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Vintage Indie
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Interests: Travel, Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, adventure, food, restaurants, slow flood, local, handmade, craft beer, beer, vintage, entrepreneurs, small businesses, inventors, independent designs, work at home parents, organic life, sustainable living,homeschool, home school,
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This year we have been very purposeful in limiting the amount of time our kids spend watching television or on electronic devices. I don't know about you, but they started to become something of a habit around here instead of a useful tool. In order to simplify we removed the T.V. from our play room, and set up specific times of online time. This includes anything that requires them to visually watch a screen. After the first few months of this rather painful step for our kids, we started to notice a huge improvement in overall focus, and emotional connection... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Vintage Indie
All I could think was if you haven't heard a particular music's story told like Beautiful The Carole King Musical, I had to express somehow what you've been missing. I had to beg you to go see this show while taking your mother, sister, daughter, aunt or anyone who appreciates music. Having listened to my mother growing up, singing songs by Carole King I couldn't wait to ask her to see this show with me. As we sat in our seats and Carole's story came through on the stage, I couldn't wait to tell every Generation X, or Millennial, that... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Mondays signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week. Hopefully by this Monday you've taken some off time during the glorious Easter weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week. Spring Cleaning for your Life. Yes, you read that correctly. Today's Making the Most of Monday is Part Two of a three part series that I thought would be a great way to start off spring. If you missed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Vintage Indie
The 2016-2017 Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is swinging to a halt with their final production of the season, Tarzan The Stage Musical, based on the Disney film. Swing on over to hear music by the famous rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. Follow Tarzan as he " struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Tyler Kuhlman as Tarzan and Elizabeth Sunderhaus as Jane. Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Public Performances at the Taft Theatre April 1-2, 7-9, 2017 Saturday, April 1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Don't miss your opportunity to see The Illusionists Live From Broadway Cincinnati! This show closes today March 26, 2017 Tickets are available for 1:00 and 6:00pm tonight! The Illusionists whisks your mind away to a place it's never been before. The high energy, entertaining two hour show is mind bending, baffling, and downright crazy. You've got to see it for yourself to believe it. The show is interactive with the crowd, and keeps you involved and entertained from the start. I recommend taking your kids 6+ older to this show if they can handle suspense, and sometimes eye covering acts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Vintage Indie
A Craft Connection Brewery Tour is a great way to spend a few hours learning, and enjoying one of Cincinnati’s (and my) most beloved and historic pastimes. BEER! Craft Connection Brewery tours offers several tour options for groups of 6-14. 3-hour, 3 Brewery Tour: $50/person 3.5-hour, 3 Brewery Tour: $55/person 4-hour, 3 Brewery Tour; $60/person 4-hour, 4 Brewery Tour; $60/person You may choose one of their public tours, or plan your own. We opted to plan our own, and filled the bus with beer drinkers (and homebrewers) of every different level and experience. Whether you’re a seasoned beer geek, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Happy first day of spring! Spring Cleaning for your Life. Yes, you read that correctly. Today's Making the Most of Monday is Part one of a three part series that I would like to do for the next couple of weeks. Part One: Out With the Old Are you holding on to bad clutter in your life? I'm not talking about piles of paperwork or unfinished business. I'm talking about life's clutter. I've put together a series of questions below. Take a moment to think about each one before you give it a serious yes or no. Are you allowing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Are you ready for spring? I know we are here in Northern Kentucky. The SPRING EQUINOX‎ is: ‎March 20, 6:29 A.M. EDT How about making this super easy and fun spring time garland to get you ready. Plastic flowers were very popular in the sixties and seventies before giving way to silk flowers. Plastic flowers are colorful and easy to clean with a soap and water bath. They are also plentiful in thrift shops! Pick up some plastic flowers in springtime colors, along with a dozen or so chenille chicks (found at most craft stores), some string, a few pipe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Vintage Indie
