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Market District Grocery Store + GetGo = Big savings!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Market District & GetGo for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

A while ago my mom asked me if I wanted to go shopping. Of course I said yes. Who doesn’t love shopping? When I got over to her house I asked her where she wanted to go. “Market District. It’s the new grocery store in Carmel.”

What? She wanted to go grocery shopping? That’s not what I was expecting! But you guys! Have you been? Because this was the most amazing grocery store I think I’ve ever been to! A true foodies dream!

When we first walked in I thought to myself ‘This store is so pretty!’ I loved the details (like this free produce stand for kids!), how light the store was and it smelled AMAZING. (Tip: This is not a store you want to shop at while hungry!)

My second thought was, ‘Oh man. This store must be expensive.’ But I was so wrong! To my surprise, the groceries were priced the same as my normal grocery store. And this store has some major perks!

One, their selection is amazing. And on top of that, it’s all amazing quality. Their produce, meat and their bakery were all 100% top notch!

Two, they have tons of ‘specialty’ items that I can’t find in my other grocery store. An olive oil station, fresh pasta, and so much more. Third, they have a huge variety! Fourth, if you are an allergy sufferer or you have one in your family, there is a big section just for you! Some stores have gluten free areas…but they are pitiful! Market District has a great selection and they are really awesome with their signage.

Fifth, it’s fun! They even have a sweet section with the most amazing gelato. MOST.AMAZING.

Sixth and Seventh are all rolled into one here. They have awesome staff who are around the store just to help you. Can’t find something? They will get it for you! Need to sign up for fuelperks+? They will get you taken care of before you check out! (And yes, feulperks + is number 7 on our list!) I signed up for my card and it took literally 15 seconds.

What is fuelperks+? introducing fuelperks + : an awesome reward system that allows you to earn rewards on things like your groceries (even with their Curbside Express online orders!), gift cards, your prescriptions, health/beauty products, purchases at their in-store Starbucks or their signature restaurant, dry cleaning by Dress For Success, or purchases inside GetGo including their made to order subs, burgers and your fuel purchases. WHEW! Lots of places to earn rewards! Now, what exactly are you earning? FREE groceries OR FREE fuel! How awesome right! For every $50 you spend at Market District and GetGo you earn 2% off a future grocery order or 10 cents off per gallon of fuel. You can save your perks and add them up to save even more – up to 100% off a $100 grocery order or a free tank of gas (up to 20 gallons).

If you use choose to have your prescriptions filled at Market District you will get the choice of 5% off a future grocery purchase or 25 cents off per gallon of fuel! Don’t forget to take advantage of their perks on gift cards! Earn 10 cents off per gallon at GetGo or 2% off future grocery purchases. Be sure to check out the fuelperks + video for more information! There are honestly so many ways to save on top of Market District’s great prices! Deals on groceries….specialty items I can’t get anywhere else….plus the option to earn free groceries/fuel? I’m in! After our quick trip, I’ve already earned 10 cents off a gallon on our gas! WOO HOO!

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Indiana State Fair


I was super excited to get to go to the Indiana State Fair this year! I haven’t been in a LONG time! The weather was perfect, it wasn’t crowded, and it was filled with awesome food, great shows, really neat vendors and lots of bloggers! 🙂 Indiana’s Family of Farmers was nice enough to send bloggers to the fair to learn about the exhibits, farming and to experience first hand why farms matter!


When we got to the fair we were taken on a tour of the newly renovated Coliseum. It looked really awesome and it was really cool that they kept the original integrity of the building. When wee were in the Coliseum touring, some of the kids were showing their 4H cows. I never knew how much work went into showing animals! These kids have put in so much time and effort! It was really neat to watch.


Of course the State Fair had lots of animals! We walked around and looked (and fed!) them. How adorable is this baby goat?


One of the kid’s favorite exhibits was the Seed Survivor exhibit! We learned all about seeds, water and soil. The kids even got to plant their own Sunflowers to bring home! (Free event!)



There were tons of exhibits and hands on things for the kiddos!


Of course we had to head over to the Midway! What is a fair without rides? 🙂



bike riders

Both of the boys really loved the BMX show! (Free event!)


And we couldn’t get out of the fair without stopping to see the tractors!

The whole time I was at the fair, I kept thinking, I can’t believe it’s taken us so long to get here! Why didn’t we do this last year!? If you are thinking of going this year here are some discounted days:

Tickets at the door are $20, but you can purchase tickets for just $10 online here.

