Hey you! 🙂 Happy Monday! Yesterday we checked out the Stillwater MN Ice Castle & although I didn’t get a lot of photos from our visit I wanted to share the few that we had. If you’re in State; there are a few locations available as well as others around the Midwest. SEE HERE for more information.
Our trip was shorter than we planned (it had already been a long day) but I recommend this attraction for everyone! It’s a great place for family, friends, first dates, & proposals! It really is breath taking & there are fun things to do while you’re there like the ice slide, fire shows, ice bar & more! There’s drinks & sweets to help keep you warm & it’s obviously Instagram worthy. Just DONT forget to dress for cold weather & don’t forget it can get slushy & wet! Thank GOD for my mom who came prepped with snow pants for Dash because I didn’t do my research before our visit! – This was sort of a last minute thing in my defense! Boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves & hats are necessary! If you’re going mainly for pictures I recommend Day time but night is where the real eye pops at! When the sun sets the castle lights up!!
Happy Valentines Day babes! Seriously; how cute is this little guy? We spent the night painting our valentines & writing love letters on the bathroom mirror to each other & he LOVED IT! Sometimes it’s just fun to break the rules & go crazy with moms never-used lipstick ya know what I mean? & Really.. I was never going to use that lipstick anyway! If your anxiety is at a high right now let me put it at ease by saying this was actually SUPER easy to clean! Nothing a little windex couldn’t handle!
Our valentines tonight were these cute canvases we made inspired by good old Pinterest NannySheCanDo – Thanks for the great idea!
Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve has been the highlight of the holidays for me. Some of my families traditions growing up consisted of opening 1 gift of your choice, baking cookies for Santa and especially the big Kelley Christmas Eve get together. It’s been my absolute favorite & now that I have a family of my own I cannot wait to start my own traditions.
Since Jake and I have a minimum of 4 Christmas’s during the busy weekend; We’re really not left with a TON of time on Christmas Eve night. And since we’ll continue the tradition of baking cookies for Santa with my parents, I figured I needed to find something just as memorable, timeless but a quick and easy tradition that my son will love and cherish as he gets older.
Most of you with kids I am sure have seen the bags of reindeer food trending Pinterest this season.. I wanted to take the idea and make it our own by getting my little guy to participate in on the fun by making it with me. Kinda like baking cookies for Santa but WAY less time consuming – perfect for the maybe half hour we’ll be given before bed time after getting home from all the Christmas Eve festivities.
I’m baaaaack 🙂 & I think I am finally starting to get back into my old routine after coming home from our first EVER family vacay! Going into this trip there was one thing I had to promise myself – That I would leave blogger Cassie at home & not focus so much on capturing moments but rather living in the moment. Being a blogger ( I am sure a lot of you can relate) but this was REALLY HARD FOR ME! I gotta say though, I think overall I stuck to my word while getting just the right amount of shots I needed to remember this trip for a lifetime.
My new favorite tradition with the family has definitely become are annual trip to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival in Champlin MN. They have one of the largest corn mazes in the state, food trucks, live music, a gigantic bed of corn kernel’s to roll around in, a tractor ride and lots LOT’S more. Sure it costs a few bucks to get in & a couple more for tickets if you want to ride the gigantic slide or jump in the jumpy houses but for what is “free” once inside it’s definitely worth the 8 dollar fee. FYI Children under 3 are free.