TOURIST STYLE: Cooper’s Hawk in Cincinnati, OH

So if you have read some of my past posts you know David and I love wine. Drinking wine, wineries, if it involves grapes we are thrilled. So of course when we found out there was a great new wine tasting room in Cincinnati, Cooper’s Hawk, we had to go and see what it was all about!

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Well the review is in and we had such an AMAZING time. I had briefly heard a few ladies at work discussing the new place so I looked in to it, and found an amazing review describing the place as “a little bit of Napa Valley in Cincinnati” so of course that peaked my interest! We were greeted when we arrived with a small tasting of wine and were told that there was a tasting room, a bar area and restaurant. We decided to start with their deluxe wine tasting which included a house made dessert of our choice. I have never paired dessert with dessert wines before, but let me tell you it was HEAVEN for a girl with a sweet tooth! After a full wine tasting we had an amazing flatbread pizza at the bar. I am telling you if you are ever in Cincinnati and are a wine lover of any kind you really need to check this place out! They also have locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin! I may have been born and raised in Cincinnati, but I still love checking out new attractions in tourist style.

HOME-SPIRATION: Tiny Kitchens

So David and I moved from Texas to Cincinnati, from a gorgeous town home to a tiny studio apartment. That really does mean everything is bigger in Texas! We have been struggling so much with our tiny tiny kitchen. We are a couple that loves food, loves to cook, and loves to drink wine! So what is a girl to do with a tiny kitchen! I decided to take that on as a challenge and find some gorgeous teeny tiny kitchens and get inspired! Here are my favorites…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: A Few of My Favorite Things

I officially turn 23 today! and this blog officially turns ONE YEAR OLD this month!

Here's to year 23!

Here’s to year 23!

Here is a run down of a few of my favorite things from the past year… anything from home goods to wines! Any of these will brighten your day or your space!

Mrs. Meyer's Basil Liquid Hand Soap... the most amazing smell! I have put Mrs. Meyer's in every bathroom in our house and our kitchen I am addicted! They come in a million scents but Basil is by far my favorite!

Mrs. Meyer’s Basil Liquid Hand Soap… the most amazing smell! I have put Mrs. Meyer’s in every bathroom in our house and our kitchen I am addicted! They come in a million scents but Basil is by far my favorite!

Woop Woop Shiraz! An amazing Australian Red that David found for us at Costco! Low budget and amazing taste! A MUST! Something perfect to bring over to a friends for dinner or a girls night!

Woop Woop Shiraz! An amazing Australian Red that David found for us at Costco! Low budget and amazing taste! A MUST! Something perfect to bring over to a friends for dinner or a girls night!

David got me hooked on Starbucks (even more! if thats possible) and Americanos! So of course this had to be a part of the list!

David got me hooked on Starbucks (even more! if thats possible) and Americanos! So of course this had to be a part of the list!

The Drybar is HEAVEN on earth! I am obsessed with their blowouts and products and just the whole experience!

The Drybar is HEAVEN on earth! I am obsessed with their blowouts and products and just the whole experience!

I would not even be able to survive this winter weather without my L.L. Bean Duck Boots! They really have saved my life here!

I would not even be able to survive this winter weather without my L.L. Bean Duck Boots! They really have saved my life here!

GUILTLESS PIZZA! What an amazing find right from Dallas, TX (though they can ship to you wherever you are!) Its this amazing couple who homemakes pizzas and pizza crusts that are gluten free! We just buy the crusts and build your own pizzas! Definitely worthy of your money and your tastebuds!

GUILTLESS PIZZA! What an amazing find right from Dallas, TX (though they can ship to you wherever you are!) Its this amazing couple who homemakes pizzas and pizza crusts that are gluten free! We just buy the crusts and build your own pizzas! Definitely worthy of your money and your tastebuds!

