Sunday, December 14, 2014

The North Iowa Bloggers Visit Webster City, Iowa

OK~ So the North Iowa Bloggers and I packed up our cars and headed to Webster City for an adventure. And I kid you not, Webster City did not disappoint. We were greeted with kringla and all sorts of baked goodies at SOS Vintage of Webster City. The Mayor of Webster City, Doug Getter shared how strong community support is in Webster City and that was quite evident upon our arrival. A nice variety of shops lined Main Street and we quickly learned from store owners that the community supports "local" and believes in what Webster City is all about. A huge thank you to Webster City for hosting us on this day!

Deb Brown, Webster City's Chamber Director, was our tour guide for the day. In case you don't know who Deb is, I'd suggest you read her blog, Need a Little Advice! Deb has been a friend of mine for several years and I have watched her embrace social media and literally change communities for the better. She is a community supporter and is a connector.

A stop into Gilbert Jewelers got us all in the Christmas spirit. And the store windows here were absolutely stunning!

Classic Carpet and Interiors offered a nice selection of holiday decorations, traditional home décor, floor coverings, furniture and even bedding! The R Company served up mimosas and shared their story. Talk about a fun place to purchase higher end consignment clothing, with fun accessories and great customer service.

The Produce Station Pottery was one of the first shops that I stumbled upon when I came into town. I thought to myself, "I hope we get to go there." Talk about a fun pottery studio, check this out!

The pottery in this studio was amazing! It's no secret that I am not a huge fan of art, but the older I get the more I appreciate it. This shop inspired me. We were even served mug cakes- how cool is this?

Osweilers Fashions is a women's clothing store with clothing designed for the teenager to the retired lady. The outfits were fun, colorful and came in a wide variety of sizes. If there's one thing that stood out about Osweilers Fashions it was the fact that they offered excellent customer service. They specialize in completing an outfit for you. If you struggle with finding the right accessories to complete an outfit, the employees in this store will make sure you look awesome when you leave with your purchase.

Stony Creek Landscapes is a design gallery that will give your yard a whole new makeover or just a partial one if you choose. The design ideas you will find here will set your yard apart from everyone else. From unique garden sculptures to shrubs, they have you covered.

The Grid Iron Grill  served up fried pickles, chicken sandwiches, french dips, burgers and just about anything else you can find in a local sports bar. The sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant was fun to look at.

The Jane Young House and Kendall Young Library were two other stops on our visit to Webster City. We were taken back to the 1800's and learned about the history of these two historical sites in town.

Heart 'N Home offered scarf tying lessons for all of us.

Are you embracing the new fashion trend of sporting a scarf? If not, you probably should be, as they are everywhere! This fun shop was home to sweaters, scarves, wall décor, Christmas decorations, and about anything else that you can imagine for you and/or your home.

A stop at the inTANDEM Workspace intrigued all of us bloggers. As entrepreneurs, we all appreciate a workspace for folks that are looking for their "own" space, outside of their home. From a daily pass of $10 to use this space, there's a space here for you and whatever it is that you like to do. Beth Ann of It's Just Life, Jeni of JeniEats, Donna of, Alicia of Fit & Farm, and Amy of Modern Rural Living accompanied me on this fun day in Webster City!

Stay tuned.... as I'll have more to share about Webster City in the next few days! A special thank you to the Webster City Chamber of Commerce for hosting the North Iowa Bloggers on Saturday, December 13, 2014. It's also quite obvious that one day was not enough time to explore Webster City and all it has to offer. Have you visited Webster City? If so, what did you like most about this community? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. You did a great overview! I put up my initial post today and am spreading them out a bit as well. There was just too much to put in one little post, wasn't there? So glad I could share the day with you!!!

  2. Yes, it was a great day! I'm looking forward to writing more about Webster City.

  3. Looks like a great opportunity! I'm glad so many were able to participate.

    1. Val, it was a great day! Webster City was very welcoming and it was fun. Wish you could have joined us!


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