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Where to See Santa in Cedar Rapids 2017

For many families, the holidays would not be complete without a visit to Santa! So we’ve put together this handy guide to help you know where to see Santa in Cedar Rapids!! Are you looking for more family-friendly events? Check out our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide! *Be sure to call ahead to confirm dates […]

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Christmas Pajamas For All

Christmas Pajamas for All & to All a Goodnight!

I’m a sucker for new Christmas pajamas! In the past they’ve been Christmas Eve gifts for my kids, Christmas card attire, a Christmas movie night surprise or given to everyone on December 1st to wear all month long!  We’ve matched, mix-matched, and passed around hand-me-downs throughout the years. With all the hustle and bustle of […]

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40 Creative non-candy Easter Egg Fillers

40 Creative {Non-Candy} Easter Egg Fillers

Easter is sneaking around the corner like a white fluffy tail! You know what that means, mamas! Filling Easter eggs and baskets! As I’m preparing for the big egg hunt, my mind immediately hops back to our family candy bowl. Because it is FULL, you guys! In fact, that ceramic vessel is practically over-flowing with […]

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50 Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas

50 Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas

I really do love Easter. The brunches, powerful sermons, the unbelievably cute Easter dresses, and of course the candy and Easter baskets. My daughter is 16 months old. She doesn’t eat candy and really doesn’t understand the concept of the Easter Bunny bringing and hiding chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and trinkets. In fact, the entire […]

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5 Last Minute Valentine Gifts Moms Will Love

5 Last Minute Valentine Gifts Moms Will Love

Hey, dads! I know, I know. It’s not the Cedar Rapids Dads Blog, but hear me out. It’s Valentine’s day today. You might not have gotten anything for your wife or significant other yet, but no big deal. You’ll pick up something before you head home tonight, right? Maybe it’s a card or some flowers. […]

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the case for christmas in july

The Case For Christmas in July

My mom sadly hung up the phone. “They aren’t coming. No one is coming.” We looked around at the impeccably clean house. Tablecloths on and candles ready to be lit. The hors d’oeuvres table was a showcase of fanned out crackers and an impressive pattern of cheeses to sample.  Clean wine glasses sat upside down […]

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