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I Finally Made It To Happy Hour… Patio Included!

Yesterday I did something I very rarely get the chance to do, I met up with an old friend/coworker and went to Happy Hour! It was sooo last minute, we were both at work texting around 4pm and thought today would be a good day to catch up. I was coming from downtown and she was coming from Berea heading to Solon so we agreed to settle for a place…

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One Gym, One Workout, One Machine!

A week ago, I was invited to try a new gym. Interestingly enough, by the time I received the invitation and spoke to my husband, he had already inquired about…

Father’s Day: From the Porch…. (Part 1)

So this past weekend, we (like the rest of the world) celebrated Father’s Day! On Saturday I planned a day of hanging out with my husband Bryon. We like LOVEEE…

ESPN x CLE = Cold Pressed Drinks Daily!

So I’ve personally been juicing and making healthy smoothie’s on my Ninja at home for the past few years. Although very practical it wasn’t always realistic on busy mornings. My…

$3 Mimosas & Birthday Brunch for 40!

So last week was my moms 60th birthday, if you read my last article (which I’m hoping you did) you know about our awesome Last Minute Dinner Party for 24…

A Wine Tasting for the Birthday Girl!

So here’s a little fact about Courtney… I LOVE wine! Not only do I love wine but I love wineries. I use to complain because you have to go so…

Heaven in (Greater) CLE!

Well my birthday weekend was amazing from start to finish! It began with my husband joining me in taking the day off and telling me to “dress comfortable and just…

A Trip to Brazil in CLE

You will soon learn that I am a HUGE advocate for consistent Date Nights! For that reason, every other week we venture out with our cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd to…

A Family Favorite!

So I thought while I explore the many places I’m going to for my first time in Cleveland, I’d also share some of my favorite places of all time! This…

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  • My boys are out here in Vegas playing hard!!! Took some tough L’s both one game away from the championship but still playing for 3rd place. #jamonit #westcoastnationals  #aaubasketball #ginnelite #ginnelitebasketball
  • #transparentwednesday last week we celebrated our anniversary unlike the ones before. We weren’t on a trip alone, we were in Florida with our entire family... thanks to our friends KY and Ted we were able to sneak away at night to celebrate! If you saw my IG story you know we had a ball, I mean partied like two college kids- drinking and singing having a good time! It was what we needed! I believe all couples need trips alone - to reconnect and refresh- and most importantly not focus on the kids but each other! We commit to doing this for our anniversary every year for a week but due to Codi pushed it back. So in the meantime- date nights and any time alone is important to me. This picture is me a little insecure about my body two months post baby, not having a flat stomach or back to my ideal weight... but enjoying my life in the moment with this human being I chose to marry. It’s not hard being a new mom- or mom to 4 but it’s challenging to make sure while you make each day about your kids you also make each day about your partner! Living and learning to balance it the best way I  can... #imtrying #notperfect #momlife #wifelife #happyanniversary #marriedcouple #blacklove #husbandandwife #datenight
  • #MCM all my boys!!!! We had a great week long family vacation in Florida! It was the first time traveling with our entire family of 6 so I encountered for the first time the challenge of flying with 2 under 2, carrying around 2 car seats, a double stroller, a purse, a breast pump, a diaper bag and luggage! Thanks to my @graco #gracoreadytogrow double stroller and my @ergobaby carrier for the assist throughout the airport and trip! It was a challenge but we made it and everyone had a great time! #familyvacation #familyof6 #travelingwithkids #doublestroller
  • Family vacations are the best with friends! Yesterday in the blistering heat lol we took the kids to #ZooMiami
  • Happy 4th Anniversary @crewcamp_bo I always tell everyone my wedding day was the best day of my life and I mean that 1000% but marriage is so much more than the big day!
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For all of you so eager to call it quits and throw in the towel on your relationships because everything isn’t “perfect”...here is some food for thought. Lifelong commitment is not what most people think it is. It's not waking up every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed until both of you fall asleep, peacefully, at night. It's not a clean home filled with laughter and lovemaking, everyday. It's someone who steals all the covers. It's slammed doors and a few harsh words, at times. It’s stubbornly disagreeing and giving each other the silent treatment until your hearts heal...and, then...FORGIVENESS! It’s coming home to the same person, everyday, that you know LOVES and CARES about you in spite of (and because of) who you are. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. It's about dirty laundry and unmade beds. It's about helping each other with the hard work of life! It's about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud. It's about eating the cheapest and easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at late night to eat because you both had a crazy day. It's when you have an emotional breakdown and your Love lays with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay...and you BELIEVE them. It's about still loving someone even though, sometimes, they make you absolutely insane. Living with the person you love is not perfect... sometimes it's hard; but it's amazing and comforting and one of the BEST things you'll ever experience! .
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So Happy Anniversary @crewcamp_bo  cheers to 4 years of ups, downs and in betweens! #happyanniversary #happyanniversarytous #husbandandwife #blessed #blacklove #boandcowedding #marriage #marriedlife #marriageadvice #realtalk #reallove
  • FAMILY... The Ottrix’s and the Ginn’s! What a great way to spend the 4th of July!

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