Planning Your Pumpkin Carving Party

Planning Your Pumpkin Carving Party

We look for any and every excuse to get together and have fun! Life is about the small moments. As you know, Fall is all pumpkin spice and everything nice. If you can’t beat them, join ’em. Let’s get this party started!   Finding a Pumpkin There are many places throughout Lafayette, IN to get a pumpkin. Check out your local Aldi, Target, Walmart, Fresh Thyme, or Payless! There are many small business options out there too. Here’s a small list: Exploration Acres (Lafayette, IN) Dull’s Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch (Thorntown, IN) Phil’s U-Pick Apple Orchard (Huntington, IN) Congress Street United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch   Supplies to Remember Once you’ve got your pumpkin, you’ll need to decide where to throw your party. You’ll need to account for a large working space, serving your guests. Long, farmhouse tables are perfect for this, but don’t shy away from using the floor. Your guests may feel more comfortable there anyway! If you’re the host, there are a few things to collect before the party. Pumpkin carving kits plastic table clothes or large tarps bowls to dispose of pumpkin insides tea candles pens, pencils, or sharpie markers stencils   Snacks, Snacks, Snacks Last, but not least, a pumpkin carving party needs something warm to sip on or gooey to eat. Don’t be shy- get in with some pumpkin spice snacks too! Warm apple cider, mulled wine, hot cocoa or tea, and coffee should treat everyone at your party. Here are a few ideas for pumpkin or apple flavored snacks: Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Apple Crisp with Oats Apple Dumplings Pumpkin Cheesecake...
Spotlight on Bliss Salon and Spa

Spotlight on Bliss Salon and Spa

Bliss (n): perfect happiness; great joy. Bliss Salon and Spa serves the Lafayette, IN area in all things beauty, and they’ve done so for 13 years now. Here’s their mission statement: “Knowing our guests as individuals & tailoring our services to compliment their needs so they may experience the reality of ‘Bliss’.” What more could you ask for in a salon/spa? Every person is different, and it’s important to have a team around you that knows how to cater to that! Bliss Salon and Spa delivers pampering and upkeep in all areas: nails, hair, waxing, skin care, massages, make up, and more. Full day spa experiences are also on the docket. Click here to view a price list for the salon, the spa, and full day packages! Bliss Salon and Spa is unique to the Lafayette, IN area. Owners, Aaron and Bethany Tyrrell, along with 4 other stylists, an Esthetician, and 3 people that work the desk as salon coordinators that make up the salon team. Each team member has a specific role that they specialize in. Therefore, you will experience every area to it’s fullest extent. Click here to view more about the team. The up-to-date, Modern decor style is captivating but comfortable. Everything selected- from the vanities to the pedicure foot bowls- are thoughtful, functional choices. The building is conveniently located off main roads, which provides as much serenity as possible in a city. It’s two story: salon upstairs and spa downstairs. With the right people and the right atmosphere, the time spent beautifying yourself flies. Bliss Salon and Spa provides daily personal appointments, but they’re also available...
Lafayette Area Sweet Treat Specials

Lafayette Area Sweet Treat Specials

  The bakeries and candy shops in Lafayette, IN are a novelty, and we are proud to show them off. For Valentine’s Day, we broke down all you need to know about bakeries in Lafayette, IN. Please click here to view that article.   Sweet Revolution Bakery (Lafayette, IN) Nothing Bundt Cake (West Lafayette, IN): Nothing Bundt Cake is delish!  If you’re looking for something more bite size, they’re also serving small, personal cakes with flowers on top. These cakes are very moist with the perfect cake to frosting ratio. Gluten free options are available!   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...
Spotlight on Azzip Pizza

Spotlight on Azzip Pizza

Opening this weekend is a new, trendy, fast casual style of pizzeria- Azzip Pizza. For less than $8 you can build your own personal 11″ pizza with one sauce choice, one meat choice, and unlimited veggies. Yes, please! We have a similar restaurant in West Lafayette called Lotsa Pizza, but Azzip Pizza is personal to us here in the Lafayette, IN area. The owner is a graduate from Purdue University. He won Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition before he graduated in 2012 for this fast casual pizza experience. This award granted him $20,000 to start his own business. He did just that in his hometown of Evansville, IN, and now has many locations springing out from there. So, we are excited to welcome him back to Lafayette and to reap the benefits of that award. Azzip Pizza offers food for any type of diet. Not only can you build each pizza to your own personal perfection, but they have a gluten free crust, salad options, and homemade cookies for $.50 each. Click here to view the entire menu! Each month they come out with a unique “pizza of the month” with creative flavor combinations to help you think outside your usual box. At their grand opening, this Sunday April 8th, Azzip Pizza is offering a free pizza day. Come in anytime between 11:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. to try out what they have to offer.   Hours, Location, and Reviews 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday 105 Farabee Dr S suite b, Lafayette, IN 47905 Azzip Pizza is...
At Home Spring Break Staycation Ideas

At Home Spring Break Staycation Ideas

There is plenty of opportunity over spring break to be together as a family. So, let us encourage you to make the most of it! Here are a few ideas for fun family bonding. They’re also ideas to remain sane during the adjustment of everyone being home. Family game battles. Think this: Battle royal on board games that last all week. We are talking- make a chart, compete against one other in all types of things, and have prizes for the winners. This is a fun idea for all ages. Things to consider a competition include: eating marshmallows, folding laundry, any and all board games, making pizza, pin the tail on the donkey, etc. Did you know that kids are more likely to eat something you’ve made for dinner if they’re included in the meal making process? Consider making meals together throughout the week. You’ll be glad you shared your kitchen to get to know your family. Nature scavenger hunt. Pinterest has a ton of printable charts that allow you to step outside in your backyard and play scavenger hunt together. Date night kid exchange. Spring break isn’t all about the kids. Do you have a family in your area that have kids with similar ages as yours? You guys could host all the kids at your house for one night, and then allow the other family to host all the kids another night. Date night’s can be helpful to the mental health of the parents. Build a fort, and watch a movie. Bonfire? Make homemade playdough, kinetic sand, or slime. These are a little messy, but they’re time...
Greater Lafayette St. Patrick’s Day Events 2018

Greater Lafayette St. Patrick’s Day Events 2018

Dilly, Dilly! (It’s Irish slang for Hear, Hear!) Come one, come all, and check out our list of 2018 St. Patrick’s Day events and festivities around the Lafayette, IN area and beyond.   St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN): The parade starts at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Brown Street at Riehle Plaza.  The parade begins at 11 AM and ends at 1 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Come out and enjoy the fun, but be sure to deck yourself in green from head to toe. Bagpipes, kilts, and an all volunteer parade will leave you loving the way Lafayette, IN celebrates St. Patrick’s Day! The parade ends at Lafayette’s very own Nine Irish Brother’s Restaurant.   Nine Irish Brother’s (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) opens at 11:00 A.M. this Saturday for live music and entertainment. Nine Irish is Greater Lafayette’s stop for all things Irish. If you’re looking for great authentic Irish food, Guinness, and music- look no further. They’ve got food options such as Guinness Stew, Shepard’s Pie, or Pub Chip Nachos! They’re open until 10:00 P.M., but if you’re under 21 you’ll have to leave by 4:00 P.M.   St. Patrick’s Day Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN) is offering $1 domestics and a late night special “Moon River” painting. $35/seat. You’ll love the stress free environment that’ll help you tap into your creative side. Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market (Lafayette, IN): From 12:00-3:00 P.M. Fresh Thyme will host a little party with kid’s activities, live entertainment, and Irish food samples throughout the store! Click here for a little more information on the event. Here...