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Grand Junction Brewing Co.

When Grand Junction Brewing Co. opened in Westfield earlier this year, I didn’t give it much thought. I didn’t drink beer even before I was forced into gluten free living. A few weeks ago, I attended a meeting in the back room and learned it is so much more than just a brewery! Grand Junction […]

The Beauty Bar at Geist Serves Up Relaxation

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#Geist- Geist residents are now able to enjoy a beauty salon with a twist. The Beauty Bar at Geist opened earlier this summer, and it’s the first of its kind in the Indianapolis area. The focus at the Beauty Bar is two-fold. First and foremost, it’s a hair salon and spa. Secondly, it’s a bar […]

Tour the New Westfield Public Library (Photos)

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We visited the new Westfield Public Library at least once a week throughout the summer. We have had plenty of time to explore, taking advantage of the new work spaces, enjoying programs in the new community center, and checking out books and movies at the new front desk. If you haven’t checked it out yet, […]

A Tale of Two Health Food Stores

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Two Greenwood health food stores opened recently that give southside residents new options for grocery shopping. If you’re looking for organic foods, gluten free choices, and health living ideas, Earth Fare and Fresh Thyme are your new go-to stops. Both are located off US 31, near the Greenwood Park Mall. Earth Fare features a heavy […]

Claude and Annie’s Open Mic Night

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On Wednesday nights in Fishers, Indiana, the mic at Claude and Annie’s is turned over the crowd. Open mic night features local musicians and comedians taking the stage for short sets. One of those musicians is my husband, and I love being in the crowd when he plays. Though for some reason, I can’t get […]

9 Westfield Photos That Make Me Happy to Live Here

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Westfield, Indiana is one of the best towns for families. There’s plenty of family fun, local history, and interesting things to see. From Quaker roots and our place on the Underground Railroad to Shamrock Pride and Indiana classics, I’m constantly snapping photos of the things that make me happy. Here are a few of my […]

Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream: Elk Burgers Find a New Home in Zionsville

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The burger is an American cuisine classic. From grilling your own to ordering beef at a restaurant, there are subtle changes to the burger formula which are worthy of  venturing off the beaten path when it comes to burgers. Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream introduced its take on the burger by introducing elk burgers to their […]

Back to School Shopping at Edinburgh Outlet Mall

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Each year, my sisters, mom, and I hit the Edinburgh Outlet Mall with our kids in early August. This year, we had to shop a little earlier than usual and were a bit ahead of the usual sales. We still found plenty of awesome deals, and there are even more starting this week. We picked […]

Main Street Yoga Brings “Namaste” to Speedway

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Downtown Speedway, Indiana has been undergoing a renewal of sorts over the past several years. So it makes perfect sense that a relative newcomer to the downtown district is Main Street Yoga, a place for people to stop in and renew their bodies and minds, even if for just a small part of their day. […]

Little Free Libraries Offer Reading Fun in Carmel

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Avid readers have a new source for free books in the city of Carmel. The Carmel Clay Public Library has installed three “Little Free Libraries” in high-traffic areas in the city. These little book boxes are just what their name indicates- they are small boxes, full of books for the taking. The motto is “Take […]

NASCAR Hauler Parade Brings Fun to Speedway

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This Thursday, NASCAR comes to town to celebrate everything Indianapolis is at the Brickyard 400. Festivities kick-off with the Brickyard Hauler parade, where the big rigs that carry the stock cars are the star. This free event is a great way for families to experience the thrill of being up close to the action. This […]

Cool Shoes for Back to School in Carmel

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When school starts mid-August, mid-July is when I start to go back to school shopping. A lot things I can buy online or at a discount store with no trouble. School shoes, on the other hand, require some special planning. Earlier this week, my family paid a visit to Keen Children’s Shoes in Carmel. It’s […]

Village of Zionsville in Lovely Bloom

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When I was one of countless workers spending my day in a small, beige cubicle, I used to cut out photos of gardens and pin them up on the walls of my cube. If I couldn’t have an office with a window, this was the next best thing. Recently, I spent the day working remotely […]

Everything Rocks in Westfield, Indiana

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If you’ve never heard of Westfield, Indiana, you may have been living under a rock. A Shamrock, perhaps? Westfield is a small city that lies due north of Indianapolis. It has Quaker roots, serious history, and it rocks. Westfield, Indiana is home to the Shamrocks, but locals simply call them the Rocks. The name extends […]

Indiana Bastille Day: Enjoy an Evening in Paris

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This Saturday the town of Fortville will be a bit of everything French as the 5th annual Bastille Day celebration takes place. Taking place in Landmark Park, activities for the whole family will make for a fun evening. The Town of Fortville is a friendly place, and if you’re looking for a family-friendly, small town festival, […]

National Powwow Takes Local Stage This Weekend

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The National Powwow XVI will be taking place at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville this weekend. From July 3 through July 6, this celebration of American Indian culture will be shared with over 2,000 visitors. The National Powwow has taken place every three years since 1969, and it was last in Hendricks county in […]

Historic Downtown Noblesville in Photos

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If you have never been to downtown Noblesville,Indiana, you are missing out on a serious history lesson. Many of the shops and restaurants in the heart of downtown have been around since the 1900s. You can even find commemorative plaques on the outside of the buildings with a short description of the location’s history. A […]

Discovery Station Provides Hands-On Learning at Conner Prairie

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Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, has just raised the bar for educational play in their newly redesigned Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Families with children ages 8 and under will enjoy the newly opened space, redesigned with learning and exploring in mind. My family attended the members preview Friday morning, and […]

Abuelo’s: Classy Mexican Food

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Abuelo’s sits below the Keystone interchange in Carmel, Indiana. When you come into the Lowe’s plaza, there’s a sign that reads “Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy.” On Friday night, my husband somehow misread it as Classy Mexican Food. And then we decided that was just as accurate. Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant is exactly the sort of upscale […]

Silly Safaris Brings Summer Reading Program to Life

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Jungle John visited the Westfield Public Library this week, with his animal friends. Each summer, animal entertainers visit the library to share their amazing animals with the children of Westfield. Silly Safaris has several different types of shows, and this was my favorite so far. The show was focused on reading and the Fizz, Boom, […]