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Ways to be more intentional and minimal about gift giving

12 Ways To Be More Intentional and Minimal About Gift-Giving

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends and family, decorating the tree, going to ugly sweater parties, driving around to see the lights, […]

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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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Save Money, Make Money, AND Give Back to the Community: Shop at Stuff Etc!

If you are an Iowa City native, chances are you already know all of the amazingness that is Stuff Etc. However, just in case you haven’t heard, Stuff. Etc is the BEST!  Stuff is a consignment service operation that is dedicated to providing consignors the best return on their merchandise, while providing buyers with quality, low-cost shopping. […]

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Guide to Iowa City Area Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market season is upon us! Attending our local market is one of our family’s favorite warm-weather activities. Every Saturday morning we pack up our crew and head to the Chauncy Swan ramp in Iowa City to indulge in some fresh food and great company. There are many reasons why attending your local farmers’ market […]

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