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Conservatory Aglow – There’s Still Time!

While the holidays have come to a close, you still can participate in one amazing Columbus activity if you're not quite ready to let go of the season. If you haven't checked out Conservatory Aglow at the Franklin Park Conservatory, you are in luck as it will run through January 10 this year. So, [...]

Kids Give Back Columbus Wrap-Up

I'm so excited to share that we officially completed our #kidsgivebackcolumbus project a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be helpful to highlight the five local organizations that we supported in one post! As a recap, we made a simple weekly commitment to getting our kids involved in giving back to the community [...]

By |2020-12-16T18:11:04+00:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Monday Funday: Columbus Commons & Milestone 229

If you're looking for a fun, affordable, socially-distanced way to celebrate the season, I highly encourage you to check out the awesome holiday lights at the Columbus Commons. Presented by American Electric Power Foundation, the lights are displayed every evening from Nov. 20 through January 3 (from 5 - 10 p.m.). Over 400,000 LED [...]

Friday Favorite: Mozart’s Cafe in Clintonville

Happy Friday! Today's Friday's Favorite has a local spin - and while there are SO MANY that I'd love to highlight, this one has really been a love of mine (and my family) for quite some time! Mozart's Cafe, an adorable Clintonville bakery & cafe has been a favorite of ours since we moved to [...]

By |2020-12-11T20:12:49+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Eats, Grilled cheese and chardonnay?|Tags: , , , , |

Friday Favorites: Mrs.Goodman’s, Of Course!

'Tis the season for sweets and special treats - and I can't think of a better place to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth than Mrs. Goodman's in Worthington! Whether you're looking for special holiday treats or just a quick mid-day pick-me-up, this adorable bakery offers the best assortment of special occasion cakes, cookies, brownies, scones, cinnamon [...]

By |2020-12-04T21:05:37+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Eats, Grilled cheese and chardonnay?|Tags: , , , , , , |

8 Holiday Appetizers That You Can Master On Your Next Date Night

Note: Check out our experience at Savoir Cooking & Wine last year (2019). We had so much fun participating in a LIVE cooking class with so many of our close friends. As you all know, times are a bit different now so we were thrilled to see that Savoir is offering a virtual class [...]

The Perfect Holiday Veggie Dish

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's no surprise that we're dreaming about those classic holiday favorites like savory roasted turkey, buttery stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and of course, sweet slices of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. While these are all holiday dinner necessities, I'd like to also put a plug in for the [...]

By |2020-12-01T13:30:36+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Staying in Tonight? Check out these Friday Night Pizza Favorites!

Staying in is not so bad, right? We're all pretty used to it by now, and since this craziness doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, I thought I would highlight a few of our favorite pizza places in town that have aced the takeout game. Don't get me wrong - I love dining [...]

Week #5: Colony Cats (& Dogs)!

We can't forget about our furry friends, and that is exactly why we are so excited to support Colony Cats & Dogs for week #5 of our #kidsgivebackcolumbus project! As a recap, we've made a simple weekly commitment to getting our kids involved in giving back to the community by choosing a different organization to [...]

By |2020-11-12T23:06:27+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |

I Think We All Can Use Some Cheesecake Today…

I don't know about you, but I can sure use a piece of cheesecake right now. To be honest, I would prefer some wine, but since I have to wait a few more months for that, I can settle for some of my favorite sweet treats from The Cheesecake Girl, a Columbus based bakery [...]