Ten days ago I was sitting in a full auditorium with six other family members watching my 7-year-old in his first grade musical. We celebrated with ice cream afterwards at Jon's Ice Cream, our favorite local ice cream shop...
Small Business Saturday will be celebrating its TENTH anniversary this year on November 30. Of course, there are many ways in the area to participate and support our local retailers! Local Small Business Saturday Events Downtown Iowa City Small Business Saturday,...
One of my favorite Christmas songs that I love playing in the background while decorating our Christmas tree is the old time favorite, O Tannenbaum. We play both the German and English version on repeat while we decorate. The...
In Coralville tucked behind the interstate is a not-so-hidden gem.  Costco offers more than bulk items for offices or a gaggle of kids. While membership is required for this warehouse club, I have found it's more than worth it...
Every mom deserves a “me day" every once in a while, right?! One of my favorite ways to spend a solo weekend afternoon is by taking a trip to a vintage market or craft show. It’s also a fun...
Do you also have a partner that you think is the best dad ever but you are stumped on a gift idea for Father’s Day? Look below for some ideas you can snag from around downtown Iowa City! Beer Connoisseur A...
There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but...
Now that spring has finally (finally!) arrived, our family is eagerly awaiting the openings of the Farmers' Markets in the Iowa City area. We’re very lucky to live in an area that supports the local growers, artisans, and craftspeople...
Updated March 14, 2021 Are you looking to channel your inner Marie Kondo? Take a quick look in your dresser: if your clothes are neatly folded and filed upright, you already know the answer. For whatever reason you are de-cluttering,...
No matter where you live, you can't avoid the chore of grocery shopping–just when you think you have everything under control your kids are hungry again! Luckily we are graced with a variety of grocers throughout the Iowa City...

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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...