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Give your brain a getaway with a new project that aims to improve mental health through art making and journaling.

Cincy Chic: What is Scribble?
Stephanie Homan, Founder of Scribble: Scribble provides a series of activity cards that get people involved in art making and journaling. The process is simple. Choose from one of Scribble’s emotion categories: anxiety, any emotion, confidence, focus, gratitude or happiness. Each card has a coordinating color and icon to identify what emotion the activity targets. Once you decide on an emotion, read the fronts of the coordinating cards and decide which activity sounds the most beneficial for your current state of mind. The back of your chosen card will guide you through 2-3 art making steps to activate your mind and body. After completing the create prompt, Scribble guides you through 2-3 journaling questions to help you process what you created and think about your emotions at a deeper level. Each of the 19 activities are designed to help the brain discover new insights that can smooth the path of your mental health journey.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Homan: College was an extremely stressful time for me as I was constantly searching for outlets to release the stress of classes, organizations and work. I began to journal in the mornings to kickstart my day and doodle in the evenings as a way to unwind. As my last year of college at the Ohio State University approached, I began to think of topics for my visual communication design senior thesis and decided to look into the world of art therapy. I filtered through psychology websites and case studies, sent out surveys to learn how people participate in art making and journaling, conducted focus groups, and interviewed art therapists. After weeks of research, Scribble was born. 

Initially designed as an app for my thesis, people would approach me and ask when I would make Scribble a reality. I realized the demand and interest for Scribble and decided to put Scribble’s activities into the world in card form. It took about 7 months to come up with activities, illustrate all of the cards, find a good quality printer, conduct user testing, design a website, begin advertising on social media, and, finally, launch my Etsy shop.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Homan: I’m Stephanie, an alumni from The Ohio State University’s visual communication design program, a full time web designer and the creator of Scribble. On a more personal note, I have a geeky love for architecture, pizza and dogs and a newfound obsession with Animal Crossing! I became a designer to use my creative brain to solve problems that exist in our communities and the world. When I design, I want to have purpose behind the details of my design, and also have my designs to be used for a purpose. Through my design program, part time creative jobs and summer internships, my knowledge of design and devotion for creativity has broadened. I now look for the opportunities that will not only expand on my own experience, but will make an impact on people and the community. I believe Scribble is one of those opportunities. In the future, I see Scribble in people’s homes, in art therapy offices and in classrooms. I see Scribble impacting our communities by helping people become more in tune with their own emotions and therefore having more empathy for others.

Cincy Chic: How can readers purchase Scribble?
Homan: Scribble is available on my Etsy shop.

Cincy Chic: What makes Scribble unique?
Homan: Scribble allows people to focus on their emotions without verbally expressing them. This isn’t just a journaling prompt or a simple drawing activity. Scribble gives you options to focus on your specific emotions. Each drawing prompt is designed to help you process your emotions before putting them into words. The journaling prompt asks you targeted yet open ended questions where you can use your drawing to help write about how you’re feeling. Scribble allows you to have a unique experience while processing your emotions.

Cincy Chic: How does Scribble help its users?
Homan: Throughout my research, I learned a lot about how art and journal reflections can improve mental health. The decline of mental health is largely due to the loss of communication between brain cells. Scribble focuses on art making and journaling to stimulate parts of the brain and form new connections between cells. Through this process, people have the ability to improve their self esteem, experience more positive thinking, de-stress, and enhance their overall mental health. Scribble can help individuals seeking self-expression and a boost to their mental health. Scribble can be a valuable product to add to art therapy toolkits or to offer clients as homework. These activities can also be done 1 on 1 with a guidance counselor to target specific emotions with a student, or a teacher could guide an entire classroom through an activity to strengthen the emotional intelligence of students. Scribble can be used in many ways by different people, and everyone can benefit from paying more attention to their emotions. Scribble can be their guide.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Homan: Visit https://www.scribblejourney.com to learn more and follow Scribble on Instagram.

 

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Many successful people attribute their prosperity to a solid morning routine.  Our life coach columnist shares tips for creating one that works for you.

The choices you make that first hour upon waking may determine how you will manage your day forward. Many successful people all have a solid morning routine and they attribute a lot of their progress to this routine. Do you have an established morning routine that has you jumping out of bed in the morning? Or do you find mornings to be a challenge? You hit the snooze numerous times and bury your head under the pillow?

