2019 Cincinnati Beer 5K

I signed Nolan and I up for the Cincinnati Beer 5K a few months back. Between then and the day of the race, Nolan hurt his toe, again, and had to take a few weeks off running. Then we went to Paris and it was still bothering him. So, when race day came he opted…

Exploring Montmartre and Dinner at Le Poulbot

After touring the Sacré-Cœr, we walked around Montmartre before having dinner there. Montmartre is Paris’ 18th arrondissement, you can read more about the history on Wikipedia. It is worth noting that during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century many artists worked in and around Montmartre. Their presence is…

Sacré-Cœur

After getting next to no sleep on the overnight flight and a quick 20 minute hotel nap, we set out for a guided tour of the Sacré-Cœur in the Montmartre area of Paris. I told you how excited I was about our France trip and I’m happy to report that it was a wonderfully magnificent…

BR: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a novel full of plot lines including motherhood, teen relationships, and suburbia. It has 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon and 4.1 stars on everythingemelia.com. That said, similar to Big Little Lies, it’s being made into a television mini series that should be great! Little Fires Everywhere:…

BR: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful and moving novel about police brutality and systematic racism. It was on my 2019 book list and I had requested the hardcover and audiobook knowing that it would be a long waitlist. I started listening to the audiobook and I got through about 75% of…

Formal Living Room Before + Design Plan

When we first moved to our Cincinnati house we joked about having a formal living room. I associate them with furniture you can’t sit on, carpet you can’t walk on, and floral patterns that hurt your eyes. So instead of putting any thought into our formal living room, we just dropped our basement furniture and…

2019 Mariemont 5K

I’m so proud of Nolan for running the Mariemont 5K! It was hot and humid! My phone said 73 degrees and 81% humidity. Weather aside, he ran the entire thing and got a 5K PR!! I think I was more excited than he was.