Weekend Plans: Our Trip to Nebraska!

Posted in Travel
on October 20, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


I am so excited that my fiance and I are headed to Nebraska this weekend for a fun getaway in Omaha and Lincoln where we can experience some fun Nebraska Events! I haven’t been to Nebraska in quite a few years, and really enjoyed my time in Lincoln, so I’m excited to go back. Like many of our trips this year, we will be road tripping from Minneapolis to Omaha on Saturday morning and then Omaha to Lincoln on Sunday and coming back home on Monday.


First stop – Omaha!

  • We are planning to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. This is one of our favorite things to do no matter where we’re headed, and Omaha’s zoo and aquarium looks extraordinary. Between America’s largest indoor rainforest and the world’s largest indoor desert – I think we are in for a lot of fun.
  • Next, we want to explore the beautiful Old Market area to shop and eventually end up at the Boiler Room for dinner. The Boiler Room looks extremely chic, with an industrial look and serves seasonal farm-to-table meals. I cannot hold back my excitement for eating here!
  • Finally, we plan to end our first full day in Nebraska at the Waiting Room Lounge for some drinks and live music!


Second stop – Lincoln!

  • We will probably sleep in and relax a bit in Omaha, but so excited that we can venture to Lincoln for more fun and it’s only a 50-minute drive. We plan to visit both the Railyard and the Historic Haymarket District to explore, shop and dine.
  • One of the places we plan on dining at is is Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill in the Haymarket District. We’ve heard great things and are excited to grab dinner and drinks here.
  • We will be relaxing at our hotel at the Hyatt Place Lincoln and will be sure to do some more exploring before calling it a night.

The Lincoln Farmers' Market, replete with the freshest selection of local fare, is always bustling.

And then, after some relaxing on Monday and doing more exploring around the railyard and Historic Haymarket District, we will sadly be heading back home. I absolutely cannot wait to leave in a couple days and hope you will follow my adventures on Instagram. With two sophisticated cities that offer so much to do, I know we will be using every last moment to experience all the fun. We found so much helpful information on Visit Nebraska to see all of our options for exploring both Omaha and Lincoln.

Also, if you’ve been to Omaha or Lincoln, I would absolutely love your input on places we should see and things we should do! Leave a comment below!

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Fashion at Hy-Vee: F&F

Posted in Fashion, Outfits, Shopping
on October 18, 2016

This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee through ALIVE Influencer Network. All opinions are my own.









If you know me well, then you know I’m obsessed with Hy-Vee! It was the grocery store I grew up with in Cedar Falls, Iowa and it’s the grocery store near and dear to my heart. I love everything about it from the bakery to the dining options in-store (I ate so much Hy-Vee pizza and Chinese food growing up), and that’s why I was ecstatic when I first learned Hy-Vee was coming to the Twin Cities. Now, there is even more to love about Hy-Vee!

F&F, a British-inspired international fashion label, is now available at local Minnesota Hy-Vee stores, including Eagan and Rochester. It is a beautiful collection of European-inspired clothes and available right inside the store.

I stopped by the Eagan store to see everything the F&F fashion label has to offer. From women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, I was excited to see so many great fall options right on trend. Because I spent so much time shopping in Europe during my time studying abroad in college, I definitely appreciate that I have access to on-trend European styles so close to home. Not to mention, the pieces I picked up are extremely affordable, yet high quality! I felt like I was back in Europe shopping my favorite selections of clothing and getting it for an amazing deal.

My first look is has a mod aspect to it. I paired two F&F pieces that channel a 70’s vibe. I adore this mini corduroy skirt, which will go with so much in my closet. And, it was only $22.99! A steal right? I also love this multicolored sweater – the best combination of colors and goes well with the skirt. This striped sweater top was $34.99.

My second look is an F&F vest paired with leggings, boots, and a lace top for a casual fall look. The vest was only $34.99 and has unlimited styling possibilities. It could be paired with a dress, a top and skirt, and blue jeans as well.

It’s safe to say I will be visiting Hy-Vee again soon to check out the latest styles at F&F and get my weekly grocery shopping in. Who said you can’t have it all in one place?



To celebrate the new F&F fashion label in Eagan and Rochester – both of which are now open – I am teaming up with Hy-Vee to giveaway a $100 gift card to F&F! To enter this giveaway, you must live close to a Hy-Vee with an F&F store, this includes Eagan, Brooklyn Park, Lakeville, and Rochester. To enter, complete the form below:

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Good luck, and make sure to follow Hy-Vee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for more updates on the F&F fashion label!

The Countdown – White Floral Maxi | Monday Mode

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on October 17, 2016


In less than one year, my fiance and I will be getting married! It seems crazy that more than nine months ago we got engaged in California. That’s why this post is in celebration of the official countdown! I received this flower crochet maxi dress from Chicwish and planned to wear it for our engagement party, which well, has yet to happen haha! But certainly this dress will work well for any upcoming wedding festivities – engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner – the option are truly endless with this dress.

Outfit Details:

Dress, c/o Chicwish |Flats, Gifted from a friend (Similar here and here) | Lipstick, Gifted (Similar here and here)

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