Earlier this week I posted about it being Wine After Whine's 1st Blogiversary. I also promised that later in the week we would do a giveaway to celebrate. Well, sip sip hooray, it's later in the week! To thank you all for being here and sticking around for the past year, I have a Dan Murphy's Egift Card to give away - so you can choose whatever wine (or other boozy treat) that takes your fancy!
September is Organic Awareness Month so I wanted to let you all know about an amazing organic business called My Easy Life. My Easy Life are a bespoke subscription service offering the convenience of chemical free, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton pads and tampons delivered to your door. Their products are all natural, so they biodegrade within 5 years, and are free from the chemicals found in commercial sanitary products - better for you, better for our Earth. My Easy Life packaging is made from recycled materials with minimal plastic used. Their subscriptions are completely customisable, so you can tailor a package to your needs and subscribe for as little as $9 per month. What about shipping? It's included!
My Easy Life also give back to the community by donating 50% of their profits to women in need, working with organisations such as Youth Off The Streets and Share the Dignity.
So if you don't want to be caught out each month with no sanitary supplies and want one less thing to whine about when your period arrives then hop over to My Easy Life and build your ideal subscription today.
Dad's deserve to be spoilt on Father's Day, so this year, why not treat your dad or man in your life to a delicious Soco & Lime Cocktail. Super simple to make just fill a glass with ice, add 30ml of Southern Comfort, 15ml of Lime Cordial and top with Dry Ginger Ale. This refreshing drink will go down like a dream while you're enjoying Father's Day lunch with your nearest & dearest. Available from Dan Murphy's store nationally for $36.95, I'm sure dad won't mind receiving a bottle of Southern Comfort this Father's Day!
If you're dad is a wine lover and you are still stuck for Father's Day gift ideas, you can never go wrong with gifting him a bottle of wine ….. or two! Alternis by McW is a collection of expressive alternate varietals are sourced from around the globe, flourishing in the rich Australian soil to ignite the imagination of our winemakers. There are 5 varieties in this range including:
A delightfully complex yet refreshing wine hailing from Sardinia. Aromas of honeydew melon and lemon excite the senses developing into exotic stone fruit and tangerine flavours that are complemented by bright acid for a minerally finish.
Touriga is native to Portugal but is right at home basking in the Australian sun. Vibrant aromas of morello cherry and violet mingle with a palate of vibrant red fruits creating a juicy wine with tremendous length of flavour.
If you are searching for a practical Father's Day gift for your wine-loving dad, make sure you stop by Hanging Rock Picnics for some gift inspo. They have a great range of BYO Insulated Wine Bags that provide an easy, practical and stylish way to transport your favourite bottle (or bottles) of wine to a BYO restaurant or a friends BBQ. An ideal gift to give on its own, or you can pop a bottle of wine in it! The perfect gift for the man who has everything. Visit www.hangingrockpicnics.com.au to check out their fantastic range of picnicware.
Can you believe that Father's Day is less than a month away? It's time to start thinking about that perfect gift. If your dad is a bit of a bookworm, and likes to relax by pairing a great wine with an equally great read, then maybe you should consider Frank Spencer' s second novel - The Silk Road Wars.
The Silk Road Wars is a historical novel covering the Ming Dynasty from 1830 to 1914 and China’s creation of its formidable army to fight off the many and regular invaders. The Silk Roads created a vast trading empire that made China the wealthiest of nations. This also made China the prize other nations strived to plunder. The book follows Chi, a General who was a master in the art of war, and his father who was a wizard in designing and manufacturing weapons of war.
Click HERE to purchase The Silk Road Wars for your dad this Father's Day.
It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of Winter. Winter brings us so many things to whine about - the cold weather, the high energy bills and ohhh the germs. We spend a great deal of time indoors during the Winter months which means, and here come the mum guilt, my kids spend way more time than I'd like them to on their devices when it starts chilling off. Staring at screens for lengthy periods is not great for their eyes or overall health.
Thankfully, for days where we allow our children more screen time than we should, we can protect them from harmful UV Blue light with Mitochondria safe Blue Blocking Glasses from MitoHQ.
For the green thumb and DIY master of the family, a gift from Power Planter will be sure to get them smiling. The Power Planter attaches to a standard drill and can be used to dig holes for planting or cultivating soil with little effort. Imagine, being able to dig 100 holes in 10 minutes - gardening has never been so easy.
It's literally ground-breaking! Once attached to a regular 18v cordless drill, it turns into a soil digging machine. Wherever you would use a spade, mattock or fork to dig, the Power Planter can do the job 5 times faster and with virtually no effort. So you can get that gardening job completed in less than half the time and be admiring your handiwork with a wine glass in hand much sooner than expected.
Do you miss sleeping on your own pillow when you travel? Do you wake up with a sore neck and feeling less than refreshed? Well here's an awesome way of travelling with your own comfy pillow so that you get a great nights sleep even while you're away from home.
So simple and yet so practical. The SleepKeeper water-resistant travel bag is designed to effortlessly compact a pillow to a third of its original size, providing all weather protection and ensuring your pillow stays clean, dry and very portable. Great for all travellers. Clip it to a backpack or slide it onto luggage. Travelling with a pillow, creates a happier, healthier you!
The Summer holidays are almost over and it's nearly time to get back into the school routine. My two are entering years 4 & 2 this year, how on Earth did that happen? It really did not seem that long ago that my eldest was just starting kindergarten.
If you're also a parent of primary aged kiddies, you may have found the odd note or two in your young ones school bag warning about headlice. I keep my son's hair fairly short so although I have no wishes for him to get lice, I figured if he did - we'd be able to manage. My daughter on the other hand has curly hair and ever since she had started day care (now about to begin year 4) I had been petrified of her ever contracting head lice. She managed to make it through 3 years of day care and 2 and a bit years of primary school with no problems. Then, just before her year 2 school photos I took her to get a hair cut.
Wining and whining my way through life.