Valentine’s Day Dinner in Lafayette

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Lafayette

Valentine’s Day is nearing soon. Therefore, we are here to help you get your gears turning! There are a few spots in Lafayette, IN where you’ll need to make reservations in advance because they are popular date night destinations. Here are a few highly desired Valentine’s Day dinner options that, consequently, require a reservation.   The Farmhouse at Fair Oaks (Fair Oaks, IN): Literally step onto the farm to eat at this cozy, elegant farm to fork establishment. You can see directly into their kitchen and learn a lesson or two about farming while you eat! They offer burgers to steaks, macaroni and cheese to cheese plates, pizza or fish. We are talking a wide variety of food, comfort, and hospitality at this original Indiana landmark. You’ll be glad you chose to visit the Farmhouse.   La Scala (Lafayette, IN): La Scala has been voted the best Italian Restaurant by Lafayette, IN’s Journal & Courier for seven years in a row. So, it seems like a good option to us! Located in a historic downtown building, the interior has been restored and decorated, leaving a romantic atmosphere perfect for Valentine’s Day. La Scala offers a wide variety of Italian entrees from the classic lasagna to veal steaks to a lobster macaroni and cheese- all made with locally farmed or cultivated ingredients. They pride themselves in their community involvement, letting us know that they get their products from local butchers, farmers, bread distributors, and cheese suppliers.   Mountain Jacks (Lafayette, IN): Crab legs. Steaks on steaks. Ribs. Prime Rib. Are you hungry yet? Mountain Jacks is a steak house in the...
Spotlight on Sweet Revolution Bake Shop

Spotlight on Sweet Revolution Bake Shop

About Spotlight on Local Businesses Lafayette, IN seems to have a large population of foodies. According to Webster’s Dictionary, a foodie is someone to takes a particular interest in food; a gourmet. We are willing to try all things local, original, family owned, and corporate. Our only qualification is that it has to taste good. We’ve found a Lafayette, IN resident owned gourmet bake shop called The Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, and we want you to know about it. About Sweet Revolution Bake Shop The owner, Sara McGregor- Ray, and her brother, Jonathan McGregor, started selling their delicious creations in a booth among Lafayette, IN‘s Farmer’s Markets. Now, after two years of a presence in the Farmer’s Market, they’ve gotten their own building in the heart of downtown. It’s a cute, bright place with options of something sweet for everyone. We’ve gathered some photos of the sweet treats and the building itself, so, try not to drool too much! Location, Hours, and Reviews They’re located at 109 N 5th St., Lafayette, IN, and they’re open Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Also, Google, Facebook, and Yelp all offer helpful reviews.               For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9100.  Using an experienced team is the way to get your home ‪SOLD‬! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana area! Learn more about our Guaranteed Home Sale...
Lafayette Indiana Indoor Winter Activities for Adults

Lafayette Indiana Indoor Winter Activities for Adults

Who says kids gets to have all the fun in greater Lafayette, IN? Fortunately, there are an array of clean, grown-up opportunities for date night, girl’s night out, or just family fun night for the adults around the area. Therefore, we’d love to share some of our ideas for interesting, local indoor winter activities! Escape Rooms (Mission: Breakout Lafayette & Rugged Escape): Does it sound fun to be locked in a room with your closest family members and friends? Then challenged to solve riddles and puzzles without your phones within a set time limit? We think it sounds like a great time, and so do people on the reviews of this experience. Lafayette, IN has two options, check them out! Climb Lafayette (Lafayette, IN): Lafayette’s very own indoor rock climbing gym. There are options to climb with a harness or to free climb/boulder. It is super fun, something different, and a healthy exercise opportunity! Main Street Amusements (Lafayette, IN): According to their website, Main Street Amusements is Indiana’s Largest Pinball Arcade. They sell pop and candy. Be sure to really enjoy yourself while you’re out! Bowling (Arrowhead, Market Square Lanes, Landmark Lanes, & Union Rack and Roll): Obviously, Lafayette has a wide array of bowling spots! Each location is unique in service, but generally, they offer options for food, other games like pool or pinball, shoe rentals, and leagues! Purdue Recreation & Wellness (West Lafayette, IN): Living so close to Purdue University has many benefits, but one in the realm of entertainment is access to the Co Rec. There are racquetball courts, a small bouldering wall, pick up games of...
Air Purifying Houseplants

