8.16.21 8

A Day At The Iowa State Fair!

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair is in full effect at the Iowa Fairgrounds in Des Moines! It is the largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country.

For 11 days, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is transformed into a huge fun fair! Rides for all ages, food for DAYS, and educational experiences for the whole family.

Iowa State Fair kids rides
Iowa State Fair kids rides

We decided to visit the fair (for the first time, since we just moved here), because our neighbor told us how big of an event it was annually. With the weather only being 80 degrees, it was one of the better times to try to go with kids.

The last time we were at a fair, was the Kenosha County Fair, before Lucas was even born!

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8.13.21 7

Why I Am Loving My Ipsy Subscription

Ladies- If you are looking for something to treat yourself to every month, then listen up. Who doesn’t love a little surprise in their mailbox every once in a while. (You deserve it, right?!)

I have to admit, I found out about Ipsy years ago, from seeing online advertisements on social media. I wasn’t interested in receiving different makeups and beauty products at the time, since I was pretty faithful to what I was already using.

Going back about 6 months, I decided to go for it. What did I have to lose? For only $12 a month, I got a specially curated glam bag with 5 trail-sized (sometimes full sized) samples of various beauty products. (Plus, I know I can skip months, or cancel whenever I want).

Ipsy subscription
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8.12.21

When It’s Hot Outside-Go Visit Your Local Library!

When we moved here, it was still in the height of COVID. We were looking for things to do with the kids, but options were slim in the middle of winter.

I looked online to search for our nearest library, only to find out that most of the library was still shut down for browsing.

If you knew the book you wanted to reserve, you did just that- ordered it and picked it up at the front.

Upon viewing that the children’s area was not open for play, I put library time on the back burner and literally forgot about it until this summer.

We have had quite the heatwave here in the midwest, and we have been trying to keep busy at the swimming pool, and various other indoor activities (the gym, gymnastics, playing at friends houses).

Today, I said “Let’s go out for lunch, and finally go get our library cards!”

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6.21.21

Check Out Amazon Prime Day 2021

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It’s that time of year again for Prime Members to get the best of the best deals. From gadgets to clothing, and food to home supplies- you’ll find a ton of markdowns during Amazon Prime Day 2021.

Remember- you must be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of these deals , so if you’re not already one, lets talk about the benefits of being a part of Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime membership fees are:

  • $12.99 per month (plus taxes)
  • $119 per year (plus taxes)You’ll be enrolled in the free trial of Amazon Prime and have access to FREE Two Day shipping (the best part!!), Prime Video, and Prime Music.

If you want to give it a try- You can sign up for free. You’ll be enrolled in the free trial of Amazon Prime and have access to FREE Two Day shipping, Prime Video, and Prime Music.

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5.20.21

Tips For A Good Night’s Rest

This post is sponsored by Natrol, but the content and opinions here are my own.

Last year was full of unknowns. We all worried about how the next day would be, and it was so hard to focus on our own well-being. This year really made me prioritize my overall health – mainly my sleep routine.

A great way to start off your day is to get a good night’s rest. This ensures that you have proper time to clear your mind and get restful sleep to support your health for the upcoming day. 

One way that I have focused on me-time is to set a nightly routine. I don’t drink anything with caffeine for at least 3-4 hours before I go to bed; I limit screen time right before I shut off the lights; and lastly, I include a Natrol® Sleep+ Gummies (as needed) for a restful and revitalizing sleep.†

Natrol Sleep+ Immune Health
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