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Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

If there's one thing that goes well with the holiday season, it's wine! Okay, let's be honest... are there many things that don't pair well with wine?! 🍷🍷 That's what I thought.. that being said, if you're a wine fan like me, then you are going to love today's post!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

What could possibly be better than the holidays and wine? How about getting rewarded for the wine you're already buying! Say what?! Yes, this is a real thing. Black Box Wines recently introduced a loyalty program and I am alllll about it. 

So what are the dets? It's super easy, all you have to do is create a free account through their rewards program and then you can start earning points right away for your purchases and engaging with the brand. That's it! Easy peasy. So what can you earn rewards for? Product discounts, access to events, gift cards to top brands like Sephora, Uber, Hulu and more. Plus, they have some really awesome branded merchandise, like the goodies below!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

I don't know about you, but personally, I'm all about saving up for the floaty set! Think my new apartment complex will be cool with me floating around sipping some of my favorite wine? I mean as long as I share right? I'll keep you posted 😉 The team also hooked me up with their portable wine glasses, which I most certainly will be putting to good use.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Get Rewarded this Season with Black Box Wines

Now onto some other important details, the actual wine! If you're not familiar with Black Box Wines, then let me introduce you! The brand offers premium, award-winning wines in a box. And this is not your parent's cheap boxed wine either.. it's taking boxed wine to a new level! So far I've tried the Red Blend and the Rosé and I've been really impressed. Which btw, once the temps warm up again save this Frosé recipe I made this summer.. delicious!

Their wine is the perfect choice for the holidays too because each box holds 4 bottles worth of wine. Plus, it's good for up to 6 weeks after opening, just in case you don't finish it at your party. It also has half of the carbon footprint of glass bottles, which is something you might not think about when you uncork a bottle, but certainly has an impact!

So let me set this straight, the wine is delicious, you'll get rewarded for drinking it, plus it's a more eco-friendly option?! If that doesn't encourage you to check them out I don't know what will! So what are you waiting for? Get to that by clicking the link below! Cheers to that!

**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Black Box Wines provided me with a complimentary box of wine and set of wine glasses in exchange for a blog post. This post and all opinions stated are based on my own ideas and honest experience with the product and has not been influenced based upon the sponsorship.

Easy Entertaining :: 3 Simple Cocktails
Anna Osgoodby Life & Design : Easy Entertaining 3 Simple Cocktail Recipes

Woh hoh, New Year's Eve is here! When it comes to entertaining in the city, my motto is definitely the simpler the better. Hey now, have you seen my fridge?! It's mini-sized! So I'm always looking for simple options that don't require a ton of ingredients, because I don't have extra space! Plus, I'm totally the person who avoids a recipe if it calls for an ingredient I know I won't use for something else -- Again, that space thing! So to take the stress out of cocktails I've collected some of my favorites that are easy peasy to make and 4 ingredients or less! 

Apple Cider Mimosas

This one was introduced to me by Chris' mom and I have to say it's one of my favs! While mimosas usually go hand-in-hand with brunch, I think this is a great option for all hours. Plus, the cinnamon and sugar rim is the perfect way to add a little sparkle for New Year's Eve!


  • Champagne
  • Apple cider
  • Sugar/cinnamon mixed

Start by dipping the rims of your glasses in a little bit of water followed by the sugar cinnamon mix. Fill glasses up 50/50 with champagne and apple cider.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Cocktail

Any time I'm having a big group of people over lemonade cocktails are my go-to. It's easy to batch the lemonade prior and then I like to keep the vodka separate so people can decide how much they want or if they want to keep it virgin.


  • Lemonade (pre-batched or you can make your own)
  • Fresh Strawberries (Can also use blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
  • Mint
  • Vodka

If you're on a serious time-crunch, you can just pick up a couple of bottles of lemonade at the store for this one. It doesn't really matter because you're going to dress it up with sliced strawberries and sprigs of mint. Plop everything in a pitcher and refrigerate for an hour or so before serving. If you have the time, I like to do this the night before so that the flavors really brighten up the lemonade. Top with a shot of vodka and enjoy!

Cherry Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules have been one of my favs this fall and winter and they're so easy to make! This recipe is a simple twist off of the classic and adds a little holiday flavor.


  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 tsp cherry juice (can also top with cherries)
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • Top with ginger beer

Fill glass with ice, mix all ingredients and serve! 

I may also have a theory that these cocktails taste even better when served in cute glasses 😉🍾 Cheers to that and cheers to a safe and fun New Year's Eve celebration!