Paola Ayers

Paola Ayers
Paola, originally from Puerto Rico, came to Iowa to study at Iowa state University where Ryan, an Iowa native, won her heart and they’ve been married for five years. They now call Cedar Rapids home and work as landscape designers in North Liberty. They love watching their toddler, Olivia, grow and are excited to see her as a big sister in the Fall of 2019. Paola's hobbies include crafting, running, yoga, baking and anything handmade. She recently opened Pikosa Creations to share her creativity with the world. Her passions include family, kindness, desserts and vacations to the beach.

Recipe Round-Up: Bite-size Treats for your Holiday Party

It’s no secret-- I love baking. Cookies, pies, pastries, you name it! Once I learned how simple it can be to make brownies from scratch you won’t find any boxed mixes in my...
Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide

Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide 2019

Looking for something to do in Cedar Rapids this Holiday season? We've got you covered with our list of Cedar Rapids Holiday Events! If you know of a great event that should be added...
Your Guide to the Teal Pumpkin Project

Everything You Need To Know About the Teal Pumpkin Project

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Cedar Rapids Halloween Activities and Trick or Treat Times

Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times, Trunk or Treats, and Halloween Activities 2019

Halloween is coming soon!! Looking for some fun Halloween Activities in the Cedar Rapids area? Or for Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat times? We've got you covered! Read on for all the details!!...
Longing for Home: Homesickness I Will Never Lose

Longing for Home: The Homesickness I Will Never Lose

Most days, I go about my daily life without a problem: Wake up, go to work, keep the house tidy, spend time with my family, and maybe have some time to work on some crafts....
Cedar Rapids Fall Events Calendar

Cedar Rapids Area Fall Events Calendar

If you are looking for Cedar Rapids family events in the Fall, we've got you covered! We've put together a round-up of this season's need-to-know events! Bookmark this page, as we will be updating...
Cedar Rapids Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches 2019

Nothing says Fall in Iowa like visiting a local apple orchard or pumpkin patch! Whether you prefer to pick your own or pick up something pre-picked, there are several terrific Cedar Rapids area apple orchards...

Guide to the Eastern Iowa Airport

I often fly to and from the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID by its International Air Transport Association airport code), thanks to my family living far away, and it is always a great experience. It...

What Healthy Communication Looks Like in My Marriage

You've heard it before: good communication is key for a successful marriage. I agree one hundred percent, but what does it actually mean? What does good communication between spouses look like? I’m no expert,...
Cedar Rapids Area Free or Cheap Summer Movies

A Guide to Free or Cheap Summer Movies Around Cedar Rapids

Looking for fun and affordable entertainment for your family?  We've got you covered with our Guide to Free or Cheap Summer Movies Around Cedar Rapids. We've include both indoor and outdoor options...perfect for rainy...