Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Small Business Spotlight: The Homestead

Home. What’s it to you? A warm meal with the people you love? A cozy spot on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee? Or is it just wherever you are with your tribe of family or friends? Well, we’ll tell you what- when you walk into the Homestead, you’ll feel at home. Well, it’ll feel like home, but it comes with the benefits of a homestead. From cozy corners for plugging in and for work or study in the afternoon to homemade goodies to fuel the day, there are so many things to love about this little hidden Greater Lafayette, IN gem! The Homestead Mission The Homestead, owned by Mike and Jody, has a heart to serve you up something wholesome and fresh straight from their kitchen. We took this little blurb right from their website because it describes their goal in their own, perfect words! Products at the Homestead With that mission statement in mind, you’ll “ooh” and “ahh” over the list of products available. We’re talking frozen meals for busy dinner nights, gift boxes to spoil the people in your life, fresh baked goods to fuel your day, a deli and lunch specials (complete with a daily calendar), catering for your events, or even fundraising for your organization! We encourage you to explore the Homestead‘s website for details on all aspects of these product areas (and photos of delicious food!). Be sure to stop by and try them out for breakfast, lunch, or a take home dinner. Enjoy your visit home at the Homestead! The Homestead Hours, Location, and Reviews Open Monday –...
Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

Small Business Spotlight: Bask Aroma Co.

bask / verb:revel in and make the most of (something pleasing) If there was any scent in the world for you to name as your favorite, what scent would that be? At a super fun addition to the Greater Lafayette, IN area, Bask Aroma Co., you can create your own personal aroma to bask in! It’s a fun, unique way to personally get creative, but it’s also a great thing to do with people you love! We had an opportunity as team to visit Bask Aroma and have some creative time together. Here’s what to expect when you come by for a visit! Bask Aroma’s Products and Party Options Bask Aroma Co. is a place where you can make your own personal scent for many different products. According to the Bask Aroma Co. Facebook page, you can, “Pour your own premium soy candles, room sprays, or diffusers at our Candle Bar with the fragrance you create! [They also have] wax melts, body scrub, shower gel, bubble bath, hand soap as options as well.” So, anything you can apply a fragrance to and enjoy, Bask Aroma’s got you. Additionally, it helps to know ahead of time what to expect when we say, “Create your own scent.” Click here to view the numerous fragrance options available! Bask Aroma also helps “scent” your business with private label options. Click here to dig into this unique offer! Bask Aroma Co. welcome patrons by walk in normally, but by appointment for larger groups. If you plan to attend with a group with over 5 people, click here for more information on how to notify...
2020 Housing Forecast and Why You Should Sell Now

2020 Housing Forecast and Why You Should Sell Now

3D rendering of modern kitchen in a loft. While the thought of selling your Lafayette Indiana home during the winter months may dampen your holiday spirit, the season does have its advantages: winter buyers tend to be more serious and competition is less fierce with fewer homes being actively marketed.  If you are debating listing your home for sale within the next 6 months, keep in mind that the spring is when most other homeowners will decide to list their homes as well and listing your home this winter will ensure that you have the best exposure. Here are the reasons to sell your Lafayette Indiana home this winter and what’s predicted for the housing market in 2020… 1. Demand Due To Low Housing Supply Inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. Historically, a homeowner would stay an average of six years in his or her home. Since 2011, that number has hovered between nine and ten years. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move. Many homeowners were reluctant to list their homes over the last couple of years, for fear they would not find a home to move into. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The...
Downtown Christmas Celebration

Downtown Christmas Celebration

This Saturday December 7th, 2019 Downtown Lafayette, IN celebrates Christmas as a family! The streets will come alive from morning to evening with Christmas celebrations, and we’ve got the schedule breakdown for you. We hope you enjoy this event filled day! Start your day off (if you’re into this sort of thing), at 9:00 A.M with the ‘Tis the Season Ugly Sweater Run at Riehle Plaza! If you’re not into running, just stop by to view the hilarious array of Ugly Christmas Sweaters! You will never regret that. Fortunately, the Christmas Holiday Market starts proptly at 9:00 A.M. as well in the Lahr Atrium. It lasts until 2:00 P.M., so arrive at your leisure! Still looking for that perfect gift? Local vendors will be in abundace at this event, so keep your eyes out! After the Holiday Market closes at 2:00 P.M. Santa will be at Rat Pak Venue (Downtown; Lafayette, IN). Here’s a breakdown on the entire event! “We’ll be watching holiday movies and enjoying complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Visits with Santa are FREE from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Kids Christmas crafts, letter writing to Santa, games for the whole family! Enjoy the parade through our nice big picture windows in warmth & comfort or, come in for our holiday drink specials for a quick warm up before you head out to watch from the street!” Additionally, if you find yourself looking for something to do during the interim, visit McCord Candies for a Candy Cane tour. You could also go out to lunch at one of our local favorites including D.T. Kirby’s, Bistro 501, Sweet Revolution...
Christmas Events around Lafayette

Christmas Events around Lafayette

Christmas around Greater Lafayette, IN is a beautiful thing. Festive events make for lasting memories among families and patrons alike. So, here are the happenings around town (and beyond) as we approach Christmas. We hope this list gives peace of mind as you plan your holiday traditions! Greater Lafayette, IN Christmas Events Christmas Tree Lighting at Purdue Memorial Union (West Lafayette, IN): December 3, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Come watch the enormous tree lighting at the Purdue Memorial Union. “Live music from the Purdue Acabellas with classic and contemporary Christmas hits.”Christmas Holiday Farmer’s Market (Lahr Atrium; Lafayette, IN): Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. “Jumpstart your Christmas shopping at the Christmas Holiday Market! Check out a variety of crafts, baked good, and holiday items. Conveniently located downtown on the Christmas Parade route, make this event a part of your holiday celebration.”A Very Merry Christmas Parade (Downtown Lafayette, IN): Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. come downtown for the annual “Very Merry Main Street” light up Christmas Parade! Check out our blog featuring this fabulous event for more detailed information on the entire day. Purdue University’s Christmas Show (Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN): Click here to read our blog highlighting the details for the Purdue Christmas Show!Saturday, December 7, 2019Noon, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.Sunday, December 8, 20192 p.m.Faith Baptist Church’s Living Nativity (Faith East Community Center; Lafayette, IN): “Beginning with the biblical account of creation and ending with the prophecy of Christ’s second coming, 14 life-size scenes address the reasons for and result of our Savior’s time on earth. Involving a cast...