A Dog is the Mayor at this Town in Kentucky


A Dog is the Mayor of this Town in Kentucky

I love living at a faster pace, but every now and then it’s good to experience the other extreme of simpler times. Rabbit Hash is a perfect destination for a Sunday drive. It is a popular destination for motorcyclists because of the winding roads that take you on roller coaster roads minus the tracks. Rabbit Hash, KY is located about 45 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati.

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The 39 Steps ~ A play that will have you laughing all night

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I recently attended a blogger event where I got to preview the play “The 39 Steps” at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for a blogger event. “The 39 Steps” is adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.

I was not familar with the play, but was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was! I mean BIG SMILES and LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY!!!!!

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Taking an Indian Cooking Class at Bolly Bears

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I’m going to start with a confession. I don’t enjoy cooking unless it’s social or has a theme to inspire. Unfortunately, thinking of what to cook everyday is not festive enough for me to get inspired……but a cooking class that is social and is an excuse to try something new ……..is the perfect way to consider maybe wanting to cook a few more meals in the future.  This is where Chef Dan comes in.

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Exploring the Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art

Do you ever go on adventures solo? I decided to take advantage of my husband and boys spending the afternoon watching football to sneak away for a few hours to explore the Taft Museum of Art. I understand that we won’t always want to try the same things all the time. One of my friends couldn’t make it due to working later so I went to my adventure destination anyway.

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Pulp Art


I recently went to the opening reception for the exhibit “Pulp Art”.

Pulp Art is an incredible display of 11 artists creative expressions using paper.

The building alone is a piece of art .

The center also offers affordable art classes for kids.

Several of the works by kids in the program are showcased in the exhibit.

These students could be doing their own show one day.  It was really great to meet some of the younger artists who got to tell us about their piece.

I had to snap a picture of the wall even though it wasn’t a piece. I just like exposed brick..

Don’t miss your chance to check out some incredible art!

Pulp Art is an exhibit currently showing from Jan. 11 – Feb. 15 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Ky.

You can learn more about the show from their website.

There is FREE public admission during regular gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 12pm to 3pm.

This Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011.

Disclosure: I did receive complimentary admission to the opening. All opinions are my own. I just really love art!

Zipline Tour at Adventureworks

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I’ve been zipling several times before but my most recent zipling experience takes the prize. My family and I went on a zipline tour at Adventureworks. Adventureworks is located about 30 minutes outside of Nashville and is tucked away near the Narrows of the Harpeth State Park.

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Favorite Entries at Art Prize


I made a quick trip to Grand Rapids to take in the sites of Art Prize. I enjoyed the event so much while living in Grand Rapids for the last 2 years, that I had to come back and see what the artist would come up with this year. The boys and I joined the Grkids.com team on the Art Prize trolley that made strategic stops all over the downtown .

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25 Summer Bucket List Ideas

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Here are some bucket list ideas you can try this summer

1. Go to a pick your own fruit farm ( strawberries, blueberries, etc)

2. Go camping for at least one night (even if it’s just in your backyard)

3. Star gaze for an evening

4. Play in the sand

5. Enjoy a summer reading program at your local library.

6. Try a new ethnic restaurant

7. Try a non chain restaurant recommended by urban spoon.

8. Go to a drive in movie. Check out this checklist before you go.

9. Surprise a friend with sidewalk chalk art on a their driveway.

10. Discover a “new to you” local park

11. Host a summer bbq with friends

12. Create a “new to you” variation of a smore. (my favorite is using chocolate covered graham crackers instead of a chocolate bar and graham cracker. )

13. On a rainy day transform a room with blanket forts

14. Do a random act of kindness

15. Play in the sprinklers

16. Drink a big glass of Sweet Tea or fresh squeezed Lemonade

17. Play frisbee golf

18. Try Geocaching

19. Visit your city’s tourism website and go somewhere you’ve never been

20. Feed the ducks

21. Pick wildflowers for your kitchen table

22. Make something you pinned on pinterest (make a meal or try a craft… just create something)

22. Take a bike ride to get ice cream

23 Go to a Major League baseball game

24. Go fishing

25. Try one of the water game ideas while you’re swimming







Intro to Square Dancing


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Recently, my friend and I tried an “intro to square dancing class”

I’m sure you are thinking “why would you want to try that?”  This is once again where the philosophy of “why not?” comes in.

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