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Serving Carmel, IN

Molly Pearcy

Mom with a passion for helping my community and making the changes I want to see happen in our world.
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Adventure Girls! Crafts and Activities
Activity Books
My daughter was gifted this book during the peak of quarantine last spring. It was a life saver! Full of fun and educational activities it kept us inspired to explore. Covering subjects such as how to read a map, learning to predict the weather, stargazing, gardening, being a good citizen, 10 inspiring adventurous women through history and a plethora of crafts it's sure to keep your kiddo busy. I would strongly recommend this book for any adventurous little lady (or little dude)!
Ajmyonsp Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Roasting Sticks
Can you have a fire without making s'mores? Not in this house. The Ajmyonsp marshmallow roasting sticks are great for making roasted marshmallows in our fire pit. They are easy to clean and store. They are also compact which makes them easy to pack for camping.
Alphabet Bingo
Alphabet Bingo is a fun game to help introduce letters to your little one.
American Cream Shower Gel
Skin Care
American Cream shower gel has a light refreshing scent. It makes my skin so soft !
Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Tight
I love Salutation Stash Pocket II Tight by Athleta. Perfect for exercising or running errands. Plus pockets!
Baby Jogger City Mini 2
When our us son was born my parents gifted us the Baby Jogger City Mini 2. It has been awesome! We have had to it almost ten years with two kids and it has held up incredibly well. It's never lost it's turn radius, torn or needed a piece replaced. We have taken it everywhere! Planes, Disney, the zoo, museums, D.C., Chicago, Denver and NYC the Baby Jogger City Mini has been reliable through it all! Everyone I know who is expecting I recommend this stroller!
One of my kids favorite games to play. They enjoy coming up with new strategies to try to keep their ships safe and for sinking their siblings ships. It is one of the most played games in our house.
Beirui Personalized Dog Collar With Name Plate
Dog Collar
With lots of fun patterns to pick from the Beirui Personalized Collar has something that fits any dogs personality. I love the personalized plate that allows you to put all the important contact information on your dog to get them home safely. The collars hold up to daily wear and tear very well. They are also easily cleaned in the washing machine.
Big Joe Pool Toys
Pool Toy
My kids love the Big Joe Mesh Pool Petz. We have the hippo and alligator. They lasted through summer 2020 and I hope they will hold up through this pool season as well.
Subscription Boxes
Birchbox is a fun monthly subscription box. They send you beauty product samples every month. Samples include make-up, shampoo, cleaners, moisturizers along with other products you didn't even know you needed in your life. When you sign up you can customize what you are most interested in. I received it as a birthday gift and have given it as a gift several times. It's always a hit!
Bissell Crosswave
Vacuum Cleaner
The Bissell Crosswave is my go to for a quick clean up. Perfect for spot cleaning or cleaning the whole kitchen the Bissell gets the job done. Picks up dog fur, grass, dust and dirt while mopping up any spills or spots on the floor. Great for when there is a spill and I don't want to break out the big vacuum.
Black & Decker Matrix Cordless Drill
The Black & Decker Matrix Drill is a really nice cordless drill for all your home projects. It has a great battery that lasts through out several uses. The Matrix Drill is a very handy tool to have in your home.
Bloch Women's Warm Up Boot/Slipper
My feet are always cold. I have tried just about every slipper on the market with little luck. Until I found these! They keep my feet toasty warm all day no matter what the temperature is. I could not get through winter without them. The Bloch slippers are also great for camping and keeping your feet warm in your tent. My family affectionately call them my Frankenstein feet. Love these slippers!
Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher
Excellent dishwasher. It is whisper quiet and I love the top rack for small items. Also, it includes a airdry feature that pops open the dishwasher after the cycle is complete to allow steam to escape to dry the dishes quicker.
Bosch Dishwasher
We had a Bosch installed last year and it's been great. Super quiet plus I love the cutlery rack at the top. The cutlery rack is really helpful for small items like sippy cup lids or small water bottle parts.
Britax Grow with you Clicktight Car Seat
Car Seat
My kids are on the bigger size for their age so I was looking for a heavy duty car seat that kept them in a three point harness for as long as possible. The Britax Grow With You is it! Heavy duty but easy to use and adjust. Britax Grow With You car seat has been an excellent car seat for both of my kids.
Buff City Soap Laundry Soap
Laundry Detergent
Free of harsh chemicals, detergents, and preservatives this is a perfect laundry detergent for my family members with sensitive skin. The soap is made with 100 % coconut oil, citric acid, washing powder, essential oils and/or phthalate and paraben free fragrances. A little bit goes a long way to get our clothes clean and smelling sensational. My personal favorite scent is Sunshine! Additionally if you bring back your empty container to Buff City Soaps they will give you a dollar off your next purchase and recycle the container.
Butfulake Stereo Gaming Headset
Once my kids went virtual for school they needed headphones for their computers. The Butfulake were the exactly what we needed. They are easy to use and comfortable.
Celersport Ankle Athletic Running Socks
Celersport Ankle socks are my go-to for running socks. They are thick and cushiony with extra padding on the back of the heel. Plus they stay put! No slipping down or sliding around while out on a run. They hold up incredibly well wash after wash. I am on my second set and can't imagine buying any other running sock.
Climsland 3-Light Vanity Light
Our half bath was in desperate need for an update! The Climsland 3-Light Vanity light was just the update we needed. I love the light it provides for the room.
Clue Junior
My six year old daughter loves a good mystery! Clue junior is a fun detective game were the players try to figure out which suspect broke a toy rather than a murder like in the original Clue board game. Perfect mystery game for a young detective!
Completing the Puzzle
Completing the Puzzle is a wonderful service for any puzzle lover! This subscription service allows you to choose puzzles based on your skill level and style you prefer. The puzzle is mailed to you with return packaging so once you have completed the puzzle you can return it and they send you a new one. My puzzle loving family members love it!
Corkcicle Classic Canteen
Water Bottle
The Corkcicle Canteen is a lovely water bottle. It keeps cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot for several hours. The canteen is perfect for picnics or travel.
Craftsman V20 Cordless Hammar Drill
Heavy duty cordless drill that is capable of completing tough jobs. It comes with two rechargeable batteries which is extremely handy.
Crate&Kids Adventure Playhouse
Outdoor Playset
Grandma and Grandpa gifted one of these to my kids several years ago. It is still a go to for fort building or a temporary playhouse in the backyard. Sturdy and easy to store it is a great playhouse for little ones!
Crazy Forts Construction Toy
Crazy Forts is a fun and easy set that helps your child develop their own unique blanket fort. You are able to build several different structures from igloos, rocket ships or castles. My kids have spent many rainy and snowy days building their own little kingdoms with this set.
Creative Kids Air Dry Clay Modeling Crafts Kit
The Creative Kids Dry Clay Crafts Kit is hours of fun! A perfect rainy day activity the soft and easy to use clay can be made into anything. The kit comes with sculpting tools, googly eyes, keychain rings and sealable baggies for storage for when art time is over.
Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor
Food Processor
Definitely one of my must have kitchen appliances. I have used it regularly for years without any performance issues. Helps cut way down on the amount of chopping I need to do for several recipes.
Cuisinart Dcc-3200p1 Perfectemp Coffee Maker
Coffee Maker
I like this coffee maker so much that we are on our second one! I love the timer feature. I can set it up the evening before and when I get up in the morning a hot cup of coffee waiting for me.
Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer
The Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer is a nice juicer for the price. It does a great job with fruit but like others have stated it does not do as well with leafy greens.
Cuisinart Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler
Toaster Oven
Nice toaster and extra small oven.
Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor
Food Processor
The Cuisinart Mini is perfect for a budding chef with a small space to work in. Nice for smoothies, chopping veggies or prepping sauces.
Cuisinart Smart Stick 2 Speed Hand Blender
I love this hand blender! I use it for soups, sauces and smoothies. Very easy to use and the blending shaft is dishwasher safe.
Dapper Gents Red Velvet Collar With Bow Tie
Dog Collar
Want to have the most dapper pup on the block? Look no further than the Dapper Gents Red Velvet collar with Bow Tie. The collar is beautiful with a smart bow tie to make your dog feel extra special! They some in several bright fun colors. It fits great and is machine washable. My dog gets compliments on hers everywhere we go!
Dark Lightning Water Wings
Pool Toy
When my children were smaller we never went to the pool or the lake without their Dark Lightning Water Wings. The wings have a chest vest that is adjustable to make sure it is snug around your little ones and arm wings that sit on their upper arms. The arm wings are attached to the chest vest so you don't need to worry about the wings slipping off their arms. The water wings made swimming safe and fun for all of us. They come in lots of fun and colorful patterns!
