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You Have To See These Beautiful Gardens in Madison

Are you searching for signs of spring? Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour is a sure sign that spring has arrived in southeast Indiana. For 2 weekends, May 13-14 and 20-21, 2017, you can explore (not just peek through the Read more >

Flowers, Fudge & Fun at this Southern Indiana Greenhouse

My figs are starting to leaf out so spring must be trying to arrive in southeast Indiana. That means it’s time to start planting, so I’m off to visit McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral, 1066 W Eads Pkwy in Lawrenceburg. This Read more >

Wayne County: A Treasure Trove of Art, History & Culture

  A cultural renaissance is underway in Richmond and Wayne County. Artists and artisans, chefs and confectioners, antique dealers and historians all work together to make Wayne County a destination for those interested in spending a weekend with the arts, Read more >

4 Batesville Shops Locals Have Loved for Nearly 400 Years

I hadn’t visited Batesville for a while and wanted to see the new renovations at The Sherman so I picked up a couple of friends and headed up SR 129 to check things out. A theme of sorts began to Read more >

This Southern Indiana Brewery has Great Beer & Amazing Food

  For a while now, I’ve wanted to visit Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora. Not just for the artisan crafted beer but to try their food – all housemade including the Canadian bacon & corned beef! I called my trusty Read more >

A Day of Shopping, Art, Food & Fun in Rising Sun

On a Saturday morning, I headed out with a friend to see what was happening in Rising Sun, one of the beautiful historic rivertowns along the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southeastern Indiana. Check the hours of local shops and Read more >

These 6 Southeastern Indiana Quilt Shops are Sew Great

I love quilts, I have collected vintage quilts for years, I have quilted, I know quilters, I appreciate their talent, I love fabrics, but I do not quilt! This said, I do enjoy amassing supplies so I was happy to Read more >

The Oyster Bar – A Fort Wayne Favorite for 60+ Years

I would call myself a foodie. I have been to many restaurants all over Northeast Indiana and I honestly think about food at least half of most days. So when selecting which place I wanted to feature for the blog – the first Read more >

Wine & Dine at Beautiful Ertel Cellars Winery

Recently, a friend suggested that we get together with a couple of friends for lunch. I was prepared for a long negotiation to decide where to go, but, when Ertel Cellars in Batesville was mentioned, everyone agreed. Ertel Cellars is Read more >

Indy’s Modern City Market with a History

When a friend and I first visited City Marketin downtown Indianapolis recently, I didn’t expect to be impressed. But I was! There are two levels in City Market. Vendors sell their wares on the main floor. When its time to Read more >