invites

allthatglittersbabyshowerinvitations Baby Shower Invitations from Tiny Prints

The All Things Glitter invites are super cute.  Sorta handmade-scrapbooky looking, but without all the work and mess.  They have ones for Boys and for Girls.

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Consider Aldi for your Holiday Parties

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Have you ever shopped at Aldi?  Although I had heard about Aldi, and we have two stores nearby, I had never ventured into one.  Some of my friends swear by their quality, prices, and unique way of doing business.  Aldi is a European based grocery chain and is sort of like shopping at one of the discount club stores only on a much smaller scale.
What kind of stuff does Aldi offer, you ask?  Well, it’s mostly packaged foods, with a small selection of fresh produce and refrigerated items.  They also have a fair amount of frozen foods for a smallish store. 

Winter Wedding Ideas for 2012 – Elegant and Formal

oscar de la renta wedding dress Winter Wedding Ideas for 2012   Elegant and Formal

It used to be that people only got married during the Summer.  Well, if they were having a big wedding, that is.  Nowadays, weddings are happening year-round.  The only problem with this, is that you need to prepare for a Winter wedding much differently than you do for a summer wedding. 

Here are some of the hot Winter Wedding Ideas for 2012 + 2013

Winter 2012 & 2013 Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses are leaning back towards the elegance of yesteryear.  Lace, silks, and brocades can be seen in dresses from the top designers.  Modern twists like high-low hemlines, sheer necklines, and bare backs are also on-trend.  And, of course, lace sleeves are still so hot, thanks to Kate Middleton. 

Colored gowns are very popular this season as well.  Most brides are keeping it to a soft shade like silver, icy blue, or a blush pink. 

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