Archive for the ‘Road Trip’ Category
What perfect weather for spending a day at the World’s Largest Yard Sale!
Mom and I put on our sneakers and headed west on Route 224 to Seville, Ohio. This small town reminds us so much of Hartville- cute shops, friendly people, and a community that has blended the old with the new.
The newspaper article I read on this event last year said they had 30,000 people over the course of two days. Walking around though the crowds this morning, I believe it. But the village is very organized and everything runs smoothly. Kudos to mom and her awesome parallel parking skills
We scored some great yard sale finds and visited many of the local shops.
The historical Seville Inn is being turned into an artist co-op called Peace by Piece this summer. Sounds like a good reason to visit again!
Popped into some fun downtown shops: Funky Junk Boutique, Vintage Corner, Along Memory Lane Antiques (expanding this July), and Seville Flower and Gift.
Upcoming Downtown Events:
- The World’s Largest Yards Sale continues tomorrow (June 15th). Sales start around 9am and will finish up in the afternoon.
- Downtown Seville Antique Show:
Saturday, July 20th 9am-4pm
- Art on the Walk:
Saturday, August 17th 9am-4pm
- Girls Night Out Shopping:
July 11th and August 8th
For more event info check out
Downtown Seville, Ohio on Facebook.
Looking for inexpensive ways to entertain your kids this summer? Tracy from Hall of Fame Moms has put together a great resource.
The Ohio Family Fun Summer Survival Guide is available to her blog subscribers and “likers” of her 1000 Things to Do Stark County Facebook page. Click here to visit her page and download the guide from the “Only Likers” tab.
This online guide includes links to area attractions, tips, reviews, discounts, and stay at home activities. You’ll even find a spotlight on our BBT Tips Blog and a link to our weekend road trips.
To kick off the Guide she is giving away 4 waterpark passes to Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort!
What are your Ohio summer exploration plans?
Apple picking is a yearly event in our family. We knew with such a hot summer that the crop would be early. We typically pick late September/Early October. This season picking started late August and most orchards will finish up this weekend.
Like many orchards in the area, our regular pick your own (PYO) spot, Horseshoe Orchards, was closed due to frost. We knew finding an orchard that offered PYO was going to be a tricky task. Luckily, Find Time For Fun, a great local blog, compiled a list of Northeast Ohio orchards .
This list includes PYO status, hours, and contact information for over 20 orchards in the area. It saved me a ton of time and research. Prices per half bushel for many of the locations could be found on either their website or Facebook pages.
Last Saturday, we made a short drive to Rittman to pick at Rittman Orchards. Even though it was a chilly, cloudy morning the view was quite spectacular.
A half bushel of PYO apples was $13 (20-24 pounds). We picked Melrose and Jonagold. The PYO trees were around 6′ tall with most of the fruit at a child level. Picking is available on weekends AND during the week.
They also had over 20 varieties of apples in their market for $17/ half bushel, some I’ve never heard of. There was also cider, doughnuts, coffee, and more available.
So hurry out and get your apples this early fall. And if you miss apple picking season, Rittman’s pick your own pumpkin patch opened September 22nd!
We were so excited that this month’s trip to Chicago coincided with the Renegade Craft Fair.
As many of you know, when we reopen we plan on expanding our selection of handmade items (Submission form here).
This weekend was an awesome opportunity to scope out some fantastic artists and very unique products.
Because this was Renegade’s 10th anniversary, The Vintage Bazaar also set up a pop-up market within the fair.
The Renegade Craft Fair was held in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, an area of the city we have yet to explore. There were so many interesting looking shops and restaurants. We can’t wait to go back.
It’s a beautiful day for strawberry picking!
We had a great time out in the strawberry fields this morning. Here’s our haul:
Three 8 quart baskets of beautiful berries. The plants were so chock full of fruit, picking took no time (30 minutes)! Even these cuties were getting in on the fun. “Only pick the red ones.”
An 8 qt pick your own basket costs $13.50 (4 qt pre-picked berries are also available for $13.50)
Our three baskets weighed a total of 34.5lbs!
Can’t beat $1.17/pound for strawberries plus the fun of getting out and enjoying the pick
Walnut Drive Gardens
2129 Randolph Rd
Mogadore, Oh 44260
Hours today (Sunday) are 9-1, Memorial Day 8-12, and Tuesday-Friday 8-7
Check their facebook page for additional hours and to see what else is ready to pick: Walnut Drive Gardens
Don’t wait, strawberries are in season for only a couple short weeks!
Yesterday was a beautiful day to jump in the car and take a drive through the country. Our destination was Mt. Vernon, a quaint and historic city in Knox County Ohio.
The downtown is full of fabulous, historic buildings.
The main feature of our day was the Rural Society Antique and Garden Show at Warwick Farms. You know you’re in the country when you turn onto a dirt road and your GPS no longer knows where you are.
But around the bend…
And it just kept getting better.
The displays of home and garden decor set up by the vendors were drool-worthy.
The farm and it’s gardens were beautiful
Be sure to check out the Rural Society Blog for more photos, upcoming events, and other happenings on the farm.
Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities. There’s just something great about hiking through an orchard on a crisp weekend morning. A few years ago we were driving around and saw a sign for an orchard. Of course we had to check it out. After a little drive down a dead end road we came to Horseshoe Orchards. Here we found an amazing old orchard and some really friendly people. We’ve been visiting them each fall ever since. They have a number of varieties (including Northern Spies- my favorite) that are ready to pick at different times throughout the autumn.
Horseshoe Orchards is located on Cates Road just off of Massillon Rd. in Springfield Township between Killian Rd and SR 619. They are open on weekends only. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5. There is no phone or website, but trust us the most friendly people are waiting at the end of that little road.
I’m off to pre-heat the oven…just found this great recipe for Apple Peanut Butter Cookies.- Don’t grate the apples, just put a whole one in as chunks- tastes great!
Happy Fall Everyone!
2012 Update: Horseshoe Orchard will be closed this season due to the spring frost. We’ve found that many orchards in the area are having the same problem. Luckily our blogger friend Danielle over at Find Time for Fun has a huge list of Northeast Ohio pick your own apple orchards with updates for the 2012 season.
Q: I leave for vacation next week. Is there any way to pack so my clothes won’t get wrinkled?
A: You can minimize creases in clothing by rolling instead of folding. Make sure the item is wrinkle free before rolling and smooth out any creases as you go.
Choose material wisely. Cotton blended with nylon, polyester, or lycra is less likely to wrinkle than an item made of 100% cotton, linen, or satin.
Once you reach your destination take your clothing out of your suitcase and hang them up as soon as possible.
If you still have wrinkles and are avoiding ironing, try bringing the item into the bathroom. The steam from your hot shower will allow some of the wrinkles to release.