I know for me I look at other successful people and think what are they doing that I’m not? Is there a secret formula? So, I began the research and discovered that those individuals following a morning routine do gain greater control of their life having a morning routine. The research also indicated that they all do it differently! Yes, they are not cookie cutter approaches. They all discovered what they desired, implemented a plan, and developed a routine that met their personal needs and desires as well as fit to their morning schedule.

Yes, they had similar activities but in a different order, or even for shorter or longer amounts of time such as meditation, getting ready, or workouts.

From this discovery, I believe that if you want to start or improve a morning routine there are a few things to build into the development of your plan.

Mantra: “I am ready to make the morning count no matter what the day may bring!” This allows you to think differently about the morning and gives you validation you can manage your day.

New Belief: “one size fit all” –NOT. Sometimes we are “programmed” to belief certain things and this one my dear is not one of them. 

Decide: Experiment with options. Giving yourself permission to say yes to what feels good and no to what seems like a struggle.  The decision is yours alone and you choose based on flow and ease.

Action: After you define the habits you would like to bring into your morning routine take action. Begin with learning to quite your mind and doing the routine knowing you are boosting your productivity and success.

Remember: “A carefully choreographed morning routine is the key to a productive day”.

Sending Love & Light,

Melissa

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Taglio Bar + Pizzeria: I have to say…being from Michigan I am beyond excited to of found a Detroit style pizza shop! Never had Detroit style before? Try out @eattaglio delicious creations!

Pair a pizza with one of their ice cold beers, cocktails, or a glass of wine! And don’t forget to try one of their delicious appetizers like mozzarella sticks or buffalo chicken dip 😍

Geiger & Co: @geiger_and_coprides themselves on their craftsmanship, creating the highest quality products for you! Made right here in Ohio! From key chains, to card holders, to purses, they can make it all! Click the link in their bio check out all their products and start shopping today!

Keystone Bar & Grill: This might be my favorite day out the year…national Mac and cheese day!! Today, July 14th is national Mac and cheese day, and @keystonebar is here to celebrate it with you!

Try out one of their famous creations including their limited time chicken and Mac & cheese waffle! I mean just the sound of that makes my mouth water😍

Head over to one of their locations today to celebrate and get a chance to win a $100 gift card! All locations open except Clifton is carry out only!

Pistilcalyx: The hair accessory you need in your life! @pistilcalyx creates these colorful and beautiful floral polymer clay hairpins! Being all hand sculpted, these unique pins will brighten up any hairstyle! Check out the link in their bio to get your order started today! Made right here in Cincinnati!

Markell-Bani Fine Wines: It’s Wednesday! You know what that means…wine night! Started by two best friends, Greg Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael, @markellbanifinewines is dedicated to “creating brilliant wines that entertain, surprise, and inspire beautiful moments!”

Try one of their signature fine wines for tonight’s #winewednesday like their Aniyah Rouge or Demera Blanc! PLUS: use code “SUMMERWINE” and save $5 per bottle!

The Baker’s Table: With a mission to “feed people with love,” @bakerstablenewport is dedicated to not only serving you the best food, but giving you a safe and enjoyable environment! They have brought back their wood fire grilled burgers back tonight so make sure to get your hands on these! Head over from 5-9 tonight and enjoy some delicious food and a nice glass of wine…doesn’t get much better than that!

Juice’d-tox: Stock up on @juicedtox cold pressed juices for the weekend! Did you know juices are the “easiest and fastest way to put important nutrients in your body!” From gut health, to immunity boosting, to weigh loss, and more…they can help you with it all! Check out their website to see all the juices they have to offer and DM or Facebook message to place your order! PLUS: they just switched all bottles over from plastic to glass!

Keys: Calling all my cheesecake lovers! I personally think I could eat cheesecake everyday if possible 😂. @keys_cheesecakes_and_pies creates these amazing custom cheesecakes made just for you! You can also find them at Eastgate Jungle Jim’s starting next Friday! Pick up one of their cakes or create a custom one to celebrate the summer today!

The Dive Bar: Happy Friday everyone! Looking for a place to go tonight to celebrate #happyhour ?? Check out @divebarcincinnati !! Stop by to grab a drink with friends and family to kickstart the weekend! They are open 7 days a week from 11am-2:30am to serve up your favorite drinks and more!

