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  March is reading month & Girl Scout cookie season!


Hey friends in CLE! How was your week? Can we just talk for a second about the crazy winds we had the other day? I honestly was concerned that we were all going to get swooped up and carried away…kinda Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, but minus the twister. Sorry to hear some of you guys are still without power, I know how rough that can be and fingers crossed it comes back soon.

We lost power recently and one thing that did make the happening kinda fun was the ability to shut down our technology and go a bit “old school” back to books and board games for entertainment. Speaking of…did you know that March is National Reading Month? During these chilly, spring months there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book (or magazine!,) a great blanket and a warm cup of coffee.


With our little guy starting to finally sit still and appreciate some of the awesome books in his bookshelf I’m really enjoying sharing stories, discovering incredible illustrations and of course, snack time together. Some of our favorite books right now are Pool by Jihyeon Lee, Max the Brave by Ed Vere and This is New York by Miroslav Sasek. Am I missing any incredible early reader/toddler type of books, what are you guys reading with your little ones?


Besides being National Reading Month…did you know that March is also a time to buy your Girl Scout Cookies for the year? This year actually marks the 100th year of the cookie sales supporting so many Girl Scout adventures both in our own communities and across the country. To find Girl Scout cookies in your neighborhood just visit their website, type in your zip code and you’ll see many options; there are a ton of cookie buying options for this weekend; so get out there, support and stock up on your cookies.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, stays warm and hopefully the power will come back on for those missing it. Happy reading, Thin Mints and Samoas for all!



(Thanks K. Ardner for the great photos of my little reader.)

  Clothe Ohio!


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.


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.


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!