Beer Wine Food Festival

Out in Glendale: Beer, Wine, Food Festival

Last night Chris and I spent the evening at the Beer, Wine and Food Festival in Glendale. It was a great event and I wanted to write a post about it right away because you still have the chance to attend tonight. If you’ve never been to Glendale, it is such a cute , quaint town and was one of Ohio’s original planned communities. There are creative black squirrel statues around town and a really great town square, which is where the festival was held.

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Cure Starts Now

It’s Free Ice Cream Day!

Cones for the CureToday is a pretty great day. Not only is it Friday, but it is free ice cream day at Graeter’s! If you aren’t from Cincinnati (or live in Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville or Indianapolis) I’m sorry for the free ice cream tease. If you ever visit Cincinnati you’ll have to make sure to treat yourself to some ice cream.

Graeter’s hosts two free ice cream days in September in support of Cones for the Cure which raises money for The Cure Starts Now. The Cure Starts Now is a wonderful organization that raises money for pediatric brain cancer research. I run in the Hyde Park Blast nearly every year which also supports The Cure Starts Now and I’m very happy to be able to do a little good with my blog and spread the news about this organization. Continue reading

Glendale Beer Wine Food Festival

Glendale Beer Wine and Food Festival: Bacon Edition

Festival season in Cincinnati starts early in the summer and doesn’t really wind down until late September when we have Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. From church festivals to neighborhood festivals there are no shortage of opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather with some good food, music and drinks. I’m really excited to attend a festival this weekend that I haven’t been to before, the Glendale Beer, Wine and Food Festival – Bacon Edition. Continue reading


Caribbean Travel: Excellence Riviera Cancun

Happy Labor Day! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of the summer. It seems like it has been just a blink of an eye since it was Memorial Day and I was on my way to Mexico for a little fun and relaxation. It has clearly been a busy summer since I am just getting around to writing about the trip! Continue reading

Anniversary Cupcakes

One Year of Blogging!

It’s my one year blogging anniversary! To celebrate I decided that I deserved to treat myself with a cupcake (or maybe two or three) from Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery. They are delicious and you should definitely indulge in one if you live in Cincinnati.

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Summer Shrimp Quinoa Salad

Summer Shrimp & Quinoa Salad

After spending the last two weekends traveling – first to Miami for a friend’s wedding and then to Lake Norris in Tennessee for a long weekend with friends – it was nice to spend a weekend at home with no real plans or commitments. On Saturday we had a leisurely morning drinking coffee and doing a few things around the house. Then we headed to Indiana to spend some time with Chris’s family and his nephew who we hadn’t seen since his first birthday a few months ago. These two are pretty cute together :). Continue reading

Miami Weekend Trip

Weekend Trip: Coral Gables & Miami

Two weeks ago I was in Miami to celebrate a friend’s wedding. I asked for some advice on what to see and do and got some great tips. The weekend was great, but like every weekend, it went by way too fast. I was also in the wedding so a lot of my time was spent hanging out with the bride and preparing for the wedding. I wouldn’t have it any other way though – there’s nothing better than catching up with friends you don’t get to see very often! Continue reading