Smile Big Wine Lovers

I’ve decided not all electric toothbrushes are created equal. When Smile Brilliant reached out asking if I’d like to collaborate and try their electric toothbrush, I was hesitant. I already had an electric toothbrush that was working just fine, or so I thought. And if I’m being really honest, I figured after reviewing the toothbrush, I’d hand it over to my husband (it came with two electric toothbrush heads) as a late Christmas present. That has all changed, I’m keeping the toothbrush and I’ll tell you why.
My teeth have always been pretty white. But if you were to look closely, I have light “wine” lines on my front teeth. Although they are subtle, it’s always bothered me. I’ve tried all sorts of teeth whitening toothpastes, other remedies and even have fitted whitening trays from my dentist. From my experience, I haven’t always been diligent in following these steps or processes. Some of these remedies are time consuming and I simply push them to the wayside.
I’ve been using the cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush for a couple weeks now and I LOVE it! There are 5 brush modes; clean, white, massage, gum care and sensitive. After 30 seconds of brushing, it makes a brief pause so you know to move on to the next mode. My teeth aren’t sensitive so I didn’t use that style very often. My focus was on cleaning and whitening. I use those two the most. I found that the massage and gum care modes are similar. I do like the gum care option because it is something I don’t normally focus on when I’m brushing my teeth, so it’s nice that it has its own mode to remind you to give your gums some love. Most importantly, and what made me a believer in this specific toothbrush, is the fact that my teeth are whiter and my “wine” lines have faded!
I will be partnering with Smile Brilliant to giveaway $119 credit, good for an individual toothbrush
package. Click on this giveaway link to enter! Or if you are so excited to try it for yourself and want to
order it right away, click on this link to receive 20% off using the code: thebrookeblend20. Happy
brushing and cheers!


Wine Lover Gift Guide

Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Holidays

If you are anything like me, you are still not finished Christmas shopping. With a little over a week to go, never fear, there is still time and I am here to make your life a little easier as you wrap up your holiday shopping. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite wine related items, perfect for any wine lover out there. You can click on any of the images below to purchase directly. Cheers and happy shopping! Continue reading “Wine Lover Gift Guide”

Bottle Barn-Where Wine Country Buys Wine

Bottle Barn. Where have you been all my life? Located in the heart of Sonoma County, with nearly 30 years’ experience, this is the place to buy high quality, affordable wines in a seamless manner. Conveniently located in the wine country, Bottle Barn has trusted relationships with local producers, big and small, so you know you are getting an exceptional selection with fair prices in mind.

You can now purchase these great wines online! You can shop by the bottle or purchase a themed six pack (with free shipping) ranging from domestic wines to a Spanish exploration, a taste of France, tour of Italy or sparkling wines. Some pretty fun options to choose from. There are also “barnburners” each week so keep an eye out for those deals.

It gets better! As part of the online site, they have created Wine Country Forward where 1% of all purchases will be donated to local organizations. We all know California has been through a great deal of devastation the last couple of years. This is an opportunity to help the Santa Rosa community rebuild and grow stronger and you get something out of it too, wine. 😉

Check them out online. I’m confident you’ll find something to entice your palate. AND, use discount code BROOKE10 to get 10% off your first purchase! You can also follow them on Instagram, @btlbarn. With the holidays just around the corner, literally, the timing is perfect to find your favorite wines to share with the people you love. Cheers!


Weekend Getaway-Napa and Sonoma

Have I mentioned these wine country trips never get old?? I fell in love with the Napa/Sonoma area 13 years ago when I experienced it for the first time on my honeymoon. I didn’t know much about wine at the time but I knew for certain I was love stricken and would be back. We’ve made the trip at least once a year since then.

Day One started with a stop at Imagery Winery in Glen Ellen. We’ve been members at this winery for quite a few years. They are dedicated to crafting rare wines from uncommon varietals and character-rich vineyards. Imagery is not afraid to spotlight interesting varietals that can often be immersed into big blends. Their Tempranillo and Viognier are a couple of my favorites! Enjoy a visit to their beautiful grounds, while savoring the unique wines and appreciating the art collection within the winery. Continue reading “Weekend Getaway-Napa and Sonoma”

DrinkAde-Celebrate and Feel Great!

Finally, a hangover prevention drink I can stand by! I’ve tried similar remedies from other companies and they either give me the jitters or get my heart racing. With DrinkAde I honestly don’t get those side effects. Hear me out…
DrinkAde is a healthier formula that helps to neutralize toxins, restore vital nutrients, and re-hydrate the body. Celebrate and still feel great!

There is a prevention option you can take before drinking, with no added caffeine or a boost option to take before or after which includes caffeine and Double B-12. It only contains 5 calories, plus sugar free and gluten free. Many of the other brands out there contain over 40 calories! DrinkAde uses natural ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea extract and B vitamins. The berry and limeade flavors are delicious, no gag reflexes here. 😉 Use discount code THEBROOKEBLEND at checkout to receive 25% off! Continue reading “DrinkAde-Celebrate and Feel Great!”