Comfort, style, and affordability: for me, that's the trifecta of qualities I've been searching for in a pair of ballet flats.   As a librarian, I'm on my feet all day, and I've been searching - literally for years - for...
Prior to moving to Madrid from Cedar Rapids, our family lived in a two-story colonial style home with a fenced-in backyard. I loved our home and it was perfect for our family of four. It was just the right...
Before motherhood I totally enjoyed Pinterest-inspired projects from time to time, but now that my life is messier, busier, and basically involves me trying to create tiny pockets of time where my kids are entertained enough for me to...
I’ll be the first to admit that I like the idea of decorating my home for each season. I have Pinterest Boards called Winter Wonderland, Happy Heart's Day, Spring Has Sprung, Fabulous Fall, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and more,...
One of the simplest and most nostalgic traditions of summer is the classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. While we are reminded daily of the divisiveness in our nation, most of us can come together and agree that the...
The thing I love most about living in eastern Iowa are all the county fairs and our small town festivals. So much work and dedication make these happen year and after year by people who live here, and their...
The cold is clearing and spring is finally (hopefully) here to stay! After a long, cold, snowy winter I know I’m excited for some longer and sunnier days. I’m also eager for all the spring markets coming up in...
We had an absolute BLAST at our very first "Mother of all Markets", and we are so glad that so many of you were able to join us!  This market was not only an opportunity to get out of...
Three years ago, I made the first New Year's resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the...
It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways...

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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

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June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union...