"You are, without a doubt the most beautiful girl I have ever seen in my entire life, and I don’t know how a guy like me ever got so lucky to get a girl like you." My husband reminds me that he loves me daily.  It was a part of our wedding vows. He posts it on Facebook and he looks me in the eye and repeats that same quote when he thinks I need reminded of how beautiful he thinks I am. I smile and say thank you, because I don't know how to take a compliment.  We have been through some crazy ups and...

Over My Head is a unique company specializing in accessories for woman who are undergoing breast cancer treatment, or in recovery.  They offer a comfortable and relaxed environment, with personal consultations and private fitting rooms.  They actually opened back in 1998 in Upper Arlington.  Over My Head is a beautiful space to help women look and feel a little more normal---when they need it the most. Bethany Golden purchased Over My Head in January 2007, after being inspired by her late mother, Bonnie Ritchie.  Bonnie had cancer for 11 years, but it wasn't until the last 3 months of her life, that she became very ill.  During that time, Bethany was finishing up her last semester...

Shirley's Popcorn. Yes, there was a real Shirley, and yes, she's the idea behind the popcorn business. Shirley was the lady who took the tickets at the movie theater in Bluffton, Ohio. She was well known and a familiar face in town, mainly because those who were regulars at the theater, loved her. Everyone loved her. She handed out free books to the kids and read to them while they were waiting for their movie.  She loved people and everything was "to die for." Shirley was the face of the theater.  Soon, people would stop by with their buckets of popcorn just for a refill--and to see Shirley, of course....

Martha discovered at a young age she wanted to use her hands to make things.  At age 6, she learned from a dentist, Dr. Moyer, who lived across the street. It was there, in his basement full of handcrafted trains and sculptures of wood, that she began painting.      "In 10th grade, on a visit to my sister's college, Mount Holyoke, I fell in love with hand crafted silver rings with pockets of enameling." From then on, she was bound and determined to be a silversmith. She studied at Washington University with a famous Finnish metalsmith by the name of Heikki Seppa. His approach was to limit the amount of metal in creating 3D structures and...

The truth about fantasy football is that anyone can play.  And, you don't have to know what you're doing to be any good.   Take my 16-year-old sister in law, who two seasons ago, had 5 players "OUT" in her lineup, and still outscored my fully functional team.  I'm still salty about it. There's someone (okay lots of someone's) out there willing to argue that skill is required to play.   Mostly though, your really just gambling. To me, gambling is about luck.   Some skills might make you better (like reading up on all the players), but there are safe choices and bets you can always make. I thought...

We met almost 4 years ago in the most unusual way--on an online blogging site called Tumblr.  I was living in Ohio on my college campus at the time and Alicia was 8 hours away in Maryland. We started talking on the phone, through text, and on FaceTime; dreaming of the day we could finally meet each other in person. We met online in October 2012, started dating that November, and didn't finally meet in person until Valentine's Day when Alicia made the long journey to my college campus for the weekend. Since that day, we have conquered brain surgery twice for myself, a long distance...

Courtney and Ryan are Ink & Co. He's the "maker and creator," and she's the "design and marketing." Although this is Ryan's "thing," they work a lot-- together, and even spend most evenings working after the kids go to bed. I mean, isn't it pretty cool that they get to spend their time together doing something they love, and it's also their family-owned business? Courtney has a day time job in software sales and Ryan is a stay-at-home dad. Well, more like "work from home dad." He was at home for 9 years, and when the kids went to school he wanted to go back to work....

Bubbles: Tea & Juice Company was established back in 2005 by a man named Eric Ling.  The first store was located in the historic North Market, but in 2015 they expanded to Easton Mall.  Then came Polaris and this fall they are opening up in two more locations!  One inside Mesh Fitness (Dublin), and one inside SnapFitness (Old Worthington).  So, they're definitely making a name for themselves around town. | Juice Cleanses | Smoothies | Bubbles teas | Protein Bars | Wheatgrass Shots | Lots of people tend to be curious about the "bubbles" inside these teas.  The bubbles, or tapioca pearls, are actually flavorless gelatin--"they are purely...

Danielle Wenger opened up the doors to her own nail salon Pouncing Paws, in Worthington, only 14 days ago.  Can you believe it?  Her dream of being out on her own finally came to fruition.  Honestly, after talking with Danielle and learning about her dedication to detail---it comes as no surprise that this young lady would achieve her goal.  And, any other goal she sets for that matter. Everything she does is all natural.  She uses regular nail polish and Gel polish.  So, sorry ladies, that means no acrylic nails here! But, she doesn't need to offer acrylics, because she has her own unique edge.  Danielle uses essential oil hot towels that...