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DIY Home INspiration.

HIPSTER FISHERS RANCH + FRONT PORCH PANACHE

6 SEASONSPANNING ENSEMBLES. KEY PIECES TO KEEP YOU ON TREND


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Personalized care for every stage of your life. Introducing focused, coordinated care: exclusively for women. This March, St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center launches a new era in healthcare access for women at each stage of their lives. This unique destination brings the entire spectrum of women’s patient care together in one convenient location and includes all of the following services: – Bone health – Breast care, including state-of-the-art imaging center – Concierge patient navigation program – Digestive health – Full service café – Gynecology

– Health boutique – Heart health – Neurology – Obstetrics – Pelvic health – Physical therapy – VeinSolutions

“ I want the St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center to be a place where women help other women and advance each other’s health and well-being.” – Julie Schnieders, NP Executive Director of St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center


Help celebrate a new era in women’s healthcare. St.ViNCeNt CArmeL WOmeN’S CeNter GrAND OPeNiNG eVeNt Saturday, March 14 • 9aM – 2pM Here’s your opportunity to discover this unique destination that brings together everything needed for comprehensive women’s health services. Join us for a day of fun events, including great raffle prizes, tours, health screenings and more!

Grand Opening Schedule

All day offerings

9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Screenings

Baby Boot Camp stroller fitness classes

– Clinical breast exams & thyroid exams. Register at stvincentcarmelscreenings.eventbrite.com.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guided tours of Women’s Center

– Blood pressure, BMI, leg screenings by VeinSolutions and skin scopes by SKINnovations.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Physician Panel: Meet Women’s Center physicians & ask health questions. Physician specialists will include OB/GYN, breast health, bone health and neurology.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Rachel Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Book signing by Rachel Stafford

Pop-up Boutiques & Beauty Care Enjoy special offers during the event from local boutiques: Rachel Stafford Author, Guest Speaker

– Jamie Lee is a truly chic online boutique providing classy and fashionable styles. 15% off each item. – retro101 Indy’s 1st Boutique on Wheels features new fashions and accessories with retro flare. 10% off of all purchases. – AH Collection is a locally owned boutique specializing in unique, one-of-a-kind apparel, jewelry, handbags, accessories, makeup and skincare. Buy one, 2nd 50% off fashion jewelry. – Lucky B is a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories store. $10 gift coupon for every purchase over $75. – Niche Boutique specializes in the hottest trends in women’s clothing and accessories at an affordable price. 10% off all purchases. – Younique Products is a naturally-based cosmetic and skincare company. Try their #1 selling product, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.

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ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Susan Belle of the midwest WHAT WOULD SUSAN WEAR: 7 SPRING STAPLES

CAREGIVER kit 3 INSPIRING STORIES OF LOYALTY, HUMOR & VISION

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spring cleaning TIPS & PRODUCTS TO FRESHEN YOUR HOME

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indie home style A YOUNG COUPLE’S ECLECTIC RANCH STYLE

THE BIG SPRING CLEAN. STEPS, TIPS & TOP ‘MAGIC’ PRODUCTS

carefree hair TOSSED TENDRILS RULE FOR SPRING

DIY Home INspiration.

HIPSTER FISHERS RANCH + FRONT PORCH PANACHE

6 SEASONSPANNING ENSEMBLES. KEY PIECES TO KEEP YOU ON TREND

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CALENDAR MARCH + APRIL

OUT AND ABOUT GEARING UP FOR SPRING!

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Youth America Grand Prix: Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow April 19, 3 p.m. The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition awards scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide. Watch the YAGP finalists (age 9-18) take to the Center for the Performing Arts stage alongside current stars from some of the world’s leading dance companies for an unforgettable evening of classical ballet. Tickets range $30-$55. 1 Center Green, (317) 843-3800, thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

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5th Annual Diva Night

Who cares about April showers when Indy and Hamilton County are already in full bloom with seasonal events and fun happenings.

BIG NAME, LITTLE FOCUS: THE MUSEUM OF MINIATURE HOUSES AND OTHER COLLECTIONS Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship Wednesdays through June, 3:30 p.m. If you’ve never visited before, this Wednesday afternoon series is a great time to go to the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel. With a different feature each week, you’ll find singers, musicians, storytellers and more. Visitors are encouraged to write about what they see during story-writing sessions; other weekly events highlight handson visual arts (visit the museum’s website or Facebook page for details). 1089 3rd Ave. S.W., (317) 5750240, museumofminiatures.org

An Evening with Sarah McLachlan: The Shine On Tour March 10, 8 p.m. The songstress brings her haunting voice to the Old National Centre for an evening of hits including “Building a Mystery,” “I Will Remember You,” “Possession” and “Angel.” Tickets range $42.50$82.50. 502 N. New Jersey St., (317) 2310000, concerts.livenation.com

March 12, 5-8 p.m. It’s ladies night, and the feeling’s right in downtown Noblesville, when women take back the town square to enjoy discounts and specials at participating merchants followed by an after-party full of fun and prizes at Copper Still. Oh what a night! Downtown Noblesville, (317) 7748982, visithamiltoncounty.com

‘Medicine Bag Workshop’ Project Party March 12, 6-9 p.m. During a reflective project party designed to complement Nickel Plate Arts’ March-long Art as Therapy exhibit, instructor Kandi Jamieson of Arthouse will ask, “What do you need to bring on your journey?” Participants will put a modern, Westernmedicine twist on a Native American tradition by filling an IV bag with items of healing. Cost is $30. 107 S. 8th St., (317) 452-3690, nickelplatearts.org

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17, 11:30 a.m. Head downtown for a little luck of the Irish when Indy greens the Canal and rolls out the floats, bands and entertainment during the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by the Hoosier Lottery. Downtown Indianapolis, indystpats.com

ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL STARTS APRIL

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Pipers Annual Asparagus Festival April 1-May 9 Enjoy the delicious celebration of spring at Indy’s own Pipers Restaurant. Check out Chef Will Osgood’s asparagus appetizer recipe on page 64 for a festival preview. 2130 W. Southport Road, (317) 888-7667, piperscatering.com

Easter High Tea April 1-4 Don your best Easter bonnet to pop by Tina’s Traditional English Kitchen in Carmel for an authentic British tea experience that includes a slice of simnel cake, chocolate nests and English Easter eggs. $25 per person. 30 N. Rangeline Road, (317) 5659716, tinastraditional.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat April 7-12 The national tour of the award-winning Broadway play rolls into Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus for a series of colorful performances starring American Idol alumni Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. 4602 Sunset Ave., 800-793-7469, indianapolis.broadway.com

Neil Diamond April 17, 8 p.m. The legendary singersongwriter with the rugged voice brings his A-game to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to perform “September Morn,” “Hello Again,” “Sweet Caroline,” and other tunes from his extensive catalog of fan-favorite hits. Tickets starting from $40.85.

