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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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I Love to Eat – My Current Favorite Eateries

I Love to Eat – My Current Favorite Eateries

I am not the type of person to return time after time to the same restaurant every occasion we go out to eat. I LOVE to try new places. So, if you are like me, here are some places we enjoyed so much…that we just might return soon. This is just a quick post of what we

Cozy’s Cottage Sunday Brunch

Cozy’s Cottage Sunday Brunch

We decided to go out to brunch last weekend with some family. We also wanted to try something new. Cozy’s Cottage in Liberty Township was perfect. It’s right on Cincinnati-Dayton Road just north of the Yankee Kroger. The restaurant has only been open for about 10 months, but I kept hearing great things about it.

Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery

Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery

If you haven’t heard of and/or tried Abby Girl Sweets cupcakes yet…you are missing out. I knew there was a location downtown about a block from Fountain Square, but I did not realize until recently that we had one out here in the ‘burbs. Last week I was in the vicinity and just had to

My Favorite Fitness Apps

My Favorite Fitness Apps

I’m back into the fitness/health/exercise/call-it-what-you-want thing. The holidays are never easy for me. Not enough time to get to every exercise class and food and drinks and Christmas cookies are everywhere! But now I’m back into my routine. And I have three main apps to thank for that. The MINDBODY Connect app is my link

Cincy Brew Bus

Cincy Brew Bus

Cincinnati is hopping with craft beer. (ha ha) And my husband LOVES beer. He also turned the big 40 on Christmas Day. But…It’s kind of hard to throw a birthday party during the holiday season. Instead, I scheduled a surprise craft beer tasting tour through Cincy Brew Bus a month AFTER his birthday. And surprised

Izzy’s – World’s Greatest Reubens

Izzy’s – World’s Greatest Reubens

Some of you saw on Facebook last week that I had never been to Izzy’s before. Crazy, right? Well, I fixed that over the weekend. The kids are starting to catch on that we go out and do things because of Take 10 With Tricia. The above is the result of them. “Hey MOM!!! Take

Cucinova – What’ll You Create Today?

Cucinova – What’ll You Create Today?

A couple of weeks ago, I got to preview the new Cucinova in Kenwood during a media event for bloggers and others. It was a fun night out and the food was delicious. So delicious that I wanted it AGAIN! This past weekend Andy and Charlotte were on their own date so Henry, Stella and

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

I just recently discovered the wonderfulness of Book Bums. If you are local and have not yet checked it out…what are you waiting for? They have so much to offer, but that post is for another day. Today I am super excited to report that they are adding an afternoon story time on Thursdays. Henry

Game On Fitness

Game On Fitness

Game On Fitness If you are local and looking for a great workout, you need to try Game On Fitness in downtown Sharonville. I started taking Amy’s classes almost 2 years ago while she was at another facility. When I enrolled at the front desk the week before classes started the woman behind the counter

Dogwood Art Studio

Dogwood Art Studio

Friday night a group of friends from our neighborhood went to Dogwood Art Studio to do some painting. We had a lot of fun. Robin was a fantastic hostess and led all of us through the process of blank canvas to masterpiece. Some of us drank a little more than others…so some were more masterpieces