From water tables to wine, here’s what we’ve been sipping and splashing!
Love Is Organic
Thomas and I had the chance to go to Loving Cup Vineyard recently, which just happens to be right down the road from his parents’ house. We dropped off the kids and enjoyed a nice hour of tasting wine!
Loving Cup is Virginia’s only certified-organic vineyard and winery
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the wines were great!!
Our favorites were the Loving Cup White 2018 and the Loving Cup Red 2019 – we bought bottles of both.
The views were spectacular, too.
Other Wines I’ve Loved
Water Table Fun
Back at the homestead, Birch was having a blast with his water table.
It was only a matter of time before tons of mulch and rocks joined the pool 😆
Coffee Machine Update
Remember when our coffee maker broke? Here’s the one we bought to replace it!
Our requirements included programmable brewing, automatic, 12 cups, stainless carafe, and a few other small details, so this one fit our needs. The coffee is great!
Other models you guys recommended that we considered (you guys have opinions as strong as I like my coffee!).
- Moccamaster (the crowd favorite!!)
- Cafe Smart (we almost bought this one)
- Chemex (too basic for us, but I believe you guys that it brews an incredible cup!)
- Jura (omg so expensive!)
We like that our Breville matches the electric kettle. So far so good!
Speaking of liquids, I’m back on a smoothie kick!
Daily Harvest plus a little vanilla protein and whole milk is my ideal blend!
Hot Yoga is Also Back
Of course now that it’s super hot outside, I chose to go back. But it’s one of the biggest things I missed all winter during the pandemic! I did a 90-minute power flow and didn’t miss a beat. Love!!
Summer berries are back too!!
And kale chips!
When the seasons change, so do the taste buds.
Dinners That Rocked >>
Blue Apron has been keeping our menu rockin’ and meals rotating through creative combos that I would never think to plan. Loved all of these dinners.
This Blue Apron Pork + Rice Bowl
Hot Honey Chicken with Panzanella
Pork with Dijon Sauce and Roasted Veg
THE BEST with that sauce!
Dinner at the In-Laws’
Lamb burgers, salad, and corn on the cob!
That’s a wrap!