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Archives for April 2014

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

Dancing with Dolphins – Indianapolis Zoo

  My husband has always loved dolphins so when we learned that the Indianapolis Zoo had a dolphin show we had to check it out. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to a pod of eight Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Kimo (M), Ripley (F), Nova (F), and China (F) were the first dolphins acquired by the Indianapolis […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]

Animal Secrets at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

You may have seen the commercials on television or heard them on the radio. The jingle is catchy, and it did the trick- my entire family was excited to learn how the mama bat tracks her babies, and so much more. We spent a good hour in the Animal Secrets exhibit at the Children’s Museum […]

Garden of Delight: Holliday Park Rock Garden

After a long, cold winter, the entire city of Indianapolis seems to be taking to the parks. My family landed at Holliday Park last Sunday. As the kids hit the playground, I wandered a little bit and happened upon a rock garden. The rock garden was originally designed in the 1930s. The rock at the […]

Drink Local for Indie Coffee Shop Day

The third Friday of April is Indie Coffee Shop Day. Of course here in the state capitol, it’s Indy Indie Coffee Shop Day. To mark the occasion, I’m offering my list of favorite indie coffee shops. I should mention that I don’t drink coffee, so these places are faves for other reasons. Foundry Provisions (Near […]

Pacers, CIB Agree to 10-Year Extension

The Indiana Pacers aren’t going anywhere—not after agreeing to a 10-year extension that will help the team remain financially competitive in what is one of smallest markets in the league. The deal is certainly a victory for the Pacers, who just one day prior clinched the NBA’s Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed by beating the […]

The Hot Fudge Sundae Rules at Ritter’s Frozen Custard

The warmer temperatures have arrived and for me that means it’s officially ice cream season. I don’t know a child or adult who doesn’t enjoy an ice cream cone or treat. I have wonderful childhood memories of going out for ice cream with my family. I love the whole experience of visiting an ice cream […]

Breakfast Bet: Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery

I find Danville to be one of the most charming towns in Indiana. Have you visited downtown Danville? I love walking around the historic courthouse square and visiting the shops and restaurants that surround it. One of the most popular restaurants in Danville is located next to downtown and it’s the Bread Basket Cafe & […]

A Diller, a Dollar, a Visit to The Thirsty Scholar

When The Thirsty Scholar first opened at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, I assumed it was a bar. I was only partly correct. It’s actually a coffee, beer and wine bar. Tuesday through Friday, The Thirsty Scholar opens at 8:00 a.m. It’s a little too late for the typical rush hour crowd, […]

Ladies Who Lunch: Cafe Patachou is a Slice of Yum

Last week I was able to catch up with several friends who were also taking some time off of work due to spring break. After days and days of experiencing kid friendly fun, we were all ready for an adult respite. Enter Cafe Patachou. With several locations around the city, chances are there’s one in […]

Mini Model LEGO Build For Super Fans

On the first Tuesday of every month, we pack up our electronics, snacks and children and head to the Castleton Mall. There we line up with other diehard fans and wait. No, we aren’t camping out for concert tickets, although the line sometimes stretches past several stores. We line up in eager anticipation of the LEGO […]

April 19: EGGnormous Egg Hunt at Lions Park

Easter is quickly approaching and it’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time of celebration in church. It’s also a time to enjoy spring with kids and family. Of course that means Easter baskets, candy and Easter egg hunts.  I loved them as a kid and as an adult, it’s fun to take the […]

Plenty of Dog Treats at Bone Appetit

  I enjoy spending time with my dog, Louis. We go on walks and he’s always up for a car ride. Louis especially delights in visiting dog stores. He loves meeting new people and dogs and I thought we should visit Bone Appetit in Brownsburg. I’ll tell ya, Louis will “woof” at the top of […]

April 19: EGGnormous Egg Hunt at Lions Park

Easter is quickly approaching and it’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time of celebration in church. It’s also a time to enjoy spring with kids and family. Of course that means Easter baskets, candy and Easter egg hunts. I loved them as a kid and as an adult, it’s fun to take the […]

Plenty of Dog Treats at Bone Appetit

 I enjoy spending time with my dog, Louis. We go on walks and he’s always up for a car ride. Louis especially delights in visiting dog stores. He loves meeting new people and dogs and I thought we should visit Bone Appetit in Brownsburg. I’ll tell ya, Louis will “woof” at the top of his […]

Conner Kids Club: Big Kid Fun on the Prairie

My family has always enjoyed Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in the spring, but this week we got to enjoy it in a whole new way. My kids were able to attend the Conner Kids: Cartoons program, hosted by local author/artist Adam Seif.  Conner Kids Club is programming designed for school age kids (graduates of […]

Playground and Pizza: A Playdate for Big Kids

We are staying around Indianapolis this spring break, and so far it’s off to a great start. Our first stop this week was to Zionsville/Whitestown, where we explored The Park at Trader’s Point Christian and ate a good lunch at Fox’s Den Pizza.  I wasn’t sure The Park would keep the interest of my 8 year […]

Grapevine Cottage: All About Wine

I have to confess, I take pleasure in a glass of wine with dinner. I’m looking forward to warm weather, which means nights outside in my backyard, enjoying wine with friends and family. Let’s talk about one of my favorite wine stores, Grapevine Cottage, located in the heart of historic Zionsville. If you haven’t visited […]

Black Dog Books: A Rare Find

I’ve always felt at home in a library or a bookstore. When I was a college student, I worked in my college library, where I would help students find books and other reference materials. I regularly visit bookstores and I like to support independent bookstores. I heard good things about Black Dog Books and decided […]