After we had a few bumps in the road in Dubuque with rude customer service at Pizza Ranch and a dirty play area for the kids we made our way to the Quad Cities.
First we arrived and the weather was much better then Wisconsin and I soon realized I did not pack right. We headed to the mall and were able to make a huge score!! My husband found winter jackets for $5 and jeans for $5! WOOT! It seems we always find amazing deals when we find a new mall. :)
We were in the mall waiting for daddy to come back so we made our own fun photo shoot. :)
One resturant we do not have in Wisconsin is Steak n Shake so we made sure to visit it! I love the activities they hand out to children, it includes the cute hat, and a little car, plus some crayons and coloring page! WAY TO GO Steak n Shake for being so awesome! I love the Frisco burger and recommend it! YUM!
Since the weather was so nice we were able to check out several parks which then made us hungry for ice cream. I have a new favorite place, Whitey's! I have never heard of Whitey's before but I am a new fan. If you ever seen one try the pecan praline in a waffle cone because my mouth is watering just typing it, yes it's that good!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
I really enjoyed this visual for Color Street Application! So far Nail it With Selah and April is going great! We are eager to help you get your nails pretty or sparkly or both! If we can do it then that means anyone can do it! Look at the fun Easter Colors!!!! Which one is your favorite? Chicks or bunnies? Check all the other designs here!