Friday, August 1

{stuff to do in the Lou}

photo credit the flea off market Facebook page 
Looking for some fun and cheap stuff to do in and
around Louisville this weekend?

Here are some things we enjoy :)

Friday night: Concert in Warder Park with River Cities Concert Band at 7pm.

Enjoy this family-friendly tradition in historic downtown Jeffersonville.
Admission is FREE! Refreshments are available for sale but what a wonderful picnic idea!

Warder Park is at the corner of Spring Street & Court Avenue.

The Flea Off Market

Not your typical flea market!

photo credit the flea off market Facebook page 
The Flea Off Market is a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that takes place in the heart
 of Louisville, off Market Street.  They've got everything! 
Books, records, bicycles, pet adoptions, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, jewelry, bourbon barrel art, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, 
live music, and entertainments for all ages (bring the kids!) 
PLUS, if that wasn't enough they have more food trucks than you can shake a stick at! :) 

So come on down to The Flea Off Market! 
FIRST WEEKEND during the trolley hop every month 
at the end of Baxter Ave @ 1007 East Jefferson
First weekend of each month
Friday 4-10 
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-5

*all photos from The Flea off Market Facebook page 

45th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus has returned to Louisville! 

August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2014, at Kentucky Exposition Center 

Between 10,000 and 11,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and special interest vehicles. Once again there will be vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s at the Street Rod Nationals Plus. Vehicles are driven to the event. No other event in the world attracts the number and quality of specialty cars.

All events are open to the public. 
Hours for the event are:
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Admission prices are: $15.00 per adult (13 and older), $6.00 per child (6-12); children 5 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

What a great weekend to be in Louisville! 

Wednesday, July 16

{"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes}

Okay, don't look around too closely on my blog because you will find all kinds of "Word Crimes" but I thought this was so cute! Dare you not to dance around :)

Wednesday, July 2

{celery and pb, not just for kids}

One of our favorite snacks around here is celery and peanut butter.

It was also one of my favorite snacks when I was a kid!

Who says it's just for kids, adults can benefit from this
healthy snack as well!
Eating celery with peanut butter provides a balance of all three essential nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. While celery has almost no protein or healthy fats, peanut butter has both. According to the USDA, one large stalk of celery has just 10 calories, 0.5 g protein, no fat, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber and 1 g natural sugar. Two tablespoons of smooth peanut butter have 190 calories, 8 g protein, 16 g fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber and 3 g sugar. Of the 16 g fat in the peanut butter, 3 g are saturated.

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This water-loaded vegetable has a rep for being all crunch and no nutrition. But ditch that mindset: Celery contains stealth nutrients that heal.

Why it’s healthy: "My patients who eat four sticks of celery a day have seen modest reductions in their blood pressure — about 6 points systolic and 3 points diastolic," says Mark Houston, M. D., director of the Hypertension Institute at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville. It's possible that phytochemicals in celery, called phthalides, are responsible for this health boon. These compounds relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase bloodflow, according to nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph. D., author of "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth." And beyond the benefits to your BP, celery also fills you up — with hardly any calories.

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Add almonds for extra health benefit and flavor