You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great summer. I’m sharing some of my favorite summer bucket list adventures to cross off your list.
There is a piece of me that is missing. Anyone who has lost their mom can identify with the feeling.
Mother’s Day is always a day that stirs up the emotions even more because of her absence. I do have a diversion because I am a mom. My kids and husband do sweet things for me during the day to make me feel special but the void is still there.
Tucked away across the river from Cincinnati, on top of a hill that is cut by interstate 75 in Northern Kentucky, is a hidden gem of hope.
I love when plans work out for a spontaneous adventure. My friend was already coming to town, so I just offered her the “choose your own adventure” option for her visit. Try the luge, cross-country skiing or attend an ice sculpture festival. I was sooo excited that she wanted to try the luge too. [Read more…]
It can be a little intimidating to sign up for the unknown of a mud race.
Here are some tips to make your first mud race a memorable and enjoyable experience.
On our way to Washington, D.C. on a family vacation, we took the longer, scenic route through the mountains. We discovered a beautiful resort along the way that had both history and mystery nestled in the hills of West Virginia. The Greenbrier Hotel, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, started from the popularity of the sulphur springs that were discovered there in 1778.
I have a friend who is great a making family traditions for holidays (even those lame Hallmark ones.) April Fool’s Day is even a big deal in her family! Just ask the friend who ate a chocolate gnash covered cotton ball while visiting. (I’ll admit that one was a pretty good prank) She inspires me to put effort and details to create memories and traditions for my family.
So this year I thought I would try to make Valentine’s Day a little more special. I missed the mark and that’s ok. My perfect day had more of the elements of a drama and endings of a romantic comedy.
This winter has been unseasonably warm so attempting to try snowshoeing has been hit and miss all season. I’ve been able to try snowshoeing a few times this winter when we have gotten snow.
Our family’s first time trying was at local Winterfest event. We tried the types of snowshoes resembled wooden tennis rackets like you see pictures of Eskimos using.
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No, my name is not Nerda, it’s Nedra (Knee-dra) but I’ve heard it all.
There are a few advantages to having a unique name.
During my social media trip with Positively Cleveland, we visited an indoor/outdoor market that is a must for any foodie! The West Side Market in Cleveland is a destination that locals and guests from out of town love to visit.
My first observation upon arrival was that the building had beautiful architecture inside and out.
Upon closer observation, you could see the story of the building’s intention on the walls and ceiling.
The largest area of the market has a beautiful tiled ceiling.
My second observation was that the market was HUGE!!
The West Side Market dates back to 1840 and is Cleveland’s oldest public market.
There is a large section for produce outside and inside.
During your visit you can purchase anything you need for your meal of choice.
The market has a buzz about it with over one million estimated visitors last year, the market is on the list of things to do for tourist and locals alike.
The hardest part during a visit is deciding between all of the amazing options.
There are more than 180 vendors to chose from.
You can select food from a variety of ethnicities and enjoy a large variety of fresh produce, meats, seafood, dairy and bakery items.
While you are in the area there is another point of interest nearby. A block away from the West Side Market is Ohio City Farm.
“The Ohio City Farm is designed to incubate entrepreneurial farm businesses and support workforce development programs. Ohio City Farm provides urban farmers with low-cost land, shared facilities and technical assistance and is designed to develop and support entrepreneurial farmers. Incubator farm tenants are expected to run economically viable businesses and provide financial information on their operations.”
The West Side Market is located at 1979 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH
HOURS OF OPERATION:
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: 7AM – 4PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7AM – 6PM
Disclosure: Positively Cleveland provided my accommodation, meals and admissions for my participation in their social media driven trip. All opinions are my own.