GREENACRES

Oct 12

Grand City Experiment Part Deux

So I’m a little all over with this Grand City Experiment but I figure a little participation is better than none.  

Appreciation Day (Day 9)- I was a day behind on this but to show my prior assistant how much I appreciated her I grabbed her a coffee on Friday.  Something simple and small but from the heart. 

Staycation (Day 10) - I technically completed this on day 11.  I went to City Flea with friends and family.  As always, great vendors and even better people.  I grabbed some free hugs from the cutest ladies, who have to be the best grandmother’s ever.  And I met a lovely woman from Clifton who introduced us to her two dogs.  They absolutely love the dog park.  

Oct 03

Grand City Experiment

For the month of October, Cincinnati is doing the Grand City Experiment.  I don’t know if this is a Cincinnati only thing or if other cities have done the same thing.  Anyway, I am attempting to participate all 31 days.  Yes, I realize today is day 3 but I have participated 2 out of 3 days.  Score for me!  

Day 1: Hear someone’s story.  I might not have heard someone’s entire story but I did speak to someone new at work.  In the break room I engaged someone who I thought was new to the firm, but was actually someone I had spoke to via email for the past 4 years. Jewel and I talked about her position at the firm and what her plans were for the weekend.  It was nice to engage with someone new.  

Day 2: As I was walking to work I happened to start walking next to a very nice woman with some rocking Nike gym shoes.  I complimented her on the shoes and we discussed gym shoes for the next two blocks.  As we parted at Government Square she commented that it was so nice to talk to someone on her walk.  

And Day 3 was my flake day.  Sorry Grand City Experiment.  Maybe I will get a selfie at a later date.  

Jun 23
{Day 106} The walk home from the park is always longer. #100happydaysandbeyond #moebear #thisisotr #washingtonpark

{Day 106} The walk home from the park is always longer. #100happydaysandbeyond #moebear #thisisotr #washingtonpark

Feb 24

Good Things :)

Shopping at Saks next to a man who looks identical to Bruce Jenner. It made for awesome jokes with my friend and mom.

Spontaneous wine nights.

Taking time on a Sunday to paint my nails.

Feb 23
Feb 20
WEATHERLOVE!  You know it has been a rough winter when is am excited about 32 degrees. But today I did not have to wear a winter coat and that is worthy of a love note!

WEATHERLOVE! You know it has been a rough winter when is am excited about 32 degrees. But today I did not have to wear a winter coat and that is worthy of a love note!

Feb 16
Moe sleeping on her new toy.

Moe sleeping on her new toy.

Feb 15

I Love My Neighbors

I am a country girl who was raised in the suburbs and has made my home in the city. That being said, I have never had such great neighbors until I moved to OTR. I love walking out my front door and greeting people as they walk by. Today it was a guy who lives in the neighboring building. He was walking his dog, the most precious pit bull I’ve ever met, around the block and we both stopped to catch up with one another. Yesterday it was the local bartender. I love days like these.

Feb 12

Since I’m sharing the love this month I wanted to share some things I’m lovin’ right now.

Pic 1 - A crossbody purse from Kate Spade’s Saturday line. That line is amazing and affordable.

Pic 2 - Bar sets. As a newish homeowner I am still finding ways to properly entertain and this is what I’m into now.

Pic 3 - Charcuterie platters. Or meat and cheese as I still continue to call it. I’m not good at creating my own but Abigail Street has perfected them for me.

Feb 11

Love is in the Air →

whatiwore:

Donuts! Valentine's Week, @whatiwore

WhatIWore: Valentine’s Day. Take it or leave it. Some of us savor a time of year to eat extra chocolates or write love notes, yet others feel like it’s been overly commercialized. No matter which camp you fall into, I think it’s a great time of year to break away from the winter blues by…

I love these ideas! I’m going to do a few of them along with a few of my own. Maybe I’ll hit up Holtman’s on my way to work instead of rushing in at 6:45am. And maybe I’ll take a bestie out to 1215 Wine Bar for a flight.