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8/11/2016

Cleveland History Center

Hi!  I know it's been a long time, but I've had a lot of stuff going on lately (fun stuff, not so fun stuff, etc) and I really haven't had time or energy to blog...and frankly I kind of forgot about it.  Oopsy!  So, because I'm a bad blogger I'm just going to photo-dump some really old photos on you.  Yep, it's happening.  These are from early 2015 when I went to Cleveland to visit my dear HLP for her birthday (I think...it's been so long!).  She had the brilliant idea of checking out the Cleveland History Center, which neither of us had been too.  It was very cool and I would recommend it to anyone!  Now, commence photo dump of cars, planes, dresses, and a carousel (all located in the History Center)...
Drooling over this ceiling!

With admission into the History Center you also get two tokens to ride the carousel!
My favorite horse!

Second ride on the carousel...
My bestest, Amanda.

Hopefully I'll get back to this blogging and sharing photos on a more regular basis soon.  I'm actually taking a photography class this fall, so hopefully I'll have photos to share on the regular!  Truthfully, it's been ages since I pulled my camera out of my camera bag and I feel horrible about it.  So, that should be remedied very soon!  Until next time...

4/18/2016

Treasures

Let's rewind again, back to my 30th birthday and our weekend trip to Louisville.  After our tour and tasting at Maker's Mark, we headed toward Louisville to check into our hotel.  For dinner I was craving Mexican food so we decided to check out El Mundo, which was awesome and I would highly recommend to anyone.  On our way to El Mundo I spotted a bunch of stuff surrounding a storefront/house that looked familiar.  I had around turn around so we could investigate.  Then I figured out what we were looking at...Jerry's Junk.  I'd first heard about Jerry's Junk from one of the blog I love, the Dainty Squid, and that's why it all looked so familiar.

The light was quickly fading but I decided to get in some shots really quick before we made our way to the restaurant.


What an interesting place, right?  When we go back to Louisville next time I definitely want to spend a little more time there, you know, taking it all in!

4/01/2016

Birthday Bourbon!

Happy Friday everyone!  Not only am I super happy that it's Friday, but I'm extra stoked because today is Edible Books!  If you don't know what Edible Book is, it's a international festival that usually happens in April each year where people (often libraries) hold an event where people either make book structures that are edible or, more often than not, take a book title or concept and represent it using food.  Our library participates every year and I've created something every year since 2008.  Here's a blog post from 2013 about my creation (and being awarded Best Overall for the first time!).  Anyway, I always get really into it and look forward to it every year.

Alright, so back to working through my backlog of photos.  These photos are particularly old, from my birthday...LAST YEAR!!  When I turned 30, Antoine and I decided to spend the weekend celebrating in Louisville, KY.  Since it's only about a two hour drive from Cincinnati, it's a good place to get away, but not have to travel too far or spend too much money.  Before we headed to the city of Louisville, we decided to make a stop at Maker's Mark along the way.  We've both been to Maker's before, but this time was special.  Antoine, who signed up to be an ambassador 7 years prior, finally got his golden ticket, which means the bottle of Maker's with his name on it was ready to be picked up.  So he scheduled his appointment and we made our way to Maker's...
The adorable cat who lives at Maker's and was sleeping in a basket in the lobby when we got there.
The good stuff in the works.

Time for the tasting!  They have updated the tasting format and the location.  I really don't remember much about the old format, but I like that they put out a little place-mat now that tells you what you're tasting.
Antoine with his special bottle of bourbon!
The bottle even gets a special stamp on the top.

The next day, on our way home from Louisville, we checked out the Four Roses distillery, which neither of us had ever been to before.  I gotta say, I like it and their bourbon (which again, I'd never had before) quite a bit and would highly recommend it to anyone.  Plus, we had a really great tour guide who was super engaging.

I have some more photos from Louisville to share next week!  Then I have more photos from last March and April.  It feels good to finally get through this backlog, especially since I haven't been taking many photos lately because I can't justify taking more when I have so many old ones I've neglected! Anyway, happy Friday and I hope everyone has a great weekend.