3/23: National Puppy Day

Me leaving National Puppy Day like….

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If you didn’t get a chance, check out our blog post from Puppy Bowl Sunday! I built an exciting Puppy Chow Bar and talk about Adopting and not shopping!

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$2.99 Easter Brunch E-Book Now Available!

 

I am so excited to share with you Sip Sip Hooray Presents Easter Brunch by me, Katie Leverett!  In this $2.99 E-Book you will get party tips & tricks, multiple invitation wording options, decor tips & product options and a full menu including downloadable recipe cards!  Don’t miss making your Easter Brunch amazing, download your copy today by clicking here!

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03/21: National Common Courtesy Day With A Wine Crush Wednesday Twist

Wine CourtesyToday is National Common Courtesy Day, so take an extra minuet to hold the door for someone and don’t honk your horn at that annoying person who isn’t merging correctly!  The wine world has some of the weirdest rules, but I have complied some of the top 5 Common Courtesy’s when it comes to drinking wine.  Be sure to download this free printable and remember your manners tonight when you are celebrating Wine Crush Wednesday.

Click here for your free download of the Wine Courtesy tips

 

 

3/20: Happy Spring Equinox Day!

See ya winter!  Today is the first day of spring and I am so thrilled for this brutal winter to be rotating on to the next hemisphere!  If you are on Eastern time, this occurs exactly at 12:15 today when the sun is directly in line with the equator and we will see an equal of amount of sunshine and nigh time.   So mix up a batch of these Peach Basil Moscow Mules, soak up that extra sunshine on your porch and ring in the first day of spring!

Be sure to download this free printable recipe for a Peach Basil Moscow Mule.

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Oops! Party Planning Checklist Now Working!

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Hey guys!  Big apologies for the confusion with the party planning check list! I’ve updated the link and the document is now available for downloading!

Planning a party can be overwhelming!  There is soooo much to do, order décor, make food, ice drinks, clean the house… the list goes on and on!  I have found that if I plan in advance, my stress level significantly decreases!  I have created a super easy to follow party planning checklist for you…. and it’s FREE!!!!!  Simply click the link and it will direct you to the Party Prep Check List.

Hope you guys enjoy and sorry for the confusion!

03/14 Wine Crush Wed: Napa Valley Wine Train

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As many of you know, I was lucky enough to pop over to Napa for an awesome trip filled with wine, wine and a little bit more wine.  One of the highlights of the trip was getting to take a full day excursion on the historic <a href="http://Wine Accessbanner“>Napa Valley Wine Train.  Wow, I have to say, I was totally blown away by this fun, educational and relaxing experience.

The historic train takes of from downtown Napa and is an easy walk from many of the downtown hotels.  Upon arrival, you check into a train depot, then board for your specific tour.  We selected the Quattro Vino Legacy Tour which included a four course meal and guided tours at 3 well know wineries in the valley.  Upon boarding the historic train you are greeted with a bubbly tasting of champagne and seated in a comfy velvet booth with beautiful marble features and shiny brass fixtures.

As the train slowly and smoothly departed the station, we were served our first course as we started the journey to the first winery.  The train takes a slow and steady pace so you get sweeping views of the countryside making the journey just completely breath taking.  There were two attentive servers that serviced the cart, and they were on top of each request, and the train offers an excellent wine menu to help keep you hydrated during your journey!

The pace of the day is absolutely perfect and includes lots of yummy food with guided winery tours tucked in between.  We loved how the winery guides greeted you right as you exited the train and each were highly educated about the history and details behind the wines you are tasting.  The tours were just long enough and each allowed for extra time to walk around on your own prior to boarding the train for the next stop!

As I’m sure you can tell, I would highly recommend The Napa Valley Wine Train to anyone headed to the Napa Valley.  The romantic atmosphere and gourmet meals combined with the interesting guided wine tours tops a van tour any day!  Next time you are in Napa checkout The Wine Train and let them know Sip Sip Hooray sent ya!

If I have got you wanting to head to Napa right now, head on over to our partner, Wine Access and order up some authentic Napa Valley Wine that will at least take your taste buds to the valley right from your own home!

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Mon 3/12: Flower pots aren’t just for flowers

Now that we are recovering from that horrid time change, spring is in the air!  Time to get outside and freshen up those flower pots with the latest trends….unfortunately I am basically a flower murder!  I get busy, I forget to water, then next thing I know my $40 pot of flowers is as dry as the dessert, brown, brittle and broken!  One trick I like to do is make fun creations for my front porch that rotate with different holidays.

For a St. Patrick’s Day themed front porch I headed to my favorite store… The Dollar Tree!  For $7 a planter I was able to turn a basic empty flower pot into a fun whimsical celebration.  Hope you try it out also!

  • Flower arranging base
  • A large green flower pinwheel
  • 3 small yellow tulip pinwheels (which I am also going to use for Easter)
  • 1 package of green pre-curled bows (3 were in a pack)
  • 1 package of mini tissue paper puffs (6 come on the line, but I trimmed to just 3)