Dash Dual Citrus Juicer
Citrus Juicer
The Dash Dual Citrus Juicer is a handy little juicer. It's smaller so it works well for small citrus juice projects. I use it when I need citrus juices for recipes, such as lemon bars or margaritas! It's easy to store and clean.
Dressy Daisy Girls' 3pcs Mermaid Tail Swimwear
Childrens Clothing
My daughter wants to be a mermaid and Dressy Daisy Mermaid Tail lets her pretend she's one all day! She received this set as a gift last year for her birthday and absolutely loves it! She wears the tail every time we go swimming. I will add that she is a very strong swimmer but we still never let her use it unsupervised. It is not suitable for a child who is just learning to swim.
Dry Kids Waterproof Rainsuit
Childrens Clothing
My kiddo had the Dry Kids mud suit for her outdoor preschool. It held up great and kept her dry!
Durabold Parabolic Electric Dish Heater
I purchased two of these so we could continue our socially distanced cocktail hours on the screened in porch with friends once the weather turned chilly. These heaters work well and while they do not heat up the whole porch they do keep individuals comfortable.
Dynatrap 1/2 Acre Insect Trap
Mosquito Trap
Our home sits on a wooded lot which is great for a shady, relaxing backyard and but unfortunately it is also a nice spot for mosquitos to live. The Dynatrap has made a big difference in our yard. It doesn't use pesticide which I love. It does need to run for a few days to see a difference but the results are worth it. It will also attract moths which has helped my veggie garden as well.
Dyson Ball Animal 2
Vacuum Cleaner
We have had the Dyson Ball Animal 2 for three years and we have been very happy with it. We have a large chocolate lab and white carpet so a vacuum that can keep up with her shedding is a must. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 does an exceptional job getting all her fur off the carpet. It maneuvers very easily making it ideal for around furniture. The Dyson has maintained suction and continues to do a great job keeping our carpet clean. I also love the attachments that come with the vacuum. I particularly like the Tangle Free Turbine for my stairs!
Elenco Snap Circuits Jr.
Snap Circuit Jr. is a great way to introduce your young engineer to electronic circuit projects. Both my kids enjoy experimenting with the circuits they can build with this kit. Plus there are great expansion packs for when they have mastered all the original projects.
Feed Market Tote
Tote Bags
Great tote for the farmer's market or anywhere you want to use a reusable bag. Very well made and durable. Plus by purchasing this tote the company provides 50 meals for school children around the world and in the United States.
Fisher Price Think and Learn Code a Pillar
My son was gifted Code a Pillar and it has entertained him and his younger sister for hours. Perfect way to introduce simple coding and problem solving for ages 3-6 years old.
Fitfort Resistance Bands
Exercise Equipment
I have Fitfort Resistance Bands which I have been very happy with. They stay put during my workout unlike the last set I owned. I found them on Amazon.
Fluellen Ladder Back Side Chair
Patio Furniture
The Fluellen Ladder Back Chairs are the perfect fit for our screened porch. Made out of commercial grade resin polypropylene they are sturdy yet lightweight. Easy to clean for all those outdoor art projects or meals—they are very family friendly. The chairs are also stackable for easy storage during the winter months.
Pet Grooming Supplies
The FURminator is great! It is a huge help with my chocolate labs shedding.
Garden Treasures Fire Pit
Fire Pit
The Garden Treasures Fire Pit is a nice sized fire bit for the backyard. Great for impromptu marshmallow roasts!
Gel Eye Mask With Eye Holes
Sleep Mask
I purchased the Gel Eye Mask to help with headaches. I like to keep it in the fridge so when I need it the mask is nice and cool. The mask does help when my head hurts and for a bonus lessens any swelling under my eyes. It is also easy to clean.
Goodreads is a must have app for any devoted reader!
Goody King Flower Craft Kit
Art Supplies
My six year old daughter loves crafts! The Goody King Flower Craft Kit was a perfect fit for her. She loved getting creative while putting together the flowers. It also contains a vase to decorate. I loved that it was easy enough for her to do with little to no adult help.
Greenways Antibacterial Hand Soap
Hand Soap
Greenways Antibacterial hand soap is sulfate, paraben, phthalates and artificial coloring free. It comes in several lovely scents or scent free. Perfect for families with sensitive skin.
Gusodor Bicycle Repair Bag
Bike Bag
The Gusodor Bicycle Repair Bag is a handy little repair kit to have for emergencies. The repair kit comes with a small pump, crow bar, patch kit and key wrenches. It will help you make a quick fix so you can finish your ride.
Hannah Anderson Childrens Long John Pajamas
Childrens Clothing
Hannah Anderson Long John Pajamas are soft, warm and have adorable prints. They are very well made and get softer each wash.
Heat Holders
Heat Holders do just what they say, they keep you warm! I have two pairs of their socks and have been thrilled with them. They are perfect for long hikes in the cold or just to keep your feet warm while you watch a movie at home.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch
Acne Care
I was very skeptical of this product but decided to give it a chance. I was very impressed how quickly these worked! I placed it on an pimple before bed and by the next morning it was almost completely gone. After a second use the pimple was no more. I have used it several more times with the same results. Definitely give these a try!
Hoot Owl Hoot
Hoot Owl Hoot! is a family favorite for game night! The object of the game is to work together to get all the baby owls home before the sun comes up. Great game that encourages team work and cooperation.
Ikea Borrby Lantern
The Ikea Borrby Lantern is a versatile indoor/outdoor lantern. The lanterns are sturdy with clean, elegant lines. I love to have them on my front porch as part of my holiday décor in the fall and winter. They are the perfect final touch to bring a space together.
Ikea Jutholmen 3-Seat Outdoor Modular Sofa
Patio Furniture
The Jutholemen 3-Seat Sofa is a perfect fit for our screened in porch. It fits three adults or two adults and two little kids! The sofa has become a favorite spot at the end of the day to read, talk or just relax together before bed. It easily cleans off with a wet cloth and all the cushions are slip covered for easy washing.
Ikea Pahl Desk
We bought both of our kids the Ikea PAHL desk. The desk height is adjustable which has come in very handy. Perfect spot to do art, homework or play on their computers. It also has a nice spot to store computer wires and the top is easy to keep clean.
Ikea Stora Loft Bed
Bed Frame
We wanted loft beds for our kids that were sturdy, safe and not to expensive because we know our kids will grow out of them in a few years. These are perfect! The lofts did take some time to get together but once they were completed they work wonderfully. The kids love them!
Ikea Tjusig Hanger
I needed a simple and child friendly way to store all of my daughters dress up clothes. The Ikea Tjusig Hanger is a perfect fit. She can easily access all her dress ups with this handy hook system. Plus it makes cleaning up her dress ups a breeze for her!
Ilive Waterproof Wireless Speaker
Smart Speaker
The Easter Bunny slipped these speakers into my kids Easter baskets. They are the perfect for my kids love of music and audio books. The speakers connect with Bluetooth to their smartphones but the phones do not have to be in their rooms. Perfect for using the phones for music and audio books without the temptation of using their screens!
Inspiring Fun Amazing Spa Kit
Bath Bombs & Salts
With the Amazing Spa Kit your kiddo can make their own soaps and bath bombs. The set also comes with cute gift boxes for your amazing new creations. The kit is a great rainy or snow day activity. We used the set to make soaps as gifts for the grandparents!
Instant Vortex Air Fryer Oven
Air Fryer
I received the Instant Vortex Plus air Fryer as a gift. I probably would have never bought one on my own but now I don't think I could live without it! I use it at least once a week. It makes great chicken wings, pork chops, fish, veggies and just about everything I've tried. The Vortex is easy to use and the trays are dishwasher safe.
Jan Marini Bioclear Face Cream
The Jan Marini Skin Bioglycolic Face Cream has been a real game changer for me. I have been battling hyperpigmentation for a while and was not able to find anything that helped until I started using this. The results were not overnight but after six months of use I can see a huge difference. The cleanser also makes my skin feel soft and clean without drying it out.
Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser
Facial Cleanser
I have been pleasantly surprised by this facial cleanser. When it was recommended to me I was battling hyperpigmentation. Since I have started using it I have seen a noticable change in my skin.
Josune Wooden Dining Table
Spring and summer time is outdoor dining time. The Josune Wooden Dining Table is a sturdy wooden table that can easily seat up to six. The wooden table can get wet during spring and summer storms with no ill effects. It is perfect for hosting friends over for dinner or for just your family. The table is also very easy to clean so there is nothing left behind to tempt critters to try and invade your porch.
Kavu Mini Rope Bag
Hiking Backpacks
Whether I am taking the kids to the zoo or hiking along the Lake Michigan the Kavu Rope Sling Crossbody Bag keeps everything I need at close at hand. It is comfortable to wear with it's cross body design. There are several pockets that give you a place for sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles, or anything else you need. I have had mine for years with lots of use and it has held up incredibly well.
