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Dinner at Lisse in Covington

If you want to have a top notch steak dinner then you really should treat yourself to dinner at the Dutch inspired restaurant Lisse in Covington.   I would venture to say that the steak at Lisse was one of the best I have had, and all the other foods we tasted were amazing as well,...
PAW Patrol Live GIVEAWAY

PAW Patrol Live GIVEAWAY

Attention all young children – go get your adult and have them enter this giveaway!  PAW Patrol Live is coming to town and I have two ticket vouchers to give away to one lucky reader!  That means that one lucky little kid out there is going to get to take their favorite big person to...
The Hannaford in Covington

The Hannaford in Covington

The bar and restaurant scene in Covington has really been booming these past few years.  The Hannaford at Pike and Madison is one of the more recent newcomers to Covington.  They opened in 2016 in the old Mutual building in Covington after it was empty for so many years.  The Hannaford is in a great...
Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show 2018 {GIVEAWAY}

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show 2018 {GIVEAWAY}

It may be cold and dreary outside, but it is the perfect time to start planning some summer getaways!  Fortunately the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show is coming to town in January.  And I have THREE sets of tickets to give away to THREE lucky winners.  The Travel, Sports and Boat show is the...
Nature Play Little Library Family Project

Nature Play Little Library Family Project

For many months now my husband has been working with our children to build a little library.  Have  you heard of these wonderful creations?  A little library is a way to put more free books out in the community for people to share.  The idea behind the little library is to take a book and/or...

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...