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The Farm-to-Fork BBQ That Revitalized This Small Town

I’ve been hearing rumblings for a while about a small town in northeast Indiana that is home to a barbecue place that serves up food so good it will blow your mind. So after yet another recent recommendation from friends about Read more >

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 >

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 >

3 Must-Stop Food Destinations in Shipshewana & Middlebury

With the largest flea market in the Midwest, quaint shops, antique stores, places for mouth-watering family style meals and all-things Amish, a trip to Shipshewana should most certainly be on every Hoosier’s bucket list. This Northeast Indiana destination is filled with plenty 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 >

These 6 Shops in Angola Sell Amazing Antiques

Shopping for antiques is a long-time favorite activity of my family’s. My mother and I have taken many trips to shop for antiques over the years and it’s always fun to reminisce while finding items from your past like a Read more >

Shop Small All Year Long – 6 Must Stop Shops in Madison & Vevay

For several years, there’s been a nationwide movement to Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. To me, this was like a mandate to go shopping so I headed off to some of my favorite places.   Here are 6 of Read more >

Yelp Bazaar: Top Five Gifts to Share Your Hoosier Pride

We are less than a month away from your favorite shopping event of the year. That’s right, Yelp Indy is bringing the Bazaar back for another round of free shopping and celebration. The Bazaar will fill the Central  Library with Read more >

Hints for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Plans

Mothers Day is approaching and youre in a tight spotyouve forgotten to plan. Many restaurants are booked with reservations. Think creative to show love and appreciation for your mum. Think no reservations needed. If weather is cooperative where you live Read more >

Grab a Girlfriend for Fort Wayne’s Vera Bradley Outlet Sale

It had scared the wits out of me for years. The Vera Bradley Outlet Salehas been held in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for more than a decade. The 2016 Vera Bradley Annual Sale will take Read more >