I would like to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important service announcement. The Quirky Feather Confectionery rocks....hard!
Why? They have amazing made from scratch goodies, delicious beverages (coffee, lattes, tea, vino, beer, soda, etc.), fun décor, plentiful outlets, free WiFi, AND kind accommodating staff. It is not often that I can put all of those adjectives in one sentence and have them describe a business.
I had a last minute change in venue for a scheduled moms night out art event with some friends and with a phone call only 30 minutes prior to our start time they were able to get a table set up for us with a lovely hand written Reserved sign on top. Now THAT'S customer service...
I ordered the almond biscotti, a flat white sprinkled with raw sugar, and had a Mexican Coke for kicks. The biscotti was flavorful and soft enough to enjoy without the need to dunk it in coffee and the flat white was perfection in a cup.
My friends and I had a wonderful time working on our string art while enjoying great food and drinks and the fun laid back vibe that The Quirky Feather has to offer.
Give them a try. You won't be disappointed!
Visit them at...
890 E. 116th St
Carmel, IN 46032
Pals on Patrol is a non-profit founded by Megan Leahy that collects new or like new stuffed animals to donate to local police, fire, and state departments to give to children in times of traumatic, high stress situations. We interviewed her to find out more about this wonderful organization.
Q: Where did you get the idea for Pals on Patrol?
I knew that I wanted to start a non-profit but I was having a difficult time deciding on what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted it to be something I hadn't ever seen before. One day a friend was asking what she could do with her unused, but not unloved, stuffed animals and an idea popped into my head. It is widely known that children need something to hold on to in unfortunate times so I just figured that giving our unused, like new stuffed animals to emergency personnel would be beneficial to everyone involved. Those giving will have more room at home, the emergency workers will have something to give, and the children hurting just might have a sense of comfort, if even only for a little while.
Q: That makes sense… do you have a background in the emergency field?
I do. I have a degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and have worked in the field for over ten years. My dad was a police officer and my mom is a nurse. I spent a lot of my childhood hanging out at the police department, court house, and hospital. I had awesome role models who taught by example and showed me that putting others first is always the right thing to do.
Q: How can we help Pals on Patrol?
You can help Pals on Patrol either by donating gently used or new stuffed animals (see website for guidelines) or donating Money to their Go Fund Me page.
The Urban Chalkboard has graciously volunteered to serve as the first drop off location! Stop by on Friday May 22 to drop off your donation. Snap a quick photo and post it on Twitter to share with the community and enter to win a prize (see below).
Please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and/or would like to schedule a donation drop off.
To kick start Pals on Patrol I will be giving away a special prize pack of handmade bath products, some goodies for the kids, and a stack of hand painted/stamped cards. Enter using any/all of the options below. Donations must be made by midnight on June 1, 2015 to qualify for that specific giveaway entry.
While this particular destination may not be in the Indy area per se, it is definitely worth a day trip to check it out.
From textiles to paintings, jewelry, furniture, and everything in between, Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery offers a wide variety of unique handcrafted works of art. Their gallery is switched out frequently so you never know what new pieces may show up next.
My visit in April uncovered some gorgeous finds!. If only I had the $ to take them all home with me!
They are currently showing Kathy Houghton, Hoosier Salon Artist – “MY heART IS IN THE GARDEN” through June 13. Her work is some of the best I've seen in terms of texture, realism, and technique. Definitely worth a visit to see such amazing pieces.
Check out other upcoming exhibits and events at their website, give them a "like" on Facebook, and check out their blog.
Come visit them soon! 113 N. Washington Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Mother's Day is just 4 days away! If you're like me, and haven't had time to shop for Mom yet, today is the day to check that item off of your To Do list.
A group of amazing women owned businesses from theCityMoms Mompreneurs will be at the
Re/Max Ability Plus office located on the 1st floor of the Indiana Design Center tonight May 6,2015 from 7-9PM. There will be all types of gifts for sale AND you can enter to win prizes. Waxing the City will also be there to help you look and feel you best with onsite face waxing at a great price!
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you tonight!
Ever since my daughter was introduced to fairies via Disney's Tinker Bell she has been nothing short of enamored with the winged fantastical creatures so when I heard about Fairyville I knew that we just had to attend!
We live just a quick 10 minute drive away from Noblesville so we ventured over to Nickel Plate Arts to come check it out. Based off of how long we stayed (almost 2 hours) and her overall engagement, It was totally worth it!
After speaking to a friendly staff member we headed to the gallery to view the fairy houses and vote for our favorite. This was no easy task because each creation was thoughtfully and beautifully constructed. From fairy art galleries to Rapunzel's tower and everything between it was a feast for the eyes and inspiration to try some new things in our artistic adventures. Really gorgeous pieces!
After casting our vote we headed over to get crafty ourselves. For just $5 or $6 you could make your choice of a fairy house, dream catcher, mini fairy, or dragon tears. We gathered our fairy house materials and sat for nearly an hour carefully planning and assembling our creation. The result was even better than imagined!
There are lots of other great activities to participate in over the next few days including fairy tea parties, storytelling, live music, face painting, crafts, and more!
Visit here for all the details.
Wishing you a fun and fantastic weekend!
I am excited to announce that I will be selling some of my art, greeting cards, and bath products at the Green Family Fair on Saturday April 18 from 9:00AM-Noon at the Center for Inquiry at IPS School #2!
Come see me at the Wellness with Wicksall booth to learn about doTERRA essential oils and shop for handmade items from The Avid Crafter, Crafts by Heather, and Sweetpea Designs.
Hope to see you there!