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Lightened-Up Beer Chicken Enchiladas

That pan of enchiladas barely lasted 24 hours in our house. I found myself staring at them in the fridge at 7 a.m. the other day, debating whether or not it was responsible to eat chicken enchiladas for breakfast. The answer is always yes. This recipe is one I tweaked […]

Life, Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: The Food

James and I made our last trip home before the wedding over the weekend. It still hasn’t hit me that we’re getting married in a matter of weeks! We went home to finalize some details with vendors, finish up some DIY projects and do a little much-needed relaxing. One of […]

Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: CAKE!

Our baker made the best mistake ever. When it was time for us to choose the flavors for our wedding cake, she accidentally gave us someone else’s samples. That meant we got to sample twice as much, with the help of our niece and nephew. Is that what heaven’s like? Picking […]

Life, Travel

BTown Eats: Cardinal Spirits

I’ve always been a vodka girl. In college, it was Burnett’s (just typing that makes me dry heave). In young adulthood, it’s Grey Goose. And, now, Cardinal Spirits.  And, they may soon turn me into a gin girl, too. Cardinal Spirits is a small distillery that recently opened in Bloomington, right […]


Mom’s Lasagna

There are few foods more comforting than a pan full of homemade lasagna. My mom’s recipe is the best and substitutes turkey sausage and low-fat cottage cheese for a lighter version of the classic.

Dinner, Recipes

Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

If I had it my way, I would eat Mexican food for every meal. I can never get enough of the comforting, spicy cuisine. This recipes is one my favorites — my parents have been making it for years. It’s easy, healthy and makes enough meat to feed an army. They […]


How To Host A Groovy ‘Mad Men’ Party

Of all the events we host, our annual ‘Mad Men’ party is James’ favorite. He’s a sucker for anything ’60s. Everyone dresses up in 1960s-inspired attire, which is the best part. James picked up a blazer from a local vintage store and I finally got to wear this gorgeous ball […]

Life, Travel

An Indianapolis Institution

It’s been a long week for journalists in Indiana. After working some crazy hours, escaping to Indy for an evening was the perfect way to unwind. We had tickets to see Shakey Graves at the Murat with some friends (he was even better live than on vinyl) and decided to head […]

Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: Choosing A Venue

In about eight weeks, James and I will be standing in that very spot, saying “I do.” Is this the point in the wedding planning process when I panic? Or maybe just drink a lot of wine? Luckily, we have most of the details of our big day nailed down (the benefits […]