Cleveland On The Rebound


Cleveland was just featured in the LA Times article "Cleveland has been on the rebound even before LeBron James news". Love him or hate him, LeBron is going to bring a lot of hype and money to our city. But this article discusses how Cleveland has been on the rebound well before we found out the news about the return of LeBron. With all of the fun tourist things to do including the museums, Botanical Gardens, zoos, etc. during the day and the night life in Ohio City, Tremont, E. 4th, etc. … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Backpacks! #BacktoSchool

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Back-to-School is right around the corner! My kids go back August 20th. Where has the Summer gone?? I know everyone is working on school supplies but one of the most important things for Back-to-School is the backpack! My favorite backpacks are L.L. Bean and Pottery Barn Kids. Their backpacks are sturdy and can actually last you a couple of years! There are many others great ones out there, here are some of our favorite backpacks for Back-to-School! Back to School Backpacks by … [Read more...]

Product I Love: PooPourri


Cover your ears this is a total potty talk post. I live in a house with 3 boys (4 if you count my dog Walter) I am not going to get into all the dirty details (no pun intended) about bathroom habits. All I can tell you is it affects my life daily. I have a bathroom right by the garage door, so if an unexpected guest arrives I don't want them to get greeted by an offensive odor! Well now I can sleep at ease with my new PooPourri. I discovered PooPourri watching my favorite television show … [Read more...]

Love it or Hate it? Denim on Denim

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I loved Kristin's last post on Denim on Denim. When I started seeing that trend last Fall I have to admit it left a bad taste in my mouth, but now I kind of love it! At first I felt weary of my denim tuxedo but it's an easy outfit to throw together, it's comfortable and the key is to break it up with accessories! It's like working with a blank canvas. What do you think of the denim on denim trend? Love it or hate it? Or how do you make it work? Denim on Denim by courtneydolinar featuring … [Read more...]

Denim on Denim – Not My Fave


I just got my new issue of Glamour in the mail and took a few minutes to skim through the pages. It is ALL ABOUT DENIM! I love denim, however I do not like the denim on denim look that seems to be so popular for the fall. In case you don't know what I am talking about, an example would be wearing darker jeans with a lighter denim shirt. I saw a lot of it last spring and it just did not go over well with me. There were only a couple people (real people, not models) that I actually saw that … [Read more...]

Boxed: A Great New App Everyone Could Use! #Boxed

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Who doesn't love shopping for bulk items at huge discounts? You know what I don't love about it? Being in large crowds searching for deals, going down isle after isle looking for what I need, and waiting in long lines. Well now there is Boxed! Boxed is an App. It's warehouse club shopping on your smartphone and tablet but there are no membership fees and no shipping fees. I love bulk snacks. I have two boys and they eat the minute they wake up until it's time to go to bed. I try and keep this … [Read more...]

Volunteer or Make Donations in Cleveland for a Hunger Free Summer! #HungerFreeSummer

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods Hunger Free Summer Initiative with The Motherhood. However, all opinions are my own. Summer should be a fun and carefree time for children, but for many families in Ohio, summer is when food budgets are stretched thin and children are at a greater risk of experiencing hunger. When school gets out for summer vacation, many children lose access to meals they receive during the school year. What can you do to help? When children are … [Read more...]

New Splash Park in Broadview Heights Opens Today

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The new Splash Park in Broadview Heights opens today at 10:00 a.m. This new addition to the playground will be an outdoor water area for kids to play in when it is warm outside. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and they have also added a new concession stand to buy food and treats during the hours when it is open. This is a great addition to the current playground: This splash park looks like it is designed for smaller kids, but big kids can have fun there, too. … [Read more...]

Family Day at #PutinBay #MillerFerry #LakeErieLove


Every year we take the kids for a day trip to Put-in-Bay! Put-in-Bay is a one tank trip getaway and a fun place for the whole family. Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census. It's a cute quaint little town with lots to do. Put-in-Bay Ohio is one of the most unique places you will ever visit. It is a tiny two by four mile island and filled with historic homes, the nation's third … [Read more...]

Fooducate App – Healthy Weight Loss, Diet Tracker & Food Scanner


This app is awesome! It is available for the iPhone and Android. You can simply scan the labels as you grocery shop to get all of the nutritional information and the app grades your food from an A to an F. It is very interesting to see which foods you might think would be an A are actually not. It's also pretty cool to see which brands are better than others and get recommendations for healthier alternatives. Even if you aren't necessarily on a diet but want to get a better idea of how … [Read more...]

Summer Sun Fashion!

