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Visiting Hendricks County and Morgan County, Day 1

Day 1, Morgan County It’s Friday evening, I’m sitting in Zydeco’s Cajun restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana. I’ve got a beer on the table, and New Orleans gospel music blowing in my right ear. I’m on a Hendricks County travel writing Read more >

Indiana Etsy Artists Event September 15-16 in Brown County

Are you as obsessed with Etsy as I am? Whenever I’m stumped on what to give a difficult-to-shop for person, it’s my go-to source for inspiration. (Like this t-shirt pictured to the left… what Hoosier wouldn’t love that?) If you’re Read more >

17th Annual Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis, July 20 – 22, 2012

The Middle East comes to the Midwest for the 17th year in a row, with the 17th Annual Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis on July 20, 21, and 22 at St. George Orthodox Christian Church (4020 N. Sherman Drive; Indianapolis, Read more >

Creative Spaces Rural Places Art Tour Celebrates Fifth Year on April 14 & 15

The Creative Spaces Rural Places Studio Art Tour weekend will take place Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, 2012 and feature 50 artists throughout galleries, studios, and businesses in three southeast Indiana counties, Ohio, Switzerland, and Dearborn.

 The artists Read more >

Indiana Artisan Marketplace to Showcase Best Artisans and Foodists

The Indiana Artisan Marketplace will showcase over 100 artisans from nearly 40 Indiana counties, featuring Hoosier-made wines, food, jewelry, handbags, paintings, and fiber arts. The 2-day event will also feature another 75 artisans from Kentucky. The event is being held Read more >

The Vintage Leather Shop: Bloomington’s Finest Leather Products

Leather. It’s hard, it’s soft. You can stitch it, stain it, stamp it, burn it, mold it, braid it. It’s organic, it’s “green”, it’s biodegradable, it’s historical. Personally I find it a pretty darn interesting medium. But to Indiana Artisan and Read more >

Get Cozy with Super Scarves

Last week’s 40 degree temperatures had me curling up on the couch each evening under a blanket. This is the time of year when I typically dig out my knitting needles after a summer hiatus and get started on a Read more >

Indy’s First Mini Maker Faire

Lego Mosaics. Electric Motorcycle. Mind Controlled Robotic Arm. Yarn Bombing. What do all of these have in common? They are created by people who enjoy bridging the gap between technology and the imagination. They are Makers. And while musicians and Read more >

July 4 Celebrations in Indiana’s Most Patriotic Towns

If you’re looking to spend the 4th of July holiday a little differently this year, consider visiting some of Indiana’s most patriotic towns (which was determined exclusively by town name!) Americus, Indiana, found along I-65 in Tippecanoe County, is quite Read more >