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Friday Wine Tasting…The Stump Jump!

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Wine of the Week:

The Stump Jump” Grenache – Shiraz – Mourvedre 2011

$12.99

Winemaker’s Notes

Deep and dark red. Shiny. Aromas of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine.d’Arenberg are quintessential McLaren Vale and the produce wines that reflect their regionality perfectly. Even down to their affordable value for money wines like this Stump Jump GSM blend. A flavoursome, easy drinking style, ripe and juicy with lovely soft tannins and a savoury, earthy touch.

The Stump Jump GSM is a rich, flavorful red produced in the traditional McLaren Vale style. Mulberry and plum flavors from the Grenache combine with the blackberry, spice and white pepper of the Shiraz. Best served at room temperature, this wine will gain added complexity with careful cellaring over the next two to five years. Composed of 46% Grenache, 39% Shiraz and 15% Mourvedre.

Inspiration from Anywhere…DIY Pumpkins!

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via Pinterest + laurenconrad.com

There is NOTHING I don’t love about fall but something I especially love  about it is pumpkins. I am THAT girl, I adore everything and anything pumpkin.  The minute SBUCKS releases pumpkin spice lattes my car literally makes a bee line for the closest sbucks, I order one and quickly take an instagram of it, letting everyone I know they are here! It’s a similar routine the second anywhere around me starts carrying these orange beauties but in this instance I have to kick it up a notch. They can’t just stay orange, they way nature intended, I have to paint, bedazzle, carve and foil them.  One year, I sat at my dining room table pinning sequins on the ENTIRE pumpkin…one by one (I have to have some sort of DIY mental illness) the next year I painted my pumpkins different shades/patterns of rose gold, grey and added metallic studs on one. Everyone was impressed but everyone also wondered what was wrong with me.  I haven’t planned out my pumpkin DIY game for this year yet but I sure have started out with some top notch inspiration.

XO. klb

Wedding Wednesday…Sea Bags!

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Via Sea Bags + Emilie Inc.

Whenever you are planning a new event you are always thinking up new and creative way to do the same things.  In an age of Pinterest, every bride wants a day full of personal and creative details, and who can blame her?  Of course, one of our favorite brands Sea Bags came to the rescue with an amazing resource for a guest book, the Custom Guest Book Tote! They send you the sail pattern that will eventually be the interior to your own custom Sea Bag tote. Have your guests sign it, send it back after the event and they will create a one of a kind guest book tote. I don’t think I could come up with a dreamier or cooler guest book if I sat on Pinterest for 1,282 hours.  If you are a nautical loving bride, life just doesn’t get better! So thank you Sea Bags, for being so perfect!

XO. klb

Tuesday Shoesday….Kate Spade!

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Via Kate Spade

When I saw these slippers all I felt was relief for every bride’s feet across the board!  It’s great to throw on a fierce pair of heels for the ceremony and pictures but the minute you hit that dance floor your feet are going to need a break! Even though your wedding goes by in the blink of an eye, it’s one LONG day.  Of course Kate Spade has come to the rescue with these Cayman slippers that keep things classy, cute and fun! BONUS: Right now on katespade.com receive a complimentary MRS. cosmetic bag with your full-priced bridal purchases of $300 or more. Girls, grab these and thank me later!

XO. klb

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