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8.09.2017

Oh, Hi Cleveland! A Northeast Ohio Weekend {photos}

Oh, hi Cleveland! A Northeast Ohio Weekend {photos}

It's about that time in the summer where I get sad that it's almost ending. I work full-time so coming home and not having to worry about homework and schedules is wonderful. That said, I love our weekend adventures.

Here we go Brownies, here we go

The hubs and I got to kick off the weekend at the First Energy Stadium to watch our beloved Browns in the annual Orange and Brown scrimmage. This is the first time I've seen a Browns game in person in some twenty years!


While I'm not the biggest sports fan, I really had a good time. Friends and beer tend to have that outcome. Plus, the Browns won.

Saturday morning at Great Northern Mall and The Nut Job 2

The kids and I attended an advanced screening of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. It was so such a sweet and funny movie.

advanced screening of The Nut Job 2: #NuttybyNature

Win a fun #NuttybyNature prize pack!

Regal Cinema at Great Northern Mall #nuttybynature

While at the mall, the kids jumped at the opportunity to Bungy Bounce before grabbing a pretzel and lemonade.

Bungy Bounce at Great Northern Mall

Bungy Bounce at Great Northern Mall

I'm not one to wander the mall, but it was fun. I'm not sure why we don't do it more often. I have a feeling we may be doing this more this winter.

Next up, The 40th Annual Lakewood Arts Festival!

My kids have spent many a Saturday at the Beck Center for the Arts and it's always a joy to see them at the festival.

Beck Center never fails to have a great craft like making a wearable galaxy.

Beck Center of Arts craft at Lakewood Arts Festival

And, while the kids created we watched Shakespearean sword play by Beck Center players.

Beck Center actors at Lakewood Arts Festival

We even liberated a few pieces of art from the collection left behind after a pottery or ceramic class had ended.

Pottery for adoption at Lakewood Arts Festival

My oldest is fascinated by architecture and discovered a kindred spirit in local artist Mark Yasenchack. Among the pottery pieces, we spotted tiny houses. These tiny houses sparked a conversation and lead to an interest in taking a pottery class.

Mark Yasenchack's tiny house at Lakewood Arts Festival

Mark Yasenchack at Lakewood Arts Festival

Mark Yasenchack's booth at Lakewood Arts Festival

I passed off the camera to the oldest while RD and I looked at jewelry.

Meow at Lakewood Arts Festival

Cat wood art  at Lakewood Arts Festival

Notes  at Lakewood Arts Festival

Squish mugs at Lakewood Arts Festival

LCAC at Lakewood Arts Festival

Kettle corn and Menchies rounded out our afternoon. And, we signed up to volunteer for Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation.


While we were browsing art, less than ten minutes away people were gathered making art in the sand. AIA Cleveland and the Cleveland Metroparks teamed up for a third year to host Beach Day. Sand castles and volleyball dominated Edgewater beach.

AIA Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks Beach Day

AIA Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks Beach Day

AIA Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks Beach Day

AIA Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks Beach Day

Strolling the beach while the sun set was the perfect ending to the day.


Lazy Sunday

Sunday started with a morning coffee date with my oldest and ended with Sharknado 5. I only regret that we didn't watch the whole marathon.


I also refrained from taking pictures and social media. For the most part...

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