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Tips for Home, Child Safety (Video #9)

I love how Facebook reminds you of “On This Day” posts. Today, it showed a picture of Lola learning to crawl. It’s like having a completely different child now that she can walk. Not only is it awesome that she can just hold my hand and walk from place to place instead of me having to carry her everywhere (although I do miss that sometimes) But more mobility also means more… how do you say… curiosity! I’m constantly looking around like  “What can she reach, get into, put in her mouth and stick her finger in?” (most likely all at once) everywhere we go, and especially around the house.

So, I’m posting tips that I learned from an expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital because they were SUPER helpful for me, and I think you’ll agree. The biggest thing I learned from the expert as we went through the house is about child-proofing the laundry room. It’s the one I never even thought about when we initially child-proofed the house (I’m the only one who does laundry so I figured no one else would be in there). But it’s a really important room to safeguard — everything from keeping up cords on the blinds, putting the little child-proof plugs in electrical outlets, putting up cleaners (even ones like Windex… those bright colors look like juice!), and keeping your laundry pacs up out of a child’s reach and the container closed to keep your family safe.

Sounds so simple, but now that I made those few little tweaks I feel SO much better! Check back every few days, and I’ll have more helpful tips for you here on the blog! I also encourage you to check out this site to learn more about keeping your home and family safe! Oh, and watch the video below of an “Ask the Experts” segment I did on Star64 with the expert at Children’s — click here to view all of them!

Tips for Home, Child Safety (Video #8)

I’m a planner. So, when we decided to start a family, the first thing I did was buy all the parenting books on Amazon so I could be as prepared as possible when our bundle of joy arrived, and we could live happily ever after. HA! I now know there are so many little things that the books don’t (and can’t) prepare you for. Like when they’re coloring in their cute new coloring book, and in a millisecond being EATING the coloring book (or crayons… or both). Or the moments when they go from a crawling, somewhat mobile but totally manageable baby to a walking, running, whirlwind of a toddler you can barely keep up with. That was the biggest “WOAH” moment for us. We began asking “What can she reach, get into, put in her mouth and stick her finger in?” (most likely all at once) with everything around the house.

So, I’m posting tips that I learned from an expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital because they were SUPER helpful for me, and I think you’ll agree. The biggest thing I learned from the expert as we went through the house is about child-proofing the laundry room. It’s the one I never even thought about when we initially child-proofed the house (I’m the only one who does laundry so I figured no one else would be in there). But it’s a really important room to safeguard — everything from keeping up cords on the blinds, putting the little child-proof plugs in electrical outlets, putting up cleaners (even ones like Windex… those bright colors look like juice!), and keeping your laundry pacs up out of a child’s reach and the container closed to keep your family safe.

Sounds so simple, but now that I made those few little tweaks I feel SO much better! Check back every few days, and I’ll have more helpful tips for you here on the blog! I also encourage you to check out this site to learn more about keeping your home and family safe! Oh, and watch the video below of an “Ask the Experts” segment I did on Star64 with the expert at Children’s about how to keep your child safe when they go to a friend/family member’s house.

Tips for Home, Child Safety! (Video #7)

As I shared a couple years ago, it took a while for the hubs and I to get pregnant. The good news is that I had lots of extra time to read every parenting book out there to be as prepared as possible when it did happen. But there are so many little things that the books don’t (and can’t) prepare you for. Like when you turn around to put something away, and somehow in that nanosecond, your ninja – I mean, child – managed to get their shirt off and they’re now drawing on their belly with a marker. Things like that. Or the moments when they go from a crawling, somewhat mobile but totally manageable baby to a walking, running, whirlwind of a toddler you can barely keep up with. Yeah, that was the game-changer for us. We all the sudden looked at our house like “OK. What can she reach, get into, put in her mouth and stick her finger in?” (sometimes all at once as we’ve since learned)

So, I’m posting tips that I learned from an expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital because they were SUPER helpful for me, and I think you’ll agree. The biggest thing I learned from the expert as we went through the house is about child-proofing the laundry room. It’s the one I never even thought about when we initially child-proofed the house (I’m the only one who does laundry so I figured no one else would be in there). But it’s a really important room to safeguard — everything from keeping up cords on the blinds, putting the little child-proof plugs in electrical outlets, putting up cleaners (even ones like Windex… those bright colors look like juice!), and keeping your laundry pacs up out of a child’s reach and the container closed to keep your family safe.

