Typically in school you learn the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. In Florida, you learn: summer, summer-y, not summer but still hot, and Christmas. I grew up sweating in my Halloween costume, spending Christmas in our pool and New Years Day at the beach. This year is my first official fall and I am beyond excited! Fortunately for me, I moved to an area famous for beautiful landscape and spectacular fall foliage. Now that it has arrived, I love my country road drive to/from work every day, eager to see new vibrant colors.
It was a busy Saturday in Brown County, so after the Etsy art show I skipped over to the village to witness the famous Abe Martin County Picnic and Outhouse Race. Yes, outhouse, as in the outdoor potty. We’ll get to that shortly.
It’s an annual community event with food, fun, and music put on by a local organization, the We Care Gang. Community businesses and groups compete in several rounds of games consisting of a cornhole tournament, plunger toss competition, and outhouse race. Cue banjo music. This city girl has officially arrived in the country. Continue reading
I am obsessed with Etsy. Ever heard of it? It’s a website where people can sell their handmade arts & crafts ranging from art, photography, clothing, jewelry, pottery, woodworks, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. It’s a great place to find one-of-a-kind pieces and I particularly like to peruse it to find inspiration for craft projects that I’ll never finish, and more likely never start. Continue reading
Even though I work in Brown County, having only lived in Indiana for a few months now, I am essentially a tourist. Born and raised in Florida, everything here is new to me. The sight-seeing, the hilly landscape, the comfort cuisine, the weather (more than two seasons!!), the Hoosier culture, and even the basketball… Yes, I’m aware that’s a sin around here but in the south we live and die by our college football. (Go ‘Noles!) Continue reading