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Kroger Hometown Pickup + Sweepstakes

Reminder!

The Kroger Hometown Sweepstakes ends February 28th, If you haven’t already entered, now is the time to do so! You can enter by clicking here! And you can click here to read a previous blog post of mine – if you wish to learn more about their Hometown Sweepstakes!

Photo of the Sweepstakes Prize – Ford F150

Kroger Hometown Pickup

Another reminder, if you haven’t yet used Kroger’s Hometown Pickup – it is a service that allows you to pick up your groceries at one of their convenient Hometown Pickup locations that may be closer to you than the actual store! It is very helpful for those of us either in a city or even in rural areas!

I have actually been so happy and have felt so relieved ever since I learned about Kroger’s Hometown Pickup service! Not having to go in the store but still receiving high-quality produce has made life so much easier when shopping for groceries. You can also order your groceries through their Hometown Pickup service by clicking here!

The Kroger Hometown Pickup Truck

If you wish to read about my experience with Kroger Hometown Pickup click here to read a previous blog post, Happy shopping!

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Valentine’s Day Market – Haul

I attended Oak & Main’s Valentine’s Market and had quite the blast! Learned some new local businesses and met up with some friendly faces! I didn’t get the chance to stop at every booth, but I snagged their business cards so I could share them with you!

Valentine’s Market Haul

There was so much stuff to choose from, and I’m already excited for the next market they host because there is always such amazing and unique stuff to choose from every time!

DiModa Earrings

I just had to have these cute Valentine’s Day earrings! They also have a variety of jewelry and accessories to choose from as well! DiModa specializes in handcrafted clay jewelry! Their email is DiModa121@gmail.com.

Lou’s Sugar Shoppe

This booth had some awesome and delicious Valentine’s Day goodies that I had to grab! So I chose a hot cocoa bomb and a Valentine cup that featured a cocoa bomb inside.

Paris Printing Company

My husband saw this towel and just had to grab it! It will definitely be the most sentimental hand towel we will own. I mean, it says our hometown’s name on it! And it’s just so cute.

Sprout Florals

I had to grab this adorable bouquet of flowers; they were calling my name! The bouquet was so pretty and is still so beautifully displayed in my living room!

A few other businesses/booths:

A Closer Look at My Makeup…

If you love makeup and love watching others do their makeup, consider following me on Instagram & TikTok as I post about makeup very often and even upload progression videos on TikTok (but I also do lots of cosplay as well on there!) I’m still currently debating on starting a YouTube channel – but that may happen soon!

Ky CBD Farmacy – Local CBD Shop

Nicholasville’s One Stop Shop For All Your CBD Needs

Pictured, Robert Matheny (right) & Rachael Osland (left)

Their Story

Robert Matheny, the owner of Ky CBD Farmacy, shared that he had been watching his mom battle cancer for over a decade. Towards the end, hemp was becoming a thing, and he didn’t believe in hemp at all, so he decided to look more into the plant because if there was a chance that plant could help his mother, he had to figure it out.

Rachael Osland, the co-owner and Robert’s significant other, was in a wreck in 2015 in Nicholasville – head-on drunk driving collision, and lost her 5-year-old daughter, 10-year-old son, and 26-year-old fiance. After her recovery from the hospital, Rachael decided to test alongside Robert the effects of CBD. They soon realized that the plant worked. Once they figured out how it worked, they started sourcing different vendors around the state. There are thousands of different kinds of cannabis/hemp. Both Rachael and Robert are activists for CBD.

Ky CBD Farmacy is one of the best CBD companies in Kentucky that I have shopped at, and have seen the difference with; It is also worth noting that CBD works best when you’re taking the correct dose! You can visit their website for more information!

What You Can Expect To Find

Ky CBD Farmacy has a little something for everyone’s CBD needs! Capsules, oil, bath bombs – YES, CBD BATHBOMBS – vape cartridges, and more. They also offer other items from local vendors such as soaps, incense, etc. You’ll have to visit and see for yourself! Ky CBD Farmacy has two locations, one in Nicholasville and one in Danville, Ky!