Made By Mavis: How delicious do @madebymavis products sound 😍? She creates artisan jams and jellies with a former twist to bring life to any meal or snack! Want something spicy? Try their jalapeño apple jelly! Want something more sweet? Try their tropic thunder jam! Head over to their website to get your order started and check out their gift sets as well!

Mad Llama Coffee: Saturday morning coffee anyone? 🙋‍♀️ Get your caffeine today with @madllamacoffee delicious coffee and baked goods! Stop by for an iced coffee, hot coffee, breakfast sandwich, or even ice cream! Open: Monday-Friday 6:30-4 Saturday-Sunday 8-4

Honey Fit Brand: @honeyfitbrandis dedicated to empowering women to be their best selves through a health mind body and spirit! They create their clothes to allow women to feel confident when being active and in everyday life! Vamp up your wardrobe with their new arrivals today! PLUS: sign up for their mailing list and receive 15% your first order!

BanaSun Smoothie Bar: Kickstart your Sunday with a smoothie bowl today! @banasun513 creates delicious fruity açaí bowls, smoothies, smoothie bowls, and juices for you! And the best part? They’re using their proceeds to help build a school in the developing world! So make sure to stop buy, grab a nice treat, and help them achieve their goal!

1 More Rep: Get your sweat on this Sunday with @onemorerepcincy🤩 Try one of their 3 body shaping workouts to help achieve those fitness goals of yours! Click the link in their bio to see more details and sign up for you first class today!

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A local woman recently launched a business that delivers healthy, ready-made meals to your doorstep. Click here for all the delicious details!

Cincy Chic: What is The Heirloom Chef?
Jackie Djordjevic, Founder of The Heirloom Chef: The Heirloom Chef offers healthy meals to your doorstep in the Cincinnati area. We focus on both individual meals as well as family style meals. We prepare and deliver to your door and the customer just has to reheat. We work out of the Findlay Kitchen in downtown Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Djordjevic: I was inspired to launch The Heirloom Chef for two reasons. I wanted to launch a meal delivery service because I wanted to make healthy meals for busy families. I also ran into my own struggles as a young adult with autoimmune disease and found myself on a journey to changing my lifestyle so that I could have a better quality of life. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and I wanted to offer not-so-boring to Cincinnati!

Cincy Chic: What types of meals do you offer customers?
Djordjevic: Each week you’ll find a new menu to order from and delivery is made straight to your door the following week. There are tons of things on the menu, so it’s hard to find something you won’t like. Since the menu is constantly changing you can truly never get food boredom.

Heirloom Chef Owner Jackie Djordjevic

Cincy Chic: What are some fan favorites?
Djordjevic: Some of our fan favorites include Shepherd’s pie, braised pulled pork with roasted plantain salad, and prosciutto wrapped cod with a lemon caper sauce. We also offer vegan/vegetarian meals. Our meals are also free of dairy, wheat, processed sugars, and additives, and we work with families who have special dietary requests. We are the only Whole30 approved partner in Cincinnati, so we follow the Whole30 guidelines for preparing the food.

Cincy Chic: How far do you travel to deliver meals to customers?
Djordjevic: Meal prep and delivery services are available to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky!

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Djordjevic: To learn more about Heirloom Chef, visit www.heirloomchefcincy.com. There you can subscribe to emails for weekly menus. You can also follow along with the Heirloom Chef on Facebook and Instagram.

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Revolve Nutrition: Ready to kickstart your week with a fat reducing shake? Maybe a energizing tea? @revolve_nutrition has all that and more for you! They create both nutritious and delicious drinks! PLUS check out their latest post to see how you can receive a FREE protein ball!

Northern Kentucky Dancewear: Calling all my dancers! Need a pointe shoes fitting, new tights, new dance wear? @nkydancewear has you covered! They are open to help you with all your dance needs of all ages and levels! PLUS: all tights are buy 3 get a pair FREE! Visit their website to shop online or stop in the store! AND make sure to call to book your pointe shoe fitting appointment!

