To-Do’s – Your January Home Checklist

Many people allow January to spark fresh ideas and new beginnings. It’s a time of refection on things past and vision for things to come. In Greater Lafayette, IN, January days are short and chilly, but your home could easily be a beneficiary of this winter-seeded zeal. These days are a great time to refresh your home’s existing spaces and project goals for 2022. Here’s a short checklist for a jump start! Research and Plan this Year’s Projects Let’s start with a plan! If this is the year to make moves toward an updated kitchen or bathroom, plan our your steps during these winter months! Guage pricing, formulate details for creative spaces, pick colors, etc. Organize and Restock the House These, “catch all” type spots in your home can seem daunting to tackle, but YOU GOT THIS! Game closettoss games or puzzles with missing piecesdonate games you don’t frequently play!sock and warm layer drawerstoss all garments with holes and replace for the coming seasonsundershirts, pajamas, base layers, sockspantrydonate unused, unintended canned itemstoss outdated itemslinen closetsort through extra sheets, towels, blankets, lotions, soaps, etc. and donate to alleviate clutterrestock necessities such as toilet paper, Kleenex, toothbrushes, etc. Refresh Toy Room After so many new toys added to the mix for Christmas, the toy rooms probably need some love! Try rearranging, adding a fort, or storing some groups of toys in totes and occasionally swapping them out. Pull out broken toys or ones with missing pieces to get rid of clutter. Then encourage the kiddos to play in their new space during their winter, indoor woes! Deep Clean Kitchen After the...
New Year’s Day in Greater Lafayette 2022

New Year’s Day in Greater Lafayette 2022

Gearing up for the new year is exciting! Speaking of… What are your plans for New Year’s Day? No matter whether you hike, brunch, or relax on New Year’s Day, there’s something for you in Greater Lafayette, IN. We hope you crush your 2022 goals and dreams, and we hope this helps you to start on the right foot! Here are some ideas of things for you to do on New Year’s Day in Greater Lafayette, IN. First Day Hike (Prophetstown; West Lafayette, IN) Head to the First Day Hike to get your body moving and kick start those New Year goals! At 2:00 P.M. Prophetstown State Park hosts its annual First Day Hike on New Year’s Day. You won’t regret bundling up to see the beautiful, winter prairie landscape! You may even meet a few, like minded friends! If you’re feeling up for an additional adventure, Turkey Run, Shades State Park, and almost all Indiana State Parks are having first day hikes too! Click here to view more information on those.New Year’s Day Power 75 (Be Moved Power Yoga; West Lafayette, IN): Join other Yogis and kick the new year off right and move your body. This event starts at Noon! Here’s more information from the website: “Power 75 – Go a little deeper into the Journey Into Power sequence. Students flow from pose to pose, utilizing the principles of alignment, personal awareness and breath. Have FUN in this powerful practice. This is a heated all levels class with the expectation students modify and make the practice their own.”Howl Night (Wolf Park; Battle Ground, IN): Join the wolves as the sun goes down and they become...
NYE 2021 in Greater Lafayette

NYE 2021 in Greater Lafayette

As we bring 2021 to a close, how are you going to celebrate? What’s your style? Low key, but fun for the family? Up until midnight and beyond or reigned in by 8:00 P.M? Casual buffet dinner or formal prime rib dinner? No matter your style, there’s something in our area for you and yours. Keep reading for details on both adult and family friendly New Year’s Eve fun in Greater Lafayette, IN! Happy New Year from the Romanski Group! Family Friendly Options: Faith Church hosts a New Year’s Eve Spectacular at each of their Community Center locations! Hang out from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Here’s what’s happening at every spot!Faith East Community Center (Lafayette, IN): “Free Popcorn, playing in our 5,900 sq. ft. indoor Oasis Park, Laser Tag, Movies, Bingo, Raffles, Games”Faith West Community Center (West Lafayette, IN): “Free Popcorn, Pizza, Bounce House, Bingo with Prizes, Movies, Games”Northend Community Center (Lafayette, IN): “Dinner, Movie, Popcorn, 3v3 Tourney, Video Games, Legos, and more… “NYE family Celebration (Arrowhead Bowl; Lafayette, IN): Get your bowl on this NYE! Fri, December 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. or 7:00 – 9:00 P.M, or 10:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M. Click here for more information!New Year’s Eve Dinner (Bistro 501; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Friday, December 31st from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Bistro will have a special menu available! Reservations are limited.New Year’s Party (Great United Skates; Lafayette, IN): There are 2 opportunities to skate at Great United Skates this year. Come for the, “Day Skate” from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. $10/person for the Day Skate! Additionally, all are welcome to skate in the New Year from 7:30 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.! Admission for the evening skate is $15/person! Prizes, live DJ,...
Small Business Spotlight: Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center

Small Business Spotlight: Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center

Purchasing a diamond is not always an easy task. It’s solely a special occasion that requires the joy of picking out a diamond, and there’s pressure, somewhat, to find the perfect fit for the circumstance. Fortunately, since 1953 in the Greater Lafayette, IN area, Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center has made these big life events easier. They know diamonds and trusting a local diamond specialist to help delivers customer service, access to unique pieces, and so much more. Stall & Kessler began as a small repair shop, and it has now blossomed into a reputable friend to the community who makes our diamond dreams come true. Visit this holiday season to surprise that special someone with the most wonderful gift during the most wonderful time of the year. About Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center Here’s a simple excerpt from the Stall and Kessler’s website about their team, services, and awards! “Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center has evolved with decades of experience to provide you with unsurpassed customer service and jewelry excellence. We offer you Indiana’s only Master Graduate Gemologist, three GIA Diamond Graders, two GIA pearl graduates, and three GIA Retail-Jeweler Graduates. Our on-site gold craftsman enables you to have a piece of quality jewelry custom made and your jewelry repair done in-house. We specialize in loose and mounted diamonds in all shapes and sizes. All of our diamonds are hand selected and are conflict free. Our colored gemstones are vibrant, rich in color, and include many unique cutting styles that result in individualistic jewelry styles. Our jewelry craftsman, who is a Jewelers of America (JA) Certified Bench Jeweler...
Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Many people have heard of Scout- the Elf on the Shelf! He’s an elf you can, “adopt” into your home as an addition to your holiday fun! Tradition says Scout and his friends (other adopted elves) head home during the night to report children’s behavior to Santa. Then, they come back to their adopted home in a fun, creative spot, displaying that they did (in-fact) make a quick overnight trip to the North Pole! Some elves delight in spoiling their guardian family with small gifts throughout the Christmas season. Meanwhile, some of those pesky elves are just plain ol’ up-to-no-good: pranking and causing mischief in their host home! No matter the personality of your Greater Lafayette, IN-housed elves, the challenge for Mom and Dad to move the elf in the name of Christmas cheer can be a bit stressful! Here are some new, creative solutions for your daily December Elf on the Shelf placement. The official Elf on the Shelf website fills an elaborate page with ideas for where to place your elf, but we hope this small list of 10 ideas help launch creative, festive Christmas joy inside your home! Elf making Christmas spaghetti – you know, because those elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrups.Toilet Treasure – wrap your toilet in wrapping paper for some sweet little giggles!Elf snatching a cookie out of the cookie jar- He’s just stealing one for Santa!Elf writing letters to the kidsElf on a field trip- put him in a plastic container for the kiddos to tote around the house. Littles can...