Home Show Starts Today!

Get out from the winter’s cold and soak in some green spaces, interior design inspiration and more at the Indianapolis Home Show! The home show kicks off today and will run through January 28th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.




Start your to do, wanna-have-this, Pinterest-in-real-life home projects list! Check out the latest trends in home technology, gardening, interior design and more. Learn from the experts with  green thumbs, tour the beautiful gardens and even a centerpiece home by Fischer Homes! Stop by the trendy new tiny homes village, meet and greet national HGTV housing renovators, furniture makers and celebrity interior designers and more.

And, be sure to check out the all-new Booher Remodeling Company’s wine bar!

Get tickets online here. Adults (at the door) $14; Adults (online only) $12; Children (Ages 6-12) $3; Children (Ages 5 & Under) FREE.

Have fun at the Home Show!


The Home Show is Back!

Mark your calendars for a retreat from the winter cold this year at the Indianapolis Home Show! The home show runs January 19th through the 28th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.





Get inspired for your home projects! The show features this year’s latest and greatest home trends, green thumb experts and ideas, beautiful gardens, a centerpiece home by Fischer Homes, tiny homes, national HGTV housing renovators, furniture makers and celebrities and interior designers and more.

Shop for new furniture ideas, visit the vast gardens for green inspiration, check out the featured guest speakers on stage, check out the tiny home village, New this year: the Booher Remodeling Company’s wine bar!

Get tickets online here. Adults (at the door) $14; Adults (online only) $12; Children (Ages 6-12) $3; Children (Ages 5 & Under) FREE.

Color of the Year: Ultra Violet!

Each year the Pantone Color Institute announces its Color of the Year. The 2018 color is Ultra Violet!


How does this impact your home? Think accent pillows, florals, tapestries and more.

According to Pantone, “In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.”

In addition to Ultra Violet, Pantone has announced that a ‘new, exciting spectrum of colors’ will make their way into interior design and styling. These playful colors can transform spaces, including children’s rooms, into a bright play to call home.


Have fun with this 2018 color palette with a new front door color pop, soft throws, pillows, wall art and beyond.

Get inspired for an amazing 2018 with these “lollipop” colors!


Check out the Chinese Lantern Festival!

Now through January 7th, visit the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival! You won’t want to miss this colorful and entertaining event.


Enjoy 33 sets of giant-sized lantern displays featuring LED lights are handmade and custom built by Chinese artisans. Learn about Chinese traditions and ancient culture while walking through the interactive displays.

Some highlights: a 100-foot long Chinese dragon, a 30-foot tall Chinese arch, performances by acrobats, traditional Chinese cuisines, artisan demonstrations and souvenirs.

Performance Times: Sunday through Thursday: 6:30p and 8p; Friday and Saturday: 6:30p 8p and 9p.

The event is from 5:30p to 10p daily. Tickets are available online or at the door: $15, adult; $12, seniors 65+ and military; $10, child; free, children four and under. Parking is $5.

Winter Wonderland in Fishers: Nov. 30.

The annual holiday lighting ceremony in Fishers is taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, November 30th.

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Join fellow Fishers residents, neighbors, family and friends at Central Green in front of City Hall for the lighting ceremony. The NPD Amp is currently under construction so the lights will be shifted accordingly. 

Enjoy ice sculptures on display, hot cocoa and cookies, food by 5280 Bistro and live music by Dave and Rae.

Not only will Winter Wonderland occupy the NPD area but it will also stretch along 116th Street  to nearby businesses making for a festive downtown.

Get in the holiday spirit with this annual event!


Shop Local: Christmas Tree Traditions.

It’s that time of year to deck the halls with holiday trimmings. If you’re looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree, local tree farms are the way to go!


Here are a few places to consider:

Lost Forty Tree Farm: 4499 N 400 E, Greenfield  Cut down your own tree! The trees are all grown on the farm and include pines, firs and spruce.

Piney Acres: 1115 E 1000 N, Fortville  Cut your own tree or choose from freshly-cut Firs. Also enjoy the Christmas shop, as well as a variety of garland, wreaths, and more.

Sambol’s Tree Farm: 7783 N SR 9, Fortville  What was once an abandoned corn field is now a tree farm. Cut your own Christmas tree!

Watts Christmas Tree Farm: 165 W. Sycamore Street, Zionsville  Trees featured include firs and pines.

Spencer Farm: 7177 E. 161st Street, Noblesville  Trees featured include Blue Spruce and a variety of Firs.

Stoneycreek Farm: 11366 SR 38E, Noblesville  Take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas tree including Canaan Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Norway Spruces. The Greenhouse features freshly-cut Fraser Fir trees, fresh wreaths, garland, kissing balls, and poinsettias.

Have fun making Christmas traditions with your family! Happy holidays from my home to yours.



Small Business Saturday: Shop Local.

As you’re recovering from Thanksgiving and kicking today off with Black Friday, remember to shop local tomorrow for Small Business Saturday!


Skip the big box stores and online chains…check out local  bricks and mortar shops in Hamilton County to support small businesses in our community.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, give your holiday dollars to those who need it in our community by shopping at small businesses. Check off the holiday lists and continue to help our local economy thrive.

Happy holiday season! #shopsmall