1 September

10 Things I Love about You

10 Things I Love about You

Someone once said, “If you’re not willing to be changed by a place, there’s no point in going.” Change has surely happened since moving to Indy, and as I approach my last year as a Hoosier, I want to make sure I live this year to the fullest, and share the things I’ve grown to […]

17 August

Moving Downtown from the ‘Burbs

Moving Downtown from the ‘Burbs

It was an easy decision, really. We enjoyed the calm and quiet ‘burbs for one full year. Living near Main Street in Carmel, we took Sunday afternoon strolls, signed up for library cards, and sipped on chardonnay at Peace Water Winery. He worked nearby and I walked the dog on the Monon most evenings. Life […]

30 June

It’s That Time of Year

It’s That Time of Year

While most people make their health resolutions in January, thus becoming very disappointed and guilty by June — I just wait until June. Why set myself up for an entire year of failure when I can just fail really fast over the course of one summer season and be done with it? Normally what motivates […]

13 February

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

Why would anyone get married in the winter? My guess is so they can go on a tropical honeymoon in the winter, which isn’t a bad idea . . . except for traveling wedding guests. I have three weddings to attend in the next two months, can you tell? Don’t get me wrong. I’m very excited! But the […]

8 January

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

With Scandinavian roots and a life-long, self-diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter in Indianapolis tends to be a mixed bag for me. I’m crazy about the snow, but I struggle with the dark. Which is to say that I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to cope with the often sunless Indiana days of January through March. The […]

9 December

The Great Indianapolis Apartment Search

I came to Indianapolis from West Virginia, a state where, contrary to popular belief, not everyone lives in a trailer park. However, even in ‘the city’ it’s hard to find a decent job, let alone a cool apartment. So when I arrived in Indy, my eyes filled with great big heart-shaped choices! Which were quickly […]

4 December

How to Make Friends as an Adult. Because it’s hard.

A few years ago, I found myself sitting alone on a Friday night, thinking, “What happened to all my friends?” I’m being a bit dramatic here, but I had slowly started noticing that when I reached out to my friend base from college, most people were busy with school, jobs, school and jobs or just […]

25 November

Ready for the holidays? Balancing decadent with wholesome

Ready for the holidays? Balancing decadent with wholesome

When I first started eating healthy foods, the holidays were like a cruel joke. Snickerdoodles, macaroons, peppermint fudge, and holiday M&M’s invaded my office, endless parties, and gift boxes from friends. Why must we celebrate the season by compromising each other’s health?, I would ask myself, not sure how to balance my newfound freedom in […]