Dasher’s Lightshow Coming to Indianapolis this Holiday Season

Fast growing holiday lights drive-thru experience brings magic of the season to Castleton Square Mall parking lot Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2022) – A new drive-thru Christmas display is coming to the parking lot of Castleton Square Mall, located at 6020 E. 82nd St. in Indianapolis, for the holiday season. The Dasher’s Lightshow will allow families from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 2022 to experience holiday lights in a more interactive and modern way than through traditional neighborhood displays. Families can connect their vehicle radio to a dedicated radio station and watch the roughly one million lights and displays dance and blink in sync with holiday music favorites.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, the Dasher’s Lightshow will be open daily from 5:30-10:30 p.m. in the Castleton Square Mall parking lot east of AMC Theatres, on the southeast corner of the mall. The display will be open through Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, and feature six lighted tunnels, singing digital characters and trees as tall as 40 feet. At the recommended idle speeds, the mile-long Dasher’s Lightshow drive-thru will entertain a carload for approx. 20 minutes.

“Dasher’s Lightshow identified Indy as a location we wanted to go to very early on,” said Jon Prebish, a managing partner of Dasher’s Lightshow. “Partnering with Castleton Square made sense from the beginning. Dasher’s Lightshow prides ourselves on bringing reliable and impressive family friendly entertainment that is affordable for everyone.”

The holiday drive-thru experience starts at $29.95 per vehicle with capacity based on the number of seatbelts available and state law. For an additional $20, guests can purchase a VIP Pass and skip the line the night they attend. If there’s no line that night, the VIP Pass will get guests a second trip through the show on the same night (manager’s discretion). Season passes, which include two stuffed Dasher reindeers, are also available for families who want to visit the display throughout the season. No trailers, buses, limousines or vehicles with a height over 12 feet are permitted.

Dasher loves to give back to the local community. Groups looking for fundraising can contact Dasher directly about setting up a program unique for their organization.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces new foods in 2022

Carmel Christkindlmarkt 10 Carter Green Carmel, IN 

CARMEL, Ind. (Oct. 19, 2022) – The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will have new food and gift options available for purchase during their 2022 season.

New food options include:

  • Baumstriezel, or chimney cakes: A pastry roasted to a golden crisp and dressed with sugar, cinnamon or nuts
  • Lángos, also known as Hungarian fried bread: A common street food featuring deep fried dough adorned with savory or sweet toppings, such as garlic butter, cheese, cinnamon sugar or Nutella
  • Käsespätzle: A dish featuring egg noodles and melted cheese, often garnished with crispy fried onions
  • Tartiflette: A potato casserole-like dish cooked in a paella pan and topped with meats and cheeses
  • Soups will be offered this year as well, such as potato soup, lentil soup and others.

Carmel-based business Sugar Creek Winery will also offer wine by the glass, as well as some savory treats. Additionally, a German bakery hut will serve traditional cookies and wine by the glass, courtesy of Daniel’s Vineyard.

New gift and vendor options include:

  • Kinderboutique: Heirloom-quality clothing, toys, books and accessories for children up to eight years old. Goods are imported from Germany and the surrounding region.
  • Werkstatt Souvenirs: An array of gifts and crafts made by German artisans, including wood toys, traditional bells, snow globes, finely carved wooden sculptures, and more
  • Lichterwald: A hut specializing in lights, including Herrnhuter Sterne (also known as Morovian Stars), traditional German paper lanterns, candles, and candle holders
  • ChocoIdea: High-end chocolate and chocolate sculptures imported from a German-owned company

“We are absolutely thrilled to have so many new products and food options for our guests to try this winter,” said Maria Murphy, CEO of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. “At the Market, guests can explore flavors and dishes that they’ve never experienced before, and shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. We are honored to bring the joy of these heirloom treasures and magical memories to Carmel, Indiana.”

Guests can peruse all these new options as well as old favorites throughout the Market season. Opening day is November 19, and the Market will remain open through December 30. For full hours and a list of all vendors, please visit www.carmelchristkindlmarkt.com.

