Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ohio Bed and Breakfast Murder Mystery

On January 18, 2014, The Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast will be hosting a Murder Mystery dinner event.

 During this event, the Barn Inn will be hosting the 2014 Hiney Awards. As the biggest night for the entertainment industry, the Hiney Awards will bring the most influential actors, producers and directors to the Barn Inn.

The highly coveted Hiney Awards are given to the highest performers or behind-the-scenes technical operators from the best of film, music and television. Presenting the awards will be Mr. Red Hiney, the descendant of the famous Richard Hiney, after whom the awards are named. The most anticipated award this year is the brand new Lifetime Achievement Award, the winner of which will be hand picked by Mr. Hiney himself after considering votes taken that evening from attendees. A lavish dinner party is being held in honor of the new award.

The evening promises to be a who's who in the inner circle of entertainment, and plenty of fun!

Submitted by Stephanie Winegar 12/26/13

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Millersburg Ohio Bed and Breakfast Repurpose Old Books

Here at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, I am always looking for ways to re-purpose old things.  This year I have made beautiful creations out of old books.  They can be placed on any surface; however, I've chosen to place them on Christmas tree branches.

Re-Purposed Book

Before cutting up pages in a book, make sure that it is not a valuable 1st edition. I have found that I like smaller-size books, and I prefer books with stiffer paper.  The first book I did is an old dictionary which has very thin, fine-quality pages.  It is harder to make the tree stand up if using finer pages.

Supplies:  Old book
                Template of tree image
                Razor knife
                Piece of cardboard
                Glue stick
                Tacky glue
                Wooden stir stick or equivalent
                Scrapbooking paper, old Christmas cards, or other colored paper
                Gold glitter spray             
                Photos and any other desired embellishments

Open the book near center.  Place your tree template on page and draw placement.  Place cardboard three pages behind the tree page. Cut around the tree, leaving the base, or trunk of tree uncut and attached to the page.  You will be cutting through three layers of pages. With the glue stick, place one swath of glue between the three trees.  I like to leave the boughs of the tree unglued so that they kind of feather out.

Determine what color paper or Christmas card will look good in the "tree window."  Glue it into place and glue down the pages on top of it. Note that darker-colored Christmas cards look better.

Next cut approximately 1 1/2 inches of the wooden stick and glue it to the back of the tree so that it will stand up.  Glue it with tacky glue.  You will need to prop it until it dries.  Spray your finished book with  glitter spray, tie ribbon on opposite side of book and embellish as desired.
Re-Purposed Books In Christmas Tree
Happy crafting!

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
December 15, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast concludes 6th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns

Two festive days of merriment was had by 1300 visitors who toured the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast and 11 other hotels and unique bed and breakfasts in Holmes County. The gingerbread themed tour inspired attendees with decorating ideas, festively flavored beverages and snacks, along with a specialty Christmas cookie at each inn. 

While the Berlin Grande Hotel may have featured the largest gingerbread house on the tour, The Barn Inn featured the smallest gingerbread houses, perched on the edge of fine china cups. Loretta's drunken gingerbread man was found amongst wine bottles in a coal bucket, and displayed in The Barn Inn's Christmas tree were repurposed books. 

 The winner of the drawing held at The Barn Inn for a Christmas cookie basket was Anna Martin of Shreve, Ohio.

Proceeds from the event will go to local charities. This year, charities being supported will be LifeCare Hospice of Holmes County, The Love Center Food Pantry, and the University of Akron Culinary Department Scholarships. 

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
December 12, 2013