Reds baseball game #1.

Our Reds are off to a historically bad start to the baseball season. Last time I looked, I think the Reds had the worst record in all of baseball at 7-22. And they were already 10 games out of first place in the NL Central. It’s pretty tough to be really enthusiastic about the Reds right now. But still, their games are on in our house every night even if they’re now relegated to a peripheral tablet. Regardless of how bad the Reds are, they’re still our Reds. And seven years ago today, we went to a Reds game on our very first date. Even though they’re not doing so hot this year when the Reds play at home on the anniversary of your first date, you go to the Reds game. That’s exactly what we did tonight. We went to our first Reds game of the year. And we were super hyped about it…

Just kidding. We’re always excited to go to Reds games. Among the new features at the ballpark is this Budweiser wagon where you can get $5 Bud and Bud Lights to drink on Crosley Terrace before you enter the ballpark…

We stopped to look at our Reds All-Star brick

Another new feature is out in right field, the Budweiser Balcony

They added a bunch of TV’s underneath the new balcony….

And a big Budweiser bar on top of the new balcony…

It’s pretty nice up there. It used to be just kind of a dead space out in right field. Now it feels much more finished. The most intriguing new food offering was also out in right field at Mr. Reds Smokehouse called the Smokehouse Bowl…

It was BBQ chicken, baked beans, mac&cheese and cole slaw all in a taco shell…

I’m not sure that I would get it again. But it was pretty darn tasty. It’s one of those things that you can say that you tried and then go back to old ballpark food staples. Give me a couple of dogs or a Peen Station Cheesesteak or a Big Boy and I’m a happy guy.

My Swarm check-in from the game…

It was the 180th Reds game I’ve checked into on my Swarm and the 23rd time seeing the Reds play the Milwaukee Brewers.

And I don’t care how bad the Reds are. Great American Ball Park will always be my happy place. Just look at that view…

Our seats were up in The Fioptics District. We love it up there. With the Fioptics District Ticket for just $15, you can enjoy ballpark seats or the terraces where you can stand and watch the game, access to the exclusive rooftop and your first drink!

It was pretty awesome. We felt like we had GABP all to ourselves…

The announced attendance was 9,536…

But we’re guessing the actual number was less than half of that…

We headed for home in the ninth inning. The Reds were down by one when we left. When we got to the car, the game was final and the Reds lost 6-5.

Win or lose, it doesn’t make a difference to me. I just love being at the ballpark with the love of my life. 😀⚾️7⃣❤️



Thank You, CanvasChamp!

You might have noticed the Dealspotr logo that showed up a while ago near the bottom of the sidebar here on our blog. I’ve become a verified influencer with  At it’s core, Dealspotr is a crowdsourcing platform for deal sharing tapped into the power of community to maintain the internet’s largest, most reliable database of promo codes. Personally, I really like Honey. But that’s neither here nor there. But Dealspotr also the Dealspotr Marketplace where they connect influencers and bloggers with brands to promote their brand, products and deals on Dealspotr.

The first brand I wanted to promote was CanvasChampthe “CHAMPION” of Home Decor Printing. As you know, I really love taking photos and capturing memories. CanvasChamp has been passionate about preserving and showcasing those memories with canvas prints that are of the highest level quality yet surprisingly inexpensive. They also handcraft other home decor products that are easy on the wallet as well. They are so confident in their rates that they have their “BEST PRICE GUARANTEE” meaning they’ll match any published price on the internet and beat it by an additional 10%. They claim only thing cheap in a CanvasChamp print is the price. When I was given the opportunity to see for myself, I jumped at the chance.

Set-up was really easy. I selected a 16×20″ canvas. The next step was the hardest step of the entire process: choosing which photo to get printed. I selected a photo from our wedding in Jamaica from my desktop. I discovered you can also upload photos straight from your Instagram, which I thought was a really neat feature. Next, you choose your wrap. I chose a thin gallery wrap meaning my canvas was going to have a 3/4″ inch thickness. Then it was onto choosing the border. I choose to have the photo wrap onto the edges of the canvas. The final steps were choosing the style of the hardware for hanging and any optional color finishing. And then you add your finished creation to your cart. Easy as that. I placed my order and five days later we came home to this was sitting on our front porch…

They really wrapped it up tight for safe shipping…

WOW! Our canvas print turned out awesome!

There’s our hanging hardware on the back…

We took it upstairs to hang in our front bedroom. And it looks fantastic!

The clarity of the photo is amazing. There isn’t any blurriness or pixelization…

The photo wraps around the sides of canvas…

Awesome. Thanks, CanvasChamp! This was easily one of the best quality printed canvases that I’ve seen. And I’ll definitely be ordering more canvases very soon! This canvas would have been just under $20. You really can’t beat that.

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It’s Skyline Time!

It was Skyline Time for lunch today…

Somewhere between point A and point B, I accumulated $75 worth of Skyline gift cards.
I guess there’s going to be a lot more Skyline time in my future! 😀🧀🌭❤️

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