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Boo Basket – On A Budget

We all have that amazing friend who seems to pull off every holiday looking like the Pinterest pages jumped out of her phone and into her living room. One of my favorite people is that woman – and she has a blog telling you all about it! She’s the mom with the perfect Christmas pajama sets, the one who always seems to know the exact right colors to put in a birthday balloon arch, and Halloween is no exception. Every year, I’ll admit, I’m 100% jealous of these adorable “Boo Baskets” she makes for her neighbors. She never seems to run out of theme ideas and always seems to know the right supplies. (check out her amazing stuff here!)

So, why check out my blog post when you can absorb her Pinterest level celebration? Because I am the hot mess express mom doing every thing with only about $10 in her pocket because I’m also trying to outfit 4 kids with anything necessary for that holiday – and these teenagers are getting expensive y’all ha! I’ll use what I can find, what is convenient, and what i can get in bulk to show you how to at least shoot for the stars this Halloween. Please know, some of my links include affilate links – because those also help me keep these kids in costumes and candy.

Step 1: Choose a Theme
This year I went for a family night theme because I know how hard those can be to plan and execute. So, I wanted to take some of the guess work out of for my amazing neighbors.

Step 2: Choose a Vessel
While I’d love to go grab the cutest Joanna Gaines basket from Target for these gifts, it’s not in the budget folks. So I recommend heading to Dollar Tree or checking out these options from Amazon.

Step 3: Secure The Goods
While Target may not be the right place for my basket, it can absolutely have some hidden and budget friendly family activities and games! I went with a couple painting options (okay maybe one is for me) because it was something that broke down to being about $1 per person and could possibly keep kids entertained for 5-10 minutes. Score! We also included bags of popcorn, teddy grahams, and a couple trinkets to make the night fun!

Step 4: Assemble the Basket
So clearly my “basket” was a bit more bag – but doesn’t it look so festive?! Packed full of popcorn (a bag for each kiddo), teddy grams, an art project for everyone, and lots of neighborly love! I also made sure to include a second copy of the paper you see on the front because I never assume other moms have the time (or the printer) to re-create this awesome design I managed to make this year: Hey Boo!

We loved adding this fun new tradition to our “to do” list this fall, and have no completed 3 BOOs around our neighborhood. I know it may seem “extra” but it brought so much joy to my house and my family, that I cannot imagine we won’t be doing this for years to come!

Penrod Arts Fair, Evening with Penrod Returns Sept. 9-10

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 8, 2022) – Known as “Indiana’s Nicest Day,” The Penrod Society’s 55th Annual Penrod Arts Fair and 9th Annual Evening with Penrod are back this September at Newfields. The Penrod Arts Fair is one of the largest single-day arts fairs in the country, and marks The Penrod Society’s most significant event and fundraiser.

With Somerset CPAs and Advisors as the title sponsor for the Fair, the 55th Annual Somerset CPAs and Advisors Penrod Arts Fair allows visitors to experience approximately 350 artists, four live performance stages for entertainment, roughly 75 community booths and a popular children’s area. The Fair also includes dozens of food and beverage vendors, and a beer garden featuring local Indiana craft breweries.

On the night prior to the Fair, the 9th Annual Merchants Bank of Indiana Evening at Penrod gives attendees an exclusive preview of the Arts Fair with the opportunity to be among the first to purchase work from some of the best artists in the country. Presented by Scannell Properties, VALEO Financial Advisors, and lit up by TWG Development, the event is 21 and over, and includes live music and a diverse selection of food from Indiana’s finest restaurants. 

Evening with Penrod will kick off on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Penrod Arts Fair will be held the following day on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for Evening with Penrod and the Penrod Arts Fair are now on sale, with tickets to Evening with Penrod granting free admission to the Penrod Arts Fair. 

“We are excited to be back for our 55th year and bring together the local community to support and celebrate the arts,” said Ronan Johnson, Fair Chairman for this year’s Penrod Arts Fair. “We’ve  experienced tremendous growth over the years, not only in attendance, but in grants awarded, as well as in entertainment, incredible artists, vendors and partners involved to bring the event to life.”

