• 2017
  • Kiawah Island

    Another perk of living down south is getting Good Friday off! My mom came down to visit and we decided to take a day trip to Kiawah and Charleston. Ari and I had been itching to go for awhile now, so this seemed like the perfect weekend getaway.

    We left bright and early and made it to Kiawah around 9. WOW is all I can say. The drive to the Island was absolutely stunning, and the beach was perfect. It was very quiet and there were hardly any people, which made it extra relaxing. The sand was very soft and the damp sand felt like you were walking on corn starch! After we started to get a little crispy, we drove to the ocean course, since Ari had raved about how beautiful the course was. And on our way back off the island we spotted some gators!

    I have already decided that I want to make numerous trips back to Kiawah this summer!

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    Can you see the Alligator?!?

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    Stay tuned for my Charleston post!

    XO

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  • 2017
  • Easter Traditions: Egg fighting

    Happy Easter everyone!

    What are your Easter traditions?! I grew up dying Easter eggs, having egg hunts and eating lots and lots of chocolate bunnies. 🙂 And we had egg fights!

    Here are the rules:
    1.Everyone selects a hard boiled egg (dyed of course!)
    2. Two players ‘fight’ each other
    3. One person grasps the egg tightly in their hand (revealing only the tip) while the other knocks their own egg against it
    4. The battle is lost once both ends of the egg are cracked.
    5. The winner moves on to the next round

    When my mom was here, we dyed eggs and got fighting 😉 I swear this is something I will never get to old for!

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    I cannot wait till Ari and I have kiddos of our own, so we can start our own Easter traditions 🙂

    Happy Fighting XO

     

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  • 2017
  • Wine tasting

    ,This weekend Ari and I went wine tasting. I had heard of a neat vineyard close to where we live, and after googling it, I knew we had to check it out. The vineyard had tree houses that you could rent and some of them were so big that they even had bathrooms and showers! The pictures online looked AMAZING and I was able to find a groupon for it 🙂 We were able to get a wine tasting for two and a bottle of wine for only 7$!! I mean who could turn that down!?!

    The drive was about 30 minutes through the country and we got to see tons of horses! When we arrived, we were a little disappointed. The weather had been so warm, we were in the mindset that it was summer. We were quickly reminded that it was only April and the beautiful green vineyards, I had envisioned were at least a couple of weeks(or months) away. But on the bright side there was still wine tasting!

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    We really enjoyed our trip and will definitely check it out again when the vineyards are in full bloom!

    A couple of years ago, I went to a vineyard/ wine tasting with my mom, aunt, uncle and cousin in Austria. It was a completely different experience. I think my expectations were definitely a little too high because of it. We where in the heart of wine country and despite it being a very gloomy day, the views were incredible.

    Here our some photos of our drive.

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    At the vineyard, we got treated with a delicious lunch and got to sample some of their bottles. (My uncle was purchasing wine for his restaurant, so I know we got the first class treatment 😉 ) After our bellies were full, we got a tour of their wine cellar. The cellar was probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. We were told all about the process of wine making and got to take a look at their oldest/most expensive bottles! They were all moss covered and boy did they look fuzzy! At lunch one of those bottles was opened and YUM!

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    After our grand tour of the wine cellar, we headed out to their vineyard.

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    Looking back on my adventures in Austria, makes me even more excited to show hubby my homeland!

    Happy Sipping XO

     

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