PursuitOTR: “We set out to build a modern suit store with old-fashioned customer service to outfit you for life’s biggest moments” @pursuit_otr recognizes the confidence and power that comes with a good suit built just for you! What started as a class project has now grown into a business dedicated to build you your best suit yet! They are now open for appointments as long as you wear that mask! Head over to their website to book your appointment for a custom suit, tailoring, and more today!

Lyle’s Bikes, Brews, & BBQ: Head out for a nice bike ride today and top it off with and ice cold drink and some delicious bbq today! @lylesbikesbrewsbbq is located right along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, making it the perfect pit stop!

Open:
Tuesday-Thursday: 4-9
Friday: 4-10
Saturday: 11-10
Sunday: 11-8

Birch+Brass: Do you know what’s in your soap? @birchnbrassmakes all their products with only the best natural ingredients to protect your skin against harsh chemicals! PLUS they are environmentally friendly! No animal testing, vegan, and biodegradable! Head over to their website to check out all their products from soaps to laundry detergent to household accessories! AND when you buy 4 or more, use code “SHIP4FREE” to enjoy free shipping!

Wildfire Pizza Kitchen: Pizza night anyone? 🙋‍♀️ @wildfirepizzakitchencreates their delicious pies wood-fired and made fresh just for you! They are located inside @urbanartifactbeer so grab a beer to go with your pizza!
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They offer build your own or try one of their famous creations! PLUS: they offer vegan cheese alternatives for all my vegans!
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Stop by, call, or order online today!
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The Girl Republic: Break. Gender. Barriers. 💪 Andrea Minnillo, owner of @thegirlrepublic , was frustrated by the differences in boys and girls clothing. Boys clothing depicted power and accomplishment while girls were princesses and tutus. An objectivity women have been fighting so hard to break. That’s when @thegirlrepublic was born!

Clothing made to represent action and passion for all genders! They create products for all ages as well! Head over to their website to place your order today and help break gender barriers!

Gris Gris Cocktail Magic: Spice up your happy hour this Friday with @grisgriscocktailmagic 😍 add a splash of their sample syrups to any drink and instantly turn it into a delicious cocktails! Head on over to their website to find fun and delicious recipes and place your order today!

Queen City Sausage: Looking to grill up this weekend? Check out @queencitysausage Cincinnati made sausage! They believe in the power of great food brining together friends and families!

Head over to their website to see if your grocery carries their delicious products or order off their site! PLUS: make sure to check out their website and page to find recipes on fun new meals for the whole family!

Sugar ‘n Spice Diner: NOW OPEN!! @eatsugarnspice is having their grand opening today! Stop by to try their stacks of pancakes or fluffy omelets they’ve been serving up since 1941! And the best part? RUBBER DUCKS!

Rookwood Pottery: Check out these beautiful pieces😍 @rookwoodpotteryhas been crafting handmade ceramics since 1880! From vases to cheese plates, they have it all!

Click the link in their bio and visit their page to see all they have to offer!

Ray + Goode Candle Co: Happy Sunday! Fill your home with the fresh smells of @raygoodecandleco this week! Being all natural coconut wax, their candles have a longer and cleaner scent throw! All their candles are handmade right here in Cincinnati from all natural ingredients!

Head over to their website to check out all their yummy smells and start your order today!

Yankee Doodle Deli: Ready to step up your snacking game? Get your hands on @yankeedoodledeli flavored pretzels! Whether spicy, sweet, even savory, they have them all! Head over to their website to see their deals like this thank you basket and stock up on these delicious snacks and more!

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What should you think in those moments that hold you back? Our life coach offers insight and a free workshop to reprogram your mornings for more positive and productive days ahead.

Can you remember a time when you were at the top of your day feeling happy, alive, and excited? A time that was going so well you didn’t realize it was about to be changed by one unfortunate misguided action — on your part. Like, you felt so good you almost had to blow things up to bring you back down off the high because no one should ever feel this good?

Whatever the scenario, know that you have a choice to make. Either spend time worrying about something that happened in the past or regroup and align with the present. What can you do in this moment to allow yourself to not hold onto the energy of what happened that makes you feel the guilt and shame? You can choose to take the path of knowing you can release those emotions and conversation going on in your head. You can let it go and reframe the story.

Easier said than done, I hear ya. There are still events that pop in my mind from things that happened that I wish I could change and the zing in those thoughts take me back to reliving the event.  

