shopping
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...
Spend a Day in Milford

Spend a Day in Milford

A little while back the kids and I spent a day exploring the city of Milford, spending most of our time wandering around the quaint Main Street in “Old Milford”.  We visited many shops, had a delicious lunch, stopped for ice cream and then headed out of Old Milford to Recreations Outlet near 275.  If you...
Jungle Jim's International Market :: Through Ella's Eyes

Jungle Jim’s International Market :: Through Ella’s Eyes

This weekend we went on a field trip to Jungle Jim’s International Market in Eastgate.  I had my camera with me since we had just gone to the Old West Festival, so Ella took it upon herself to document our shopping excursion with pictures.  If you’ve never been to Jungle Jim’s you are missing out,...
A Trip to the Friendly Market in Boone County

A Trip to the Friendly Market in Boone County

Today the boys and I visited The Friendly Market in Boone County for the first time.  This market opened in 2013, and has some great local vendors and products.  The Friendly Market is a  smaller market than Findlay Market, but I liked the intimate vibe, and loved the fact that the business owners themselves were...

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Holiday Gift Ideas

I have decided to try to do a better job of SHOPPING LOCAL for the holidays this year. Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky have so much to offer in terms of cool locally owned stores, boutiques and products, why look anywhere else?!?!  I’ve put together a list of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Holiday Gift Ideas for local...

The Candy Bar in Main Strasse Village

We went to the Candy Bar today in the Main Strasse Village, with a gift certificate  the kids got for their birthday from our cousins, Doug, Vicky (from Vicky & Jen : What Really Matters) and their lovely munchkins.  They always think of the coolest gifts.  This year they gave the kids a “Summer Fun”...
A Tour of Whole Foods in Cincinnati

A Tour of Whole Foods in Cincinnati

Last week I had the opportunity to join some of my fellow writers from Family Friendly Cincinnati for a tour of Whole Foods in Rookwood Commons.  I know this is going to sound crazy, but I was super excited about this tour!  Not only would I get to hang out with some very fun folks, but...