Kbs Bread Maker
Bread Maker
The KBS Bread Maker is a great bread maker for a first timer like me. Easy to use with great results each time.
Keen Women's Newport H2 Sandal
We love Keens! We need water shoes every summer because Lake Michigan can have a very rocky bottom. Keens have a tough sole that protect the bottom of your feet. They are also very easy for my kids to get on and off by themselves. Keens are a little more expensive but when I have purchased cheaper brands the shoes start to fall apart before the summer is over.
Kirkland Signature 42" Round Dog Bed
Pet Bed
I love my dog but I hate stinky dog beds! That's is why I love the Kirkland Round Dog Bed. It has an easily removable cover that makes washing it easy and convenient. The inner bed is also machine washable as long as you have a large capacity washing machine. It is the perfect size for our chocolate lab. At this point I have bought one for her for every floor of our house!
Kitchenaid All Purpose Shears
Shears are the essential tool in the kitchen that don't get enough love. I could not complete any of my cooking projects without these scissors. I can not recommend these enough! I use them for just about everything from opening packages to removing chicken skins. They are dishwasher safe and stay sharp after years of use.
KitchenAid Mixer
The KitchenAid Mixer is a great stand mixer. I have had mine for ten years and it still runs great.
Kong - Goodie Bone
Dog Toy
My large chocolate lab loves, loves, loves to chew! Kong Goodie Bone has been a wonderful toy for her. She has had it for a year and it has held up better then any other chewy toy she has had. On either end of the bone there are compartments where you can hide treats. I like to fill those, cover the opening with peanut butter and freeze it. It provides a fun distraction for her when we won't be home for a long period of time.
Kong Tires
Dog Toy
If you have a large dog that loves to chew the Kong Tire is a chew toy for your pup. Strong and durable my lab has had hers for several years. It also doubles as a fetch and a tug of war toy in our house.
LandsEnd Canvas Tote Bag
Tote Bags
The perfect beach or pool bag. The bag is just as described, extra large! With a large main compartment lined with smaller pockets on the sides there is a place for everything. Plenty of space for towels, dry clothes, pool or beach toys and snacks.
Spring has sprung and it's time to take care of our lawns! LawnStarter is a app and website that allows you to get quotes for lawn services from several lawn care companies from the Indianapolis area. The app includes mowing, fertilizing and any other lawn service you may need. You use the app to schedule your services for as often as you need them.
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
A fun STEM activity that my kids spend hours playing with.
Leesa Hybrid
We have a Leesa California king and love it! We like it so much bought one for my parents house for when we visit them.
Lego Star Wars: the Mandalorian the Razor Crest
My nine year old received the Mandalorian Razor Crest Lego set as a holiday gift. He absolutely loves it! As always with Lego the instructions were easy to follow. When he is not playing Mandalorian with the ship it is proudly displayed on his shelf. Plus Lego Baby Yoda, so cute!
Libby is a must have app for an avid reader! I use it to download digital books to my device so I can read anywhere. It has also been great for my kids. Libby is very user friendly which allows them to browse titles on the own to find what they are interested in. The kids particularly love being able to check out audio books.
Longchamp Le Pliage Tote
Tote Bags
My go to travel purse. Big enough to get all my important items in plus any of the extra things I may need while traveling with kids. It can be washed in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and looks like new again. The purse is also lined just in case a sippy cup I have tossed in happens to leak!
Lush Cup O' Coffee
Beauty Face Masks
Great face and body exfoliant!
Lush Handy Gurugu
I use Handy Gurugu from Lush on my hands. It does wonders on my cracked, dry skin!
Lush Ocean Salt Body Scrub
Body Scrubs
I use Ocean Salt by Lush. It exfoliates gently with a lovely ocean scent.
Lusso Gear Kids Travel Tray
Lap Desk
Our family takes lots of road trips and the Lusso Kids Travel Tray is awesome! It buckles behind their car seats so it fits snuggly across their labs. A nice flat surface for drawing, puzzles or other activities to keep them busy in the car. I also like the handy pockets on the side for easy access to additional activities.
Luxe Haven Porto Tile Peel and Stick Wallpaper
We remodeled our half bathroom and I wanted to add an interesting accent wall. The Luxe Haven Porto Tile Peel and Stick Wallpaper worked perfect! It took patience to get it up but once it was done I was very happy with the results. Plus once I get tired of it I can just peel it off without damaging the wall!
Magna Tiles
Magna Tiles have stood the test of time in our playroom. After five years these tiles are still the go to building blocks my kids use for their projects. We started with one set and have since bought two more. Durable, colorful and limitless building possibilities!
Melissa & Doug Puffy Sticker Activity Books
Activity Books
The Melissa & Doug Sticker Activity Books are a perfect addition to any busy bag for a road or airplane trip. The sets come with a cute setting and lots of reusable, detailed stickers. Really cute!
Melissa & Doug Water Wow!
Activity Books
Water Wow are a mess free painting book that is great for little ones (3-6 years old). I have kept these in my pursue to entertain my children at restaurants or for road trips. The pictures dry and can be used multiple times!
Mindware Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Rails
The Q-Ba-Maze is a great toy for any kid that likes to build, take it apart and rebuild. The pieces snuggly fit together to make towers and tunnels to run the marbles through. My kids like to each build their own race track and race their marbles.
Mudpuppy Arctic Life Search & Find Puzzle
Mudpuppy puzzles have become my six year old daughters favorite! She loves the colorful, vivid illustrations. She also loves that once she has put the puzzle together there are 40 hidden images for her to hunt down! She takes a part and completes these puzzles over and over again.
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup
Sippy Cups
Only type of sippy cup I have in my house! They are incredibly tough and mess free. Granted, if your child decides to chuck them they will splatter a bit but never a real spill. I also love how minimalist the parts of the sippy cup are. Super easy to keep clean and dishwasher safe. I had to many sippy cups end up with mold because you couldn't really clean all the special no spill parts. These crush all other sippy cups on the market.
My Tot Clock
Alarm Clock
I recommend the My Tot Clock Toddler Clock to all my friends with small children. The Tot Clock has an illuminated face that changes colors to teach your toddler about time. Blue for night, yellow for wake up, red for discipline, green for encouragement and light blue for naptime. The color changes based on the settings the parent chooses. Helped my kids learn when it was time to get up in the morning and when it was still night night time.
Mythinglogic Rolling Sports Ball Storage Cart
I love sports but I do not love basketballs, footballs and soccer balls rolling all over the garage. The Mythinglogic Rolling Cart has been a great solution. It's small enough that my kids can easily access everything but big enough to fit all their gear.
Natco Santorini Indoor/ Outdoor Geometric Coastal Area Rug
Mom always said that the rug makes the room come together. Well the same is true for your outdoor space. The Natco Indoor/Outdoor rug can handle the twists and turns of summer weather while still looking great. It dries quickly when it gets wet and is easy to clean with a vacuum or broom. It can handle foot and pet traffic without showing the mess. The Natco Indoor/Outdoor rug does not feel like an outdoor rug—it feels nice and soft under your bare summer feet.
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
If you have a kid that loves history then Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales is a great series to introduce them to. These graphic novels cover topics such as the Civil War, the Louisiana Purchase, World War I, World War II and the Donner Party. Hale's does not skip the brutality of these events but does keep it age appropriate.
National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes
National Geographic Break Open Geodes has helped my kids explore geodes from around the world. The kit comes with ten different geodes with an instructions and learning guide. A fun way to learn about minerals and geology.
Neato Robotics D4 Laser Guided Smart Vacuum
Vacuum Cleaner
The Neato D4 Vacuum is a nice little robot vacuum. It has good suction and battery life. We use it on our main floor that is mostly hard surfaces and a few area rugs. Neato's shape helps it get into tight corners. It also gets under all the furniture for an extra level of cleanliness. I love that I can simply open the app on my phone, hit go and my floors are cleaned.
Nespresso Vertuoline
Espresso Machine
The Nespresso Vertuoline is a nice little coffee maker that is easy to use. It makes a lovely cup of coffee. Mine also came with a milk frothier so I can make lattes at home!
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen is my go to daily sunscreen. It dries quickly and does not leave your skin oily.
Newhouse Lighting Led Clip on Light
I have found that the Newhouse Lighting LED Clip on Light is a nice little reading light that can be used in several locations. I have used it on my children's desks, on their lofts and even for lighting in their blanket forts. The clip is strong and sturdy and the LED light is bright. The gooseneck is handy as well so you can direct the light to where you need it.
