Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Anything Goes Giveaway Hop

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop
This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. All participating blogs will be offering a giveaway of at least $20. So after you enter my giveaway make sure to check out what mystery giveaways the other blogs have to offer. Also, head over to The Review Wire for the Grand Prize...a Gift Set from Keeki Pure & Simple that includes: Pink Lemonade Lotion ($14), a Cheecky Oragnic Lip Shimmer ($8) and a Rasberry Sorbet polish($10). A total Retail Value of $32! Anything Goes event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time to Visit Iowa!

Well we were off to Iowa for a few short days and it was fantastic! My daughter only wanted to see a cow on her trip....here is her dream come true!
This was a field full of cows on our way to the Amana Colonies...if you have a tomtom gps follow the signs for the colonies not the gps. We were so lost and finally ended up in the center of an adorable town-thanks helpful stranger for your great directions! Next we ended up in the colonies with was pleasantly surprising. We are very much on the go type of people so we were unsure of how the slow pace shops would fit into our ideal vacation. If you travel to the colonies I highly recommend the dandelion wine-it was delicious! We spent the afternoon roaming around the shops and visiting the various bakeries and wineries. Little miss ended up with an adorable couch tissue box holder and I found great handmade jewelry. 
After the colonies it was time to visit the Tanger Outlets:
The weather was perfect and there were so many great sales! For the first time in a long time we left a place with something for everyone. It is usually very difficult to find something we all enjoy so this was a high point of the trip. My husband find a great new silicon coffee cup from Harry & David along with all these great snacks
I thought the chocolate covered cherries were amazing and the whole family agreed that everyone has to try the Moose Munch-what a sweet, crunch snack! 

After a long day of shopping it was time to head on our way home. Although we were only in Iowa a few short days it was the perfect slow down kind of vacation. Be on the look out for our next stop-Mackinaw City, Michigan!