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  Burning River & Carlos Jones & Harry Potter

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Happy Friday everyone. Such a wonderful few summer days we’ve had yesterday and today, sunny and pretty but not overly steamy. Perfect for a lightweight, linen cardigan.

I am still planning the weekend agenda for my sister’s visit, we can’t wait till she gets here. While there will be lots of “Baby Ninja” time, we are going to make it a point to get out of the house and get social again. Looking forward to perhaps a cocktail or two as well…hip hip hooray!

I found a couple more fun weekend happenings around town that you might feel like hitting up, check them out.

Burning River Fest is this weekend at the historic Coast Guard Station (near Whiskey Island.) Since 2001, people from all over Northeast Ohio have gathered together to celebrate the river that was, the river that is and the future of our Great Lakes. It’s a celebration of our environment, music and beer…LOTS of beer…Great Lakes Brewing is a festival partner so there is no shortage of brews for the evening (Christmas Ale in July!) The festival runs from 6-11pm on the 25th & 26th, try and carpool or ride your bike, parking is always tight.

Another fun happening is Saturday evening at Sunset Grille (also on Whiskey Island) Carlos Jones is performing at 8pm. So grab a Red Stripe, wear your best tie dye and plan for an evening of summer Reggae tunes on the water.

Lastly, Saturday night is the second weekend of the Summer Movies Series on Playhouse Square at the US Bank Plaza featuring Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone! Movies are free to all and are projected onto a large 17×10 outdoor movie screen for all to enjoy. Bring your friends, blankets and chairs (coolers are a “no no”) and enjoy an evening downtown with friends.

I hope you have some wonderful weekend plans, it’s gonna be a great weekend to be in the CLE! Happy friday to ya.

  Land of Nod “Man-Child” Party + party goods giveaway

Hey CLE, and happy Monday. Congrats to all the runners who crushed yesterday’s Rock and Roll half marathon & mini marathon, it was super humid but you all looked amazing!

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Today I am pleased to share my second Land of Nod post-partnership. If you remember I posted in August about my little Land of Nod blogging nook and how their product line is WAY MORE than just furniture for kids. Well today I’d like to share how you can also incorporate their adorable products for the everyday, “man-child” birthday bash (& poker game!)

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It’s not every day that you take time to celebrate an adult birthday at home with friends. It seems that more than ever, we often meet out for a beer or a glass of wine to celebrate our friends new year ahead. With my “man-friend” turning a certain number on the birthday growth chart, I thought it might be fun to host a little home party, invite some of the other “men-children” over, have dinner, some shananigans and a bit of poker playing to celebrate the BIG birthday year.

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What is a “man-child” you say? Well, he is the ultimate grown up guy who likes to have a good time. He may like a good prank, still lives for a snowboarding snow days, enjoys cartoons on Saturday morning, has a mega sweet tooth, loves to play outdoors (& dreams of the ultimate tree fort) and can’t get enough of those video games. Was that an okay description? Do you have a man-child in your life? Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m totally not knocking a good man-child and everyone should have one in their life, super fun times!

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  Friday fun!

Hey Cleveland….happy (hour) Friday, happy Browns and happy arrival of fall fashions! It’s been an extra fun-filled weekend here in my “land of hearts” how about you? Now that it is back-to-school season it seemed like there is an extra push to get things done before this years holiday season rolls into town. Lots of social functions, work events, creative pow-wows and plenty of end of the summer-almost fall fun. With that said…it’s Friday and the fun just continues to roll into town…time to get busy!

Below are just a few ideas I had of things I want to get into this weekend…check them out!

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Roar Along the Shore : For the end of the summer celebration along the shores of our stunning Lake Erie get your tushes down to the dock by 8:30pm TONIGHT! Great bands, lots of nauti style a cocktail or two…it’s gonna be BANANA’s! Be there! (make sure to get your ticket online prior, tickets will not be sold on the boat!)

Great Lakes Brewing Block Party : If you miss the boat but still want to party the evening away with another Cleveland gem, don’t miss out on the Great Lakes Brewing Co, 25th Anniversary neighborhood block party. 11am-9pm. Complete with Beer AND Bands. It’s gonna be a great party, plus the weather is perfect for a cold brewsky outside! Congrats Great Lakes, you don’t look a day over 20! :)

Cleveland Museum of Art MIX Friday  : Feeling “artsy” this evening and looking to get your groove on amongst some fine works of art? Then do I have the event for you! Check out the monthly art Friday evening Soirée at MIX. Art, music and cocktails from 5-9pm. It is truly a stunning place and a fabulous visual party.

Cleveland Garlic Festival : There is nothing like a good roasted clove of garlic spread on a toasted piece of bread…however other might also enjoy garlic ice cream, garlic pancakes and garlic popovers at this years Shaker Square Garlic Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Plus there is a crowned Miss Garlic…enough said!

Cleveland Browns : Here we have it friends, the day we wait months for…BROWNS OPENING DAY! Bring on the clear purses (for security sakes) and don’t forget to wear your Browns best! It’s gonna be a great day! Go BROWNIES! MORE! →