Their Best-Sellers

One of their best-selling items includes the 1250mg & 2250mg capsules – CO2 extracted oil they chose out of Bullitt County, Ky. Another best-selling item is their 750mg back and body cream!

My Review –

I have been using their 1250mg CBD oil, which is so great for sleep! It’s been a week since I have started on it, and as a heavy melatonin user, I haven’t had to use any in the past two nights! It felt like I was under a weighted blanket when I first tried the oil, and I felt relieved and relaxed. This was just my experience, and it has been my experience since I first tried it. I had the chance to try all kinds of oil there, and this one is, by far, my favourite.

Worth Mentioning

Recently it has been confirmed (Oregan State) in a study that cannabinoids prevent COVID. You can read the link/source by clicking here.

Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Lundeberg, 2022

Right Track Shakes – Nicholasville Kentucky

A Little Background

I had the chance to meet the owner, Jose Victorino! He said what inspired him to get into this business was with the help of his wife, and together they got healthier, and now want to help others as well, which may also need some guidance and support into a healthier lifestyle. I love so much about Right Track Shakes because they encourage community health and even hold classes/fitness groups at their Wells Drinks location. I had the chance to try their Skittles tea which was excellent, and their Firecracker Cheesecake shake, which was also fantastic. Give their drinks a try! They also sell much more; you’ll have to go check it out!

Pictured: Me (left), Jose (right)

Their Drink Menu – Shakes & Teas

Shakes/Drinks:

  • Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Captain Crunch PB Berries
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Cotton Candy
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • White Chocolate Strawberry
  • Cherry Cordial
  • Pink Starburst
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Mint Oreo
  • Thin Mint
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Orange Creamsicle
  • Almond Joy
  • Brownie Batter
  • Turtle Cheesecake
  • Caramel Latte
  • Strawberry Frappe
  • Fried Icecream
  • Birthday Cake
  • Frosted Animal Cookie

…and more!

Energy Teas:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • East Jags Drink
  • Jolly Rancher Grape
  • Shady Watermelon
  • West Colts
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Barbie
  • Sour Patch
  • Little Island
  • Bahama Mama
  • Malibu
  • Candy Crush
  • Treasure Island
  • Sunrise
  • Beach Bum
  • Fanta
  • Farmers Market

…and more!

More Information

There are three locations! Wells Drinks (also in Nicholasville) and Woodford Nutrition that is located in Versailles! You can also call Jose for more information that wasn’t covered in this blog post. His number is (859)-552-7021.

My Advice to Local Businesses – What I learned in 2021

This blog post informs other local businesses and fellow content creators on what I learned in 2021, business and marketing-wise. I have studied some of the trends I have mentioned over the past few years. Take this with a grand of salt, and remember, what I will list, worked for me; what I did that work may not work for you; keep that in mind. I also learned quite a bit from my marketing and business classes last semester. Below are five main things I learned – and recommend others to do this year.

Comunity Over Competition

I know in the blogging/influencer community, there are quite a few of us that look at our colleagues and assume they are enemies/competition when that isn’t the case at all. Competition is far from the truth. When you’re in business, but your business is in a local community; Plus, building a community and connections is way healthier than viewing others as enemies or competition. Deep down, when it comes to this phrase, it is putting relationships and customers first. I often see the business owners or influencers stress about their “competition” even to the point that they lose sight of their mission or vision for their business/brand. It isn’t to suggest that we should not serve others well, but to let go of the feeling that your business isn’t “doing enough” or isn’t “as great” as the next business like yours. Stop stressing, and focus on what matters in the now.

Listen to Customer Feedback / Pay Attention to Analytics

This piece of advice may seem like a given, but I mean – dig deeper. Take reviews seriously, conduct frequent surveys about what your customers and target audience want to see, or just general feedback surveys. Survey Monkey (not sponsored) is a great way to conduct affordable-free surveys! I recommend using their service before any others for your first time.

