Visit the 8th Largest Encyclopedia Art Museum in the U.S. - Indianapolis Museum of Art

I’m rounding out our museum tour of Indianapolis with the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Ranked as the #1 Thing to Do in Indianapolis, according to Trip Advisor, we were fortunate to spend another quiet weekday roaming the spaces in this free art museum....more

What’s So Amazing About the Largest Children’s Museum in the World?

Years ago Parents Magazine featured an article of their top ten children’s museums in the U.S. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis ranked #1 on the list. (It’s still ranked #1 on their website.) At an impressive 365,000 square feet of gallery space, it’s also the world’s largest children’s museum, giving families plenty of space to roam, unlike other children’s museums....more

TRAVEL: Chagrin Falls, Home of Calvin and Hobbes & Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

We’ve exposed our children to the artsand sciences in Cleveland, and then some military history aboard the William G. Mather Steamship....more
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TRAVEL: Photos of Fabulous Food (and Shopping) in Cleveland, OH

I can’t even begin to tell you about Cleveland’s a-w-e-s-o-m-e food scene. If West Side Market’s ethnic and fresh food scene is any indication of its excellent food quality, then you’ll be drooling over the delicious dishes shown here....more

TRAVEL to Cleveland’s Famous West Side Market

Museums are fun, but sometimes you need a little variety when traveling. On our last official day, we decided to take a morning stroll to Cleveland’s oldest indoor and outdoor public market, West Side Market. But it wasn’t always called the West Side Market; it had a different name back the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Two former businessmen, Josiah Barner and Richard Lord, donated land to open this famous market back in 1840....more

Six Different Styles of Camping

Do you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? Communing with nature and creation in any climate situation?...more

How to Dress a Crate & Barrel Basque Dining Chair

Many, many months ago, we purchased a lovely mango wood dining table and chair set. Mango wood is a soft wood, which if you have children who love to play rough will leave a love mark on the wood…forever. I know with young children it’s inevitable, but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t try to make beautiful yet versatile chair covers to meet the needs of a busy family....more

History of Moroccan Inspired Design and Pillow Tutorial

I adore remnant fabrics, and a few months ago, I came across two remnant fabric pieces, a mustard yellow and modern gray geometric print at Jo-Ann’s Fabric Store....more

TRAVEL: Cleveland Museum of Art

What do families who live in the Midwest and on the east coast do when they want to meet but don’t want to sacrifice ten hours in the car to visit one another? You try to meet in the middle. For us, that meant visiting Cleveland, Ohio.Cleveland? What can you do in Cleveland?Prior to our trip, we hadn’t spent much time researching about Cleveland, but a friend who now calls Cleveland home recommended a long list of things to do and places to eat.What was on the top of her list? The Cleveland Museum of Art....more

TRAVEL: A Day Out With Thomas Event at Greenfield Village

Can anyone tell me if there is a toddler who doesn’t love Thomas? (Not me, but you never know.)...more