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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Welcome Spring with The Gypsy Chicks of Fortville

We're In Fashion Love!



Did you catch our January post on Fortville's The Gypsy Chicks? If not click here and catch up. We are in love with this unique boutique on Fortville's Main Street! We adore that they carry pieces for every shape and size and make you feel like a super star diva each and every time you visit! Ashley and I recently had the pleasure of getting a personal styling from owners, Gina and Taya, along with a little make-up session with Gina too! It all was pure bliss, ladies! Here's our photo recap of the spring outfits picked out by Gina and Taya especially for our body types. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

We arrived in our normal mama attire. You know the look, ladies.


Gina started with getting us in her make-up chair for a little pop of color. Neither of us wear make-up in our day to day mama duties, so this was definitely a treat! The cool part is that Gina offers this service all the time! Ladies come to see her before photo sessions, parties or galas to have their make-up done professionally. 




Once we were gussied up the camera started clicking away to document our styling adventure. As you can see by our facial expressions, we weren't quite sure yet on this new style journey. We were feeling a little out of our element. We went in with each commenting on things that bother us when looking for clothes. Gina and Taya proved to us that we could address those concerns and look awesome doing it!




Round 1 outfits! For me, Gina and Taya picked a dress with a higher bust line to draw the eyes up and create a flattering waistline. On Ashley, they accented her height while providing a little bit of camouflage for her new mama tummy.



Doesn't Ashley look so cute in this hat!!! I have to say I haven't been in a shorter dress in years. It felt good to try something new! 

Round 2 outfits! Gina and Taya picked this one for Ashley because by keeping the single color underneath it gives a thinner overall appearance and camouflages any leftover baby weight, but also keeps in style with the flowy boho chic. For me they picked the black monochromatic on top and bottom because it flatters on anybody and then you can add brightness on top such as the cute kimono I'm modeling. Perfect for a pop of spring color.



We both loved the corals in these picks! Very spring indeed! 

Round 3 outfits. For Ashley, Gina and Taya used the single color and elongating trick again, but with a super cute boho chic top with fringe and shear elements. It could even double as bathing suit cover up! On me, they proved to me that fuller figure women can definitely do bold pops of color and still look great. They are absolutely right. I definitely wear too much black and gray. In this outfit, I still have my go-to black pants on the bottom but an awesome top with lots of great color! 


Ashley looks awesome in this one! Like she's ready for a date night out. I fell in love with the light weight spring poncho and made it mine!

We had so much fun with Gina and Taya and learned so much too about dressing for our body type, being comfortable and feeling beautiful in your own skin! We love that they are on Main Street Fortville! Definitely a go-to shop for us for every season!




Stop in and see them this spring! Their hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11a.m. until 7p.m. Makes sure to follow them on Facebook as well. They are super good about posting updates on store hours, new pieces and fun special events!

Gina & Taya of The Gypsy Chicks



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wandering Wednesday - Finding Happy - Farming in Shirley Indiana

From City Girl to Country Girl

This week's Wandering Wednesday post is a guest post from a dear friend, Mrs. Nicole Hanna. We've been quite intrigued by her story. Ashley a farm girl moved to the sort of city (from very rural Reelsville to town of Fortville) and myself a wanna be farm girl, always been a city girl. Nicole's story of Fishers Indiana mama to Shirley Indiana mama was itching to be told, and we are super happy to get to be the mamas to do it! Moreover, we can't wait to visit her this summer and catch fireflies in the fields with all the little Hannas. Without further adieu - here's Nicole.



My husband is a farmer. Not a pig-cattle-chicken farmer. Not a veggie farmer. He is a typical Indiana farmer. He grows soybeans, corn and wheat. I use the word “typical” lightly because, he’s not really “typical” at all in my eyes. Our story is not “typical”, nor our journey to farming or the life we have chosen to live.


The Farmer and our 2nd oldest
Let me take you back to the summer of 2013 when my husband and I made the huge decision to move back to his family farm in Shirley, Indiana, and begin the process of taking over the the farm currently owned by his father. 