Sounds so simple, but now that I made those few little tweaks I feel SO much better! Check back every few days, and I’ll have more helpful tips for you here on the blog! I also encourage you to check out this site to learn more about keeping your home and family safe! Oh, and watch the video below of an “Ask the Experts” segment I did on Star64 with the expert at Children’s about how to keep your laundry room safe!

Tips for Home, Child Safety! (Video #6)

I feel like I have a completely different baby now that Lola is able to walk. She’s into EVERYTHING. Which, ultimately, is a really good thing because she’s active, curious and wanting to explore the world. But as a mom, that makes me “explore” the world — especially my house — with a different set of eyes. What can she reach? Would she stick her finger in that? Would she put that in her mouth? (answers: more than you think, yes, and yes)

So, I’m posting tips that I learned from an expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital because they were SUPER helpful for me, and I think you’ll agree. The biggest thing I learned from the expert as we went through the house is about child-proofing the laundry room. It’s the one I never even thought about when we initially child-proofed the house (I’m the only one who does laundry so I figured no one else would be in there). But it’s a really important room to safeguard — everything from keeping up cords on the blinds, putting the little child-proof plugs in electrical outlets, putting up cleaners (even ones like Windex… those bright colors look like juice!), and keeping your laundry pacs up out of a child’s reach and the container closed to keep your family safe.

Sounds so simple, but now that I made those few little tweaks I feel SO much better! Check back every few days, and I’ll have more helpful tips for you here on the blog! I also encourage you to check out this site to learn more about keeping your home and family safe! Oh, and watch the video below of an “Ask the Experts” segment I did on Star64 with the expert at Children’s about how to keep your child’s room safe!

Tips for Home, Child Safety! (Video #5)

Now that Lola is walking (well, running! haha!), I’m looking at my house with a completely different set of eyes. What can she reach? Would she stick her finger in that? Would she put that in her mouth? (answer to that last one is always yes, by the way)

So, I’m posting tips that I learned from an expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital because I found them to be SUPER helpful, and I think you will, too. The biggest thing I learned from the expert as we went through the house is about child-proofing the laundry room. It’s the one I never even thought about when we initially child-proofed the house (I’m the only one who does laundry so I figured no one else would be in there). But it’s a really important room to safeguard — everything from keeping up cords on the blinds, putting the little child-proof plugs in electrical outlets, putting up cleaners (even ones like Windex… those bright colors look like juice!), and keeping your laundry pacs up out of a child’s reach and the container closed to keep your family safe.

Sounds so simple, but now that I made those few little tweaks I feel SO much better! Check back every few days, and I’ll have more helpful tips for you here on the blog! I also encourage you to check out this site to learn more about keeping your home and family safe! Oh, and watch the video below of an “Ask the Experts” segment I did on Star64 with the expert at Children’s about how to keep your bathroom safe!

Check Out Kennedy Heights Arts Center!

So, exciting news, we selected a venue for our annual Night in White event… It’s the Kennedy Heights Art Center! I know what you’re probably thinking, “I’ve never heard of it!” And that’s what’s great about it! It’s definitely a fly-under-the-radar place, but once you step one foot inside you’ll know it won’t be a secret for long. I was SO impressed with this gorgeous space and I can’t wait to pack it with lots of Cincy Chic’ers! Details will be up on our site shortly about the event, so be on the look-out for it soon!

But if you’re curious and want to see if before our event, they’re having an Open House event that’s open for the public to check out the space. That’ll be this Thursday, and you can click here to get all the details about it.

