About Me & Navigating this Blog

About Me

Just like self-reviews, About Me’s are hard to write. My go-to is saying that I’m a married mom of two, but of course, that doesn’t define me. I am also an executive at a global consulting firm, but that is just what I (love to) do. I could go with my measurements since I’ll be sharing outfit recommendations, but I would prefer not to share those publicly. So I’ll just say that I’m someone who enjoys keeping busy, optimizing a process or a layout, and sharing ways that I’ve made our lives a little bit easier.

As before, I will not be sharing the names or faces of my children, but here’s some fun facts about our family. My husband and I have been together for over 16 years and married for over 12. We come from very different backgrounds but balance each other perfectly now. Our two kids, K & A, are amazing. They’re caring, helpful, and tenacious. They are good eaters so you won’t see Chicken Nuggets on our plates (not that they don’t love a McDs visit, it’s just not our norm). We have two pups & a cat who add their own level of crazy to our every day – but without whom the house would definitely feel incomplete.

I hope you enjoy this blog and connecting with us. Would love to hear if it helps you in any way as that’s truly my goal! There are plenty of blogs/influencers out there… I’m not them. My aim is to share and connect.

Navigating this Blog

I’ve organized my thoughts into the following categories: With Whines (Kids & Cooking), With Wine (Organizing, Baking, Crafting), Because of Wine (Splurges & Finds).

I’m Back!

Hi! It’s me (again…). About 5 years ago, I started this blog… but then we moved and life got in the way as life has a tendency to do when you have two young children. But, I’ve missed it. I’ve missed writing and sharing. I enjoy both.

So after a few weeks of thinking about it, I decided to give it another try.

Unfortunately, the content of my entire page expired (along with the backups) about a year ago so I’m starting from scratch on the blog (though the IG/FB pages still have pictures from my original posts… and if there’s a recipe you see there that you want me to recreate and share, I’d be happy to!)

While it’s not fun to know my previous hard work has evaporated, it does allow me to recreate this page and refocus it.  

Here you’ll find posts: With Whines (Kids & Cooking), With Wine (Organizing, Baking, Crafting), Because of Wine (Splurges & Finds).

I hope you’ll find this blog to be helpful, informative, and fun! Please do like, comment, & share because my goal is to connect with others who can relate to living #withwhines, surviving it #withwine, and filling your cart #becauseofwine 😉

PS as I’m just getting this page restarted, it’ll initially be pretty bare, but follow along for our most recent adventures at: https://www.instagram.com/cookingwithkidsandwine