wine boxtops meme

Imagine what we could do if wine had boxtops!

I am a big wine drinker.  I lived only a few hours drive from Napa Valley for years!  And now I have kids, 4 of them!  And I’m constantly being asked to send in boxtops!!  My kids fight over who gets them!  Problem is…I don’t have enough time to worry about checking all my food boxes for boxtops.  BUT if wine bottles had boxtops, well….they would be so easy to collect!  I know where the wine bottles are….in my face!

Lebanon Candy Store

Like A Kid in a Candy Store! My visit to Lebanon Candy & Sports Cards

Like a kid in a Candy Store….I came upon Lebanon Candy and Sports Cards completely by accident.  My kids and I were leaving Royce Cafe, just a few doors down, when I spotted it.  I had a moment of terror thinking maybe I should just run before the kids see it, but it was too late.  They saw it seconds later and lost their minds!  I was down 1 kid, so the pain was lessened a tiny bit.  Continue reading “Like A Kid in a Candy Store! My visit to Lebanon Candy & Sports Cards”

Cavu Coffee Shop drink and donut

What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop!

What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop…As I continue my quest for unique and satisfying coffee shops, I was reminded of Cavu Coffee Shop located in West Chester, Ohio.

Coffee shops in strip malls always make me nervous.  We all know how strip malls are built…the storefronts completely lack character.   It’s entirely up to the store to design and create their image.  Which I have to imagine is difficult and costly.  So when I walk into a strip mall store that has a distinct brand design and feel to it, I’m instantly pleased.   Continue reading “What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop!”

Noosa Coconut Yoghurt

What’s all the rage about Noosa Yoghurt?

Have you tried Noosa yoghurt yet?  I am obsessed!!  I hate the taste of low fat yogurts, so I don’t eat them.  And there’s this misconception that Whole Milk yogurts are so fattening, but they’re really not that much more fattening!  Noosa uses only fresh, simple ingredients including:  Continue reading “What’s all the rage about Noosa Yoghurt?”

cocoon coffee stumptown coffee cups

Stumptown Coffee Roast at Cocoon Coffee Shop is a MUST if you love coffee! – Mason, OH

I am always on the lookout for a new coffee spot.  I especially appreciate coffee shops that are unique and offer something above and beyond coffee.  Wether it be the ambience, the baked goods, the background music, an interesting mix of people….I want to feel like I’m getting more for my $4+ cup of coffee.  I recently stopped at Cocoon Coffee in Mason, whose motto is “Drink Well, Live Happy”.  Cocoon Coffee just recently opened, in January 2017.  I didn’t have high expectations due to it’s strip mall location, but I was surprised at how big and open it is inside.  I didn’t have that immediate, “I love this place!” reaction that I was hoping for when I walked in, but as I looked around I began to appreciate it’s subtleties.  And after learning more about their commitment to quality and partnerships, I’m completely sold. And you will be too! Continue reading “Stumptown Coffee Roast at Cocoon Coffee Shop is a MUST if you love coffee! – Mason, OH”

Queenstown new zealand

Why you should visit Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand as a must-see destination?

I’ll admit, prior to my trip, New Zealand hadn’t ever crossed my mind as somewhere I’d like to go.  Thanks to fate, I had the luxury of spending a week in Queenstown (Southern New Zealand) this past March 2016 and I fell in love with it’s sense of adventure, clean air, gorgeous views, hip town and fantastic cuisine.  Queenstown sits at the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by mountains, making it impossible NOT to have gorgeous views surrounding you. Continue reading “Why you should visit Queenstown, New Zealand”

Who wants to take me back to South Beach? – Miami, FL

I don’t know what it is I love most about South Beach Miami….the weather, the water, the culture, the food, the art deco architecture, the people….maybe it’s that buzz, that feeling of EXCITEMENT knowing that there’s fun to be had around every corner.   Continue reading “Who wants to take me back to South Beach? – Miami, FL”

balance bracelet dogeared

Balance and Beauty in a bracelet- Dogeared

I love this simple, colorful beaded Balance bracelet by Dogeared.  I bought one for myself when I was in Turks & Caicos.  The colors reminded me of the beauty and vibrancy of Turks.  Despite how dainty and thin it is, it’s held up quite well since I bought it….8 months ago.  And that’s with moderate to heavy wear. I also like to support companies who actively take part in making the world a better place.

“Dogeared lives by their philosophy that what goes around comes around by handcrafting everything locally, respecting the planet, and partnering with non-profit organizations that share their vision of a better world. As a certified B-Corporation, Dogeared is proud to be part of a community of companies developing better business practices, creating new ways to measure success, working with dignity and purpose, and using business as a force for good.” – straight from their website. Way to go!

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