May 302017
 

On the second to last day of school, Bubbles brought home some paperwork on local kids summer reading programs.  I knew about some of the national ones – we’ve participated in those for a few years – but had no idea they did them at the local level.

Keep kids entertained and engaged this summer with these 5 Fun and FREE Kids Summer Reading Programs

I’m fortunate that Bubbles loves to read and needs no encouragement to do so.  But I know not all kids feel the same and the fun and rewards from these free kids summer reading programs may be just the ticket to entice them into a break from screen time. Continue reading »

May 202017
 

School is out or nearly out for the summer and many families are looking for fun things to do together.  If you’re currently writing our your summer calendar, then this list of free things to do in Louisville for the whole family is for you!

20 Fun and FREE Things to do in Louisville this summer that the whole family can enjoy

If you’re not a local resident, this list of free things to do in Louisville can be a great reference guide for planning your summer travel.  Free local events and activities are a great way to stretch your travel dollar.  They’re also a fun way to see lesser-explored parts of the city you’re visiting and meet locals.
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May 032017
 

One of my favorite ways to spend time with my daughter is when we sit together and read.  What better way to celebrate mom’s day than spending extra time snuggled up reading some of these Mother’s Day books for kids?

Celebrate Mother's Day with extra snuggles while you read these 10 Mother's Day Books for Kids

Some of these books we purchased, a few were gifts, and some were sent by our friends at Macmillan.  Most of them are easily found on Amazon (I’ve included affiliate links for easy shopping), though you may have the most luck finding Hugs for Mommy in your local bookstore. Continue reading »

Apr 272017
 

I’m always excited to attend the Macy’s Culinary Council events that take place at the Oxmoor Center here in Louisville.  There’s usually one that takes place right before the Derby so I’m able to get recipe inspiration for our Kentucky Derby party from the chefs that participate.

Quick & Easy Pecan Sandies Shortbread Cookies Recipe

This year celebrity Chefs Rick Bayless and Anthony Lamas will be in attendance sharing their favorite recipes for race day.  Recipes like Rick Bayless’ Pecan Sandies Shortbread which I recently made and am sharing below.  Thank you to Everywhere Agency and Macy’s for sponsoring this post. Continue reading »

Apr 252017
 

The Kentucky Derby is an exciting time for people around the world.  Even growing up in Maine people would gather on race day to watch the horses run and possibly even throw a themed Kentucky Derby party.

Tips for Hosting a Winner's Circle-Worthy Kentucky Derby PartyTop image courtesy of kentuckytourism.com

When I moved to Kentucky the excitement surrounding the Derby only grew, with lots of events leading up to race day and Kentucky Derby parties to attend.  If you’re planning your own Kentucky Derby party I have some great tips for you on how to make it winner circle-worthy. Thank you to Thorntons for partnering with me so I can share these party tips with you. Continue reading »