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American Sign Museum

Posted on: 1.21.2015

Life has been pretty calm around here lately, but not for long. There are a lot of cool things in the works over here in my world and I'm pretty stoked for all of them. In my last post, I stated that January really didn't give much to be excited for and I kinda wanna take that back. In the next few weeks, I have two different food events to attend (Yes. You sense a pattern. This girl loves to eat) and something kinda big that I've been working on. 2015, you're shapin' up ok!

 A friend of mine and I were looking for something cheap slash fun to do last week and after very little research I found way too many options to even choose from. Shows, exhibits and poetry readings were happening all over this glorious city and they're all now sitting patiently in my phone notes waiting to be explored.  We ended up at the American Sign Museum. Cincinnati people, have you ever heard of it? It's pretty fantastic. It's on Monmouth street over near Clifton-ish and it's just a warehouse filled with old signs from god only knows when. They're organized by era and it's pretty cool to walk through. We saw photos of people that had booked the place for weddings and parties and I couldn't help but think that was the best idea ever. I mean, the photos were sooo gorgeous. Anyway, go. Go as soon as you have a Sunday afternoon to spare. Say you're a student and get like $5 off.  I opted for the self guided tour because I'm not really one to pay attention when someone is trying to teach me something. I would rather read along slowly and to myself. We took plenty of pictures but mostly they all look the same. Just bright neon signs of beauty. When you first pull up, you'll be greeted with an Arby's sign the size of your car and a giant bucket from KFC. So random. I know. But we liked it. I love finding random things around this city, though it's slightly embarrassing to find things that have been here for years that I had never heard of. Like, where have I been? 

Warmer weather. and the salsa i can't remember how to make.

Posted on: 1.14.2015

i don't know where you are or what kind of weather you're seeing while you do your nightly blogging….but holy *** it's freezing over here in cincinnati. we aren't getting snow. we're getting busted water pipes and crazy electric bills. bronson goes out in the morning and just looks sooo pissed when i make him walk around in the cold. he pees as quickly as possible outside, runs back into the house and onto my bed to thaw out, god love him. my birthday is at the end of january and while seeing a few of my close friends for dinner is awesome and always a good time, i'm not much of a birthday lover anymore. probably because I'm getting closer and closer to 30 and that is just a terrifying thought to me! so aside from birthdays and tax returns, january doesn't really offer too much to anyone. and if you are born in any other month, and have a real grown up job… you might not get excited about tax season and in that case, i can't help you at all. january sucks. 

so on behalf of hating winter right now and being sooo ready for warmer weather, i give you an out of season post. i was just cleaning out photos on my computer and found these from a grill out we had last summer. i don't know if i would even call it a grill out, rather a dinner in the back alleyway that i've tried my hardest to make it look cute. regardless, here's a few photos of warmer weather, my puppy at a much more manageable size and a corn & peach salsa that i kick myself for not writing the recipe down for. damn it. 

Upward Collective

Posted on: 1.07.2015

disclaimer: this post is from a few weeks ago and totally forgot about the thing. woopsies! 
don't mind me while i blare this Taylor Swift album, sip on an adult beverage and do a quick silly post about my amazing new flannel. anyone that's close to me or follows me over on Instagram knows that i have a complete love affair with comfy clothes that i can find at thrift stores and that i can wear nearly every damn day. most of my friends enjoy stores like Madewell and Anne Taylor so i'm kind of the odd man out (they have maybe told me once or twice that i dress "homeless chic" thanks ladies? haha)

 either way, i enjoy a good squishy flannel that i can run around the house in or wear out to run errands around the city. i always scour the men's section looking for them (they're so hard to find these days!) and if I can get lucky, I'll find one that stands out and is different in someway, maybe because of the colors or the buttons. 

Upward Collective and i started following each other on instagram not long ago and i love their collection and what these ladies are up to. i love shops that are built by girls like me that have a vision and that are just working their asses off to make their dreams into realities. This flannel was one of many great things listed on their shop and I adore it. It has two different color patterns on it (the upper half and the lower half) and it's sooo soft! isn't it fun and different? 

my roommate was nice enough to do a little breaking and entering with me to shoots a few photos for me to share with you guys! 
be sure to go visit Upward Collective and support these awesome ladies! 

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