Our decision was not made lightly. We spent a year discerning about the decision. To go from a fairly easy life in Fishers, Indiana, to a very rural community and a life of farming was not something that I wanted to do. My husband was an engineer and had been for 12 years. I was a former teacher turned stay-at-home-mom caring for our three boys. We had great neighbors, a great neighborhood, a wonderful community and an outstanding church community where we were deeply rooted. 
When my husband presented the idea of taking over the family farm, which meant changing our lives completely, I was anything but excited or eager to entertain the idea. We were happy. And, it is difficult to leave happy. Why fix it if it ain’t broken, eh? After talking quite a bit, we began to figure out that God was calling us to this new life, this new adventure. Though my husband grew up on this family farm, farm life was completely foreign to me. I grew up in Michigan, a city girl who loved living three minutes from Starbucks, Super Target and the the local library. I loved being within walking distance from parks and the YMCA. We were pretty spoiled. We had it easy. Through a lot of prayer and talking with friends and another farmer who was in a similar situation years before, we decided to take the leap. We were moving to a small rural community 40 minutes from Fishers, with no idea of what lay ahead.

I had a lot to be excited about. We decided to renovate my husband’s grandfather’s house, which had been vacant for around 15 years. So began the business of hiring a contractor and detangling ourselves from our lives in Fishers. My husband quit his engineering job in October of 2013 and began commuting to the farm every day. He was doing some of the work on our new home himself, so he would often farm all day and put some hours in at the house before driving back to Fishers. Though it was fun at first with picking out flooring, lighting, paint colors and such, but over time much of the process became overwhelming. We had a home in Fishers that we had to get ready to sell and in the early winter of 2014, I found myself in a tailspin. Taking care of my family, working on selling our home in Fishers, working on the new home, and barely seeing my husband was difficult. And all the while I had doubt... Was this the right thing for us? Could we make this work? What if it didn’t? What then? Would we be failures? What about the boys? Were they going to be okay? I prayed often.

After three days of being on the market, our home sold. A fast and sure sign that, perhaps, we knew what we were doing. A reassurance I needed to push us through the transition. On June 1st, 2014, we moved to the farm. We said goodbye to Fishers. I spent moving day in tears.


Me and The Farmer on moving day from Fishers, Indiana to Shirley, Indiana
We were off and running. The first three weeks we lived in our “new” home, we had no countertops in our kitchen. We had plywood countertops while our new countertops were being made. “Here kids. How about some wood filings mixed in with your PBandJ’s?” The unpacking was left up to me, since The Farmer was in full-on farming mode. We may or may not STILL have unpacked boxes in our garage. (Ahem, no judgements.) A few short weeks after we moved in, I got introduced to my first “real” country experience: kittens! I am not a cat person. In fact, I’m pretty allergic to them. But these kittens...oh my the cuteness!


Our garage kitties.
They lived in our garage for a bit and after some back and forth, we made it clear to our kiddos that the cats would not be coming in the house. For one, we have a very territorial Miniature Schnauzer. And, for two, Mommy’s allergies would not allow for that. For me, a city girl, I was worried about their well-being hanging out and being garage kitties. The Farmer assured me that they would be just fine. Even now, months later, there is still one from the litter that hangs around and will often sit on our front porch or in our garage. He even managed to get INTO THE HOUSE due to a faulty back door that won’t close very easily. Our Miniature Schnauzer was very displeased with that turn of events, but the cat proved to be pretty tough when he hissed and swatted at said schnauzer. Farm cats are tough, man.


Two little farmers in training.
The first summer on the farm was busy with unpacking and working and just, figuring it all out. I have to drive 20 minutes to a grocery store. And Starbucks? Not so much. I’ve learned to appreciate the flavor and cost-saving effectiveness of a good, fresh cup of home-brewed coffee. And my boys? How are they adjusting? They are doing fairly well. Hey, what young boy wouldn’t love countless rides on a tractor and combine. Living on the farm has allowed us to teach our boys a very strong work ethic, something that is not so easy while living in the suburbs. For example, the boys spent many hours picking up rocks in some of our fields last summer. And you know what? They loved it. 



This winter’s chores for the boys include helping The Farmer split and load wood for our wood burning stove that is being used to heat our home; another “new” thing for me. “Oh, it’s cold in here! Better go add more wood!”