What I have found to be helpful is when I can pause and ask, “what do I need to know about this situation”? “What are the limiting beliefs showing up for me to let go of that no longer feel true”? “What am I doing now that brought that memory back onto my radar?” “How will this serve me moving forward?”

When you can focus on the experience with eyes of love and understanding, you receive what is clearly there to learn.  When it is from the eyes of guilt or shame you receive more of that. Law of attraction stays like-attracts-like. 

If it still seems difficult to move through the story try releasing by crying, punching pillows, writing out the story and burn the paper, and when you find you are back to thinking about it just shift into “I deeply and completely love and accept myself” which allows you to come back to you and in your heart space. And remember just breathe. You are human and things happen. It won’t be the first and certainly won’t be the last. Keep moving forward. The past is the past. Stay present in the moment!

Also, if you’re interested in creating new habits and learning how to start each day with a routine that sets you up for success — personally and professionally — I invite you to join me this Thursday for a free Morning Routine Virtual Workshop. It’s July 16 from 8-9pm via Zoom. You can learn more and RSVP at www.cincy.live/events/morning. Hope to “see” you there!

Sending love and light,

Melissa

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Thanks to both social media channels and dedicated sites/apps for finding travel buddies, if we want to go somewhere, we don’t necessarily have to depend on friends, relatives or even family anymore! Like everything else in the world though, this prospect comes with two sides; good and bad. In case you too have plans to go on a trip with strangers in the near future, wait until you have gone through the following points.

The Good

Be it via Instagram, or through dedicated traveling groups on Facebook, it’s easy to find traveling partner/partners for exploring nearly any place that one might possibly want to see. Then, of course, there are the more dedicated traveling applications such as TourBar and GAFFLE for the frequent travelers.

Neither do we need to wait for the convenience of friends or family nor do we have to commit to a trip that we don’t want to or don’t have the time to be on. The whole idea centers around finding travel buddies instantly, or at least within a very short time, which eliminates the need to plan a trip months ahead, although that can also be done and is recommended if you want to save a good chunk of money on your trips.

Being ardent travelers themselves, the people from such sites are not only less likely to complain about harsh situations, if and when they appear during your travels, but it’s quite possible that you will have a few expert outdoorsy types in your group to help the whole group out of most untoward scenarios quite effectively. After you have been with a traveling group on social media or a dedicated traveling app for a few years, you too will become a veteran traveler yourself by learning from them. Also, by then, it’s very much possible that you will have multiple well-acquainted traveling groups to rely on every time you feel the need to go on a long hiking trip or dive deep underwater in your scuba gear.

The Bad

Until that time comes when you have made yourself a few groups from your travels, you would essentially be traveling with strangers. That can be a bad idea for so many reasons. Although it would be in poor taste to distinguish between men and women, there is no denying the fact that the dangers are significantly higher for women in such scenarios.

Your travel partner could very well have a violent felony record against them, or they could be a registered sex offender. Men are not safe either, especially if the stranger or group of strangers decide to rob them in the middle of nowhere. Since criminals like that usually do not leave behind any witnesses, disappearances are common for both men and women. In fact, sexual predators and organized criminals often use these sites to lure clueless travelers into their insidious plans.

Granted that such incidents are rare these days, thanks to both travelers and the websites being particularly careful about who they let into the group, but every once in a while, unfortunate cases are still reported, so it pays to stay alert.

What Can We Do to Travel Safely on Such Trips?

In order to travel safely with people that you hardly know, the most important step is to do a small background check to see if there really is anything in your potential traveling partners’ municipal court records to be alarmed about. Check all of your travel partners’ municipal court records on a site like Public Records Reviews first, before deciding whether it’s safe to go on that trip or not.

Municipality court records can contain vital records, property records, criminal records (including sexual offenses) and even details regarding whether the person was found guilty or not at court. This is a crucial and legally accepted step that you can take without them ever finding out about it.  It falls within your rights to find out more about the people with whom you are going to be spending multiple days together in distant lands.

Aside from checking the public records, you should also practice a few basic safety measures, with the most important one being the act of trusting your instincts. Instincts, sixth sense or gut feelings are scientifically proven to be a collection of senses that go beyond the five primary ones we are taught at school. In other words, your brain or your enteric nervous system (ENS) may have picked up information while meeting your new traveling partners subconsciously and the warning is originating from that.