The Penrod Society is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to supporting a broad array of arts, cultural and educational activities and institutions throughout central Indiana. Over its history, the Penrod Arts Fair has become an Indianapolis tradition, growing from a one-day event in 1967 to one of the largest single-day arts fairs in the nation, hosting around 20,000 patrons each year.  

All proceeds from ticket sales to the Penrod Arts Fair and Evening with Penrod go directly back into central Indiana arts, cultural and educational organizations in the form of grants. The success of last year’s events resulted in meaningful grants to approximately 70 central Indiana organizations totaling more than $275,000 (and over $5,000,000 over the past 56 years). 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.penrod.org.

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About The Penrod Society

The Penrod Society is an Indianapolis-based, all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to support arts, cultural, and educational activities and institutions in Indiana. The Society supports artists, students, arts organizations, and various other not-for-profit organizations whose missions and programming include arts, cultural, and educational activities. At its core, the Society is a fellowship of professionals who work together for the betterment of Indiana.

Conner Prairie Announces Opening of Smithsonian Spark!Lab Invention Space

Spark!Lab is Developed by the Smithsonian to Bring Hands-On Invention Learning to Cultural
Organizations Nationwide

FISHERS, Ind. (June 8, 2022) – Indiana living history museum, Conner Prairie, announces today the opening of Spark!Lab, a new experience that will celebrate innovation and give children and families the opportunity to explore their inventive creativity through hands-on discovery and learning.
Spark!Lab, developed by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, aims to communicate that invention is a process, rather than a single “Aha!” moment. Visitors are provided with opportunities to explore the invention process and their own creativity and to demonstrate the central role that invention plays in American history—and today. Items from Conner Prairie’s collection will be featured along with stories of young inventors from the past.


“Our mission at Conner Prairie is to offer a unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone, said Jesse Kramer, Director of Exhibits at Conner Prairie. “Spark!Lab is an extension of this mission, providing learning opportunities for children and families to become inventors through their own creativity, innovation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.”
Visitors to Conner Prairie’s Spark!Lab can except a wide array of invention activities, from making a marble-powered musical soundscape to cleaning plastic pollution from the oceans. Spark!Lab will feature different invention challenges regularly (e.g., things that roll, things that help us see) so no two visits are alike.

Children and families will have the opportunity to:
 Get inventive with open-ended, hands-on activities and challenges, for example: build a vehicle, create a musical soundscape, dream up ways to clean up the ocean, or play around with a vertical wind tunnel.
 Explore new themes and activities during each visit.
 See historic objects from Conner Prairie’s collection in a new way.
 Dig into stories of innovation from the past to inspire your inner inventor.
 Interact and collaborate with Conner Prairie’s fabulous staff.

To learn more, about the Conner Prairie Spark!Lab, visit https://www.connerprairie.org/sparklab-2/.

To learn more about other Conner Prairie exhibits coming in 2022, visit
https://www.connerprairie.org/explore/experiences/.

Winter Fun Checklist

I had so much fun compiling the Summer Fun Checklist – why not do it for winter too?! I hope this list helps you create amazing memories, creates quick ideas on where to get out your littles wiggles, and leads you to the path of some awesome food! Did we miss something? Leave your best winter fun spots in the comments!

Click here to download your own copy for home!

Giving Tuesday: Giving Back To Our Community

According to charities.org, Giving Tuesday was “Launched by 92nd Street Y in 2012 as a charitable answer to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail shopping days, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement to encourage giving and celebrate generosity. Harnessing the collective power of charities, businesses, and individuals, the goal of this initiative is to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in giving all year long — especially during the holidays.”

In our local community I am so excited to partner with Gleaners to support their efforts to not only feed those in need in our city, but to provide them with nutritious options to help nourish their bodies. With Gleaners, the mission is simple and direct: To lead the fight against hunger. They do this by distributing food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of over 250 partner agencies in 21 counties, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. This year they have started a campaign called #LetGleanersShop to show donors how they can get more nutritious food for every dollar that is donated.

Love the facts? Did you know …

For a little over $4 Gleaners can buy 12 2-lb bags of seedless grapes where average retail is almost $55. 

For a little over $3 Gleaners can buy 12 2-lb bags of carrots where the average retail is almost $24. 

