Clothe Ohio!

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Good morning my friends. It feels so good to be back to business after our trip abroad. For those of you who might not know, a few weeks ago I married my best friend “Mr. C.”  We just returned from our honeymoon in Paris and London – it was truly a trip of a lifetime. If you’d like to see pics from our travels, check out our instagram hashtag here.

I do intend on doing a bit of a follow up from our big party especially to praise all of our talented CLE vendors but for today I want to share a great new company with you.

ClotherOhio_1Earlier this year I was introduced to Clothe Ohio,  their concept is that for every shirt, tank or baby onesie someone purchases they will donate another to an area nonprofit.

Clothe_ohio4While there are many great apparel companies in the 216, I had to give a bit of props to these guys for doing good while selling very fashionable duds.

Clothe_Ohio3Check out these amazing pictures that photographer Katie Ardner took of Baby Ninja and I enjoying a summer afternoon at the park while rocking some fun new Clothe Ohio styles.

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In these pics I am wearing the women’s off the shoulder circle black sweatshirt and Baby Ninja is rocking their Made in Ohio onesie.  They have tons of great styles check out their site for more styles.

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Thanks Katie for capturing our day at the park and Clothe Ohio for the awesome apparel and the good work you are doing for North East Ohio.

Have a great “Monday” everyone. I am so happy to be back and ready to take on summer full speed. Cheers!

  …Bring MAY flowers!

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Hey friends, hope your weekend, your Mother’s Day festivities and this fabulous spring-summer weekend has been good to you. These last few days we have been busy at our house prepping for our big party. Tons of cleaning, shopping and a bunch of spring gardening.

The other day when I stopped into Heinen’s (for the awesome salad bar) I noted all of the flowers were in bloom and ready for planting. Everything from faux-flourescent hanging plants to lots of herbs for the smaller kitchen gardens: they had something for every level of gardener.

It’s that time of year friends, the annual  “Celebrate Spring” event at all  Heinen’s locations. Even if you don’t have much of a green thumb introduce yourself to the ladies in the garden department and they can help you pick the perfect plants for your home spring planting project.

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I bought a few rosemary plants, some basil, a small container of mint (mojitos anyone?) and even got them planted over the weekend.

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So if you are in the planting mode AND you need some wine and cheese, swing into your local Heinen’s for a bit of spring fun.

I was invited to experience the “Celebrate Spring” flower happening at Heinen’s including a gift certificate to purchase a plant as part of their marketing efforts. Thanks for supporting the organization that allows me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!

  Celebrate Creativity! Celebrate Mom’s!

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Hello & Happy Monday everyone. Wasn’t this weekend the best? We spent so much time outdoors soaking in the sun while doing yard work and prepping for summer. We also snuck in some crafting, time with friends, a few meals out, a 5k, some shopping and a few good naps. It was an incredible two days that I am so thankful for.

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Today I am proud to share with you an event I hosted to celebrate some very creative Mom’s right here in Cleveland. Sponsored by Pat Catan’s the baby brunch was held at the magical Borrow Rentals; a space filled with vintage furniture and one-of-a-kind party pieces.

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  (BA) Sweeties!

11166074_10153230163303680_1447320171_nThe other day we made a quick trip out to the largest candy store in the USA, the new “Sweeties” (formerly BA Sweetie) on Brookpark Road. The new candy mecca includes the famous sweets warehouse with everything from bakers chocolate to willy wonka inventions to retro, hard-to-find candy and pretty colored sprinkles for baking.  The new location even has an adorable put put golf course and an old fashioned ice cream parlor coming this summer!

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Someone once once said “the air smells like high fructose corn syrup the moment you enter.” Along with a sweet candy scent also, you are welcomed by this vintage Ford flanked with lady M&M bouncers. There is a reoccurring theme of retro cars and trucks throughout the new space…I assume someone in the family is a collector.

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There are aisles and aisles of candy, and plenty of room to push a jogging stroller around without Baby Ninja being able to grab every bag of sugar from the shelves. Thanks Sweeties for baby proofing your new store.

A cool video of their new store from their website, I couldn’t resist the share!

A quick trip to Sweeties was fun for all of us…or maybe that was the sugar high we were on. For the next birthday party (Ninja Max’s first!) or shower I have to throw, I know where I will be headed for the perfect sweet party gifts. You should go check it out! 6770 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44129

  A Modern Chic Wedding Soireé + ticket giveaway

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Hey friends, happy Monday! I hope you and a great weekend, with spring in the air things are really looking up.

We have been busy on so many projects both at work and at home (including prepping for our own upcoming nuptials) that we literally have been making time to go for walks, ride bikes and enjoy the change of season in the 216. It truly is the best time to enjoy our region.

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Speaking of nuptials I have a quick giveaway for anyone interested in all-things-chic-bridal. This Friday celebrate love, wedding and lots of great vendors at the annual Handpicked Bridal Event. This years gathering os the most select bridal and party vendors cn be found at MOCA friday from 5:30-9.

Would you or your friends like a free pair of tickets to this ultra chic show at a very swanky museum hot spot? Tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love a pair of tickets to the chic bridal & party show #handpicked2015″ by Thursday April 30th at noon! Winner will be selected by random.org.

If you don’t win, don’t fret…you can buy your tickets here! Good luck all you brides, brides-to-be and/or just lovers of everything bridal!