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Honoring Diverse Winemakers Around the World

The 2021 International Winemakers Summit Honors the Contributions of Diverse Winemakers Around the World A 3-day affair hosted by Marcia Jones of Urban Connoisseurs  in partnership with Uncorked & Cultured, encouraging consumers to  #BuyBlackWine for Black History Month January 25, 2021 - Winemaking is a centuries old profession originating in Old World France and yet, in 2021 little is still known about the rapidly increasing growth of diversity in the industry. With an estimated 80,000 wineries worldwide, the US is 4th in the world in wine production. Often absent from the narrative are the independently run, Black-owned wineries with roots dating back as far as the early 1940’s with John June Lewis, Sr. of Virginia. Serving as a vehicle to further increase awareness of the diversity in the wine industry, Urban Connoisseurs is partnering with Uncorked & Cultured a lifestyle media platform, to host the inaugural 2021 International Winemakers Summit (IWS), a virtual 3-day eve

This Just May Be The Perfect Belt

  Are you looking for the perfect practical gift to give the special man in your life!  Check out the Groove Life belt. This belt was designed to stay in place, comfortably after only being adjusted once.  No more pulling and tugging. No more poor fits and wearing.  This belt is made to last and has a 94 year warranty. Purchase : Check out my video: About   WHAT WE BELIEVE We believe  in building a culture that throws rocks at the status quo and at corporate-minded, impersonal relationships  with our customers and with each other. We believe we can connect with every one of our customers to help them on their journey to greatness. We believe  life is more than money and comfort. Therefore we don’t believe in “cashing out” or “retiring by the lake.” Those thoughts are the enemy.  We believe that  if we put our customers first no matter what, they will in turn help make us successful in our mission. We believe  money is simply a tool to accomplis

Fun and Easy Party Treats for the Big Game

  On February 7 th , millions of Americans will gather to watch the Super Bowl, enjoying some good football, funny commercials, and maybe most importantly – tasty snacks!    To celebrate,  TheSoul Publishing  --  the publisher behind one of the top five YouTube channels, 5-Minute Crafts – has provided some delicious treats to keep the fun going at your Super Bowl party.  Easy Oreo Cake Pops –  Crush a bag of Oreos and combine with cream cheese. Roll into balls and insert a toothpick; then, dip into melted white chocolate and freeze. Yum! (Instructions  here ) Elegant Chocolate Rose Cookies – Combine melted chocolate and flour, and then add to a piping bag. Create small spirals on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and then bake. These elevated cookies will add a touch of glamour to watching football at home! (Instructions  here ) Colorful Popcorn! –  Add oil and popcorn kernels to a deep pot, as if you’re making stovetop popcorn. Then, add a secret ingredient…skittles! As the k

Celebrate Your Love with MarieBelle Chocolates

Giving chocolate is always a stylish gesture, and MarieBelle Chocolates makes it easy and personable with their customized gift option. Offering several ways to make an impression, they can print your design or logo on their sturdy boxes as well as on the ganache’s themselves for a truly memorable gift. I received some delicious samples from MarieBelle of their  beautiful Valentine chocolates.  Each chocolate is so uniquely decorated.  They’re almost too beautiful to eat! 9pc Valentine's Day Ganache Box Valentine's Day Izak Zenou Milk Chocolate Bar $5.00 USD Made in partnership fashion illustrator Izak Zenou, these delicious bars are packaged in 2 different Valentine's Day-themed boxes and are made from the best cacao.  Available in 70% dark chocolate and 38% Milk Chocolate MarieBelle Chocolates make a beautiful personalized gift and are perfect for party and wedding favors as well.  To learn more, visit:

Why DIY Furnace Repair is a Bad Idea

Some people may think that doing their own furnace repairs is a simple way to save money, but in the long run it may not only wind up costing you more money, but can be dangerous too. The smart solutions is to leave major household repairs, such as   furnace repairs to the experts.  Here is why. Warranty Many furnaces come with limited warranties that state they will only be covered if serviced by a licensed professional.  By taking repairs into your own hands, you may be voiding your warranty.  Professionals are able to spot defective parts and mechanical issues that would be covered under warranty, that you may not be able to detect.  This would save you out of pocket costs. Carbon Monoxide Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can kill you.   It’s found in fumes that are produced when you burn  fuel.  Since furnaces burn fuel, they produce carbon monoxide.  CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. If your furnace has a leak, and you don’t

Five Ways to Make the Most of a Sudden Cash Windfall

  Whether someone has bequeathed you a large amount of money in their will, you have won the lottery like the latest one comi ng in under just a billion dollars,   a sizeable tax return has come in or you finally received invoices that you were owed, it can be hard to know what to do with a sudden cash windfall.   It's likely that you are still in shock, with perhaps little idea of how to make the most of this money. Thankfully for you, in this guide, you can learn about five smart ways to spend and make the most of your sudden good fortune.    Buying a House   Buying a house outright is one of the cleverest purchase you can make with a sudden amount of money in your bank account,  especially now as house prices are teetering.  This is because it is an investment that can set you and your family up for life, freeing you from having to pay rent or mortgages and allowing you to own something that grows in value  over time .     Paying Off Debts   If you have any outstanding debts, th

It’s My 10 Year Blogaversary

  Never did I dream, 10 years ago, while writing my very first post, that I’d still be blogging 10 years later. Blogging is a lot of hard work and takes a lot more time than you could ever dream. Some of my posts take hours to write up, and I couldn’t even tell you how many photos I’ve taken over the years. I think the best thing that has come out of blogging is the wonderful people I’ve met, the close friendships I’ve developed and the places I’ve been.  It has also given me the opportunity to discover brands and products that I’ve come to love. I want to thank each and every one of you who visit my site, read my posts, and enter my giveaways.  You all mean so much more to me than you’ll ever know.  So today. I celebrate all of you!  ~đź’• Patty


  “THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN” AND “KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS” TO PREMIERE MARCH 4 ON PARAMOUNT+ “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” Will Also Be Released on Premium Video-On-Demand for a Limited Time The First Six Episodes of Paramount+ Original Series “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” Will Be Available to Stream at Launch Official Trailer   for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” Released Today Official Key Art for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” and “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” Also Available Now   Jan. 28, 2021 – Paramount+, the highly anticipated streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that both THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN and all-new Paramount+ Original Series KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS will premiere on the service on  Thursday, March 4 . THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN will also be released by Paramount Home Entertainment for Premium Video-On-Demand (PVOD) on the same day. The official tra

Great Valentine’s Gifts for Runners

  Throughout the past month I’ve been bringing you different Valentine gift ideas for people in your life.  This time I have some great gift ideas for runners.  I hope you like these choices.  They’d be great to give in a gift basket to your special loved one! Tifosi Sunglasses Sunglasses  make great gifts, not only are they necessary for eye health but they are a must-have accessory! Tifosi Optics' athleisure,  Swank Series sunglasses are the perfect gift for your loved one on Valentine's day. They come in a variety of colors and styles so you can pick out the right pair for your Valentine (or yourself), you can even customize   them! They are reasonably priced, starting at $25.  About the Swank Series: They come in different styles, Swank, Swick, Swank SL, Smoove, Svago, and Swoon. The polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof, and provide 100% UV protection. Eye health is so important! The frames are mad e with Grilamid TR-90, making them durable, lightweight, and comfortable. T