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Prairie Plates: Restaurant Tallent at the Chinese House April 18, time and cost TBA Chefs from Bloomington’s renowned Restaurant Tallent kick off the second season of Prairie Plates at Conner Prairie’s distinctive Chinese House (Eli Lilly’s summer home) with this adults-only fine dining event. 13400 Allisonville Road, (317) 776-6000, connerprairie.org

Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House April 24, 5:30-10:30 p.m.; and April 25, 2-7 p.m. Indulge your artist within during this fun and funky weekend of studio tours when more than 70 Stutz Building resident artists open their doors to display their wares. 1060 N. Capitol Ave. 503-6420, stutzartists.com

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PUT IT IN NEUTRAL Text by Erica Sagon | Photos by Chris Whonsetler and Companies

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How do you put together laid-back weekend outfits that are magically ready for anywhere the day takes you? It’s easy when you start with clean, classic pieces in neutral hues. Add a handbag and sandals that are new for spring, and a bright scarf to tie it all together.

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Trench twist

This short coat is more laid back than a traditional trench, making it the perfect layer for busy days. Cropped trench, $42 at Old Navy

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The neutral shades are classic, timeless and best of all—they go with anything in your closet. Burberry “BE4188” sunglasses, $225 at Sunglass Hut

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The perfect spring sweater

A whisper-thin sweater in clean stripes is a must-have for spring. This one has just the right amount of slouch for Saturdays. Striped sweater, $17.95 at H&M

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Lady in white

Break out your crisp whites early this year. They’re the perfect fit for a busy day around town. Denim leggings, $64.99 at Gap Factory Store*

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Neutral metallics

A backpack is the hot handbag for spring. We love the sophisticated ones out there, like this leather version in the loveliest blush hue.

We love these earthy sandals all glammed up in silver—what a fun contrast!

Flap backpack, $198 at Banana Republic

Sam & Libby sandals, $29.99 at Target

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A chic wrap bracelet is the right amount of jewelry for a casual outfit like this. Serefina mint-suede wrap bracelet, $35 at maxandchloe.com

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Adding a pop of color is as easy as throwing on your favorite bright scarf. Printed infinity scarf, $19.99 at Gap Factory Store* *Find Gap Factory Store at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.

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Prevention, Care & Community: Better Together

St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center: Open this March!

CONTRIBUTORS

CASSIE PERRY | HOME CONTRIBUTOR

In 2011, Cassie created Me&3 Designs LLC to provide interior

out ofabout her passion to reinvent, repurpose and Whatinspiration, will be born special re-envision her clients’ homes through creative consultation/ the care women willexpertise. receive strategy and design Me&3 is defined by a rustic feel, seamlessly blending new, fresh ideas with at thecontemporary new St.Vincent the charm of reclaimed and worn warmth. She inspires us to put Carmel Women’s Center? together a welcoming front porch in this issue. Cassie resides in Carmel with her son, Jack, and twin daughters, Ellisyn and Gracyn.

“ Patients won’t be sent from office ASHLEY | HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST to office forFUSON a Ashley is a hairstylist and makeup artist at Sass Salon Studio mammogram here at Salon Etc. in Fishers. She specializes in dimensional color, and a highlights blood test and airbrush makeup. In this issue, Ashley made Ashley Cassel’s hair and makeup look effortlessly there.model Instead, you beautiful in “Easy as 1-2-3” and offered her styling tips and can have multiple talent to “Carefree Spring Hair.” things done in one day, in one building.”

the new 95,397 square foot St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center offers a unique destination for women’s healthcare and much more! Community Programming Guests will find a growing menu of community classes ranging from baby care, to fitness and balance, to diabetic cooking demonstrations in the Center’s full kitchen.

– Dr. Stephanie Flora Medical Director, Women’s Health Alliance ELESE KETURAH | PHOTOGRAPHER

“ SomeElese patients need is an Indianapolis-based commercial photographer and recent graduate chemotherapy, and of Indiana Wesleyan University. She fell in love with photography at a young age, and it became her I will often go visit creative outlet in high school and college. A current freelance and sitphotographer, with them.Elese aims to meet the needs of her clients with fresh, unique, creative perspective. Beyond her passion for I am aaresource and photography, Elese appreciates the love and support of her facilitator for their friends and family, specifically her parents and fiancé. care, their needs. I am with them through the cancer journey.” KATJA GEISLER | MAKEUP ARTIST

Women’s Health Boutique a certified durable Medical Equipment (DME) shop where patients can find medical products ranging from bariatric foods and supplements to cancer, maternity and post-surgery products.

Nature’s table Cafe Enjoy a healthy snack and choose from a variety of wraps, salads, soups, smoothies and more!

– margie Hancock Starting on page 59, Katja shows us how to master the messy Patient Navigator, Breast her Center fishbone and divulges favorite hair products in “Carefree Spring Hair.” A fully licensed stylist and owner of a Salon Lofts space in Carmel’s Merchant Square, Katja has been a hairstylist for almost three years and enjoys the thrill of being creative “ Patients should every day. She loves meeting new people, getting to know her knowexisting we’re clients not better and taking care of her customers’ hairjust acare nice building. needs.

Here, women can expect very efficient, compassionate BROOKE REYNOLDS | WRITER care.”Brooke Reynolds explores the home of Alec and Jenny Tod in

this issue, letting us in on their style and DIY savvy. Brooke has

–Dr. Christopher mernitz always had an affinity for mid-century decor, history and culture. “I might as well have beenof born in a poodle skirt,” she says. Medical Director, OB/GYN Indiana Brooke graduated from Ball State University with a degree in journalism and resides in Carmel.

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St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center: Open this March! What will be special about the care women will receive at the new St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center? “ Patients won’t be sent from office to office for a mammogram here and a blood test there. Instead, you can have multiple things done in one day, in one building.” – Dr. Stephanie Flora Medical Director, Women’s Health Alliance

“ Some patients need chemotherapy, and I will often go visit and sit with them. I am a resource and facilitator for their care, their needs. I am with them through the cancer journey.” – margie Hancock Patient Navigator, Breast Center

“ Patients should know we’re not just a nice building. Here, women can expect very efficient, compassionate care.” –Dr. Christopher mernitz Medical Director, OB/GYN of Indiana

13420 N. Meridian Street Carmel

PUBLISHER Kelly McVey

ART DIRECTOR Amy McAdams-Gonzales

EDITORS Ashlie Hartgraves managing editor Casey Kenley guest editor

HOME AND FASHION Erica Sagon fashion feature stylist Cassandra Perry home/fashion contributor Dana Kalachnik fashion assistant

WRITERS Judy Burnett Amy Lynch Tracy Line Brooke Reynolds

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Whonsetler lead photographer Wil Foster illustrator Elese Keturah photographer Julie Taylor-Reed ad designer Michelle Thompson ad designer

CONTRIBUTORS Ashley Fuson hair and makeup artists Katja Geisler hair stylist Ashley Cassel model with helen wells agency Allisonville Nursery spring assortments

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This truth is reciprocated as Roxanne’s sister, Rachel, and brother-in-law Andy, are the ones that introduced her to HNT. Rachel and Andy were introduced through his parents, who heard about HNT through their niece. Family and friends celebrate the successes of those they love.