As I've recently chosen a vegetarian diet, as in the past year or so, I still long for the flavors of a good, meaty chili. Specifically, of course, the local flavors of Cincinnati Style Chili. I was thrilled when I found out that Gold Star Chili had unveiled a new VEGETARIAN chili. All of my craving dreams came true when we visited the newly opened Gold Star Chili, located on Montgomery Road in Norwood, in the new University Station near Xavier's campus. With their new sleek finishes, modern decor, and friendly atmosphere, this is not the strip mall Gold Star... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Vintage Indie
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to host The Frisch Marionette Company’s production of PUPPETS KAPOW on the new Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage in their facility on Red Bank Road. If you've never been to this location, it is super easy to get to, and a fantastic up close and personal stage. TCT’s Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice says, ““Frisch Marionettes brings to life one of the most mesmerizing live theatrical performances I have ever witnessed. We are excited to share this experience with you. " This fast-paced and fun-filled show features fabulous puppets performing fantastic feats!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Vintage Indie
There is so much to see, and so much to do in Cincinnati these days! It's buzzing with theater, music, dance and Broadway! Something Rotten's national tour is making it's way downtown to our fabulous city! We were thrilled to have seen this show on opening night. "Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Jungle Jim's Big Cheese Festival Oscar Event Center Junge Jim's was at it again with their SOLD OUT Big Cheese event! Tables of cheese were lined up for miles (well not really), but there was sooo much cheese at the Oscar Event Center. Beer cheese, craft cheese, specialty blends, local favorites like Ed-Mar Dairy and many international cheeses are just some of the things there to enjoy. Jungle Jim's is known for having the biggest selection of almost every kind of food you can imagine. They don't disappoint with their cheese, either. Ed-Mar Dairy NKY Local Dairy Farm Crowds indulging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Vintage Indie
You guys! I think I've found a new salad dressing! Vegan Garlic Sriracha Ranch. It is so delicious and so easy to make. I could see this used as a dip for celery, carrots, cucumbers and any other raw veggies you would normally use to dip in ranch. I'm digging it on everything right now. Affiliate Links included below for your convenience. What You Will Need: 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds 1T Tahini or Cashew Butter 1 Garlic Clove 1-2 t of Sriracha Hot Sauce Juice of half a lemon ( I added a bit more for myself) Pinch of sea... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Vintage Indie would like to welcome special guest Danielle Thompson of Tiny Bazaar and Kitchy Digitals. She joins us today to share a super adorable printable Valentine's Card with you. Of course, I couldn't just give you a freebie from Danielle without letting you get to know her a little. I asked her to share with us more about her and her businesses. My name is Danielle Thompson and I have two small businesses: Tiny Bazaar (my Etsy Shop) and Kitschy Digitals. I have a background in Graphic Design and Fine Arts and I apply alot of what I've learned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Vintage Indie
What You'll Need: - a filigree metal 8X10 picture frame ~~two sheets of scrapbook paper in pretty patterns of your choice - quick dry glue - a few vintage Valentines - white craft paint - craft paint in your choice of color - sponge brush - four wooden beads - steel wool Step One: If frame has an easel back remove it. Remove glass, clean, and set aside along with cardboard backing. Use steel wool to roughen the metal of the frame so the paint will adhere to the metal. First paint a layer of white craft paint as a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Ugga mugga, ugga mugga, ugga mugga, we love, love, love Daniel Tiger around here! We love his soft spoken parents, and gentle parenting. We love the lessons on manners and respectful behavior, all around Daniel Tiger is a win in our home! We're so excited to take our littlest love to see him LIVE in Cincinnati, at the Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall Saturday, February 18, 2017. Won’t you be our neighbor? The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Vintage Indie
We like to do what I call Christmas School around here. That is try to fit in as many Christmas memories as we can as a family. Even if you don't home educate, you can start some family traditions by visiting any of these wonderful events (some ongoing) around the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Area. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Elf The Musical JR. This December at the Taft Theatre! (Giveaway) Winter Wonderland with Scuba Santa Newport, KY Gingerbread House Display at the Warren County History Center Lebanon, OH Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Vintage Indie
