Welcome to our site ~ Life in Lafayette with The Romanski Group.  We love living life in Lafayette and we hope you do too!  We hope you will find our site a good resource for Lafayette and West Lafayette Indiana community events and real estate info!

Get to know us….The Romanski Group are leaders in the Lafayette Indiana real estate market with a team that is comprised of dedicated individuals that are committed to continually educating ourselves to provide world class service, an unsurpassed experience and trusted expertise throughout the entire home buying and selling experience. One person can’t do it all, and that is what separates us from the rest!  The combination of the unique skills of each team member ensures a smooth process every step of the way.

A Very Merry Main Street 2018

Join Downtown Lafayette, IN, along with the entire community, in taking their first breath of holiday seasoned air. This is our 3rd annual “A Very Merry Main Street Christmas Parade”, and it will be a wonderful day to spend in Downtown Lafayette, IN. We hope to see you there!   Parade Details This Saturday evening, December 1st, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:00 P.M., the Greater Lafayette Commerce is hosting a lighted Christmas Parade, signalling the official kick off of the season. The theme of the parade includes and is inspired by all things Christmas: lights, music, nativity, Santa, reindeer, elves, and more! Visit Indiana says, “The holiday lighting ceremony and Indiana’s largest holiday parade is a magical Saturday evening downtown.” You’ll see local fire trucks decking the halls, the Boilermaker Express (of course), plenty of local businesses and friends alike getting festive, and don’t miss the Purdue “All- American” Marching Band. The parade will take place on Main Street from 11th to 2nd Streets. Parking can be found along most side streets, and also in parking garages scattered throughout Downtown Lafayette, IN. The ease in parking throughout downtown is one thing we love about Lafayette, IN! The Facebook Event Page has place for commenting if you have any questions or concerns! You can also find up-to-date information on this event page! One more detail: consider coming early in the morning to attend the Holiday Mini Market or the Ugly Sweater 5K! Or in the afternoon to stop by local shops for some Christmas shopping! There are many fun, trendy places to buy unique jewelry, such as Two Tulips or Artist’s Own. There’s also thecandy cane tour... read more

Spotlight on Dull’s Tree Farm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Christmas season in upon us, and here in North Central Indiana, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. There are many places throughout Indiana who exhibit this, but Dull’s Tree Farm is something special. On the Dull’s Tree Farm website, they claim, “Christmas is a way of life” for this family on the farm. They were voted Indiana’s Best Tree Farm on the Visit Indiana Website. So, who better to get your tree from? Join Dull’s Tree Farm this year in Thorntown, IN to get your Christmas tree and you won’t regret it!   Types of Trees Available at Dull’s Tree Farm Each family has their own tree huntin’ style, but Dull’s Tree Farm has something for anyone. Choose and Cut, pre-cut, and balled (live) trees are available for purchase. Here‘s an explanation from the website about their tree selection this year: “In 2018 we will be cutting straight south of the house. There will be Scotch Pine, White Pine and Canaan Fir trees to choose from to cut. We realize that we do not have enough trees in the field to meet our current customer demand so we do ship in fresh Fraser Fir trees from other growers as well. Even though we weren’t able to grow some of these trees on the farm we guarantee they have the Dull’s Tree Farm seal of approval!” The trees range from 4′ to 10′. If you want a larger tree (11′ to 16′), you’ll have to call ahead and order. Dull’s Tree Farm also provides live tree care information on their... read more

Leftover Ham and Turkey Meals

Now that Turkey Day has passed, what on earth will we do with all of these leftovers? There are many simple things to do with such as making sandwiches, tacos, or casserole. However, here are a few recipes to check out to use up all of that leftover turkey or ham!   Turkey Leftovers Turkey Stock from the turkey bones (Martha Stewart) INGREDIENTS 5 pounds leftover turkey bones (with some meat still attached), broken into large sections if necessary 1 pound yellow onions, skins on, halved or quartered depending on size 1/2 pound carrots, cut into 4-inch lengths 1/2 pound celery stalks, cut into 4-inch lengths 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 8 sprigs parsley INSTRUCTIONS In a 3-gallon stockpot, combine all ingredients and fill with enough cold water to cover everything by 3 inches when submerged (about 6 quarts). If you don’t have a large stockpot, use two smaller pots. Bring to a rapid simmer over high (do not boil); reduce heat until bubbles barely break the surface. Simmer until flavorful, about 2 hours, skimming stock with a ladle every 30 minutes. Keep the stock at a bare simmer; a hard boil would evaporate too much liquid and make the stock cloudy. Any fat that remains after skimming can be easily removed once the stock is chilled. Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard vegetables. Remove meat from bones and save for another use; discard bones. Let stock cool completely before refrigerating. (To store, refrigerate, up to 1 week, or freeze, up to 6 months.)   Turkey Bone Soup (Cooking with K Food Blog) INGREDIENTS 1 turkey carcass 6-8... read more

