Hy-Vee East Floral Shop – Mason City, Iowa –

Hy-Vee East Floral Shop – Mason City, Iowa

551 S. Illinois – Regency Square Mall

Mason City, Iowa

Looking for some cool plants? Or maybe a last minute gift? Need flowers for a special event like a wedding? I have just the place for you– the floral shop in Hy-Vee East in Mason City, Iowa.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this hidden treasure in a local grocery store of all places. When I was there late in the afternoon last Thursday I met the energetic floral manager Randy who personally assisted me in finding a lovely plant for my mom. A small thank-you gift as I stayed for a week and a half! (I know parents like their kids to visit but sometimes a small gift is never a bad idea.)


I chose small pink begonia for $8.99.  Pictured above you can also see the Douglas Fir tree that was purchased in Hy-Vee Floral two years ago. It doubled in size and looks amazing.  All the plants here are healthy and well-cared for.  I was also excited to learn that Hy-Vee Floral is able to deliver and handle events like weddings and funerals.

Bravo!  I will definitely be back next time I’m in Iowa.

Making Bath Salts – Relax After the Holidays!

Making Bath Salts.

Check this out– very yummy idea. And quite possibly a great way to relax and unwind after the holiday season!

Happy New Year!

Help Others This Holiday Season…One Click at a Time

Here are a few easy ways to help others this holiday season… one click at a time.

If you tend to shop online try GoodShop.com and GiveClicks.com.  Both donate a portion of proceeds to charity.

Getting married?  IDoFoundation.org helps couples create gift registries, invites and party favors that benefit charitable organizations.

Too many shoes? Soles4Souls.org distributes them to the poor and disaster stricken around the world.

Do you have spare business apparel?  CareerGear.org (for men’s clothing) and TheWomensAlliance.org (for women’s apparel) collect donations of lightly worn professional attire for interviews.

Do you love stuffed animals?  StuffedAnimalsForEmergencies.org and LovingHugs.org both give your “gently used” stuffies to kids in need.


Would you rather help out locally?  HandsOnNetwork.org and VolunteerMatch.org pair locals with volunteer needs in your own backyard.

Do you enjoy surfing the internet?  GoodSearch.com donates to a favorite charity/worthwhile cause as you browse online.

Short on cash?  These ideas are easy ways to help out others during the holiday season– and maybe even all year! Happy Giving!