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December

Guest Bath
Holiday Decor

While prepping the guestroom for the holiday's, don't forget about bathroom decor. Simple and classy touches are all you need.

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Christmas Nights of Lights

It's a bit cold outside . . . but you'd love to view beautiful Christmas lights this season. What about enjoying them from your warm car? Now until January 2, 2022, at Coney Island, view 1 million lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music played through your car stereo. 

Coney Island

Buy a Home

This stunning full brick home on a cul-de-sac street is custom built by Buten Brothers. You’ll discover exceptional quality throughout. Designed to be the heart of the home, the kitchen offers shining hardwood floors and a huge walk-in pantry. Gleaming natural woodwork/molding, solid wood doors, beautiful Marvin wood windows that fill the home with natural light, abundant closet space, newer roof and high efficiency furnace/ac and an oversized 3.5car garage  with taller garage doors are just a few amenities that will surprise and delight. When can you move in?

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7-Day Holiday
Cleaning Plan

By dividing your holiday cleaning into doable segments, you'll avoid a bit of chaos as your holiday celebrations get closer. These cleaning tips will help you prioritize chores well before guests arrive, as well as quickly tackle any messes that happen throughout the day.

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Candy Cane Swirl Fudge

Looking for an easy and delicious treat that you can gift to your employees, kiddo's teachers or share with your friends and family? Give this recipe a whirl!

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Choo! Choo!

Add the EnterTRAINment Junction, located in Westchester, OH, to your holiday to-do list. Now until January 2, 2022, the family can enjoy the holiday Main Street train display and then take a magical journey through a Winter Wonderland where you can see the Reindeer & Elf Workshop and more.

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The Nutcracker

It wouldn't be Christmas without experiencing the Nutcracker at the Cincinnati Ballet. December 16-26th, at the Springer Auditorium, take in the sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. It's magic!

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Fall in Love with this Home's Natural Woodwork

This stunning full brick home on a cul-de-sac street is custom built by Buten Brothers. You’ll discover exceptional quality throughout. Designed to be the heart of the home, the kitchen offers shining hardwood floors and a huge walk-in pantry. Gleaming natural woodwork/molding, solid wood doors, beautiful Marvin wood windows that fill the home with natural light, abundant closet space, newer roof and high efficiency furnace/ac and an oversized 3.5car garage  with taller garage doors are just a few amenities that will surprise and delight. When can you move in?

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Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths allow us to express ourselves on our front doors. They come in all shapes, sizes and a variety of colors. Putting a wreath together yourself, adds even a more personal touch. Check out this collection of DIY wreaths.

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The Blind Squirrel

The Blind Squirrel restaurant, located in Florence, KY, is now open! Take a break from your holiday shopping and treat yourself to lunch or dinner. To name a few, you'll enjoy the Rumpke Mountain Nachos, Strawberry Salad or a Kentucky Hot Brown.

Blind Squirrel

Holiday Shopping - Locally

Friends, family, co-workers, and teachers-you're probably adding these special people to your shopping list as we speak. By shopping locally, within the Greater Cincinnati area, there's always a great chance of finding a gift that's wonderful and unique, within your budget and you're supporting small businesses. Check out this list of shopping spots put together by CityBeat.

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Festival of Lights

Lions and tigers and lights? Oh my! Now through January 9th, the PNC Festival of Lights is taking place at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo is transformed into the "Wild Wonderland" which is an adventure for kids of all ages. In addition to the lights, visitors can find the 5 Fiona fairies in Fairyland, take in a blacklight puppet show,  marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.

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Investment Potential

Opportunity is knocking. Zoned NC with 101' of road frontage on Dixie Highway and 146' on Rosebud. 16 parking spaces. 3 total buildings on property in addition to parking. Two homes with office space/studio/apartment rental possibilities and additional outbuilding previously used as martial arts studio.  Separate electric utilities to each building. Priced to reflect need for updating/renovation.

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Holiday Gnomes

Are you like us? Don't you just LOVE pinecones and all the fun creations you can make with them? These sweet little holiday gnomes will add just the right touch of whimsy to your holiday decor. 

