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    What to do now...

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    The first sign of summer, for me, is the season finales of all my favorite TV shows, and I'm stuck trying to figure out how to spend my evenings while the hubby is at work. After my initial grief for ...

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    A very busy weekend - Part 1

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    From trying out a new wine bar to flooding and car troubles, my weekend was pretty eventful. So much so that it will take at least three blog posts to cover them all. In this post, I will start with ...

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    And the nomination goes to.....

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    We’re nearing our launch date for the new, glossy magazine, GC, and while the push to get our content completed is stressful, I am eager to see our first issue come to fruition on July 28. One of the most ...

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    Bring on the gluten!

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    After more than a week of being gluten-free and still getting sick, I finally made another doctor's appointment. Being new to town, I explained what my previous doctor prescribed - Prilosec - and how it was not working. After a ...

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    Living gluten free

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    After a six-month battle with acid reflux, bloating and other not-so-pleasant stomach issues, for which Prilosec has not cured, I've decided to undergo a two-week experiment cutting gluten out of my diet to see if that is what ails me. ...

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    History and other ramblings

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you that I am the biggest history buff (mostly ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, etc.). I DVR many History Channel programs and watch them while my fiance is at work. I'm sure he'd ...

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    Switching gears: Wedding planning

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    I'm switching it up a little this week as I have no pithy advice about wine for you. I do, however, have some wedding planning advice - don't buy into the crap. My husband-to-be and I finally sat down over ...

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    Green wine anyone?

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    The thought of “going green” seems really abstract to me, almost impossible in the world I live in. My 10-year-old car will never get better gas mileage and I can’t afford a hybrid. When you get down to it, recycling ...

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    If at first you don't succeed...

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    My adventures in wine started the latter part of last week with a trip to Hastings for a book or magazine on the subject and then a short drive to Spec’s to check out their selection. If you knew me ...

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    Learning something new

    By TrystaEakin in The Grapevine

    As I was trying to come up with what I wanted to blog about, I asked myself what I know the most about. Well, it turns out that I know a little about a lot of things - not very ...

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