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Iconic Cincinnati – Nature & Parks Edition

Iconic Cincinnati – Nature & Parks Edition Whether you are new to the greater Cincinnati area or have lived here for a while, you’ve probably not had the chance to experience all the wonders around you. It’s so easy to take the abundance of things to do for granted and to simply be grateful that
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Iconic Cincinnati – Food Edition

Iconic Cincinnati – Food Edition Whether you are new to the greater Cincinnati area or have lived here a while, you’ve probably not had the chance to experience all the wonders around you. It’s so easy to take the abundance of things to do for granted and to simply be grateful that there are a
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Tame That Hairy Beast

Tame That Hairy Beast: Cleaning Tips Every Pet Owner Should Know   They are adorable and we love ‘em like they are our kids, but our sweet pets can be challenging to clean up after and can make it tough to keep our homes company clean. There’s pet hair and potty accidents. There are dirty
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Comfort In A Cup

CUP OF COMFORT Have you ever heard the term warm your innards? Innards is a slangy word for the gooey stuff under your skin that makes you live. What a thought, but you know what I mean. Well just before COVID, friends came to stay for a long weekend. Sadly, I was miserable with an
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Après-Holiday Decluttering

Après-Holiday Decluttering I don’t know about you, but for me January came with a big sigh of relief. While I love the holidays and everything that comes with holiday celebrations: all the shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking, entertaining, parties, traveling to visit family, traveling to visit friends, arranging for pet care, dressing up, being social, eating,
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New Year New You

Globally and nationally 2023 brought us wars, earthquakes, fires, the Hollywood writer’s strike, AI, a former president indicted, Twitter morphing into X, the George Santos bevy of lies, Damar Hamlin’s collapse, Alec Baldwin’s manslaughter charge, Barbenheimer, and Swelce. Then the year rushed to a close – as per usual – with a mashup of Halloween,
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14 Tips For Hosting Overnight Guests

Last year, some friends invited us for dinner and an overnight at their new home. They live a good 30 minutes away, so the idea of spending the night was welcome. While I have occasional overnight visits from friends and family and have always thought I did a pretty good job of providing my guests
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12 Ways to Turn Your Apartment Into a Christmas Wonderland

12 Ways to Turn Your Apartment Into a Christmas Wonderland   Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your place, or do you think you just don’t have the room to decorate?  No matter the size of your home, there are always ways to bring the festive look and feel of the
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6 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season

6 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season   ​The holiday season is upon us! It’s the most wonderful time of the year… provided it does not include an emergency visit to a veterinary clinic for your beloved pet. To keep your holidays merry and bright, and your pup or kitty safe, we’ve
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Moving Checklist

  So, you’ve visited one of our clean, comfortable, and well-maintained apartment communities, loved it (YAY!), applied, set your move-in date, and are ready to Love The Place You Live. We can’t wait. But now the grim reality of packing up your stuff, hiring a truck, deep cleaning your old place, schlepping your stuff, unpacking,
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How To Host Thanksgiving In Your Apartment

How To Host Thanksgiving In Your Apartment   The season of turkey, pumpkin pie, football, friends, family, and food baby is just around the corner. If you have more than a couple folks to celebrate with, but not a lot of space to celebrate in, we’re here to help. Hosting Thanksgiving in your apartment will take a bit
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Create More Kitchen Storage in Your Apartment

  When she was in college, I helped my daughter move into her first non-dorm apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was a cute studio apartment with one (albeit huge) window, a living/sleeping area, a bathroom, and a kitchen. But I was shocked to the core by how incredibly small her kitchen was.
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Sheet Pan Suppers – Your Weeknight Hero

Sheet Pan Suppers – Your Weeknight Hero Once upon a time, I was crazy enough to commute over an hour to work. Leaving home at 7:00 AM and arriving back at 6:30 PM left me little time to get a hot dinner on the table. Then one day, I learned of sheet pan suppers. They
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Puppy Proof Your Apartment

Puppy Proof Your Apartment You took the plunge and got yourself a puppy after deciding what breed would work best. After making sure your pup has all the appropriate vaccinations to be around other dogs, you’ve considered where to take your pup to have fun, frolic, and make friends in Dayton, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, or Dallas.
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How to Host a Potluck: A Complete Guide

  A few years back, my boyfriend introduced me to his tiny, lodge-y, weekend getaway at a rural community on a lake. During my first visit, we attended a spur-of-the-moment get-together with some of his neighbors. It was a surprising night for me in two ways. First of all, everyone treated me like they’d known
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