Nike Revolution 5 Running Shoe
Running Shoes
I am on my second pair of Nike Revolution 5 Running Shoes. They provide excellent support but are still lightweight.
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for Kids
Outdoor Playset
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course is a wonderful obstacle course especially if your kids are climbers. Easy to install with several of different obstacles you can add and rearrange. Great addition to our backyard.
Nintendo Labo Variety Kit
Both my kids love to build! The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit is the perfect addition to my kids video game play. They love to putting together the different sets. They built a piano, a fishing rod and several other fun activities. The kits hold up incredibly well. This set has provided hours of fun in our house!
Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder
Protein & Smoothie Powders
I put Orgain Vanilla Protein Powder in mine and my kids fruit smoothies to add extra flavor and protein. It blends extremely well with the fruit with no aftertaste.
Oriental Furniture Green Lattice Porcelain Garden Stool
Patio Furniture
Every porch space needs a multipurpose table. The porcelain garden stool can handle several different jobs in your patio space. It can be used as a side table, plant stand or a stool. Plus, it's designed to be outdoors and can handle what mother nature throws at it. Easy to clean and lightweight it is the perfect dual purpose item for your porch. I love it’s duel functionality!
Outree Kids Pod Swing Seat
The Outree kids pod swing is a lovely kids reading nook or swing. We have used it in our basement during the winter as well as in our backyard during the summer. Great spot to curl up with a book!
Paint by Sticker Kids
Activity Books
Paint by Stickers Kids makes is a fun art project for all ages! No mess so it is perfect for a travel bag. We have used them for long car trips and plane rides.
Paper Source Mini Pocket Planner
The Mini Pocket Planner is the perfect size to throw in your bag and go!
Paperage 2-Pack Pocket Notebook
I love these little journals. They are the perfect size to carry in my purse so I can take it with me where ever I go. Great for to do lists or to write down an idea before I forget!
PAWZ Dog Boots
Dog Booties
As the snow melts and the spring rains increase our backyard becomes a muddy mess. The muddy backyard plus a Chocolate Lab is a recipe for ruined carpets. The Pawz Dog Boots have been a game changer. We have tried several other brands of dog boots for our Lab and she has managed to wiggle out of every pair except these. The boots keep her feet mud free and my carpets clean!
Exercise Bike
I will never go to the gym again! The Peloton makes fitting a workout in incredibly easy. There is an extensive list exercise programs to choose from. Whether you are looking for strength training, cardio, yoga or just a stretch you will find something for you. The bike is very user friendly and easy to figure out. Plus Peloton has several step by step videos to help you get the bike set up just right for you.
Petsafe Easy Walk Harness
Pet Harness
My chocolate lab loves her walks! Unfortunately, she loves them so much I feared for the long term health of my rotator cuff. This harness was the perfect solution. No more pulling and yanking. Plus the ability to adjust it makes it a comfortable fit for her.
Petsafe Nylon Dog Leash
Dog Leash
The Petsafe Nylon Dog Leash has been my go to brand for dog leashes for years. We've had our current one for eight years and two large dogs and it still works perfectly. Strong and durable it is a reliable leash to keep our chocolate lab safe during her walks. The clasp is well built and sturdy. It can also easily be washed in the washing machine when your outdoor adventures get messy.
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100
I have used the Phillips Sonicare Protective Clean toothbrush for years. I love how clean my teeth feel every time I use it. I have been so impressed with it I ended up purchasing this same toothbrush for both of my kids. The battery easily stays charged for over a week. It is easy to keep clean and replace the toothbrush heads when it's time to replace them. This is a great medium priced electric toothbrush.
Pj Harlow Women's Pajamas
Women's Pajamas
My favorite PJ's! So soft and cozy!
Primary Clothing
Childrens Clothing
My daughter has an amazing ability to destroy every pair of leggings we buy her. Within no time the knees have holes! That was until I discovered Primary Clothing! We have bought several pairs of leggings from them and they have held up great. They also get softer with each wash.
Ridiculous Inventions Experiment Kit
My son received this science kit as a Christmas gift. He has spent hours exploring the experiments. The set is a great hands on introduction to energy and magnetics for kids!
Roborock S4
Vacuum Cleaner
Great robot vacuum. This is the second one that I have owned and I love it! The app is super easy to use and allows you to set no-go zones for areas you don't want the vacuum to enter. Works great picking up dog fur on hard floors and carpet.
Robot Turtles Game
Robot Turtles is a board game that helps introduce the concept of software development to your children. Very easy to play for every member of the family.
Ronxs Lighter, Electric Candel Lighter
The Ronxs electric candle lighter works really well. Rechargeable it lasts for several weeks of use with one charge. Perfect accessory for anyone who likes to burn candles in their home!
I have a had a Ruggable for about two months and so far I really like it. I have mine right in front of our garage access door which is a high traffic area. So far it still looks great and held up to my two kids and lab. Mine is a darker pattern so I don't know how the lighter ones wash but mine looked like new after I washed it
Ryobi Corded Electric Snow Blower
Snow Blower
The Ryobi is the perfect fit for our driveway and walkways. It can handle large snowfalls with little effort. Easy to use. We also like that it is not gas powered like so many snow blowers are.
Samsung French Door Refrigerator
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2
Smart Watch
I never thought I would want a smart watch but after wearing the Samsung Galaxy Watch I'm sold. I am not a technology person but the Galaxy is extremely easy to figure out and use. I particular love it for my workouts.
Scotts Outdoor Cleaner
Cleaning Supplies
Winter and spring weather make for a dusty, musty porch! The first step I always take before I set up for the summer is a good cleaning. Scotts Outdoor Cleaner removes all the mess that nature has left behind. The Scotts bottle attaches right to your garden hose for an easy quick cleaning process. Simply spray on the cleaner, allow to sit and then rinse. Scotts is safe for your landscaping and works on concrete, wood, brick and siding. Scotts leaves my screened in porch refreshed and ready to decorate!
Scratch Paper Art Notes for Kids
Magical Scratch paper is a perfect busy bag addition. No need for crayons or markers kids use a stylus to scratch out pictures and designs. I always had a few sheets of scratch paper in my diaper bag for a distraction at restaurants or car trips.
Silicone Basting Pastry Brush
Basting Brush
Great pastry brushes that are all one piece! Several different sizes that work for every cooking project. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
Silky Underwear Dusting Powder Lush Cosmetics
Skin Care
Silky Underwear makes my skin smooth and soft. It also smells incredible! Silky is a great alternative to lotion during the sticky summer months.
Simple Modern Water Bottle
Water Bottle
My kids have used these. Even after daily use for over a year they have held up great! They are leak proof and insulated to keep your drink either warm or cold. They come in lots of fun colors and several different sizes. I love them!
Slm Water Bottle
Water Bottle
We like these water bottles so much every member of my family has a one. My kids have to bring a water bottle to school everyday and the SLM have been great. They don't leak and keep their water nice and cold. They come in several different sizes and styles.
Smartypants Kids Complete Vitamin Gummies
Smartypants Kids vitamins are a perfect way to get my kids to take their vitamins. My kids take them without a struggle! The vitamins are free of milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nut allergens, fish allergens, shellfish, soy, gluten and wheat which makes them great for children with allergies.
Sophie the Giraffe
When my children were teething Sophie was a life saver. I would throw her in the freezer and the cool rubber soothed their little gums. Even when they were not teething she was one of their favorite toys to play with .
Square Knife Edge Outdoor Square Throw Pillow
Patio Furniture
The perfect way to add comfort and color to your outdoor space is pillows. I love the Square Knife Edge outdoor throw pillows for our porch. These pillows add color plus dry quickly and do not get moldy when they get wet. The best things about these pillows is that they are machine washable.
SR Collagen Peptides
I have been using SR Collagen Peptides for about a year now. I like it because it had no taste and I can just put it in my coffee every morning. I can see a big difference in my nails and hair. My nails are growing so much faster and stronger! It has also improved my hairs texture and strength.
Sunormi Multi-Color Hair Clip Extensions
Hair Accessory
My six year old wanted to dye her hair pink. These hairclips were a perfect compromise. They easily clip to her ponytail to add a little color. You can also braid them into her hair for even more fun. Plus she can change her colored hair streak everyday!
Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits
I recommend Terro liquid ant bait. I once had ants in my car and the Terro ant bait got rid of them.
That Gay Guy Candle Co Candles
If you love candles you have to give That Gay Guy Candle Co a try! These candles make my whole house smell amazing. They are hand poured in small batches with funny, witty and thought provoking labels.
The Honest Company Conditioning Detangler Spray
Hair Conditioner
Lovely scent and gets all the tangles out of my little ones hair.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook, by Gina Homolka
I love this cookbook! A vast variety of recipes that taste great without all the extra calories and fat. The recipes are for any level of cooking skills.