Health & Nutrition Technology (HNT) is more than a weight loss program. We strive to assist you in living out the motto: Change your life... so you can live it! People want changes they can sustain. We do too. We have been in the Indianapolis area since 2002, with Dr. Dawn Ayers at the helm. A medically supervised behavior modification program tailored to meet your needs. With an average weight loss of 40-50 pounds in the first 20 weeks, we can help you make a change in your life that you can live out for years to come. Our friendly staff extends a warm welcome to YOU. Attend a FREE orientation to gather details for yourself, family and friends.

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These retro sneakers will be your goto pair on weekends. You’ll love the sporty-chic vibe they bring to leggings, slim sweats and skinny jeans.

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Brooks “Vanguard” sneakers, $84.99 at brooksrunning.com

Pretty d’Orsay flats are an easy, elegant finishing touch for office outfits, especially with slim trousers and skirts—equally chic with pencil or A-line cuts. The graphic snake print pairs effortlessly with all of your neutral weekday pieces. d’Orsay leather flats, $108 at Madewell

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Ankle wraps give these sweet slingbacks an edge. In deep navy, they’ll really pop against spring whites. Misha Nonoo x Aldo “Aeaniel” ankle-wrap flats, $100 at Aldo

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Welcome warmer weather with cute espadrilles. Jute-wrapped soles instantly give an outfit a lighter look—wear them now with breezy sweaters and jeans and later on with easy T-shirt dresses. Soludos “Classic Stripe” canvas flats, $43 at revolveclothing.com

THE ONLY SANDALS YOU’LL NEED FOR SPRING BREAK!

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Bold straps and a barely-there block heel feel fresh and minimalist. Pair these urban beauties with soft, floaty skirts and dresses for just the right contrast. Leather sandals, $59.95 at H&M

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Simple slides with crisscross straps go with just about everything, including jeans and sun dresses. Joie “Addy” leather sandals, $205 at piperlime.com


COMPRESSION SOCKS HELPFUL FOR RUNNERS & WALKERS Graduated compression socks aid recovery for athletes and weekend warriors

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Jeffery P. Schoonover, MD FAAFP, RVT, RPVI, Diplomate, American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

Indiana Vein Specialists®

Blood circulates in our bodies through a network of vein and arteries. As you probably remember from high school biology, blood that is pumped from the heart to the legs must be moved back up to the heart. The calf muscle actually pumps venous blood against the force of gravity when you walk and run. Medical grade compression stockings improve blood flow by helping the calf muscle pump more effectively. These stockings have been used for years with patients after surgery, to treat leg swelling and for varicose and spider veins. It is well documented that these stockings benefit those with venous and lymphatic disease by reducing pain, inflammation and swelling. For athletes without venous or lymphatic disease, there is increasing evidence that sports compression stockings can decrease muscle pain after a race. This pain occurs because of lactic acid build-up, micro-trauma at the muscle fiber level, electrolyte depletion and a release of prostaglandins. In addition to runners, compression socks are being routinely worn by golfers, baseball players, football players, basketball players and other athletes. It is clear that wearing compression socks after exercise, such as running, lessens muscle pain because it increases the calf muscle pumping efficiency, which clears out lactic acid and prostaglandins more effectively. There are no definitive studies yet that show a clear benefit of use during an athletic event. The good news is that sports compression socks and sleeves are available in a variety of colors and styles. We do advise all athletes with varicose vein disease to wear compression socks during events to increase the calf muscle pump function while reducing swelling and venous pooling in the legs. Indiana Vein Specialists® is a proud sponsor of the Carmel Marathon Weekend. Join us at the event’s Fitness Expo on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Monon Center in Carmel.

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Spring Clean Yourself: an intro to detox Spring. It’s all about new beginnings. New life. Fresh starts. It’s time to open the windows and air out the house. Time for a good, deep cleaning. This year, why not give yourself a fresh start, too? What’s this about? The word of the day is “detox.” Short for “detoxification,” DETOX has become a buzzword of sorts. You’ll see it on magazine covers. You’ll hear about it on TV and probably even from some of your friends. People talking about “cleansing,” or “doing a cleanse.” Cleansing is just another word for detox.

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Common Symptoms of Toxicity • • • • • • • •

Fatigue Headache Insomnia Difficulty losing weight Rashes and other skin problems Chronic bloating and other bowel problems Joint and/or muscle pain And about 30 others as well

Swimming in a Toxic Soup

• The average newborn has 287 toxic chemicals in it’s umbilical cord blood. • Since World War II, over 85,000 synthetic chemicals have been released into the environment. Very few, less than 7%, have been tested for long-term safety on humans. • Over 4 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the US. • The typical American applies 9 personal hygiene products daily, containing an average of 126 ingredients.


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BETTER LIFE: SPRING CLEANING MADE EASY Sunshine, budding flowers and wisps of green grass mean only one thing: Spring is making her entrance. We know Mother Earth is at work, but how about you? Is your home spring ready or in need of a little TLC? If you fall into the latter category, have no fear. We at kit are here to give you the lowdown on our favorite cleaning products, the worst cleaning mistakes and how to clean your home in a day. So let’s go: Ready, set, clean!

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WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN CLEANING By Tracy Line

1. Scrub Away Stains: Scrubbing your carpet can destroy the fibers. Instead, blot stains with a damp white towel and treat with a stain cleaner. Make sure you blot until almost dry, otherwise new dirt will cling to the area, creating a new stain. 2. Mix Products: Combining products (such as bleach and ammonia) can pose a health risk. In addition, the chemical combinations can damage surfaces such as tubs and countertops. Also avoid mixing two brands of a similar product; doing so can create noxious fumes.

3. Ignore What You Can’t See: The dirtiest spots in our homes are those that get touched the most. Make a habit of wiping and disinfecting light switches, appliance handles, doorknobs and the TV remote every time you clean.

4. Clean Windows in the Sun: Sunshine and warmer temperatures cause window cleaners to dry too quickly, leaving windows streaked. For best results, clean when it’s below 70 degrees and cloudy. Spray solution on windows, scrub with a microfiber cloth or non-scratch sponge and use a squeegee to get rid of excess cleaner.

5. Go Au Naturel Everywhere: In our attempts to be green, many of us are using homemade or all-natural cleaners. Such solutions work well, but the acids in household staples like lemon juice, vinegar or baking soda can damage natural stone countertops and marble or wood floors. Educate yourself on where you can safely use these solutions.

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HOW TO:

THE 1-DAY SPRING CLEAN Most of us like having a clean house; it’s the getting there we struggle with. But spring-cleaning doesn’t have to be hard. Use these 6 easy steps to get your cleaning done in a day.

Step 1: Define Your Priorities. Take a walk through your home and make a game plan. Do you want to clean all the rooms or concentrate on a few? Will some rooms take longer than others? Are there certain areas (e.g. mirrors, knickknackfilled shelves) that need extra attention? Knowing what you’re in for can help you manage your time. Step 2: Gather Your Gear. Get everything you need together in advance so you can clean faster. Fill a tote or bucket with items such as microfiber cloths; bathroom cleanser; disinfectant wipes; sink, counter and window cleaners; 2 non-scratch sponges (for the bathroom and kitchen); and a roll of paper towels. Toss in your iPod and you might even have fun while you work.

