Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thank you Hills Market!!

So I was told September was lobster roll month at Hills Market. I am a huge fan of lobster rolls and I don't mean the lobster like rolls, I mean LOBSTER - GET IN MY MOUTH- ROLLS!

So on a what looked to be a gloomy Saturday I headed down to Hills Market to get my September lobster roll. It was still a bit early so the line was not very long, they had a meal deal that included lemonade so I grabbed that and an ice coffee, headed to table for a delightful lobster roll!

The lobster was good quality,  nice sized chunks served on a simple roll that did not compete with the lobster. I could tell it was fresh made and the people at Hills are so friendly and you can tell they were enjoying lobster day as much as we were enjoying it!

I will admit I really wanted the pie slice that was part of the deal but I had no room left and wanted to make sure if I was going to eat those calories I was able to enjoy them. Don't miss the last Saturday of Lobster Rolls until next year!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Short North Does it Again!

When Short North throws a party you can expect the best! Sunday, September 18th a variety of homeowners opened their doors to the public. The Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens was well attended and as expected well worth the $15 ticket!

The variety of homes we toured was well rounded. The tour started with two apartments in the 55+ Westminister Thurber Community. It was a great way to be introduced to living options for older adults. Next we went off to see many homes that had been lovingly renovated, a new build and how it amazingly fit into the neighborhood vibe to a garage that had the owner's space and a private retreat in the back he rented out as an AirBnB.

I personally love seeing the creativity and getting decorating tips. It is amazing to have these homeowners allow us the privilege of coming into their personal spaces. A big thank you to all who participated!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It Ain't Over Until The Snow Flies!!

Wow! Labor Day Weekend has come and gone! The weather was glorious and the events many! I will share it pains me a bit to hear that Labor Day is the unofficial close of Summer. With so many sunny days still ahead and so many things to do I don't close the door to Summer until the snow flies.

As move into cooler sometimes fickle weather there are so many festivals( a don't' miss the Columbus Italian Festival)  to attend, art shows, Charity Running/Biking events, the list goes on and on! Many of these events are free or almost free - love the idea of a charity run but not much of a runner? Many have a mile or so walk you can participate in or just come out and line the road cheering on the runners! Keep checking out the Farmer's Markets - many of vendors will share their favorite recipes. The public park system is a jewel to enjoy the waning days, especially when the leaves turn and the trees are dressed in their fall colors!

Considering a few winter projects? Builders and remodeling companies  often have tours showcasing their accomplishments. Or check out home tours in Columbus neighborhoods, such as the Short North Home Tour. These tours cost minimally and they are a great way to get new ideas or see what is available out there to buy!

With school back in and the days growing shorter Summer may be giving way to Fall but don't head indoors yet!