Use Social Media to Advertise and Connect

Social media is a free way to boost one’s business or gain attraction and customers. With the changing technology and increased use of social media, it is wise to get involved and create pages on various social media sites. Tiktok is great for small businesses that can ship out products but not necessarily great for local businesses that can’t or don’t have anything to ship out. Instead, local businesses such as bakeries or services can use Instagram or Facebook to grow their business. Also, look into collaborating with creators such as bloggers or influencers to help spread the word of your business and help your pages and business grow! A lot of good advertising consists of “word-of-mouth” marketing, so ultimately, if you can get people talking about your product, business, or brand, it will pay off and help you get even more noticed!

Recently, Kentucky has ranked one of the top states for “staying connected” on social media and the web. The top five sites: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and TikTok (Sophy, 2020). If it were me, this is what kind of businesses should have what:

  • Eateries/Resturaunts – Facebook and Instagram
  • Jewelry/Accessories/Clothing – Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
  • Local Goods – Instagram and Facebook
  • Event Venues – All of the above except, Snapchat

I could keep going, but I’ll stop there for now in this blog post. It is also worth noting that local groups on Facebook also have set days for local businesses to advertise; see if there are any in your area!

Show Your Face / Show Off Employees

When you show more of the “behind the scenes,” it gives off a vibe and sense of community to attract more customers. Showing off your employees and even showing your (the owner’s) face on social media can also help create a sense of identity for your brand.

Post Consistently

Post consistently. It helps create a community within the customer base and shows your commitment to your brand. It is also easier for a business or someone to grow on social media if they post consistently. I also suggest not being chaotic with posts but staying authentic and true to yourself and your brand/business. Many customers/followers enjoy seeing posts that are packed with value; keep that in mind.

According to Auburn Advertising, “Post on social media every day. Organic reach, which is the number of people you reach without paying to boost an advertisement or post, can reach only a certain amount of people. Each time you post is another opportunity to reach your audience. Posting each day strategically and consistently maximizes your organic reach (Payne, 2020).

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Final Thoughts

And with those tips, I wish you good luck! If you would like to talk more about any of the advice I mentioned above, please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com, and I will be happy to discuss any of the topics said more! This is a subject I am very passionate about, and I genuinely hope the advice helps your business or brand in some way! I suggest watching Vanessa Lau on YouTube for more tips like these, as I learned so much from her! I adore her passion and energy! Also, don’t forget to follow my Instagram and subscribe to the blog to stay updated on all things Kentucky and local – if you like to learn more about local living in Kentucky. This year in 2022, I will be focusing more on living local! If you don’t already know, my motto is, “don’t just support local, live local,” and I hope to encourage others to do the same this year! Stay tuned to my Instagram stories for updates and more!

Sources (APA7):

Joshua Sophy. (2020, July 11). Kentucky ranks as the most connected state on social media. Small Business Trends. https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/07/socially-connected-states-teneo-survey.html#:~:text=Kentucky.,LinkedIn%2C%20Snapchat%2C%20and%20TikTok.

Payne, L. (2020, December 30). The importance of consistency in social media marketing. A Service of Inner Spark Creative. https://www.auburnadvertising.com/articles/86-the-importance-of-consistency-in-social-media-marketing

Jessamine County Homeless Coalition – A “Look” Inside

If you are in the urgent need or know someone in need of shelter here in Jessamine County, please go ahead and visit this website for the JCHC: https://www.jchcky.com/

Founder of JCHC pictured when they partnered with AdventureServe Ministries; photo sourced from their Facebook Page

Backstory of How the Homeless Shelter Started

The Jessamine County Homeless Coalition became a legal non-profit in May 2016. However, they opened for operation in Nov 2016. When asking Johnny Templin, the Executive Director and Founder for JCHC, about the background and how JCHC came to be, he replied, “in January 2015, our food pantry opened. After praying into it for two weeks, God clearly answered. Preachers all of a sudden started asking me for resources for homeless people. After two weeks, I submitted and decided to start the process and make it legal in our coming.”

