Lafayette Area Christmas Tree Farms

Lafayette Area Christmas Tree Farms

  Real or artificial? Balled or cut? Displayed in the bay window? Tall enough to compliment your vaulted ceilings? Themed or homemade ornaments?  Hunting for the perfect Christmas tree to place in the home is a big event for families and businesses here in the Lafayette Indiana area.  Lafayette area Christmas tree farms provide trees with options on type, shape, price, and even retrieval style. You might have a favorite place to go based on tradition or convenience, but here are a few places around the Lafayette area that might get your gears turning for next year. Cassens Trees and Lumber (West Lafayette, IN): Dan and Vicki Cassens have supplied Lafayette and the surrounding area with beautiful Canaan fir, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and Concolor fir, Scotch pine, and White pine, for almost 30 years. Their trees have won the Grand Champion prize in the Indiana State Fair three different times. Cassens Trees has two locations: 5038 Morehouse Rd., West Lafayette, IN and on Old State Rd 25 North between Americus and Delphi. Prices range from $5-$125. During the season, both tree farms are open on Saturdays from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. and Sundays from noon -5 P.M. Morehouse Road tree farm is also open Monday – Friday from 3-6 P.M.   Cottrell’s Trees (Rossville, IN): This farm was established in 1991, and they are a family owned farm and gift shop. They offer Scotch and White pine starting at $29/tree, and they offer Blue spruce- dug only. The set apart thing here would be The Hasté Pudding Gift Shoppe. They collect unique items throughout the year and display...
Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Swap

Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Swap

We took on the daunting task of sifting through and trying out these cookie recipes, so you can know what tastes good and you can leave behind what doesn’t. Someone has to do the hard jobs around here. We have even included some healthier options. “WOW” your party guests when you tell them they can eat six of those cookies and not feel too guilty afterward! Have you never heard of a Christmas cookie swap? Try something new in Lafayette, IN this Christmas season. Invite your friends and family over and host your own!  This event can be simple or extravagant!  It is flexible and fun!  This is even something exciting to do in spicing up your traditional Christmas dinner.  Check out these easy recipes: Cake Mix Fudge Chocolate Crinkles (Betty Crocker) 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix (you can use any type of cake mix for this recipe!) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla powdered sugar Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, stir dry cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla with spoon until dough forms. Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes, or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.   Peanut Butter Cookies (personal recipe) 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg Heat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients in a...
Lafayette Area Christmas Light Displays

Lafayette Area Christmas Light Displays

Christmas means creating or unpacking family traditions that only come once a year. We love getting our boxes out and hanging up those old ornaments, making those sugar cookies in the shape of reindeer with bright sprinkles, or even sitting down with a favorite Christmas Story inspired book to live in and to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This time is special and warm in the hearts of many.  Loading in the car to see Lafayette area Christmas light displays is at the top of our family tradition list so we’ve made a little local list for you to go check out our family and friend’s favorites…. Lafayette, IN area: We Care Park (Kokomo, IN) Open from 5:30 – 9:30 P.M. everyday until December 27th! Over a million lights up and on display here. Walk or drive through.Free to the public/donations accepted. Christmas at the Seiberling (Kokomo, IN) This is a historic home decorated for the holiday. Open for tours through December 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M Tuesday – Sunday at $10/adult and $5/student. T.P.A. Park (Frankfort, IN) A definite crowd favorite around here! The convenient, friendly Frankfort park satisfies your desire for Christmas lights without making it an all day event. Santa also visits here! Check out the website to see his times and locations. Walk or drive through. Free to the public/donations accepted. Oaklawn Acres (Rossville, IN) This is privately owned and just down the road from Cottrell’s Christmas Tree Farm. Lights are on from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Sunday – Thursday. 6:00 – 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.   To find personal homes with sick light...
10 Moon Valley Court

10 Moon Valley Court

~ Welcome to 10 Moon Valley Court, Lafayette ~ Come take a look as The Romanski Group gives you a sneak peek inside this immaculate, well maintained three bedroom, two and a half bath home situated on a large beautifully landscaped corner lot in The Landings!    Upon entering 10 Moon Valley Court you’ll immediately notice the 2-story great room with rich hardwood flooring and a fireplace.  This home has a very open and welcoming feel as the great room opens into the kitchen and breakfast nook.  The foyer also opens to the dining room. The kitchen has beautiful white cabinetry, a center island, stainless steel appliances and a light and bright breakfast nook overlooking the backyard.  The current owners love cooking and entertaining in this spacious kitchen with all that counter space. The spacious master bedroom has cathedral ceilings, a walk-in closet and a beautiful en suite!  As you step onto the tiled floor of the en suite prepare to be wowed!  This bathroom can double as your in-home getaway and spa oasis.  Equipped with a walk-in shower, corner jacuzzi tub, and a large vanity, you’ll find this space to be very welcoming and relaxing. Picture yourself in the soaking tub surrounded by bubbles, candles, and your favorite wine with soft music playing as you wind down after a long week! The loft area is perfect as a play room, office area or a family room!  Any way you decide to use this space will provide options to spreading out or entertaining guests. If an outdoor oasis is more your style, don’t worry, 10 Moon Valley Court has you covered!  From...
1103 Wea Valley Drive

1103 Wea Valley Drive

~ Welcome to 1103 Wea Valley Drive, Lafayette Indiana ~ Amazing setting on nearly 7 acres along the Wea Creek! This charming home has a special kind of curb appeal!  From the welcoming walkway to the covered wrap around front porch, just driving past this home leaves you curious to see the inside! We can assure you, the inside is equally as impressive as the outside. An 8×8 foyer entry brings you into the formal living room with a fireplace that is adjacent to the formal dining room with hardwood floors. There is also a family room with a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves that is open to the kitchen. This home offers four bedrooms, two full and two half baths with nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and is a chef’s dream with granite counters, a center work island and beautiful white cabinetry! The breakfast nook opens onto the screened porch with brick flooring that leads to the patio area. The huge rec room is great for large gathering with plenty of space to watch the big game and shoot some pool! The master bedroom has an updated en suite with granite counters, a walk-in shower, garden tub and a twin sink vanity. There is also a huge walk-in closet with custom closet system. The backyard oasis will be the place you spend countless hours in the summer while splashing around in the 16×30 in ground pool surrounded by wrought iron fencing and a custom patio!  You can also enjoy shooting hoops all year on the large driveway. The property has Wea...