You can also go on Tuesdays for only $2 admission.

Other ticket discounts:

8/7 – Indiana State Employee day. Employee’s get in free with ID.

8/7 – All military members and veterans get in free with their ID

8/14 – Free admission for AAA Members

Other discounts;

Tuesdays – $2 food specials, Rides $2 each

8/11 Wristbands only $15 for rides! Wristbands get you unlimited rides from noon-10 PM.

Thanks so much Indiana Family of Farmers for hosting us at this year’s State Fair!



2014 Health & Fitness Expo

2014 Channel 13's Health & Fitness Expo #Indy

When the Indy Geek Girls asked me to head over to the Channel 13’s 2014 Health and Fitness Expo I was pretty excited! We weren’t able to make it last year and I heard really awesome things about it. Before the expo started we chatted with the news team and even got to see their helicopter (and meet long time pilot Butch Bates!)


Inside, we were greeted by a few of the Colt’s Cheerleaders and got to see just how big and how many vendors were ready for us to explore!

nervousThere were lots of booths set up that did free health screenings. You can learn all about your blood pressure, BMI, even oral health screenings! This is a great place to start and can lead to new health goals or some important discussions with your doctor! (Here Josh was getting a scan of part of his nervous system! How cool! I didn’t even know they could do that!)

Listening to the heart

There was more than just health screenings! We learned a ton! And the booths were great for the whole family! At the Marian University booth they had tons of hands on activities to help teach about germs, the body and a glimpse inside the world of a doctor/nurse. Josh really loved finding the heart beats and pulse!

Learning about Helmet Safety

We also learned about proper helmet safety. Turns out that the helmet we used at home is to small! So we are off today to buy another one that fits properly.

helmet safety picture

(Want to know if your child’s helmet – or your own – fits properly? It’s a quick and easy check!)


Josh and I learned all about safety in the car. Did you know that in Indiana kids need to be in a booster seat through age 8? And that kids under 13 should be in the backseat. Or do you know the safest seat in the back for the child to sit? It’s in the middle! (As long as it has a lap belt and across the shoulder!)

We also got to learn about driving and the dangers of texting and driving. Josh got to put on the simulator glasses and ‘drive’ with and without distractions. He did fairly well! He only was caught speeding twice. But, sadly, he did run over a pedestrian. It’s a good thing we have a few more years!

Learning CPR

At the 2 Nurses and a Dummy booth we got a quick hands on training of CPR. It’s harder than it looks! (You can find out about taking a class here!)

How old is this hamburger?

I promise you will not be able to guess! This hamburger from a local fast food place is 7 years old!! And it’s been sitting in a garage! YUCK! I couldn’t believe it! It goes to show the importance of clean food!


In the same booth we saw this awesome growing planter! She has everything from mustard greens to celery growing. It grows indoors (this is actually from her living room!) so she can eat fresh vegetables all year around!

lupus research

There were lots of great booths around for ways that you can not only get a good workout, but that you can help out great causes. One of the booths that we stopped at was the Alliance for Lupus Research. Did you know that this organization was created by one of the founders of Johnson and Johnson? Joining the walk is free and Johnson and Johnson pay for all of the organizations costs. That way 100% of the donations that they receive can go right to lupus research! (The walk in Indianapolis is June 14. You can get more information here.)

tennis racket

There was lots of activities for kids! Josh played tennis not just once, but twice!

tennis indy

I absolutely loved the NJTL of Indianapolis! (It stands for National Junior Tennis League!) The prices are really awesome and NO child is turned away from learning and playing if they are having financial trouble. There are summer leagues so make sure to check them out! They are perfect for all levels! Get more information here.

bike race collage

Nine13Sports had a really awesome display! The bikes were connected to a television and you had to race your opponents! Joshua was way into it! No way was he letting any adults beat him! Nine13Sports is a nonprofit who helps bring bicycles and bicycle programs to kids! You can learn more about them here.

There were also the Colt’s football training area, obstacle courses and MORE!


We couldn’t leave without saying goodbye to Rowdie – the Indianapolis Indians’ mascot! (Check out their schedule here!)

We had so much fun at the expo! We can not wait to go again next year!


October Bucket List

October Bucket List

It’s October – my favorite time of year! Here are some things I want to make sure we do this month. I would love to find out what you are planning on doing with your family this month!