Perhaps it’s better to just wait and travel with people you trust, rather than complete strangers, but if the wanderlust in you is too great for all that waiting around, be sure to follow the basic safety measures before venturing out on your own with fellow travelers.

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Small gatherings are making a comeback and one local company is here for it with beautiful foodboards. Read on for the delicious details.

Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now. They’re delicious and the perfect snack to have when you’re hosting a party. Even though gatherings are limited for the time being, the boards are ideal for small groups as well. 

After months apart, isolation has taken a toll on many. Inspired by the idea of bringing people together for meaningful conversations, well before COVID-19, Aida Ramusovic launched GoodBord, crafting foodboards with sourced and curated local and international foods.

There are currently four different food boards available from GoodBord, including The Montenegrin, The Mediterranean, The Tristate Picnic, and For the Love of Green. 

Ramusovic says The Montenegrin is the most loved and flavorful board. “It’s a delicious board with a variety of European-inspired cheese from goat, sheep, and cow milk, along with the best European and American meats, local jams, fruit, pickles, and nuts,” she says. “It’s also available as a meat or cheese-only board.”

The Mediterranean offers specialty cheese, dried and pickled vegetables, dried and fresh fruits, nuts, jams, and truffle spread. 

The Tristate Picnic is curated with all local meats, goat, sheep, and cow milk cheeses, pickled vegetables, dried fruits, and jams. “It’s a Midwestern board with an international vibe,” adds Ramusovic.

For the Love of Green is a board that’s made of vegetables and fruits, house-made hummus, and a seasonal dip. “It’s nature’s gift of greens,” she says.

When customers order the boards, they can choose to have GoodBord set things up for you or do it yourself. “Usually, for boards up to 12 people, we would set up enough food and deliver it ready for you to uncover and enjoy,” says Ramusovic.

The boards, which are made from recycled materials like bamboo and palm leaves, are left for the customers to keep after their gathering. Gluten-free and nut-free options are also available for those with dietary restrictions. 

Ramusovic says that the safety and well-being of her customers and their guests are essential. GoodBord employees wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect, they wear masks at all times, surfaces are cleaned using biodegradable, organic disinfectants, routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, and increased cleaning frequencies overall.

To learn more about GoodBord, visit https://www.goodbord.com

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A husband and wife duo needed to replace lost income during lockdown, so they launched a personalized home decor business and now it’s taking off. Read on for more!

Cincy Chic: What is RedFeather Designs?
Danielle Smith, Founder of RedFeather Designs: We are a husband and wife team that creates custom home decor pieces. Currently, we are selling Custom Door Signs, Plant Stands, Custom Food Trays, and Custom Signs. We are fairly new, having just started creating pieces a few weeks ago. 

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Smith: I have always had a knack for re-purposing old furniture and making my own crafts. The name is a take on my Red Cardinal Feather, symbolizing the memory of my mother, who passed away In November 2018. In lieu of the Coronavirus, I lost a part-time job  that I had and wanted to supplement that income and for it to be fulfilling. My husband and I decided to make a Plantstand and then the popular Door Hanging a sign and they were a huge hit! Needless to say, we had to drive around the city looking for specific materials. It hasn’t slowed down since. 

Cincy Chic: What types of products do you create?
Smith: Custom and Personalized Home Decor. 

Cincy Chic: What makes RedFeather Designs unique?
Smith: Each piece is designed a little differently. I love taking an idea that a client has and bringing it to life. 

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Smith: We are always looking for new ideas or designs to add to our collection. Stay tuned-we are HUGE Halloween fans. 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Smith: Currently you can find us on Facebook or Instagram.

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Share Cheesebar: Have you jumped on the trend of cheese boards yet? I can personally say I am slightly addicted to them! @sharecheesebar is Cincinnati’s first cheese bar located in pleasant ridge! They create both beautiful and delicious cheese boards, grilled cheese, and more!
They will be closed July 1st-8th BUT opening back up on the 9th! Make sure to head to their website and get your order in!

Colonial Cottage: Breakfast for dinner? Sounds delicious to me! @colonial.cottage.1933 offers omelets all day! PLUS they also have their delicious fried chicken, cookies, pies, and so much more!
Order ahead to take your food to go or stop in to enjoy! PLUS click the link in their bio to vote for them for us weekly!

