Monday, August 12, 2019

Ready, Set, Hike! It's time for the 21st annual Taste of the Browns

Now that the Browns have won their first pre-season game, everyone is ready for some real football to get started. Whet your appetite for the upcoming season while you help support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at the 21st annual Taste of the Browns.
Join past and present Browns players and some of Cleveland's very best chefs on September 9, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm at FirstEnergy Stadium.
You will mix and mingle while eating tons of delicious food - more than 25 restaurants and beverage purveyors - I dare you to try to sample it all! You can view a list of all the participating restaurants so you can get your dining playbook ready for the event.
Plus you'll get to see everyone's favorite dawg, Chomps. Woof woof!
Join the party and get your tickets onlineLast year, more than $309,000 was raised to fight hunger at this event - that's enough to help provide more than 1.2 million meals! 

Each VIP event ticket is $297 and includes a souvenir wine glass, all food and beverages, complimentary valet parking, and access to the VIP Lounge featuring exclusive tastings and access to celebrities.

General admission is $202 and includes everything above except the VIP Lounge access.

This is a great way to tackle hunger while helping one of our City's great organizations. See you on the gridiron!

*** Disclaimer: I was provided two tickets to this event in exchange for helping to promote it.
As always, all opinions expressed are my own. ***

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ohio State Fair Giveaway!

The Ohio State Fair kicked off yesterday and I'm giving away 4 adult tickets so you can experience it yourself and celebrate all the things that make Ohio great.
With almost 200 food vendors with a huge focus on eating and drinking local, it's worth the trip just to try unique offerings like chicken + waffles on a stick, deep-fried Buckeyes, pickle-on-a-stick, poutine tots and Flaming Hot Cheetos Corndogs. There's even an Ohio shaped Buckeye Funnel Cake! There are lots of gluten-free options too.

Whether you're a foodie, music lover, farmer, kid or thrill seeker there's something at the fair for you! There are cooking competitions, parades at 4pm, the Budweiser Clydesdales, camel rides, pig races, fishing, a butterfly house, entertainers and even special Apollo 11 and cow sculptures made entirely out of butter. Check out the list of attractions and plan accordingly.

All of this fun ends on Aug. 4th so you'll want to act fast!

Get your tickets online or head over to this Instagram post to enter. Contest ends Friday July 26th.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Amazon Prime Day Deal - Patio, Garden and Pool

Summer is here and I want to be outside as much as possible!

Here are some Amazon Prime Day Deals for upgrading your patio life as well as things for my fellow gardeners.

My friend LOVES her AeroGarden - it makes starting plants from seeds so easy! At almost half off, now is the time to grab one! This one comes with 6 herb seed pods too. You can try this knock-off for only $49 or a single plant adjustable grow light for only $18.99.
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Use this adorable and sturdy farmhouse style serving tray to get those cocktails to your guests.
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Keep the bugs away and give your patio some style at the same time with these mosaic tiki torches. They also come in a style for the deck with a clamp and a table top style too. Don't forget the oil too - Bitefighter is my favorite.
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This Cordoba patio torch is not an Amazon Prime deal, but it's absolutely gorgeous! It's even nicer in person and is super easy to assemble. We have this exact one and it was well worth the $50.
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I absolutely love this gas fire pit - and it's only $169.99!
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And for the end of summer and fall, this patio heater is perfect for extending the season - and it's only $139.86!

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We use these metal storage shelves for starting plants. You can attach grow light easily and there's tons of room. We also have them in the basement piled full of my kitchen stuff and in the garage for holding all of our gardening supplies. They are functional and only $39.98.
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This extra large midcentury modern flower pot with stand instantly upgrades your home or patio.
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We have a suction cup bird feeder on our front window and we love it...and so do the birds. This two pack for only $10.94 is a great deal!
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How cute is this picnic basket?? Love love love this! It's perfect for taking to Blossom or Opera in the Garden too. Don't forget to click the Coupon box for an additional $2.50 off.
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If you need to keep things really cold on your picnic, you're going to need a cooler. Yeti makes some of the best and they are 50% off!
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Even if you don't have a ton of space, you can still have lots of plants. This self-watering vertical wall and pots lets you maximize your space with very little effort.
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Whether you are making a bon fire, or cooking marshmallows over your gas stove, these extendable roasting forks keep your fingers burn free.
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If you are lucky enough to have a pool, this deal is for you! It would be so nice to spend an afternoon floating around on this giant floating lounge with a canopy. It even has cup holders.
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As soon as I saw this round beach throw, it went right into my cart. There is a version with tassels available too. $10.58
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This raised bed kit makes starting a garden super easy! It's galvanized metal so you won't need to worry about it rotting. It comes in a smaller silver version too.
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At under $20, these 8" pruning shears are a steal! Click the coupon box for an extra 20% of too.
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I wish I would have had this bird netting BEFORE they ate all of my black raspberries.

Love these bamboo plant markers with permanent marker. Click the Coupon box to save an additional 5%. They come in a skinny stick style too.
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Don't forget - Amazon has an Outlet too for even bigger savings!

Are you taking advantage of Prime Day? What are the best deals that you found?

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