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DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette Shirts

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Crafts, Travel |

DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette Shirts

I mentioned before we went to Disneyland a couple weeks ago that I’d tell you more about how our DIY Disneyland Bleach Silhouette shirts came out.  So I’ll make good and tell you that they came out pretty great, with one exception.  In all, I ended up making 7 shirts, 4 of which came out wearable after trials and tests that weren’t meant to be tests.  Let me tell you, this was definitely part pinwin and part pinstrosity!

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2 Days until Disneyland!

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Crafts, Travel |

2 Days until Disneyland!

For a 34 year old woman, some would say I’m far too excited to be going to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with two other 34 year old women – and no kids.  The three of us are varying levels of Disney fans, and the fact is that none of us have been to Disneyland in years.  We have also never been there during the Halloween season with the ride overlays and fall decor.  To boot, I’ve never even been to California Adventure.  So we’re doing this.  IN 2 FREAKIN’ DAYS!

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DIY Disneyland Water Bottles

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Crafts, Travel | 1 comment

DIY Disneyland Water Bottles

I mentioned earlier this week my obsession lately with Disney themed crafts for my upcoming trip to Disneyland to enjoy their fall festivities for the first time and share in the 60th Diamond Celebration fun.  Since my travel partners are two of my best friends, Rachel & Lorenza, and no children, I’ve been looking for some crafts that don’t involve countdowns, reveals, or stuff that’s obviously for kids.  We had discussions on what kinds of things we’d need for the trip and what kinds of things we wanted to embellish ourselves.  One of the things we decided we wanted to make unique were water bottles.

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RFID Blocking Sleeves Review

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Reviews, Travel |

RFID Blocking Sleeves Review

Anyone who is even a little tech savvy knows that RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification.  That’s how some hotel key cards work and that handy tap & pay feature on your debit or credit card works.  So of course, that’s how savvy identity thieves are thieving.  Fortunately, here’s my review of these handy RFID blocking sleeves.

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My #PetalumaMade Photos

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Photography, Travel | 2 comments

My #PetalumaMade Photos

[singlepic id=525 w= h= float=right]Thanks again to all the sponsors of our #PetalumaMade Blogger excursion in the Petaluma Gap region of Sonoma wine country.  And huge thanks to Kristi Trimmer and Cecilia Enriquez for putting the whole fiasco together!  Without further ado, I’ll share my pictures.  Reviews and thoughts of each winery will be forthcoming on Food Askew!

What do you think?  Please leave feedback as I’m always trying to improve!

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Wine Production in the Petaluma Gap

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Rambles, Travel | 4 comments

Wine Production in the Petaluma Gap

A Riesling Blend from Azari VineyardsGrowing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’d heard of Petaluma and knew it was roughly north of me, but I never had any reason to go.  In fact, before last Monday, the only time I’d ever even stopped in Petaluma was while riding a Greyhound Bus to & from Humboldt State University!  But thanks to Kristi Trimmer and a whole slew of great sponsors, I was introduced to a variety of wines from the Petaluma Gap region that I never knew existed!

For the disclosure record, our wine tastings and one night of my hotel stay was complimentary, but of course all opinions are honestly my own!

For those out-of-towners, the Petaluma Gap region is in Sonoma County, west of Napa.  I knew good wines came from Sonoma, but because the Petaluma Gap is not it’s own AVA (American Viticultural Area), all wines made there are labeled Sonoma or Sonoma Coast.  They’re in the process of applying to be their own AVA, and I do hope they’re granted this status as their wines I found were much different than many of the other Sonoma wines I’ve had.

I’ll go into more detail about the Hotel Petaluma and the individual wineries we visited on our #PetalumaMade blogger tour, but the purpose here is really just to thank Kristi for including me, thank the sponsors up front for their welcoming hospitality and sharing their enthusiasm for Petaluma Gap wines with us, and thank the other lovely ladies that came along for the ride with some link love!

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