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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.

Kid's Planet Opens in Brownsburg

As the mom of two young boys, there is one thing that I often long for but very rarely get...silence. My little guys are loud and energetic, which is awesome! But sometimes, this mom needs a break. I am always looking for places where they can get…

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India Bistro: Keep Calm and Curry On

What keeps people from trying a new type of cuisine? When I asked several friends their answer to this question, the one thing I heard over and over again was, "What if I don't like it?" Trying new foods, especially ones from other cultures, can be…

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An Ethnic Cuisine Favorite: Pho 36 in Avon

One of the best things about Hendricks County is that, despite being located in Central Indiana, adventurous eaters have the opportunity to sample some excellent world cuisine. Our family recently headed to Avon's Pho 36 to sample Vietnamese food…

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Red's Donuts Opens in Downtown Danville

Is there anything better than a sweet, delicious donut for breakfast? Donuts are my favorite breakfast treat, so I was excited to hear that Hendricks County has a new bakery devoted solely to donuts. Red's Donuts is now open mornings on the historic…

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Opa! Brings Authentic Greek Cuisine to Avon

I absolutely love Greek food, so when I heard that a new Greek restaurant was opening in my hometown, I jumped at the chance to check it out. Opa! in Avon definitely did not disappoint; I enjoyed both delicious food and great service. The first thing…

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