Well hi all. Welcome to wine dine and balance! This blog is something I’ve started to talk about different alcoholic beverages that I’ve encountered as I am a lover of wine…beer…and tequila, great recipes that I’ve tried (and maybe some fails along the way), and trying to find a great balance in between. I’ll give healthy inspiration where I can and tips I’ve learned about starting a home on a less than great budget. I love reality TV, including The Bachelor(ette), craft breweries, baseball parks, and most of all my family (which includes the cutest dog ever Benny).

I now live in suburban Chicago with my boyfriend – I moved here from Michigan a few years back. Saying that I miss the summers on the lakes there is an understatement. We, my boyfriend and I, live a small apartment and are trying to make ends meet. Hope you enjoy and I’d love to hear from any and all of you about your favorite drinks and dishes and how you keep your balance.