With everyone purchasing something through Amazon, the new perfect gift that can be redeemed right from your home is the Amazon Gift Card. There is something for everyone on the site and it is so easy to use. They say that most gift cards don’t get used, especially ones for restaurants. The Amazon Gift card is easy and whoever you give it to will surely be thankful!
National Wine Day, is definitely a holiday worth celebrating. Get behind this holiday, head over to your local wine shop and purchase some wine you love and a bottle of something new, different something you might have read about or been reading about. We all get into a routine of buying the same wine, I like to celebrate National Wine Day by expanding my horizons, treating myself to something a bit more something worth opening on this special holiday. My something new is;
2011 EDICT. Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, CA – Napa Valley – Napa Valley, An inviting nose of Raspberries and Black Current that continues on the palate. Located in Coombsville, the Collinetta vineyard offers an elegant texture with lots of dense ripe red fruits. The acidity reinforces and balances the structure which entails a mouth watering finish that lingers in the end of the mouth long after the wine is gone. Fine hints of coconut and vanilla discretely reveal the 100% French oak aging. Together, powerful dense fruit, bight forward acidity and balanced oak integration birth a cohesive ensemble showing off Coombsville AVA at its finest – making a wine that will grow effortlessly for years to come.
More ideas on how to celebrate National Wine Day, it’s a great time to purchase some new glasses, a wine refrigerator or some accessories.
Wine Glasses and Stemware, head over to Crate&Barrel or shop online, I have always been a fan of their selection. Also you can purchase one glass, yes you will break a glass and can order one more and not have to purchase a whole new set.
Wine Refrigerator, Wine Cooler Direct has both great products and great prices, visit their site to look at the top sellers.
Wine Accessories, I always head over to FRONTGATE, they have wine accessories that are well built, fun and functional.
Note: Do not get National Wine Day (May 25th) confused with National Drink Wine Day (February 18th). National Wine Day is all about drinking and enjoying wine, National Drink Wine Day is about educating people on the health benefits of drinking wine. Things like moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL, a glass of wine has just 100 calories, and its fat-free and cholesterol free…
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I’m dreaming of an ECO friendly Christmas… Do you like a traditional tree but don’t have a fire place, most people will dry the tree out after the holidays and use it for firewood. You don’t have a fireplace and you don’t like to think of a tree that is cut down just for a one month decoration then put in the trash and taken to a landfill. Now you can rent a tree, The Living Christmas Company, a Southern California company now allows customers to rent a living potted tree for the holidays. You can now have a fresh-smelling live tree in your home rather than one that is dying out day by day. A potted tree can only stay indoors for about three weeks before it’s health begins to deteriorate, so plan your three weeks, or do what we did this year and get one tree, three weeks later trade it out for a second one. After a tree is returned the trees are cared for in various lots around Southern California. When the Christmas trees become too big and can no longer be rented they are planted in the community. With delivery and pickup in a Bio Diesel truck this year renting a tree is one of the most eco-friendly options, it’s like Christmas for the environment. If you would like to rent a live tree go to The Living Christmas Company.
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RumChata is made with premium Rum & Horchata. Horchata was originally concocted by the ancient Egyptians for the Pharaohs, a feat easily as impressive as the Pyramids. The pioneering Egyptian chufa style horchata, which is made with chufa—also known as the tigernut—was so revered that it soon found its way to Spain during the time of the Moorish kings.
Today, you’ll continue to find horchata made with this same original recipe in most areas of Spain, where it remains a very popular summertime beverage—we’re talking Antonio Banderas popular. Chufa plantations aren’t exactly a booming business on this side of the pond, so when horchata was finally introduced to the Americas the recipe had to be changed. Rice based horchata is now served extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, where the recipe is often passed down generation to generation. These authentic recipes include varied mixtures of rice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and either water or dairy.
What is more delicious than horchata is horchata with rum in it, RumChata. Get your next party started with a bottle of RumChata, and serve it on the rocks or try out some of these great RumChata recipes!