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Create Your Own Charcuterie Board

Prosciutto, dry soppressata, gouda and goat cheese to name a few. Is your mouth watering yet? Do you want to impress family, friends and yourself by creating something beautiful and delicious? Here's your chance.

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November

Not Up for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner?

Want to cut back on some (or all) of the cooking for Thanksgiving? Check out this list of Cincinnati area restaurants that offer Thanksgiving dinners and desserts for pickup.

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Get the Kiddos Involved

Add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving decor with this handmade garland featuring some of your favorite pie wedges. This would be a great project to do with the kids to show off their talents Thanksgiving day.

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Fall in Love with a New Home

This stunning full brick home on a cul-de-sac street is custom built by Buten Brothers. You’ll discover exceptional quality throughout. Designed to be the heart of the home, the kitchen offers shining hardwood floors and a huge walk-in pantry. Gleaming natural woodwork/molding, solid wood doors, beautiful Marvin wood windows that fill the home with natural light, abundant closet space, newer roof and high efficiency furnace/ac and an oversized 3.5car garage with taller garage doors are just a few amenities that will surprise and delight. When can you move in?

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How to be a Great Host

The days leading up to your Thanksgiving celebration can be stressful and your goal of course, is to be a top notch host. How can you achieve this and still keep your cool? Prepare as many dishes ahead of time as you can; Stock up on stain busters; Set the table the night before. If you think these tips can help you, there's more!

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Slushie's Aren't Just for Kids

On Thanksgiving, why not add something new to the menu this year.  Enjoy this this Boozy Apple Cider Slushie with friends and family!

Yum!

Ice Skating & Bumper Cars

Now through February 2nd, the Ice Rink at Fountain Square is open to ice skate your heart out and glide around in bumper cars. It's a great way to spend a first date, or time with your family and friends!

Fountain Square

Setting Yourself Up for Success

Preparing for and then cooking a family Thanksgiving dinner can be intimidating. Getting organized with a sure fire plan and preparing certain foods ahead of time - a recipe for holiday dinner success!

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Coming Soon!

We have 4 incredible homes hitting the market the week of 11/15/21. Keep an eye on our website for all the details (hint: put notes on your calendar for Tuesday & Thursday) 👀

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Fall Table Arrangement

There is always a gratifying feeling when you create or re-create something beautiful, that you may not have thought you could do on your own. Impress your friends and yourself by following the step by step directions on creating this lovely Fall table arrangement.

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Pizza Anyone?

Strong's Brick Oven Pizza in Union, KY is now open! This family owned restaurant features authentic, old-world Italian pizza; everything from the dough to the sauce is made fresh daily. Enjoy The "Cosentino" specialty pizza, meatball hero and their Walking Cannoli dessert.

Yum!

October

25 Goetta Dishes 

Alongside Cincinnati chili, Goetta holds a special spot in our local hearts. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet, take your first bite at one of the many eateries throughout the Cincinnati area. City Beat has put together a great list of different dishes and restaurants to try.

City Beat

How to Clean Out Your Washing Machine

We're so used to making sure we do our laundry, fold the laundry and then put it away . . . we tend to forget about cleaning the washing machine itself. We should do it, more than we think. Here are some pointers.

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Buy a House

Dreaming of a wrap around porch perfect for your holiday decor or sipping lemonade in the summer? Come fall in love with hardwood floors on both levels, abundant closet space(including a walk-in in the master), built in cabinetry, gorgeous kitchen, 1st floor laundry and a 3car oversized garage.  Darling patio with firepit made for toasting marshmallows!  When can you move in?

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Pumpkin Succulent

Just because Halloween has come and go, it doesn't mean that you still can't create something fun and beautiful with pumpkins. Here's a simple project which allows for some fun, Fall DIY.

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It's Time for Pie

It's almost Thanksgiving and if you close your eyes, you can just smell the apple pie or pumpkin pie or Brandy Pecan Pie coming out of the oven. It's heaven! Take a look at these pie recipes which will surely put a smile on your face.

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Staying Home on Halloween?

Not planning on going door to door? Here are a few Halloween-themed activities you can do right at home (or nearby), with kids or on your own.

