Wednesday, April 29, 2020

PostYards celebration yard signs in Oldham County

PostYards delivers celebration yard signs throughout out Oldham County. Perfect for birthdays, graduations, and other occasions.

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PostYards is open & delivering smiles during COVID-19!

What they do: There is always an occasion to make someone’s day! Celebrate absolutely any occasion with a greeting as BIG as your yard! PostYards offers a fun, unique and personalized way to celebrate the events in your family and friends’ lives. They can spell any phrase you want.

Skip the card, decorate your yard! Their goal is to make people smile.

PostYards services areas in Oldham County (zip codes 40014, 40056, 40059, 40010, 40026, 40241 and 40031).

Birthday and graduation yard signs (and more) for Crestwood, Pewee Valley, Prospect, La Grange, Goshen, Buckner, and part of Louisville (40241).

Balloons, stars and a couple of our fun graphics are included with your greeting. They place the night before the event (after dark) and then pick up 24 hours later. The cost per yard greeting is $70.00.

Please email us at postyards@gmail.com or call/text at 502-530-0795



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Monday, April 27, 2020

DYO Cookie Kits from Eté Cakes

The DYO Cookie Kits from Eté Cakes are a great option for family fun while we are all at home. The cookie kits offer a way for families to enjoy some time together at home through creative decorating and of course, eating yummy cookies!

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 photo box_zpsxsbmt39y.jpgIt was easy to order the cookie kits from Eté Cakes.  If you follow their Facebook page, they are always updating it with new cookie kits.  We chose their Spring "Sunshine & Rainbows" Kit, paid online (this kit was $20) and picked it up from their porch in Crestwood a few days later.  For those ordering from the northern part of the county, pickup is very close to I-71.

The kit was in a cute white box tied with a ribbon.  Inside were 15 cookies. There were four designs with this kit: a rainbow, sun, flower and butterfly.  Also included, were 3 different colors of frosting in piping bags and 2 small containers of sprinkles.  Everything inside the box was organized and the small extra details of ribbons added to the cookie bags and piping bags did not go unnoticed.  There was also an instruction sheet for getting started decorating and storing the cookies.  The whole process was pretty simple, but the attention to detail was big!

 photo cookies_zpsbdca1lym.jpgAfter much finger licking and taste-testing, we all agreed that the frosting is absolutely delicious and there is a ton of it!  Families can easily bake some of their own cookies to use up the left-over frosting.  The sugar cookies were also yummy and with 15 included in the kit, we felt like it was plenty for our family of 4 to enjoy a fair amount.

Right now, Eté Cakes has Derby themed cookie kits for those of us still wanting to celebrate Kentucky's biggest day in May.  Their Facebook page has more information on ordering.

The DYO Cookie Kits are prepared with quality ingredients and details.  They offered our family a way to have fun together at home and also a unique gift for a neighbor's quarantine birthday.  Eté Cakes can customize a kit for you too. This is a small Oldham County business that we recommend supporting.
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Fitz Freeze Frozen Treats

Head over to Buckner for a frozen treat from Fitz Freeze! They are opening up for the 2020 season on Friday, May 1st. 
This small family business will have a drive-thru window and walk up window with social distancing in place. Hours will be Monday-Friday 4:30-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 2:00-8:00pm. Learn more about the treats from last year's review below.

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Fitz Freeze Frozen Treats is in its third season in Oldham County.  It is located at 4411 West Highway 146 in Buckner.  You can't miss the bright blue building and signage from Highway 146 close to Buckner Elementary School and Oldham County Middle School. 

 photo Elin shaved ice_zpsq2lcfode.jpgWe stopped in last year to try some Hawaiian shaved ice.  With 60 flavors to choose from, it was hard to settle on a final decision.  We ended up trying Mango Tango, Cotton Candy Blue and Angel Food Cake.  Of course, we all tried each other's flavors and agreed that they were all very yummy.  There are mixes already figured out for you or you can get up to 3 flavors in your cup of your own choosing.  Some unique flavors we noticed were Banana Cream Pie, Bug Juice, and Popeye.  You'll have to visit to figure out how they taste.  

This Oldham County, family-owned business has a great mission statement which visitors can read next to the order window.  The treats started out as a hobby for the children to learn how to count money and learn workforce skills to apply in the future.  They are helping in the bus and are very friendly and respectful.  The tips they receive help them earn money toward vehicles when they turn 16 and then anything extra will go toward college.  We love that this family is working together and teaching important skills.

 photo ice cream sign_zpsopeglwbk.jpgWe thought the price was reasonable for the shaved ice: small $3, medium $4 and a large $5.  A small was plenty and the perfect size for my 6 year old.  Fitz Freeze also has a cream topping that you can add to your shaved ice for an extra $1.  If you're not in the mood for shaved ice, they also offer ice cream ranging in price from $2.50-$5.00.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Support this new treat spot and follow Fitz Freeze on Facebook to keep up with hours, specials, renting the truck and more.  There are plenty of options and space to sit under a bright blue umbrella to enjoy your treat.  




