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.

There are many things about summer in Indiana that I love, and high on that list is fresh produce. Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables are second to none, and our local farmers markets allow me to get them when they're in season and at their most…

One of my favorite things to do is go to the movies. It's more than the movie itself; I love the entire experience. The popcorn, the previews and the shared experience of watching a movie in a theater full of people make seeing a film that much…

Top 10: Ways to Stay Busy Over Christmas Break

Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:00 AM by Crystal Paschal

My kids will be on a break from school soon, and that means it will be my job to keep them occupied all day. Usually the first few days are fun and exciting, and then I start to hear: "Mom! I'm bored!" After that comes the fighting and arguing! It…

Best Spots for Breakfast in Hendricks County

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

Any time our family goes on vacation, we always try to scout out the best places to have breakfast. There's something so indulgent about sleeping in and then enjoying a delicious breakfast or brunch before we dive into our day. Hendricks County…

5 Hendricks County Fall Treats You Must Try

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:00 AM by Crystal Paschal

You'll find lots of reasons to fall in love with Hendricks County, but one of my absolute favorites is the food. Local eateries serve up some delicious specialties that you can only get during the autumn season. What are the can't-miss fall treats…

Summer is my favorite season for many reasons, but my absolute favorite thing to do during the summer is spend an evening at the county fair with my family. There's nothing quite like a fair, and the Hendricks County 4-H Fair always delivers. It's…

Where to Fish in Hendricks County

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00 AM by Crystal Paschal

Last summer, we took our boys fishing for the first time. They seemed to be kind of bored with it...until my youngest reeled in a catfish. After that, (pardon the pun) they were hooked. Grabbing our poles and a bucket of worms and heading down to…

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 to miss…

Weekend Primer: Sept 29-Oct 1

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00 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 are the…