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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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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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
Everything posted below is Family Games or Educational Games. They were on sale at the time of posting, be sure to check to make sure as everything changes so fast on Amazon. (affiliate links included) 45% off This is one of our family's favorite games, and many of the different sets are on sale! 20% off or more. 29% off! Another great game for 10 & up! 58% off! 35% off (we love this one too, play with younger kids and don't worry about spelling so much. They'll love this game too. 38% off 60% off -11% 41% off 45%... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Vintage Indie
Ask anyone in my family what my favorite Christmas movie is, and you will be sure to hear them say Elf! What's not to love about a hilariously elf-dressed grown man, who loves to put syrup on everything? The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is doing Elf their style presenting Elf The Musical Jr. If you're looking for a family fun time, be sure to purchase your tickets soon, as this is sure to be a sold out show. "Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Vintage Indie
I can't speak for all home school families, but I know for us, the arts are something to be appreciated and to be involved in from an early age. Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert series, makes this educational goal, a reality. Exposing children to the symphony early on is a wonderful thing. Even if you aren't a home educating family, and a visit to the historical Taft Theater is an added artistic bonus. This coming Saturday November 19, 2016 kicks off the series with Peter and the Wolf. With a Pre-concert event starting at 9:30 where the whole family can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Vintage Indie
Make a Fun Kitschy Wreath with Tart Molds! Vintage or new tart molds evoke the shape and shine of vintage aluminum light bulb reflectors! Add small vintage ornaments and a length on tinsel and you’ve got a wreath with a delightful vintage spirit and a whole lot of sparkle! Gather your supplies: 1. Metal tart molds. These can be in any shape and size you wish. 2. Foam wreath form. Get a size that will accommodate your tart molds. 3. Different sizes of smaller vintage ornaments and glass beads (removed from string). 4. Enough tinsel to wrap and cover your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Vintage Indie
If you're looking for a great book to study for Thanksgiving, Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin is such a heart warming study to be enjoyed by children of all ages. I've rounded up some fantastic resources for you to get started. Please note affiliate links are included for your convenience. The Grace Filled Home Montessori Style Practical Life Trays Cranberry Thanksgiving Chalk Art from one of my favorite blogs, Hodgepodge Cranberry Science from Our Journey Westward Cranberry Fine Motor Skills Games Cranberry Thanksgiving Unit Study from School Time Snippets Cranberry Thanksgiving Unit Study for lower elementary by Delightful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Vintage Indie
This is a holiday craft I came up with recently to add some vintage whimsy to my Christmas . You can use these fuzzy vintage inspired candy canes to decorate your tree or to embellish your holiday gifts. This is also an easy project to do with kids. Enjoy! Instructions: Gather your pipe cleaners in red and white. (I made 2 batches. One using skinny pipecleaners and one using bigger fuzzier ones.) Next, soak your pipe-cleaners in a hot tea bath for a vintage look. (I used several family size tea bags in a big stew pot of boiling water.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Vintage Indie
My hubby #thebeardedhunk made the most delicious pizza crust the other day from Einkorn and Spelt flour, so I though I'd give a pumpkin bread a try, and use up some Einkorn. I'm so glad I did. This bread is moist, cakey, but not too cakey, and very slice-able. This would be perfect to bake the night before Thanksgiving for an easy breakfast for the cook, or for Christmas morning. Below are affiliate links for your convenience. I decided to use all Einkorn in this bread because I wanted a filling rich and filling loaf. Something that can hold onto... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Vintage Indie
Driving along I-65 S through Kentucky, it’s hard to miss the giant fiberglass dinosaur sitting atop a small hill at Exit 53. He invites the adventurous driver and family to exit at Cave City, KY and visit Dinosaur World. Reminiscent of the almost bygone roadside attractions, this is a delight to find along the modern interstate. Opened in June 2003, this location is one of three in the United States. Glen Rose, TX and Plant City, FL boast the other two, all owned by the same individual, Swedish businessman Christer Svensson. The main attraction here is the Dinosaur Walk where... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Vintage Indie
The Tri-State Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is hosting its 13th annual Taste of the World Wine & Beer Festival at The Newport Aquarium Saturday, November 12, from 7:30 -11:00 p.m. This event would make a great date night, or girls/guys night out. As much as I love visiting the aquarium with my sweet children, I'm looking forward to experiencing it without them too. If you follow Vintage Indie on Instagram or Facebook, you may have recently seen my post on Mazunte Taqueria, one of our favorite places to eat in Cincinnati, their tacos are heavenly. They'll be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Vintage Indie
It isn't date day until you take a table-side selfie right? That right there is my better half #theabeardedhunk (look him up on Instagram). We like to do date "days" instead of night quite often if we can get them. We find that we can hit up lunch menus to save on our bill, and enjoy some time away together without being exhausted, if you know what I mean. #thirtiesproblems We recently hit up a new to us spot, The Taste of Belgium at Rookwood. 3825 Edwards Road. Cincinnati, OH 45209. It's across the street from Rookwood Commons. Taste of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Vintage Indie