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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Celebrate Earth Day with Feed & Seed Depot

Crestwood's Feed & Seed Depot offers a variety of ways for you to celebrate Earth Day! With so many of us at home this year, Earth Day might look a little different, but it can still be celebrated!


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Our family loves all of the local nurseries, greenhouses and garden shops in Oldham County.  We decided to support one of Crestwood's small businesses by buying some Earth Day supplies from Feed & Seed Depot.  We love the warm atmosphere of this business.  The greetings from Kathy, Steve and Sadie (Steve's sweet shop pup) are the best and we always feel like we are part of the family.

 photo ELIN_zps8rt90lqt.jpgThere are quite a few supplies that you can find at Feed & Seed Depot to help you celebrate Earth Day.  They offer call ahead and parking lot pick up. Here is a list of Earth Day ideas you can do using items found at the store:

Bird Feeders and Seed - We lost count of how many different feeders they had in their store! Adults and children find pleasure in bird watching and what a fun addition to your yard or windowsill. The hummingbird feeders are our favorite. They have several other feeds for all kinds of animals - squirrel, deer and dogs.  Our animal friends are a part of our Earth, too! Pinterest is full of all kinds of birdseed projects that you can do at home.  I'm sure we all have plenty of empty toilet paper rolls ready to be covered in birdseed!

Garden Seeds - Steve said that their huge variety of garden seeds have been very popular right now as families are getting their gardens ready or starting a new one for the first time this year. If you've thought about starting a garden, Feed & Seed Depot can help you! They welcome questions and love to help.

 photo garden seeds_zpsymotcjl9.jpgFlower Garden Seeds - We're stuck at home, so our homes are getting a lot of attention that we didn't necessarily have time for in the past.  Flowers are a great way to spruce up your outdoor space and help our pollinators!  We chose to plant some lavender for our backyard because we love the smell of it and are hoping to attract some butterflies this summer.  Feed & Seed had the lavender, soil and pots all in their store! Families can paint and decorate the pots with special Earth Day 2020 messages to remember the day.

We encourage you to support our small businesses in Oldham County this Earth Day and every day! Feed & Seed Depot is just one of the wonderful stores that can help you celebrate Earth Day or any other outdoor project.  Some other area shops to consider are:

Reardon's Market
Starview Greenhouses
Goodwin Greenhouse
Deibel Greenhouse
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens - plant sale

 photo bird feeders_zpsre2pz3vy.jpgLouisville Family Fun also has some great ideas for celebrating Earth Day this year! For more ideas, click here! You might find a great small business to support from their list too! Happy Earth Day! Stay safe and healthy!

Louisville Family Fun also offers a TON of resources for having fun, shopping, learning and more during the quarantine.  Check out their Social Distancing tab here!
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Walking Trail at the Oldham County Family YMCA

The Oldham County Family YMCA has wonderful trails that are a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. We recently checked it out for ourselves.

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Our family is always looking for ways to enjoy family time outdoors.  The recent COVID-19 quarantine has our family yearning for outdoor time more than usual. Luckily, our local YMCA offers a place for families to enjoy any time of year.

 photo balance_zpskoxpoexj.jpg We learned about the trails while listening to the YMCA's podcast The Lowdown at the Lodge. The entrance to the gravel trails can be accessed at the front and back of the building. There are three additional trails within the wooded area.  We started on the gravel trail and then veered down in the inner trail.  Once we were on the inner trail, we came across a small creek with several wooden bridges for crossing.  The creek would be a great place for kids to explore in their rainboots or for your four legged walking buddies to splash around in too.


Along the trails you will also find several of the YMCA's Family Mud Run obstacles.  Some of them can be enjoyed without touching them with your hands.  You will also find a disc golf course along the trails.  We did encounter a group playing disc golf, but the area is big enough and the trails wide enough that we were never in each other's ways.

 photo disc golf_zpstouzgwfw.jpg The trails total 3.25 miles.  There is some incline in some areas as well as rocks, but nothing was too strenuous.  We also found it easy to change course and pick a new trail if we didn't want to go in a certain area.  The trails are gravel, grass and dirt (which were a little muddy in some areas because of the rain the previous night).

 photo bridge_zpsgolg0bgm.jpgA part of the Oldham County YMCA's mission statement is to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  The trails at the Buckner location certainly benefit the community's well-being.  It's a great way for families to get outside together while still social distancing.

The Oldham County YMCA is located at 20 Quality Place in Buckner.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Directory of Take Out, Drive Thru and Curbside in Oldham County

Families can still enjoy local takeout during this time. Most of the Oldham County restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and others are still offering their wonderful dishes and goods.  We curated a list to help you find places around town that are still open for carryout, delivery or curbside pickup. Please support our Oldham County businesses.