Thanksgiving Activities for the Family

On behalf of our team, The Romanski Group of Greater Lafayette, IN would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope your time is well spent with family and friends, giving thanks for all that you have. There are many ways to give thanks, but, overall, thanks giving is a state of the heart. There are many ways to be thankful no matter how much you have or what you have going on at the time. We hope that these few ideas help you to be present in the time that you have with those closest to you!   Activities to do on Thanksgiving with Family and Friends An oldie-but-goodie is to go around the table before you eat, asking everyone to share one thing they’re thankful for. If you have small children this craft is super fun! Make a Thankful Tree. Go into the yard and collect a few sticks to out into a mason jar, forming a “tree.” Then, cut out some leaves from construction paper, and have everyone in attendance write down something they’re thankful for on it. Hang each leaf from the sticks with yarn! This is a super fun and easy craft! Make wreaths! If you guys are feeling extra creative, scrounge up some decor and make wreaths! Of course, watch football! But maybe take it outside during half time and play your own game. This makes for some serious memories, and it’ll help counteract the extra plates you ate. Run in a Turkey Trot! Click here to view some in the Lafayette, IN area! Build gingerbread houses! Walmart and other stores have plenty... read more

Turkey Trots of Greater Lafayette 2018

Before sitting around the table with friends and family, indulging in all things starchy and delicious, some folks get up and run a 5K the morning of Thanksgiving to fully prepare. Turkey Trots are foot races traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day. They are fund raisers for local individuals or nonprofits, all the while giving you a reason to get some exercise in. The Greater Lafayette, IN area has a lot to offer when it comes to events and Turkey Trots are no exception. Here are some places in Tippecanoe and the surrounding counties that you can find the race that suits your Thanksgiving plans best. If you’ve never done one before, we’d love to see you get on out there and give it a shot! If you’re feeling extra spunky, get dressed up for the race! You’ll see many shapes and sizes of turkeys, Native Americans, and Pilgrims dressed up and running. It’s hilarious!   Tippecanoe County Lafayette Urban Ministry (West Lafayette, IN) “Run for Local Children & Families on Thanksgiving Morning!” The race starts at the Walmart in West Lafayette, IN. Click here to view the Facebook event page! Fleet Feet’s Race Against Hunger (West Lafayette, IN): Fleet Feet is teaming up with our very own branch of Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. here in Lafayette, IN to raise awareness and funds for food to local families! “Join Fleet Feet West Lafayette and our sponsors for a timed 5K run/walk or a 1 mile walk on Thanksgiving Day.   There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for the event. “   Cass County Cass County YMCA Turkey Trot (Logansport, IN) All prices and distances... read more

Purchasing a Turkey in Greater Lafayette, IN

Deep fried, oven roasted, or smoked? How will you cook your bird this year? Where will you get your bird this year? Picking out the right turkey proves to be more thoughtful than first meets the eye. Frozen or fresh? Already cooked for ease or are you going to spend all day preparing? We are here to help you sort out all of your family’s needs by giving your some resources here in the Lafayette, IN area! There are a few places who only carry fresh, never frozen, turkeys. There are also a couple of places to purchase an entire Thanksgiving meal if you’re crunched for preparation time this year. Here are some notable Lafayette, IN markets to help ease your mind in this bird decision. D&R Market (Lafayette, IN) is selling fresh, never frozen premium turkeys from Bowman Landes (a family farm in Ohio). The D&R Deli is also infamous for their sides and salads (not to mention, they’re delicious!). This is a great place to check out for all of your Thanksgiving meal needs! Click here to view their weekly ad! Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market (Lafayette, IN) offers this week a fully cooked Thanksgiving meal. They are also running a sale on fresh, never frozen, turkeys. Click here to view that weekly ad! The Sunspot Natural Market (West Lafayette, IN) has a different spin on things. If you have an needs in food allergies, they have it! From vegan, plant based main entrees to gluten free pie crust, they’ve got the goods. Stop in today to check out their natural food selection. Honey Baked Ham (Lafayette, IN) also... read more

Listen to what Mike & Mike think about the Romanski Group!

They are hands down THE best real estate team in the whole freaking country. They CANNOT be topped. Genuine, kind, professional, knowledgeable, fun, friendly and whether buying or selling, they have your back. If you are selling they have a marketing program that cannot be matched. It absolutely does not get better then these two and their team!! I’ve lost track of the # of homes Erin & Jim have helped us/me buy and sell. At least 3 or more.

Janet Mayrose