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Best places to shop local at small businesses in Iowa City

Shop Local: Iowa City Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

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 get my dollars at holiday time by offering potential gifts for a wide range of folks, […]

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This House Runs On Costco {P.S. Registration is OPEN!}

{This is a Sponsored Post; ICMB received goods, services, or monetary payment in exchange.  However, ALL opinions are our own and we LOVE Costco!} I know what you’re thinking. We have already shared our love for Costco NUMEROUS times on this blog.  We’ve told you how to save money by shopping at Costco, we’ve told […]

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Love is in {BLOOM} – A Paper Flower Tutorial

I love to decorate for holidays. However, I’m a total procrastinator. I don’t get decorations up until right before the holiday, and then they stick around far too long. How long is ‘too long’? Well, as I’m preparing for Valentine’s Day, I’m reminded that I still have a Halloween door mat on my porch. That’s […]

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How Moms Can Imact Body Image

Wake Up Call: My Role in My Daughter’s Future Body Image

The other morning I was halfway watching the end of Good Morning America while stacking cups with my daughter, Ella. One of the segments caught my attention as I heard something about how mothers can impact their daughters. As I listened to them explain the experiment some psychologist did, I got a little choked up (what’s […]

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{Sponsored Post and Giveaway}: Chalkolate Cake

It’s that time again: back-to-school!  Time for new backpacks, new teachers, and the ever-popular “first day of school picture”.  If you’re looking for ways to spice up those photos this year, and maybe you aren’t the most crafty/creative mom, look no further than Chalkolate Cake! With adorable, printable signs for all occasions, this locally-owned Etsy […]

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Back-to-School {style on a dime}

Temperatures are rising, and many of us are counting down the days until we get a break our kids are back in school. (At which time we will begin counting down the days until our first break.) But for now, it’s back-to-school season. Soon we will all be meeting in the aisles of Target with our […]

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