Baby, put that record on

Sometimes, there’s nothing like coming home from a long day and stretching out cat-like on the couch to the scratch, scratch, scratch sound of vinyl-meets-needle. Give me a breeze from an open window and the wafting lyrics from Lana del Rey’s “Born to Die,” and … Read moreBaby, put that record on

Ready for the Oscars?

The countdown to the 90th Annual Academy Awards is on–and so is my party planning mode. Bring on the Hollywood glamour, gilted accessories, Oscar ballots and tear-filled speeches! Looking for last-minute inspiration for your showbiz-celebrating shindig on Sunday? A few of my fellow Indy Blog … Read moreReady for the Oscars?

The “52” Challenge

Do you like food? (Cooking it, eating it, looking at scrumptious pictures of it?) If the answer is yes, you’re invited to follow along with my “52 in 2017” challenge!   I’ve never been much of a cook, but I love what food represents: community, family, … Read moreThe “52” Challenge

Hello, 2018!

It’s officially been 2018 for, oh, 36ish hours, which means I’ve got another 6 months before I finally get used to writing “2018” on reports for work. In the meantime, this is the best opportunity for me to once again reflect on another year of … Read moreHello, 2018!

Off to the Markt!

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt, that is. On a blustery December afternoon with highs in the 20s and Indy’s first snow of the season, the Christkindlmarkt felt like a snowglobe of tiny wooden cabins distracted by clouds of whirling ice skaters and floating snowflakes.  It was only … Read moreOff to the Markt!

Time to gather … and gobble

Hope you’ve got your post-dinner elastic-waist pants ready, because it’s officially Thanksgiving week–and we’re only days away from food heaven. Whether you’re hosting your own celebration or stopping by someone else’s, here are a few simple ways I keep it stress-free, meaningful and local. GIFT … Read moreTime to gather … and gobble

National Pumpkin Day

It’s time to celebrate the flavor, and smell, and spice of the season – you guessed it, it’s National Pumpkin Day! (Not that we haven’t been celebrating it every day for the last two months…) Haven’t scooped up your pumpkins yet? See more from my … Read moreNational Pumpkin Day