I will be truthful. I’m still adjusting to this life. There are many, many times that I miss our life in Fishers. I miss neighbors. I miss our church community. I miss the conveniences that we once had, like being able to walk to the park, and the endless number of family activities that Fishers offered. There are times, too, that I feel isolated. 

As a stay-at-home-Mom, it’s easy to have that feeling of isolation anyway. I feel as though I don’t have anything that’s just “mine”, like a job outside of the home, or a class I’m taking, or something along those lines. And, being in this rural community makes me have those feelings of isolation even more. I don’t get to chat with my neighbors over the back-yard fence. But, I do get to wander around outside and wave at my husband on the tractor. I get to see him a lot more than I used to because I see him throughout the day. When he is busy, I make him lunch and take it to him in the fields. When he has time, he comes in and hangs out with me and our youngest boy for an hour. 

My boys learned to ride their bikes here last summer in our circle driveway. We've played baseball in our front yard, we launched fireworks in our driveway, and we stand in awe of the amazing sunrises and sunsets that have very limited views in the suburbs and city. We can also watch the turtles hang out in our pond, and I often listen to the bullfrogs at dusk in the warmer months while I’m out with the dog. One of the most amazing wonders of the farm are the fireflies. Hundreds hover around our fields every night in the summer. And the winters? Well, you can’t remove snow in your driveway with a backhoe when you live in the suburbs. 


Snow removal farm style.
Another adjustment that we are preparing to make is that we are having a baby on March 12th! Our fourth child, our first child that will only know the farm life. Who knows what is in store for this child here on the farm. We have plans to raise chickens, which will possibly happen this spring, but maybe not happen until next. We have plans for a very large garden, and when (not if, but when) we have great success with that, we just might bring veggies to the forefront of our operation. These ideas make me excited. Being a steward of God’s land gives us a sense of accomplishment and a love that The Farmer and I would not have known otherwise. 

Is it hard work? 
You bet. 

Is it a sacrifice? 
Without a doubt. 

Is it scary? 
Yup. 

But, we know that we are on a journey that is one thing: OUR JOURNEY. I don’t know where it will all lead, but I do know this... My family is happy. We left happy in Fishers, but we are finding it again. Who knew that our “happy” could also be at a farm in Shirley, Indiana?


Our HAPPY family.
-Nicole

February-May 2015 Wandering Wednesdays brought to you by Indy Zoom Groom. Thank-you for your support of Fortville Mama and local family fun in and around Hancock County, Indiana. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank-you to the businesses that help support Fortville Mama. Your support is allowing us to make 2015 even cooler than 2014!


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Mama Tip Tuesday! #fabFortville DIY Sign

You may have seen a picture of these fun Fortville Mamas holding this sign?
Do you want to know how I made it? It's super easy and most have the tools at home to make it!


Jenny and I hosted an event a couple of Mondays ago called Meet Fortville Progressively - Take Two! She came up with idea of using wood to make a sign using the hash tag for the evening of the event. This way it's easy for everyone to remember, and it makes a FAB photo prop! (As shown above!)


Lumber (you choose size)
Printer and paper
Chalk
Paint
Mod Podge
Foam brush

1. Start with a clean sheet at of wood.

2. Next using good ol' Word type in the word or phrase you are using in the font of your choice.
  • go to page layout then switch from portrait to landscape
  • edit to needed font and size
  • print
  • lay out paper on wood to make sure it's the right size



3. Rub chalk on back side of paper.
4. Then flip over and trace your design.


5. Paint in your design.
  • don't forgot your own personal touch!



6. Mod Podge the back of your design or photo then Mod Podge over. 
7. Optional. This will depend on the type of wood you use. Mine ended up with a sheen from the Mod Podge, so I covered the rest with Mod Podge. 
8. Enjoy your new sign or wall hanging!


February-March 2015 Mama Tip Tuesdays brought to you by F.C. Tucker Agents Julie Preston and Stephanie Wilson. Thank-you for your support of Fortville Mama and local family fun in and around Hancock County, Indiana. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank-you to the businesses that help support Fortville Mama. Your support is allowing us to make 2015 even cooler than 2014!



