Kentucky
The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery in Corbin, KY

The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery in Corbin, KY

When we travel I love to find locally owned restaurants to visit for meals.  Recently we happened upon The Wrigley Taproom in Corbin, Kentucky on our way to Pine Mountain State Park.  This restaurant was fantastic!  They offer an ever changing menu full of items that are made with locally sourced ingredients.  Their beer menu...
A Weekend Away at Pine Mountain State Park

A Weekend Away at Pine Mountain State Park

A little while back Michael and I took leave of our children for a weekend.   We left the kids with the grandparents, loaded up the van and headed to the Pine Mountain State Park in Eastern Kentucky.  We were so far east in the state that we actually visited three different states during the...
A Long Weekend at the Red River Gorge {2016}

A Long Weekend at the Red River Gorge {2016}

Each year for Fall Break our family goes to Red River Gorge for a camping trip.  This is one of my very favorite traditions that Michael and I have with the children.  It’s a special time for just the six of us where we are away from it all and it the midst of the gorgeous scenery of...
A Day at Doe Run Lake

A Day at Doe Run Lake

Since the weather has not been cooler for the past few days Michael decided to plan a canoe trip for the family.  It was the first time we were taking the boys in a canoe so he wanted to go somewhere with calm water so that their first trip would be smooth sailing.  He decided...
NaturePlay at BCM ~ A Playground Like No Other

NaturePlay at BCM ~ A Playground Like No Other

I have had the honor of  being a part of an amazing project in my community recently, and I could not be more proud of this endeavor.  My dear friend came up with an idea to have a play area for children where they can explore nature in a safe environment and in collaboration with the...

LEGO KidsFest 2016

Today the boys and I took a short road trip to Louisville to attend LEGO KidsFest® at the Kentucky Exposition Center. I don’t know that I even need words to describe how much fun the LEGO KidsFest was.  I think the pictures below will give you an idea as to just how epic this was for the...

Maifest 2016

Last weekend we braved the chilly weather to spend a few hours in the Mainstrasse Village of Covington for their annual Maifest festival.  It was worth the shivering to dine on steak tips & funnel cake, drink local brews, ride a few rides, listen to music, hang out with friends and see some cool art...
Tasting Kentucky:  Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

When I caught wind of the news that Maggie Green was creating a new cookbook called Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State I got pretty excited.  And the more I learned about this cookbook the more excited I got.  I was already a  huge fan of Maggie’s, in fact I even spend time...
Herb n Thelma's Tavern

Herb n Thelma’s Tavern

One of  our favorite places to grab a burger in Northern Kentucky is Herb n Thelma’s Tavern.  This little bar has been an institution in Covington since 1939.  It is a quintessential small town bar where people greet you with a friendly smile and the bartender will probably even remember your brew of choice.  This place is...
Red River Gorge {Fall 2015}

Red River Gorge {Fall 2015}

Our family loves to spend time at the Red River Gorge.  Each year we spend our Fall Break tent camping and hiking at the Red River Gorge (provided the weather cooperates).  We stay at the same camp ground each year, but try to find new trails to explore each time we go.  I like to stay...
Rabbit Hash

Rabbit Hash

Today we took a long drive in the country and made a stop in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.  We love this quaint little town on the banks of the Ohio River.  It’s the only town that I know of that has a four legged friend as a mayor, a Border Collie named Lucy Lou.  We have been...
West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, KY

West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, KY

Lexington Mini-Vacation :: In January of 2015 we took the kids to Lexington, KY for a long weekend.  We spent two nights and three days exploring Lexington.  We crammed as much fun as we could into those three days with activities for both the kids and the parents.  Lexington is a perfect place for my family to escape to for a...