Goat cheese & cherries ice cream. This. Was. Delish. Goat cheese is an acquired taste for most people... I happen to love it. 😝☺️ You can usually find the @theoutsidescoop truck all over DSM or you can visit their stationary location in Indianola.
I recently said goodbye to one of my best friends who moved out of the Midwest to Colorado. We have known each other since 2008. We first met at Oklahoma State University when @wdzimmy and I co-presented on either transitioning/transfer of leadership or applying to grad school. I don’t quite remember. I mostly remember Brian as the one person in our session who had a lot of questions. Who knew that our paths would cross again in 2010 when I started at Illinois and he was a NUFP fellow visiting for the Dungy Leadership Institute. Then several years later he would become my colleague at Illinois. I’ll miss our road trips to Chicago. I have fond memories of our road trip to Alabama. I am so excited for his next chapter in his journey! Congrats Dr. Brian Moffit! #friends#illinois#colorado#journey#midwest
I don't know who needs to hear this right now, but you're always one decision away from a totally different life.
One year ago, we stumbled upon 9.7 acres of beautiful, peaceful, chaotic Iowa land. It leapt out at us and we leapt right back and a couple of short months later, it was ours.
We've learned a lot about ourselves since then. A lot about private wells, leech fields, land grading, heavy equipment. We have a sh*t ton of hard work staring us in the faces, and yet we're more determined and excited about this decision we made every day.
Do not be afraid to leap.
IT’S SO HUMID HERE. So we delayed our kayak ride until the evening when it was slightly less humid. It’s a 30 minute bike ride to the lake where we rented a two-person kayak. Our too big red lifejackets came up to our chins as we paddled around Lake Nokomis. The sun started to dip behind the horizon and we let the water carry us to the lake’s edge. The sky was periwinkle by the time we paddled back and tiny remote control toy boats zoomed through the water behind us. As we biked back, the horizon turned a fiery orange and we dipped into the quiet of Minneapolis’s neighborhoods. Sweet pine and lush deciduous trees lined the bike path and I pumped the pedals faster, cutting through what feels like quiet suburban streets but in the middle of a 420,000 person city. It reminds me of biking through campus in the summer right before school let out. Finals week meant an often empty quad and you could bike down 13th Street at night when all the students were leaving and have the main thoroughfare of a 23,000 person school all to yourself. I’d sail down University and turn on 22nd, no cars, no people, just porch lights and cicadas. Maybe it’s summer, maybe it’s Minneapolis, but it all feels right.
hi anyone who’s reading this. i’m new here and i’m not exactly sure what I want this account to be. i’m trying to transition into a fully plant based diet and I want this to be my space to sort of keep myself accountable by posting what I’m eating and also to share with others and provide a source of inspiration if possible. If anyone has any tips on transitioning feel free to dm me! This account might end up being more than just meals but we shall see I guess. I’m leaving it on public for now but might end up making it just a private page to keep myself accountable?? I don’t know yet... #vegan#plantbased#midwest#crueltyfree#animals#veganrecipes#veganfood
I may not have gotten a workout in today, but I did move! Something I struggle with is listening to my body & the workout mentality. We are told that in order to achieve whatever standard of fitness we want, we must kill ourselves at the gym 5/6 days a week. But man, honestly lately I am not feeling that. I’m run down, exhausted all of the time and just dreading my workouts lately. Instead of having it as time or reward myself or time spent rebuilding my body, it is just get in and out mentality.
Like I said I have also been not feeling myself lately. I’m exhausted. Not just mentally but I feel like my body is running on fumes. And I’ve felt this way for months. I really think I’ve messed up my Adrenal glands. I was listening to a podcast randomly Monday that talked about how over exercising can cause adrenal fatigue and listed off a ton of symptoms that sounded like me.