Step 3: Line up the Loads. Start the day by stripping the beds (including blankets and comforters) and gathering bathroom towels and throw rugs. Do a load of laundry each time you clean a room, and by the end of the day, the laundry will be done. Step 4: De-Clutter. Grab a basket and fill it with everything that needs to be tossed or put away: your daughter’s snow boots, old magazines, the candle you never once lit. At the end of the day, go through it and keep, toss or donate to your heart’s content.

Step 5: Pick a room, any room. Start by wiping down ceiling fans and work your way south. Wipe down pictures, shelves/counters, furniture and baseboards. Finish by vacuuming and/or mopping. Time saver: Spray cleaners on the bathroom tub, toilet and counters beforehand. Return after cleaning another room and then quickly scrub and rinse everything from the top down. Step 6: Wrap It Up. Remake the beds, put away towels, replace rugs and go through your clutter basket. Next you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Wine anyone?


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Show of hands, please: Who is a little stumped on what to wear this time of year? The weather changes day to day and hour to hour, but you're completely over winter layers. You want outfits that look light and breezy without jumping the gun on summery pieces that have already hit stores (don't worry, there will be plenty of time for those). We hear you! We've pulled together our favorite versatile looks that are bulletproof for spring and made them a cinch to copy. You won't need a load of accessories or tricky trends—just three key pieces to nail each outfit.

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THIS MAXI DRESS HAS A GAUZY, BEACHY LOOK, WITH WIDE STRAPS THAT WON’T MAKE YOU FEEL BARE WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE JACKET.

Whether you’re packing for vacation or dressing for that first truly nice spring day, a maxi dress and jean jacket are an unbeatable pair. Denim jacket, $79.50 at Macy’s

A CLASSIC DENIM JACKET THAT NEVER LETS US DOWN! WE LOVE IT IN A MEDIUM WASH FOR SPRING.

Bar III beaded tassel necklace, $32 at Macy’s Stripe maxi dress, $148 at Tommy Bahama Fossil “Vickery” drawstring bag, $188 at Macy’s Sandals, $29.99 at Gap Factory Store* *Find Gap Factory Store at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.

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Denim and a white button-down shirt— is there a more classic look? The current spin on this duo calls for flares and a tomboyish top. Boyfriend fit button-down, $44.99 at Gap Factory Store* Stella & Dot “Sutton” necklace, $128 at stelladot.com† High-rise flare jeans, $59.99 at Gap Factory Store* Woven bucket bag, $168 at Tommy Bahama Michael by Michael Kors “Carla” platform wedges, $150 at Macy’s *Find Gap Factory Store at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind. To order, visit stelladot.com/melaniejlentz

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Dress up your softest T-shirt with a swishy skirt and chic, pointy-toe flats for a date-night look that’s pretty and effortless. Scarf, $39.99 at Loft Outlet* T-shirt, $19.94 at Old Navy Elastic-waist skirt, $59.50 at Macy’s Gold-tone bracelets, $19.99 at Loft Outlet* Calvin Klein cross-body bag, $178 at Macy’s Franco Sarto “Hawk” flats, $79 at Macy’s *Find Loft Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.

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DOES IT FAN OUT WHEN YOU TWIRL A BIT? THAT’S THE KIND OF FLOUNCY SKIRT THAT TOPS OUR LIST FOR SPRING.


For those marathon Saturdays that start with a donut run and end with dinner at a friend’s house (with a million errands in between), you’ll need a casual yet pulled together outfit that’s ready for whatever. Striped T-shirt, $12.95 at H&M Stella & Dot "Rebel Cluster" necklace, $79, "Inspiration" bracelet, $49, and "Colorblock" cuff, $24, all at stelladot.com† Merona woven fedora, $14.99 at Target Vince Camuto slim ankle pants, $79 at Macy’s Slip-on sneakers, $29.99 at Gap Factory Store *Find Gap Factory Store at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind. To order, visit stelladot.com/melaniejlentz

SLIM-FITTING PANTS ARE THE YIN TO A DRAPEY T’S YANG. A PURPOSELY IMPERFECT ROLL AT THE ANKLE IS A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT DETAIL FOR THIS LOOK.

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Those in-between weather days call for layers, but that doesn’t mean you’ll look weighed down. A cute jacket, lightweight scarf and sunny denim will do the trick. Hooded jacket, $69.99 at Gap Factory Store* Infinity scarf, $19 at Karisma

A PAIR OF PALE DENIM JEANS WILL REVIVE SO MANY PIECES IN YOUR CLOSET. GIVE YOUR DARK DENIM A BREAK ONCE IN A WHILE!

Lace-trim T-shirt, $34.99 at Loft Outlet* Lucky Brand cuff, $55 at Macy’s Modern Skinny jeans, $59.99 at Loft Outlet* Sperry Top-Sider “Seacoast” sneaker, $60 at Macy’s *Find Gap Factory Store and Loft Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind.

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WE LOVE THIS CROPPED JACKET. THE FLORAL BOMBER STYLE MAKES FOR AN UNEXPECTEDLY COOL LAYER.

You might normally pair a sweet spring dress with a cardi and cute ballet flats, but we love how edgy extras give this outfit a surprising twist. Sanctuary floral-print bomber jacket, $129 at Macy’s Stella & Dot “Rebel” pendant necklace, $79 at stelladot.com.† Calvin Klein fit-and-flare shortsleeve dress, $134 at Macy’s Nine West “Cheers” wedges, $59.99 at Nine West Outlet* *Find Nine West Outlet at Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Edinburgh, Ind. To order, visit stelladot.com/melaniejlentz

THE WHITE DRESS IS AN ESSENTIAL FOR SPRING, AND YOU CAN PICK YOUR FAVORITE SILHOUETTE—SOFT AND FLOWY, A SIMPLE SHIFT OR FIT-AND-FLARE, LIKE THIS ONE.

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Spring break is often a time for good family memory-making and relaxation; a “break” from our day-today lives. It is also a common time for high school and college students to misuse substances like alcohol. In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Counseling team at Living with Intention wants to help you and your family have a fun, safe, and healthy Spring Break by providing you with some information and tools to help you prepare:

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WHAT ’S A PARENT TO DO?

• 1,825 students between the ages of 18 – 24 die each year from unintentional, alcoholrelated injuries including alcohol poisoning.

• Parents need to have open, honest conversations with their kids about the expectations and boundaries around alcohol use, as well as discuss the risks.

• Signs of alcohol poisoning include: slow and irregular breathing, vomiting, lapse of consciousness and confusion.

• DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER THAT GOOD, INTENTIONAL PARENTING CAN HAVE ON THE DECISION-MAKING OF KIDS.

• Additional dangers associated with alcohol risk include: sexual violence, assault, and injuries due to intoxication.

• Participate in activities with your kids that provide opportunities for quality family time.

• Each year nearly 700,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by a peer who has been drinking.

• Be a role model for healthy, age-appropriate alcohol use.

• More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcoholrelated sexual assault or date rape each year.

• For more helpful tips, visit our website at LivingWithIntention.biz

• Additionally, nearly 600,000 students annually are involved in unintentional, alcohol-related injuries.

