Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Home-A-Rama 2015

Touring homes, new and old, provides inspiration for me to spruce up our home. I recently enjoyed touring five newly built homes that were highlighted in a local home show called Home-A-Rama. It was put on by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) in the beautiful neighborhood of Sagamore in Noblesville, Indiana. All of the homes back up to the Jack Nicholas Signature Golf Course. I'll show you the homes with a collage of my favorite photos of each home. I'll conclude with four decorating ideas I saw during the tour that have inspired me to perhaps use at our home. 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

September Happy List

I have to quickly get in my September happy list before the month is over! It creeps up so fast! First up, I have to say how lovely the weather has been here in Indiana. The other evening when Dan was away on business, I drove over to my friend Anita's house and we walked to a new pizza restaurant and then to the ice cream shop. She lives just outside of our adorable town square and I love the fact that she can walk everywhere. Our town square (Noblesville, Indiana) has remained quaint, and there is always something going on! It was a beautiful evening and the air was cool and just perfect!

Sunday, September 20, 2015


The other day, I observed something really precious - "Barktember," which is an annual September dog event where dog owners can bring their four-legged friends to the waterpark for a dip in the pool. As many of my readers already know, dog lovin' is something quite new to me. Our daughter Ashleigh invited me to join her and her dog Tangerine at the event.

There were dogs with and without leashes everywhere. The place was fenced in so it was a nice opportunity for doggy parents to relax and watch their doggies make new friends. It reminded me of the playgroups to which I took my kids when they were little, well, kind of...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Cincinnati-Cincinnatian Trip

We traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend my 40th high school reunion. While we were there, we stayed at the The Cincinnatian Hotel. Did you ever wander around your downtown area and wonder what some of the old hotels are like inside? Well, we had the opportunity to do just that on this trip. 

The Cincinnatian Hotel, built in 1882, has an interesting history. It is a small luxury hotel, also referered to a "small boutique hotel." We found it quite charming. I took some photos to share with you.