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...
What happens when winter brings us both the polar vortex and the popular Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo? Take a quick look in your dresser: if your clothes are neatly folded and filed upright, you already know...
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...
Whether you’re new to town and searching for the comfort foods of home or a long-time resident looking to expand your palate, check out these area specialty grocery stores for local, imported, fresh, and unique items to add to...
Check out our "Moving to Iowa City Guide" and learn everything you need to know, from buying and selling your house, to schools, grocery stores, neighborhoods, and more! Brought to you by The Bails Team at Urban Acres Real Estate.  Tiffin...
Ok, a bit of click bait. Seriously though, you can! You can do it on your lunch break at work, or waiting to pick up your kid from school. While you wait at the doctor’s office, or sitting on...
I had been planning this day since my daughter was born. This was going to be the most magical 5th birthday celebration ever! And no, I am not talking about Disney. Our trip to the American Girl Store in Chicago...
As a plus-size woman, it can be hard to find places to shop. I have always been tall and curvy, and having children only enhanced my curves more. Throughout my life, I feel like I have had to compromise...

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Aldi is ahhhhh-mazing.  If you go, you already know. If you don’t, you NEED to check it out. We have a beautiful newly remodeled location in Iowa City and another great location in Coralville.  They recently partnered with Instacart...

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