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HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? EARLY EDUCATION ON ALCOHOLISM & ADDICTION

by Judy Burnett

A large portion of the adult population drinks alcohol. But how much is too much and how often is too often? Excessive alcohol use is the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States and accounts for one in 10 deaths among working adults. How do you know if you or someone you know has an alcohol problem? April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, aimed at increasing public awareness and understanding to decrease the stigma associated with alcoholism that often prevents individuals and families from seeking help. This year's theme is For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.

The USDA defines moderate drinking among women as up to one drink per day and up to two drinks per day for men. Men and women use alcohol as a stress reliever, a socialization tool, a reward, a gourmet activity, a status symbol or for the positive impact on heart disease. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 67.6 percent of men 18 and older and 55.3 percent of women 18 and older describe themselves as current drinkers. Last year NBC's "Today" program reported that experts are warning

about alcohol abuse by moms. In a TODAY.com survey, almost 40 percent of respondents said drinking helps them cope with the stress of being a parent and more than onethird said they have mom friends they think have a problem with alcohol. More than half of the respondents to the survey named wine as their drink of choice. Stephen Creel is a licensed addiction counselor with Living With Intention of Fishers. He works with adults and adolescents facing addiction. He says women metabolize alcohol differently than men. "Alcohol is

more concentrated and the physical consequences can be greater," Creel says. "Women progress to dependence more quickly than men." "For women there is no safe dose of alcohol," says George Brenner, a licensed addictions specialist with Community Health Network and part of their Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Team. He warns of the effect of alcohol on women, Why do we drink to excess? The Collaborative Studies on the Genetics of Alcoholism is a nine-center research project in the United States designed to identify and understand


Does Someone You Know Need Help With Alcohol? Please remember that even if a person shows some of the symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that they have an alcohol addiction. The presence of these symptoms could relate to stress, depression or other health or behavioral problems that may or may not be related to substance abuse. 

BEHAVIORAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS • Guilt or shame around drinking • Lying about drinking • “Blacking out” or forgetting what happened while drinking • Activities involving drinking alcohol are a priority • Withdrawal from relationships • Neglect of children • Unexplained absences • Legal problems

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL SIGNS • Declining personal hygiene and personal health • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea • Pupils larger or smaller than usual; face flushed or bloated • Weight change • Tremors or shakes • Emergency room visits for alcohol overdose or unexplained injuries • Inability to focus and track in a conversation • Slurred speech; unsteady gait Brought to you by Fairbanks

the genetic basis of alcoholism. Indiana University is part of that project. Howard Edenberg of IU School of Medicine-Indianapolis has reported that genetic analyses have shown there are regions on three chromosomes that contain genes that increase the risk for alcoholism.

Alcohol and Youth Alcohol abuse is common among middle, high school and college students. According to Brenner, alcohol is the No. 1 drug of choice for American youth. Some students mix energy drinks and alcohol, such as Red Bull and vodka, a potentially deadly combination. Energy drinks contain caffeine and some contain alcohol as well. Mixing the two increases the risk of heart rhythm problems. In 2010, the FDA concluded that mixing energy drinks and alcohol is dangerous and should be avoided. "Adults will move from starting to drink to dependence in about 10 years," Brenner says. "Youth can move from beginning to drink to alcohol dependence in one year." Creel suggests parents be alert for signs that their child might have an alcohol problem such as loss of interest in activities and sports, change in peer groups, irritability and declining grades. Because of spring break and proms, Creel says, "This is a time for binge drinking and that can cause sexual assaults, auto accidents and death." He believes parents should not allow children to drink at home. "The belief that providing your children with a safe place to drink will prevent them from drinking when they are not with you is misguided and dangerous. Drinking at a younger age drastically increases the likelihood of dependency later in life—regardless of when the use began."

Where to Turn for Help If you think you or someone you know has drinking-related problems, seek help. In 2012, 1.4 million adults and 76,000 adolescents received treatment for an alcohol use disorder at a specialized facility in the United States. "Like any other chronic disease, it is not going to go away on its own," says Robin Parsons, director of adult services at Fairbanks Hospital in Indianapolis. Fairbanks adult and adolescent patients begin with an assessment to determine the appropriate level of care. Fairbanks services include medically managed detox, medically monitored rehab, clinically managed residential care for those at high risk for relapse, a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program. "A person can directly admit to any level of care based on the assessment," Parsons says. The adolescent recovery program is specific to the child's needs and may include attendance at Hope Academy, a chartered public high school operated by Fairbanks. Community Health Network operates a 24-hour crisis line where one can seek information and referral for themselves or someone else. Community provides addiction treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, including community-based outpatient services. Outpatient care usually involves one to three group sessions a week. "None of us wants to acknowledge that a significant problem exists," Brenner says. "Talk to your primary care provider or a professional that works with substance use disorders. Get an assessment." Private individual addiction counseling for adolescents and adults is available at Living With Intention. Creel says counseling is necessary at any age to overcome alcohol abuse. "It is not a lack of willpower," Creel says. "Addictions will not surrender to willpower."


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WHAT IS A DRINK? 12-ounce

Bottle of beer or wine cooler 5% alcohol content

8-ounce Bottle of malt liquor 7% alcohol content

5-ounce

Glass of wine 12% alcohol content

Alcohol-Related Behaviors among Indiana College Students Source: Indiana Collegiate Action Network

60% 40% 25% 10% 13%

REPORTED USING ALCOHOL IN THE PAST MONTH REPORTED BINGE DRINKING IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS REPORTED BLACKING OUT WHEN DRINKING REPORTED BEING HURT OR INJURED WHILE DRINKING REPORTED ENGAGING IN RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE

1.5 ounces 80-proof distilled spirits 40% alcohol content

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KNOW THE FACTS AND WHERE TO GET ANSWERS • Projectcork.com provides anonymous, self-assessment tools. Click clinical tools, and then AUDIT for a selfassessment. • Women are less likely to seek treatment due to societal stigmas—confidentiality in treatment is key. • Every year, families and communities are devastated by tragedies that occur over spring break due to binge drinking. • Women progress more quickly than men from use to abuse to dependence due to differences in metabolism. • Women are at greater risk for harmful physical effects from alcohol abuse than men. • To be most effective at any age, interventions must be tailored to the individual and their family. Brought to you by Steve Creel, LCSW, LCAC, and the professional counselors at Living With Intention

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Stylist Susan Beckwith brings her mighty mix of spunk and polish to your spring closet. Use these seven wardrobe staples to create countless outfits. By Susan Beckwith | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

SUSAN SAYS: Most people only use 20 percent of their closet 80 percent of the time. Therefore, it’s critical to build a wardrobe that is full of quality pieces that will stand the test of time.

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SPRING STAPLES FLARES SUSAN SAYS: For those who detest skinny jeans, great news … flared jeans and trousers will be big for spring 2015. I’m excited about this trend. As much as I love the skinny silhouette for those of us with hips, we welcome a figure-flattering style that looks great on all shapes and sizes. If a true flare is intimidating, a bootcut is a great moderate option. I was having a bit of a Rachel Zoe moment and channeling my inner ’70s diva with this look. I especially love my fringe bag from Delaney’s that can be worn as a cross body purse or clutch. 38 kitindy.com March +April 2015


TRANSITIONAL ACCESSORIES SUSAN SAYS: Scarves, statement necklaces and bags in the hues of spring can help you transition your winter looks right into spring. Those who know me best can attest that I love a classic leopard print. Most leopard prints consist of shades of tans and browns, which are traditionally associated with fall and winter wardrobes. This is a fashion fallacy! Think of leopard print as a neutral that can truly be worn year round. For example, by adding my Steve Madden bag, J-Crew scarf and Madden Girl pumps in shades of coral, it transcends this dress from The Linden Tree into a perfect option for your spring wardrobe.

