Author: Crystal Paschal
Crystal Paschal grew up in Hendricks County, but now calls the north side of Indianapolis home. She is a wife, homeschooling mom, freelance writer, and author. Crystal writes about Indiana life and parenting on her blog, Mom For Less.

Latest Posts

If you love craft beer, costumes, and celebrations, you'll want to mark Oct. 28 on your calendar. The very first Hendricks County Hoppy Halloween Craft Beer Festival will invade The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield, and you won't want ... read more

Weekend Primer: Sept 29-Oct 1

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

We made it! As of this weekend, October will finally be here. Can you believe it? Hendricks County is a great place for fall fun. If you're wondering what to check out this weekend, I've got some great ideas to get you started. These events ... read more
In the 1970s, the women of the Plainfield Friends Meeting would come together to hold a "Church Mouse Sale." They originally held the sale in the church basement, but over the years it expanded to the church lawn, and then in the 1980s a ... read more
Barbecue and blues music just seem to go together, don't they? Something about the rich flavor of barbecue pairs up perfectly with the rich sounds of the blues. The first annual Blues and BBQ Festival in Brownsburg will combine the very best of ... read more

Weekend Primer: Aug 18-20

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 04:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

Activities abound in Hendricks County this time of year, which means I have plenty of events to share with you this weekend. I think you should definitely check these out: Family Movie Night at the YMCA The Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon will ... read more

9 Homeschool Destinations in Hendricks County

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 02:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

August in Indiana means back-to-school time. It's that time for my family, too, but as homeschoolers, we aren't returning to a building. Instead, we're getting our curriculum ready and planning our activities for the year. Most ... read more

Downtown Danville Hosting Sidewalk Sale

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

Downtown Danville is one of my all-time favorite places to spend the day. I love the picturesque Courthouse Square, the delicious local restaurants and the wide variety of local businesses, many offering unique items you won't find anywhere ... read more

Weekend Primer: July 28-30

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM by Crystal Paschal

As July moves into August, many of us are going into "back-to-school" mode. Store aisles are filling with school supplies, and kids are getting ready for another year of learning. All the more reason to find as much fun as you can before ... read more

4 Hot Spots for Cool Treats in Hendricks County

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

There aren't many things that I enjoy more than ice cream -- especially on a hot day. It's been a hot summer here in Central Indiana, which means my ice cream, snow cone and frozen yogurt consumption is way up! Luckily, there are lots of ... read more

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