Category Archives: shopping

Car shopping and other nightmares

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Minnesota, you are forcing my hand. What the heck is up with your roads?  I thought the roads in Sacramento were bad.  Uh, no. They are fancy and fine. I’ve heard a saying that Midwesterners have…”There’s two seasons here. Winter and road construction.” Really?  Have you seen your roads Minnesota? Holy crap. Look at this road….LOOK AT IT! I would… Read more »

Wedding Dress Blues

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My wedding is almost a month away. I can hardly believe it. You know what else is unbelievable?  I found a wedding dress that I love. Also? It cost me less than $50. Seriously. And I bought it online. Now, it’s not a traditional white dress.  That’s not my style.  I’ve watched those Say Yes to the Dress shows and… Read more »

Wine Review: Holman Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

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Ah, white wine. Most people associate it with warmer times of the year, but I enjoy it year round.  The good people at Holman Ranch sent me a bottle of their 2012 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc. It was crisp and light with a hint of citrus…possibly grapefruit? Previously, I’d tried their 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.  This one is just as good…. Read more »

Easy Recipe: Bacon Taco Boats

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Yes, the Super Bowl was disappointing, but you know what wasn’t? The food.  I was given a sample of the new Ortega Fiesta Flats and came up with a very easy hand held delight. Basically, you just take your nacho fixin’s and layer it in this lovely boat shaped corn tortilla shell.  The box said they were supposed to lay… Read more »