Burklee Bag: Bigfoot Wood Designs

Burklee Bag: Big Foot Wood Designs

I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible about bending, breaking and scratching my sunglasses. I’ve achieved this to the point that they hang off the edge of my ear and are blurry with a haze. Um, defeats the purpose, right? I tend to blame everything (messy car, anytime I forget something, etc., etc.) on […]

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Burklee Bag: Holiday Gift Guide for Her

I’ve rounded up my first holiday gift guide for her and am so excited about these selections. The first twelve items are available through Amazon Prime and 11 of these are less than $50! Take advantage of additional shipping days and avoid the crowds. 1. JIC Gem: Polished Dyed Blue Agate Bookend(s) – 1 Pair […]

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Wine Picks: Three Easy Wine Pairings for Every Holiday Dinner

Three Easy Wine Pairings for Every Holiday Dinner

It’s that time of year when we eat too much and hopefully, wash it down with fabulous wine. Sometimes, it’s tough to select the perfect pairing and please everyone at the table. I’ve helped you out with three simply choices that are universally enjoyed and pair well with typical holiday dishes.I’m providing links to Texas […]

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Burklee Bag Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Wood Watches by JORD

JORD Frankie Wood Watch

This holiday season, I’ll be sharing all my favorite gift ideas and searching for great deals to share with you! Today, I’m sharing my latest obsession: wood watches! It’s been awhile since I’ve worn a high-quality watch and I’ve never tried a wood watch. After just a day of wearing my new women’s Frankie Zebrawood […]

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DIY Apothecary Jar Snow Globe

Isn’t there just something enchanting about snow globes? This twist on the traditional snow globe is so loved in my house by my kids of all ages. They love to check in on the figurines each day. Plus, it is about as simple as it could possibly be: no gluing, no liquids and no mess! […]

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Burklee Bag: Anthropologie Sale

We’re all looking for great deals as we approach the holidays. These home and kitchen deals from Anthropologie have me swooning over gifts for family, as well as holiday decor and kitchen goods for festive family gatherings. For a limited time, you can save 20% off all full-price home! It seems like everything on Anthropoligie […]

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Vineyard Picnic

I’ve had an itching to create a vineyard picnic this year and finally made it happen after tons of rain and weather had interfered with my plans since harvest. Because of the wine region in Texas where we live, typical vineyards keep the rows plowed because weeds grow so easily. So, I knew good blankets […]

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Wine Dinner Series: Spinach & Arugula with Prosciutto and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Ever wanted to impress your guests with a tasty, gourmet wine dinner, but had no idea where to start? The new Burklee Hill Blog’s Wine Dinner Series will be your new best friend: providing simple, yet impressive courses with wine pairing suggestions that will be sure to take the intimidation out of an at home […]

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4.0 Cellars Krick Hill Vineyards Montepulciano

This Wine Pick Wednesday features 4.0 Cellars Montepulciano from Krick Hill Vineyards (89% Montepulciano, 11% Ruby Cabernet). My hubby grew this fruit on our family’s vineyard, so I may be a bit partial, but I have to say, it’s genuinely pretty yummy. Montepulciano grows well in Texas and in researching its origin, it is not […]

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Wine Pick: 2015 McPherson Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Welcome to my first Wine Pick Wednesday! I’m excited to launch a series on my blog featuring my wine favorites. And, although you may have caught my wine selections heading into fall, I’m still enjoying the whites these days. Especially today in Texas, when it was a ridiculous 94 degrees still, about a week before […]

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Burklee Bag: Wine Glasses

Welcome to my first edition of the Burklee Bag! Follow along to keep up with all of my fantastic finds and wise purchases. If you’ve browsed through any of my wine posts, you have heard about my long journey to learn and enjoy wine over the last several years. One thing I have found without […]

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Wine Favorites for Fall

Here in Lubbock, Texas, our first college football game is this Saturday! It’s kind of shocking. But, I suppose seasons start to change about the time we start yearning for the next. I, for one, will not be opposed to having a little pumpkin spice. Call me basic, but I do love some stereotypical things […]

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Wine and Cheese Pairing: 101

There’s a good reason that cheese is often paired with wine. There’s something about the complex flavors of both that can elevate the tasting experience beyond what either can do alone. So, does it matter which cheese you select with which wine? It can definitely make a big difference. But, it doesn’t have to be […]

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Local Business Feature: jux•ta•posh

Every first Friday of the month, Chace and I have the privilege of serving Trilogy Cellars wine at jux•ta•posh in the Depot District for the First Friday Art Trail. My long-time friend, Kim Sparks, opened the store about four years ago at 1702 Buddy Holly Avenue. Coined as the “unexpected combination of salvage and style,” […]

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Champagne Mango Moscato Wine Slush

Did you know there is such a thing as a “champagne mango”? Neither did I. Or maybe you did. Either way, it is the ideal fruit to pair with Moscato for a wine slush, don’t you think? Agreed. This is truly so easy that the most difficult part is slicing the mango. But, your efforts […]

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Spring Broken

It occurred to me that the very first time I blogged was actually years ago. I did it in “Notes” on Facebook. Do you even know what I’m talking about? I know, right? Embarassing. Now, brace yourself, those “notes” are still in your Facebook profile.  Talk about a throw back. Lucky for me, my “note” […]

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Ginger Mint Moscow Mule

We planted a small herb garden on our back porch this year in a boxed shelf. My hubby built it (because he’s handy that way) and it’s completely in the shade. So, not all of the herbs have done that well. But, my dear mint has grown great! To be honest, I had very specific […]

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The Revival of an Old Soul

The Story of the Historic Building that is Home to Trilogy Cellars by Elizabeth Hill     *This is the story of how we managed to mesh our new wine business with a family history that is truly inspiring. The little town of Levelland, Texas—home to approximately 12,000 residents today—was a bustling development in 1926. In its […]

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The Chilton

What’s a Chilton, you ask? Ask anyone from Lubbock, Texas, and you will quickly hear about the Chilton. It’s a matter of local pride that Lubbock is home to this refreshing and simple cocktail. Legend has it that the drink was born at the Lubbock Country Club when Dr. Chilton asked the bartender to salt […]

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The Art of Sipping Wine

When I met my wine-grape-growing hubby eight years ago, my wine of choice was sweet moscato. It was awesome. I mean it. You could get a huge liter of it at Walgreens for like 9 bucks. I’m not kidding… about the cheap price or my former wine “sophistication.” Can you believe he gave me a […]

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