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.

Seven Tips to Help You Stay Motivated to Reach Your Goals

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Speak up! Advocating for Your Kids at the Doctor’s Office.

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Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times, Trunk or Treats, and Halloween Activities 2020

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and I’m Feeling Nostalgic

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Is it COVID-19 or a Cold? Sickness and Anxiety During a Pandemic

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Cedar Rapids Parks with Trails

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