Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bubbly on a Beer Budget? I think so:)

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! So happy that you stopped by and this I hope will be a fun post for you to enjoy......I admit it, I love a little Champagne and not just on New Year's Eve and who isn't on a budget these days, right? So my quest for today's bloggedity blog blog was to answer the question, "Are there any decent Champagnes under $20!!!". GASP........:) Well I found this article on that featured several Champagnes in this price range that have been tasted and highly recommended!! if you haven't shopped yet, or maybe for that next special occasion, like Wow it's a New Episode of The Office Honey, print this post and take it shopping and have some fun......

All of this information was found on! The author is Jay Franz, all remarks about the bubblies are his......I haven't tried any of them yet but plan to:)

From our wonderful French Bubbly makers

Lucien Albrecht, Crémant D'Alsace.
"Brut, NV. Lucien Albrecht is located in Alsace near Colmar. This Crémant is made 100 percent from Pinot Blanc is rich with floral aromas, fruit, and tickling bubbles. Elegant. Price: $20."

Saint-Hilare, Blanquette de Limoux
"Blanc de Blancs, NV. This one will surprise you. The sparkling wine has been made for centuries in a Benedictine Abbey (Saint-Hilare) in the hills of Limoux, a small and interesting appellation south of Carcassonne close to the border with Spain. The Blanc de Blancs is primarily made of Mauzac with Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Apple crisp with a gentle, floral, creamy, and fizzy body. $10. "

Now from the USA

Domaine Ste.-Michelle, Columbia Valley, Washington.
"Brut Classic Cuvèe NV, Blanc de Noir NV, Blanc de Blancs NV. The best thing about Domaine Ste.-Michelle is the sparkling wine mileage one gets from $10-$12. Produced in the Mèthode Champenoise way, Domaine Ste. Michelle's sparklers are consistent, pleasing, and very affordable. Price: $10-$12. "

Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, California.
"Sonoma Brut NV, Blanc de Noirs NV. Gloria Ferrer is part of Catalan's expansive
Freixenet Group. It's got the worldwide clout of the Freixenet family to give
them financial, technological, and distribution advantages. Gloria Ferrer is
located in the Carneros region wedged at the entrance of Napa and Sonoma
valleys. The Sonoma Brut is made from Pinot Noir, 87 percent and Chardonnay, 13
percent. It's a lively treat with pear-apple-citrus brightness, almonds, creamy
toast, and effervescent. The Blanc de Noirs is also a winner, with a touch more
of Pinot Noir than the Brut. The result is a more delicate balance of
strawberries and black cherries with citrus and bouncy bubbles in the creamy
finish. Has a lovely and feminine copper color for a tad of elegance. Price: $20. "

As I mentioned all of these comments were provided by Jay Franz and are his recommendations.......Let me know if you have tried any of these and what you thought!! Have a fun and safe evening:)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Years Eve Pretty Finds

Good Tuesday morning everyone! I missed you all and so sorry I haven't been able to update but it's great to be back:) Hope you all had a joyous and blessed Holiday and enjoyed being with family and friends. Can you believe it's already December 30? I honestly can't, wasn't I just taking my son to his first day of 2nd Grade last week? Oh wow! Well New Year's Eve is almost here sew I couldn't resist finding some pretty inspirations from Etsy......There's some glam, there some cutie pies and some great art....enjoy and thanks for stopping by:)
Such a beautiful pair of earrings from Beadsbyevelyn for that Holiday soiree!
What a great hostess gift, this New Year's Eve party hat is from 30one.

From mandymayl, what a great ACEO!
Look at this precious sweetpea, what an adorable headband from andjane!

From lifeneedsart (love that shop name:o), such a pretty ACEO.
Pretty Vintage Chocker from MadonnaStar, sew chic and retro! The description says 50 or 60's.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pretty Christmas Soaps Fabulous Gifts

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I can't believe how quickly this week is rolling on by....busy busy as I know everyone is this special time of the year.....Is Soap on your gift list this year? It is always on mine, I have a soap stash.....You know I really wish I knew how to make soap. I have been intrigued by it for some time, I love all the scents and wow these makers are so artistic too....Fun fun! Enjoy these Etsy finds and maybe one will find it's way into your stocking:)
From aBreathofFrenchair, I love her shop sew much! Pretty gift basket and you pick your own soaps! And the adorable tin is included:)
From SweetandTranquil, isn't this adorable? Oh I love Gingerbreadmen sew much:)

From sunbasilgarden, this is just one of sew many pretty holiday soaps they have:)

These adorable snowmen are from LoveLeeSoaps.......This shop has sew many adorable soaps

What was your favorite? Have a blessed day everyone:)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2

Happy Tuesday everyone.......Gosh can you believe December is here already? I can't.......I think geesh I was just taking photos of my sons in their Halloween costumes, wasn't I? Well nothing to create a little distraction for me during such a busy time like a new fabric.......if you have looked at my Etsy shop, you can see how much I love using Amy Butler fabrics in my designs. I have loved her fabric since her first collection.....Do you remember that gorgeous French Paisley fabric:)? That is still one of my favorite fabrics to this day....Well she has added to and I suppose reintroduced her Midwest Modern line and called it Midwest Modern 2.......As you can see by the pics, it's the same designs but with some fun new colors.....I really love the Ohio Sky especially the pretty Trailing Cherries now with those colors....Garden Maze is also pretty in any color to me:)

What is your favorite? I love all the colors, don' t you? Thanks for dropping by and please come back again soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cyber Monday is Finally Here!!

The Monday after Thanksgiving is always one of the biggest INTERNET shopping days of the year!!! Heather of Fabulous Fun Finds blog has collected some amazing DEEP DISCOUNTS from boutiques and esty shops that will only be valid for ONE DAY ONLY, December 1st TODAY!! Sew Hurry over and see what Great shop sales you can enjoy but remember it's one day only sew hurry hurry hurry!

Bloggers, you just type in fabulousfinds in the Etsy message box. Etsy sellers will send you a revised invoice with the correct discount. How easy is that? YEA!!

SewMuchDetail of course is honored to be participating in Heather's Discount Extravaganza:) EVERYTHING AT SEWMUCHDETAIL IS 10% OFF FOR TODAY ONLY!
Have a great Shopping Day:)