Something worth mentioning is how they host great and sometimes unique events, remember my blog post on the 2021 Jessamine County Fall Festival? They were the hosts and organizers/operators of the event! As well as the Jessamine Maze Days Event.

Programs and Services Offered at the Moment

There are quite a few good programs at JCHC that are beneficial to individuals in urgent need and any community members needing any of the provided and open (to the community) services listed below.

  • Emergency Shelter – 4 Days Emergency Center for those temporairly homeless.
  • Case Managed 90 Day Program – Focuses on housing stability and placement, with an emphasis on arrangement, coordination, monitoring, and delivery of services related to housing needs and improving house stability (JCHC Webiste).
  • Community Meals – Three meals provided for anyone in need:

Breakfast 7:00am – 8:00am

Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Dinner 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • Community Showers – 9am – 6pm daily based on JCHC needs and availability.
  • Community Laundry – One load per household nightly from 5pm – 7pm.

Please visit their website for more information on these services, listed at the top of this post.

The Winter Weather Emergency Shelter Program

This overnight accommodation is strictly designed for any commUNITY member in need of a warm shelter, regardless of past restrictions from JCHC. 

JCHC Website
  • Nightly check-in from 7:30pm – 11:00pm.
  • All persons must abide by facility rules and policies while receiving this emergency service.

Contact the shelter directly or visit their website for more information on the Winter Weather Emergency Shelter/Program.

How We Can Help

There are so many ways we can give and help out others here at the Jessamine County Homeless Coalition/shelter. Did you know there are even little ways that go big we can do? Such as using your Kroger Card or shopping on Amazon? It is a neat way to give back, even without thinking sometimes. 

Other ways we can help are by volunteering and donating! If you are considering donating to JCHC, please visit this web page to see what they need and more information; the web page also features more information about how you can use your Kroger card and Amazon.

For monetary donations, you donate via Venmo to @jchcky.

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Jessamine County’s Seventh Annual Christmas Fest

St. “Nich” Christmas Fest Saturday, December 11th, 2021

In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my time at the Christmas Fest, so for those that didn’t get to attend, know what may be in store for next year! Unfortunately, I only got to attend three things, but they were all so fun! I also want to add, everything about the fest was amazing. It felt so nice connecting with the community. We are so blessed to have such a strong, small-town that truly cares about one another and does things like this. I hope everyone who got to go had a great time.

K-CAL Old Time Radio Christmas Show – 2:30pm

My husband and I had a blast watching the Christmas Show at the K-CAL Old Time Radio Theatre. I have done a blog previously on this place, and if you would like to give that blog a read, click here! I absolutely adore the cats and producers, and this Christmas show was a great one! My husband was also lucky enough to attend his first time and win their door prize! It was a great ‘ole time! The show was so suspenseful and overall engaging. 

Oak and Main Maker’s Market

I went to the Oak and Main Winter Maker’s Market and had an absolute blast networking and shopping with local Kentucky businesses! I also really want to highlight one business in particular or, well, a few I got to buy from while there! There were many female-owned businesses, and it made me happy to see it! I love supporting fellow girl bosses! Some mentioned may not be labeled as female-owned, but most I will list are!

Hidden Homestead – Berry, Kentucky/Harrison County Business

FEMALE-OWNED BUSINESS! They had a booth at this Winter Market selling baked goods; when I got to talking, I learned that they were actually a meat company that will deliver to all over Kentucky! But they also do a lot of baked goods that you can also order. Check them out on Facebook! The owners are Nicole & Angela Elbourn. I purchased their bourbon balls which did not disappoint!

Dyverse Gemz – Nicholoasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business

I visited this booth on my way out, and immediately the design of her wax melts caught my eye. They are so adorable! The scent I bought was Kentucky Bourbon, and it smelled so good, especially when I went home to change out the wax warmer. I also tried her body cream, and it felt nice to the touch. Check out their website by clicking here, and don’t forget to check out their Instagram.