GUILTLESS PIZZA! What an amazing find right from Dallas, TX (though they can ship to you wherever you are!) Its this amazing couple who homemakes pizzas and pizza crusts that are gluten free! We just buy the crusts and build your own pizzas! Definitely worthy of your money and your tastebuds!

Anyone who knows me knows I am IN LOVE with my Crockpot! If you haven't already invested in one of these babies you really should!

Anyone who knows me knows I am IN LOVE with my Crockpot! If you haven’t already invested in one of these babies you really should!

I think this list could go on and on but I will stop there! Year 22 has brought me some amazing things: this blog, the love of my life, a new family in Texas, a full time job after graduation, and a whole new perspective on life. I can not wait to see what year 23 holds for me!

REINCARNATION: Wired

It has been way too long since I have posted! and it has been way too long since I have done a REINCARNATION post! This post all started with a love affair of wire chairs. I have recently been finding some amazing home-spiration images with great wire chairs next to rustic wooden tables. I love the combination of wood and metal, it makes such a sophisticated industrial look. Here are some of my favorite wired chair looks and some great versions you can get for your own space!

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Here are some amazing options if you want to add a little wire to your life…

This Wire Side Chair in Black is only $129 from Hayneedle.com

This Wire Side Chair in Black is only $129 from Hayneedle.com

The Zuo Wire Chrome Bar Chair from Overstock.com is priced at $359.99 and perfect for a funky bar or patio setting.

The Zuo Wire Chrome Bar Chair from Overstock.com is priced at $359.99 and perfect for a funky bar or patio setting.

If you're looking for a different design, check out this AMAZING Bend Lucy Chair from SmartFurniture.com. It comes it a variety of colors for $450 each

If you’re looking for a different design, check out this AMAZING Bend Lucy Chair from SmartFurniture.com. It comes it a variety of colors for $450 each

HOME-SPIRATION: Organic Wood Tables

I have always dreamed of a huge dining room table made of rustic wood with clean crisp white upholstered chairs surrounding it. While I was looking at home-spiration images and day dreaming about my dream home I found some amazing organic wood tables. Dining room tables, coffee tables, and benches, the idea of organic wood in its natural state is just gorgeous! I love including something organic or natural in a clean modern space. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for organic wood tables.

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HOME-SPIRATION: Wine Cellar

So it is my final semester at the University of Cincinnati, and of course I am busy doing my thesis and preparing for the real world, but I couldn’t resist taking an extra class just for fun. David and I are taking Intro to Wine to really fine tune our love for wine and I am SO excited! So I have been so obsessed with having a wine cellar (of course combine my love for interior design and wine and I am all in!) Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of some amazing at home wine cellars.

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HOME-SPIRATION: Welcome Mat

With a new city on our resume we are really trying to find our new normal, our schedule and flow so that we feel more at home here. Thursday is the day that I have no classes at all and we took the day off to explore to glories of Cincinnati. As a design and art lover I have learned if you ever want to feel at home in a city find their museums and hidden gems. It will make you feel like a local! Well since I grew up in Cincinnati of course this was easy for me! We went to the Cincinnati Art Museum and went to Happy Hour at Hofbrauhaus of Newport yesterday and it was such a fun day date. If you are ever in town you will really want to see the Cincinnati Art Museum, its really an amazing part of this city. So as David and I are rolling out our own welcome mat here I thought I would share some of my favorite home-spiration images for welcome mats.

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This is my favorite! Its not really a welcome mat but with all of our rainy and snowy shoes here I think this is a brilliant and stylish idea.

This is my favorite! Its not really a welcome mat but with all of our rainy and snowy shoes here I think this is a brilliant and stylish idea.

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We all know I am a sucker for a monogram

We all know I am a sucker for a monogram

A little humor goes a long way.

A little humor goes a long way.

 

A gorgeous stone welcome mat is as easy a new sheet of tile!

A gorgeous stone welcome mat is as easy a new sheet of tile!

 

I love this! a little inspiration never hurt anyone!

I love this! a little inspiration never hurt anyone!