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Car Interior Clean out

Before the weather gets too cold, it's probably about that time to give your car a bit of an interior clean out. Here are a few great tips.

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Buy a House

This stunning full brick home on a cul-de-sac street is located in the sought after Orchard community. Custom built by Buten Brothers, you’ll discover exceptional quality throughout. Designed to be the heart of the home, the kitchen offers shining hardwood floors and a huge walk-in pantry. Gleaming natural woodwork/molding, solid wood doors, beautiful Marvin wood windows that fill the home with natural light, newer roof and high efficiency furnace/ac and a 3.5car garage with oversized 24x32 doors are just a few amenities that will surprise and delight. When can you move in?

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Janell's Paint Color Recommendations

If you're thinking about selling your home before 2022 (or any time), but don't know where to start-think about paint colors. Here are the top 5 interior paint colors that our buyers fall in love with when viewing homes.

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Fall Table Settings

Gathering with family & friends for a Fall occasion or celebrating Thanksgiving, is always a wonderful experience in itself-but adding just the right touches to your table can really turn it up a notch.

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Fun for the Family

Now Open at the Cincinnati Museum Center, kids of ALL ages can enjoy the Science Behind Pixar exhibit. The interactive exhibition showcases the boundless limits of STEM, imagination and curiosity, thrilling you as you come face-to-face with popular characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sulley & more!

Cincinnati Museum Center

Spooky Jack O'Lanterns!

Skulls! Crows! Bats! Enjoy this variety of pumpkin carving templates which allow you to create a Jack O'Lanterns with just the right level of BOO!

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Buy a House

This is the one! Thoughtful updates throughout including custom kitchen showcasing 42” cabinetry, stainless appliances, solid surface counters and oversized pantry. A modern master suite with a decadent bath renovation (you have to check out the medicine cabinet mirrors) and sitting room will have you cozied up with a great book this winter. Other incredible details include a finished lower level, hardwood floors, beautiful built-ins, stamped concrete patio with gazebo overlooking the fenced yard and woods and gutter guards. Pool community, award winning schools, more. When can you move in?

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Scary Simple Buttercream Cupcakes

Struggling to create just the right Jack O'Lantern face on your cupcakes? Here is a great trick that you may never had thought of!

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Festive Fall Cocktails

The fall has a special aroma, doesn't it? Apples & Cinnamon-so good! Why not try infusing those together into a delicious cocktail?

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Fall Outdoor Decor

It's not too late to set the stage for Fall and Halloween! Deaton's Nursery, a family owned business, offers gourds, pumpkins, mums and more. Landes approves! 

11009 Madison Pk
Independence, KY
Mon-Sat 9-6 & Sun 12-3

Deaton's Greenhouse & Nursery

Don't Forget About the Mantel

Your fireplace mantel offers the perfect canvas to create a wonderfully spooky look with skulls, spiders, toads, witches, bats and more!

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Buy a House

Lakeside! The one you've been waiting for. Greet family and guests on the fabulous porch and welcome them to this beautiful home with a remodeled kitchen, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built-ins, gas line for the outdoor grill, covered patio, inground pool and finished lower level with wet bar. Newer HVAC 2021 and hot water heater as well. The double driveway and 2car tandem garage offer parking options too. Location is prime as well as it's just a short walk to Camporosso, Bigby Coffee, Barleycorns & Crestview Hills Town Center.  When can you move in?

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DIY Work Nook

Many of us have found ourselves working from home lately and realizing that working at the dining room table is a bit frustrating. Finding a corner or a little nook in your home and making it your own offers a great solution.

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Camporosso

Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Camporosso and sit out on the patio with a fabulous glass of wine, salad with homemade dressing and a wood-fired pizza!

Yum!

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Petting Zoo & Hayrides!

The kiddos will LOVE Sugar Ridge Family farm in Walton, KY. Now through Oct. 24th, the Fall Fest at Sugar Ridge offers a petting zoo, kiddie coral & games, hayrides and more!

Sugar Ridge Family Farm

Fall Shelf Styling

Styling shelves for the season doesn't always have to be difficult OR always involve the color orange.

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L👀k at this House!

