22 August

American Red Cross: Allow us to Reintroduce Ourselves…

Lots of newness is taking place at the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross, including; a monumental birthday milestone, a new building, and a massive campaign push aimed at increasing volunteers! Turning the big 1-0-0! Well, that’s pretty major for any organization or company. All year long, the Indiana Region has hosted everything from […]

6 January

Starting Another New Year and Getting It Right

Starting Another New Year and Getting It Right

Let’s face it. New Year’s Resolutions aren’t always very creative. Sometimes they’re just about the business of being healthier and more engaged in the world around us. Truthfully, we think that’s pretty great, and best case scenario is actually following through on those resolutions! Here’s a quick jumpstart some of those recurring resolutions. Stretch Your Legs […]

10 December

It’s That Time of Year

It’s That Time of Year

… when I have no idea what to get anyone for Christmas, and it’s crunch time. Ya feel me? I’ve spent years last-minute buying my older brother (the gift-buying-pro, mind you) tiny nostalgic items like anything Star Wars or Nintendo, old 90s candies we used to buy for a dime (no, I’m not that old, […]

23 October

Dog-Friendly Indy

Dog-Friendly Indy

When it comes to our dog, we’re a little weird. Who isn’t? We obsess about her diet and water consumption. We spend more on her haircuts than ours. We have instituted a toy rotation because, with all of her toys out, you can’t take two steps in our apartment without tripping over toys and tennis […]

1 September

10 Things I Love about You

10 Things I Love about You

Someone once said, “If you’re not willing to be changed by a place, there’s no point in going.” Change has surely happened since moving to Indy, and as I approach my last year as a Hoosier, I want to make sure I live this year to the fullest, and share the things I’ve grown to […]

17 August

Moving Downtown from the ‘Burbs

Moving Downtown from the ‘Burbs

It was an easy decision, really. We enjoyed the calm and quiet ‘burbs for one full year. Living near Main Street in Carmel, we took Sunday afternoon strolls, signed up for library cards, and sipped on chardonnay at Peace Water Winery. He worked nearby and I walked the dog on the Monon most evenings. Life […]

30 June

It’s That Time of Year

It’s That Time of Year

While most people make their health resolutions in January, thus becoming very disappointed and guilty by June — I just wait until June. Why set myself up for an entire year of failure when I can just fail really fast over the course of one summer season and be done with it? Normally what motivates […]

13 February

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

Why would anyone get married in the winter? My guess is so they can go on a tropical honeymoon in the winter, which isn’t a bad idea . . . except for traveling wedding guests. I have three weddings to attend in the next two months, can you tell? Don’t get me wrong. I’m very excited! But the […]

8 January

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

With Scandinavian roots and a life-long, self-diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter in Indianapolis tends to be a mixed bag for me. I’m crazy about the snow, but I struggle with the dark. Which is to say that I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to cope with the often sunless Indiana days of January through March. The […]