10 Years Vow Renewal

When I think back on Friday evening, perfection doesn’t do the night justice. Is there another word that is better than perfection? I looked this up and was given the following adjectives to choose from; flawless, out-of-this-world, to-a-T, dead-on, splendid and excellent. But the one that I feel does the best job describing the night (besides perfect) is “beyond compare!”

Walking into the house Friday night to be greeted by my two babies and walked to the back door to then find my family standing there waiting for us to arrive under romantic lighting was beyond compare.

Hearing my dad conduct our vow renewal and profession of the love he has witnessed from George and me in our ten-year marriage and how we raise our children was beyond compare.

IMG_2982Looking into George’s eyes as he spoke about loving me and growing together as a couple over the last ten years while staying true to our vows was beyond compare.

Renewing our vows in front of those we love was beyond compare! 

Here are some photos and a video of the evening, I still pinch myself thinking about how complete I feel….beyond compare!

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove {Giveaway is closed, winner is Kara!}

Whether you have kids, you are a kid or you like to channel your inner kid; you must see this show! Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove is coming to Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena October 28 – November 1, 2015 don’t miss it! And don’t miss the awesome ticket deals and giveaway for your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets.

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Cincinnati!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50 th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

To prepare your family for Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, consider creating this fun Count Down with the Disney Princesses idea from Pinterest.

Exclusive Savings just for YOU! The show is coming to the US Bank Arena, October 28 – November 1, 2015 and ticket prices vary from $60 for rinkside to $17. All tickets to shows on Wednesday/Thursday are just $13 – No code needed! Family 4-pack offer $114 includes 4 tickets, 4 Sm popcorns and 4 24oz lemonades Use code FAMD26  (Discount does not apply to Rinkside, Front Row, or VIP seats)

Show times are:

Date Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 28 7:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 29 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 30 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 31 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 1

Would you like to take your family to see the show courtesy of The Herron Nest and our Feld Family Entertainment Partner? Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on October 28. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry as the winner is chosen via Random.org):

  1. Leave a comment below saying what you like most about Disney.
  2. Like Disney On Ice on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
  3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest updates and leave a comment letting me know.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, October 19, 2015 and will have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. Make sure I have your email!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

Discovering Our New Backyard

There have only been about 8 years of my life (minus some time away in college) that I have not lived in West Chester. This statement is important because after moving back with my family a little over a year ago, we have discovered one of our new favorite places to have fun. KEEHNER PARK!

Honestly, I have not a clue if the actual playground is good or not, if the grounds of the actual park are kept up or not, nor do I know if the amphitheater is a good place to see local bands or not. What I do know is that the hiking trail and creek are awesome and The Herron Nest gives it 8 thumbs up. Hanging out on these trails and creeking is our new thang and I can’t wait to go back.


Standing up on a concrete/rock platform with ginormous water-hole behind us.


Said ginormous water-hole with a collection of rocks, including ours from that day.


The little Herron’s were all business with their rock-throwing skills.


After we hung out by the giant water-hole, we started to really explore what the woods and creek had to offer. I was so proud of the way Abbey went from, “these woods are creepy” to literally walking in the creek all by herself managing to go from rock to rock without falling or tripping. And if you know my daughter, a.k.a. NOT Grace, than you know that is a big deal.



On our way back out of the creek, through the woods, and heading up a pretty big hill, Abbey started singing and cheering on our family. She must have heard George and I out of breath hiking up the trail.


Enjoy this gem, Abbey trying to catch a frog!

How to have a BOMB POP Party

Kids are back to school and the biggest end of summer party is right around the corner. Make your Labor Day picnic into a Bomb Pop Party with these easy steps:

Step 1 – Invite the cutest all-American kids you can find!



Step 2 – Be sure to pick up a box of the one and only, The Original Bomb Pop, from your local Kroger grocery store. They are hard to miss with their iconic rocket shape and three great flavors packed into one delicious Bomb Pop.



Step 3 – Start passing them out to 12 of your closest friends and family while enjoying your time together! My suggestion is to eat them outside when your party guests are under the age of 30 :)










Helpful tip! Eat all three delicious flavors quickly when it is super hot outside. Oh, and if you make a mess, just lick around your mouth with your newly red-white-blue tongue!


IMG_1516Step 4 – Be kind to your 4-legged guests and share with them too!



Step 5 – Enjoy all the smiling faces (and colorful tongues) of everyone you shared The Original Bomb Pop with at your Labor Day Party.



Hurry…..eat up….. it is dripping!!!

Today’s post is sponsored by The Original Bomb Pop, but my love for the brand + pics are all my own!

