If you're like me, you spent a lot of time outside over the weekend.  As the weather gets nicer, and we start to come out of hibernation, we begin to notice all the work that needs to be done outside.

The grass will turn from a light brown to green any day now.  And that flower bed or trellis, is going to need some attention.

For me, I don't even know where to start.  We've got plenty of area to worry about so I guess we'll just start at the focal point of the property.  The front of the house and our fence line.

Yes, Pinterest is a great tool to get ideas but I love seeing things in person.  I can envision things better when they're right in front of me.  Good thing we've got the Flower & Garden show this weekend.

Preview Gala

Spring will be in full bloom at the QCCA Expo Center Flower and Garden preview gala on Thursday, March 24.

Your ticket gives you the first opportunity to stroll through the flowers and visit the vendor booths before the general public. Your ticket includes a fantastic assortment of hors d’ oeuvres and music! It’s a special night! Don’t miss it- advance tickets are available online today for $25 at qccaexpocenter.com. Enter promo code qccaflwr and get 5 dollars off!

Enjoy a first hand look at the QCCA Expo Center Flower and Garden Show March 24th from 4 – 8 pm!

This Weekend

Then Spring will officially arrive on March 25 at the 2022 QCCA Expo Center Flower & Garden Show!

Tons of landscaping ideas, vendors, outdoor kitchen ideas and more!


Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$6 in advance
$8 at the door

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

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