TRENCH SUSAN SAYS: I feel instantly chic when I wear a trench. I love this neutral Ann Taylor cape trench option because it’s a nice twist on a classic. For this look, I decided on my Joe’s skinny jeans, navy and white stripped J-Crew T-shirt, floral pumps and a minty green purse I surprisingly scored at a hospital women’s boutique. (Hospital gift shops and boutiques have lots of hidden gems. They often attend the same apparel markets as other area boutiques.) From weekend to work, a trench is a piece that’s truly worth investing in. 39


FLORALS SUSAN SAYS: Mixing patterns can add some spunk to your spring look. It’s less expected than traditional solids. I fell in love with this skirt as soon as I saw it at Boomerang Boutique off of Mass. Ave. That was no small feat considering I had exactly $0.50 to pay the meter, which meant mere minutes to peruse the store. I highly encourage those looking for truly eclectic urban finds to check out this boutique.

CARDIGANS SUSAN SAYS: Summer is around the corner, but it hasn’t arrived just yet. To look stylish without fear of freezing, invest in a few cardigans. These are great transitional pieces that can easily be layered over your favorite dresses and blouses. In the summer, I wear longer, lightweight cardigans with T-shirts, denim shorts and ankle booties to create a look perfect for hitting the summer music festival scene.

FLIRTY DRESS  SUSAN SAYS: Perhaps because I think of pastels when it comes to spring, I believe it’s a sweet time of year. It’s the perfect time for feminine ruffles and polka dots. I love the classic look of this Tommy Hilfiger dress. I purchased it for a fashion field study with Ball State University to visit the Tommy Hilfiger showroom in New York. The pop of color in the belt adds some fun personality and goes perfectly with my Michael Kor’s carry-all tote. 40 kitindy.com March +April 2015

DENIM SHIRT SUSAN SAYS: The options are endless with a classic denim shirt. Wear it belted over a spring dress or pair it with skinnies in a bright cheery color. For a work look, tuck a denim shirt into a pencil skirt and slip on some cute heels. You can even wear denim on denim. The trick is making sure to keep the light denim on top and the darker denim on the bottom.

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SEEKING A FIRMER, SMOOTHER YOU? Three out of five women are unhappy with their bodies but a new procedure offers a non-surgical solution

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ixty percent of women and 53 percent of men hate looking at their bodies in the mirror. When the lumps, bumps, bulges and dimples require a change to looser fitting pants, stretch fabrics and big shirts, it may be time to consider the Cutera truSculpt®, a new non-surgical treatment developed for those who eat right and exercise regularly but just cannot seem to get rid of stubborn muffin tops, love handles, saddlebags, bra fat and cellulite. TruSculpt is a “no downtime” treatment that uses radio frequency energy to deliver heat to targeted zones, reducing, firming and smoothing problem areas over time. The energy is delivered uniformly to the deep subcutaneous fat layers to sculpt or contour the body. This RF energy destroys the targeted fat cells, which are broken down and disposed of by the body over about three months. The treatment works well for abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks and other stubborn areas where fat accumulates and is effective for both women and men. TruSculpt can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. We recommend a minimum of three treatments spaced 30 days apart. While results vary with each patient, results are seen as early as four weeks after the first treatment with optimal results typically achieved at 12 weeks after the last treatment. A TruSculpt treatment lasts about an hour or less and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Some patients experience some redness, swelling or mild tenderness in the treated area for a few hours following the procedure. The ideal candidate for TruSculpt is in reasonably good health and not obese. It is not a weight loss solution and will not deliver the same results as a surgical procedure, such as liposuction. It can be used for all skin types and colors. TruSculpt should be performed only by providers who have been trained and certified in the procedure. If you think TruSculpt might be for you, call us to schedule a consultation.

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INDIE HOME STYLE Story by Brooke Reynolds | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

What sparks your creativity, interior design and style? Alec and Jenny Tod look to vintage accessories, retro prints and even their dog, Indie, to bring their hipster style to an unassuming Fishers home. No one would call this ranch run of the mill. Let their DIY savvy and fresh take on design inspire your space.

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WELCOME Walk through the front door of Alec and Jenny Tod’s home, and you’re immediately awakened by the aroma of coffee. They can’t wait to pour you a cup, made from freshly roasted south-CentralAmerican beans. “How do you take your coffee? You know it’s best black,” Alec teases, proud of his batch for which he handselected the beans and tastetested before serving.

The heartbeat of Jenny and Alec’s home evokes an overwhelming sense of welcome—from the in-house barista service, to the spare bedroom warmly decorated, to the love they’ve poured into the overall vibe of their the collective rooms.

THEIR STYLE Their design style is eclectic for sure. “It’s a combination of vintage, industrial and modern design inspired

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by our love for art and handmade things,” Jenny says. Many of their prized furniture pieces come from late grandparents’ homes or from the handiwork of their fathers. “Our best moments in this house have taken place when our friends and family are over,” Alec says. “Our door is always open. I love our house the most when it’s full of people.”

When the Tods have people over, the décor is an easy conversation-starter. Most people inquire about the chalkboard wall in their kitchen. They write grocery lists on it. They hang spice containers from it, and they’ve labeled the spices on the wall with chalk. Jenny, “a truly creative artist,” as her husband labels her, draws seasonal art at the top of the chalkboard wall.


A BIT OF BACKWOODS: Jenny showed her dad pictures of her vision for treetrunk side table. He cut down the lumber from a fallen tree, glazed it and gave it to Jenny and Alec for their living room.

WEDDING MEMORIES: The Tods' wedding theme had a modernized retro feel. A photo from the ceremony fits perfectly with the same theme in their home.

DISC JUNKIES: Alec and Jenny love their record collection. Alec's dad let him take what he wanted from his collection, and the favorites are now displayed on their wall. Their record player came from grandparents.

WALL STATEMENTS: It helps to be artistic. Jenny painted the ampersand hanging on the living room wall. The framed prints came from Vintage Indy Marketplace, a monthly market for vintage, antique and other items sold by locals.

OUTSIDE THE BOX: Indie, the Tods' miniature dachshund, has taken up residence in an old suitcase that was used as decor in Alec and Jenny's wedding. The pillow inside it was once on the living room couch. Indie took a liking to it and claimed it as his own.

CREATIVE BACKDROP: Alec and Jenny meticulously designed a 15-foot-tall accent wall in their living room with neat crosses. It took them 8 hours to mark every spot with a laser level, carefully lay down washi tape and use a hair dryer on each application to keep them in place.


