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August 2018

How I Feel About School Starting

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With only a few short weeks (actually only 2!) of summer break, I find myself feeling short-changed with the time I was able to spend with Vinny and Mia. I remember when May hit and I was so excited to plan out a bucket list of summer adventures we were going to go on. But with work, blogging, unexpected life changes, etc., I’m now looking at the first day of August on the calendar and feeling like I haven’t even scratched the surface of that list.

 

I may sound super dramatic, but I truly cherish these summers with my babies. Now don’t get me wrong, there are hectic days when I think to myself, good Lord when is school gonna start again?! But I know summer after summer, they’ll grow and get older and not want to hang with their mama anymore. So I’m going to be silly, get dirty, let myself be little again for the remainder of our sunny school-less days together. I saw a quote a few weeks ago that said, “You only get 18 summers with your kids. Make.them count.” I plan on doing just that!

Xo, Brooke

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My Favorite Local Restaurants

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Guys, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve published a post! Summer and life in general have both been so crazy this past month. But I’m back and ready to get more posts up for my favorite followers! Today’s blog post is about my top favorite local restaurants in the area. I love food (and I’m pretty sure it loves me back), so I’m breaking down all the best Cleveland has to offer! Plus, who doesn’t love to go out to dinner? It means you don’t have to cook for the night!


 

ITALIAN:

When you’re married to an Italian man, good pasta is a must…

Cafe Toscano, Aurora – Small and quaint, this is one is my absolute favorite local Italian places. Get the lobster ravioli. Your stomach will thank me.

Mia Bella, Cleveland – We pretty much named our daughter (Mia Isabella) after this restaurant. It’s one of Pete and I’s top 10 for all things pasta

Corelone’s, Parma – My family stumbled upon this place many, many years ago and we’ve been there many, many times (my waistband can tell you all about it).

M Italian, Chagrin Falls – Oh em gee. This place is beautiful and the food is to die for.

 


MEXICAN:

Because sometimes all you need is a damn good burrito and extra strong margarita…

Momocho, Cleveland – The atmosphere, the food, the vibes. Everything is fantastic here!

Coastal Taco, Cleveland – This place is the coolest! Grab a taco, Corona and sit outside by the water.

Barrio, Cleveland –  Build your own tacos = a dream come true.

 


CHINESE/JAPANESE:

Five course meals are the best!

Ho Wah, Beachwood – Crab rangoon. Enough said.

Wasabi, Beachwood- More upscale and definitely more bang for your buck!

Wild Ginger, Brooklyn – The place is super cool and the food is almost too pretty to eat.

 


OTHER:

1815 Tavern, Aurora – I love sitting outside here by the fireplace! My go-to is the mushroom wood fired pizza. It’s the key to my heart.

Mabel’s BBQ, Cleveland – Ya’ll know I love a good barbecue meal. This place is one of the best around!

Crop Bistro, Cleveland – This restaurant used to be a bank. Go inside and you’ll never want to leave.

Red, The Steakhouse, Beachwood & Cleveland – One of my favorites for seafood and steak. Be sure to check out the amazing wine selection.

Blue Canyon, Twinsburg – I love that this restaurant looks like an amazing log cabin in the middle of the mountains! I’s the perfect winter dinner spot.

 

Well, those are my top choices for restaurants! It’s always hard to narrow it down for date night, but if we chose any of these, we know it will be good. What are some of your favorite places to eat?

 

Xo, Brooke

 

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