Pumpkin spice, shopping small, and everything nice…it’s almost that time of year!
I am sad to see summer fade away, but the idea of fall fun gives me a glimmer of what exciting things we have to come. I’ve whipped up this blog to give you a list of some amazing opportunities to give back to the community while supporting local businesses! I love starting my holiday shopping at these fun markets. There’s no better combination of finding the perfect gift for a friend or family member + putting cash in a locals pocket! I will be updating this blog post through out the month as I find more ways to shop small this fall/winter. If you find anything please tag me and let me know to check it out and share!
Derrek and I had THE BEST date night at Palomino a few weeks back. It is a wonderful restaurant/bar downtown Cincinnati over looking fountain square. The view was incredible as Jazz Fest had downtown booming with life. When I added to my Instagram stories sharing that we were at Palomino…my DMs blew up! Everyone shared with me their recommendations and how Palomino is their favorite place to dine!
Where have you guys been? Why did no one tell me about Palomino before? Where have I been? I quickly learned I’ve been living under a rock and totally missing out.
We celebrated Jax’s birthday last month in Springfield, Ohio. Just about an hour and a half North-East from Cincinnati, Springfield is snuggled in between Columbus and Dayton. It’s a quaint little place full of vibrancy.
I spent the day with my mama at the pool. We used to spend so much time together there growing up. As we were laying out the new Backstreet Boys song was playing on the radio. If my 8 year old self knew 20 years later I’d be at the pool with my mom listening to a new Backstreet Boys jam…I’d been like “whatever with a twist!”
Saturday the boys and I got a VIP first look at the New Kings Island Peanuts Celebration. It was A BLAST! The boys were smiling from ear to ear. Derrek and I got to re-live our teenage years. We spent sooo much time at Kings Island together. It has a special place in our hearts and we love sharing it with the kids. They absolutely love Kings Island and everything they had planned for their Peanuts Celebration!
Last week the boys, Derrek, and I headed to Freddy’s for dinner. We were so excited to see Layla of @laylaliving and Heather of @foodhussy! We were invited to the Amelia location to learn about the restaurant and a new surprise coming to the menu. The cat is out of the bag now, or shall I say the curds are out….WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE CURDS! Now, I’ve never heard of cheese curds before this dinner. We ordered them and fell in love! They were like little perfect, fried cheese balls! So you can’t go wrong with fried cheese…I highly suggest you get them next time you head to Freddy’s! Continue Reading