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If you see a business that should be included, please let us know-we don't want to leave anyone off! Enjoy your meals and treats!

Pewee Valley
Juicy's Smokehouse BBQ - offering FREE delivery and they have a drive thru

Crestwood
A Taste of Thai - carryout and curbside
Backside Grill (Located at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens) - offering touchless ordering with counter pickup, or curbside/car delivery
Cravings Byanca - drive thru
Crestwood Meats - limiting number of patrons inside store
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant - curbside or carryout
Foxhollow Farm - pickup at farm
Gustavo's Mexican Grill - curbside and delivery
Hometown Pizza - curbside or delivery
HealthQuest Nutrition - product order available
Mikato Japanese Steak & Sushi - curbside, carryout or delivery through Grub Hub
Rikishi Japanese Restaurant - carryout or curbside pickup
Red Pepper Deli & Catering - carryout pickup
Wilder's Café - drive thru open

Buckner
Bully BBQ - carryout pickup
Fitz Freeze Frozen Treats - drive-thru and walk up window
Frascelli's NY Deli & Pizzeria - carryout
Inspirational Grounds - carryout
Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant - carryout
Sisters Tea Parlor - carryout
Steve O's Italian Kitchen - carryout

LaGrange
Big R's & Shannon's BBQ - carryout and delivery through Door Dash
Catlett's Deli - carryout
Cattleman's Roadhouse - carryout
Chen Garden - carryout
Dough Baby Donuts - drive thru
El Alcapulco Mexican Restaurant - carryout and delivery
Ernesto's Mexican Cuisine - carryout
Gustavo's Mexican Grill - curbside and delivery
Hometown Pizza - carryout and delivery
Jumbo Buffet - carryout
LaGrange Coffee Roasters - carryout
Little Kentucky River Winery - shipping, delivery and safe pickup with appointment
Main Street Bourbon & Ale House - carryout
Raw Sushi Bar & Grill - carryout
Oli Pollo - drive thru and carryout
One Nineteen West Main - carryout
Q&A Sweet Treats - curbside
Red Pepper Deli & Catering - carryout
SavorMex - carryout
Wok - carryout

Centerfield
Headquarters BBQ, LLC - curbside and carryout

Goshen
Goshen General Store - carryout
Hermitage Farm - carryout
Zoe's Kitchen - free delivery to Goshen area on Thursdays

Prospect
Bistro 42 - carryout
Blackstone Grille - carryout
Dragon Café - carryout
Gracious Plenty - carryout
Gustavo's Mexican Grill - curbside or delivery
j. Harrod's Restaurant - curbside or carryout
Please & Thank You - pickup or delivery

Tea Station Asian Bistro - will deliver if you are within 10 miles of their location in Norton Commons
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hiking & Walking Trails in Oldham County, KY

Let's get moving this Spring!


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The county has a variety of trails for all skill levels and distances - something for everyone!  Below is a list of some of our favorite areas to get out and explore with your family!

2020 - Please maintain proper social distancing and follow all guidelines at the parks during the pandemic. Stay on the trails or open spaces, do not use playgrounds! This post was written during non-quarantine period. 

Crestwood

Briar Hill Park includes a nice paved path, creek, a natural path and according to KYMBA currently there are mountain bike trails under construction. Restrooms, playground, tennis courts and sand volleyball court. Free, operated by Oldham County Parks & Recreation.

Fox Hollow Farm has hiking trails and horse trails for members of the Brownsboro Alliance

Peggy Baker Park has a new paved walking path.

The Maples Park has a paved walking path.

Yew Dell Gardens boasts more than a mile of hiking trails, three woodland ponds, and loads of space to get away from it all in the terrific garden spaces with numerous walks and neat buildings. Visitors can access trails through the gate at the base of the meadow below the castle.  (Make sure you close the gate behind you to keep deer from entering the gardens!) Explorer backpacks and a scavenger hunt game are available for families to check out, too! Restrooms are available. See admission and hours on their website.

Pewee Valley

Central Park is a beautiful place for a quick, quiet stroll. Train lovers can walk over to the red caboose for a photo opp.  Free, community led project.

There is a sidewalk that will take you from Crestwood to Pewee Valley down Hwy 146.  Walk straight down 146 or veer off down one of the great sideroads.

LaGrange

 photo hiking 1_zpsh1ipmvag.jpgMorgan Conservation Park is a hidden gem with several trails (some steep, but worth it), good sized creek that begs exploration, small waterfalls, an old barn, ponds, a glade, meadows, and an old family burial site. No restrooms. Perfect to pair with a stop for the tastiest ice cream pies ever at Knock on Wood Country Mercantile in Westport and a visit to the little riverside Westport Park with restrooms, playground, and picnic tables for enjoying your well-earned treat! Both parks free, operated by Oldham County Parks & Recreation.