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2014 Best Gift the one everyone truly wants is, World Peace. Merry Christmas, Christmas time is different for everyone around the world. People have different beliefs, traditions, weather… Traveling around this time of year I realize that everyone want’s the same thing, quality time with the people around them. Once all the stress of getting somewhere, or finding the perfect gift, cooking, cleaning… is done and you have a second to sit down and look around you notice that relationships with people near and far is what really brings the most joy out of everyone.
This year as you attend all the traditional events that happen each year, try to be in the moment and not thinking about what did or did not get done. Church, work, kids school, friends stopping by… it is time to give everyone an extra minute and realize that the people around you make the holiday special.
It is a time to enjoy everything life has to offer, everyone loves to cook around the holidays so enjoy what others have spent time and money preparing. Time and effort were spent on decorations and lights, take time to drive through the neighborhood and take it all in.
Treat everyone how you would like to be treated, it is a time of year where people tend to be a bit nicer to strangers. Peace on earth will only happen if we continue this all year long. If we look at issues that come up and try to work together to come up with solutions. We all need to give each other more complements, gifts are nice yet telling someone how great they look, what a great job their doing or letting them know that you value their friendship goes a long way.
Shop, eat, drink, party… and keep the conversations, actions positive as we all want world peace and staying positive and being good to everyone around you is a great start.
Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season and Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward Men!
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Flower & Water Sonoma makes seasonal and holiday baskets delivered to your door step in Sonoma, CA and surrounding areas. Flower & Water is a Sonoma, CA company that started with flowers and now does seasonal, holiday and custom gift baskets. Something special for a open house, birthday party, holiday event… add a handcrafted gift basket. I went to a winery in Sonoma, CA that had custom made Flower & Water Sonoma wine baskets, and I purchased three of them, what a great gift for the holidays. I called Flower & Water Sonoma to order Christmas baskets for all my employees, an assortment of goodies from Sonoma locals and I am adding some Sonoma wine. The owner will work with you and your budget to create something special no matter how big or small, flowers, seasonal ornaments, gift ideas put in tins… all hand-delivered.
Flower & Water Sonoma owner picks seasonal, local flowers and herbs from her own garden. Get a monthly “flower subscription” have a unique bunch dropped at your home or office once a week. Halloween was a hit with, treats for clients or a Halloween themed basket of goodies and a bowl of candy for the trick-or-treaters, great for the busy/elderly. “Get Swell” gift basket for a sick friend (in less than 2 hours after placing the order) a wooden box filled with feel-good things like chicken noodle soup, crackers, Emergen-c’s, chamomile tea, a soothing candle and a cheery flower arrangement in a mason jar. All in a wooden box lined with flannel fabric. Do you have a friend or family member in Sonoma; Flower & Water will deliver a seasonal/holiday basket each month. Pricing always includes delivery if in Sonoma and a bit more if it is a longer drive or needs to be shipped. Try Flower & Water Sonoma out today, call or email and let them know what you want, where you want it delivered and they will make it happen!
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (707) 799-3572
Facebook – Flower & Water Sonoma
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My favorite holiday is the 4th Of July. Freedom to do what ever you want, it’s a federal holiday so most people don’t have to work! It’s a nice long day, I wake up early just out of habit, eat a good breakfast and head out side and put up the flag. It’s a super positive day more than likely because everyone is very active. I am one who has to be on the water every 4th, the beach, a lake or by the pool as long as there is water. For lunch/dinner the food is usually cooked outdoors, some sort of BBQ, something from the garden and always more watermelon than you can eat. After a long day as the sun starts to go down everyone is looking nice and tan. And here is why I love this holiday, as you may want to wind down, the day is only getting ramped up! As you head back outside to see the fireworks you get your second wind, the night is young and the party is about to get started!
Remember the significance of the 4th of July. It’s Independence Day, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776), declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom. It is our country’s birthday so time to celebrate and enjoy the freedom to live the way we want. Especially today make sure you take advantage of your freedom and do at least one thing just for you!
Happy 4th Of July!!!