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Archives for March 2014

Four Activities That Will Make Your Kids Put Down Their Video Games

Like many kids, my kids are attached to their iPods. A perfect afternoon to them would be an uninterrupted Minecraft fest, complete with a power source so that their devices stay charged. Thankfully, there’s an array of activities around Indianapolis that we can do to keep their screen time at a minimum. Swimming We love […]

Three One-Stop Dates in Indianapolis

With our family calendar filled with school and sport activities, stealing away for a date is not an easy accomplishment. As much as we’d like to linger over a three or four course meal, and then leisurely take in entertainment of some kind, we don’t usually have that much time. Thankfully, with an array of […]

Flowers…and Beer? Don’t Miss the 2014 Indiana Flower & Patio Show

Ah, the fresh scent of blooming flowers! And beer. OK, so flowers and beer don’t normally go together, but they do at the 2014 Indiana Flower and Patio Show, which takes place now through March 16 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Yes, you can enjoy over 400 flower and patio exhibits AND a taste of […]

Homespun Has a New Home on Mass Ave

The north end of Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis welcomed a new neighbor recently when Homespun: Modern Handmade opened the doors of its new digs. Homespun isn’t new to Indianapolis; its previous location was in Indy’s historic Irvington neighborhood. The move to Mass Ave gives the boutique a larger space for more product and for […]

Sister, Sister: Two Girls, Two Suburbs, One Night on the Town

My family is from southern Indiana. I grew up in the toe of Indiana’s boot, but my sister and I both ended up Central Indiana. We live less than 20 miles apart, in north side suburbs, and mostly touch base whenever we’re in our homewtown. Recently, we’ve both been making an effort to get together […]

Local Musicians to Watch: Brandon Whyde & the Devils Keep

Hailing from Beech Grove, Indiana, Brandon Whyde first started his music career as a solo artist playing at local venues such as Radio Radio and the Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana. Though a self-proclaimed introvert, you wouldn’t be able to tell when he’s on stage. When Brandon is performing he commands the attention of his […]

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond

One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

Colts Sign Former Cleveland Browns Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson didn’t wait long to make a splash in free agency. The latest acquisition: Former Cleveland Browns inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. The price tag: $22 million with $11 million guaranteed over 4-years. There will be skeptics who argue this was too much to pay a 30-year old player who the Browns […]

Indianapolis: Not Just a Transition City, but a Place to Live

Shout-out to a fellow Hoosier filmmaker and his video about the rebirth of Circle City. Have you watched it yet? Indianapolis: Circle City Rebirth from Dusty Frey on Vimeo. Local filmmaker, Dusty Frey, did an excellent job capturing the essence of Indianapolis and portraying why this city should not just be seen as an inbetween […]

I Love Indy’s Big Heart (#BracketsForGood)

One thing I love about Indianapolis is that people here are genuinely nice. We smile at each other, make conversation in the grocery checkout line, and are pretty polite on the roads. Oh sure, you’ll run into a grump here and there, but for the most part, we are happy to lend a hand. I’ve […]

Remove Winter from your Body and Mind

Cold temperatures and dry air can take a toll on mind and body. After being snowed in for what seemed like weeks and having all school schedules thrown out the window, my girlfriends and I were able to take a little time for ourselves one evening. There are many different kinds of skin care centers […]

Nostalgia in the Food Court: Root Beer Stand at Circle Center Mall

There was a root beer stand in my hometown called Frost Top. Like root beer stands in every hometown, you could order from your car and have food delivered along with a frosty mug of draft root beer. If you’ve never tried draft root beer, you’ve never tried root beer before. It’s a part of […]

Restaurant Week Up North at Northside Nights

Indianapolis has one of the best restaurant scenes of any city that I’ve ever visited. With a great scope of ethnic cuisine choices and endless pizzerias, amazing breweries and national chains, we have it all right here! With as many restaurants as we have, it’s no wonder that this city has several restaurant weeks to […]

Supercross in Indianapolis: Photos and Results

I’ve been going to Supercross in Indianapolis for more than 10 years, but this one was a little different for me. Maybe it was the fact that I took three kids with me this time. Maybe it was the fact that with Chad Reed out, I had no rider to fangirl over. Maybe it was […]