This amazing home has everything you could want! A jaw-dropping 2 story entry, a master bath suite straight out of a magazine, stainless steel appliances, upgraded flooring & lighting, 3 finished levels including a recreation room with bar, play & media space. You'll fall in love with the open kitchen and great room, crown molding detail, deck overlooking the fenced backyard (on the cul-de-sac), 7 year old HVAC and roof,  pool community and more.  When can you move in?

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11 Simple Fall Home Decor Ideas

It's official—fall is here! While Mother Nature works her magic outside, you can do the same inside. These easy fall home decor ideas can "autumn-atically" transform your living room, front porch, dining room, and more.

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Apple-Almond
Brave Betty

This spin on the classic Brown Betty gets a "brave" update from amaretti cookies and bourbon.

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Who's up for a bike ride?

With Fall break coming up for the kiddos, you might be searching for ideas of how to keep the family entertained. A bike ride would be a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some quality time with each other. Here are some suggestions in the NKY and Cincinnati area.


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#NationalCoffeeDay

This week, we celebrated National Coffee Day. A favorite Coffee Shop of ours is Unataza Coffee in Dayton, KY. They are proud to have been able to introduce their specialty coffee from Honduras to the Cincinnati area. Not only do they have a great story, but also a menu that includes Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cold Brew, pastries and a variety of wraps.

Unataza Coffee

Buy a New House

Fall in love with no step living! Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, newer flooring & granite counters.  Newer carpet in great room & master suite. Newer garage door opener. Vaulted ceilings, loads of natural light, gorgeous sunroom and a 2car attached garage. Water, sewer & trash included in HOA fee. When can you move in?

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Pumpkin Painting

If you're not up for the mess of carving pumpkins this season, why not paint them? Find inspiration from these beautiful, clever and fun ideas!

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Fun DIY Halloween Costumes

You've scoured the stores for the perfect costume for either yourself or your child, but you can't seem to find something you love. You know what you need to do - make it!

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Corn Mazes

Pumpkin picking, apple picking and hayrides are always enjoyable-but, don't forget about a visit to the corn maze! Working together to find your way out of the maze is a great way to spend time with friends and family. 

Photo:  Janell & Sam in 2020 at Kinman Farms

8 Mazes in the Cincinnati Area

Bingo!

Looking for a variety of fall activities? Make a game of it or try something new, something that you wouldn't usually do during your fall adventures.

Bingo Board and Activity Ideas

Buy a New House

A dream for the owners that love to play/entertain. Located at the end of the cul-de-sac on a .78 lot, including a freshly poured concrete driveway and rear patio, as well as a custom LED lighted basketball court. A chef’s kitchen includes custom wood cabinetry, granite counters, gas stove, double ovens, instant hot water tap and more. Add’l awesome upgrades include a family room wet bar, wifi enabled garage doors, new HVAC, whole yard sprinkler system, waterfall feature, covered front & side porches, all updated bathrooms, newer exterior doors,tankless water heater,more. When can you move in?

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Who's Going? We haven't been there yet.

New to Florence, Luna's Tequila Bar & Grill has recently opened it's doors. Serving Chorizo Cheese Fries, Luna's Burger and a Chicken Tortilla Soup it definitely sounds like a great place to check out. Let us know how it is!

Luna's Tequila Bar

September

That Smells Amazing!

Bring the cozy aroma of orange, cinnamon and more to your home in an unexpected way.

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Halloween Costumes for the Family

Fill your Halloween with family fun this year. These unique, easy-to-make group costumes will make your crowd the best-dressed on the block. We'd love to see pictures of your creations!

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Superior Craftsmanship

This stunning full brick home on a cul-de-sac street is located in the sought after Orchard community. Custom built by Buten Brothers, you’ll discover exceptional quality throughout. Designed to be the heart of the home, the kitchen offers shining hardwood floors and a huge walk-in pantry. Gleaming natural woodwork/molding, solid wood doors, beautiful Marvin wood windows that fill the home with natural light, newer roof and high efficiency furnace/ac and a 3.5car garage with oversized 24x32 doors are just a few amenities that will surprise and delight. When can you move in?

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How to Fake an Entryway

You're loving your new house or condo, but you're trying to figure out how to create a fun, functional and inviting entryway. Here are a few tips!

