Tag - handmade gifts & activities

During the recent stay-at-home orders, many people found they had time available to dig into their hobbies or learn new ones, hence the popularity of the #quarantinebaking hashtag. For me and my friends, we were ready for this moment. As…

As I ready my schedule, home and family for the always-anticipated Christmas season, I find myself looking for ways to make gift-giving more thoughtful and less stressful. I love buying gifts, wrapping them just so and anxiously awaiting the moment…

It's the most wonderful time of the year! A time when we can all shop until we drop and chalk it up to gift-giving! It’s the best kind of shopping, in my humble opinion. Hendricks County, Indiana, really has such a wide range of approaches to…

Halloween is over, and we all know what that means. It’s time to shop for Christmas! Ok, I know some of you are done shopping. (Hi, mom). And some of you haven’t even started (me). But here’s the fun thing: in Hendricks County, Indiana, your holiday…

Top 10: Holiday Events in Hendricks County

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

'Twas the month before Christmas throughout Hendricks County, and people were making a holiday bounty. Family events were on top of the list, with trees, lights and shopping that cannot be missed. We called elves and Santa, baked some cookies and…

Seek and Find Hidden Treasures in Brownsburg

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

If you're anything like me, you're still tweaking your Christmas decor and, unfortunately, you haven't yet finished your shopping. I recently stumbled upon a treasure of a furniture and decor boutique that will help you with your to-do list. Seek and…

Complete Your Holiday Shopping at Gingerbread Christmas

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:00 PM by Eric Ivie

I really enjoy the Christmas season, but I really dislike Christmas shopping. I'm not sure that I can adequately describe how much I dislike Christmas shopping in a family-friendly blog such as this one. Not long ago, however, I was introduced to the…

Remember when we depended on professionals to produce art? Welcome to the age of Do-It-Yourself studios with Hendricks County on the forefront of this latest trend boasting a variety of shops and studios that let you get your hands dirty and your…

A few years ago, I lived very close to Gilley’s Antiques in Plainfield, but I haven’t visited since we moved north to Brownsburg. Recently, I had a chance to stop in again and I was surprised by the changes I found. I learned that Gilley’s was…