*** New in 2015, advertising sponsorship available with Fortville Mama. Sponsor a single post or bring our viewers Mama Tip TuesdaysWandering Wednesdays or Hancock County Treasures biweekly blog series. Or why not be super cool and go all out and be our title sponsor? Email pamediasolutions(at)gmail(dot)com to learn more.

Hancock County Treasures - Top 7 Reasons To Come To The Fortville Library

With this week being Dr. Seuss' birthday, it's the perfect time to talk about an awesome local FREE resource - our library! We sat down with the very cool Mrs. Brenda Ratliff, Fortville Library Librarian, and discussed what's new and what's upcoming at the library, including this year's summer program. We also inquired about what her top 7 favorite reasons to visit the library. Drum roll, please... Enjoy an awesome guest post from the one and only Mrs. Brenda Ratliff!



Top 7 Reasons to Come to the Library!

First of all, it is a great place to come as a family. Everyone from the youngest child to the most experienced adult reader can find something that will be of interest. For example, there are learning toys, games to play, and board books to share with the preschoolers. There are books for beginning, emerging and fluent readers of all ages. Perhaps your family would enjoy choosing a movie to watch together, or maybe you would like to introduce the family to different music genres on CDs. We are the best place to do all of this, and it is FREE!

Second, it is a great place to come for story time. We have a wonderful story time 5 times a week. It is for the children from 2-5. They can come each week with a parent, grandparent, or babysitter and learn about different topics. They can participate in American Sign Language, songs, finger plays, interact with stories, make an age-appropriated craft, color and often enjoy a snack. What a wonderful way to introduce young children to the world of books, where they have fun and are not be asked to be quiet! Plus this week is all about Dr. Seuss! Sign-up in the library and reserve your spot today.

Third, it is a great place to find books of all formats and genres. We have books in print, books on CD, and electronic books that can be downloaded. Everyone can find something to suit their needs and wants. We have nonfiction books which can help you grow in knowledge or fiction books to stimulate your imagination, bring some much needed humor, or just entertain your mind. 

Fourth, it is a great place to come and watch a movie for free with your family! About once a month, we have a newly released DVD movie planned, usually on a Friday evening. There will be popcorn and a drink to enjoy. You and your family can have an entertaining evening all for FREE. In March, our free movie will be on the 20th. A perfect family night out.

Fifth, it is a great place to come and read a daily newspaper or enjoy a magazine in the warm sunshine of the front windows of the library. You can learn about what is going on around the world or what is current in the latest issue of your favorite magazine while sitting in a comfortable chair and getting your vitamin D from the sun!

Sixth, it is a great place to use the computers we have, or use your own device that uses wifi. You can work on projects with others, kids can get homework help online, you can check your email or use your social media. Our copiers and scanners can be used for projects as well. 

Seventh, it is a great place to get help from any of the library staff. We would love to help with questions about finding information, great books, local history, businesses or services in our local community, genealogy, etc. If we donʼt have the answers, we will help you find out how to get them. We love our patrons and want you to enjoy what your tax dollars have paid for. We are here to serve you!

As you can see, there are great things happening at your library. Itʼs up to you to come in and enjoy what we have to offer. We have many other things coming up this summer that you and your family can enjoy. Each summer we have a summer reading program where we encourage everyone, from infants to adults, to read and and be a part of the fun. There will be special crafts or all ages, outside programs that we bring in, prizes, movies and a special party at the end to celebrate everyoneʼs participation and/or completion. This summerʼs theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” We will be planning many special things. Please watch for more information on our website, in the newspaper, through electronic newsletters from the schools and most likely from just talking with others in the community.


- Mrs. Brenda


January-March 2015 Hancock County Treasures brought to you by Moody's Butcher Shop - Geist Location. Thank-you for your support of Fortville Mama and local family fun in and around Hancock County, Indiana. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank-you to the businesses that help support Fortville Mama. Your support is allowing us to make 2015 even cooler than 2014!


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Local Artisan in Fortville - reNEW Design and Construct

Have you ever wanted to breath new life into something old?

Owner of reNEW Design and Construct Jason Miller, wife Harmony and father-in-law Denna Conyers do just that!


I'm huge lover of handmade or handcrafted items. One of my favorite pieces in my home was built and designed by my dad. He gave it to us as a wedding gift; a custom TV stand for our flat screen built from a sassafras tree from our woods. Each day as I pass by it, I think of him and think of all the work and love that he put into it. I also think of the woods that I roamed growing up. It's a piece of not only my dad but my childhood.