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Boo!

Who's up for a good scream? The Dent School House, Cincinnati's scariest haunted house, is ready to leave you shaking! Beginning Sept. 17th through October 31st, you'll be able to enjoy some Halloween fun. If you'd like to add some roller coasters into the mix, don't forget about King's Island's Halloween Haunt which begins Sept. 24th and runs through Oct. 31st.

The Dent School  House

Kings Island

Decorating with Pumpkins

There are so many ways to weave fall pumpkin decor into your home. Whether you're decorating with pumpkins from Kinman Farms or using your DIY talents to craft pumpkins out of tissue paper - you're sure to impress friends & family with these great ideas.

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Where are you buying your mums this fall?

Baeten's Nursery & Greenhouses, in Union, grows mums in a variety of colors, shapes and bloom times. Not only are they beautiful, but they are Landes approved!

While at Baeten's you can also pick up bales of straw, corn stalks, pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorating items.

Baeten's Nursery

Ikea Bookshelf Hack

Built-ins are a desirable feature in a home, but sometimes might feel out of reach. Combining a bit of creativity, elbow grease and dependable Ikea Billy book shelves, you can do it yourself.

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Best New Books to Read in 2021

Curling up by the fireplace with a great book is something to look forward to for avid readers. What would you like to read next? Take a peek at this list of fiction, memoirs, thrillers, nonfiction, and more.

Book List

Bark Park & Patio

A place for lovers of beer and dogs is coming to Florence. In the not so distant future, you'll be able to combine having a drinks & dinner with friends while also allowing your favorite fur baby to have some play time as well.

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Stylish Cat Scratchpad

Cat scratch fever driving you crazy?  This is the DIY project of the year to save our furniture & make our feline fur babies happy!

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Where to Buy or Pick Your Own Apples

McGlasson Farms, (near the river in Hebron), has a wonderful roadside stand with quite the variety of apples and other fresh fruits and vegetables.  Looking for a place to pick your own?  Beginning in mid- September they also offer this opportunity. The kids always love it!

McGlasson Farms

Caramel Apple Recipes

Once you've picked the perfect apples from McGlassons and you'd like to jazz them up a bit for a special treat-give these Caramel Apple Recipes a try. The possibilities are endless!

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Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

Right here in Union, KY, Chef Christian Gill has brought us Boowntown Biscuits & Whiskey. You can look forward to biscuits & gravy, Aunt Sally's Shrimp and choose from a large variety of whiskies. 

Boomtown

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2021

Oktoberfest is back! It will take place from Thursday evening, Sep. 16th through Sunday, Sep. 19th. It will include the Running of the Wieners which features 100 dachunds racing on Freedom Way, dress to impress in your German best for the Frocktoberfest pageant, the World Brat Eating Championship featuring Joey Chestnut and more!

Oktoberfest

Fall Coffee Bar

With pumpkin spice and everything nice just around the corner, what better way to dress up different areas of your home. This coffee bar is getting the Fall treatment!

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Where to Buy Pumpkins

The 15th annual Fall Fest at Kinman Farms is a great place, not only to purchase pumpkins, but you have the opportunity to enjoy a hayride around the farm, games, the 5 acre Corn Maze and even live bands. Fall Fest begins September 17th and runs until October 31st.

Kinman Farms

Coolest River View in NKY

Relax and retreat in this remodeled home offering every modern amenity with spectacular views of the river from all three levels! 

What You'll LOVE: The impeccably designed kitchen features: custom built-ins | open flow from the kitchen to great room | custom bar area | master suite including a floating tub | four car garage. Nestled on 2 wooded acres, you’ll find cleared space for:  firepit | trampoline or playset | hot tub patio! 

Approximately 20 minutes to downtown Cincinnati. When can you move in?

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New Restaurants Opening this Fall

How's your appetite? Are you looking to explore some new restaurants this fall?
City Beat has put together a list of new restaurants ranging from an oyster bar with bocce ball to a Latin-American brunch spot, a brezel biergarten and a couple new bakeries. It's going to be a delicious fall!

City Beat

Holiday Wish List for the Home

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