And here are a few pics just to give you a sneak peek of this stylish space! Isn’t it amazing?!

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Review: Ava Gray Direct Wrap

I recently got this beautiful gray faux fur wrap from Ava Gray Direct and I just had to tell you how much I love it! I originally got it as a scarf, but Amy Elberfeld who I bought it from told me that I could also wear it as a shawl (there’s a little button and hoop on each end for it to stay together!) or drape it down the front, belt it (to look like a vest). I tried all of them and they all actually look really fab! Just thought I’d share — especially since it’s only $44! 🙂

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New Year, New You (With FRAMERI Fashion Show!) Registration Page Live!

I’m so excited for this event! Cincy Chic is partnering with Frameri (you might recognize the name from them being on Shark Tank!) for our first-ever eyewear fashion show. Oh, and it will be at a REALLY cool new venue space in OTR. Hope you can make it! Details below!

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New Year, New You!
When: Friday Jan. 22 6-9pm (VIP cocktail reception 5-6pm)
Where: Union Hall 1311 Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45202
RSVP: www.NYNY15.eventbrite.com
What: Check out OTR’s newest venue as you shop with some of the best local businesses and enjoy refreshments, light bites, swag bag and fashion show presented by Frameri, Clothes Mentor, and Zephyr Blowout Salon.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $25 VIP (includes front row seat along runway and exclusive VIP cocktail reception) Bring a gently used formal dress for Kenzie’s Closet and get 10 chances to win $5,000 in prizes, including a diamond necklace! (General admission tickets will be sold at the door; swag bags only guaranteed for pre-registered ticket holders)

Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Hair/Makeup Sponsor: zephyr blowout salon

Fashion Show Sponsors: FrameriClothes Mentor

Light Bites Sponsor: Paleolicious

Booth Sponsors: It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Purposeful Painting, Advocare with Tara Montgomery, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, SpringCreek Fertility, Mary Kay with Emily Stalf, Transformational Coach Missy Kirkpatrick, Lipstick Factory, The Plastic Surgery Group, Gild Collective, 9Round

Photographer: Glossy Pixels

Models provided by: Heyman Talent

Cincy Chic 2016 New Year, New You

Fashion Meets Music Festival

The Fashion Meets Music Festival is coming up soon (Sept 5-6) and they just announced their its final schedule of artists. They asked me to participate in their panel so I’m honored to be a part of this year’s event! Check out our story in Cincy Chic about last year’s event and check out the press release below about this year’s event!

FASHION MEETS MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 LINEUP & AFTER PARTY SCHEDULE, FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE PARTNERS, AND MORE

COLUMBUS, OH – (August 5, 2015) – The Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) today announced its 2015 lineup schedule, outlining set times for each performer and designer, and the stages upon which they will be performing over the course of the event. Final additions to the existing music lineup will be Marc Scibilia, Let It Happen and Swell Tides. Additions to the lineup of fashion designers and brands include ModCloth, Joshua Christensen, Kendra Thomas and Carry Me Forward. FMMF returns to the Arena District in Columbus, OH, this Labor Day Weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Tickets are currently available for purchase online via TicketFly at: http://www.ticketfly.com/org/4565. For full lineup information, please visit the FMMF website here: http://www.fmmf.us/line-up-2015

This year’s Festival will be a two-day event spanning Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 6, with After Party events taking place at Park Street Complex starting Friday, September 4 and running through Sunday, September 6. The After Party lineup initial announcement includes CHON with special guests Narrow/Arrow & Playing To Vapors on Sunday evening and several more to be released. General admission tickets are available for $59.99 for a single-day pass and $99.99 for a two-day pass. VIP tickets cost $109.99 for a single-day pass and $189.99 for a two-day pass. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free with a ticketed adult.

