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Indiana Blogs: Indiana Anna

This marks another addition to the regular feature here at Little Indiana: Indiana Blogs. If you are an Indiana Blogger, please use the contact form and send me an email. You may be featured right here on Little Indiana.

Indiana Blogs: Indiana Anna

Indiana Blogs: Indiana Anna

Indiana Anna is an Indiana blog that shares stories and images of a family in Indiana.

Whether they are at a local strawberry farm or at a state park scavenger hunt, they are doing and exploring the state every chance they get.

When she’s not on the road, you might find Anna in the kitchen–sharing yummy, healthy recipes with her readers.

Indiana Blogs: Indiana Anna

Why did you start Indiana Anna?
I started Indiana Anna on April 15th of this year.  Prior to that, I frequently pestered my Facebook friends with photos and stories of all my adventures in Indiana.  A number of those friends kept telling me I should start a blog and I finally decided just to jump in and do it!

What about that name? Why Indiana Anna?
Several years ago, I needed a new username for a website and I came up with IndianaAnna.  I got the idea to combine a place name with first name from my Dad, who adopted the name BuffaloJoe when he was doing Geocaching.

What are three of your most favorite posts?

  • Spring at Minnetrista – Some Photos“.  I love this post because I love spring (and its promise of summer).  I love seeing all the flowers blooming and the warmer weather arriving.  Plus, Minnetrista is one of my very favorite places in Muncie.
  • Pasta with Zucchini and Easy 5-Minute Sauce“.  I love this post because this is one of my family’s favorite meals.  I make it 2-3 times a month at least and everyone gets very excited every time I make it.  I love making healthy food that makes my family happy.
  • A Trip to Pine Lake Waterpark“.  This was one of our most recent adventures to a place we’ve never been before.  These are the types of little adventures I love going on with my kids.  The weather was very iffy that day, but we decided to take a chance and we had a great time!

What keeps you ready and raring to post? Why do you blog?
I love getting out and exploring.   We’ve only lived in Indiana for 10 years, so there are plenty of new places for us to discover.

Healthy cooking has been a pretty recent adventure for me too.  I used to hate cooking and our family ate mostly frozen prepared foods or restaurant meals.  Its been another type of adventure for me to learn to enjoy cooking.

I get very excited about all my discoveries and writing a blog is a great way to share these adventures with other people who might be interested.

What can people expect when they hop onto your blog? 
My blog features stories about places we visit in the region around Muncie, stories about what we’re cooking, events and activities going on in Muncie, and an occasional story about parenting and my family.

You share a lot of recipes–what are a few of your favorite things to cook?
We like foods with lots of flavor and that incorporates lots of fruits and vegetables.  My kids are very adventurous eaters and are willing to try just about anything.  For instance, we all really like Thai red curry or Asian stir fry.

Any big plans for this summer?
I have so many ideas of things I want to do this summer, its completely impossible to do them all!  I made a check list of some of my ideas.

So far we’ve marked off seven adventures from the list and I’m hoping we can do many more.  We also have a trip planned later in the summer to Minnesota, which is where both my husband and I are from.

Is there anything else that you would like Little Indiana readers to know about you or your blog?
I’m working hard to be an expert on things going on around Muncie and especially activities for kids.  So, anyone who wants to know what to do in or near Muncie should definitely check out my blog and Facebook page.  I’d be happy to see you all there!

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Now doesn’t that make you want to go out and DO something? Thanks to Anna for sharing her corner of the world with us.

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By |2016-03-24T17:31:18+00:00June 30th, 2013|Indiana Bloggers, Little Towns|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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