3 new and improved summer fads you don’t want to miss for your wedding

3 new and improved summer fads you don’t want to miss for your wedding

The invitations One new fun trend this summer is to use floral designs on your invitations. This would include, but of course not limited to, wreaths and vine motifs. The idea is to create a classy yet elegant look, one all your friends will ‘ooh and ahh’ over when they open it up. There are multiple ways to execute this fad. You can use a floral frame or put a monochromatic floral design at the top center almost like a seal or watermark. You can create a floral design going across the edges of your invitation or have a vine coming down one side. Lastly, you can go for a more rustic look by using a diffused water color design.  The cake The wedding cake tradition has always been to have a white cake. This summer step outside the box by customising your cake to better fit your wedding. Create an almost colorless pastel cake  and decorate it with summer flowers made with sugar. This gives your cake the flare you want. Alongside your masterpiece cake place multiple smaller cakes on the table giving you the option to use a variety of colors and flavors. Your guests will love getting  to try fun summer cake flavors, such as strawberry, pistachio, and orange. The dress Everything lace! A trend that started last year, but just isn’t going to fade anytime soon. Only now, they are seen on the red carpet with a nude, sea foam green, light blue, or pink underlays. Some pretty wild and crazy ideas, but would be perfect for a summer outdoor wedding. The next big idea...
3 Types of Plants Best for Indiana Weather

3 Types of Plants Best for Indiana Weather

Living in the midwest and trying to keep up with your landscaping can sometimes be frustrating. Being in an area with such different seasons, can make it hard to decide which plants to use. The plants you use can affect how good your house looks and if you are getting the most out what you bought. When looking to improve the curb appeal of your home, here are three plants to keep in mind while you are out shopping: Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Even just the name makes me want to buy it. The plant has giant masses of flowers with light gray-green foliage. In midsummer it produces green broccoli-like buds. These buds open up into large pink flowers which turn to a deep rusty red in the fall.The plant can grown up to 24 inches tall and needs to be in an area it can get full sun. This plant is perfect if you want to put your house up for sale near the middle of summer through the beginning of fall. It will give your house that warm and colorful look you may have been missing. Opuntia ‘Compressa’ The second plant to look for when shopping to improve your curb appeal is an Opuntia ‘Compressa.’ This plant is one you will want to plant when trying to sell your house in the spring time and early summer. This is the time when this cactus is budded with bright yellow flowers. Yellow is a bright and warm color that would attract and look perfect when trying to add some dimension to your curb appeal. This plant doesn’t take much...
3 Easy Vacation Spots Near You

3 Easy Vacation Spots Near You

As summer is approaching you must know your options for short, easy vacations. Especially, if you have a full time job or an internship, it can be hard to take time off for long vacations . There is a way to keep your full schedule while also having fun. You can do this by taking a day or weekend trip to someplace new or familiar on the  weekends.. Here are 3 of of the best places to go: Clifty Falls State park Clifty Falls State park is an easy destination for  a short weekend trip. The state park is located in Madison, Indiana. It is about for three hours from central Lafayette. Clifty Falls is known for their waterfalls you can hike to on scenic trails. They also have events that run throughout the year.A few of their main events include fireworks, car shows, living history, reenactments of historical events, volunteer days, and fishing derbies. On top of their beautiful trails,waterfalls, and events;Clifty Falls also has a small town where you can explore, enjoy dinner, and relax. It’s perfect for a nearby vacation spot. Turkey Run A place a little closer to home is Turkey Run State Park. Turkey Run is a little over an hour from central Lafayette. This is the perfect vacation spot if you just want to  explore and get some fresh air for the day. The trails to hike vary from easy to moderate to difficult, entailing rocky paths and rough hills on the difficult trails. There are also many camping options in case you are looking  for a weekend getaway. There is an area designated to...
3 Places to Explore while Family is Visiting for Graduation

3 Places to Explore while Family is Visiting for Graduation

That time of year is just around the corner! When the weather begins to warm up, flowers appear, the sun stays out long, and oh yeah GRADUATION!!! What an exciting time of your life. The time where you are leave on chapter and embarking on a new one. It is a time to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go. The best part about big life changes are the people who come around you to celebrate. Family travels from all over just celebrate you and your accomplishments. Wow! How exciting to know you have overcome every obstacle that said you shouldn’t and you made it! Now you’re probably thinking what opportunities does the Greater Lafayette area have for my family and I to enjoy together? You don’t have to worry a bit, because there are endless places to explore in the Greater Lafayette area. Here are 3 of many places to go. Down town shops Greater Lafayette area may not be a big city, but we have a lot to offer. One of those being our downtown area. There is so much to do downtown it can easily take up an entire day. Downtown Lafayette have everything from antique shops to coffee shops to chocolate shops, and every a couple record stores. It not just the shops that are so captivating, but the people who own them. Their stories are what pull you in for a closer look. For instance, the restaurant DT Kirbys. This bar and grill has been around since I can remember they have recently remodeled  and moved across from where...
It’s More than Just a Race: 8 Big Events in and Around Indy 500

It’s More than Just a Race: 8 Big Events in and Around Indy 500

Indiana may seem to be the most unlikely of places to host the greatest spectacle in racing. But every May, on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, over 500,000 people gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) while millions watch from their homes, for what has become one of the largest sporting events in the world. Thirty-three racers from all different countries race 500 miles around the 2.5 mile track at speeds over 220mph competing for that moment in victory lane and a drink of the illustrious champions milk. Here are 8 events you don’t want to miss out on: Carb Day (Friday May 22) Carb day is full of activities! Starting with a vintage car show in the morning, followed by the IMS midway open. Later on there will be a firestone pin distribution, Indy lights drivers will be introduced. Afterwards the Tag Heuer pit stop challenge will happen followed by three concerts. Time trials: (May 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22) Tickets can be found online here…you may have missed most of the trials this year but next year plan ahead and spend the weekend in indy. There is enough going on to spend the entire week staying in the great city of Indianapolis. Parade (Saturday May 23) One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, happens Saturday before the race. 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, many more watch from the comforts of their own home. After the event there is a great place to grab some local lunch afterwards at shappiro deli. Driver meeting (May 23) Saturday before the race...