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When it's hot outside dress cool! Wearing light colors and nice fabrics will keep you cool. Focus on accessories to dress up a hot outfit! Summer Sun Fashion! by courtneydolinar featuring bracelet jewelryJ Crew loose t shirtjcrew.comJ.Crew crew shortsfactory.jcrew.comJack Rogers wedge heel sandalssaksfifthavenue.comMARC BY MARC JACOBS mini drawstring bagshopbop.comMARC BY MARC JACOBS steel watch$325 - Crew bracelet jewelryjcrew.comKnot jewelrybaublebar.comMaui … [Read more...]

Yoga Rocks The Park – Cleveland


I just saw a flyer at Prana Yoga and Dance Studio (Broadview Hts.) when my darling daughter was participating in their Princess Dance Camp about this awesome upcoming yoga event in Cleveland. It takes place June 14th - September 21st at Tremont's Lincoln Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and class starts at 10:00 a.m. It is a a gathering of music, yoga and fun! Where: Tremont's Lincoln Park Time: Yoga + Music begins at 10:00 am Suggested Donation: $15 advance / $20 at the park / … [Read more...]

Ikes Boards: Great Gifts Custom Cutting Boards!


Looking for a unique and beautiful gift that will be around for years and years? Consider a custom made cutting board by local Cleveland Company, Ike's Boards. About Ike's Boards: Our boards are inspired by my Grandma's cutting board that my Mom uses to this day. Even though it's been close to 50 years since the board was new, the board remains beautiful, functional, and serves as a constant reminder to our family of meals prepared by Grandma. With Grandma's cutting board in mind, this … [Read more...]

2 Bubbies Cookies: A Custom Cookie Company in Cleveland

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I went to a Summer party over the weekend and had a delicious cookie make by a local baker Cheryl Maurer from 2 Bubbies Cookies. Cheryl's sugar cookies are truly a work of art. I have never seen cookies quite so elaborate. What makes 2 Bubbies Cookies even better is they are delicious! They are not too sweet and Cheryl uses the best ingredients to make her cookies special. Cookies are a great addition to a party or a nice way to say "Thank you." I am always looking for great local businesses … [Read more...]

Jonathon Sawyer’s Trentina Officially Opened in Cleveland This Week! #Trentina

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Trentina officially opened Tuesday, July 8th in Cleveland this week! For those of you that have been living under a rock the past year Trentina is chef Jonathon Sawyer's newest restaurant that opened on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Chef Sawyer is known for his restaurants in the Cleveland area such as Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat. So what is Trentina? According to and interview Sawyer gave to his vision is this: Our goal at Trentina is to redefine or … [Read more...]

Bloggy Conference 2014 September 12-16 at Cedar Point! #bloggycon2014


Join us for Bloggy Conference 2014 on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie at Cedar Point! Bloggy Conference 2014 Bloggy Moms & Cedar Point Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT) Sandusky, OH REGISTER HERE! … [Read more...]

Perfect Outfit for Mom Errands! #OOTD

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You know the outfit you need...cute, comfortable, and something other than yoga pants! An outfit perfect for Mom errands. Trip to the doctor, grocery shopping, lunch with the girls, here is something comfortable and cute for anything that the day throws at you! The perfect outfit for Mom Errands! Shoes: Toms Striped Classics Pants: Express Army Green Jean Leggings. Similar Here. Top: Max Studio Linen Sleeveless Crochet Top. Similar Here. Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft 3/4 Sleeve Cotton … [Read more...]

Binky Fairy


My darling daughter will be three in August and was still using a binky until earlier this week just during nap and bed time. Don't laugh because it was pretty much like Pavlov's dog...when you put the binky in her mouth, she would relax, lay down, and go to sleep. It was as simple as that, and who wants to mess with a good thing? Well, she started chewing the binky for the first time when I trying to get her down for a nap a few days ago and I noticed that her teeth had made some cuts into … [Read more...]

Jack Rogers Sandals: Obsession This Week!


My obsession this week is Jack Rogers sandals. I have seen these around town but I guess I never knew they had a specific name and a cult following! Jack Rogers are some special shoes! I love these this week, because I feel these shoes make any outfit a sophisticated outfit. They add a nice touch, whether your wearing shorts or a maxi, a Jack Rogers sandal is like the icing on the cake. As Moms I know we are always looking for comfort and style in a shoe. I also love that they come in so … [Read more...]

POPMamas: The Best Cake Pops in Cleveland! #POPMamas

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Are you looking for a cute favor to give away at your child's birthday party? Or what about a cute dessert idea? Have you ever thought about a cake pop from POPMamas? Customized cake pops for your special day! POPmamas was founded by Julie Haas & Maureen LaCivita, two friends who wanted to turn a fun hobby into a fun business! They are located in Avon, Ohio. Their POPS are made to order and customized to your event. They make great party favors for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or any … [Read more...]

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