It’s Highway 38 Garage Sale Weekend!

Oh, the trash-to-treasure, bargain hunter, find-what-you’ve-been-looking-for event we love each year has arrived!

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Today kicks off the annual Highway 38 Garage Sale, where roadsides 40 miles from Noblesville to New Castle, are dotted with sales. 

Come out to shop the yard sales in town and throughout, as well as support our local stores, eateries and businesses this weekend! Shop from dawn to dusk…finding treasures for your home!

The Fifty-K Giveaway Winner Is Announced!

Kindergarten teacher, Susan Beran, has 50,000 more reasons to love her Keller Williams real estate agent.

Susan was the winner of $50,000 mobile app giveaway to allow her to move into the home of her dreams!

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It’s Almost Egg Hunt Time!

One of the fun traditions for our kiddos around the Easter holiday is to hunt for eggs.

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This year’s annual Pendleton community easter egg hunt in Falls Park will be Saturday, April 19th starting at 10am. This year’s hunt is said to be bigger and better than ever!

In addition to the annual egg hunt which is separated into three ages: toddler, preschool and elementary, families and children can enjoy bounce houses, games, prizes, crafts, gift bags. The Easter Bunny himself will also be on hand for a photo in the park!

This year the Easter Egg Hunt is brought to you by Catalyst Church, First United Methodist Church, Pendleton Christian Church and Pendleton YMCA. If inclement weather occurs, this event will be relocated to the Pendleton YMCA.

Come out and take part in this family-friendly annual event that makes our little town so fun!

Shake Off Winter. Here Are Some Spring Cleaning Tips.

Spring is OFFICIALLY here, so make use of this time to get your home back into the spirit of warmer weather.

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Here are some Spring cleaning tips:

Pack up winter gear. Stow the winter sleds, shovels, snow blowers, heavy coats and hats in an area of your home or garage that is out of the way. Make space for warm-weather supplies.

Say goodbye to closet clutter. Donate winter clothing you didn’t wear all season to charity.

Raid the pantry. Take a look at your kitchen pantry (and refrigerator) and toss any foods that have expired. Give a good soap and water cleaning to the shelves.

Rid of the dust bunnies. Replace and/or clean the filters in your vacuum, heating and cooling systems, water purification systems and such.

Give a breath of fresh air. Strip the beds of their coverings, wash comforters, sheets, blankets and throws that you’ve been hibernating with all winter long.

Brighten your windows. Launder your curtains, dust the shades and wash the windows (both inside and out) to allow the Spring sunshine to make its way inside your home.

Share good books. If you’ve snuggled with good books all winter, donate those to the library or other local businesses to enjoy. Or, start a book share club on Facebook and share books among your friends to recycle reading materials.

Make a clean sweep. Get out the rakes, brooms, dust pans and oversized trash bags. Put some elbow grease into the yard and garage to clean up fallen leaves, trash that’s blown around during the winter and salt and grime that has settled in your driveway and garage from the rough winter.

So, shake off old man Winter and get out there and enjoy Spring cleaning your home!

Get Inspired For Your Spring Projects!

Ready to shake off winter…even just for a few hours? Well, you can at The Indiana Flower & Patio Show, which features over 40 extravagant showcase and exhibitor gardens crafted by Indiana’s premier landscapers, hundreds of outdoor living experts, and thousands of ideas to get your spring project inspiration.

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This event takes place at the Indiana State Fair Grounds and is Indiana’s premier outdoor living show, and while flowers and patios are at the core of what is featured, you will also find over 400 outdoor living exhibitors for decks, hot tubs, grills, outdoor kitchens and furniture, pools, water features, potted plants, tools, pools, patio pavers, ‘green’ products, yard art and more. Click here for more information on the exhibitors and sponsors.

The show opens March 8th and runs through the 16th. Monday through Wednesday the hours are 10a – 7p, Thursday through Saturday, 10a – 9p and Sunday 10a – 5p. Admission is $13, and children 12 and under are free. Click here for an online coupon to save $3 off one general admission ticket. Also, there is a $5 facility charge per vehicle that you pay upon entering the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Get inspired for your list of spring projects!

It’s A Midwinter Night’s Dream.

It’s that time of year again! The 7th annual Outfitters Gala brings the phantom to the gala. The benefit will take place March 1st from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Homestretch Club at Hoosier Park in Anderson.

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You can click here to register for this wonderful event. Tickets are $50 per person. It is said that you’ll feel as though you’re walking through the doors at the majestic Paris Opera House upon your arrival.

Outfitters goal for this annual event is to raise $50,000. At the event you can participate in a dessert auction featuring tasty treats from restaurants and bakeries in Central Indiana, buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a diamond, take part in silent and live auctions, enjoy an incredible dinner and dancing.

Outfitters is a nonprofit organization that provides new and quality used clothing to economically disadvantaged children in South Madison County.

Get Your Home Show On.

Bust out of the winter blues boredom and head to the State Fair Grounds for the 2014 Indianapolis Home Show.

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This year’s home show debuts Friday, January 24th and runs through Sunday, February 2nd.

Get inspired to kick off some interior design and renovation projects, soak in the sights of summer with lush landscaping in several areas of the show and even tour the centerpiece home within the show!

Opening day, Friday the 24th, is Hero Day…paying tribute to our heroes. And, all military personnel and veterans, police and fire department staff enjoy FREE admission all day Friday! Tuesday, January 28th is Senior Day. Ages 65+ can enjoy half off admission price! (Valid ID required to receive discounts for these special days)

The centerpiece home, by Fischer Homes, is a two-story, featuring four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and boasts 4,000 square feet of living space. Want to get some home decorating ideas? This home has been beautifully decorated in what has been called a “Fresh Urban” theme.

Want to feel a bit of spring and summer out of this winter weather? The Home Show has an exhibit called “Greenery Galore!” which features 25,000 square feet devoted to landscaping and garden (located in the West Pavilion). Give your winter blahs a shove off with beautiful floral variations from roses and lilies to dahlias and jasmines.

Enjoy the Butterfly House, which will not only include beautiful butterflies to give us hope for summertime, but will also be regulated at a balmy 80 degrees!

Many celebrity guests and experts will be on hand. Kevin O’Connor, who is currently hosting DIY Network’s series This New House, will be at the show on Saturday the 25th. HGTV’s Kimberly Lace and Todd Davis will also be in attendance as well as guest chefs, gardeners, TV hosts and personalities. Click here for the schedule on celebrities and experts at the show.

Hours are 11 to 9 on weekdays, 10 to 9 on Saturdays and 10 to 6 Sundays. Adult tickets are $13 (or earn a $2 discount when you purchase tickets online) and $3 for children ages six to twelve. Click here to visit the 2014 Indianapolis Home Show website for all kinds of details on this annual event to get you inspired in and around your home!