November 29, 2016

Local Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

There are lots of great gift ideas that don't come from a traditional retail store. If you are looking to shop local this holiday season, you have come to the right place. There are lots of ways to save on local gifts to give this holiday season!




November 8, 2016

Christmas Open House at Community of Christ Thrift Store

Get holiday shopping out of the way, enjoy light refreshments, and maybe even win some prizes at Community of Christ Thrift Store's Christmas Open House! Lavonda Herrick is hosting this event, who just happens to be my grandma, so I know she put a lot of love, sweat, treats, and craftiness behind it. Stop out on Saturday November 12th for the festivities!

What: Christmas Open House
Where: Community of Christ Thrift Store at 17 N. 2nd Street in Council Bluffs
When: Saturday, November 12th from 9AM-2PM




November 6, 2016

Holiday Events in Council Bluffs

The decorations are up at Bayliss Park, and festive films are streaming on Netflix. That can only mean one thing. The holidays are here!! I love seeing the town get festive for the holidays, and I love all the Holiday Events in Council Bluffs for the community to enjoy. Concerts, crafts, and visits with Santa are all on this list, and it will be updated throughout the next two months.







Holiday Events in Council Bluffs 


October 27, 2016

Epic Gifts for Iowa Hawkeye Fans

Tickets to a Hawkeyes game are always going to be on the wish list of Iowa Hawkeye Fans. If I could buy them every year for my husband I would. But I can't. I always try to find him an Iowa Hawkeye Gift though. Sometimes it is handmade, other times it is store bought. If you are shopping for Iowa fans this holiday season, check out these Epic Gifts for Iowa Hawkeye Fans!

(This post may contain affiliate links to products I found.)

Gifts for Iowa Hawkeye Fans



October 3, 2016

Halloween Events in Council Bluffs

October has arrived and Halloween is on the minds of lots of kids! There are several Halloween Events in Council Bluffs to attend this year. Grab the costumes, the candy bags, and enjoy some Halloween fun! I will continue to add to this list over the next few week's as well.

Halloween Events in Council Bluffs



September 19, 2016

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls

Even though we still have warm temperatures here in Iowa, I'm in fall mode. Halloween decorations are up, leaves have been raked once, and the windows are open welcoming the breeze. The only thing I was missing were the smells of fall, and I took care of that over the weekend. A quick trip to Family Fare and my house smelled like Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls! I partnered with Family Fare to create this delicious recipe and an upcoming Twitter Party!

Autumn Ale Stew in Bread Bowls



August 29, 2016

9 Reasons to Visit Honey Creek Resort

Do you ever want to escape and disconnect from it all? Last weekend my son and I did just that when we hit the highway for a getaway at Honey Creek Resort. If you haven't taken this 3.5 hour drive from Council Bluffs, you are missing out an a beautiful location with tons to do!

(Thank you to Honey Creek Resort for hosting my son and I for our getaway. We were provided with our stay and activities, and any opinions are 100% our own.)


9 Reasons to Visit Honey Creek Resort 

July 25, 2016

Haunted in Iowa: Real Haunts and Haunted Attractions

Did you know that in the state of Iowa it’s actually illegal for a man with a mustache to kiss a woman in public? Iowa is known for its agriculture like corn, soybeans, and what. They even have a creepy lamb with two butts. You know what else we have in Iowa? Lots of haunts!

I've always been a believer in the paranormal. Things like spirits, ghosts, and haunted places. Although, haunted houses at Halloween freak me the heck out. Legit haunts intrigue me and give me the need to learn more. If that sounds like you, add these Haunted in Iowa suggestions to your must visit list!

Haunted in Iowa: Real Haunts and Haunted Attractions


July 20, 2016

10 Reasons to Check Out Family Fare in Council Bluffs

If you pulled up to the No Frill on Valley View drive today, you may have noticed a change. No Frill is no more. Today was the grand re-opening of Family Fare. This is the first Family Fare to open in the city and I partnered with them to check it out and tell you all about the new store, and offer a giveaway! Check out 10 reasons you need to check out Family Fare in Council Bluffs!


July 14, 2016

Pokemon Go Omaha PokeStops, Gyms, and Lure Parties (+ Surrounding Area)

Pokemon Go has taken over everything! I find it entertaining, comical, heart-warming, hilarious, and awesome. I haven't played nearly enough, but I love that it is giving me something to do with my 10 year old son. We don't have a whole lot of Pokemon PokeStops and Gyms near us but there are tons all over the Omaha Metro. I started a list and will be adding to it as things keep popping up!