Author: Elaine Whitesides

Elaine is a former teacher who is interested in many things from cooking, gardening and sewing to the arts and education to auto racing and business. She feeds her curiosity through her writing company, Whitesides Words. A suburban Chicago transplant, she and her husband have appreciated the feel of quiet country living in Hendricks County since 2009.

Latest Posts

Enjoy Some Winter Fun at Natural Valley Ranch

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM by Elaine Whitesides

If you think the winter boxes you in and relegates activities to only those you can enjoy hearthside, I have news for you. Grab those warm winter wraps and picture yourself atop a fine steed enjoying the brisk air and snow-laden forest – ... read more

Catch Art Fever During Classes at Finer Things

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM by Elaine Whitesides

There was a lot of chatter and laughter, but that was in between moments of real concentration. Janis Brunner was leading a class all about “Yoga for the Mind” through an art technique called Zentangle at Finer Things in Brownsburg, ... read more
For this Illinois flatland girl, going over the hill and through the dale to Sheep Street Fibers was a delightful excursion! That’s because to arrive at this new addition to the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail , you truly get to ... read more
If you are on Facebook, you know the power of pet pictures. They make us laugh, they make us cry and they sometimes even put life back into the proper perspective. There are some pets that are just naturals – or hams (no, I don’t mean ... read more
Brownsburg, Indiana, brings in the holiday season in a very special way. Since 2007, the town has held a special evening starting with a parade under the stars of the winter sky. It isn’t the usual ordinary start to the holiday season seen in ... read more

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