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28 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Going For His Brown Belt

SM has been working really hard, and today he tested for his Brown Belt in karate. A proud mama, I thought I would share this video of him doing his Kata during the test. He is the one on the left side of the screen.

18 January 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Date Night With Billy Elliot

Last night my husband and I had the chance to see Made In Dagenham the Musical at the Aronoff Center downtown.  Working in the arts, I have a slight obsession with theatre, and musical theatre in particular. I went into it not really knowing much about the show, other than it had received a Tony Award [...]


14 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Social Media and Celebrity Encounters

When I was a child, I can remember taking the time to write a letter to Alyssa Milano.  Who’s the Boss was one of my favorite shows and I just idolized her.  Back then when you tried to reach out to a celebrity via mail, the odds of ever getting a response were slim to [...]

13 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments


I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus due to the craziness of the holidays so I thought I’d give a quick update on some of the more exciting things we’ve been up to. First and foremost, I became an aunt! That’s right, my brother and his wife had a little boy earlier this [...]

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 [...]

28 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Snow White at Ensemble Theatre

Over the weekend the boys and I had the chance to attend a preview showing of Ensemble Theatre’s new production, Snow White.  Now, this is not your traditional version of Snow White, it’s not only a twist on the original, but it’s a little darker.  The story contains some of the main characters from the original – [...]

27 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Adventures in Columbus – COSI

Yesterday we spent the day in Columbus, checking out COSI for the first time.  What an amazing place. It blew our minds. If you get a chance to head up that way, I’d definetely recommend making COSI part of your agenda.  We spent more than 5 hours exploring the center and could have spent many [...]

02 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Pumpkin Evolution

20 October 2011 ~ 2 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 September 2011 ~ 59 Comments

Win Tickets to See Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE at The Aronoff (closed)

Congrats to Angie V. Her name was drawn as the winner!     Last year we had the chance to check out Yo Gabba Gabba when they were in town and it was  probably one of the most fun times we had.  I took the Bman and his buddy, and we JAMMED out to Yo [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 August 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Bliss