Thug Kitchen
Thug Kitchen was the first vegetarian cookbook I ever purchased. I have no regrets! They have a variety of recipes that should satisfy any picky eaters. My family loves the Black Bean Tortas with Coconut Chipotle Mayo! Yum! The authors do use some spicy language so it may not be the vegetarian cookbook for everyone.
Trader Joe's Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats
Dog Treats
My dog loves these! I love them because I feel like they are a healthy treat for her. I also love that the only ingredient is chicken!
Trader Joe's Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies
These cute little cinnamon cookies taste great. We purchase a tub of these for road trips with our kids. When they were little I used the cookies for a fun alphabet game to entertain them during the drive. Now that they are older we use them to practice spelling and reading new words while on the road!
Trader Joe's Coconut Cashews
Trader Joe's Coconut Cashews are my go to snack when I want something sweet but filling. They have the perfect balance of sweet and salty. My kids like them so much that I have to hide them in the pantry or they will eat them all in one sitting!
Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
I finally tried Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend and I am disappointed in myself that I waited so long! It really does go great with everything. I used it on grilled salmon last night and it was absolutely delicious!
Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken
Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken is a quick and easy to prepare week night dinner. My whole family loves it!
Trader Joe's Organic Lollipops
The Trader Joe's Organic Lollipops have several flavors including Watermelon, Pomegranate, Orange, Lemon, and Raspberry. Every flavor is great! These are my go to for road trips and a fun snack for a busy day.
Trader Joe's Scandinavian Swimmers
Are you a fan of Swedish Fish? Trader Joe's Scandinavian Swimmers are the next treat you should try. These adorable sea creatures come in several yummy flavors. They are a perfect treat for any summer occasion.
Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Gnocchi is delicious! I dare say it is my favorite Trader Joe's product.
TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
Face Oil
I have been using TruSkin Vitamin C Serum for two years. I love the way it makes my skin feel! I also have some hyperpigmentation issues that it has helped with.
Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler
Eyelash Curler
I've used the Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler for years and love it!
Ubtech Jimu Robot Mythical Series
The Jimu Robot Series is a build your own robot kit that allows you to build and program your own robot. Jimu provides easy step by step instructions through their phone app to construct your creation. Once the robot is completed you can then program the robot to follow simple instructions. My nine year old loved putting this robot together and then experimenting with the coding. This kit was a huge hit and we will definitely be purchasing one again!
Under Armor Football Mouth Guard
Mouth Guard
Both my kids play flag football. We have tried several different types of mouth guards trying to find something that was comfortable. The Under Armor Mouth Guard fits both kids great and protects their teeth and lips.
I have had several water flossers over the years and Waterpik has worked very well. Waterpik has also held up longer then the other flossers I have purchased. It has never been an issue to me but it is loud when you use it.
Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill 22"
The Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill provides a great grill experience in a small package. This is a nice grill if you would like to have a grill but don't have a large outdoor space. My family has had this grill for several years and it has performed consistently well.
Wendling Steel Ladder Bookcase
Every outdoor space needs a place for storage. The ladder bookcase creates a storage space for outdoor or pet gear. The bottom shelf is large enough for a storage bin where I keep all our dogs outdoor toys and gear easily accessible. On the higher shelves, I display my plants and knick knacks. It’s also a great spot for a bluetooth speaker for a little mood music! A great bonus of this shelf is that it folds up flat for compact storage for the winter.
Williams-Sonoma Classic Apron
I'm a mess in the kitchen! The Williams-Sonoma Classic Apron has helped me at least keep my clothes clean. I love the length and the double pockets in the front. I have had several aprons but the William-Sonoma Classic has held up the best out of all of them.
Wings of Fire Book Series
My fourth grader loves this series. Immersive and thrilling your kiddo won't be able to put it down! Recommended for eight and above.
Wool Dryer Balls by Smart Sheep 6-Pack
Dryer Sheets
I use the wool dryer balls as well. They work great and last for a long time.
Yes4all Epp Exercise Foam Roller
Foam Roller
I received the Yes4all foam roller for my birthday. After several uses I am in love! Great for after a run or any high intensity workout to cool down and stretch.
YoutheFan Stainless Steel Sportula
Grill Tool
Looking for the perfect gift for the sport/grill fan in your life? The YoutheFan Stainless Steel Sportula is an awesome fit. The stainless steel grill spatula comes with your favorite teams logo on the spatula and team motto on the handle. They have teams from the NFL, NBA, NCAA, NHL and MLB. It even comes with a bottle opener on the end so there is no need to leave the grill!
Zimasilk 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
I love this pillowcase! The fabric is so soft and smooth. It stays cooler at night then the cotton pillowcases I used to use. I also notice that my long hair is not as tangled in the morning after sleeping on this pillowcase.
Zippy Paws No-Stuffing Dog Toy
Dog Toy
Stuffed toys are great until your dog eats the stuffing. The Zippy Paws are a perfect substitute. Great for fetch and tug of war the Zippy Paws makes the fun squeaky sound my dog likes but I don't have to worry about her eating the stuffing and making herself sick.

Special Occasions

10 West Restaurant & Bar
10 West is a hidden gem in Hamilton County! This restaurant is a good to for us for a date night. Lovely atmosphere with great food and cocktails. I love the sesame tuna appetizer, the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and the carrot cake!
4 Kids Books & Toys
Book Store
4 Kids Books & Toys is a fun independent children's book store. They have an excellent selection from board books to young teen titles. 4 Kids also carries a large array of toy and games.
All Things Carmel
I wanted to find something different for my kids teachers end of the year gift this year. All Things Carmel was the perfect spot. They have a wide variety of Carmel and Indiana themed gifts. All Things Carmel also features art from local artist. We found several small items that were perfect teacher gifts. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Bae Latin Food
Bae Latin Food is a favorite of my family. An extensive selection of great meals they have something for everyone. Their tacos are my personal favorite!
Bazbeaux Pizza
Bazbeaux Pizza has a pizza for everyone. They have a a huge variety of toppings that combine for delicious and unique flavors. I personally love their Genova and BBQ. Bazbeaux also serves salads, sandwiches and dessert.
Big Hoffa's Smokehouse
If you love BBQ this is the place to go! The pulled pork is amazing as is their beef brisket. Big Hoffa's has a large menu with several dishes to enjoy if you are not looking for a traditional BBQ meal. Try the Hoffnator or the El Segundo you won't be sorry!
Black Dog Books
Book Store
Black Dog Books carries used books, new titles, rare titles. and has a large children's section. The shop also has a selection of greeting cards, journals, book ends and art work. Black Dog also provides book repair.
One of the best places in Indy to eat! Named after the great author (and Indy native!) Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Bluebeard" it has a energetic atmosphere. Great cocktails, appetizers,and main dishes. Awesome spot for a date night or a friend's night!
Bonge's Tavern
Bonge's Tavern is a lovely Americana restaurant tucked away in the countryside of Hamilton County. Serving Hamilton County since 1934 this small tavern encourages their guests to tailgate in the parking lot while you wait for your table. People bring lawn chairs, tables, and coolers full of beverages and appetizers to enjoy before their meal. Bonge's menu includes shrimp and filet, pork medallions and several other delicious options. The sugar cream pie is a must! Bonge's is the perfect location for a night out with friends!
Books & Brews Carmel
Books & Brews is a wonderful spot to gather with family and friends for a good beer, delightful food and conversation. They have an awesome selection of beer. Plus the menu has something that should please everyone in your party. I also love that they provide board games for a great evening out. My favorite part of Books & Brews is their used book selection. Any book for $3.00!
Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream
Located right along the Monon Trail kin Downtown Carmel Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream is the perfect spot to stop for a family meal. They have great beef and elk burgers. Bub's also has hot dogs, chicken sandwich, mahi mahi sandwich and awesome waffle fires. Be sure to leave room for dessert! Bub's has milk shakes, brownies, pies and malts!
Buff City Soap
Buff City Soap is a fun shop for all your bathing needs! They have an array of bar soap, bath bombs, shaving bars, moisturizers and even laundry detergent. Buff City Soap has just about every scent you can imagine and unscented items for those who don't care for scented products. Several of the items in the shop are made fresh on site in the front of the shop which is a fun process to watch. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I purchased the Zombie repellent soap for my kids which was a big hit!
Cafe Patachou
Cafe Patachou is a lovely spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Their menu includes omelettes, waffles, breakfast bowls, soups, salads and sandwiches. Patachou serves great coffee along with fun cocktails that are perfect for celebrating a special occasion or just because the kids are back in school!