Cincinnati All Star Game 2015 Mustache Locator Map & DCI Video Tour

So I’m not the biggest baseball fan {gasp} but even I think it is cool for Cincinnati to be hosting the MLB All Star Game 2015. The buzz and energy around the city is contagious! Everywhere you turn or look downtown Cincinnati you’ll find “ASG” or “All Star Game” graffiti. My favorite ASG Cincinnati additions are a toss up between the Mustache statues around town and the Scripps Building transformation to resemble Mr. Redlegs with the pillbox hat and mustache.

Cousins visiting from Atlanta enjoying the view of Mr Redlegs

Cousins visiting from Atlanta enjoying the view of Mr Redlegs

If you are in town visiting for the All Star Game or even a native to the ‘Nati you can use this map to help you locate All Star Game Mustache Statues around the downtown Cincinnati region.

Have you thought about using the Red Bike to get around Downtown Cincinnati while searching for the All Star Game Mustache Statues? Here is a fun video that my company, US Digital Partners, produced to give a fun tour of the Downtown Cincinnati attractions for DCI and to promote the new Downtown Cincinnati app. The app was produced as an essential guide to Downtown Cincinnati visitors and locals to find a current list of what’s happening downtown. You can browse restaurants, bars, shops, parking and attractions. Click play below and check out yours truly riding around Downtown Cincinnati showcasing all the great things to do and see while you are visiting for the All Star Game 2015 and don’t forget to download the new app!

What are your favorite Cincinnati attractions? 

What are you most looking forward to during the All Star Game 2015 festivities? 

Win a Year Supply of all free clear #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

When thinking about blankets I automatically go to memories of my favorite baby and childhood blanket that I affectionately called “Blankie.” Now that I’m a mommy, it would be crazy to me if my kids didn’t love to be snuggled with their favorite blankets too. I’m just lucky that my two babies get to snuggle with homemade blankets from their great aunt which they both use daily! My daughter uses hers for more imaginative play while my son still uses his to snuggle with for each nap and bedtime of course.

Why am I sharing Herron Nest blanket details with you? Now you can win a 1 year supply of all free clear by simply sharing a photo of how important your child’s blanket is to them. They are going to select 5 lucky winners!


Does your baby snuggle with the blanket every day and every night?

Do they hide under their blanket from mommy to be silly?

Enter the sweepstakes via social media and share how your child’s blanket has become their best friend.

A year supply of all free clear would be a great way to keep your child’s favorite blanket clean and free of residue all year long!

Here’s how to enter the #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

Via Facebook: Upload your photo with the hashtags #withmyblanket and #sweeps on the all free clear facebook page

Via Twitter: Log onto your Twitter account and tweet your photo with the hashtags #withmyblanket and #sweeps.

Deadline:  Share your #withmyblanket creations by July 26, 2015 to be eligible to win.

Here are the Official Sweepstakes Rules.

Share your #WithMyBlanket photos and start snuggling with your clean blanket thanks to all free clear.

Here’s a $1 of all free clear coupon to keep the cleaning going. Nothing beats a fresh and clean blanket to snuggle with!

Today’s post is sponsored by all free clear, but my love for the brand is all my own!

#UltraHug for Butler County Challenger Baseball

My youngest brother, Brian, has loved playing the game of baseball and he has especially loved playing for the Butler County Challenger Baseball Little League. Because of Brian’s love for baseball, my family and I have been connected to the Butler County Challenger Baseball community for 19 years as “Buddies” on my brother’s team to being a coach and even manage our own team within the league. And because of my connection and love for this community, I’m spreading the love by nominating Butler County Challenger Baseball organization for a $2,000 grant from Huggies with my #UltraHug Selfie for the the #UltraHug Selfie Contest! #ultrahug

From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative. For those who know me and my family, wouldn’t it be cool for Butler County Challenger Baseball to win? They could sure use the money to help keep the two wheelchair friendly baseball fields in top shape as well as assist in the construction efforts of the new restroom facilities that are also wheelchair/handicap friendly.

Please join me in the effort to nominate your favorite community by entering the #UltraHug Selfie Contest too!

How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest

• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart (mine surely is)!

Nominate your community project by uploading a selfie of you and your baby to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #UltraHug. Be sure to include details in your social posts about the project you are nominating. In your story make sure to share why the local community project you selected is important to you, and how it will impact those in your community. Don’t forget that you can check out your cutie-patootie post of you and your baby on the special #UltraHug collage landing page.

Of course I’m going to share the #UltraHug selfie of my Jack-Jack and I, now go share yours!