Get down to business Alec Tod wears his heart on his tattoo sleeve. He loves coffee so much that he has a Chemex filtration brewing system tattooed on his left forearm. One year ago, Alec and Jenny started an artisan coffee-brewing business out of their home called Indie Coffee Roasters. Alec selects the beans, and they carry out small-batch testing of seasonal beans to ensure the besttasting coffee possible. Jenny is the creative genius behind the logo and packaging. Indie, their miniature dachshund, is the business’s namesake. The logo also has a retro feel, which is the type of design Jenny and Alec infiltrate into their style at home, too. The Tods brewed their first batch of coffee outside on a popcorn popper, and “it sucked,” they agreed vehemently. But since then, they’ve rotated in a new coffee flavor every month, depending on what beans are in season, and they always offer their two best-performing coffee flavors. “Before my coffee business, I was drinking 1.5 to 2 pounds of coffee a week,” Alec said. Now he’s glad to have turned his passion into a business, creating something that’s uniquely theirs.

Jenny graduated from Herron School of Art and Design and is now an Art Director at Element Three, a marketing and branding agency in Indianapolis—but her creativity doesn’t turn off at 5 p.m. She has and inherent an eye for seeing potential design, which is part of the reason why Jenny and Alec chose their house. They loved the high ceilings, big master bedroom and large fenced-in backyard. The community of Fishers drew them in to their current home, too. Their neighborhood is just down the road from downtown Fishers, where they frequent Riviera Maya, Sno World and the Fishers Farmers Market. They are members of the neighboring YMCA and attendees at nearby Northview Church, where Alec works as an IT coordinator. In this family, Jenny has the creative talent and Alec is more of the creative problemsolver. Their office space, while eye-catching and functional, took some creative problem-solving on Alec's part to bring it to fruition. The desk, which houses four computers so the couple can work side-by-side on their freelance projects, hangs from the wall thanks to six heavy-duty weight brackets. The other shelves hang high above the desks and hold a risky amount of weight as well. All these shelves were handcrafted and hung for less than $300 total. “I see our house evolving as we evolve and grow as individuals,” Jenny says. “Our home represents us as we are now. I see that changing and growing with us as we do.”

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FRONT PORCH VIGNETTE

VINTAGE FLARE Rustic olive buckets from Hoosier Sister pair perfectly with faux lavender sprays from Allisonville Nursery.

Story by Cassie Perry | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

With spring knocking at our front door, it only makes sense to heat up our décor on the front porch. Just as a warm welcome awaits on the other side, the opportunity to make a lasting impression can start with the first step. Or in this case, maybe two steps up. Long gone are the holiday twinkling lights and festive feel that enveloped my front porch just a few months ago. Like many other homes in the area, it is left feeling rather drab and cold because, well, it has been—drab and cold. However, determined to transform this winterscape into a succulent escape, I called on my good friends at Hoosier Sister to bring some of their vintage whimsy to my front door. Next stop was Allisonville Nursery to peruse the faux perennials and lush lilacthemed inventory. Together, with some of my own items infused in the mix, a cozy and inviting space was in bloom. Gretchen Harter, co-owner at Hoosier Sister vintage finds, knew just what I was looking for (and always seems to nail it!) by lending me some amazing rustic olive buckets to fill with vibrant lavender sprays. I wove burlap yardage through the buckets to soften and cozy up the front entrance to my covered porch. As the sun starts to shine longer in the afternoon, I often enjoy watching my little ones run through the freshly cut grass. A cozy sitting area is the perfect spot to relax and try to bottle up their giggles. In my case, I have two areas to focus on. On the longer side of my porch, I utilized a timeless wooden bench seat and dressed it up with colorful pillows in poppy, navy and poolside blue shades. The water coolers tied in perfectly with both the orange color in the pillow, flowers and pattern in the wreath wrap (constructed out of an old plaid shirt and silk hair tie) on our lilac door wreath. The secret to creating a seamless, yet unique and visually appealing design is to blend colors that complement one another so as to not get too “matchy,” which can feel like a pop-up “store display.” Choose one primary

color you want to focus on and potentially two other less-dominant ones that you can use as accents in smaller snippets. If your porch happens to be sized for a more intimate seating area, a small end table and chair will flow with ease. My goal was to create a functional space that married two parts of the porch setting in this instance—one longer and one narrower. Keeping in mind the vision was “vintage meets fresh,” I chose rustic furniture as a starting point, added in a shiny splash of galvanized steel in the accessory pieces and finished it off with flowers that carry over the same bright poppy hue. As you begin the search for your own porch “spring me up” in the following weeks, don’t forget to search through household items you already have. You just might gain a new perspective—from any seat on the porch—on creating your own unique design this season.

OUTSIDE R&R After our frigid winter forced us indoors, cozy seating areas help you take in all the fresh air spring has to offer.

PATTERN MASHUP Add texture and color with a variety of solid and patterned throw pillows. They're inviting and lovely.

BLEND OF TIMES Start with some rustic items and then add in contemporary accents. It's a timeless friendship.

Hoosier Sister (facebook.com/HoosierSister); Allisonville Nursery (allisonvillenursery.com). WHIMSICAL GREETING Welcome your guests with a seasonal note on an A-frame chalkboard.

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TAKING YOUR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE BOX.

A square of tidy boxwood makes a beautiful spring wreath. Cassie Perry offers three ways to dress yours.

1. TUCK IN SPRING BLOOMS To add in vibrant color, choose a faux flower such as this magenta sprig and layer pieces into the wreath. A favorite seasonal saying or personal address on a chalkboard frame is a fun way to add interest and charm.

2. WEAVE IN COLOR No faux flowers on hand? Keep the colored hues flowing by entwining bright yarn throughout. Add on the initial of your last name to close the door, or open it, with a personal statement.

3. STAMP IT OUT If sticking with a neutral pallet is more your style, pick up a piece of canvas banner and stamp your favorite saying, address or last name initial in a classic black color. Spruce it up with a trendy patterned ribbon or old belt that is sure to “stripe up” a conversation.

WREATH: WEST ELM | YARN, CANVAS BANNER, STAMP SET: HOBBY LOBBY | CHALKBOARD FRAME AND CIRCLE INITIAL: CASSIE’S PERSONAL CRAFT CLOSET

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MASTERING COLOR PLACEMENT. The structural style of your home plays a role in how and where you use color to increase curb appeal. For example, Victorians can easily support four or more colors; modern designs work well with a two-tone treatment of a single color. Follow these painting tips to have them fall in love in at first sight. Garage: continuity rules Painting garage doors the same color as the house can make the house look bigger. To provide visual unity, paint the trim to match either the garage doors or the house trim. Windows: contrast tip Paint the window mullions and frames of a modern house with an accent color to add visual interest without shutters. Dormers can be enhanced with paint that’s a slightly different color than the rest of the house. Accent color: accessorize Paint a weathered garden bench a cheerful hue and surround it with colorful annuals. A trellis supporting a flowering vine can soften the home’s façade. Color can shine even during the long nights of winter—position spotlights to illuminate a colorful front door and adjacent evergreens. For more color ideas, visit color expert Shannon Kaye’s forum at certapro.com, or consult with a CertaPro painting professional to find what works best for your home. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CERTAPRO PAINTERS


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KIT ROCK THE BAND

This one is a party in the front and the back. Put your favorite head wrap over your hair, positioning it at the nape in the back and above your forehead in front. Piece-by-piece, wrap your hair up and over the band, tucking it into the elastic to secure it. NEXT-LEVEL LOCKS

For Cassie’s look, Ashley left out two front sections of hair. She braided one piece and pinned it along the back of the head wrap, and then finished the updo with Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25. WHERE TO WEAR

This versatile updo can go just about anywhere, depending on your choice of head wrap. Dress it up or dress it down for weddings, work or postworkout errands.

