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It's December, Mavens! This month our editorial theme is "Celebration," so we will be covering topics like holiday party hacks, women-owned catering businesses, and global festivities. We hope you have a wonderful month filled with merriment!
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Get Ready for Your December Horoscope

The Spellsisters are back with their final Indy Maven horoscope for 2022, and they advise that you could be finding clarity in December. With Sagittarius season now in full swing, you might be feeling more hopeful, and your goals may seem more accessible and real. It's time to dream again!  

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Marsha Quarles of Marsha's Specialty Desserts and Tierney's Catering

5 Women-Owned Catering Companies in Indy You Need to Know

Looking for some holiday catering? We have just the companies that can help. Whether you want a home-cooked meal, a delicious cheesecake for dessert, or a cooking class to teach you how to prepare a meal for a big group, these local women-owned catering companies have you covered. 

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How to Winterize Your Home AND Win Big

Giveaway announcement: Our friends at Hope Plumbing are giving away a FREE tankless water heater (valued at more than $6,000!) to a lucky winner in the Indianapolis area. All you have to do is make sure you’re following @hopeplumbing on Instagram and tag a friend. Three names will be drawn on Christmas Eve. The first name wins a brand new tankless water heater, the second winner will receive $1000 off a tankless water heater, and the third will receive $200 off. The contest runs through 12/24/2022. Read on to find out more information and to learn how to prepare your home for winter. Good luck!

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"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" — Maya Angelou
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Once a rising leader in Indy’s tech scene, Ally Brettnacher left her career to focus on her family and start her own passion project. Natalie Derrickson spoke with Brettnacher to learn more about her motivation and her business, Athlete Bouquets, which aims to "celebrate finish lines and milestones" for athletes of all types.
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Holiday Gift Guide Wrapped Packages

ICYMI last week, here's our Indy Maven 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, loaded with present ideas for practically everyone on your list. Also, tune in to FOX59 on Dec. 5-8 during the 8 a.m. broadcast hour when we'll be live talking about gift ideas from this list!
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The Gifted Gown's HoliGlitz Fashion & Shopping Soiree on Dec . 9 is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in style! You can shop local vendors, enjoy a hot cocoa bar, nosh on light bites, win fun prizes, see a stunning fashion art installation, and learn more about how The Gifted Gown serves the community. Go shop, sip, and celebrate the holidays!
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Indianapolis: An Illustrated Timeline Book by Ashley Petry

As the author of four books centered entirely around Indianapolis, it’s safe to say that Ashley Petry is as devoted as a Hoosier can get. Writer Samantha Kupiainen chatted with Petry to find out more about her and her lastest book, "Indianapolis: An Illustrated Timeline."
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Save on Tickets to IRT's 'A Christmas Carol'

Banish your "bah humbugs" and celebrate the season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre! Scrooge’s visits to the past, the present, and the future bring us hope in the dark of winter. "A Christmas Carol" celebrates the power of kindness, family, and love. Save $10 off your ticket to "A Christmas Carol" with code CAROLMAVEN — valid on tickets priced $35 and above.

Created in partnership with IRT.

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Sara Hindi

Born in Amman, Jordan, Sara Hindi was appointed as the Public Affairs Manager for the Indianapolis City-County Council in May of 2022, where she now oversees communications and media relations. Over to you, Sara!
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Holiday Cheer Mulled Cider Candle


Bring a little festive fun into your home with this limited-edition candle. Featuring notes of apple, mulled fruits, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, and vanilla, it's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

"Holiday cheer" mulled cider candle, $26 at

A round-up of events to add to your calendar in the weeks ahead.
All the things you need to read this week.
  • 25 viral beauty products that make great gifts. (Elle)
  • Have writer's block? Here are some journal prompts to get you started. (The Good Trade)
  • The number of women working in construction has hit a record high. (The Washington Post)
  • "SuperAgers" share insight on memory and longevity — and social connectedness is one potential common trait. (CNN)
  • Meet Santa and have your caricature drawn by DreamWorks animator Timothy Ingersoll on Dec. 11 in Noblesville. (Hamilton County Reporter)
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