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...
Lafayette Indiana Indoor Winter Activity Locations for Kids

Lafayette Indiana Indoor Winter Activity Locations for Kids

There comes a time during the weeks within winter when the masses in your home start to become restless. Therefore, we’ve pinned down some places in Lafayette, IN for you to take your children during the day, or your entire family in the evenings, to get some of that energy out. These indoor winter activity times are important for everyone in the family to remain active and sane! Chik-fil-a (Lafayette, IN): Our Chik-fil-a offers an indoor play place. So, you can take your kiddos out to lunch as a special treat, and let them play for a while. Two birds; one stone! Play area in the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette, IN): A free little play area where the kids can get their imaginations running. It’s another spot where you can achieve a goal for the day while allowing the kids a fun time too. Barnes and Noble (Lafayette, IN): Every Thursday at 10:30 A.M., Bares and Noble has a story time in their junior section. Their junior section is full of books to browse, but they also have a little train table to play on at any time. They even have some select Saturdays where they hold a story time too. Check the schedule here. Get Air Toddler Time (Lafayette, IN): Get Air is a trampoline park, and they have a section just for little tots (under 46″)! Every Tuesday & Thursday from 10 A.M. – noon the park is only open to kids and their parents. The cost is $8/child and one adult jumps free. You’re children will be very worn out after a visit to this fun place....
Lafayette Area Shopping Options

Lafayette Area Shopping Options

  When it comes to shopping, we know there is benefit to a large chain store. They can buy in bulk, and their prices are often lower because of that fact. However, we’d like to offer you a list of some local Lafayette, IN area shops. When you shop at these places, you’re pouring straight into our community. Therefore, the turn around is tangible. You might provide the owner’s son to play baseball in the up and coming season, or you might helping a local Purdue grad pay off her student debt. Let us encourage you to look at these stores first! Store Fronts: Von’s (West Lafayette, IN): Beads, clothing, books, records; there is surely something for everyone in here! Gretel’s (West Lafayette, IN): Handmade items including floral arrangements, earrings, small trinkets, etc. The Homestead (West Lafayette, IN): Food in bulk; savory gift boxes available! Practical and used by all. McCord’s (Lafayette, IN): Local candies: because that sweet tooth is always calling. Kathy’s Kandies (Lafayette, IN): Another option for locally made candies. Great Harvest Bread Company (Lafayette, IN): While this is a chain, it is locally owned and operated, and they offer a wide variety of local jams, honey, and smaller food items perfect for stocking stuffers! Vierk’s (Lafayette, IN): Fine Jewelry! Used and New jewelry options offered. Juniper (West Lafayette, IN): Women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories are this boutique’s specialty. Dawson and Daisy (West Lafayette, IN): Men, women, and children’s clothing; small home goods. Hot House Market (Tippecanoe Mall; Lafayette, IN): Vintage clothing, furniture, records, jewelry, and more! Gift cards: We know these might not be too personal, but...
Thanksgiving Day Leftovers!

Thanksgiving Day Leftovers!

When you wake up from your post-thanksgiving slumber you’re likely to encounter aa TON of turkey left over after your big feast.  Now you have a choice:  Eat plain, boring roast turkey sandwiches for the next few days or turn your leftover bird into delicious new dishes you’ll actually enjoy.  We’ve gathered some recipes for you to try to transform those Thanksgiving Day leftovers into something different.  These delicious dishes may cause more Thanksgiving-like naps… Freeze some of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey for later.  Diced:  Remove all the meat from the bones, and dice the turkey. Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, and squeeze out as much air as possible as you seal the container. You’ll only want to keep a quarter inch or so of free space at the top, as the poultry won’t expand much. Freeze. Diced turkey will do well in soups and chills later. Shredded:  Same as above, but shred the meat instead. Shredded turkey will lend itself well to tacos and pasta dishes. In Gravy:  Shred your turkey, and pack into a freezer-safe container or bag. Pour gravy over the top of the poultry, and make sure you leave at least 1/2” empty space at the top to allow the gravy to expand as it freezes. Seal and freeze. To use:  defrost the sealed containers in the refrigerator overnight before using. If you are making a sauce or soup in the slow cooker, you can just toss the still-frozen turkey in the slow cooker as well.   Turkey BLT Sandwich Ingredients: Mayo Turkey breast slices Toasted bread Tomato slices Lettuce Crispy bacon Directions: Spread...
458 S. Maish Road, Frankfort

458 S. Maish Road, Frankfort

Welcome to 458 S. Maish Road, Frankfort Indiana Situated on a 1/2 acre lot is this well cared for ranch style home at 458 S. Maish Road in Clinton County!  This home offers 3 bedrooms with nearly 1,500 square feet of living space.        Curl up next to the fireplace in the living room or grab a good book and sit next to the fireplace in the dining room – either place you will enjoy this double sided fireplace this fall and winter.  You will enjoy entertaining in the large dining room that is just off the kitchen that offers all of the appliances and has a dining area as well.      The dining room could also be used as a family room and opens out onto the large deck.  You will create many memories with family and friends grilling out and entertaining on the deck.   This  huge backyard is perfect for letting the kiddos or pups roam around freely and offers many mature shade trees.  This yard has plenty of space for a swing set, hammock and a garden!     This home is in a great location ~ walk to nearby Frankfort High School.  A perk of living in Frankfort is being approximately 30 minutes to both Lafayette and Indianapolis! Whether you’re looking to downsize to a smaller home or shopping around for something you can grow into, 458 S. Maish Road is a great place to establish roots.  To schedule a private showing call The Romanski Group today! 765.293.9300 *For more information on this home and others like it click on any of the photos....
308 Bellingham Avenue, Lafayette

308 Bellingham Avenue, Lafayette

Welcome to 308 Bellingham Avenue in Lafayette, Indiana    Situated on a beautiful tree lined lot in the established neighborhood of Twyckenham, 308 Bellingham Avenue is a well cared for home with lovely curb appeal, mature landscaping and a covered front porch!  The large foyer entry welcomes you into this home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  There is a great room with cathedral ceilings and a corner fireplace – perfect for relaxing in front of in fall and winter evenings!     The kitchen offers ceramic tile flooring, all of the appliances and a breakfast bar. There is a dining room just off the kitchen that opens onto the deck.  The laundry room/mud room is just off of the garage before entering the kitchen and is a great place for hanging coats and kicking off shoes.  The master bedroom offers a private en suite.  Enjoy the beautiful flowers while drinking your morning coffee on the deck overlooking the backyard.     308 Bellingham Avenue is just a few minutes walk to Amelia Earhart Elementary school and a short drive to Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park has 2/3 mile of paved trails, 3 youth baseball fields, 5 lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, a playground and more! Twyckenham neighborhood is only 3 miles from downtown Lafayette, and approximately 10 minutes to Purdue University. Be sure to check out 308 Bellingham Avenue and similar properties by clicking on any of the photos for more information!   (For more information on homes in this area click on any of the photos.) Contact The Romanski Group for more information (765) 293.9300 or click below:...