CAREFREE SPRING HAIR Master the mussed look

Imperfect, lived-in hairstyles are all the rage, and quite frankly— we couldn’t be more thrilled. After all, it’s hard to mess up messy. Our kit stylists Ashley Fuson and Katja Geisler conspired to bring you four fresh looks on three different hair types, plus their favorite products to help you perfect imperfection. By Ashlie Hartgraves | Photos by Elese Keturah | Hair by Ashley Fuson and Katja Geisler | Modeling by Cassie Perry, Jackie Ashby-Allen and Joann Brolsma

Headwrap from AH Collection Inc.

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TRIANGLE TRENDY

Forget trying to hide your bobby pins. Let them shine with a growing trend. When pinning back your swoop, just place 3 pins into the shape of a triangle (or a chevron shape). NEXT-LEVEL LOCKS

Before pinning up Jackie’s hair, Katja added a few curls for more style and texture. Kick WHERE TO WEAR

You can wear this one anywhere, both in and out of the office.

UP FOR ANYTHING

Don’t rule out an updo just because your hair is on the shorter side like Jackie's. For this style, use a simple braided head wrap and place it over the hair, positioning it just below the crown in the back and above your forehead in front. Working from one side to the other, take each section of hair and pin up and over with bobby pins. We teased the hair at the crown for added volume. Riviera Two Braid Head Wrap, $10 at Ulta. NEXT-LEVEL LOCKS

Embrace your layers. If some pieces won’t fit, just curl and spray them— the messier the better. WHERE TO WEAR

When you just want to get your hair off of your neck and a plain pony is too casual, try this look.

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TYPE A MESSY

For those of you who get nervous about moving away from your sleek style, this look baby steps you to the messy trend. For Joann's style, simply slip a headband over the hair and pull some pieces out around it, using your fingers or a fine-toothed rattail comb. NEXT-LEVEL LOCKS

For longer hair, infuse the style with romance by adding big, messy curls. To bring in texture and body, use Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder, $16.95 at Ulta. WHERE TO WEAR

For a more formal occasion, choose a headband with shine and texture. Run errands, get poolside or grab coffee with the girls in a more casual headband. Headwrap from AH Collection Inc.

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THROW A GIRL A BONE

Step up your standard braid with a fishbone (or fishtail). It can look a bit intimidating, but it’s easy. We promise. Divide your pony into two; take a small piece from the outside of the left side and combine it with the inside of the right side. Take a small piece from the outside of the right side and combine it with the inside of the left side. Repeat. NEXT-LEVEL LOCKS

For Cassie’s look, Katja first sprayed her hair with Sea Salt Spray to add texture and help the big curls stay in. To finish, gently pull the braid apart to mess it up a bit. WHERE TO WEAR

This messy braid is perfect for any casual outdoor activity. Wear it to the beach, on an outdoorsy date or to a summer concert. Fedora Hat from AH Collection Inc.

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ASHLEY’S PICKS 1. Marilyn Teaser Brush. Great to obtain fullness and the perfect rounded style, whether wearing hair up or down. ($16 at Ulta) 2. Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25. Clients love the way it smells and the strong hold is long-lasting. ($17 for 10 oz. at Ulta) 3. Pureology Precious Oil. Apply daily before using any hot tools. I love the way it smells and the way it makes the hair feel, plus serum is a must this time of year. I carry a travel size in my purse because I love it so much. ($12 for travelsize at Ulta) 4. TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. Saves hair a day or two from shampooing and is great for added volume when wearing your hair up. ($21.99 at Ulta)

KATJA’S PICKS

1. Goldwell Style Sign Big Finish Volume Hairspray. I really like this product because it gives great hold and texture without flaking or feeling crunchy. It also protects against humidity. ($18.50 at Ulta) 2. KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray. An amazing dry shampoo that absorbs second (or third) day oil without leaving a white film, which some dry shampoos can leave behind. This is a great last-minute, no-washing method to make "leftover" hair look great! ($19.99 for 6.7 oz. at Ulta) 3. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder. Put this fine, powdery product right at the root to lift and give texture to limp or fine hair. This is a no-teasing-comb way to get a beautiful, voluminous hairstyle. ($16.95 at Ulta) 4. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. If you use this product while the hair is wet before blow drying, it will add shine and softness while protecting against thermal heat—along with seven other great benefits! ($18 for 4 oz. at Ulta) 5. KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray. Use this on wet hair for added texture and roughness for any hair type. Also a must-have for loose, wavy curls for that beachy, tousled look. ($18.99 at Ulta)

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SPEAR HAPPY Recipe by Chef Will Osgood | Photo by Chris Whonsetler

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It’s spring and vibrant, crisp asparagus spears are sprouting all across Central Indiana, from farmers markets to produce aisles. They are perfect on the side sautéed, blanched or stir fried. Or really please a crowd with this big-flavored appetizer from Chef Will Osgood of Pipers Restaurant in Indianapolis. (The sugar-cured bacon just might set you blissfully over the edge.)

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ASPARAGUS ALLISON YIELD: 2 APPETIZERS (8 PIECES)

4 slices white bread 8 tablespoons Garlic Cream Cheese (recipe at right) 8 pieces asparagus, blanched 4 slices bacon, fried crisp* 1-2 tablespoons melted butter 1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut crusts off of bread and roll flat (like a tortilla) using a rolling pin. Spread bread evenly and liberally with Garlic Cream Cheese.

GARLIC CREAM CHEESE

8 ounces cream cheese, softened 7 tablespoons butter, softened 1-2 teaspoons crushed or pureed garlic 11/2 teaspoons chopped parsley 1 /2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 /4 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 Blend all ingredients together with small mixer, or by hand. Refrigerate to store. Great on wraps and sandwiches. *Chef Osgood reccomends sugar-cured, thick-cut bacon.

2 Cut blanched asparagus spears in half so that each slice of bread will get 2 pieces. Place crosswise on the bread. 3 Break bacon in half, so that each bread slice gets 2 half pieces of bacon, or 1 whole strip. Place on top of asparagus. 4 Roll up bread, making sure asparagus and bacon are inside the bread rollup. Make sure the cream cheese seals the roll. 5 Place seam side down on baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at 375 degrees until golden brown. 6 Remove from oven and cut in half diagonally. Serve 4 pieces per plate. Can accompany with freshly grated horseradish in sour cream.

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CHEF WILL OSGOOD Pipers Restaurant

Pipers Restaurant is a place where fancy and casual collide. 2130 W Southport Road, Indianapolis; piperscatering.com. Asparagus homage. You’ll encounter this delicous dish along with other seasonal treats at Pipers Restaurant’s Asparagus Festival, starting April 1.


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