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Cincinnati on Broadway continues to pump out a great lineup of entertainment and fun, in downtown Cincinnati. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vintage Indie
Have you heard of this business? Cinderella's Attic located in Warsaw, KY. Read this sweet letter from one of the owners, a homeschooler! Dear Visitors, Hello! My name is Becca, and I would like to welcome you to Cinderella's Attic. While I am only 10 years old, Cinderella's Attic has been my dream since I was diagnosed with dyslexia two years ago. Dyslexia simply means that I learn differently. Reading, spelling, and writing are all difficult for me. I also have to practice my math facts over and over, and they are still difficult for me to remember. I am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Vintage Indie
A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA December 9-18, 2017 at the Taft Theatre. This isn’t your mother’s (or your grandmother’s) Cinderella. Boys as well as girls will love all of the audience participation, side-splitting humor, and outlandish characters in this classic fairytale set to popular music. I know we're excited to see something a little different for Cinderella. Adapted by John B. Davidson, featuring original Music by Victor Zupanc. Based on the Fairytale by Charles Perrault. Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Affiliate links are included in this post. What did I do before the Instant Pot? I almost don't remember. This has been one of my favorite kitchen appliances since I purchased it last Black Friday. I never sweat if I don't thaw out the meat, I just throw it in the Instant Pot! The 8qt is on sale (and the 6 quart) which is about what I paid for the 6 quart last year. Saving 37% off. What's your favorite thing to cook in it? (aff) Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Newport Aquarium invites the public to experience a Cincinnati holiday tradition under the sea Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 at Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland. Since 2003 Scuba Santa has been delighting children in Northern Kentucky with tons of bubbles, and lots of fun. My girl gets shy talking to Scuba Santa, but has a blast with Tinsel the Elf, you must find him if you visit! The Water Wonderland journey will also take guests through a number of holiday-clad galleries, culminating in a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration: Stingray... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Vintage Indie
As I woke up this Veterans Day morning, I realized that this Veterans Day would be very difficult for so many families. Although, I'm sure it is never easy. I can't comprehend what it is like waking up daily with a loved one gone on military duty. I can't even fathom what wives, mothers, fathers, husbands, brothers or sisters do each day without their loved one being just a phone call away. Military families sacrifice so much. One definition from Webster Dictionary defines sacrifice as, destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else b : something given... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Science, imagination, and fun, Cincinnati you're in for a treat! Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel “Vsauce head to the Aronoff on November 30th for Brain Candy Live! "Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting you and your friends and family to join-in and get your minds messy. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein. Smart is the new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Vintage Indie
We simply adore Broadway here at Vintage Indie. Especially stories that tell the history behind famous musicians and ones like Finding Neverland that tell the story of J.M. Barrie, the man and writer, behind Peter Pan. "Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Vintage Indie
There's always something to do, and something to see in the city! Cincinnati is buzzing with so many great family friendly things to do. Next week, Disney on Ice presents, Reach for the Stars at US Bank Arena! I haven't told our little girl that we're going yet, but I know as soon as I do, she is going to be so excited. What's more fun that seeing your favorite Disney characters in a movie? How about, on ice! "Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Vintage Indie
A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Are you ready for another season of fantastic theatre performances by the Cincinnati Children's Theatre? If so, I've got some exciting news! They're gearing up for the season, and kicking it off with an arrrrrrguably fantastic show! Peter Pan Jr. In Peter Pan Jr. Wendy, Michael and John Darling meet and befriend Peter Pan when the mysterious boy and a fairy named Tinker Bell enter their nursery in search of Peter’s lost shadow. Peter whisks his new friends away to Neverland, an island with “hardly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Vintage Indie
Back from its three year hiatus WICKED is in Cincinnati! Oh my goodness! First, hubby and I are Broadway, musical newbies. Every show we've seen has been completely new to us, and when we found out we were going to see WICKED we didn't know what to expect. Friend's of ours said it was a not to miss show, and they couldn't have been more right. Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Vintage Indie
I can't believe that it's almost time for The Cheese Fest right here in Cincinnati! What?! You haven't heard of The biggest festival in our region celebrating all things cheese? The Cheese Fest, presented by Murray's Cheese, New York's most iconic cheese shop, is proud to bring you the best in everything cheese. Murray's Cheese just happens to be my absolute favorite company of fine artisinal cheeses, but there are so many to choose from, you must go check it out for yourself. Imagine stacks of cheese, little nibbles of square, round, triangle and flat out melty goodness, for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Vintage Indie
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
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