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Microsoft Store Hosting Family Fitness Day Oct. 30

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#Indianapolis — What’s one way to combat the thousands of calories you and your kids will likely consume on Halloween? The Microsoft Store at The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis has a family-friendly suggestion: #FitnessDayIndy, which will take place on Thursday, October 30. The Microsoft Store at Keystone at the Crossing — and at stores across […]

Cookies and Canvas Offers Fun Projects for Young Artists

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#Indianapolis – Indianapolis children have a fun option for artistic opportunity at the most unlikely place- at our local Wine and Canvas studio. On Saturday mornings, the studio swaps out its wine glasses for trays of cookies, and they welcome younger artists. Saturday classes are known as “Cookies and Canvas”, and packaged cookies are offered […]

There’s Always the Peppy Grill

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#Indianapolis — Long before places like Bluebeard, Pure Eatery and Santorini’s Greek Kitchen made Fountain Square the dining destination it is today, there was the Peppy Grill. I had my first taste of the Peppy in 2006. We were pulling an all-nighter at our Fountain Square office, working to get a big project finished. Somewhere […]

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

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#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 […]

6 Steps to Enjoying the 2014 Heartland Film Festival

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#Indianapolis – You may have heard the Robert Downey, Jr. was in town at the beginning of the month promoting his new movie, The Judge, in conjunction with the Heartland Film Festival. Heartland was hosting an advanced screening of the film, which is set in a fictitious Indiana town. That was just the beginning of […]

The Best Chocolate in Indianapolis

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#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 […]

“Urinetown the Musical:” You Gotta Go!

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I’d seen the posters and heard the promos. The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre is producing Urinetown the Musical. Ewwww. The name is just so, well, so yuck. But my daughter was visiting the south side campus and they had invited us to attend a free preview of the show, which officially opens Friday, […]

SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis

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#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 […]

Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

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#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This […]

Kelsay Farms Has Fall Family Fun South of Indy

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#WhitelandIN – Kelsay Farms in Whiteland has provided fun for central Indiana families every fall. The family owned dairy farm is a local favorite for school field trips and a popular agritourism location for the public every October. Park your car at no charge, pay your admission and enjoy all of the activities available at […]

LEGO Store at Castleton Square Mall (Photos)

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#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!

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#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 […]

Soulful Southern Cooking Alive & Well in Indy

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#Indianapolis — A new restaurant on the city’s northwest side is getting a lot of buzz lately. Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar was recently opened by former Indianapolis Colt Gary Brackett. But Indianapolis has been home to southern cooking long before Brackett served up his first bowl of alligator gumbo.  Take Kountry Kitchen on […]

Fall Break Indianapolis Style

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#Indianapolis – As area school calendar’s become more balanced, fall break has gotten longer over the years. Some area schools have only two days for break, but many release for a week or longer. What’s a family to do? There are 101 ways to celebrate fall around central Indiana- here are a handful to get you […]

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

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#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 […]

6 Fancy Indianapolis Restaurants for Your Next Special Occasion

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#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 […]

Accessible Nature Trail on Indy’s Northwest Side

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#Indianapolis — Walking nature trails can be a fun and relaxing activity for families or individuals. But some trails pose a challenge to people whose balance is not good, who use a wheelchair, or even for children whose legs simply get too tired navigating a long trail. The nature trail on the grounds of Robin […]

Local 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows Make Extra Sweet S’Mores

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#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 […]

Young Actors Theatre’s “The Witches” is Free Treat for Local Families

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#Indianapolis — Have your kids outgrown Zoo Boo but haven’t graduated to Hannah Haunted Acres yet? Enter stage left: “The Witches,” a frightfully fun, live theatre production by Young Actors Theatre (YAT).  Adapted from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, “The Witches” tells the story of “Girl” and her grandmother who travel from […]

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

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#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 […]