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{wine tasting} party & printables

Ok, I don't even know how this much time has flown since I sat down to write to you all, but finally I'm here!  
Last weekend I had a little gathering of all my closest friends for our monthly book club meeting and the party was at my home.  The book I chose was actually a book that my Dad had given me this past Christmas, The Billionaire's Vinegar, by Benjamin Wallace. And being that we are a group of girls definitely into wine, I thought this would be a fun night to have a wine tasting party!

“Splendid...A delicious mystery that winds through musty European cellars, Jefferson-era France and Monticello, engravers' shops, a nuclear physics lab, rival auction houses and legendary multi-day tastings conducted by the shadowy German who had discovered the Jefferson collection...Ripe for Hollywood.”

—USA Today

 Ok, I have to confess one thing....I was a little frantic that I would have everything done in time for the girls' arrival, so my pictures I think suffered and you'll have to enjoy the few I even took.  Sorry about that.  
But, since I enjoy putting a smile on your faces, I'm going to link you up with the {FREE} printable banner!  Hope you like it.  I'm also adding a bonus: cheese tags (serve these cheeses with a sweet desert wine like Saunternes *yum*)

Well, gotta run!  I'm so exciting to be helping a friend of mine's daughter with thank you personalized tags for her colleagues!  Come back and visit soon and I'll post the results!

From Emme & Me, Kristy D

linked with Fingerprints on the Fridge

{Under Construction}

I just wanted to send out a little word letting you know that my blog will slowly but surely be getting a transformation and new look, so {PLEASE} bear with me through all the mess!

and on another note....

I am so excited that Emme & Me has just passed their 100th download of the {FREE} Rubber Ducky Party Printables! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I'm feeling the love!!

{Temecula} Wine Country

Hi my friends! Just wanted to stop in and share with you a couple pictures of my last weekend with my girlfriends! We celebrated three of our closest friends 40th birthdays and had such a fun time. The weather was perfect here in Sunny Southern California for a day of wine tasting.

We visited several wineries, but by far my favorite of them all is Doffo! They are a boutique style winery, owned and operated by a sweet and engaging family.  The son, Damian, is an extremely knowledgable and personable host.  I even signed up as a wine club member.   Each and every wine was better than the first and by far my favorite was their Tiarelli '06.

(picture credit: Doffo Winery)

The scenery was amazing!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Until next time,

Just {Be}

It's Finally Friday!  Since I am so thankful that the weekend has finally come and just getting over the hustle and bustle of the celebrations at my house for the 4th of July, I thought I would take a moment and be thankful for my family & friends!  Sometimes I am so busy trying to make a lasting memory in my children's lives, a tradition that they will be able to talk to their children about, that I forget to stop and just be.  So, taking a breath, I'm going to just be. Taking a breath and just be thankful.  

I'm hoping you can have a moment this weekend to just be.  Sometimes it's in those moments that we find ourselves!