Classic Cakes
Wedding Planner
Classic Cakes makes delicious and beautiful cakes. They have any flavor or filling you maybe craving. I ordered my wedding cake from Classic Cakes which meet all my expectations. I have also ordered several birthday cakes from them which have all been delicious!
Crumbl Cookies
Crumbl Cookies are delicious! They have a variety of flavors for every type of sweet tooth. The cookies are big enough to share but you may not want to!
Divvy serves a large cross section of small plates or tapas. Their whole model is about trying, sharing and enjoying. The little bites allow you to try several items on their menu which is ideal because they have lots of delicious options! A great spot for a date night or a girls night out! Plus it is locate right next door to The Palladium which makes it a nice spot to grab dinner before a performance there.
Field Brewing
Field Brewing is a lovely brewery/restaurant. A big selection of beer, wine and cocktails. The food menu has something for everyone. Field Brewery has a fun outdoor area with cornhole sets which makes it a nice place for a family dinner out.
Fork and Ale House
Fork and Ale House is a family friendly spot for a fun night out. Located along the Monon trail and the Carmel Midtown Plaza they have a huge variety of beer, wine and craft cocktails. Fork and Ale offer pizza, calzones, burgers, sandwiches and salads. I personally love their brussels sprout salad and fish and chips!
Hoosier Tropical Sno
Ice Cream Shop
If you are looking for unique, fun flavored shaved ice be sure to check out Hoosier Tropical Sno. We tried them last week and will be back. My daughter had the strawberry shortcake which tasted just like a strawberry shortcake! My son got the shark bite that came with gummy sharks. A fun summer treat spot!
Indianapolis Children's Museum
The Indianapolis Children's Museum is a must see for nay family visiting the Indianapolis area! Dinosaurs, trains, space, Egypt, science and history there is something for every curious kid at every age. Wonderful exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover through experience. The Museum also includes a huge outdoor sports area for the athletes in your family!
Jack's Donuts of Carmel
Donut Shop
Jack's has become our spot for when we want to have a special treat. Their donuts are delicious and so is their coffee. We like to sample all their unique flavors along with some of their classic recipes.
Jamaican Reggae Grill
I had never had Jamaican food before and wow was I missing out! The jerk chicken and jerk pork are outstanding. You also can't go wrong with the curried goat.
Just Pop In!
Great popcorn with just about any flavor you can imagine! Their popcorn is perfect for party favors, teacher gifts or just to have around the house for movie night. Plus now they have a café with yummy sounding starters, salads, sandwiches and a wine and beer menu!
Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
Book Store
Kids Ink is a dream stop for your young reader! They carry everything from board books to young teen titles. The store frequently hosts events with children's authors such as book signings. The staff is very knowledgeable and can help you pick the perfect new adventure for your reader. Kids Ink also carries unique and fun gift ideas.
King's Orchards
Kewadin, MI
King's Orchard is an absolute gem. This family run farm has everything you need for a delicious meal straight from the farm. Their produce includes asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, apples, apricots and of course Michigan cherries! Both tart and sweet. Everything is available in their lovely market or if you are looking for a great family outing they have you pick produce. King's Orchard also carries decadent treats such as pies, donuts, cookies and other pastries. Don't skip the cinnamon swirl bread! They also carry local honey, jams, salsas, preserves and maple syrup. It is a one stop shop for all things locally grown/made!
Late Harvest Kitchen
Great food, great drinks and great service! Late Harvest Kitchen is my partner and I's first choice for date night. They have had fabulous curbside pick up meals during Covid lockdown. They even let you order their signature cocktails with your carry out! You can not go wrong with anything on the menu but the must have is their sticky toffee pudding!
Lil Bloomers - Children's Boutique
Lil Bloomers carries beautiful, unique children's clothing. Ranging in age from newborn to tween it has something for all kids. I have bought several baby shower gifts here along with several fun outfits for my daughter.
Line 11 Photography (Dave Takayoshi)
Dave has been our family photographer since our children were toddlers. He is a wonderful photographer! Dave captures our children's personalities with his photography and by doing so has provided us with keepsakes we will treasure for years to come. Even on occasions where my kiddos did not want to cooperate Dave still produces stunning photographs! I could not recommend him highly enough.
Mama Corolla's
Mama Corolla's is the best Italian place in Indy. Beautiful location with a delicious menu it is the perfect spot for a date night or a friends night out.
Matt the Miller's Tavern
Matt the Miller's is a fun restaurant with a menu to please everyone. They also have an array of beers, wine and cocktails. Matt the Miller's has capacity to seat large groups if you have a large party. They also have a nice outdoor dining area.
Midtown Plaza Carmel
Midtown Plaza is an interactive outdoor area great for kids and adults! Just off the Monon Trail Midtown is circled by several great restaurants, a brewery, coffee shop and other local businesses. There is an extensive outdoor seating area with tables, umbrellas and even firepits for chilly evenings. Midtown Plaza has outdoor pool tables, ping pong tables and of course cornhole! A great spot for a family evening of fun!
New Age People
New Age People has a nice selection of jewelry, crystals and other self healing tools. A great spot to find unique gifts. For the adventurous you can schedule a reading with one of their psychics. They also offer mediation and yoga classes.
Oberer's Flowers
My favorite florist in Hamilton County! Every arrangement I have ordered from them is fresh and beautifully out together. Their staff is friendly and extremely helpful. They also have a flower market that is open to the public! As a flower arranging novice it is an awesome place to explore to find new flowers to experiment with. I have not needed flowers for an event recently but if I did this would be the first place I would call!
Peace Water Winery
Peace Water Winery is a lovely spot to gather with friends for a nice glass of wine. Helpful and friendly staff that will help you choose the right glass (or bottle!) of wine for your visit. Their Carmel location has a cute patio to enjoy the outdoors a little bit while sip your vino!
Pierce Jewelers
Pierce Jewelers has a selection unique of handmade jewelry. My husband purchased me a pair of earrings from them for Christmas and they are absolutely beautiful. I have also had the jewelers repair an old family piece and they did a fabulous job.
Pizzology Craft Pizza + Pub
Pizzology serves unique pizzas prepared in a wood burning pizza oven. They pride themselves on using local farmers and suppliers whenever possible and the end product is delicious! Great pizzas, breadsticks, salads, pasta and dessert. The brussels sprouts pizza is my go to favorite!
Queso's Noblesville
Queso's is a family friendly Mexican bar and grill. I really enjoy their shrimp tacos and the watermelon margarita! It is the perfect meal after a hot summer day.
Rackz BBQ
Wonderful local BBQ spot! Everything every BBQ lover could want is available on their menu. Rackz has family meals or a catering menu if you are hosting a big event. Personally I love their hearty salads with pulled pork.
Rosie's Place
Rosie's is a fun spot to stop for breakfast or lunch. Their menu is based on what is seasonal but you can always count on a great cup of coffee and delicious bakery treats. I personally love their Winter Veggie hash!
Sakura Sushi Restaurant
Sakura is the best place for sushi in Indianapolis. If we are having a craving for sushi there is no other place we will go. The softshell crap is a must try!
Samanos Mexican Restaurant
Hands down the best Mexican food in Fishers! Love the salsa bar with several salsas to choose from. The Adrian burrito is my favorite. It's a burrito wrapped in bacon and it is as amazing as it sounds!
Short's Brewery
Bellaire, MI
If you are a beer lover you must stop at Short's! It has every type of beer a beer lover could ask for, all of which are brewed onsite. Their beer menu changes with the seasons to include local flavors to their brews. Not a beer lover? They also have flavorful hard seltzers. Be sure to also grab dinner with your drink. Short's has a great menu that has something to please everyone. Are you a fan of the band Ween by chance? The whole menu is Ween themed! Every item on the menu is named after a Ween song! Great place to grab a beer and dinner while visiting Northern Michigan!
Silver in the City
Silver in the City is a great shop for all your gift giving needs. They have a great selection of stationary, candles, jewelry, housewares, books and so much more. Silver in the City also carries local vendors. They are the perfect location when looking for a unique and fun gift!
Delicious casual seafood restaurant with lots of options for everyone. The Ultimate Fish Taco is outstanding as is the Fish and Chips, Clobster Grilled Cheese and the Surf n' Turf Burger. Looking for something a little lighter? The Power Bowl and Poke Bowl are loaded with fish, veggies, rice and lovely sauces. Yum!
Spencer Farm
Recreational Activities
Spencer Farm is a great local farm that has asparagus picking in the spring, berry picking in the summer, a pumpkin patch in the fall and Christmas trees in winter. My family loves this local farm! We go strawberry picking and raspberry picking here every summer. They have a charming little shop with local cheeses, meats, and other local food products. The shop also has ice cream which makes berry picking even more fun! It has become one of our favorite family traditions. We get our pumpkins from their pumpkin patch in October which includes a hayride to the patch. Another great part of Spencer's is their homemade pies! Yum!