Wendell Moore Park offers great paved paths with some running alongside the water. Paved paths can be located past the football fields. Visitors can choose to do the measured loops or continue around all the way back to the playground or even farther connecting to the next property via the path behind the John W. Black Aquatic Center. Restrooms, playground, tennis, covered picnic areas and more! An added bonus is that you can fish at a floating dock or from the bank.  Free, operated by Oldham County Parks & Recreation. (Park located in Buckner area.)

Wilborn Park is near L&N Lake where you can see (but not feed) lots of geese. There are no hiking trails available, but there is a tiny nature exploration off to the side, as you enter the park, with pretty photo opportunities.  There is also plenty of room to stretch your legs in the park, walking around the L&N Lake trail that includes several wooden bridges. Restrooms and playground. Free, operated by City of La Grange.

Oldham County Greenways has, in addition to the great paths at Wendell Moore Park, completed several other projects and has an inspired master plan to bring more safe pedestrian and bike trails that will preserve and enhance the natural environment and outdoor recreational opportunities, for the quality of life for citizens, visitors, and wildlife. Check out their site for other places to venture! Commerce Parkway is great for walking and bike riding!

Goshen

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is a wonderful place with numerous trails, a paved path, woodland garden, ponds, small seasonal waterfall, lots of places to rest, nature center open during special events & limited weekdays, and so much more! Restrooms and playground. Free, donor supported.

Buckner

Oldham YMCA Outdoor Walking Trail is available to the community for those who want a breath of fresh air.  YMCA members can enjoy all of the other popular facilities and fitness opportunities they offer.

Prospect

Belknap Community Park at Lion’s Club is a nice quick stop with a short loose gravel trail around the perimeter of property and small seasonal waterfall. Small, old-school playground. No restrooms. Free, supported through event rentals at the facility.


 photo hiking 2_zpsf2qtm4zk.jpgProspect (Jefferson County) 

Harrods Creek Park is a fantastic space that has several trails, one of which goes alongside the creek with swinging benches to rest or enjoy the view. Other trails offer more challenge and a good variety. No restrooms. Free, operated by City of Prospect.

Hays Kennedy Park features a short walking or biking paved path, but many don’t realize there is the lovely Garvin Brown Preserve on the other side with charming pastoral views, pretty hiking trails, and even access to a fun little spot on the river. Restrooms, playground and basketball available on the park side. Free, park operated by City of Louisville and preserve provided by River Fields.

Little Hunting Creek Park has a fun little shallow stream and very short trail that may eventually connect to Putney Pond trails. No restrooms. Free, operated by City of Prospect.

Putney Pond & Woodlands offers a few trails with some steep areas.  You can also walk over to the pond. This park will eventually connect to Hunting Creek Park Trail. No restrooms. Free, operated by City of Prospect.


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Monday, April 6, 2020

Easter Meals, Treats & Gifts in Oldham County

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A nice way to support our community and enjoy Easter this year is to order a meal, treat or gift from one of our Oldham County businesses. Below is a list of places with Easter specials.  If you know of another area business that has an Easter special, please let us know!

Don't forget about the Louisville Easter Egg Hunt! Oldham County is included!

MEAL SPECIALS:

Wilder's Cafe - $75 meal for family of 4. Choice of:  Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey Breast, Rosemary garlic Pork loin. Sides: choose (2) $6 per additional side. Green beans with caramelized onions, Vegetable Medley, Roasted Red Potatoes, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Brussel Sprouts & Butternut Squash Hash. Dessert Options: Blueberry Crumble Pie, Apple Cranberry Pie or Chocolate Pie. Orders must be placed by 4/7 and picked up by 1pm on Easter.

Juicy's BBQ - $54.99 meal for family of 4-6. Ham or turkey 2 sides and rolls. Must place order by 4/8.

Backside Grill (at Third Turn Oldham Gardens) - Smoked ham by the pound, heat and serve cheesy hash brown casserole, all of their regular sides and meats are also available by the pound, quart or pint.

Crestwood Meats - order your ham and other meat soon!

Big R's & Shannon's BBQ - ham and turkey available for purchase 

TREATS:

Dough Baby Donuts - They will have fun Easter themed donuts like Peeps, Jelly Bellies, spring colors and more!

Q&A Sweet Treats - Easter Cookie Kits available for $20. You can also pick up some bread and other desserts to go along with your Easter meals.

Ete Cakes - DYO cookie boxes and boxed decorative cookies.

GIFTS:
These are stores that we have seen information regarding Easter themed gifts and curbside pick up.

Mercantile on Main

Louisville Area Restaurants Easter Meals HERE.
Other Oldham County Restaurants HERE.
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