Let me begin by saying this trip was fully compensated for. Every last part of it, but as always, that doesn't change the way I tell my story. Guys, don't you know me by now? Okay, so on to the important stuff--our little weekend getaway to Butler County. I'll be honest, like most of you, I was like, "Where and what is Butler County?!" The Donut Trail is what first enticed me, but I'll admit, there was so much more to Butler County than the Donut Trail! I'm going to give a run down our entire trip with some information about each stop--what we liked, didn't like...

Our history goes way back. Joey and I. 12 years to be exact. Yes, I was the 18-year-old who had to get a tattoo the absolute second I could. I was a rule follower, but as soon as I was allowed to do something, I was doing it. So, I decided on three small stars on my back. It only took a month before I hated it, and I was back in the tattoo studio asking for a cover up. That's where I met Joey. In a two-and-a- half hour sitting, my stars were covered up with beautiful flowers. I had a piece of art on my back. He...

Are you like me-- and love all things local?  I'm kind of obsessed.   Homemade salsas, syrups, keychains, soaps, beer.  You name it.  You can find it at Celebrate Local.  When they first arrived at Easton, the shop started out relatively small, but now they have moved locations beside Panera Bread and have a much bigger layout (as well as way more products). When you enter the store...

Easton Farmer's Market was created in 2011 to increase awareness of our Ohio Small Farmers, and the importance of sustainability in the community we live, work, and play in. This form of public interaction also creates a social bonding that further ecourages support within the community. Every week, there are featured vendors from around Ohio, live local music, chef demos, and family friendly activities! Our presenting sponsor, EDCI, will also feature a rotating list of their clients showcasing their wares each week. Drink Up Columbus is also sponsoring three Ohio beer tastings throughout the Market season (first one is today-so make sure you're there!) This is the sixth...

Tricia Grapner is the generous woman behind Canvas Creations for You, where she teaches others to create canvas paintings in a fun, light hearted, and warm atmosphere.  She also does custom paintings among other things--(like her day job!)  But, don't be fooled, she hasn't always been a painter.  In fact, she never went to art school.  Instead, she was a self-taught crafter.  And, it wasn't until eight months ago that she decided to open Canvas Creations. Painting actually started as a therapeutic remedy.  Tricia suffered from depression after experiencing different ups and downs.  Though, that didn't stop her from spreading her generosity.  She felt the need to give back to the community and that's...