For a little over $10 Gleaners can buy 12 3-lb bags of apples where the average retail is over $55. 

This season we all can do our part to help support our community, and make sure no one goes hungry all year long. That means, for less than a Starbucks per week, you can have Gleaners purchase enough vegetables for 2 families. That tastes much sweeter to me!

To donate to Gleaners – Please use this link, and know I’m cheering every time you do!

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM’S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION INCLUDE MAGICAL NEW TRAIN RIDE

I’m excited to share these wonderful announcements form my friends at the Indiana State Museum! Check out all of the fun they have planned in the coming months for families all around the state!

The Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing holiday festivities will take on a magical feeling this year with a new 13,000-square-foot, 4½-minute train ride called the Snowfall Express that will transport visitors through a forest where Indiana’s animals past and present are preparing for winter’s first snow.

From Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022, visitors riding the train will experience the sights, sounds and even aromas of the season.

“You’re taking that journey through the first snowfall in every way that we can present it,” said Brian Mancuso, the museum’s chief officer of engagement. “The whole thing has a storybook feel, and at the core of it is family memories and bringing families together.”

Celebration Crossing begins Nov. 26 when Santa arrives by helicopter at 11 a.m. to light the 92 County Tree and kick-off the holiday season. This year, Santa will be back in his house and available for either up-close or socially distanced visits. (Throughout the season, there will be three Santas available to meet the public. See indianamuseum.org/santa-schedule/ for their schedules.)

Also this year, the historic L.S. Ayres train will be on display again, and the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ will be open for lunch and other events (registration required). The Great Hall will again be decorated with giant ornaments and lit-trees, and experiences that were new last year – like the Reindeer Barn – will be returning. Next to the Reindeer Barn will be a new feature called the Tot Spot, where the museum’s youngest visitors can enjoy toys and activities built for them.

A full list of events is below.

“If you didn’t come in 2020, but you came in 2019, you’ll be surprised and delighted,” Mancuso said. “Everything is different.”

The new ADA-accessible trackless train has four cars and seats about 18, including adults. The ride, which is free with museum admission, was created and designed by Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ staff and enhanced by the artwork of Indianapolis artist Candice Hartsough with original music composed by Fort Wayne-based Eric Van Cleave.

“It’s a bigger, more immersive experience with music and sights, lights and even smells in a couple of places,” Mancuso said. “We think families are going to love it.”

Celebration Crossing 2021 also features these programs and events. Find all details and purchase tickets at indianamuseum.org/celebration-crossing:

-LUNCH BUFFET IN OUR HISTORIC TEA ROOM
Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 26 – Jan. 2, 2022, plus Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28
Seatings at 11 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:30, 12:45, 2 and 2:15 p.m.
$26.50/adult, $15.50/youth (ages 3-12), free for children younger than age 3

Treat friends and family to a nostalgic lunch buffet in the beloved L.S. Ayres Tea Room™. Throughout the holiday season, you can indulge in favorites like chicken velvet soup, tea-time sandwiches, miniature desserts and more. Tea Room gift certificates are available for purchase at indianamuseum.org.

-SANTA’S HOLIDAY BREAKFAST IN THE GREAT HALL
9 to 9:45 a.m., Nov. 28, Dec. 4, 5, 12 and 18
$35/adult (ages 13+), $25/youth (ages 3-13), 25% discount for members; free for children younger than age 3

Enjoy a delicious and festive buffet breakfast with Santa amidst the holiday splendor of Celebration Crossing featuring holiday music, decorations and Santa’s helpers in the Great Hall. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to each event.

-HOLIDAY SOUNDS
10 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Dec. 1-5, 8-9 and 15-17
Included with museum admission

Listen and watch as school and community choirs, bands, ensembles and soloists perform holiday music daily in the museum’s Great Hall.

-MAGICAL MORNINGS (for ages 6 and younger)
9 to 10 a.m., Dec. 3, 10, 17 and *31
Included with museum admission

During this early opening hour for families with young children, you can visit Santa, engage in two different interactive story times (9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.) and experience our new toddler area and holiday fun in Santa’s Front Yard. This space features an interactive Reindeer Barn where families can learn more about these amazing wintery animals. Magical Mornings feature fewer light shows, limited sounds and small crowd sizes to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for the littlest museum visitor and children with autism spectrum disorder. (*Santa will be back at the North Pole and not present on Dec. 31.)