Jason and his crew share this same passion. To give something a new life or purpose so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. When you walk into their shop the wonderful aroma of wood hits you, and you find yourself surrounded by so many treasures and pure creativity. It's inspiring! There's such beauty in their custom reclaimed wood pieces and a rich history as well! The stories of shelves made from a barn that was ready to fall, a table from an old Victorian home in Greenfield or an art piece on the wall from Main Street Fortville.

Here are all the things ReNEW Design and Construct has to offer:

  
Reclaim
If you step into Jason's workshop you'll find many treasures waiting to be transformed. One stack of wood originating from the oldest gymnasium in Hancock County and other stacks from old barns. He and Denna make beautiful rustic tables, shelves and more from the reclaimed lumber.

Restore
Before Jason's current business adventure, he did professional restoration. I was surprised when he mentioned the town I hung out in as a teenager - Greencastle, Indiana (located 2 hours from Fortville). Jason has restored quite a few historical store fronts on the square in Greencastle! Additionally, he has expertise to restore historical furnishing inside homes as well! Such pure talent!

Refinish
Do you have an old table that was handed down for generations in your family? Maybe you found a piece that you love at a thrift store? You've been wanting to refinish it but don't know how or have the time to devote? Hire a professionals like Jason and Denna to bring it back to life!

Repurpose 
How cool would it be to find something that is not being used anymore and give it a new purpose? At reNEW Design and Construct you'll find things like a really neat hanging light made from old face plates of vintage door knobs that looks fabulous plus so many more treasures. Who would have thought!

Commercial Items
reNEW Design and Construct also constructs amazing commercial furniture and will soon have a large space on the second floor of the store to show case his work. Most recently they have created mobile cubicles for a local church!








Don't forget they will do custom work too! 




Oh and get this mamas! Free baby holding while you shop for artisan treasures! You can't beat that!

Jason and Denna of reNEW Design and Construct.

Make sure to pop in and check out all the treasures for yourself. Their hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as well to keep up on all the new artisan pieces as they find their way from the workshop floor to the retail shop floor!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wandering Wednesday - Potter's Bridge Park

Potter's Bridge Park in Noblesville Has a Piece of My Heart!


So many great memories nestled in this cozy little park off the beaten path in Noblesville. We used to push Grammy in her wheel chair along the path and look for nature "treasures", meet cousin Izzy to skip stones and look for tadpoles down by the river and play "spaceship" with Daddy, Aunt Amy and Tara on the play structure. We often still take a drive on a summer weekend and end up at this quaint little slice of outdoor heaven. 

Here's our top 7 reasons we love Potter's Bridge Park!
  • The swings along the walking paths.
  • The shade. On hot summer days, it's a perfect shady place to lunch and play.
  • The only remaining covered bridge in all of Hamilton County! Very cool to walk on, explore and take in the beauty of White River below.
  • Two play structures in one area. Tons of opportunity for imagination and fun. Did I mention our go-to "spaceship" game? Little man still loves that one to this day!
  • The water overlooks along the nature walking/running/biking paths. Safe ways to step out and take in the beauty of White River.
  • Canoe access for a fun trip down White River and part of the 3.25 mile long White River Greenway Trail that takes you through Forest Park to downtown Noblesville or to Morse Park and Beach.
  • Every October the Potter's Bridge Fall Festival with art and craft booths, exhibitors, food, live music and kid's activities!
Who knew such an awesome outdoor treasure was so close to home?!


Photo Credit: The awesome Tara Thomas of Hg Studio in Noblesville.

February-May 2015 Wandering Wednesdays brought to you by Indy Zoom Groom. Thank-you for your support of Fortville Mama and local family fun in and around Hancock County, Indiana. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank-you to the businesses that help support Fortville Mama. Your support is allowing us to make 2015 even cooler than 2014!



*** New in 2015, advertising sponsorship available with Fortville Mama. Sponsor a single post or bring our viewers Mama Tip TuesdaysWandering Wednesdays or Hancock County Treasures biweekly blog series. Or why not be super cool and go all out and be our title sponsor? Email pamediasolutions(at)gmail(dot)com to learn more.




