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Graze Box Winner

3 years ago

Happy Tuesday! As promised, today is the day we announce the winner of the Graze Box Giveaway. The winner is comment number... AKA I will get the box in the mail to you this week. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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To Market and a Pitstop at The Angry Baker

3 years ago

{alicia & alexis} Due to our husbands' obsessions with March Madness, Alicia and I both found ourselves with Saturday afternoon free. We spent some time looking through fellow bloggers' weekend event lists and finally settled on the winter market at 400 West Rich. I wandered down from German Village (if it's above 40, not raining, and less than two miles away, I'm walking) and met[...]

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Marmi Grand Opening at Easton

3 years ago

{alexis & alicia} This week, we were kindly invited to the grand opening of Marmi Shoes. So together, we let the balloon bouquet lead the way and we popped in to see the selection. First I must say how kind everyone there is: we got a lovely tour, and a great description of the products. Here is just one wall of the store. A lovely[...]

Travel

Chicago from the Langham Hotel

3 years ago

{alexis} As I mentioned, I spent a long weekend in Chicago over the St. Patrick's Day holiday. Husband and I always butt heads when it comes to booking hotels, and this trip followed suit. A few weeks before, I began to despair, yelling about how all the reasonable hotels were booked and we would just have to shell out for a five-star. Ever frugal, husband began[...]

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Graze Box Giveaway

3 years ago

{alicia} Remember a couple weeks ago when I raved about the wonder that is Graze Box? Alexis and I are such big fans that we thought it would be nice to share the love with one of you! Instead of gorging on this box ourselves, one of you will receive the following: [caption id="attachment_837" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Snacks include cookies & cream, piña colada, yaki soba,[...]

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BHLDN in Chicago

3 years ago

{alexis} Last weekend, husband and I packed our bags and jetted off Chicago for St. Patrick's Day. But I had something to do first. Upon landing, and planting husband firmly in front of a TV for the Buckeye game, I headed off to meet one of my best friends for a bridal appointment at BHLDN Chicago. This had always been our plan, and, thanks to[...]

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Weekend Consumption

3 years ago

{alicia} After a challenging week at work, I couldn't wait for the weekend to decompress. Nothing elaborate, just me, the ones I love, and the things I love to consume. Since Friday coincided with Pi Day, I insisted on (pizza) pie for dinner. After going back and forth on where, we took the path of least resistance and drove down the street for some Mellow[...]

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Dinner and Several Drinks at the Jury Room

3 years ago

{alexis} Last Friday was beautiful, wasn't it? After traipsing around in the mud with Indy at the Scioto Audobon park, we were hungry and required a Friday cocktail or three. Since we live in German Village, we've had take out from the Jury Room several times, but I had never actually been inside. This, I decided, had to be remedied immediately. We grabbed our light[...]

Food

NOLA Pt. II {Food}

3 years ago

{alicia} Since yesterday's post on New Orleans was record-breaking in length, I will make a heroic attempt to keep this succinct. I'm fond of waxing poetic about food, but I'm running on fumes and am somewhat delirious. Lucky for you, I will let the photos do most of the talking. In short, New Orleans is a foodie's dream come true. There are so many delicious[...]

Travel

NOLA Pt. I {Sights}

3 years ago

{alicia} What can I say about New Orleans that hasn't already been said? To borrow the words of Chris Rose, “I'm not going to lay down in words the lure of this place. Every great writer in the land, from Faulkner to Twain to Rice to Ford, has tried to do it and fallen short. It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of[...]

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A Stop at Zauber Brewing

3 years ago

{alexis} I've been meaning to go in since I heard they did a game night on Wednesday's, and so finally, last week we got to Zauber Brewing. (This is mostly true. But it was a conversation that really brought me in: While lamenting on Twitter my tendencies toward unsportsmanlike conduct after a loss, they suggested I cheat. Sold.) @WanderandWhine you can always cheat ;) —[...]

Personal

Adopting Indy

3 years ago

{alexis} Readers, we know each other fairly well at this point, right? I want to introduce you to the most important figure in my life. I know, I've mentioned my husband before, and yes, he is supremely important. But really, it's time you know my puppy, Indy. Here he is: [caption id="attachment_622" align="aligncenter" width="517"] Fresh from a haircut.[/caption] He has about a million nicknames, among[...]

Food

Graze Box Review

3 years ago

{alicia} If you've ever experienced hunger rage (aka hanger), you know the importance of having snacks on hand for such emergencies. With my tendency to rage out from low blood sugar, I try to be good about filling my desk drawer with healthy items such as Larabars and raw almonds. However! We've established I'm lazy, and while I do enjoy perusing every aisle of the[...]

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Painting and Toasting at Clay Cafe

3 years ago

{alexis, photos by alicia} I am not the world's craftiest person. Last year for Valentine's Day, I baked history's ugliest pie. When I took a cake decorating class, my terrible icing artistry had my girlfriends rolling in laughter. So when someone suggested we go paint some pottery, I was a little hesitant. What kind of skill did this require? I can maybe be counted on[...]

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An Afternoon at the Arnold

3 years ago

{alicia} Let me preface this by saying I am probably the worst person ever to recap the Arnold. Yoga is as intense as I get, and I consider doing lunges while watching television a victory. What I'm trying to say is that fitness expos aren't my thing. If I haven't lost you, let's delve into my personal account of the Arnold this past weekend. Now,[...]

Travel

Key West #tbt

3 years ago

{alicia} As you may have gathered, Alexis and I like to travel. And though we have different styles of planning (she waits the last minute to book hotels, and I feel faint at the mere thought), we can both agree that travel is the one thing you can buy that makes you richer. With it being Throwback Thursday, it only seems appropriate to post about one[...]

Food

Happy Hour at G. Michael’s Bistro

3 years ago

{alexis} Happy hours are one of the sweetest simple pleasures in life, no? A heavy wooden door is opened by a handsome young man with a big smile, and you feel the heat hit you as you step up out of the cold. Soon your eyes adjust to warm bar lighting and you see, miraculously, two open bar stools waiting for you next to the[...]

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A Tale of Two Brunches

3 years ago

{alicia} They say it's unhealthy to live for the weekend, but I can't help it. It's the only acceptable time of the week you can sleep in, lounge all day with Netflix, and have excessive meals without feeling guilty. My breakfast during the week isn't very exciting (overnight oats with chia seeds, nut butter, and berries without fail), so I like to do it up on[...]

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16-Bit Bar + Arcade and Dirty Frank’s

3 years ago

{alexis} I know. It seems like I'm late to the Barcade party, but I assure you, I'm not! We live within walking distance of 16-Bit (both a blessing and a curse), and were there literally the day the opened it to the public. No, not opening day -- the day before that. Fortunately, I was not technically a blogger then -- I was a little too[...]

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Shabu Shabu at Ba Sho (Ba Sho)

4 years ago

{alicia} In the years I've lived in Dublin, I've driven by Ba Sho maybe eleventy billion times and thought "Huh, I should try that place sometime." Then I would go along my merry way and promptly forget. Fast forward to this miserable winter. I've been in a state of hibernation and craving every comforting meal in sight. Nothing like a polar vortex to put you[...]