Skip to main content

Washington Wine Month

So what is a girl to do when its 8:00 am she's awake, and the kids are asleep including the friend sleeping over? Coffee first but next? Blog of course. Its not every day you have uninterrupted time to yourself to just Blog.

Summer is almost over and I feel like it just began. Here in Spokane its been 90+ degrees for several weeks now and its starting to get unbearable. My beautiful hanging baskets are dying from the heat, so extra water is a must. You can see in the picture below the hanging basket on top is dying and the basket on the bottom is still doing well. But in my garden its flourishing. I have tons of tomatoes with lots of varieties like Heirloom, cherry tomatoes (sweet olive), grape tomatoes, can you tell I LOVE tomatoes? Then I have zucchini, cucumbers, had Lettuce, Pumpkins, Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Basil, Cilantro, Red onions, and Strawberries. Its definitely enough to add fresh toppings to a salad or home made salsa or Pico de gallo. I've already made home made pesto and it was AMAZING! And seriously the most amazing part of my garden is that 90% of it is from organic seed. Yup that's right I'm super mom, NOT. I just happen to work with a wonderful lady, Karen, who does all sorts of amazing things like make home made cheeses, and has an amazing garden. She convinced me that organic was the way to go so we went online to http://www.johnnyseeds.com/ and we ordered. I was nervous because when I was finally able to plant them in my garden they were sooooo small and fragile. But once our summer heat set in my garden was on fire. I've already had cumbers and large red tomatoes, now I'm just waiting for the smaller tomatoes to turn red. I feel like I should take a pic and show you, so I will. I'm pretty proud of this above ground garden that my husband built me last mothers day. He knows I love to garden and so he found a space in our backyard and surprised me.



Washington Wine Month
So August is Washignton Wine Month. I absolutely LOVE wine and the fact that it has its own month is Awesome!!! #WashingtonWineMonth. If you have never been to Washington to try our wines or purchased from your local stores then you are missing out. One of my most favorite wineries is in Wall Walla, Washington called Waterbrook Winery. They have amazing wine, their winery is beautiful beyond words.




#DrinkofTheWeek - For this drink of the week I am going to choose one of my favorite white wines in honor of #WashingtonWineMonth. Waterbrook's 2012 Reserve Chardonnay is delicious and refreshing on a hot summers night. Rated top 100 by Wine Spectator its sure to please your pallet.

#ListerineFootSoak

Last but not least - It seems that all the rage is on Listerine, Vinegar, and hot water for your feet. It's all over Facebook and Pinterest so I had to put this to the test to see if it really works. So I decided to do it on the cheap you know, in case it didn't work. I went to the dollar store and picked up some blue Listerine, a gallon of white vinegar, and I added some Epsom Salt for good measure. I figured it couldn't hurt, right? So I finished reading my book and soaked my feet in the tub of ingredients. They say use 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of Listerine, and 1/4 cup of vinegar, but I don't know about you and your feet but that was simply not enough for me. I mean my feet aren't huge or anything, I'm a size 7 but I like a good soak so I used the whole bottle of Listerine 24oz and equal parts vinegar, water. My feet did appear to be softer but I guess my feet are not bad enough to have layers of skin falling off as people claim. However they are really soft but the cracks on the heel of my foot are still there. I decided to go one step further and put lots of Lubriderm lotion on my feet and put on socks before bed to hold in the moisture. My conclusion is this - My feet are soft and if that's what they intended these crazy ingredients to do then they worked. I also think Listerine is going to see a rise in sales and if this idea was created by someone in their marketing dept to drive sales then they are marketing geniuses.

I will now leave you with something funny, enjoy!

 

Thanks for reading my first Blog. I hope you enjoyed and keep coming back for more....

Yours Truly,
Rachelle 

(pictured below Left my best friend and me)


Popular posts from this blog

How did you know your child had diabetes? Know The Symptoms (It Could Save a Life)

How did you know your child had Type 1 diabetes? Parents of children with diabetes will hear this question asked a million times. And each time you tell your story the story gets shorter and shorter. You begin to leave out details. Details that may one day save another child's life. I wrote this for a couple of reasons. The first reason was to document the details and help other families who are searching for answers to unexplained symptoms. The second reason was to really get my emotions off my chest, and reflect.

December 30, 2016 is a day I will never forget.  This date will now be forever know to us as Carter's "dia-versary."This was the day my seven year old son Carter was diagnosed with Type one Diabetes. I still tear up when I say or even write those words... my son was diagnosed with T1D. It all kind of happened so fast really. It was Christmas break 2016 and the kids were home for a couple of weeks. Things were normal as usual, stress right before a holiday,…

Why I Love Living In Liberty Lake, WA

Lots of people can tell you they love their neighborhood. But can they tell you why and convince you to move there? I don't think many folks can do that, unless you live in Liberty Lake, WA. I've lived in Washington my entire life and I've never quite found a city like Liberty Lake.  




I LOVE living in Liberty Lake, WA. We have everything we need within a short distance including: The Home Depot, Walgreens, Albertsons, Starbucks, post office, library, Liberty Lake Athletic Club, churches, our own winery (www.libertylakewinecellars.com), multiple parks, playgrounds, walking tails and restaurants (The Cork House & Hay Jay's are two personal favorites). We even have our own newspaper The Liberty Lake Splash to keep us up to date on all the events in our area. And to top it all off Liberty Lake was voted the 8th safest city in WA www.safewise.com/blog/50-safest-cities-washington . Here are just a few of the community events that make Liberty Lake special for me and my fa…

Albertsons Monopoly Game 2015 RARE Pieces

LET'S MAKE A DEAL $100,000 Cash or 2015 Tesla*




I have rare piece #122 and need to work out a deal with whoever has #117. Do you have 117C Albertsons Monopoly game piece? If so, lets make a deal.$100,000 Cash or 2015 Tesla that will be awarded as a check for $100,000 so if you want to split it, let's talk.