Menu 

Author Heather SokolHeather Sokol is Hoosier born and bred. She and her hubby live in Central Indiana with their four active kids, ages 8 to 16. They enjoy exploring Indy on a quest for family fun, from theater and sports to museums and playgrounds. The real challenge is finding activities that appeal to kids, tweens, and teens at the same time. That's why she often leaves them home to enjoy date night or girls' night instead.


Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

#Indianapolis – With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to officially kick off the holiday season. And what better way to start than a visit with Santa? Santa Claus has arrived in Indianapolis, with stunning arrivals all over town this morning. Over the coming weeks, you can mail letters to Santa, dine with Santa for breakfast […]

Black Friday Shopping in Indianapolis

This is my favorite week of the entire year. We are just a few short days away from Thanksgiving, and our food prep is underway. We’re menu planning and shopping and baking in preparation for the big day. And the next big day starts right way — Black Friday has officially bled into Thanksgiving. I’m […]

Indy Reads Books: More Than Just a Bookstore

Tucked in the far corner of Mass Ave lies my very favorite place in Indianapolis. Indy Reads Books is so much more than just a bookstore. One step inside, and you’re instantly transported to — well, I don’t know what. It almost feels like you could be in the middle of a movie. It’s the […]

The Best Gluten Free Pizza in Indianapolis

My family has been eating gluten free for more than eight years now. That used to mean dining exclusively at home, but in the last few years, the Indianapolis restaurant scene has become incredibly friendly to food allergies, gluten specifically. We can order burgers on a gluten free bun at Scotty’s Brewhouse and Red Robin, […]

MacKenzie River Pizza Company Restaurant Review

#Indianapolis – I finally had the chance to try MacKenzie River Pizza Company for the first time. I’m always looking for new gluten free pizza options, and this one caught my eye. I expected pizza. I did not expect the interesting toppings, unique side items and appetizers, and incredible beer list. Clearly, I missed the […]

5 Reasons Woodland Bowl Is the Perfect Entertainment for Any Occasion

#Indianapolis – One of my favorite activities to do with friends or family is bowling, and Woodland Bowl is one of the best in Indianapolis. I contend bowling is the perfect go-to entertainment for just about any reason. It makes for a fun date, especially if one of you is better than the other and […]

6 Things to Do at Castleton Square Mall When Kids Are Tired of Shopping

#Indianapolis – Last week, I was doing a little shopping at Castleton Square Mall while my husband took the car somewhere else. I finished a little early and had some time to kill. Luckily, I was solo and don’t mind window shopping while I wait, but it got me thinking about what I would have […]

The Best Chocolate in Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Chocolate and I go way back. I can’t ever remember life without a chocolate stash nearby. Now that it’s Halloween candy season, there are no shortage of options right next to my bed. I like caramel chocolates, peanut butter chocolates, and even tootsie rolls. Which, for the record, aren’t even real chocolates. But […]

SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – I had the opportunity to check out the SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall last week. It was fun to try on the fashion-forward glasses throughout the store and see this unique, new take on eyewear. The store is full of fashionable designs in an array of vivid colors. They’re fun, hip, and […]

LEGO Store at Castleton Square Mall (Photos)

#Indianapolis – The LEGO Store in Castleton Square Mall is a magical place right here in Indianapolis. It’s far more than just a store, though there’s plenty of shopping to be done for the LEGO fan in your life. Take a quick photo tour of the Castleton store, then make plans to visit soon: LEGO […]

Broadway Season in Indianapolis Kicks Off with Mamma Mia!

#Indianapolis – Broadway season in Indianapolis kicked off this weekend with an amazing performance of Mamma Mia! I saw the show at Clowes Memorial Hall on opening night with my husband. It was beautiful, delightful, and quite a challenge not to singalong at full volume. ABBA is probably one of the most fun musical soundtracks […]

Children’s Museum Haunted House 2014: Creepy Carnival (Photos)

#Indianapolis – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a wondrous place for children and adults. The annual haunted house, sponsored by the Children’s Museum guild is always a ton of fun, featuring both friendly (lights on) and frightening hours to entertain kids of all ages. Each year is another new and awesome theme, and this […]

Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery

#Indianapolis – I’m not sure there’s anything spookier than a cemetery in October. With Halloween approaching, senses are already on high alert, and the spook level goes to 11. So, of course, it’s only natural to add ghost stories to the mix. Storytelling Arts of Indiana kicks off their new season with the annual Ghost […]

6 Fancy Indianapolis Restaurants for Your Next Special Occasion

#Indianapolis – My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary. Normally, we go for a more low key date night. I’m usually content with a walk for ice cream or late night nacho platter. But, this was a special occasion, and it deserved a special date night. We decided to use a Ted’s Montana Grill […]

Local 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows Make Extra Sweet S’Mores

#Indianapolis – On Saturday night, we spent the evening on a farm with fellow bloggers. The highlight for me was the 240 Sweet marshmallows over the campfire. The unique flavors are even more amazing when slightly roasted. And, the handcrafted vanilla marshmallows are perfection on a s’more. I love s’mores so much, I’ve hosted entire […]

Indy Rocks Cosplay: Don’t Miss Awesome Con This Weekend

#Indianapolis – Awesome Con is coming to Indy Friday through Sunday! Indianapolis plays frequent host to several geek-friendly conventions, most notably GenCon. They’re a great way to find like-minded people, play your favorite games, pick up a few new supplies for hobbies, collections, and wardrobe, and see the amazing cosplay in action. The very first […]

Rainbow Rowell in Indianapolis for Banned Books Week

#Indianapolis – When I heard one of my favorite authors was coming back to Indy, I squealed like a little girl. Having Rainbow Rowell in Indianapolis is always a treat, but twice in one year was almost too much for my fangirl heart to handle. She visited Central Library as part of their Banned Books […]

AMC Theatres Best-Kept Secret: Movie Popcorn Butter Hack

#Indianapolis – I’ve made no secret of my preference for AMC Theatres based strictly on the movie popcorn. It’s freshly popped butter deliciousness is the main reason I go to movies. And lately, I’ve been to a lot of movies. I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy (go, but be sure to expect a different kind […]

6 Reasons to Buy 2015 Indians Tickets Now

#Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Indians wrapped up their 2014 season with win and record crowds. Now that the 2015 calendar has already announced, you should plan to be a part of it next year! The Indianapolis Indians 2015 schedule kicks off in April with 9 straight days of home games. That means the Indianapolis Indians […]

7 Tips for a Successful Color Run

#Indianapolis #Indiana – Color Me Rad is happening in Indianapolis this Saturday, September 6th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration ($50) is still available for waves at 9:00 and 9:20am, so it’s not too late to sign up for this fun race. A color run is a little different than your typical 5K. For starters, […]