Hand Crafted at Whiskey Spring Farm – Lancaster, Kentucky/Garrard County Business

This was one of the first booths we visited, and my husband actually picked out this really cute Kentucky blue ornament; I was shocked he wanted to pick the ornament out; he has excellent taste! They make all kinds of cute crafts, and I believe they do customs as well. You can view their Facebook page by clicking here! Also, check out their website!

Fancy Marcelli/Mad Ginger Entertainment

They actually have a true-crime podcast! I bought this lovely ornament pictured below because, as some of you who know me, know Facebook always puts me in “time out,” but hey, I’ve actually been a good this year! Anyhoo, I just had to get this humourous but adorable Facebook Inmate ornament! It was also nice meeting one of the owners and getting to know about how they are into true crime, just like I am! Click here to visit their website and check them out on Facebook!

Beyond Sight Creations – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business

I have stumbled upon this booth multiple times, and every time it is just so pleasing to the eye. They make amazing jewelry out of stones, crystals, and more. I bought a dainty emerald ring to represent my birthstone and color. It was so gorgeous, and I had to have it! You can find them on Facebook by clicking here and on Instagram!

Wildling Wanderlust – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business

It was so nice meeting Logan; their jewelry is absolutely amazing! I bought a pair of cute snowflake earrings to wear this Winter season and am so excited to coordinate them with vintage outfits. They have amazing rings, earrings, and more! Definitely give them a follow on Instagram by clicking here!

Amanecer Michelle Body and Beauty – Nicholasville, Kentucky/Jessamine County Business

I enjoyed talking to the owner of this business! I also ended up buying a nice body butter by the name of Pink Sugar. It smells amazing and feels so good to the hands, great for Winter use for anyone who has dry hands! You can visit her Facebook page by clicking here and can click here to view her website!

Sweet & Sassy Jam and Jellies

I got to try their Strawberry Lemonade flavor of Jam, and it was by far the tastiest jam I ever had in my life! I will definitely be purchasing more in the future. You can check them out on Facebook and Instagram!

More Businesses That Were There:

And there were many more! To see everything from my haul, check out my story highlight, Holidays 2021! If you aren’t on this list but would like to be, please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com if you were a vendor at Oak & Main’s Winter Market. If any wrong information or more you would like me to add, also shoot me an email!

Whimsy Cosmos Booth

St. Nich Christmas Parade

To wrap up the Christmas Fest (there were many more events, but I could only attend these three, there was the St. Nich Christmas Parade! It was so fun for children and even the adults! My favorite part was by far the Grinch escaping only to be caught by the police! It was funny and very entertaining.

Photos in the gallery above were sent in/submitted by Laronda Royse – The Parade

Thank You

If you stuck around until the end, thank you. I love sharing about this community and supporting local businesses and events. Please consider subscribing to the blog, and if you are interested in being featured in a future blog, you can email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com!

Before You Go…

Western Kentucky suffered significant losses in their communities. It is so heartbreaking and devastating. Mayfield, Bowling Green, Dawson Springs, and more Western Ky towns need help. I know Shop Local Ky raised over $100,000, and multiple people have been helping them in clean up. If you too would like to contribute and help, there are many ways you can. I have a story highlight on my Instagram titled “Ky Strong,” in there, you will find multiple sources and other ways you can help the storm/tornado victims. We are in this together. Andy Beshear also set up this government page for anyone who wishes to donate to these communities, linked below.

Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund – Click Here!

KCAL Old Time Radio – Nicholasville Ky

KCAL Old Time Radio/Jessamine County Old Time Radio Troupe is a nonprofit located on Main St. in Nicholasville, Kentucky produced and directed by Doug Fain, Denise, and Norman Cline and features other members including but not limited to David Damron, Connie McDonald, Billy Holland, Eddie Clements, Roger Garrison, Steve Watts & Susan Clements.

Photo sourced from their Facebook Group Page

Background and Purpose

It started out as the Jessamine County Creative Art League, then The Old Time Radio Troupe decided to join in and do shows with them. Eventually, the KCAL group took over and this is the beginning of their 8th season! The group does 4 shows a year. The last 2 years and this one, they have and are hosting a Halloween show at First Vineyard. The KCAL Old Time Radio Theatre is located at 109 South Main St. in Nicholasville Ky!

