• The OFC Distillery: a Taste of History at Buffalo Trace | www.herlifeinruins.com

    The OFC Distillery – A Taste of History at Buffalo Trace

    September 23, 2018

    As a Kentuckian, I take great pride in the various bourbon distilleries in this great state. Thankfully, Buffalo Trace has embraced that history with one of their newer tours! While renovating a storage space in 2016, the crew at Buffalo Trace came across a wonderfully preserved distillery from the Pre-Prohibition Era called the OFC Distillery.…

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  • Exploring the Cincinnati Zoo | Her Life in Ruins

    Exploring the Cincinnati Zoo

    September 20, 2018

    I’m a HUGE fan of animals, especially Fiona the Hippo. My mom decided to make a trip to Cincinnati to see the baby hippo that took the Internet by storm for my birthday this year. While there, we fell in love with the Cincinnati Zoo! If you haven’t visited yet, you should. Hopefully, you’ll be…

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  • 9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation

    9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation

    September 11, 2018

    9-11-2001 On September 11, 2001 (or, as it came to be known, 9-11), I was sitting in my second grade classroom. I vividly remember my teacher getting a phone call, then ushering my class into the neighboring classroom with their students and teacher. The TV was on and both teachers struggled to keep it together.…

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  • The Mines of Agios Sostis: A Hidden Gem in Sifnos, Greece

    The Mines of Agios Sostis: A Hiking Adventure on Sifnos

    September 9, 2018

    This Site Sunday, I’m going to tell y’all about one of my favorite sites I’ve ever visited: the Mines of Agios Sostis. The mines are located on the coast of Sifnos, an island in the Cyclades. While Sifnos is typically praised for its pottery and cooking (it’s called the “cradle” of Greek cuisine!), I remember…

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  • The Instagrammers Guide to Nashville Murals

    The Instagrammers Guide to Nashville Murals

    September 5, 2018

    Nashville is a quickly growing city full of great places to explore,¬†live music, the iconic Lower Broadway, and so many murals. I grew up a stone’s throw from Nashville and feel like I find a new mural every time I visit Music City (which is often!). Visitors and locals alike line up to snap a…

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