Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Interview With JZ (My Husband, Not The Rapper)

So  I had to join the bandwagon of interviewing my husband.  I was loving all of the husband's responses I was reading on other blogs and wanted to see what my hubby would say if I asked him these questions.

Hope you enjoy his responses as much as I did!

Me: What is the name of my blog?

JZ:  Kids and Cabernet

Me: What do I typically write about?

JZ:  Wine, home decorations, what you wanna buy on Etsy or whatever the heck that website is called and Pinterest

Me: What’s a popular fashion item for women right now?

JZ: A popular fashion item for women... hmm.. I know this one... flats???

Me: What’s the best place to shop for women?

JZ: Victoria's Secret

Me: What do you know about Pinterest?

JZ:  People put things on there if you like it you pin it like recipes, pictures, whatever

Me: What’s a Hunter wellie?

JZ:  I have no clue

Me: What does OOTD stand for?

JZ:  Out On The Dock?  Out Of The Dark?

(I didn't even tell him what that stood for because he would've thought it was ridiculous haha men will never understand)

Me: What is our favorite thing to do together?

JZ:  ( Pauses, smirks and says something)
Me:  I'm not typing that!
JZ:  Ok fine, watch Parenthood

Me: Am I good about staying on budget?

JZ:  We're not really budget people, but I guess you do

Me: What’s the Pantone color of the year for 2014?
JZ:  Purple?
Me:  It's radiant orchid
JZ:  Huh?

Me: What do women keep in their purse?
JZ:  One thing or a bunch?
Me:  A bunch
JZ:  Makeup, wallet, gum, makeup bags, maxi pads

Me: What do I do when I’m home alone?
JZ:  Heh, watch TV and drink wine

Me: And what do you do when you’re home alone?
JZ:  It depends, take a nap I guess

Me: What’s my favorite accessory?
JZ:  I don't know, your purse??

Me: What’s an acceptable amount to spend on a makeup item?
JZ:  Psh, In my opinion
Me:  Yeah!
JZ:  $20
(actually not too shabby, I'll have to remember that ;))

Me: What jewelry do I wear every day?
JZ:  earrings, wedding ring and J&A necklace

Me: What is your favorite trait about me, not physical?
JZ:  What's a trait?  Hmm.... (long pause)  the way you take care of the kids

Me: What’s my favorite TV show?
JZ:  Like that's on right now?
Me:  What comes to mind when I say my favorite TV show?
JZ:  Friends

Me: Any thing else you’d like to say?
JZ:  Like what?

I must say, he knew the answer to a lot of the questions (weirdly) and it was fun to sit down and ask him these questions.  I was smiling and laughing most of the time, and I think he liked that he was being "interviewed" for my blog haha.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend In Review

This weekend was pretty relaxing.  Not too many plans happened, on Friday we started building the new playset we got for the kids and when I say we, I mean my husband haha.  It's coming along awesome and it should be finished today (yay!)

Saturday my dad his wife, my step brother and half sister came over.  My half sister is 6 so E always gets excited when she comes along because they play the whole time.  They spent the day playing and watching Frozen.  J brought out his lightsabers and all of his Star Wars toys and played with my dad and step brother and did the manly bonding thing ;)

Yesterday it POURED here the whole day.  It was crazy rain!  My sister-in-law and brother-in-law came over and we had some wine that I will have to review for you all, it was delicious!  Candy Land was also played with E and it's so cute to see her get excited about winning the game.  She'd throw her hands up in the air when she would be ahead of her dad and uncle.

That was our weekend.  Nothing too exciting, but it was spent with family and sometimes that's better than any plans you can have.

Oh and for fun -- this is what happens when you're aunt who's inexperienced with diapers changes a diaper:

This my kid-less friends is a backwards diaper ;)

Have an awesome Monday!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Five On Friday!

Happy Friday!  Another week has flown by, which I'm not complaining about :)  I'm linking up for Five on Friday this week (as usual) to share what caught my eye this week.  Here we go!

one: I'm dying to make this Shrimp Avocado Salsa.  I think this salsa, some chips, and a big margarita sound pretty amazing!

two:  Victoria's Secret is having sale - up to 60% off of their clearance.  Of course I couldn't help myself and did some damage.  I got this bathing suit.... now let's hope that flat stomach comes with it!

three:  I took this picture of J yesterday and I'm in love with it!  He's just such a cutie and melts my heart!

Don't mind the ice cream stains on his onesie ;)

four: I'm loving how happy this office is!  What an awesome work space!

five:  A good reminder

Have a great weekend!

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*also linking up with High Five for Friday , Friday FavoritesRebecca and Casey 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wino Wednesday| California 37 Cabernet Sauvignon

My husband picks out most of my wine - although he doesn't drink it - and crazy enough he always does a good job and picks out some pretty awesome wines!  The label of this wine caught his attention and as he read the description, he knew it was something I'd like to try. While reading the label he saw that the makers of the wine were from the rock band Train.  Actually, the name of their red wine  is called Drops of Jupiter which I thought was pretty cool, that was one of my favorite songs back in the day.

