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{Re-Cap} ICMB and Downtown Iowa City’s Shop Crawl!

Let’s just start by saying this:  we had SO MUCH FUN at this event!  Special thanks to Iowa City Downtown District for co-hosting our first ever “shop crawl”, and for providing each of our guests with a handy dandy (and super cute!) map of the downtown district, as well as a Holiday Giving Book for everyone.  What a nice […]

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Santa’s Christmas Magic

“It’s time to clean up,” I yell down to the boys. “I DON’T WANT TO CLEAN. I HATE YOU MOMMY,” screamed my little redhead. My blood started to boil, but instead of yelling I calmly and clearly replied, “Oh, you shouldn’t talk to your mom like that, Santa is watching.” Immediately the tears and screams […]

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The Big Reveal: Mandy’s Mommy Makeover! {Plus another Mommy Makeover Giveaway!!}

Last month, we were so happy to make one mom’s holiday season a little bit brighter with an extra special holiday makeover!!  Mandy is a mother-of-four who hadn’t had her hair cut in over a year, and had never had a massage in her life.  Need we say more?  It was time for this mom to […]

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Weeknight Comfort Food: Real, Fast

If you’re like me, you are probably knee-deep in holiday baking, party spreads laden with gooey, cheesy dips, and family dinners with more side dishes than you eat all year. All of this celebr(eat)ing leaves me feeling more sluggish than festive and in need of some “real food” that is still comforting enough to serve […]

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Seeking Santa 2014: Where to visit Santa in the Corridor

There are just 14 days left until Christmas…can you believe it? Have you gotten a chance to take your kids to see Santa yet? Maybe you’re a person who takes their kids multiple times in a season.  Or maybe you’re like me and you put it off until the very last minute.  Whatever the case, today I’m […]

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We, Not Me: Teaching Service Instead of Selfishness

The holiday season is such a magical time. Sparkly lights, colorful decorations, yummy treats, presents piled under a pine tree, special movies to watch, shopping trips, and visits to see Santa…the season is practically bursting at the seams with extraordinary! Sometimes, however, our efforts to make this Christmas the most special Christmas ever can easily […]

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