It's almost theatre time again! Time to head down to the historical Taft Theatre to see our LOCAL 12’s Bob Herzog as the Wizard in The Cincinnati Children's Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz. I hear he's pretty amazing in any shows that he's apart of, we're looking forward to this one! "Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this February (February 11 - 19,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Vintage Indie
A childhood classic, Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to life through Broadway Cincinnati. This show was anything but basic. Our first time ever to see a Broadway show, and I'm so glad it was Disney's The Little Mermaid. Our daughter, four years old, sat through the entire performance in awe of what was happening on stage. From the gorgeous costumes, to the enchanting lighting and sound effects, Cincinnati's Broadway whisks you away to a magical underwater world full of delight and wonder. The only thing she kept saying was wow mommy, this is so neat. My husband who has also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Books abound for decorating country style, using vintage finds, making the old new again. There’s new country, French country, even Midwest Modern, coined in an Amy Butler book I’ll review soon. But for now, say “adios” to all those familiar trends and hola! to Mexican country/Hacienda style. Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, award-winning authors, designers and photographers and collaborators with Pittsburgh Paints® on The Hacienda Style Color Palette have published a thorough series of hard- and soft-cover tomes to help you get the Mexican abode – or Hacienda- of your dreams. Mexican Country Style, 1997, $24.95; The New Hacienda,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Behind the scenes of Vintage Indie I also run a local homeschool community on Facebook with my husband. I post a lot of events, coordinate field trips, and various other things. At times over the years, I'm privately messaged about some needs in the community. This time our local homeschool community really turned out and was offering to step up and fill a need in our local community so quickly. I'm so humbled when people truly give from the heart, and needs are met in such a quick turn around. Holiday & Event Lighting Cincinnati, a local family owned business... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Vintage Indie
If you're looking for a few stars to add to your tree this year, check out these beautiful stained glass stars. Today's Ornament comes from DianasStainedGlass on Etsy, a 5 point beveled glass ornament. Wouldn't that look beautiful with the lights flickering and bouncing off the points. Also, a book recommendation for friends. (affiliate link) Bright Christmas An Angel Remembers by author Andrew Clements. I read this last night all bundled up and cozy with my family, it brought tears and smiles to our faces. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Vintage Indie
Ribbon can be used for more than wrapping your holiday packages! Collect ribbons in different colors for a fun and easy corsage or ornament! Supplies: Ribbon in different widths and colors. Small buttons in your favorite colors. Small star. Fabric scrap. Glue (I like Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive) Flat pin back. Needle and length of embroidery thread. Make the backing first. Cut a wide length of ribbon in four pieces about 7 inches long, notch each end by snipping a small triangular piece off of the ends. Do the same with the narrower ribbon. Glue the pieces together into an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Vintage Indie
OK, so before I get any hate mail, let's not forget that the tite of this recipe is Cincinnati "Style" Vegan Chili. Obviously, this is not chili, but when I have a hankerin' for Cincinnati Style (style in taste) Chili, this is something I like to make. I also want to apologize if you came over from Instagram and were expecting a 20 minute recipe, this is actually closer to 40 minutes. I forgot the natural release time. Either way, it's a super easy, healthy and yummy way to cook that monsterous bag of lentils you bought at Costco six... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Vintage Indie
Is it just me, or has November completely just flown by? We were off part of the week last week, but I don't feel like we slowed down at all. Here at the VI house we truly enjoy making memories, and giving far more that any gift we could ever receive. Family time is super important to us, as well as creating traditions that have a meaningful and lasting impression on our children. If you are local to the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati area, you should check out Old Kentucky Christmas at First Church of Christ in Burlington, KY and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Vintage Indie