-WINTER WONDERLAND WORKSHOP
11 a.m. to noon, Dec. 4 and 9
$14/youth, 25% discount for members; museum admission not included

Celebrate winter festivities with this hands-on, STEAM-inspired workshop for 4- to 6-year-olds as kids design and engineer their own (inedible) cardboard gingerbread homes.

-PUTTING ON AYRES: TALES FROM THE TEA ROOM
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5
$22.50-$30.50/ person

Enjoy a festive dessert buffet including mini pecan ice cream balls, lemon berry mascarpone cake and miniature pastries, plus add a Clown Cone or Snow Princess option, from the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ as museum staff share items from the collection that are associated with the Tea Room. Registration required by 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. This event is for ages 15-plus.

-SNOWFLAKE PAJAMA PARTY
6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 14
$10/person, $5/Access Pass member, 25% discount for members, free for children younger than age 2

Explore Celebration Crossing and see Santa while wearing your PJs during this night filled with wonder and hands-on holiday activities.

-FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE: SPARKLE & SHINE
6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 31
$16/person, $8/Access Pass member, 25% discount for members, free for children younger than age 3

Start off the 2022 festivities with glittering tattoos, music, a dance party, and more. Strike a pose at one of the photo ops, visit activity stations in the galleries, experience a science show and end the night with a balloon drop and confetti celebration at 8 p.m.

In addition, for those staying home, the Jingle Hangout – an assortment of games and activities – will be back online at indianamuseum.org/jingle-hangout/.

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.

Boo Basket – On A Budget

We all have that amazing friend who seems to pull off every holiday looking like the Pinterest pages jumped out of her phone and into her living room. One of my favorite people is that woman – and she has a blog telling you all about it! She’s the mom with the perfect Christmas pajama sets, the one who always seems to know the exact right colors to put in a birthday balloon arch, and Halloween is no exception. Every year, I’ll admit, I’m 100% jealous of these adorable “Boo Baskets” she makes for her neighbors. She never seems to run out of theme ideas and always seems to know the right supplies. (check out her amazing stuff here!)

So, why check out my blog post when you can absorb her Pinterest level celebration? Because I am the hot mess express mom doing every thing with only about $10 in her pocket because I’m also trying to outfit 4 kids with anything necessary for that holiday – and these teenagers are getting expensive y’all ha! I’ll use what I can find, what is convenient, and what i can get in bulk to show you how to at least shoot for the stars this Halloween. Please know, some of my links include affilate links – because those also help me keep these kids in costumes and candy.

Step 1: Choose a Theme
This year I went for a family night theme because I know how hard those can be to plan and execute. So, I wanted to take some of the guess work out of for my amazing neighbors.

Step 2: Choose a Vessel
While I’d love to go grab the cutest Joanna Gaines basket from Target for these gifts, it’s not in the budget folks. So I recommend heading to Dollar Tree or checking out these options from Amazon.

Step 3: Secure The Goods
While Target may not be the right place for my basket, it can absolutely have some hidden and budget friendly family activities and games! I went with a couple painting options (okay maybe one is for me) because it was something that broke down to being about $1 per person and could possibly keep kids entertained for 5-10 minutes. Score! We also included bags of popcorn, teddy grahams, and a couple trinkets to make the night fun!

Step 4: Assemble the Basket
So clearly my “basket” was a bit more bag – but doesn’t it look so festive?! Packed full of popcorn (a bag for each kiddo), teddy grams, an art project for everyone, and lots of neighborly love! I also made sure to include a second copy of the paper you see on the front because I never assume other moms have the time (or the printer) to re-create this awesome design from Coffee and Confetti Mom.

We loved adding this fun new tradition to our “to do” list this fall, and have no completed 3 BOOs around our neighborhood. I know it may seem “extra” but it brought so much joy to my house and my family, that I cannot imagine we won’t be doing this for years to come!

