Night out in Nashville

#Nashville with my hubby…the dry part of the night before heading to #nashvegas and #broadway (at The Row Kitchen & Pub)

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Mini Vacation to Westport, CT

Mini Westport Vacation

{Dinner with Uncle Rick, the views, cocktails, studious photos with your husband, Hemingway swimming in the sound, private beaches and adirondack chairs}

 

Pass the Wine! Our Napa Valley Honeymoon

Honeymoon-Part 1

After our amazing and beautiful DIY wedding at the end of September, we flew away from the east coast over to the lovely west coast.  My first time going past the state of Oklahoma, my husbands second time to the west coast.  We decided that we had wanted to take a trip to a place we could keep busy and explore..more importantly, drink some wine.  We decided on Napa Valley and San Francisco.  We flew into San Fran, got into our convertible mustang rental car and drove up the coast to Napa Valley.

Napa is known for it’s lovely weather and delicious wine.  For some odd reason, the 3 days that we were in Napa, it was 100 degrees and not the typical mid 70 degrees its supposed to be.  Oh well, we enjoyed it with our top down in the “stang.”

We checked into our hotel, Hotel Avia, drove to the closest Winery and did our first tasting at Domaine Carneros.  They make Premium Sparkling Wine, but really its Champagne (which is my absolute favorite thing in the entire world) but they aren’t allowed to call it champagne because you can only make that in France…weird concept to me.  Such a beautiful view from this place, as you can see in the pics above.  I would recommend to just go do some tastings on their amazingly large porch area and enjoy the views if you really aren’t truly passionate about champagne.  But if you are passionate about it, the tasting inside was educational and worthwhile.

After the champagne, we headed back to the hotel to take a nap before dinner and we didn’t wake up for 13 hours…must have been tired from the wedding and champagne…hmm.  So the next day, we had a reservation for a tour at Truchard Winery.  By far, our favorite winery in Napa.  It’s a small place that is quickly growing.  The store their wines in caves that they built underneath of the vines.  Delicious wine and wonderful people!  Nothing like eating a grape fresh off the wine.

Later that day we went to a couple other places, Gundlach Bundshu and some random dutch mans trailer, and the last stop was Del Dotto Vineyard.  A $50 tasting, per person.  Completely worth it for the amount of pours that they give you and the meats and cheeses you get at the end.  Probably just to sober you up so you can drive home…ha.

I have to say that driving around in California (especially through Napa and Sonoma Valley) in a convertible is just so freeing and fabulous.  It certainly turned the relaxation mode on!

Finally, Wednesday, we departed Napa, drove through Sonoma and headed back down the coast and headed for the Golden Gate Bridge Park..

….to be continued 🙂

My first post- Welcome Reba!

Phew!  Here I am. Finally.  I have been wanting to capture and write about my life, my stories, my many adventures and about my family and friends for months now.  At first I had had this whole idea of writing about Fashion (which I am not an expert at-just love it), but I think I am going to explore and write about what inspires me.  Seems to me that everyday is passing by quicker and quicker and I need to document all of these memories.  This blog is more for me than anyone else, but whoever enjoys reading this, thank you!

I’m a DIY kind of person.  I love to create, make and capture.  I am a home-body, I will never move away.  I just got married 4 weeks ago yesterday to my handsome husband Russell.  We live in a house where we could possibly be housesitting for up to 3 years.  My best friend is pregnant and due in 7 weeks, my maid of honor is also pregnant and due around Easter.  I couldn’t be a luckier gal to have my two best girls being prego and creating 2 new lives!  What an experience.  Me on the other hand….I will not be having a baby for a couple of years….no time for that yet!

You may see posts of Fashion I adore (thanks to Pinterest), my wedding, baby showers, family dinners, me learning photography on the digital camera my husband got me as wedding present, my pets, maybe some of me exploring fashion on my own and in a couple of years when we buy a house of our own, you can watch my home makeovers (I was an Interior Design major in college) and that is my true passion-hence loving to be creative.

Now-I am easing into this, I am not a writer or a blogger, so bare with me.  I hope my writing gets better with time 🙂

Cheers!

Reba