Monday, February 23, 2015

Mama Tip Tuesday! Pump, Don't Dump!

Don't let that liquid gold go down the drain or in the trash!

No Fear. No human milk was destroyed in his demo pic.
Breast milk is amazing stuff that is not to be wasted. Packed full of nutrients and with tons of health benefits. Let's just say I'm not a newbie to breastfeeding. I'm currently growing baby #3 with this miracle stuff, and I've breastfed a total of over 4 years now! I want to share how I've put it to good use other then just feeding my littles.


Monkey see, monkey do.
I struggled so much with my first, never had a freezer stash and would cry over spilt milk. With my 2nd and 3rd, I had more then I could handle! My second never took a bottle and to this day, at 3 years old, she still will not drink milk from a cup! Therefore I was not able to return to work and childcare was going to cause this mama to just break even! All the extra breast milk could have gone to waste, had I not found a use for it.

So over the years this is how I've put that "liquid gold" to use:

Milk Sharing:

I had an awesome experience with The Milk Bank. The screening process via blood test was simple and shipping was easy! The super cool thing is that the milk goes to fragile infants in NICUs all over the Midwest! Yes, you can save the life of a tiny little baby too! All you need to do is commit to donating 100 ounces for The Milk Bank to cover screening costs. Did you know that 1 ounce = 3 feedings for these tiny little nurslings? I have a friend that donated over 1,000 ounces! Can you imagine how many babies she fed?!

You can also explore direct donation. Some mamas don't meet the donor requirements or simply want to give to someone personally. (Warning: Milk share at your own risk! Unpasteurized milk is a bodily fluid and can transmit diseases.) With baby #3 I no longer qualified as a donor for the milk bank. So far I've given to a mom trying to keep her baby for a year on breast milk while pregnant. One mom that had surgery. Another mom that had to undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer. Some mom's are simply not able to breastfeed and babies cannot tolerate formula. If I were in these mom's shoes, I would want the healthiest option for my baby! A plus is seeing these sweet babies grow like mine have! That is worth every moment of pumping and washing supplies! To find moms in need or if in need check out Eats on Feets.




Thinking Outside the Box:

Some people think it's odd that I make soap with breast milk. First of all, during the saponification process all bacteria is killed. It's no different then goats milk soap. It's better for your skin too. Plus I feel way better knowing what I use on my body. 

The milk that is not donated to babies is made into soap. Click here are the safe storage guidelines. There have been times I have heated up a bottle from frozen and was not able to use it in the first hour. Instead of dumping it down the drain I put it in ice cube trays and freeze it for soap! The super cool thing is that this inspired me to start making my own cold process soaps. It gave me a hobby that I enjoy doing and teaching others. My oldest who has sensitive skin hasn't had a reaction since using our homemade soap. My youngest little guy has had beautiful skin thanks to it. No baby acme for this guy!

Yes, breast milk is awesome for your skin! There are many benefits. 
  • Last summer I let my two oldest play outside in the sunshine too long. They were a little red, so I threw some milk into the bath water. The next day the burns were gone! Did you know even Cleopatra bathed in milk and raved about its beautifying benefits! 
  • Don't forget boo-boos. It does an amazing job at healing scratches, scrapes, cuts or burns! Just simply apply frequently and watch how quickly it heals!
  • I've head of many mom's rave about how well it works on eczema as well.
  • Want a way to remember a savor the younger years? Your milk can even be preserved for ever in a special piece of jewelry! Yep, you heard me right, even jewelry. 
February-March 2015 Mama Tip Tuesdays brought to you by F.C. Tucker Agents Julie Preston and Stephanie Wilson. Thank-you for your support of Fortville Mama and local family fun in and around Hancock County, Indiana. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank-you to the businesses that help support Fortville Mama. Your support is allowing us to make 2015 even cooler than 2014!


*** New in 2015, advertising sponsorship available with Fortville Mama. Sponsor a single post or bring our viewers Mama Tip TuesdaysWandering Wednesdays or Hancock County Treasures biweekly blog series. Or why not be super cool and go all out and be our title sponsor? Email pamediasolutions(at)gmail(dot)com to learn more.