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Oliver Winery – Indiana’s Largest Winery

When drinking a glass of wine, with every sip I take I ponder about how long it took the grapes to ripen for this particular wine; how long the fermentation process took before the yeast began to digest the sugars Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So Read more >

American Craft Beer Week: Upland Brewing Company

I recently learned that it’s American Craft Beer Week. Specialty beers are becoming quite a food trend these days. Perhaps it’s even moved beyond a trend and has entered the realm of classic. Either way, it’s an adult delight that can Read more >

Beautiful Drive South to Bloomington’s Oliver Winery (#INSavings)

Several years ago, my husband was in graduate school full-time at Indiana University in Bloomington while I was still living and working in Indianapolis. While this distance and schedule conflict was challenging at times, the highlight was the chance to Read more >

Bloomington to Host Creative Aging Festival

On a rare occasion, my day job and my bonus gig as a blogger for The Indiana Insider converge. This is one of those happy occurrences. By day, I’m the communications manager at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging Read more >

4 Summer Vacation Ideas

As the school year is winding down, I know many families are making plans for summer vacation. Since gas is hitting $4 a gallon, spending a week or two closer to home is a great option this year. I’m a water person, Read more >

Upland Brewing Company Saves the Day

Last weekend I visited with my friend Rachael at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. This used to be a worry-free experience, but now it has turned into a visit that needs to be much more planned out than was previously Read more >

Bloomington Brunch: The Runcible Spoon

I love spending time in Bloomington, Indiana – specifically staying with friends at Indiana University. We always have a good time. We get to catch up, go out to parties, go shopping at Bloomington’s unique boutiques, and just generally relax Read more >

Indiana Artisan: Carolyn Madvig, Sleeping Dogs Studio

Carolyn Madvig, of Sleeping Dogs Studio in Bloomington (Monroe County), is a mixed media master. Whether it’s wooden boxes, jewelry holders, or even picture frames, Carolyn creates these gorgeous one-of-a-kind keepsakes. She uses everyday elements, like leaves, fibers, or historical Read more >