Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Beauty Bar at Geist Reservoir

I was invited to receive a complimentary manicure and drink at a new salon in town in exchange for a blog review. I realized that it had been too long since I have pampered myself at a full service salon.  The Beauty Bar at Geist is located at 11691 Fall Creek Road, in Indianapolis. Yes, it has a bar that not only serves as a manicure station but it also serves wine, beer and mixed drinks! Now, that's a full service salon! 

The waiting area is beautifully decorated with soft colors and chandeliers.

Jo (what a beautiful smile!) gave me a marvelous manicure

using Vinylux by CND in the color Negligee.

With all of the crafting that I do, I like to have my nails short so they don't get in the way of my creativity. When my nails are manicured, I feel so much better about myself.

During my session with Jo, the owner, Erin Hunt joined us and talked about the fabulously renovated hair styling studio upstairs. Erin took me there for a tour afterwards. 

As we were approaching the stairs, we passed the pedicure station. There are several shades of soothing blues on the walls throughout the salon. Erin says her favorite color is blue. As I talked with Erin, I discovered that she went to high school with my son. It was a lovely visit and Erin and her staff were quite friendly and welcoming.

I found the upstairs to be so impressive that I wanted to return SOON, so I booked a facial for the next day and a haircut for the next week! 

a variety of manicures and pedicures

nail enhancements

skin care treatment

 hair removal


haircuts, styling and finishing, color, hair enhancements


wine, beer & cocktails

click here for more information about the services provided

Imagine the private parties you can have there, whether it's for a bridal party or just to have a girls night out. When you go to The Beauty Bar at Geist, you get a gorgeous view of the Geist Marina that is across the street. Also, one of my favorite local restaurants, Puccini's, is two doors down. It's a great place to get pampered and I cannot wait to return for more! 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Beauty Bar at Geist. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Frozen Charlotte Head Tree

I mentioned in my last post that I would show you more pictures of my frozen Charlotte head Christmas tree that I made during my visit with Becky. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Indiana Christmas

Attending art retreats in my first year of retirement was a very fruitful thing for me to do. I met my friend Becky from Alabama last October at the Sweethearts On The Homefront in Atlanta, Georgia. I also met Jennifer Grenko there, who I will tell you about in a bit. I flew to Alabama in January to visit Becky and now Becky flew to Indianapolis to visit me! At Sweethearts on the Homefront, Becky and I learned that we needed to name our visits because they really are art retreats, so we named the January visit Alabama Holiday. That was because of a Jenny Holiday (of Everyday is a Holiday) project we wanted to make. This time we named our get together, Indiana Christmas, because we wanted to make a Christmas tree created by Jennifer Grenko of Marshmallow Creations.

Leading up to our visit, Becky and I had many ideas that we wanted to make in addition to the top priority, the Christmas tree. We found, however, that good use of creative energy can be very draining and we needed to get out to explore a little and just have fun. Here are the trees we made, Becky's beautiful pink and aqua lady on the left and my white (frozen) Charlotte head on the right.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Passport to Pleasure: Southern Indiana

It's been awhile since I have written a post about my visits to Indiana antique shops. This year I've had a goal of visiting all of the shops in this Indiana Antique Guide

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Goodnight Moon

Another Patty's Pretty Things creation: a Goodnight Moon wallhanging.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Photos from Korea

Since I am only one of two people who have never been abroad, I always enjoy seeing the pictures Dan brings back from his business trips. Here are some pics he took during a recent trip to Korea. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Creating for the Logan Village Mall

I've been working on projects for the Logan Village Mall in Noblesville, Indiana: holiday banners, cards, and framed printed images on old book pages, among other things...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Keep Calm & Be Cool

Livia, who is a dear friend of ours, asked me to help her with a school project. She needed some shapes cut out with the Silhouette Cameo. I was happy to offer my consultation services. :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Happy List: Family Fun & a Winner!

Ashleigh and her friends spent a few days on a house boat and had a wonderful time. As they posted pictures on Facebook, I had the thought of making little journals for the girls so they could preserve their memories. I couldn't wait for Ashleigh to return so I could give them to her.