Air Purifying Houseplants

January in Lafayette, IN is generally an entire month of closed doors and windows in your home. As a result, the air tends to grow stale, and you yearn for some fresh spring breeze. Well, research shows that having plants in your home helps to purify the air. Plants in all ecosystems purify, so why wouldn’t they do the same in your enclosed environment? Here are a few low maintenance houseplants that will help the overall ambiance of your home. According to this article on The Mother Nature Network, in addition to providing a freshness to the air, these plants can help protect from benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. Aloe Vera This plant is an over achiever. Not only does it purify the air, but it also can be used on your skin to heal burns and ingested for digestion aide. Spider plant Our leggy friend, the spider plant, is an easy choice that doesn’t require much maintenance. Snake Plant Put one in your bathroom. It will thrive with the low light and high humidity. Red-edged draena Pretty reds on the edges of the leaves make this air purifier stand out. It would look beautiful in a sunny room next to neutral colors. English Ivy Studies show that this plant reduces fecal-matter particles from the air! So crazy! Peace lily This one is recommended by many people. It’s said to be one of the most efficient air purifying plants around.   New York Botanical Garden has some great recommendations on how to care for houseplants if you’re not familiar...
Frozen Pipe Prevention and Thawing

Frozen Pipe Prevention and Thawing

Low temperatures in the Lafayette, IN area are coming once again in this wonderful winter season. Are the pipes in your home prepared for the winter storm?   How to identify which pipes are most often frozen: Are there pipes that run on the exterior of your home and are exposed to severe cold, such as outdoor hose spickets, swimming pool lines, and water sprinkler lines? Where are the water pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets? If they are well insulated, then you won’t need to worry, but if they’re exposed, however, they will be subject to freezing. Are there any pipes that run through exterior walls on your home? Do any of your sinks or showers sit against an outside wall? These pipes are likely to freeze. How to prevent frozen pipes from happening: Wrap water pipes in your basement or crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer. Consider an insulated blanket for your hot water heater. If you have a fireplace, keep the flue closed when you’re not using it. Make sure your furniture isn’t blocking your home’s heating vents. During cold spells, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, particularly those in the kitchen and bathrooms. Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated or unprotected spaces. Keep your home at a constant temperature through the night and day. (information provided by an article by Nationwide Insurance) How to thaw frozen pipes: If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes...
Back to School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Back to School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Sending the kids back to school is bittersweet. We’re sure it’s been fun to be with them over the holidays, but there is comfort in the routine school has to offer. Next week is the big day in the Lafayette, IN area!  One chore that comes along with the send off is packing those lunches.  We’ve gathered a few school lunch ideas for kids that might help you and your family get moving in the mornings. Pigs in a blanket: This one does require some prep the night before, but the children will thank you. It is a crowd favorite. Here is a recipe, but you’ll need Pillsbury crescents, cheese, and little smokies (or hot dogs). Deli sandwich roll ups: These are for your kids that don’t enjoy bread or that can’t eat bread. It is easily altered for food allergies. Roll up any type of lunch meat and cheese with some mayo or mustard in the middle like a pinwheel. Ta-da! Pizza roll ups: Flour tortilla, pizza sauce, pepperonis, and mozzarella cheese rolled up. Genius. Yogurt: Greek yogurt is very high in protein. You can dazzle this baby with homemade granola, peanut butter, any fruit, or honey. Homemade lunchables: Since store-bought lunchables are pretty pricey, you can make your own! You can alter these for allergy needs too. Peanut butter and honey sandwiches: A nice spin on the classic PB&J. Ravioli or Mac & Cheese: Good ol’ Chef Boy RD is coming in clutch with this not nutritious but so great tasting lunch idea. Did we also mention that it’s pretty cheap? This soup thermos allows you to heat them...