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Blinkers Tavern in Covington

Blinkers Tavern in Covington

Blinkers Tavern in Covington is one of our go-to places for a nice date night dinner.  Their menu is so diverse that we can find something delicious no matter what we are in the mood for that day. Over the course of our visits through the years we have had seafood, steaks, burgers, appetizers, salads...
Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

My husband and I both value and cherish the traditions we have created over the years with our children.  One of our family’s favorite traditions is Homemade Soft Pretzel baking each December while we spend the weekend away at a little cabin in the woods. Our homemade soft pretzel recipe came from a cookbook that...
Rainbow Pasta Arts & Crafts

Rainbow Pasta Arts & Crafts

Making Rainbow Pasta is super easy to do, and can provide hours and hours of fun for kids of all ages.  You can use Rainbow Pasta to create art work, string necklaces, and make patterns.  I colored a bunch of noodles for my classroom recently and the kids had so much fun doing all kinds...

The Children’s Theatre presents Tarzan

Tarzan is swinging into town in April!  The Children’s Theatre is bringing this wild man and his crew to the stage at the Taft Theatre starting April 1st.  I have tickets to give away to one lucky reader of the Little Things Blog.  The Children’s Theatre performances are great shows for your children to experience...
Eight Great Things to Do in Mansfield, Ohio

Eight Great Things to Do in Mansfield, Ohio

We have spent some time in Mansfield, Ohio on two different occasions and had so much fun each time!  There are so many fun things to do in Mansfield, from prison tours to carousal rides. We have made it our mission to find fun travel adventures that are close to home.  We like to explore...

Broadway in Cincinnati presents: The Illusionists

We went to an “epic” magic show tonight at the Aronoff Center, called The Illusionists.  I use the word epic because I was with two young gents who used that very word.  I cannot remember the last time I heard my boys laugh harder than they did tonight.  Not only were our minds blown by...
A Bridal Shower at Cooks' Wares

A Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares

This weekend I attended the most unique Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares in Montgomery.  Cooks’ Wares is a fabulous family owned kitchen wares store that sells anything and everything you could ever need in your kitchen.  They offer cooking classes of all sorts with experts in this field as well as helpful kitchen classes that...
Our Favorite Copycat Chipotle Recipes

Our Favorite Copycat Chipotle Recipes

If we could eat at Chipotle every week we would, but that is just not doable.  So we have scoured the internet to find a collection of Copycat Chipotle recipes that we can make at home.  The chicken burrito and chicken burrito bowl are our favorites, so that is what Michael makes when he creates...
Buttercup Cake House in Covington

Buttercup Cake House in Covington

Buttercup Cake House in Covington is THE place to go if you need delicious, exquisitely decorated baked treats!  Buttercup Cake House makes wedding cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and more!  You can stop by their shop on Pike Street or find them at various events around town.  I first tried Buttercup’s sweets at an event at...
Museum of Miniature Houses

Museum of Miniature Houses

Just north of Indianapolis is a county jam-packed with interesting small towns and fun attractions for families.  Hamilton County has so much going on.  We spent just a few short days exploring the area and we only scratched the surface.  Carmel, Indiana is a quaint small town located in Hamilton County and it is home to...
Easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

When I am in the mood for a sweet breakfast my favorite thing to eat  is a simple cream cheese coffee cake.  I do not have to run to the bakery to indulge my sweet tooth.  I can create an easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake in my kitchen, and so can you. You only need...
The Candle Lab OTR

The Candle Lab OTR

Do you love candles?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. Do you love creating things?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. Do you need a unique gift for someone special?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. The Candle Lab OTR is a really cool shop where you can create...