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My husband and I just celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. As it was slowly approaching, we both thought we should probably do something to celebrate. Something a little more extravagant than just going out...
Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers...
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