Small Business Spotlight: Habitat Restore

Small Business Spotlight: Habitat Restore

Habitat for Humanity might be a name you recognize. Believe it or not, this national organization has one of its most successful branches here in Lafayette, IN with building over 300 affordable homes making Greater Lafayette, IN residents homeowners. Additionally, the Lafayette Habitat for Humanity spends their spare time rebuilding and pouring into neighborhoods throughout the city. To put into words what it means to have an investment organization such as Habitat for Humanity working for our community is one of the harder things we’ve done in life. We’re thankful to say the least. However, one of the coolest parts of Habitat for Humanity’s presence in our community is the Habitat ReStore. Here’s Habitat’s words describing how the ReStore serves: “Whether you’re looking for furniture for a room, building materials for a remodel, or that extra something special to make your DIY project shine, you’ll find it at the ReStore. Keeping quality items out of landfills, the ReStore takes donations from people just like you and sells them to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. We use the proceeds to provide access to affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods. Shopping that makes a difference. What’s better than that?” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! So, whether you’re looking to donate some perfectly good items, such as kitchen counters, appliances, light fixtures, furniture items, paint, rugs, 2×4’s, or anything home related, click here to schedule a donation pick up. Habitat ReStore Hours, Location, and Reviews The Habitat ReStore is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M....
Greater Lafayette, IN Breweries

Greater Lafayette, IN Breweries

There’s just something about having the right beer with dinner or on a warm afternoon with some friends. Craft beer has a culture of its own, and “all its glory”, is a deep well of fun for those who are into it. You’ll find folks all over the United States passionate about the subject of small batch brewing, and we’re about it! Thankfully, Greater Lafayette, IN brewers are abundant too. We are all about supporting the small businesses and supporting small breweries is no different! If you’re new to this endeavor, food and drink pairings are major players in the craft beer game. Be sure to check out each specific pairing recommendations with specialty craft beers. People’s Brewing Company (Lafayette, IN): Most known in the Greater Lafayette, IN for their ale, “Boiler Gold” and their porter, “Boiler Black”, (BOILER UP!) you’ll find a variety of People’s IPA’s, ales, stouts, or seasonals throughout the city in grocery stores or gas stations. Here’s their bio on Google: “Brewing facility for small-batch beer, offering daily tastings in tap room plus free weekend tours.” This is a fun destination for a day adventure. Teays River Brewing and Public House (Lafayette, IN): While Teays has their own micro-brewing going on with a stellar selection of beers- hops, malt, and alpha flavorings- they also have a full menu featuring steaks, tacos, stone fired pizza, and more. So whether you’re looking for a place to have dinner with some amazing ambiance or a night out with some friends, Teays is a great place to just come hang out no matter the occasion.Lafayette Brewing Company (Downtown Lafayette,...
Small Business Spotlight: Scout & Joy Pod

Small Business Spotlight: Scout & Joy Pod

Sister stores, Scout and Joy Pod, give downtown Lafayette, IN a fresh look in plenty of fun, quirky areas. It’s everything different that Lafayette needs to serve all styles of our inner interior designers, and it’s everything. We’re thankful they do the footwork to find small makers around the United States and bring it to downtown Lafayette for our diverse shopping pleasure. This blog contains what we know about this little, woman owned boutique, but be sure to check it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! Scout Scout is similar to Hallmark Co. but it’s SO. MUCH. COOLER. It’s a vintage furniture store and boutique. Their furniture and home decor items take on a Mid-century, Modern, Bohemian vibe, and we’re so not mad about that. The boutique includes gift items such as specialty holiday pieces, fun and sassy greeting cards, pins, mugs galore, candles, and so much more. If you’re looking a unique gift or that something special to set your home decor apart, check out these fun items! Joy Pod Joy Pod is a plant shop inside the Scout location. These plants only enhance the inner, trendy Bohemian inside us all. Joy Pod pops up all throughout the city, too, conducting “pop up shops” for our entertainment pleasure. For instance, they’ve done a class at Flourish Classroom and Studio teaching you how to make a macrame plant holder. They’ve also made an appearance at Flourish for a “plant swaps” in the past. Keep your eyes on their Instagram for more Pop up shop information! Lafayette, IN is built on businesses and ideas like these two, giving us...
Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries

Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries

There are wineries throughout the world, and you could easily make it a sole life-mission to fully experience and visit places within the world’s wine culture. Honestly, we think life is too short to drink bad wine. So, why not enjoy the finer side of life? Actually, according to Healthline and various other sources, drinking wine has health benefits, which explains why humans have been drinking it for centuries. One opinion states that wine tastes best at the property where the grapes are grown. Fortunately, within an hour’s drive of Greater Lafayette, IN, we have plenty of home grown grapes-turned-to-wine facilities, so you can find the best tasting wine in the area for yourself. These wineries open to the public for you to come experience the countryside for a relaxing day or event, but most importantly, they’ll display some of that good ol’ Hoosier hospitality, making you feel at home. Most of these locations offer various events throughout the warmer months (some are only open during those summer months!). So, allow us to encourage you to explore the websites for depth in each Indiana winery’s history, culture, and, of course, wine! Why not try them all? Greater Lafayette, IN Wineries Wildcat Creek Winery (Lafayette, IN): “Rick and Kathy Black purchased the property that is now Wildcat Creek Winery in 2007. After a year of renovations, and converting it from a once functioning farm into a winery, they opened the doors to the public. We have been making and serving our award-winning wines here since 2008.”Carpenter Creek Cellars (Remington, IN): ” Carpenter Creek Cellars is the full realization of two...
Lafayette, IN Daycare Options

Lafayette, IN Daycare Options

Colorful kids toys frame on wooden background. Top view. Flat lay. Copy space for text Lafayette, IN is a great place to raise a family. With safe, constantly growing neighborhoods and top-notch school systems, Greater Lafayette, IN has everything to offer a family. Rich summer camps, abundant indoor and outdoor playgrounds throughout the city, booming jobs and resources for family care, restaurants galore, good ol’ Hoosier hospitality, and Purdue University’s diverse cultural population are all just a few of the reasons why Greater Lafayette, IN is a great home! The West Lafayette, IN school district even sits among the top school systems in the United States. In 2018 it was ranker number 3 in the U.S. and number 1 in Indiana. Now, that’s an awesome community! Daycare and Preschool options in the cities are no different. No matter your child’s leaning needs, location preferences, price point, or family structure, you’ll be welcomed with open arms at these caring, enriching places. You’ll encounter professional curriculum for an unforgettable, fun first few years of life, all the while giving you complete peace about your child’s well being. We recommend you explore these websites to help you decide which situation best suits your family. Lafayette Daycare Locations Adventure Station (River City Church; Lafayette, IN) Kindercare (2 Lafayette, IN locations) Lafayette Family YMCA Childcare (Lafayette, IN) West Lafayette Daycare Options Future Scholar’s Academy (West Lafayette, IN) Cornerstone Autism Center (West Lafayette, IN): As the name suggests, this one is not like the others. If your child has special needs, check out this amazing resource which utilizes therapy techniques with their everyday care. Multi-location...
Valentine’s Day Specialty Events

Valentine’s Day Specialty Events

From dancing to a 5 course fine dining meal, one of these local, unique Greater Lafayette, IN events will take your Valentine’s game to the next level! Romantic Events! Evening of Romance (Mariott Hall; West Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 8:00 – 10:15 P.M. “The Purdue Jazz Band and the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management team up to recreate a 1940s big band dance club atmosphere – where couples can enjoy music, dancing, food, and romance. Purchase tickets here.”Valentine’s Day Dinner (Richelle in a Handbacket; Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. BY RESERVATION ONLY. “Chef Lauren Reed will prepare a shrimp cocktail appetizer followed by a caesar salad for starters and a filet mignon main course. Dinners will also be treated to wine and their choice of dessert by Richelle in a Handbasket Just Desserts! Interested parties can call 765.441.2626 to RSVP. The cost is $75/person.”Valentine’s Day Dinner (Folie; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. “Five course prix fixe dinner presented by Chef Cesar $50 per person.”Heart of Art 2020 (Courtyard Lafayette; Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. ” The eleventh annual Heart of Art wine dinner and auction will celebrate Valentine’s Day with wines provided by Carroll Wine and Spirits. Wines will be paired with a three-course menu designed by Jim Bodenmiller and prepared by the Courtyard Marriott chef. Sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the welcoming reception, with silent auction items on view for bidding, from 6:00-7:00. Guests will then be seated for an evening...