Snow Much Fun Around Greater Lafayette!

Snow Much Fun Around Greater Lafayette!

When the white, fluffy, flaky friend comes to town, there are snow many ways to enjoy it! Let us encourage you to get out and play! You won’t regret the memories made. Here are some of our best suggestions on how to enjoy these snowy, winter days to the max in Greater Lafayette, IN. Sledding Here are the public sledding hills of Greater Lafayette, IN! Murdock Park (Lafayette, IN): Murdock is a local family favorite. An artificial snow machine at this location guarantees killer sledding no matter the amount of snow that falls!  Slayter Hill (West Lafayette, IN): An iconic little spot where you can see Purdue University‘s campus decorated with snow. There are people of all shapes, ages, and sizes at this location, but this is a favorite for Purdue students. Wea Ridge Elementary School (Lafayette, IN): Located on the south side of Lafayette, the incline of this hill is isolated into a valley area. The hill itself is on the north side of the school. Happy Hallow Park (West Lafayette, IN): This park is a local favorite at all times of the year! Explore for its little bunny hills, trails, and a one tube shoot that blows your hair back as you shoot down.  Ice Skating Visit Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, IN for some ice skating fun. The Riverside Skating Center gives opportunity for open skate, family skate, private parties and lessons, season passes, and so much more. Click here to view admission prices and hours of operation! It is open for the season! Prophetstown State Park Did you know: cold air makes for less oxygen in the air, which makes your lungs work harder, giving you a better workout?...
Lafayette’s Top Coffee Shops

Lafayette’s Top Coffee Shops

Warm up with a nice cozy cup of coffee at one of these Greater Lafayette, IN local spots! Indie Coffee Roasters (West Lafayette, IN): A great third wave coffee shop with modern decor. Indie Coffee offers plenty of seating, friendly staff, and great coffee! Monday-Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Sunday: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sacred Grounds: Reclaimed (Lafayette, IN): You’ll want to come here and stay a while. With plenty of little spaces perfect to work or study, the welcoming environment will invite you in, but the coffee itself will keep you coming back. This vibey coffee shop checks all the boxes, offering every type of coffee drinker an option. Stay for a simple breakfast or lunch too! If you can, ask why they’ve named themselves “Reclaimed.” You’ll love the story!Tuesday – Friday: 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Greyhouse Coffee (2 locations: Chauncey and Campus House at Purdue University): Greyhouse‘s original location sits at the top of Chauncey Hill in the heart of all Purdue has to offer, but currently there are 2 on campus. Both locations are busy during the semesters, crawling with students meeting and studying, but they slow down during breaks. (Their hours do too, so check that online!) The coffee is delicious, the tea is robust and flavorful, and the sweets will send you over the edge as you pair one with your coffee. Try the crepes (sweet or savory), homemade cookies, and gelato!Chauncey Village: 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. EverydayCampus House: 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Everyday Java Joz (Sagamore Pkwy, Lafayette, IN and Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN): You’ll not only love Java’s Jo’z variety of drinks, swiftness...
5 Effective Winter Home Staging Tips

5 Effective Winter Home Staging Tips

Winter months in real estate traditionally slow some. The opportunities to sell you home still exist, but it is essential to stage your home in a way that might make it stand out above the crowd. Here are a few key points to make sure you check off when you go to list your Greater Lafayette, IN home during the winter months! What is Home Staging? Let’s start with the basics. Home staging is actually a marketing technique! It is the process of creating an environment within the home for sale that a buyer can see themselves living. A properly staged home provides a good balance between having empty rooms that seem uninviting and overly personalized touches that detour potential buyers from creating a home in it themselves. It’s essential to the home selling process, and we are here to walk you through it! Maximize Light To begin with, lights are inviting, and quality lighting in the interior of the home is essential during short, winter days. Draw blinds to allow as much natural light in as possible, and make sure those windows are clean as well to insure as much natural light as possible makes its way into your home. Artificial lighting can be a huge help to illuminate dark corners or pockets, so don’t be afraid of it! Just start with as much natural light as possible, and supplement artificial light wherever needed. Curb Appeal Making your home stand out from the get-go can be tough in winter. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to repair any cosmetic errors such as fresh paint or broken doors. Buyers...
Indoor Play of Greater Lafayette

Indoor Play of Greater Lafayette

Parents, Grandparents, or Aunties/Uncles, this one’s for you! Looking for some ideas to help entertain the kids during these cold winter months? Check out these Greater Lafayette, IN options to stay active with the kiddos! Malibu Jack’s Lafayette (Tippecanoe Mall; Lafayette, IN): Lafayette’s newest indoor attraction and theme park! Have an entire day of fun here with experiences such as laser tag, arcade, go carts, rides, and so much more! Faith Community Centers: With 3 Greater Lafayette, IN locations, Faith Community Centers provide many different, fun play options. Try the indoor pool at Northend, basketball courts, indoor track, game rooms, or 2 indoor play gyms! PlaySpace Oasis Park Flourish Art Studio (Downtown Lafayette, IN): “Flourish Studio & Classroom is a place for artists at all stages of development to learn and create art in a process-focused environment.” Bring the kids to a class here, let them create art until their heart’s content, and leave the mess too. You’ll love it here! My Gym (Lafayette, IN): Indoor child fitness! Yes! Classes start at as young as 18 months old. Parties are available too. Click here for more info.  Malone’s Gym (West Lafayette, IN): Visit Malone’s Gym during open gym hours for new, creative play centered around gymnastics. Trampolines, balance beams, and a climbing rope are all part of the fun! Trampoline Parks: a given and guaranteed exhaustion for your high energy kiddos! If you have younger kids, try going to these locations during their “toddler time” slots! Get Air (Lafayette, IN) Elite Air (Lafayette, IN) Monster Mini Golf (Lafayette, IN): Monster Mini Golf in an indoor, blacklight golf course! Such great, creative fun for winter days. Stop by Pink Walrus once you’re done and enjoy some frozen...
Lafayette Area Gyms

Lafayette Area Gyms

There’s no shame in finding a rhythm that works for you, and fortunately, Greater Lafayette, IN has a wide range of facilities to cater to any way you want to get fit! Check out this list of Greater Lafayette, IN area gyms and locations to see what might be the best match. Then, crush those goals! We’re cheering for you! Each facility differs in amenities such as locker rooms, childcare, saunas, court accesses, and so much more. We will list a few qualities of each one, but please explore the websites for more information! Gyms: YMCA (Family Center & Downtown location): The YMCA is a trusted facility all over the United States. The family center offers a brand new swimming pool, a sauna, childcare, and so much more! Both facilities include weights, locker rooms, group fitness classes, and cardio equipment.  Faith Gym (North, East, & West): Swimming pool, childcare, basketball gym, indoor running track, indoor play grounds at North and East, Cafe Literato. Corn Country Crossfit (Lafayette, IN) & Crossfit West Lafayette (West Lafayette): Looking for a different style workout? Crossfit is a personal record based program with a community to encourage you! People all over the world love what Crossfit has to offer. Plant Fitness (Sagamore Pkwy): No contract commitments. Great low budget gym membership and beginners! Parkwest Fitness (West Lafayette, IN & Lafayette, IN): Clean, updated facility with tons to offer! The biggest plus to this gym is the availability of free weights! There is plenty of room to grow at this gym. Orangetheory Fitness (West Lafayette, IN): Science backed fitness approach! You just show up, and they’ll get you working! HotWorx (West Lafayette, IN): Infrared sauna workouts to get...