Sage advice

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Done and done.

Who is this Hester Browne? And when can we hang out?

Celebrating in style (and football helmets)

Our New Year’s Eve involved good food, great company, fancy drinks, poor lighting conditions (for taking photos, apparently), grapes (a tradition!), football helmets (don’t ask), Penny Can!, a sleepover and LOTS of fun.

Hopefully yours was equally as memorable! I don’t know about you, but I have a good feeling about 2012…

Save the bubbly

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Fellow Champagne lovers! Your attention, please.

I came across a very useful tip on Cup of Jo this morning (originally from Real Simple).

Lament over unfinished bottles of bubbly no more! If you open a bottle and have some left over (hardly ever happens to me, but I suppose I can imagine how this might be an issue), re-cork and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to finish it off, just drop in a raisin! The wrinkly little guy will bring the bubbles back to life due to some weird science-y explanation having to do with CO2 sticking to the ridges of the raisin. Or whatever. I don’t do science.

Yay!