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The gift of wine and Milwaukee



It’s finally spring break! It’s the first spring break that I have ever had without kids…and it’s weird!

Since we have no kids right now (my youngest is at Disney with the choir) we decided to go to Milwaukee for 2 days. We went on two beer tours and had so much fun!


Lakefront Brewery was amazing. The tour guide was hilarious and was very knowledgable. The Miller tour was great too—that place is huge! I am not going to lie—the beer samples were sooo good. We are panning to go back when we might have an additional Designated Driver. We didn’t do any tours on the second day because we did not want to drink then drive home. The thing I found weird about Milwaukee was that there was absolutely no traffic! We stayed downtown and it seemed like a ghost town. Nothing like the hustle and bustle of Chicago!

What can I say about the food? WOW! If you are in Milwaukee you must eat at the Red Rock Saloon. I had the absolute best burger of my life there! The hamburger was juicy and messy…just like a hamburger should be!


Another place to eat is the St. Paul Fish Market at the Public Market. The Crab Cake Sandwich was delicious!


Needless to say we didn’t have anything healthy really! Next time around we’ll go when hopefully there are more visitors so we can check out more brewery tours and some nightlife.

Since Milwaukee is all about beer I figured this is a good post to share a simple wine packaging idea. A friend of mine graduated with her masters in December. She loves wine so what better gift than that?

I had gone out to buy the wine and get this—the cashier put the wine in the wine kraft bag used for wine and accidentally left a few bags stuck to it. I get so excited about the weirdest things. I decided to decorate one of the kraft bags for gift giving.


The decorating was easy-no directions needed. I also decided to dress up the wine bottle with a wine tag.IMG_3184

Can it get any easier? I think not!

Have a great day!



Suplies: Stampin’ Up!, free wine bag, Michaels



Happy 2013



I hope you have all been enjoying these festive days!

With the New Year upon us it’s time to think about all the wonderful experiences of 2012 and to wish for only great things in 2013.

This past weekend this was a great experience for me…raw sushi!

 This past Friday night My Man and I went on a date night. We decided to try raw sushi for the first time. I was kind of scared, but now I think I am hooked! The sushi was delicious and just melted in your mouth! After that great experience we decided to go to a wine bar. That too was a fun and different experience. After that we went to see Lés Miserables. I was entranced by this movie. the music, the story…the entire movie was amazing! Everyone should see it!

This past year the most viewed post on my blog was “Mangonadas”. This delicious and fresh dessert is the bomb! You can check it out here https://micasayourcasa.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/mangonadas/

I hope that 2013 brings good health, happiness and love  and of course craftiness for all! I also hope that it brings great, new experiences! There is so much to see and do in this life. Sometimes we have the resources for new experiences sometimes we don’t, so let’s take advantage of the times we can experience wonderful new things!

Feliz Año Nuevo!