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How to Create the Perfect, Stress-Free Fall Gathering

It is that time of year again – It’s Family Reunion season! The cool weather (if you don’t live in LA like I do), the amazing smells (cinnamon, pumpkin, bonfires and marshmallows), the holiday music, and the beautiful scenery (changing leaves) really set the mood for a fun outdoor gathering. With so many great reasons to throw a party this fall, all you need to do is start planning. Whether you have a large family spread out over the globe or a small bunch nearby, planning a family gathering can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead to stay organized and keep things running smoothly.

If you’re in need of some real-life inspiration, I’m here to help! In this blog post I’m partnering with some local vendors to pull off the ultimate guide to help you plan a memorable outdoor gathering this fall that will certainly impress your family members! So when the day arrives, you’ll be able to enjoy the party, knowing you’re well prepared for the celebration.

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Best White Wine to Pack for Your Next Picnic: Starborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand

Yay it’s October 1st!!! Fall has arrived and that means two things: less crowds and great weather. And a perfect time of year for a picnic! The leaves are starting to change color from green to orange/red/yellow which adds the dramatic backdrop. You have the location for your picnic all set: the perfect tree sitting in a nice meadow-perhaps on top of a hill-with lush green grass underneath. Not too hot and not too cold-in a word, perfect. Perhaps it’s at your local park, lake, front lawn or even backyard. Picnics are all about the food, company, and of course, the perfect wine to pair with all of that. I have been trying a lot of affordable and picnic-friendly wines of late, and today I want to share my favorite picnic wine: Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, New Zealand. 

Hometime Living

My Brooklinen Chambray Linen Hardcore Sheet Bundle Review

After a long day, almost all of us want to end up in a bedroom that’s relaxing and a restful place. Your bedroom should be a serene oasis where you can escape all the hustle bustle. When the room is clean, organized, and full of things you love, you’re more likely to enjoy the time you spend there. We spend up to a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s important to choose great bed sheets that are comfortable and durable. Your linens should be comfortable first and foremost, with style coming in second! When it comes to the sheets, splurge!

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Basic Invite – Create Your Perfect Invitation

For those of you that know me personally, I love organizing events and get-togethers! I love the planning, decorating, and creative thinking that go into the party! And one of the important steps in party planning is picking out the right invitation. I have always been a bit of a paper freak since I am very particular about the quality and design of my invitations. This is why I love Basic Invite – you can create beautiful custom invitations, without all the stress of designing them on your own. You can even order a sample of your invitation, so you can see what it will look like before you place your final order! Basic Invite has been creating the perfect card since 2006. With unique technology and complete design control, Basic Invite allows you to create custom invitations.

So let’s check out my favorite site for stationary and online invitations. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose Basic Invite for all of your invitation and card needs!

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How to Plan a Picture-Perfect Beach Picnic

As heavenly and blissful as they may appear in meticulously filtered Instagram posts, beach picnics have their perils. Sand is inevitable and will find its way into your food. Seagulls are also inevitable. They will crowd around you and will caw for food scraps. But don’t let those environmental hazards stop you! Meals at the beach are easier to accomplish than you think, and they’re so worth it. If you want to have an Instagram-worthy beach picnic that will also be relatively simple to put together, read on.

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Labor Day Picnic Tips – 2018

It’s Labor day again, and I hope you have everything carefully planned out already since state parks, swimming pools and campgrounds are all gearing up for the long Labor Day weekend. Poor planning can increase the risk of ruining the fun for everyone in your family. There are many different kinds of parties to throw on Labor Day: backyard BBQ, potluck, clambake, pool party,…Over the years, Labor Day has evolved from just a labor union celebration into a “last fling of the summer” festival. For our family, we love outdoor picnics so in this blog I will share with you some of useful tips if you are planning a Labor Day Summer Picnic.

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My Favorite Picnic Wines: Landmark Vineyards

August is here and summer is almost over. Let’s take advantage of the warm weather for only a few more days and it’s time to rouse ourselves off the couch, quit the TV-and-takeout routine, and head outside with friends for a picnic, sipping something refreshing and cool. Bringing the right bottle of wine not only enhances the taste of picnic foods, it adds a pinch of European sophistication to outdoor eating. But choose well! If you’re going to drink all day, you have to plan accordingly.

Day drinking is a delicate art; the wrong wine will have you napping under a tree before the fun day even begins. You’ll want to bring a bottle of wine (or two) that is crisp and fresh, especially when the full heat of summer hits. I have been trying a lot of affordable and summer-friendly wines of late, and today I want to share my two favorite picnic wines: Landmark Vineyards 2016 Overlook Chardonnay and 2016 Overlook Pinot Noir.

Living Wellness

How To Take Care Of Your Lips: Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balms

Everyone knows that it’s important to take good care of your body whether its feature or figure. There are plenty of areas of the body to focus on, but have you considered your lips as one? You ladies probably stock up your cabinet with cleansers, serums, creams, sunscreens, and masks; but do you have the proper care instruments for your lip? If you think about it, your lips are always exposed; they’re prone to dehydration. The skin on the lips is also unlike skin anywhere else on the body: it’s thinner and has no oil glands.  The result can be red, rough, and chapped lips. In order to prevent that, you are going to need a product you can depend on to stop that! I happen to know just what you need: Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balms.

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Review of Rodney Strong Vineyards Wine

It’s officially summer! For wine-lovers, summer picnics are pure bliss. What better way to reconnect with friends and family than over a glass of wine and light dishes packed with rich flavors? Bringing the right bottle of wine not only enhances the taste of picnic foods, it adds a pinch of European sophistication to outdoor eating. But choose well! Whether you are packing the picnic basket yourself or bringing along a picnic addition, make sure you choose a wine that elevates the event. Now that we’ve confirmed you’re a real wine enthusiast, let’s talk about which red wines are fun to drink during the summer!

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