Small Business Saturday

Yesterday I had the opportunity to run around with Ohiophotogrl will she did a scavenger hunt thru some of our local business for Small Business Saturday . It was really fun. We started off at The Coffee Hub to get fueled up and get our clues for what we needed to find.

The Coffee Hub has these really cool cookie and Ohiophotogrl girl told me that her extra Carmel Latte was the best she ever had! Then we were off!

We then went to Barney’s True Hardware, and found a few really cool ideas for Christmas presents as has to count the isles! Then over to Puzzles Plus.

We had to count the puzzles on the walls. We kept getting a different number. This one was a tough one but we think we got it right (wink, wink.) The next stop was Once Upon A Thyme Bookstore. It was a really fun place. We had to find the featured cookbook recipe.

It might be on the menu for next week :0) after there we hopped in the car and went to Central Carpet and Interiors. They had a scavenger hunt inside their store as well. They did the 12 days of Christmas theme. It was really fun walking thru the store and seeing all the really interesting decor and flooring stuff they have to offer their. They even have a family of beavers living there.

Next stop was Decoy Arts! Here we had to find the name of the biggest rooms! They have lots of ceramic things to paint and offer lots of classes to do different art things for all ages.

From there we went to Cape House Collectables! They store was full of the holiday spirit. This is me with their Christmas truck!

Then over to Knollwood Garden Center where we had some hot chocolate and enjoyed walking around and seeing all the neat things you can put on your Christmas tree and decorate your home this year.Ohiophotogrl loves this sign :0) then it was over to La Crique Boutique. This was a new store for us. They had clothing and accessories for every occasion. They two had a great truck for me to ride in!Next stop was a local favorite, The Pizza Dive!

Here we got cinnamon Sugar bites and all we had to do was hear a funny joke. The last stop on our adventure was This Old Couch. This is where we turned in our scant hunt paper. They had this really cool tray.

We had so much fun meeting the owners/staff of all these businesses. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Do you plant a garden?

The last few years Ohiophotogrl and I have planted a garden and this year is no different. We have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, herbs and soon to have carrots, beets and radishes. I love taking photos of the garden as it grows.

Here is a sneak peek at the growth so far:

We will keep ya posted on how the garden grows! Do you have a garden? What are you growing?

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Gardening

Spent yesterday morning and early afternoon looking for plants for the garden.

There are a lot to choose from. Let’s just say we picked up flowers for the front flower pots and some tomatoes for the pots on the porch. Not to mention some herbs. Last week we got some cucumbers and a few other things. I’ll have to make a full list.

Now I just need this weather to Cooperate! Are you planting a garden? What are you gonna put in yours?

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That was a trip!

As some of you saw in Facebook, I took a trip with Ohiophotogrl! We drove over to Missouri to see her cousin graduating from high school.

We started off all bucked in…

And I got to read the map along the way! We got out a few times to stretch our legs and we took a selfie.

I got to see the Arch in St Louis but only thru the car window…

Ohiophotogrl was driving so I took a better photo on the way back….

It was a really fun trip, but we are both glad to be home and to sleep in our own beds last night!

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It’s been 7 years

Today is my “Gotcha Day.” It’s the Day that Ohiophotogrl and I became best friends. She found me coming out of the ground. Here is a recap of that…

It was love at first site!

Thanks for being on this journey with us….rumor on the street we have a big adventure coming up….stay tuned!

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What’s cooking

So today Ohiophotogrl brought home some ready to bake cookies for us to make.

I put on my apron and laid the cookies on the cookie sheet while we preheated the oven to 350 degrees. Slid them on to the center rack and set a timer for 12 minutes.

MMMMMMMM fresh baked chocolate chip cookies for dessert tonight. But Ohiophotogrl stole one before we put them up for later…

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Baby it’s cold outside

Here in the 937 we were expecting to get 6-10 inches of snow yesterday. The good news was it wasn’t suppose to happen till after 3. So Ohiophotogrl and I went to the movies with some friends to see Marry Poppins Returns. What a fun, creative movie. Here is me with my snacks…

After the movie we checked the radar and they where just calling for rain till like 6pm. So we talked it all out and decided to stick around and watch Aquaman!

We got our tickets and found our seats. Our theater has recliner style seats that even have heat! Ohiophotogrl was really happy with that. We sat next to a young man that was really fun to sit with. After seeing the movie myself I’m not sure it was a kid friendly movie. Why do I say that….there where lots of bad words in the movie. Every time someone said one the 6 year old next to me would giggle. But excluding the curse words it was a good movie. The cinematography was really good!

Anyway it is really cold here in the 937. Gonna have to really bundle up. I let the dogs out this morning and they didn’t stay out long at all. Neither did I…

But I did build a snowman real quick!

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November 1st

Last night was trick or treat here I the 937. I couldn’t decide what to wear so I did costume changes.

Ok maybe more than a few but a Tator has to have options ya know! Hope you all had a safe and fun night last night. We had about 25 trick or treaters. Rain dampened the night but Ohiophotogrl has fun running around to all the neighbors to see what kind of candy they had….I’m not sure she will ever grow up. I think I’m ok with that!

Here is to a great November!

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Applesauce

With fall being just a day or two away Ohiophotogrl thought we should make some homemade applesauce. It’s apple season hear in the 937 so we went out to Peifers Orchard for some local grown apples. This batch will be made with just apples, water and lemon juice to start. Then we will add some spices like cinnamon:0)

First thing we To is peel and core the apples

With the Apple peeler in the top photo it cores the Apple at the same time it’s peeling so it makes fast work out of getting the apples ready. Then we throw them in the pan with the water and lemon juice….

But a lid on it and wait for it to get all tender so we can squish it all up for our applesauce.

Then we will can it and it will look like this

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Where Have I Been

Sorry for disappearing on you. Ohiophotogrl and I have had some crazy times. So much so that I’ve been taking the photos and not being in them. I told her it was crazy but she insisted that I do a blog post about her crazy few weeks. First off we went to the Cincinnati Scotty Friends Convention. She dressed for every event….

She made everyone laugh and have a good time! We spent a week with some good friends! Then we got home and cleaned out the garage! We can fit a car in there now.

Then as we were cleaning the garage we heard a very loud crashing sound from the back yard

Huge tree limb fell! Crazy….Ohiophotogrl was just on her way outback when it happened. Thank God everyone was ok because we had to call someone to come get it out of the yard it was so big.

But now we are back to getting some routine in our lives. Let’s hope that happens soon! Take care and I’ll be back soon!

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