Full Body Fitness & Yoga: Happy #treatyourself Tuesday today! Rather than treating yourself to something unhealthy, treat yourself with the gift of endorphins! Every time you workout, your body releases endorphins giving you energy, strength, and happiness!

@fullbodyfitnessandyoga is back open to help you find those endorphins and reach your fitness goals! They have created a safe and healthy space for you to workout by taping off personal sections in their studio to ensure social distancing! PLUS: they are having HUGE deals right now! Click the link in their bio to see how you can receive 50% off as a new member, and other great discounts!

Pangaea Trading Company: NEW ARRIVALS! @pangaeatradingco just put their new arrivals put just in time to spruce up your July wardrobe! Head into their shop or shop online to discover adorable clothes, skincare, stickers, and more!

PLUS: when you visit their website, click on their first 2 tabs to see how you can continue to help the BLM movement!

Open:
Sunday: 12-6
Tuesday-Thursday: 12-6
Friday-Saturday: 11-8

Honey Child: Happy July first!! You know what that means…it’s almost the Fourth of July! Celebrate this holiday weekend with @honeychildpops delicious red, white, and blueberry pops!
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Order online to have these delivered right to your doorstep or find them at Clifton Market!
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Ampersand Home & Gallery: Looking to add some uniqueness to your home? @ampersandhomeandgallery is here for you! When you step into their shop you can find a unique collection of handpicked housewares, furniture, and more! They also have a collection of repurposed pieces!
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Located in Bellevue, stop in or shop online to find your perfect new house piece unique to your style!

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar: Come get your chicken fix with @revolutionrotisseriedelicious chicken! Not in the mood for chicken? Try their loaded hash browns or try their Mac and cheese! Plus don’t forget to top it off with a delicious beer or mimosa!

Stop in for bottomless tots during happy hour, a boozy brunch, lunch, or dinner!
They are now open for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery!

The Living Room: Working from home can be a very stressful and daunting task! That’s why @hellolivingroom has created a space for you, your team, and other hard workers to get creative, collaborate, and work in!
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PLUS right now they are having a HUGE deal of buy one meeting, get one free! From now until October 1st, with a purchase of meeting space, you’ll receive another meeting free!
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They also have just opened up their rooftop deck for a fun and safe event next Wednesday! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, and more to enjoy free food and games!
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Check out their page for more details on how to get in on this amazing space and how to rsvp for next Wednesday!

16-Bit Bar + Arcade: How fun does this Hulk Hogan bomb pop cocktail look for the 4th tomorrow 😍 @16bitbar is back open for you to come over for some delicious cocktails and fun games!
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They are taking all safety precautions to keep you and staff safe! Face masks are highly recommended for you to wear when not sipping on one of their famous cocktails! Their staff will be wearing masks and cleaning off the arcade machines and the bar after usage!
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Open:
Wednesday-Thursday: 4-11
Friday: 4-12
Saturday: 2-12
Sunday: 2-11

Kentucky Botanical Co: The 4th can be a very stressful holiday for both us and our furry friends with all the loud noises going on! Help relax and relieve stress with a little help from CBD oil! @kybotanicalco creates CBD infused products from oils to cleaning products to help bring calm and peace!
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plus right now for the 4th they are having a SALE! Use code “JULY4” at checkout to receive 20% off your whole order now until the 6th!
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Click the link in their bio to get your order started and check out their page to learn more about all the benefits of using CBD!

Milkman Ice Cream & Doughnuts: Happy Sunday everyone! Keep the holiday celebrations coming by treating yourself to @milkmancincy 😍 They offer delicious ice cream, shakes, and doughnuts! Plus did I mention they have BOOZY SHAKES! That’s right…boozy milkshakes!

They just reopened today so go show them some love!
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Sunday’s: 9am for doughnuts
Saturday-Sunday: 10:30-10

Alba Organic Beauty Studio: It’s officially waxing season and @albabeautystudiohas a special you definitely do not want to miss out on! For all of July they are offering $10 brow wax and 20% off bikini waxes! How could you say no to such a good deal🤩
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Call today to schedule your appointment: (513) 631 2522! Their studio is dedicated to providing organic, natural, and non-toxic services and products!

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