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
Stopping for ice cream is always fun but Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream takes it to a new level. They serve ice cream and yogurt, including vegan & soy options, made to order and flash-froze. You can also choose from a variety of flavors and toppings to make your frozen treat even more unique. Then watch as the Sub Zero employee flash freezes your dessert right in front of you. My kids really enjoy watching them freeze their ice cream creations.
Sun King Brewery
Sun King Brewery also has a great location in downtown Carmel that is right along the Monon Trail. It is located at the Midtown Plaza which is an awesome spot to grab a drink outdoors! Love trying Sun Kings seasonal brews!
Taylor's Bakery
Taylor's Bakery is a family owned bakery that has been a staple of the Indy area for 108 years. They make incredible cakes, cupcakes, cookies, donuts, bread, dinner rolls and even popcorn. Taylor's can meet all your baked goods needs!
The Cake Bake
The Cake Bake serves an incredibly array of decadent cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, pies and French pastries. They also have an expansive menu for dinner or lunches that include soups, salads, quiches, sandwiches and large entrees. The décor is a little girls dream! Glitter, crystals, flowers, flowers and more flowers! The Cake Bake is a lovely spot to host a bridal shower, baby shower or a little girls birthday party!
The Escape Room Fishers
My friends and I had a couples night at the Escape Room in Fishers. We all had a great time! We all enjoyed a drink and snacks before the game started. The escape room was challenging but really fun at the same time. We all worked as a team to find and figure out all the clues. I would definitely go to the Escape Room again.
The Flying Cupcake
Yum, yum, yum! The Flying Cupcake is the place to go if you want delicious and beautiful cupcakes. They have all the classic flavors along with lots of fun and unique ones like Breakfast Club Mimosa, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Lime in the Coconut and more. You can order specially decorated cupcakes for your special event that will impress! The Flying Cupcake sells a variety of cakes and cookies too. I ordered Star Wars themed cupcakes for my sons birthday that were adorable! I was also very impressed with the Covid-19 protocols they have in place. Some of the best Covid-19 safety steps I have seen in Indy.
The Shop
The Shop is your one stop shop for all things Indiana! They have a unique selection of Indiana gifts including vintage t-shirts, hats, drinkware, stickers and much more. The Shop has fun designs you can't find anywhere else. I purchased my husband a Deer Creek t-shirt and he gets compliments every time he wears it!
The Wispy Pine Boutique
If you are looking for unique, fun and beautiful women's clothing then you must check out The Wispy Pine Boutique. They have a great selection of everyday wear and the perfect dress for a date night. Wispy Pines also carries eye catching accessories like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and belts. Very helpful and friendly staff as well!
Turn the Page
Book Store
Turn the Page is a lovely independent book store. Nestled in a small house they offer titles for adults and children. They also offer gifts, greeting cards and coffee. Turn the Page also offers online shopping so even if you can't get there in person you can still support an independent book store.
Union Brewing Company
Union Brewing Company is set right along the Monon Trail in Carmel. They have a great outdoor seating area which is the prefect spot to drink a beer while you watch the world go by or catch up with friends. Dog friendly as well so your furry buddy can join you.
Upland Brewing Company Carmel
Upland is a date night stable for us. We enjoy the expansive beer selection that has something for every beer drinker. They also have a creative dinner menu. I love their whipped feta and honey appetizer. Yum!


Allisonville Nursery
Excellent selection of both indoor and outdoor plants. Knowledgeable staff that can answer all your gardening questions.
Beck's Chimney Sweep
After a severe thunderstorm my husband and I noticed water in our built in cabinets in our family room! We had just had our roof replaced so we knew it was not the culprit. Beck's came out and inspected our fireplace to discover that it was the brick work that was letting in water. Their team had the issue resolved within the week. Great service and no more leak!
Bush Plumbing
Professional, timely and very good at what they do. Every time we have hired them they have taken the time to answer all our questions and concerns about the project. The only plumber I call!
Deer Creek Junk
Home Decor
East Jordan, MI
What can I say, I dig some funk! While setting up your outdoor space, be sure to explore local junk and vintage shops to find unique items that speak to you for your space. I was lucky enough to find two awesome vintage lawn chairs and a table at a local junk shop while visiting family in Michigan. The chairs are extremely well made with great personality. Plus, reusing old items keeps them out of landfills and reduces waste. I also found an old oil pan that I use as a candle holder on my porch. Be creative! Give that item a new purpose other than the one it was designed for. Explore vintage shops, flea markets, garage sales and antique shops to add a personal touch to your outdoor space.
Fire Dawgs Junk Removal
Junk Removal
We've hired Fire Dawgs twice. Once to remove a old sectional and the other time to have an array of random junk in our garage removed. The sectional had to be moved from our basement and they were very careful and took they time to make sure they didn't damage anything. Both times they were timely and very professional. We will definitely hire them again.
Guy Painting
Guy painting is professional and efficient. The workers were neat and did an excellent job.
Lavelle Window Washing Company
Window Washing
After a long winter my windows were an absolute mess! Lavelle Window Washing Company cleaned them inside and out. They did a fabulous job! The crew was professional, friendly and fast. I will definitely hire them again.
My Daughter's Handyman
We have hired My Daughter's Handyman twice and have been thrilled with their work. They put in a new storage space for toys in our playroom and replaced the cabinet floor under our skin after a leak. Extremely thorough they paid attention to every detail. The pricing was reasonable and when they came in under budget with the building supplies they returned the extra money to us! They even let my curious three year old help screw in a few screws. I highly recommend them for any small project you need done in your home.
Naturalawn of America
Los Angeles
NaturaLawn of America saved our backyard. Moss had completely taken over before NaturaLawn stepped in saved our grass. They are professional and the office staff is great at letting you communicating when they will be treating your yard.
Newfields - Indianapolis Museum of Art
Art Gallery
Newfields has become one of my families favorite spots to visit in Indy. The grounds are stunning no matter the season. We particularly love the Winterlights display where the outdoor area is a glow with thousands and thousands of perfectly placed holiday lights. In the spring they have an incredible tulip and spring flowers display. The art museum has several galleries that range from traditional to modern art exhibits. An absolutely love spot to spend a long day exploring.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning replaced our old furnace. The crew was timely, professional and answered all my questions. They had everything completed and running within four hours.
Providence Organic Farm, Cafe & Natural Food Market
Providence Organic Farm and Café is an absolute treasure. This family owned and run organic farm has the most delicious grown produce. My family has been a member of this cooperative farm for many years and it never fails to impress. Every week we pick up our produce box that is filled to the brim with straight from the field produce. Their market has the same amazing produce along with local meats such as pork and beef, pasta, salsa, jam , honey and anything else you maybe craving. We are also lucky enough each year to but their organic strawberries that make the best jam you have ever had hands down. Their café is the best spot to go if you are looking for a latte. Providence Farm is my favorite spot to stop and grab local produce.
Rosie's Gardens
Rosie's Gardens is your one stop shop for all your gardening needs. They have a wide variety of plants to choose from. The knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you with any questions you have about your planting plans. Rosie's also has a wide range of containers to make your garden stand out. They also carry birdbaths, garden benches, fountains and gifts. I could wonder around Rosie's for hours!
Smith Mathis
Carpet Cleaner
I have had Smith -Mathis clean my carpets several times. They do a wonderful job. They got several stains out and made our carpet look like new. Smith-Mathis also offers upholstery cleaning but I have never used that service.
Stavros Lawn Service
Stravos Lawn Service has been our go to landscaping service for years. Our lot contains several old growth trees which as you can imagine means a lot of leaves come fall. They do a great job cleaning up all the autumn debris. The flower beads are cleared along with the hard to get areas under our large pine tree. Each spring we have them edge our flowerbeds, clean out any left over leaves, trim the bushes and mulch. Every year Stravos is timely, neat, professional and leave our yard picture perfect.
The HomeWright
HomeWright helped us update our outdated family room. They completely reconfigured the space to make it a more functional space for our growing family. We replaced lighting, flooring, and had additional storage added. The owner of HomeWright, Mr. Wright, is very easy to work with. He will answer every question and concerns you have. Everything was timely, organized and meet all our expectations. I would hire them again for a home remodel project in a second!
Tide Cleaners
Dry Cleaner
I have used Tide Cleaners several times. I have always been happy with their work. I have had them dry clean clothing and upholstery with great results for both. They also offer home delivery and pick up for extra convenience.
