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Celebration Crossing 2015 - Indiana State Museum

By Anna Shirley

This year's Celebration Crossing at the Indiana State Museum has many of the familiar traditions but also some new additions to compliment the exhibit. We've been going to Celebration Crossing for years and it is definitely on our must-do list during the holidays. With highlights all over the museum... Read More

Rad Science at the Indiana State Museum

By Anna Shirley

Rad Science, the new exhibit at Indiana State Museum breaks down the physics behind skateboarding. The exhibit is engaging, fun and sneaks in some awesome science. I had the chance to preview the exhibit with my twin 5-year old girls and I had to pull them away from the exhibit - they would have sta... Read More

The Physics Of Play

By troycarpenter

  Time works in funny ways: our parents’ parents probably thought rock and roll was just a fad, and when we were kids, skateboarding was seen as a rebellious activity, something dropouts and burnouts did to annoy the establishment and terrorize public spaces. Flash forward to 2... Read More

Conner Prairie: The Living Museum

By troycarpenter

  Finally took the kids to Conner Prairie, which I’d been promising them all summer, the week before we go back to school, and it was as enjoyable a trip as we’ve had there. It’s definitely a unique experience within the spectrum of Indianapolis “museums,” and worth... Read More

P&G Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis {Giveaway}

By Anna Shirley

Our family is new to the gymnastics world. Well, at least as far as having a child taking gymnastics classes. I've always loved watching my college team. Going to gymnastics meets have always been memorable. The arena is full of energy and it is remarkable to see the top athletes compete and sho... Read More

Sweet Taste of the Farm

By troycarpenter

  “Eat local:” a phrase we hear a lot these days, meant to encourage us to eat healthy, eat seasonally, but it doesn’t always make practical sense – sure, the farmer’s markets are fun, but most of us shop at grocery stores that import produce such as fruits year-round.  We can... Read More

19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Present and Past at the Indiana State Museum

By Anna Shirley

The first quilt that I finished was a traditional log cabin quilt. My favorite part of the quilt are the four stars in the pattern. Stars are a common pattern in quilts and for good reason. Stars are a perfect choice for theme of the Indiana State Museum's new exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's ... Read More

Eiteljorg Museum Juneteenth Celebration and Indian Market {Giveaway}

By Anna Shirley

This year, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has scheduled a huge day full of festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. If you didn't know (I didn't), Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the state of Texas celebrating emancipation and f... Read More

Donuts are Serious Business Around Here

By Anna Shirley

Donuts are no joke. Doughnuts either. I'm not sure when I recognized the deep importance of donuts to my soul, but it may have been when I began discussing the virtues of different donut shops that can be found around Indianapolis. This is worthy of great consideration. With the arrival of National ... Read More

5 Family Friendly Festivals in June - Indianapolis

By Anna Shirley

Indianapolis always has at least one festival per weekend going on during the summer. Or, at least it seems that way. Here are 5 family friendly festivals happening in June in Indianapolis that you might enjoy.  All of them have something different to boast. Here's the lowdown. Italian Street Fe... Read More