We call it theatre of the mind because if you can, sometime during many of our shows we ask that you close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to either be sitting in the audience or listening on the radio.

Denise Cline

Upcoming Shows

  • October 30thSOLD OUT EVENT – Call for waiting list: 859-885-5363
  • November 5th – The Annual KCAL Gospel Showcase live and in-person at the Jessamine Christian Church
  • December 10-12th – Christmas Show at Downtown Theater

For box office, call 859-885-5363

More information on Nov. 5th show: FREE ADMISSION, however, a love offering will be taken during the concert. ALL of the proceeds from the benefit will be donated to the Jessamine County Schools Homeless Education Program.

Something to Consider…

I encourage everyone to put one of their shows on their bucket list! I hear so many say there is nothing to do in Nicholasville, well I found something for everyone to do! Their shows are entertaining, and they are non-profit. They do everything themselves and they work hard to entertain the community and to give back to our community through donations. Please consider donating, for more information click here. To see their current donors click here.

My Final Thoughts

I enjoyed meeting some of the members and had a great interview with Denise Cline. I cannot wait to attend their upcoming shows. I had the chance to have a peek at their upcoming Halloween show and it seems like it is going to be a hit! They have photo ops relating to the shows, and they’re just amazing people. Check them out on Facebook and visit their website by clicking here! As always thank you so much for reading, I really do hope you check them out, and please consider subscribing to my blog so you can stay updated on all things Kentucky, more specifically, all things Jessamine County! Stay safe.

Top Daycares in Jessamine County, Kentucky

Me working as a camp counselor at Rockfish Camp in North Carolina – Summer 2017

Every mother/father/caregiver only wants the best for their children. I, myself, even though I have no kids also want the best for theirs and your children. I have compiled a list below of the top FIVE daycares that are located in Jessamine Co. Ky that real people have nominated! Those who nominated these businesses/daycares weren’t allowed to nominate their own or nominate any if it was owned by their family or friend. I can assure you this list is genuine and I was not paid to promote. I simply just want to share the best!

A lot of you may or may not already know but I, myself have been in childcare for 7+ years. I have worked as a babysitter for more than 5 people overnight and during the day. I worked at a summer camp in North Carolina during the summer of 2017; and I have worked at two different daycare facilities. None of the daycares I mention are any that I have worked for as again, I want this to be genuine. I have also been a part of the Lunch Buddy Program at Wilmore Elementary which is where they assigned college students who attended Asbury University a child who really needed a mentor or someone to keep them company. As you can tell after all that being said I really enjoy being around children and just having a positive impact on their lives is just amazing and it really gives you a different outlook on life. This is why I wanted to do this, so I hope my list helps you all! DISCLAIMER: there is no particular order however I went by how many nominations they had from top to bottom. I was able to ask those who nominated these daycares their opinions and input. I was not able to go in any in person due to COVID as I didn’t want to potentially harm anyone. All interviews were done via email and if you would like to add information then please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com or comment below with your opinions! Thank you.

Children’s Choice Learning Center

Over 10 people total nominated this daycare making it #2 on the list! I asked what the same questions and their response:

Our main goal when starting our facility was to provide the children of Jessamine County the opportunity to build a relationship with God. We’re also proud of the educational and emotional support we are able to provide them. Our philosophy is to help each child grow and learn to their fullest ability. We pride ourselves on treating each child as if they were our own. We begin caring for children as young as six weeks, up to children twelve years of age. We have a lot of children who begin their daycare career with us as infants and later age out, we love seeing past children out in the community. Our center prides itself in showering kids with love, redirection and other age/daycare appropriate tactics for behavior issues. Our teachers educations vary from CDA, college, state and federal mandated certifications, plus more. Children’s Choice Learning Center prides itself in providing quality childcare and we would love the opportunity to serve more children in our community. – Daycare Director, Barbara Miller.

Children’s Choice Learning Center has been in business for over 5 years. Below is a recent photo of their staff.