Treat Yo Self

I’m so excited that it is October 13th! Why? Well, both because I am HUGE fan of the month of October but also because it is the designated Treat Yo Self Day (shout out to all my other Parks n Rec fans out there!) Today is a day where you do things just because they feel good, eat things that always seem far too luxurious for other days of the year, and just TREAT YO SELF! While we might all not be investing in fine leather goods today – here are some fun things that I like to use, buy, or enjoy on this wonderful day.

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enjoying my life at a fancy hotel
enjoying my life at a fancy hotel

Mimosas

Some of the best treat yo self moments are all about little things that make the day feel fancy without having to go all out. So this section – the Mimosa section – will be all those things to make a day feel luxurious without spending every dime you have.

Bath Sheets – here me out on this one. I know it sounds dumb to consider a bathroom item that most people use daily as a luxury, but I cannot tell you how good it feels to wrap up in a bath sheet instead of barely covering up in a towel. Towels can be for the kids and animals … Treat Yo Self and snag a couple of bath sheets you luxurious person you!

Winter Car Cover – again, hear me out here ha! Think ahead to winters months you and how much you will appreciate Fall you thinking ahead. Covering up your car saves you from the inevitable morning when you walk outside and realize it’s going to take 20 minutes to defrost your windshield and you have a meeting in 30 minutes, 25 minutes away form your house.

Gel Manicure – I know, I know, they aren’t cheap. So what about doing one for yourself at home? Purchase one of these fund kits, have TONS of color options and save yourself a couple of bucks along the way.

Fine Leather Goods

This section is all about investments in long term luxury. Sometimes it’s necessary to spend a little more now on something you know will last longer, rather than going to budget route, and having to replace it 3 or 4 times. (*not sponsored, just love these items and places)

The Drayton Duffel – okay so this one actually is a fine leather good ha! If you love a weekend away, and want to be a boss ass bitch while doing it, invest in this bag! The craftsmanship on every piece that LM Leather Goods makes is astounding and I was lucky enough to take a class with them a couple years ago.

Massage Heights Membership – this one gets a nod for long term luxury because what’s better than investing in you long term? With a membership, you can make a promise to yourself that once a month you will slow down, relax, and take care of yourself. I recently made this investment, and even after one session, I know I made the right choice. Pro Tip: Add on an elevation once in a while, I personally love the cool stone facial!

Fitness Babe – wether it’s biting your lip and finally purchasing that Peloton Bike or Tread you’ve been eyeing for 18 months, finding a kick ass personal trainer to whip you into shape once a week, or just finally committing to yoga once a month with that friend whose always inviting you – invest in you! And if you get that Peloton – add me!

Sushi Previously Owned by Celebrities

It should be no surprise that this is the top tier, the dream moments that say TREAT YO SELF in the biggest boldest letters I can find. These are those things we dream about – well after 2020, it’s time to start making dreams come true y’all!

Model For A Day – this day combines two things we need on the regular: make-up on point + someone whose entire job it is to make you look good! Book out an entire day where you put your best model foot forward. Grab your favorite fancy drink, book a make-up session with a local guru, get your hair styled, and get ready to be fierce on camera! Pro Tip: If you are in the Indy area, call up Sajin Studio, and they will 100% hook you up!

We At The Hotel – it’s one thing to book a room all to yourself to have one night of uninterrupted sleep away from family or roommates or whatever, but let’s step it up a notch. Score a room at that hotel in your city (or a nearby spot) that everyone posts about on social media. Get the big room you never pull the trigger on. Add in some spa services if they have them in house. Get appetizers and drinks sent to your room. You Are Worth It!!

Let’s Go Glamping – looking to have one of those moments you see in what seems like everyones instagram reels? Let’s go glamping!! look up tiny houses and fund adventure locations on airbnb and book it! Choose the cute little place that looks like it’s floating on water, score the cabin thats built into the trees for some grown up treehouse fun, whatever your dream destination looks like – go for it! Want to see mine?? Here it is!

No matter what you choose to do to Treat Yo Self today – I hope you remember to take days like this as the awesome gift that they are. Use the excuse, and have some fun with it!

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