Friday, October 18, 2013

October - so far...

Life has once again gotten filled up with so many things that I have not had a chance to sit down and blog in a while.  So in a few pictures, here is our month so far!

~a talking toddler with an increasing affinity for the camera~

he managed to get himself into these positions makes for a lot of laughs in our house. =)

~a weekend in San Diego at the historic Hotel Del Coronado~

(I did not edit this photo at all - it really was that pretty)

~a super smiley baby girl~

you can tell that Southern California cannot make up its mind about whether to be warm or cold =)

~and kind of most importantly, a new Etsy shop and jewelry line!~

After much thought, prayer, and counsel, I have opened a new Etsy shop with a different focus than my current one.  I was finding myself trying to be like a lot of other designers who were/are successful and was losing my vision and personality in that desire to imitate the good practices I saw other people doing.  Sense and Sensibility is not closing, I will still be blogging here, but I will be focusing my designing energy on this new endeavor.  And check back here for new products, holiday specials, and other deals that will be coming up as we launch this new shop!

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wine Wednesday :: 2009 Dierberg Chardonnay

It has been a while since I have done a Wine Wednesday post but this week the hubby and I needed a bottle of wine (it was a long day) and decided to open this one.  So I thought I would share it with you.

What wine is it: 
2009 Dierberg Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
What I ate with it: 
cod (or any mild white fish) steamed with butter, lemon, and garlic and a side of grilled eggplant
How much is it: 
starting at $22
Where to shop for it: 
Wine Exchange (for the 2010 vintage) Wine Searcher (for the 2009 vintage)

Point of clarification: the bottle I drank this past week was the 2009 vintage.  That is what we had in the house.  You can still get the 2009 vintage but may have to do a little hunting.  My favorite wine shop is out of it and only carries the 2010 now.  I did include the link above for Wine Searcher's 2009 vintage results. 

Whatever you can get, get it.  It is really good.  The nose was crisp, slightly apple-y, and mild sweetness.  Sipping was an even more pleasant experience.  It was not too acidic and drank well by itself but also paired with the cod very well.  It highlighted the sweetness of the fish and compensated with the light fruity-ness that was left.  

It would be perfect for a girl's night in, after a long day with the kids, or even to have in the house for those up-coming holiday events!

Find a bottle and enjoy!  Have a beautiful day!
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