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Camping at the Natural Bridge State Park 2017

Every fall we spend a weekend camping at the Natural Bridge State Park campground and hiking around the Red River Gorge.  It is a treasured family weekend that always leaves us with memories for a life time.  This Fall we had a fantastic campsite, and the weekend started out like a dream but soon turned...
Brain Candy Live at the Aronoff Center

Brain Candy Live at the Aronoff Center

Coming to the Aronoff Center for one night only is a one of a kind show called Brain Candy Live.  I have seen this duo perform  on late night television, but I have never seen one of their shows.  It sounds like a ton of fun!  My family is excited to witness their antics on...
Lunch at Tela Bar + Kitchen

Lunch at Tela Bar + Kitchen

I do not know what I loved more at Tela Bar and Kitchen, the food or the groovy decor.  When we dined at Tela the chefs knocked it out of the park with the food we ate, and the kitschy, vintage decor made me smile.  The bathrooms are covered in concert posters that make me...

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market 2017 {GIVEAWAY}

Am I the only one who has not started Holiday Shopping yet?  Lucky for me (and everyone else with a long holiday shopping list) the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market is coming up soon!  You can get all of your shopping done in one place while supporting small businesses at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, happening...
Meatball Pie Recipe (Also Known as Lumpy Space Pie)

Meatball Pie Recipe (Also Known as Lumpy Space Pie)

My son decided that he wanted to make a Meatball Pie for a family gathering, and it knocked everyone’s socks off.  This all started when my mom decided to host a different sort of family dinner, and she created the Great Pie Challenge of 2017.  She invited the whole family to bring their best pies...
The Jailer's Inn Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown KY

The Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown KY

We have stayed in the Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast twice now and each experience was full of memory making fun (and maybe a little haunting).  This old timey jail turned bed and breakfast is in the heart of Bourbon country in the quaint town of Bardstown. The accommodations are unique and well cared for,...

Cincy Shakes Presents: Dracula

October is the only month of the year that I try to be brave and watch scary stuff.  So it makes sense that I went to see Dracula at Cincy Shakes on Friday the 13th. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company outdid themselves with this phenomenal production.  I was not expecting how dark and gruesome this production...

A Brief Glimpse of BLINK Cincinnati 2017

There is a magical, mystical event happening in town this weekend and you do not want to miss it!  BLINK Cincinnati is a feast for all of your senses!  Blink Cincinnati is a festival like no other.  It is a celebration involving light, art, music, food and beer in our fair Queen City. We went...

World Smile Day with Walkers Shortbread

Today is World Smile Day and you can give so many people a smile with Walkers Shortbread!  I received a collection of Walkers Shortbread treats to give to others to share smiles.  I created smiles by sharing my Walkers Shortbread at the public preschool where I teach.  We had a special snack planned for today,...
Urban Artifact Brewery in Northside

Urban Artifact Brewery in Northside

There are many great breweries in our area to choose from, but I  have only been to one that is in a church basement and that is Urban Artifact in Northside.  There is great beer (with quirky fun names) and great live music at Urban Artifact.  And if you find yourself itching to play bingo...

BEDDI Charge Alarm Clock

Recently we had the opportunity to review the BEDDI Charge Alarm Clock.  This clock is perfect for a child’s bedroom.  It has a mood light that is the perfect brightness for a night light, an alarm clock and USB ports.  I only let the kids charge up during the day, and this frees up the...
Moonrise Doughnuts

Moonrise Doughnuts

If you love doughnuts then you need to find your way to Moonrise Doughnuts some evening soon!  Way back in the day there was a doughnut shop in Latonia where you could go late at night and get fresh doughnuts hot out of the fryer.  Moonrise Doughnuts is bringing back the nostalgia of eating fresh...