Quality chardonnays starting at $7

May 23, 2019 No Comments

Happy International Chardonnay Day! As if I needed an excuse to drink Chardonnay. This particular varietal is kind of special to me because it’s what sparked my fascination with wine during my first tour of Napa Valley wineries back when I was freshly 21 years young. I remember chatting with the guy pouring in the tasting room and I was asking A LOT of questions. He could tell I was genuinely interested so he decided to have me have side-by-side tastings of…

Life update: 10 days post pregnancy termination

January 29, 2019 No Comments

Today I haven’t cried…at all. Not once. That is huge. A couple days ago, I washed, dried and curled my hair, did my make-up, and wore actual jeans rather than leggings with holes in them. That’s big for me because I feel better when I put myself together. So if I look like a disheveled wreck for more than 24 hours, you know it’s a reflection of how I feel inside.  I’m still feeling the effects of my D&C, but I’m finally…

To My Baby Boy I’ll Never Meet

January 22, 2019 4 Comments

Monday, January 7. A day I wish I could erase, but that morning is burned in my brain. Your Daddy had just seen you for the first time and I had finally gotten to see you on an ultrasound machine that wasn’t from the dark ages. We had just fallen even more in love with you being able to see you so clearly on the screen. I kept trying to peak between your legs to see if you were a boy or…

Gender Swaying

September 13, 2018 5 Comments

  Gender Swaying – a term I wasn’t privy to until recently. But as Ryan and I began thinking about having our third and final child, the idea of swaying the gender female was appealing since we were already blessed with two rambunctious boys. I did a little bit of reading about the Shettles method, diets, supplements, etc. I found a lot of the diet and supplement information online to contradict itself– literally opposite advice floating around the Internet. Some women are…

Wrapping-up Summer

August 9, 2018 No Comments

I just thought I’d pop on here to share a little bit about what we’ve been up to this summer! I feel like I just haven’t taken the time to write like I used to; partly because of our house remodel hell we were in for a year, partly because being a mom and having any sort of a social life is time consuming and I’ve put my blog on the backburner! Aloha from Kaanapali We semi recently spent a week in…

Surviving Motherhood with Goldfish Crackers

May 1, 2018 No Comments

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you follow me on instagram, you know Ryan and I recently vacationed in Mexico sans kids with our best friends and we felt like we were young again. To say we were rejuvenated would be an understatement. Between the non-stop chaos of having two boys under five and the stress that is moving and remodeling a house, we were so drained. We spent seven…

How I lost 40 Pounds Without Depriving Myself

April 12, 2018 No Comments

I’ve dropped 40 lbs since this photo to the left was taken last March, so I decided it was a good time to open up about this journey that I didn’t even really set out for. I guess I’ll start by going way back…back to my birth weight. I was born at 9 lbs 8 oz so from my earliest moment, I was not a small human. I was chunk city as a baby – I had rolls for days. I was…

Life’s Gripes and Grapes | And a Unique Wooden Watch

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Anyone who’s married knows marriage isn’t always a cakewalk. I think that’s good though because if it were, there would be no opportunity for growth. Constant cakewalking=stagnant relationship. My goal in my marriage is to always be evolving and growing with Ryan. I have an expectation that I will gradually know him more and more deeply as the days go by and sometimes the fastest way to do that is to experience adversity together — it’s the silver lining to crappy situations….

8 Reasons I Love Being a Boy Mom

January 2, 2018 No Comments

Let me start this off by saying that this post is not a dig at girl moms or to say being a boy mom is better. Nor is this meant to imply that I wouldn’t love a daughter one day, because of course I would. What I’m sharing today is simply all the things I love about having boys. I can shape them into gentlemen This is probably the biggest one in light of all the recent news stories on inappropriate male…

Message to the Judgmental Natural Birth Moms

December 14, 2017 No Comments

Note: This is an old blog post I found in my drafts. I edited it a little bit since my writing style has changed, but my feelings on this topic are the same. Dear random judgmental mom at the grocery store, On a casual shopping trip to Trader Joes, you successfully ruined my day. I’m sure you didn’t mean to, but you did. My 10-month-old Porter was sitting in the shopping cart eating samples, happy as a clam. Just prior to bumping…

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Hi! I’m Bethany and I live in Sacramento, CA with my husband and two little boys. Most of the topics you’ll see on here are about motherhood and wine, but I write about pretty much whatever strikes me as a topic I need to cover! I don't take motherhood too seriously and I like to have fun! Cheers! Read More

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  • Sip sip hooray it’s Friday! This pic was from my trip to Napa, but I can tell you with 💯 certainty I’ll be sipping on this same wine over the weekend. We leave for Tahoe on Sunday and @rombauervineyards Sauvignon Blanc will be coming with me 🤗🍷🙌🏻.
  • Raise your hand if your date nights are getting a little stale doing the same thing over and over 🤪🙋🏻‍♀️. I’m personally getting bored and am ready to mix it up, which is why I was excited to be invited to the Broadway at Music Circus dress rehearsal for The Drowsy Chaperone last night! I was literally cracking up the whole time...the actors are all so talented and you get to see the legendary @brucevilanch live on stage 🤗. The production officially opens tonight! Grab your tickets now Sac peeps...the show only runs until 7/14! #broadwaysacramentoambassadors
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  • In a food and wine coma over here 😂. Had the best weekend in Napa with my best babes. Having these types of breaks is just what we need to keep ourselves sane. Recharging is so key when it comes to being a mom of littles. Grateful to live so close to such a stunning region 🙌🏻 #visitnapavalley
  • Parade, BBQ, swimming and fire works. Loved spending the 4th with my people in our charming neighborhood where the tight knit community is what brings people here 🇺🇸💥. #lovewhereyoulive #ardenpark #fishbowl
  • He’s always down to take photos with me in a vineyard 😍 #keepinghim
  • Still reminiscing my dinner in the vineyard last night by @oakridgewinery! They were gracious enough to have me attend their first annual Wine Maker’s Dinner and let me tell ya, it was a night to remember 🙌🏻. The food/wine pairing was done so perfectly and the food/menu was phenomenal! This winery produces some quality wine, that’s for sure😋. Check out their website to see all the different brands that come from @oakridgewinery in Lodi, CA. Can’t wait to try more! #hosted
  • You better BRIElieve there‘s a cheese board in my weekend plans! Side note, this gorgeous cheese board/lazy susan was only $20 at @homegoods 💁🏻‍♀️
  • It’s not always easy shopping as a 34 year old. So many things I see I think “I would be into this if I was 23” or “of course crop tops come back now that I’ve birthed 2 babies” or “that would be cute if I was 70” 😂😂. So when i find a fabulous romper like this one, I share. I call this my mullet romper. Business in the front, party in the back. Swipe to see 😆🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Love the wine you’re with 👯‍♀️🍷 @haileyheller

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