19 Pick-Your-Own Strawberries and Blueberries Farms | Summer 2021

Below is the list of local U-pick farms within driving distance from Akron (20 minutes to an hour). They are in no distance or favorite order. It really is just the list of farms I would like to visit with the kids. We would probably make a day trip out of a visit to some…

Kids Haircut | Labelle’s Barber Parlor

Ben doesn’t know why he needs a haircut before Friday (I do) but because his barber is on vacation, “I don’t want to go until Shane comes back to work.” We have been going to @labellesbarberparlor since June of 2019 when Ben was four and wanted a high fade to look fly for soccer and…

Silent Auction | Canal Boat Captain’s Ball

Silent auction is one of the places I find all the cool and unique items/ experiences in Akron for my family and to gift! The interest began when I started donating to organizations and grew larger from being at the events through work seeing it all in action and knowing your money is contributing to…

The List of Farmer’s Market, Local Farm Stands, and Natural Markets!

Let’s talk Farmer’s Market, Local Farm Stand, and Natural Markets! Kids and I were talking about how much fun we had harvesting with @audreyingallswilder at her Birdwood Urban Farm last summer and that gave me the ideas of sharing with you where to find fresh local produce this summer! Below are some of the markets we know…

Jenks Building in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

ou need to put this eclectic @jenksbuilding on your summer bucket list. I don’t even know where to begin. They have art, local goods, plants, books, antiques, vintage, creative space, live music, bread, wine, decor, outdoor space, farmer market and so much more to explore! So so neat. The best part of our visit today was when…

Party at The Barn in Aurora

Happy hour @party_at_the_barn with farm animals in Aurora was just enough fun in the sun we needed today. A nice little farm time petting rabbit, chicken, collect eggs from the coop, feed the goat, ducks, run after alpacas, brush, ride and walk the pony. Check @party_at_the_barn for future dates and time of Petting Zoo events. Registration allowed 10 children…

Spring Cleaning | Where to Donate Gently Used Clothes, Toys, and Household Items?

As it’s going to be 80 degrees today and some of us will definitely be cleaning, I thought I would share the list of places you may drop off your unwanted items in and around Akron area. These are local agencies and organizations that help the less fortunate. However, some of the places may still…

16 Great Independent Bookstores in Greater Cleveland

A local photographer friend @aimeelambes shared this article on her FB account a few days ago from @clevelanddotcom and I thought it was a great list of independent book stores. They are also in different area of town so you can plan to explore around it ☀️ Below is my translation of the list to Instagram but I also…

When I had to Write a Food Bio about Myself.

Below is the essay I wrote about myself for an article to be published in the Akron Beacon Journal. One of their editors will extract my words and write an article about me as the weekly feature chef at @nohipopup. I don't know what it will looks like then. But since I poured my heart into…