Category Archives: family fun

Backyard Basketball Addition

Backyard Basketball Addition

This kid loves sports. Baseball, basketball, and soccer are favorites. Most of you know he even has a sports nickname, Hank. So it was no surprise that Hank wanted a bigger basketball hoop. Unfortunately, our driveway was not an option. It’s steep. Our cul-de-sac used to have an awesome hoop, but that’s a story for another day which ended with the Township asking for its removal. Boo. Therefore, we researched a backyard concrete pad. Andy wasn’t 100% convinced. Until he was home a few days in a row and Hank played basketball on an indoor hoop for HOURS in our upstairs hallway. “That kid needs a hoop!” And so it happened late this summer.

But afterwards? Afterwards Facebook got the better of me. See, some friends knew we got a hoop and then they saw the following post from Sport Court Cincinnati.

And Sport Court Cincinnati/GameChanger Athletics contacted me via a private message. Did I want a quote on the Xavier “X”? Well, duh. We chatted back and forth, they visited, and we were sold. We scheduled the job and once the day came they completed it in one afternoon.

To say the kids are happy with the “X” is an understatement.

We are really happy with the way GameChanger Athletics painted our concrete. They were super easy to work with and the guys were great. As I must disclose, I was given a discount in exchange for some advertising here. However, all opinions are always my own and I would recommend them for your next project. They can do so much more with outdoor courts. We happened to already have our concrete poured and basketball hoop installed by the time we crossed paths. However, be sure to look into both Sport Court Cincinnati on Facebook and GameChanger Athletics, LLC on the internet. They have a ton of pictures highlighting the projects they have completed indoors and outside – basketball courts, tennis courts, batting cages, bleachers, soccer, lighting, fences, etc.

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Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

While staying at the hotel for our house remodel, we ran into a lot of Main Event Entertainment staff. We struck up a conversation with Ryan from Texas who told us all about the new location here in West Chester and told us to stop in sometime soon. Today Andy and I had a date

Butler County Donut Trail

Butler County Donut Trail

Our local Visitors Bureau is up to no good. They are not helping with my sugar cravings! They are promoting a Donut Trail throughout our county as a fun tourism activity. You can find all of the information by going to the official Donut Trail website. The main things to understand are that there are

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

You might have seen my post a few months ago listing some current favorite restaurants. Well, since I’m always up for trying something new…here are a few more local places that are going to be added to our normal restaurant rotation. And just like last time, this is a quick overview. If you are curious

Snowman Snowball Shooter Craft

Snowman Snowball Shooter Craft

The Snowman Snowball Shooter is always a popular item at the school holiday parties. I made them a few years ago with Stella’s class and I’m going to make them again this week with Charlotte’s. The supplies are easy to find, the prep work is not too bad, and the kids love every minute of

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of an experience. Buy tickets to see Cinderella at the Ensemble Theatre downtown in Over the Rhine. You will not regret it. It’s become an annual tradition for us to see a show during Thanksgiving weekend. And it’s always one of our most memorable performances of the

Olde West Chester Christmas Walk

Olde West Chester Christmas Walk

The annual Olde West Chester Christmas Walk is always the second Saturday in November. Yes, it is early in the holiday season (always before Thanksgiving), but it is mainly outdoors and the weather is usually perfect for strolling up and down the street while getting into the holiday spirit. It usually starts around 2:00 and

Bluegrass for Babies Event

Bluegrass for Babies Event

 7th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FOR BABIES What is Bluegrass for Babies? The family-friendly concert benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which runs on Saturday, September 19th from 3-9 PM at Sawyer Point, features music from top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions, and much more. The concert, an official

Old West Festival

It’s that time of year again! As school begins and summer slows down, it’s time to mark your calendars with all of the upcoming fun fall festivities. At the top of our list is the Old West Festival. It’s become a family tradition for us. The kids still love going and can’t wait for it

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Yesterday, my kids had a one-hour early release. We had a little extra time after school before swim team practice. And everyone was hyped-up about the idea of summer starting. So I made them have a snack at the table and each kid create a list of things they wanted to do over the summer.