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Natalie Wood had timeless style. Discover her signature scent.

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  Sometimes as a writer/blogger I get sent products to experience with the intent I will craft a favorable online or in print response. Because I owe it to my lovely readers and believe in only promoting the good, I have a disclaimer on my blog that sending a sample does not guarantee a review. If I find the experience not to my preference, I will respond privately with feedback if it wasn’t great for me. That being said, I’ve been indulging in Natalie for a few weeks now and I’m completely smitten. The scent is timelessly elegant, softy sensual and intriguing. Just like I want to be. This delicious scent proves a product doesn’t have to old to be a classic. Through the ever-changing Hollywood trends, Natalie Wood  (1938-1981)  made a consistently classic yet smoldering statement. She was captivating and effortlessly stayed beautifully relevant throughout her life, as well as in the spotlight. Oh and her signature scent was the lovely gardenia. Discover Natalie, the fragr

Liquid Libations - Some like it HOT!

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Some Like It HOT Something to take the chill off HBR: Photo Credit Beyond Wonder A s the weather is icy and the breeze carries a chill, a steaming-hot boozy beverage can warm you up from the inside out. Here are some places to slip into something hot and cozy. In fact, simply embracing the mug of one of these suggestions instantly add a warmth that will chase the chills away. Latah Creek's Mulled Wine Mulled Wine is a cold weather tradition at Latah Creek Winery. For quick and easy mulled wine, heat Latah Creek Maywine with a cinnamon stick. Latah Creek Maywine is white blend of premium Washington wines (usually Johannisberg Riesling of Gewurztraminer). Its fragrant woodruff herbs and natural strawberry concentrate heat up nicely into a flavorful warm drink. Downriver's Blueberry Tea A liquored up hot tea can be found at Downriver Grill in North Spokane's Audubon Park Neighborhood. Downriver provides a unique warm drink simply called Blueberry Tea . It consists

Blessed by Baking - Boozy Banana Bread. 

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The trick to amazingly delicious banana bread is brown sugar and bourbon. The aroma of this bread while baking will undoubtedly lure loved ones to the kitchen. ❤️ RECIPE FOR LOVE 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon bourbon 1/4 cup whole milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Place the bananas into a large plastic zipper bag, seal the bag, and smoosh the bananas with your fingers until very well mashed. Set the bananas aside. Place the brown sugar and butter into a mixing bowl, and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Cut a corner from the plastic bag, and squeeze the mashed bananas into the bowl of brown sugar mixture. With the electric mixer on medium speed, beat in