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Halloween Treat Roundup! 14+ Themed Snacks and Goodies for Kids

Halloween is such a great little holiday. There’s not a whole lot of buildup, pressure, or hoopla–just one night of costumes and candy, with some spooky stuff thrown in for good measure. While I am a true holiday enthusiast and love them all for different reasons, I appreciate Halloween’s silliness and simplicity. In the weeks […]

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Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus – DIY Witch’s Cauldron

For the last decade, I’ve spent the majority of each October meticulously planning and assembling Halloween costumes for my daughters. Last year, for the first time ever, they all picked out costumes that required nothing from me. Nothing. Sure, I found reasons to create some fun accessories and coordinating trick-or-treat bags, but there is too […]

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Iowa City Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2017

With all the work that goes into selecting our children’s costumes, it is nice to have them get more than one use on Halloween. Here is your one-stop guide to family halloween fun around the corridor. Get out your calendar and get your Halloween activities planned! Halloween Activities Calendar Friday, October 20 Not So Scary […]

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Making Magic: Tips & Tricks for Stress-Free Sensory Play

I’m terrible at making magic for my kids.  Santa gets (burnt) break-and-bake cookies, a Leprechaun has never snuck into our house and turned a gallon of milk green, and the only fireworks we watch are from the neighborhood hooligans setting them off in the field behind our house.  I envy those Pinterest moms that transform […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City

Fall officially begins on September 22, but let's be honest–we've been dreaming of it for months. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! To make planning your fall easier, we’ve compiled the best events, activities, and resources for celebrating fall and Halloween in Iowa [...]
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Apple Orchards & pumpkin patches

Guide to U- Pick: Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches near Iowa City

My family and I are seasoned u-pickers. You name it and if it’s within 50 miles of Iowa City, I’ve probably picked it! I’ve rounded up u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches in the area for you and your family to enjoy. (Insider secret: all the u-pick places already have pre-picked produce, so if shlepping through […]

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{Re-Cap} 3rd Annual Halloween Bash

We’ve said it before, we will say it again…the Halloween Bash is one of our FAVORITE events of the year! We love seeing your little ones in their costumes, all dressed up and ready to do some indoor trick-or-treating.  For those of us who grew up in the Midwest, the idea of trick-or-treating without wind/rain/sleet/snow is […]

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Halloween Magic: Homemade Butterfingers Recipe

It’s October, and things are getting intense. It’s that time of year where we are reminded how divided we really are as a culture. Most of us have strong opinions and we are likely not going to be swayed by anyone else. I’m somewhat embarrassed to find myself in the minority this time, begging to find […]

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