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...

As children, our imaginations were the key to our childhood. We were able to be anything we wanted to be--pirates, teachers, astronauts, a tree, anything we could think of, really. As adults, we tend to lose that imagination, and we are faced with reality--bills, raising our own children, addiction, marriage, jobs, the list is never ending. But, not Courtney. This {young}  adult, 20 years old to be exact, is keeping a bit of her childhood alive each day and sweeping adulthood under the rug. How? I have to know. Well, she gets to be a princess whenever her heart desires, or whenever a child's heart desires.   Courtney's business, Not Just Make...

Jodi Attar is passionate about food, "my philosophy is--eat good things that taste good."  She's even more passionate about her Gotta Eat Muffins. She grew up in Akron, but moved to Columbus for a pharmaceutical sales job.  Her first masters degree was in Health Administration, but as Jodi said it best, "it just didn't feel right, like Goldilocks and the Three bears, trying all the porridge."  Her husband is a Cardiologist at OSU, so she had the opportunity to stay home for a period of time with her first-born son, Ashton. "After a year, I felt under-stimulated and needed something to do." She got back into the job force working at...

Intentional. That's the word that resonates with me after our visit to Sacred Earth Wellness Spa. You can look at it a few ways. The setting surrounding the spa--intentional in the fact that you become connected to the natural world around you with the wooded ravine, calming fountain, and bridge that leads you to the woods. The massage--well, this was intentional at it's best. Every touch, rub, and part of the body massaged was chosen for a specific reason. And, that's part of Autumn's story. There's a reason behind her intentional work. And, it's pretty amazing. Who is Autumn, by the way? She is the owner of Sacred Earth Wellness Spa. The spa...

Meza Wine Shop is a quaint little "mama n' pop" shop, which is just slang for saying, it's a small business independently owned and run.  And, that hard working owner is Tatjana Brown. She grew up with her father homemaking all kinds of wines, on the east side of Cleveland.  Her parents actually immigrated here from Serbia,  so she speaks fluent Serbian. I mean, her families traditions date back generations and generations. "The culture and lifestyle is embedded in me and the store, because it's important." A central component to Serbian culture is food and wine.  "Meza" actually means "pre-meal," like cheeses and small bites to eat. The shop was established back in...

There is really only one question to ask yourself—are you a foodie?   People tend to know this about themselves. It’s a simple yes or no, because there is nothing in between. And even if you say, “no” that’s fine—continue reading anyways, because this story is still for you.  Columbus Food Adventures is for you. Have you heard of Bethia Woolf yet?   This woman has blown me out of the water. I spent at least an hour preparing for my interview with her, researching and reading articles---and I’m tellin’ you---there’s not a whole lot she hasn’t done! She’s kind of a legend here in Columbus. Well, she...

We are a young family handcrafting goodness. We strive to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a creative way to eat fruits and vegetables -deliciously.  What type of goodness are we crafting, do you ask? Let me tell you. We started Too Good Eats in June of 2016, but our vision was inspired by our SONShine, little Ali who is 2 1/2 now. As all moms know, we have to be creative, and I was determined to get our son to eat all sorts of vegetables. Some things he was into, and other things he just wasn't. I'm sure you can relate. I began to make Popsicles for our son...

We've all experienced that moment. The moment when you are on Pinterest, looking for the perfect DIY (fill in the blank) present. For Steph, it was a Mother's Day present for her mom. I should first tell you that she used to be an art teacher, so mess doesn't scare her, and neither does paint, or trying anything new. And, she's obviously very creative. Okay, back to the project. Well, it was a complete fail. I mean, an art teacher mom failed a Pinterest project? Good luck to the rest of us! In a scramble to find another present, she thought, I can make a portrait of her instead. We're not talking about just...