Northside snails.

We saw a couple more snails on our dog walk this morning…

I wonder where all these snails come from and where are they heading to? ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒโค๏ธ


Google Maps Local Guides Level 8!

I’ve been working really hard on my Google Maps Local Guidesย lately. I posted photos and reviews of almost every place we stopped on our recent epic road tripย to try to propel myself from Level 7 up into the promised land of Level 8. And I was getting sooo darn close…

And thenย I finally made it to Google Maps Local Guides Level 8!ย 

HOORAY! Level 8! It doesn’t really mean a lot. I just think it’s fun. It’s kind of like my Swarm. It’s another way to share experiences and especially another place to share all the dang photos I take of every little thing every day.

And that’s really why I like Google Maps Local Guides! #LetsGuide ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ8โƒฃโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

Check out this big daddy long legs that we saw out on our back patio this evening…

Remember when we were walking through Parker Woods and weย saw 125 daddy long legs on one walk? Yeah… That was pretty crazy. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€โค๏ธ

And then I mowed the grass in our backyard…

We still need to figure out what we’re doing with our backyard. It has so much potential. But we really can’t decide on how we want the finished product to look. We keep looking at idea after idea and even started a Pinterest board to collect and organize our inspirations. But it hasn’t done much to help. And it’s kind of a bummer.

Happy National Pizza Party Day!

We stopped at NYPD on our way home to pick up a cheese pizza so we could celebrate National Pizza Party Day!ย 

And it was delicious. Every day should be National Pizza Party Day!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Good evening from Northside.

It was another rainy evening in Northside. Sometimes when it rains, the colors become so vivid. Tonight was one of those nights. It was really beautiful…

Good evening from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜”๏ธโค๏ธ

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Tonight, we had Trader Joe’s Kung Pao Chicken for dinner…

It was really good. Not quite as good as Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken.ย That’s freaking amazing. But this was still really good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅกโค๏ธ

We’re back from our epic road trip!

We made it back to Cincinnati this afternoon…

And we’re back home. We returned our rental SUV. picked up Mack from his kennel and our house survived just fine…

The grass was a bit long. But none the worse for wear. We had a great time on our epic road trip! Over 10 days, we covered almost 1950 miles through seven states.

We hope you followed along on our adventure. If not, check out our Instagrams. All of our photos have been posted and labeled on Flickr. And we even uploaded some videos to our YouTube.ย It was a great trip. We had a wonderful time. But it’s really nice to be home. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—บ๏ธโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

We ate Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chickenย with potstickers for dinner tonight…

It’s quickly become one of our favorites. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅกโค๏ธ

A pretty low-key weekend.

I didn’t take very many photos this weekend. Not many at all. Yesterday, Mack went to the vet to get his allergy shot. We walked down to Second Place to eat cheeseburgers and watch the Newcastle versus Brighton soccer match. And we just watched Netflix for the rest of the day. We binge-watched the first season of Chambers. It was pretty good. But it got kinda weird at the end. And we watched FC Cincinnati lose. Again. This time they lost 1-0 away to New Jersey Red Bulls. That’s really all we did. It was a pretty chill Saturday.

Today, we ran some errands to get some stuff for our upcoming road trip. We got some new stuff from Old Navy where I saw this adorable gift bag…

I have a very real thing for monsters right now. I even started a Pinterest board of just monster illustrations. Later, we ate this Trader Joe’s pepperoni pizza…

It was really good. Have we mentioned we love Trader Joe’s? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