So I may not have done a “workout” I did go on a small hike with two special men. Oh and on the way back, might I add I carried Brandon on my shoulders uphill. 😭🤣 I agonized over weather or not I wanted to muster up the energy to workout tonight. Just after doing 2 hours of homework, running errands, appointments, cleaning and whatnot al day. I felt like I HAD to do it otherwise this day didn’t count. The fact I did move my body, I ran my ass off all day and was 10000% on point with food today didn’t count because I hadn’t gotten a “workout” where I want to die in. That’s stupid. My day was busy, I still moved and I was tired.
Sue is BACK!!!! And feeling spunky!!!!! •
She stopped coloring for a couple of years and let her natural hair color all grow out!!! It was the most beautiful white hair I have ever seen, but I love reds too!!!! Especially coppers!! 🙌🏼🔥🔥🔥
She brought in her inspiration picture of when she used to rock it red and I think we got pretty close! It will take even better the 2nd time around! •
Sue Neeley You look BEAUTIFUL!!! ♥️😘
People ask me all the time.. How do you do your own hair!?!? I don’t always! Believe me, I love sitting in someone else’s chair! But I don’t always have the time so here is a little time lapse of a partial on myself! This is how I do it! It will get me by for a little bit! I had some 2 inch roots happening! It was looking scary!!! 🤣
I know the Nordstrom sale is coming to an end and most of my outfits have been sold out, but this cardi is still in stock in a few other colors at a great price! Hurry and grab one before the sale ends! To shop our looks:
1️⃣ copy and paste this link in your browser: http://liketk.it/2DtQC
2️⃣ click the link in bio —> then “shop our LIKEtoKNOW.it”
3️⃣ download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and search “thats.so.darling”
There are so many places up north that I have driven by a couple dozen times, but have never stopped to enjoy. This is one of them. Welcome to the Old Mission Peninsula. This lighthouse sits just shy of the 45th parallel, which splits the distance between the equator and the North Pole. When water level is low, it’s possible to walk out to the exact point. You don’t always have to travel far from home to find place that’s new. ✨🌊 .
I remember the fear before I hit publish when I decided to share the news of our loss over a year ago, and I remember the fear I felt right before we launched our first rainbow Midwest Mama tee.
I guess I was scared of what people were going to think. Would I upset someone? Would someone call me out for only losing one early pregnancy? The fear I felt nearly faded instantly with the support I felt from so many Midwest Girls.
I was recently chatting with a friend who quickly corrected me when I said, “I was so early when I lost my pregnancy.” She said...loss is loss. And she is so right.
Our Midwest Mama Rainbow collection continues to sell so well, and it really is humbling. Sharing my story was hard, but I know it has made a difference. I have had beautiful and meaningful conversations and new friendships built all because I hit publish. I’m sad that so many women can relate to my story, but so happy to have built a space and a collection that honors so many Midwest Mamas.
Our Rainbow Midwest Mama collection is near and dear to my heart. I’m so so grateful for my rainbow girl, Nellie who was born February 19th.
If you are in a season of waiting for your rainbow, I’m here and sending you so much love and hope.
Hey y’all! In case you forgot, it’s me, Donetta. 😂 Now, I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted. I’ve literally lost count of how many times I’ve rewritten this post. I’m pretty sure it’s been a few hours of me trying to figure out what to say🤦🏻♀️. But I think I’m just going to go with this. Life hit, and hit hard. I needed a minute to regroup. And it’s a dang good thing I’m a fighter and know that my strength comes from the Lord so I can take the hit and get back up stronger. 🙌🏻
I’m excited to see what you’ve all been up to on the gram! Please allow me just a bit of grace as I get caught back up with all of you. Several of you have reached out and sent me messages because you noticed you hadn’t seen me around and I can’t tell you how blessed that makes me feel. That you actually see this #indianagirl as a part of the community and my lack of presence was noticed. If I haven’t gotten back to you just yet, know that I will! I’m grateful for each of you. Anyhow, I just wanted to pop on since I’ve gained some of my bearings back and just say hello, that I’m still here, and that I’ve missed seeing what you’re all up to! 📸 by my hunk of a hubby @thebigfish70
here’s a lil sneak peek at *some* of the keychains I’ll have this Friday at the c-street makers market!