California 37 was a pretty good wine for the price ($15).  It was easy to drink and had a certain sweetness to it.  I paired it with dinner which was a roasted chicken, sauteed kale with onions and diced tomatoes and garlic rice pilaf (if you haven't made this rice yet, you need to - it's so delicious).  I like a wine with a deep red color and this one sure had the color factor.  Here are the wine maker's notes:

While on the Save Me San Francisco Wine Company's website,  I learned that part of the proceeds from their wine Train donates Family House, a nonprofit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children. If that's not a reason to drink some vino, what is?!

The adorable Jessie from Jessie's Design and I decided to join forces this Wino Wednesday, so hop on over to her blog to see what wine she's digging this week! 

....And if you're still thirsty and like prosecco Jillan at Cornflake Dreams is featuring a yummy one on her blog today!

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Grass IS Greener On The Other Side

Last week we were able to finally cross our landscaping off of our to do list after living here three years.  We have attempted to do it ourselves in the past, but don't know enough about plants to put the landscaping plans together and have it look good. With our front yard looking drabby for so long, we decided to hire someone to do the landscaping so that it could be done right.


Hideous huh?!  I'm surprised we didn't get a notice from our association!

We were so excited for the landscapers to come and transform our front yard from drab to fab!!

J was also excited to play with the mound of dirt that was delivered #boyswillbeboys

Our front lawn after:

I don't know if these pictures do it justice but it really is such a transformation!  I love driving up to the house and seeing prettiness!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

ABC's of Me....

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was a pretty relaxed one.  The extent of fun was probably the food.  Saturday night we had sushi and yesterday my sister and I hung out.  We talked, watched some TV and ate take out Mexican food - pretty awesome in my book!

I've been seeing a few blogging girls do the  ABC's of me and thought it would be fun to do.  It reminds me of doing those surveys via email with my friends, fun times!

A- AGE: 29... Take your time to get here 30

B - BIRTHDAY: May 14
C - COLOR: Seafoam green and lately gold too!
D - DRINK: La Croix sparkeling water
E - EYES: Dark brown
F - FLASHBACK: Before kids when it was just the two of us.... ahhhh the carefree days!

G - GENT: My hubby!!!
H - HOBBY: Blogging, traveling, shopping and pinning - that's a hobby right?!

J - JOB: Full time mama
K - KIDDOS: Yes the two crazy and cute ones you hear about all of the time
L - LOVE: My family, friends

M - MUSIC: Salsa, country, pop (JT!!) are my faves
N - NICKNAME: I don't really have one...sometimes people call me Manda
O - ONE WISH: That my kids and family remain happy and HEALTHY
P - PETS: Reesee our cat, we've had her for almost 11 years.  If you recall, a while back we got a puppy Jake.  That unfortunately was short lived, a puppy and 1 year old (at the time) was a recipe for disaster. Too much chaos and potty training for me.  We'll revisit the dog situation when the kids get bigger.  Our good friends now have cutie pie Jake, so we can visit him whenever we'd like, although we still miss the little guy.

Q - QUOTE: "Treat others as you would like to be treated"  -- simple, but powerful quote.  Something that people should apply to their everyday lives.
R - RESIDENCE: Sunny & extremely hot,  FL
S - SIBLINGS: My sister Laurie and half sister Alexa
T - TEMPERATURE: A sunny 75 degrees

U - UNIVERSITY: Community college for me
V - VEHICLE: Honda Odyssey ... BORING!!
W - WORST HABIT:  Looking at my phone too much
X - XRAYS:  My knee
Y - YUCK: Roaches, so disgusting!
Z - ZOO ANIMAL: This is a hard one,  I love all of the cute animals, but I think the giraffes are my favorite!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Five On Friday!

Happy almost weekend to you all.  This week has flown by for us and as an added plus the weather has been absolutely gorgeous.  We've had an exciting week because we knocked one thing that's been on our to do list for a long time - our landscaping!  I'll show you pictures next week, but it came out fabulous and it's so nice to drive up to our home and see it looking so pretty.

As usual I'm linking with the fun Five on Friday girls...

one:  Peonies will be in season soon and I can't wait to go to Whole Foods and get my hands on some.  They are my favorite flower!  I love how delicate they look, they are absolutely gorgeous!

two:  I saw this letter wall on Pinterest the other day and thought it was so gorgeous and looks like it would be easy to do!  

three:  Cable: During our landscaping the landscapers cut our cable line and we were out of cable, phone and internet.. ay yay ay it was not fun.  Thank goodness for the DVR... until that stopped working and the fear of no Bubble Guppies set in!  It's finally fixed, and life is back to normal, but it's crazy how much we rely cable!

four: This chickpea and kale salad sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it

five:  This quote:

Have a great weekend!

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*also linking up with High Five for Friday , Friday FavoritesRebecca and Casey