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Mar/Apr 2020

K & K Masonry, Inc Creates Beauty One Brick at a Time

The art of masonry takes exact technique and temperament to withstand the physical rigors of the profession, as well as an eye for detail, in order to create beautiful, quality designs often seen on homes and businesses. This was an art Gus Kopsas began learning at age 16 and later taught to countless family members…

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Kylie’s Book Nook

The Simple Wild by KA Tucker 2020 has been an exceptional reading year for me and The Simple Wild is at the top of that list. I have to say, it easily became one of my favorite romances ever! This book was beautiful and adventurous. I always love a story set in Alaska because it’s…

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Simply Delicous

The recipes this month are geared towards everyone who is young at heart! Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, pussy willows and tulips are some of my favorite spring things. Personally, I miss the days of Easter Sunday, when the little boys wore their best suits and ties while the little girls wore frilly pastel dresses with…

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The Wilkerson Cottage is a Summer Haven for Family

The minute you walk into Dr. Rick and Barb Wilkerson’s summer cottage along West Lake Okoboji you feel at home. The warm environment entices a sit-down conversation, knowing a “How are you?” is soon to come. At the same time, the house built in 1920 is filled with pockets of space ideal for the pitter-patter…

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Concrete Used in Flooring

Walk out your front door and look around. Concrete is everywhere. It paves our driveways, forms our houses and provides porches to sit on. And for good reason — for thousands of years “concrete” has been used as a building material. Over this time it has evolved into the concrete you see today. While the…

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Cottage Gardens Creates Blooming Beauty for the Iowa Great Lakes

A Hidden Gem! You may have wondered where the beautiful plants seen around the Iowa Great Lakes have come from. Cottage Gardens in Milford has been creating stunning planters along the Okoboji Bridge and the Arnolds Park State Pier for years. Cottage Gardens has also been supplying annual and perennial flowers for places like The…

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Solar Made Simple

Simpleray Provides Solar Energy Options for the Midwest Simpleray has brought renewable energy to homeowners, farms, businesses, and communities throughout the Midwest for over ten years. Over the past decade, they’ve learned how to successfully install solar power by creating individualized design plans, using the right equipment and technology and by putting their customers’ needs…

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Carefree, Stress-Free Patio Home Living

Berkley Heights Development in the Heart of Spirit Lake There are numerous housing options in the Iowa Great Lakes region but few quite like the homes being tucked behind the Highway 9/71 hub of Spirit Lake businesses. The Berkley Heights Residential Development is being built in the heart of Spirit Lake, and once complete, the…

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Lake Life Review

I just want to start with, many people have their own strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, leaving not even two of us the same. Our personalities, hobbies and passions intermingle and cross paths with each other. But each to their own. No judging here! This brings us to this issue’s Lake Life Review. The…

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