Kentucky
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...
Burgers and Crafts at the Holiday Inn in Covington

Burgers and Crafts at the Holiday Inn in Covington

You must know by now that I like to find all the great burgers around town.  A while back we discovered Burgers and Crafts in Covington, located inside the Holiday Inn.  When they opened their doors earlier this year the internet was all abuzz about the delicious burgers offered up at Burgers and Crafts.  We...
Stingray Hideaway at the Newport Aquarium

Stingray Hideaway at the Newport Aquarium

Stingray Hideaway at the Newport Aquarium is now one of my favorite things about this aquarium!  It is such a cool space to hang out with stingrays!  You can stand over the pool and pet the sting rays, or go under the pool through a tunnel and up through a tube to watch the stingrays...
Wooden Cask Brewing Company

Wooden Cask Brewing Company

We have found another fantastic brewery to love, the Wooden Cask Brewing Company on York Street in Newport.  Northern Kentucky is starting to catch up with Cincinnati in terms of craft beer and local breweries.  Just a year ago our options were limited on the south side of the Ohio River.  Now more craft breweries...
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...