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17 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Making Ornaments at Brazee Street Studios

Today the boys and I had the best time making glass ornaments at Brazee Street Studios in Oakley. Each Saturday they have open house hours where kids (and parents) can come in and make that months project. Cost was just $15 per ornament. This is definitely something that we’ll be adding to our “to do [...]

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20 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

A Little Bit of Iowa… in Kentucky

If you didn’t know this about me, I grew up in a small town in Iowa. While we lived “in town,” farm life was a big part of my youth. While its been more than 20 years since my parents moved us to Kentucky, a big piece of my identity feels rooted in my time [...]

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04 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Under the Catholic School Influence

On my computer I have a sticky-note program that let’s me create digital post-it reminders and I can “stick” them on my desktop. Today when I sat down at my desk I found the following note, left by my 9yr old.  Looks like he’s paying attention in Religion class! Give prayer to God every night [...]

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28 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Museum Center Adventures

Happy Wordless Wednesday.   I was recently invited to contribute an itinerary for the Cincinnati Museum Center’s new website so I thought for today’s Wordless Wednesday post it only appropriate that I share some photos from our various visits there.    For more Wordless Wednesday entries, visit Wordless Wednesday      PS. Check out  my itinerary– If Kids Ruled The [...]

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08 September 2011 ~ 12 Comments

I’ve “Weighted” Long Enough

Well, I did it. I FINALLY reached my weight loss goal and best part is, I did it by my goal- September 1- the day before we headed off to celebrate our 10 yr anniversary. I can’t believe I did it. I cannot tell you the last time I weighed 135, I know it was [...]

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31 August 2011 ~ 3 Comments

My 6 Year Old Hula Hooping Champion…

The Bman has been obsessed with hula hooping, ever since we attended the Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen event last April. I can’t remember the name of the group, but they were teaching kids to hula hoop as a form of exercise, and they let him keep his hula hoop (You would have thought they [...]

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24 August 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Bliss

   

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16 August 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Back to School Means Back to Packing Lunches

A few months ago my husband and I decided to make some pretty big changes to the types of foods our family was eating.  We wanted to start eating healthier and transition processed foods out of our diets. As part of the process I took the time to meet with an amazing local health coach, [...]

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12 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s official. My oldest has got the theatre bug. This week he completed an acting summer camp at The Carnegie and man, he’s got the bug, BAD. For the camp they got to write their own plays (as a group) based on a theme which was Adventures of an Underdog, design their costumes and props, [...]

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08 August 2011 ~ 30 Comments

Getting Organized (Giveaway)

If there is one thing I secretly struggle with it’s staying organized when it comes to my personal life.  While I am an early adopter and love technology and live by my Google Calendar, I am a traditional girl at heart and still find myself writing notes and tracking things the “old school” way –> [...]

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29 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Making Memories

These are the sort of days I hope they remember when they think back on their childhood(s). Lazy days on the lake. Seeing who can do the best canon ball or flip off the boat. It’s part of what summer should be, right?        

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23 July 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Dieting Lesson: Not All Salads Are Healthy

Since being on this diet, salads have come to be my best friend. They are an easy meal to prepare at home and when dining out, just about every restaurant has a couple of good salads on their menu.  One thing I am learning though, is that just because it’s a salad, doesn’t mean it’s [...]

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20 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Another Birthday Passes

A few weeks ago the boys, my Mom and I spent an afternoon at Lazer Kraze. The afternoon made such an impression on my oldest, that we returned this past weekend for his BIG 9th Birthday! I can’t believe another year has passed. Each one seems to go by faster than the last and I [...]

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13 July 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Vacation-Palooza –> Cincinnati Museum Center

During the month of June my husband traveled quite a bit. To distract ourselves the boys and I set out on what we called, “Vacation-Palooza.”  Translated, I took off several days from work and we ran around town having a variety of adventures. Included in our adventures were two trips to the Cincinnati Museum Center [...]

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01 July 2011 ~ 6 Comments

What Have I Been ‘Weight’ing For

I have been dieting again, and it’s finally working. Now, before you roll your eyes at me, remembering all those times I told you I was going to get in shape (see long list of links below), please give me a moment to explain. December 2007 – SparkPeople.com Rocks (I am back on a diet) [...]

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