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Elf on the Shelf Ideas and Inspiration

Many years ago on the first of December the doorbell rang and we found the Elf on the Shelf on our front doorstep.  The kids named our Elf “Zanzoe” and he has been our holiday friend ever since. The kids absolutely love Zanzoe the Elf on the Shelf, and I am not going to lie,...
Easy Appetizer Recipe:  BBQ Chicken Dip

Easy Appetizer Recipe: BBQ Chicken Dip

When we are invited to parties I try to always show up with a dish in my hand.  And usually that dish is an appetizer for the crowd.  One of my favorite go-to appetizer recipes is for a BBQ Chicken Dip.  It is super easy to make and super scrumptious to eat. This dip takes...
Apocalypse Brew Works in Louisville

Apocalypse Brew Works in Louisville

During a recent trip to Louisville we were looking for a brewery to stop by for a quick brew before meeting up with friends and we ended up at Apocalypse Brew Works.  Louisville is booming with craft breweries much like our own hometown, which makes it fun to try to find new places to try new...
Cincy Shakes Presents Tom Sawyer

Cincy Shakes Presents Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer premiered this weekend at Cincy Shakes and will run through December 9th.  The show was downright delightful and would make an excellent holiday outing for families or even as a date night.  Tom and Huck’s antics and Becky Thatcher’s sass had me and Sam in stitches.  And the intense scary scenes had us...

The Great Pie Challenge of 2017

My mother threw down the gauntlet this fall and created a pie contest like no other, dubbed The Great Pie Challenge of 2017.  She invited anyone in the family to make their best pie to compete in this challenge. In the beginning I thought I would whip up some of my favorites to bring to...

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...