Vine & Branch
Tree Service
We are fortunate enough to have beautiful old trees on our property. However, the old beauties do require maintenance to keep them happy and healthy. Last summer we hired Vine & Branch to trim several trees. Vine & Branch did an excellent job. They communicated what needed to be done, how it would be done and when it would be done. We were very pleased with their work. Later that summer a horrible wind storm tore through central Indiana. A huge hickory tree in our yard came crashing down on our house. Luckily no one was hurt and the house sustained little damage but now we had a giant tree to get rid of. I called Vine & Branch that night and they had a arborist come to our home that very evening. He provided us with an estimate and the tree was removed within 48 hours!
Walla Painting
We hired Walla to paint the exterior of our home. They did a wonderful job. The front office did a great job communicating when the work would begin and how long it would take. The paint crew was professional, timely, and very tidy.


Carmel Cyclery
Bike Shop
Carmel Cyclery is conveniently located right along the Monon Trail. During a family bike trip along the Monon my husbands bike tire started to lose air. Sure enough there was a small puncture in the front tire. Luckily we were close to the Carmel Cyclery! They found him a patch kit, helped him apply it and we were on our way!
Fishers YMCA
The Fishers YMCA is an ideal gym for the whole family. The facility has an extensive workout area with treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, weight machines and free weights. They also offer an array of exercise classes such as spin classes, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, weight training and several cardio options. The Fishers YMCA has a large child care facility that your little one can enjoy while you exercise that is arranged by age range. Your membership also includes access to their indoor and outdoor pools.
Gared Sports LLC
Outdoor Sports Store
Our family had a Gared basketball goal installed this summer. They were professional and very helpful. Nice basketball goal that will hold up through years of basketball fun.
Kurr Aesthetics & Med Spa
A beautiful and relaxing space that puts you instantly at ease. The estheticians are very professional and listen to your concerns. Best facial I have had in Hamilton County.
Monon Community Center
Great exercise facility with plenty of machines, weights and instructor lead classes. The Monon Center also had an indoor track and pool which are perfect for the cold Indiana winters. It also has a great child watch center for your little ones while you exercise. Wonderful family friendly outdoor waterpark during the summer months.
Motion Cycling
Bike Shop
Once upon a time we were regular mountain bikers. As anyone who mountain bikes will tell you the best way to have a successful ride is to keep your bike well maintained. We took both our bikes to Motion Cycling and we were very happy with the results. They fixed my front shock that had completely frozen up and repaired the brakes on my husbands. We will definitely take our bikes here again for tune ups.
Play It Again Sports
Outdoor Sports Store
Do you have kids that love to play sports? Or are you looking for new exercise equipment at a reasonable price? Then visit Play It Again! They have a large selection of used sports equipment, especially for your young athlete. The store also carries used bikes, new and used treadmills, weights, freebee golf disks and just about equipment for every sport you can imagine. Play It Again is my families first stop before the start of every sports season.
Rusted Moon Outfitters
Outdoor Sports Store
Rusted Moon Outfitters is a locally owned outdoor sports shop that has a knowledgeable and friendly staff. They are always able to answer your questions. The products they stock are top quality. Hiking gear, camping gear, ski gear, climbing and anything else an avid outdoors person could need. My partner and I have had our skis tuned there before several Rookie Mountain ski trips with excellent results every time.
Sol Hot Yoga Studio
Great hot yoga studio! Wonderful instructors with several different classes available through out the day.
The Woodhouse Day Spa - Carmel
The Woodhouse Day Spa is a relaxing, professional spa that has a vast menu of spa treatments. Excellent facials and massages.
The Woodhouse Day Spa - Fishers
The Woodhouse Day Spa in Fishers is a great spot to spend the day relaxing and focusing on some self care. Before your treatments you can relax in their lounge that contains large stuffed lounge chairs, a cozy fireplace, snacks and water. Their services include facials, massages, body treatments and just about any other spa treatment you could imagine!
Wishes Dance Studio
Dance Classes
My daughter really enjoyed attending dance lessons at Wishes. A huge variety of classes for all ages and skill levels. Kind and patient instructors.
Wright's Fundamentals Gymnastics Southeast




Color Me Mine
Over the years my favorite gifts from my kids have been ones that they have created themselves. Color Me Mine has been a wonderful spot to allow them to express their creativity! This lovely shop is well organized with plenty of different items to decorate. The staff is friendly and makes sure you are enjoying your experience. They also host lots of fun events for children and adults!
Conner Prairie Adeventure Day Camp
Conner Prairie Adventure Camp is a great day camp. It includes ziplining, horseback riding, crafts, hiking archery and much more. They also offer specialized camp programs like Survive the Wild and Uncover the Past. My kids look forward to it every summer!
Nature's Pointe Cooperative Preschool
Nature's Pointe Co-op Preschool was the perfect first school experience for my two children. Their learn through play philosophy allowed my children to explore, create and grow into curious little learners. The teachers are so dedicated and clearly have a passion for working with young children. Plus being a cooperative school I was able to participate in the classroom several times a month. Great program that feels more like a community than a school!
Off the Wall Sports
Off the Wall Sports is a nice indoor soccer facility. They offer adult soccer leagues, youth soccer, little kickers, and flag football. Both my kids participated in the little kickers program where they learned the basics of soccer including ball control, passing and goal tending. Off the Walls instructors are very patient and kind. They also clearly have a passion for soccer which motivates all their students. Off the Wall also has summer camps and is available for birthday parties!
Sitting Made Simple Indy
Child Care
SMS offers safe and reliable babysitters. All the sitters are background checked, CPR/ First Aid certified and have been screened by the service. They also offer before and after school care, e-learning help and summer nanny programs. Easy online booking and if for some reason your sitter can't make it a substitute is sent. Never cancel another date night!




Healthies on 96th
Juice Bar
I'm always looking for new and tasty treats. Healthies on 96th's menu includes gourmet protein shakes and energizing teas. You can choose from four different combos that include protein shakes, teas, or energy bombs. Their protein shakes have fun flavors like blueberry muffin, smores and brownie batter. The teas flavors include raspberry, lemon, chai and several others. I had the salted caramel mocha protein shake and the original flavored tea. They were great! I will definitely be going back to try more!
Indianapolis Zoo
My families favorite day outing location! We love the Indianapolis Zoo for a fun day of learning. Our favorite exhibits include the Desert Dome were you can get up close and personal with an array of reptiles. The Ocean Area has an petting pool where you can pet sharks and stingrays. And we never miss the butterfly garden where you can walk alongside colorful butterflies.
Indie Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Great little coffee shop nestled on Main Street in downtown Carmel. Located in a cute little house it has a fun and inviting atmosphere. They also have a outdoor patio that is the ideal setting for enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend or people watch!
Java House
Coffee Shop
If you are a fan of cold brew coffee the you have to try Java House! They brew their coffee in small batches for 12-14 hours over chilled water to make the coffee more concentrated. It's delicious! Don't like cold brew? No problem! They serve their creations hot as well.
Java House Midtown Carmel
Coffee Shop
Kiln Creations
Kiln Creations is a great spot for a funny rainy day activity with family or friends. Their staff is extremely helpful and does a great job helping you with your project. They have something for every skill level.
Kinney Dancewear
Consumer Product
Kinney Dancewear has everything your little budding dancer needs. We purchased my daughters recital shoes from them and were very pleased. The customer service is excellent. They took extra time making sure my daughters shoes were the perfect fit. Kinney also has a large selection of bodywear and accessories.
Penn & Beech Candle Company
Home Goods
Penn & Beech offers a fun and unique candle experience. The shop offers per poured candles in just about every scent you can imagine! I purchased the Ginger Ale scented candle and it made my whole house smell great. The coolest part about Penn & Beech? You can pour and scent your own candles! You can mix and match whatever scents you like to make a unique scent for your home. Enjoy an adult beverage while you work! It's the perfect spot for a girls night out or a team building event.
Rad's restaurant service breakfast and lunch. It is a lovely spot to meet a friend for a cup of coffee or to enjoy one of their delicious omelets.
Rose & Lois
Coffee Shop
Great local coffee shop! A wonderful selection of teas, coffee and food offerings. Plus a drive-thru which is super convenient.
Shapiro's Delicatessen
Shapiro's is a must visit for anyone traveling to the Indianapolis area. Their Ruben sandwich is great but my favorite is their chicken salad!
Simply Chic
Thrift Stores
Simply Chic has a large variety of clothing, accessories , shoes and purses. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Stony Creek Swim Center
Swimming Lessons
My family started swim lessons at Stony Creek Swim Center when my daughter was an infant. The staff is kind, caring and professional. They have a very flexible class times that works for anyone's schedule. One of the many aspects of the lessons that I love is their focus on water safety. Stony Creek is the place I send anyone who is looking for swim lessons for their kids!

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