In addition to music and fashion, a strong emphasis has been placed on the consumer experience at this year’s festival. Columbus’ own food trucks such as PaddyWagon, Kinetic, Cupzilla, Donatos and many more that will be present this year, joined by familiar restaurants such as Dick’s Last Resort, Native Cold Press, Graeter’s Ice Cream, and Steak Escape. The festival footprint will also be transformed into a streetscape of beverage selections, ranging from Stella Artois, Bud Light and Goose Island brands, to OYO, Watershed, Camelot Cellars, Jagermeister, American Harvest Vodka and Casamigos Tequila. The shopping experience at this year’s festival will be second to none with partners including ModCloth, Patrick T Cooper Swimwear, Michael Drummond, Carry Me Forward featuring Seagull Messenger Bags, Jamie Seel, Shop the Black Alley, The Boutique Truck, rockEVERYwear Apparel, Bend Active and Traxler Tees (official merchandiser of FMMF). This year’s experience will be rounded out by sponsored social areas where you can rest and relax between artist performances and designer runway shows.

Last year, FMMF launched the philanthropic arm of the festival, The Fusion Foundation. This year, The Fusion Foundation has curated the Fusion Forum, to be held on August 12 at the Gateway Film Center. The Forum will feature an afternoon of discussion and education focused on ‘making it’ in the music & fashion business. Expert-led panels and speakers will inspire, educate, and empower the city’s emerging and developed fashion and music artists. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students. Scholarships are available for qualifying artists to attend for free. Starting at 5:00 PM, local fashion designers will be selling their wares at the FMMF Pop-Up Marketplace. Admission is free, and no item will exceed $100. For more information and tickets to the Forum please visit www.fusionfoundation.us. A portion of FMMF proceeds will support The Fusion Foundation (501c3), FMMF’s philanthropy program designed to aid creative individuals and groups who support creatives pursuing their dreams.

“Our goal for FMMF 2015 is to bring music and fashion to life on a national stage, producing a community-based programming and destination-based entertainment platform in Columbus,” said Melissa Dickson, Director of Communications for FMMF. “We are thrilled to announce the schedule of each day’s events in both music and fashion. Columbus has such an impressive heritage in music and fashion, and we hope to celebrate that by bringing to the city as many different genres of music and fashion as possible.”

The 2015 Festival would not be possible without FMMF’s dedicated festival, media and community partners: Stella Artois, iheartradio, Jägermeister, 7-Up/Snapple, Donatos, Ricart Automotive Group, West Coast Chill, Uber, OYO/Middlewest Spirits, Watershed Distillery, Camelot Cellars, Studio Movie Grill, Aveda Institute of Columbus, Live Technologies, Sinclair Broadcasting, Columbus Alive!, Traxler Tees, Rural Action Zero Waste, Experience Columbus, Columbus Underground, Yelp!, WXCU Radio, Substream, Woodlands Productions, The Kitchen, Found Model Management, Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Shadowbox, and many others.

For more information about FMMF 2015, please visit the website and follow FMMF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Members of the media can submit for official press credentials online here: http://fmmf.us/press-application/.

About the Fashion Meets Music Festival
Created by a team of music and fashion insiders from Columbus, OH, the Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) is the only festival in the country dedicated to the fusion of fashion and music. The Festival joins two loves into one celebration, elevating music and fashion to a shared experience featuring live performances, runway shows, unique activations, and more. On its journey, FMMF strives to identify Columbus as a national leader in music, fashion, dining, art and education, partnering with local brands and businesses to showcase the best of the city.

Website: http://fmmf.us/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FMMFestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fmmfestival

Instagram: http://instagram.com/fmmfestival

Spring Fashion and Fitness Event!

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Come and join the ladies from Style Edit and Pure Barre Cincinnati to celebrate the 2nd Annual Spring Fashion and Fitness Event! Attendees are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while watching a chic and sweet runway show that will showcase the hottest spring fashion! Style Edit will also be offering the chance for attendees to enjoy discounted ‘Wearable Wardrobe’ services, as well as discounted package offers from Pure Barre. The event is absolutely free to the public, which means you have no excuse not to check it out! RSVP on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-fashion-and-fitness-event-with-saks-style-edit-and-pure-barre-tickets-16253242887 or call 513.421.6800, ext. 202. See you there!