I love Christmas! The music, movies, decorations, and traditions are among my favorite parts of the season. A few years back, I shared one of our favorite traditions to kick off the season, Grinch Family Night. This, among our...
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,...
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...
School is right around the corner, which means Iowa's tax free weekend is right around the corner also. Every year the state of Iowa exempts stores (and their customers) from paying sales tax on clothing and footwear items costing...
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...
It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Eastern Iowa: the start of garage sale season! Below is your list of citywide garage sales across Johnson, Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa, and Benton counties. Happy shopping! Third...
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...
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...
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...

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Many of us are still being cautious about venturing out during this strange time of COVID-19. While I find myself missing movies, sitting in...