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Omni Louisville

by Josh Johnson

A few weeks back I had the chance to recharge my batteries at the new Omni Louisville. After a few weeks on the road and lots of travel over the last couple of months it was the perfect place for a quick staycation. Proving that you really can check in and check out for a few days even in your hometown. The Omni is the first of its kind here in town, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome it with open arms. Sure we have a lot of hotel properties in the city and more are opening every week, but this one reminds me of hotels in bigger cities. The kind of hotel we need in Louisville, and the kind of hotel that’s going to make an excellent home base for those ready to experience everything the city has to offer. Not to mention all that it offers locals as well. From Falls City Market, where I’ve already found myself returning to several times since my stay, to amazing restaurants like Neighborhood Services. Another spot perfect for locals and tourists alike is the Pin + Proof. It’s a speakeasy style bar that also doubles as bowling alley. Making it…

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Coffee Cocktails

Nespresso is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It’s safe to say that Louisville is known for many things. Our cocktail programs and bars being one of them. Which is something I’m thankful for day in and day out. While I do enjoy trying new different craft cocktails, I’m also a creature of habit when I find something I like. Especially when that something I like includes two of my favorite things: coffee and booze. Yes, yes. You read that right, boozy coffee cocktails. Some of my favorite bars and restaurants around town have drinks that help perk me up during brunch or keep me dancing all night long. Literally, a solution for every situation you find yourself in if you will. Speaking of solutions, my Nespresso machine has been a staple in my kitchen for years now and makes fueling up easier than ever. Whether it’s brewing up a cup of coffee in the morning or drawing an espresso shot for a mid-day pick me up. Their range of coffee capsules, like the new Double Espresso Capsules, is ever growing, and there’s a blend for every occasion. So today I’m excited to…

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Hurstbourne Grand Apartments

Disclosure: NTS Development is sponsoring this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Time really does fly as you get older y’all. Your parents weren’t lying to you. So if you’re younger than I am and reading this enjoy your summers spent by the pool and most of all enjoy not paying rent. I can’t believe that this weekend marks a year of living in my current apartment. It seriously feels like yesterday that I moved in, and truth be told, there’s still things left to unpack. But so is life, right? While I love where I live currently I was torn on what to do once my lease was up. One option, which I want to do soon but may not be fully ready, is to buy a house. Buying my first home though is a big decision, and I want to take my time to find the perfect home for me. With a lot of life changes going on currently I didn’t think it was the best decision to make that huge leap, yet. Stay tuned though – cause that may be unfolding in a different way than I originally thought. Of course I…

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One Year

One year ago today I ended a year-long, abusive relationship. A relationship that was both physically and emotionally abusive, and one that I didn’t almost make it out of. One year ago today I left my ex on my doorstep after we returned home from a trip to Mexico. One year ago today I took the first step in getting my life back and haven’t looked back since. This post has been a long time coming. A really, really long time. As in, I started writing this post back on January 8th of this year. It’s taken me about that long to work through and unpack everything. Abusive relationships are sneaky. They sneak up on you, and before you know it they’ve convinced you that this is your new normal. Before long you’re second guessing everything. You begin to believe that you’re the crazy one, and that what is being done to you is your own fault. Once you’re in that deep, it gets harder and harder to get out. Which is why it took me almost a year to get out of mine even though I knew I shouldn’t be dating him on our first date. Crazy, I know….

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Why I Love Thrive Market

Let me preface this by saying, this is in no way, shape, or form sponsored or promoted by Thrive Market. I just seriously love them and their products that much. I first stumbled upon Thrive Market when I began Whole30 because of their Whole30 starter kit. Which I can’t say enough good things about. It made my first Whole30 experience as easy as possible. Since then I’ve used them to stock up on essentials as well as trying out new products that I would never find in the Louisville market. I’ve meant to publish a Thrive Market Review for months now, but sometimes life gets in the way. Happy to say though that I’m home for a few weeks and am getting to publish some non-sponsored content that I love to stand behind. So without further ado here’s my honest Thrive Market review. So I’ll be the first to say I’m typically wary of having to register for a site just to use it. Not to mention I think most subscription sites aren’t worth it, but their registration was free and landed me 15% off my first order. Literally had nothing to lose, and if it could make Whole30 easier than by…

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