ABC Learning Academy

Over 10 people also have nominated this daycare.

ABC Learning Academy is located off on North Main St. in Nicholasville. They have been in business for quite a while and from what some of the parents have said is that and I quote, “the best daycare I have ever enrolled my children in. They really care for the kids and they are definitely good people. I trust them wholeheartedly with my babies”. They take in between infancy and school age kids. This is a licensed daycare! They responded to my questions and here are their answers:

My Mom (Debbie Edwards) and I both have a degree in Elementary Education and a true passion for children which led us to the decision of opening a daycare. I have been in the daycare field since 2007 and my mom was a teacher. You hear so many heartbreaking stories about daycares, it was important for us to provide  a safe and loving environment for the children off Jessamine Co. We are a family owned and operated business! My Mom and I both serve as the owners and directors and are constantly involved in the daily operation of the daycare. We believe all children are unique and every child deserves to be loved unconditionally. Each of our rooms are designed to meet the different needs of each child therefore, providing a safe and equal opportunity of learning. [They have 6 weeks to 12 yrs] [I asked about how they go about behavioral issues] Positive reinforcement and redirection! We focus on rewarding and praising positive behaviors instead of disciplining negative actions. The owners both have a degree in Elementary Education. Several of our staff have either obtained or working to obtain their directors credentials.

Here is their Facebook Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ABCLearningAcademyNicholasville/

ABC Learning Academy has been in business for over 10 years.

Bellaire Creative Christian Academy

9 People nominated this daycare and again no response but that is totally okay! I still managed to get some info from parents whose children are enrolled here so I hope their words can help you further contact this amazing business!

Bellaire Creative Christian Academy actually has two locations! One is in Nicholasville off 27, while the other is in Lexington! I talked to a couple parents and they all dais they love having their children are cared for by this facility. One mother said that her children bring art home all the time and it just brings a smile to her face because she was with another daycare that didn’t even bother with working with children in such creative ways. So if you’re looking for a very creative daycare that is Christian-based then this may be a fit for you! They take in children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. You can find out more by clicking this link that will take you to their “about us” page on their website: https://www.bellaireacademy.com/about-us !

Bellaire Christian Academy has been in business for over 10 years.

Academy of Little Learners

7 people nominated this one and I had to share it! I talked with one mother who loves having their child here and I hope her words encourage you to look into this daycare facility! Again I had no response but that is perfectly fine! I found some helpful information that I will list in the next paragraph!

Academy of Little Learners is a daycare located in Nicholasville Ky off of Wilmore rd. They take ages from infancy to 12 as well as most daycares do in this list. I talked to one father and he says this is an outstanding daycare and his child is not at all afraid to go in the mornings (there is a good sign!!!). or years his child has been terrified of daycares due to separation anxiety but he says it looked like they really helped with that issue. He recommends everyone with an ‘anxious’ child to give this daycare a shot! You can also find out more by clicking this link tot heir website: https://lsettles9.wixsite.com/acadoflittlelearner/about

Academy of Little Learners has been in business for over 10 years.

More Daycares:

Academy of Great Beginnings & Child Care Network (off Brannon Crossing)

Disclaimers & More Information on Blog:

I wanted this blog to be genuine and helpful for those who need a new daycare service or are moving here and looking for a good childcare place . I truly hope this blog post helps others find the perfect choice for their/your children. Thank you so much for reading! I WAS NOT PAID TO POST. Please subscribe to my blog for more locally owned businesses here in Jessamine Co. Ky. Feel free to look around a bit I blog about Kentucky Living, Self Love & Care, Beauty and Fashion… Basically everything lifestyle related. I would like to thank Safe Harbor Academy and Children’s Choice Learning Center for replying to my emails and answering the questions I had. If you see your daycare mentioned and would like to add anything or fix anything please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com and I will get back to you ASAP!

PARENTS: Please please also research these daycares on your own as well. When you search their names they will be cited on different sites that help parents know more about them. You will be able to see a track record. Just putting that out there as well. Thank you again for reading.