Made in Iowa- Shop Local Gift Guide

If you are looking to support small businesses, look no further! I love giving and receiving unique gifts and what better thing to do is to gift something made for your state of Iowa! They usually come with a little story or history to them and people appreciate something that has meaning behind it. I think the white elephant and office gifts are the hardest things to find unique gifts for and I hope with this list below, you can cross off just about everyone from your list this season! Remember to shop small and support local businesses!

Below I have highlighted just a few of the gifts available on the Travel Iowa website! Even if you are not in the market for a gift at this time, definitely check out the website as it highlights Things to Do, Places to Stay, Trip Ideas, Travel Regions and of course Gift Ideas. Click HERE to take a look!

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I love these shelves for your basement bar or man cave! They are made from the barrel ends of used Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels. They are 21" diameter and 1" thick and theshelf is 8" deep. Made in Bondurant. $125. Purchase HERE

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Hello perfect housewarming gift, hostess gift or gift for that Grandma who has everything! These are made by Dirt Road Candle Co. in Atlantic, Iowa! $24 for a Holiday sampler of 3 candles. Select your gift HERE

The image below is another great hostess gift! For only $5.95, add a few of these to your cart to accompany a bottle of wine as a gift set. Zaza’s Artisan Pasta is made in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shop HERE

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The older I get the more I love receiving experiences as a gift. Seven Oaks is a great place to ski, snow tube and snowboard in the winter, and to kayak/canoe, river tube and paintball in the summer, all in central Iowa! It is located in Boone – a quick drive from the surrounding cities. Choose your gift certificate amount HERE

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Everyone needs a shirt from Raygun, so start em young! This Iowa-adorable shirt is for the littles in your life. Raygun is located Downtown Des Moines and they are known for their T-shirts with style….and sayings! Purchase yours HERE for only $20.

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Are you really from Iowa if you have not had a Dutch Letter from Jaarsma Bakery? Looking for that perfect gift to take to the office for the staff or bring into your ladies or mens groups? Grab 12 dutch letters for $27 so everyone can experience a little bit of Pella, Iowa. They ship well. Click HERE to browse their website for other tasty treats too.

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I love these printed candle holders $12 each, made by Kara Lynn Schlabaugh out of Iowa City, Iowa. I also think they would be really cute to keep salt and pepper in on the table as decor! Browse all of the styles HERE.

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One of a kind sculptures from Davenport, Iowa are made by Isabel Bloom. Choose from designs that are whimsical, children, animals, inspiring angels, and outdoor statues. Each sculpture comes with a card perfect for the occasion. Looking for something to get a teacher, a mentor, a retiree, or need a gift in a time of sympathy, Isabel Bloom is timeless and sure to make a lasting memory. You can search for the perfect occasion gift HERE.

I have only highlighted a fraction of the gifts available through their website! Start your own search by clicking HERE for a full tour of the website, Travel Iowa.

 Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

Amana Woolen Mill Throw-$85

 Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

Bannor Toys Iowa Rattle- $19.99

 Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

Iowa Outdoors Magazine Subscription- $15

 Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Great River Maple Syrup- $20

Father's Day Gift Guide

Every year I am always scrambling to do something for Father's Day because it is the day after we get home from our annual family vacation to the Northwoods. So, I either have to be pro-active and get it all done before we leave....or scramble the night before 😬 Honestly, I am usually ordering a pizza for dinner and throwing in some brownies for dinner because it is easy! 

I have tried to come up with ideas for every kind of Dad out there! There are so many things to choose from and I tried to stay away from the "typical" things and maybe help you think outside of the box. Yes, some of these are typical but maybe not for your guy. I am a big fan of hand made cards so my daughter has that covered.

Do you have any Father's Day traditions in your house? I want to hear them! 

**Shop by clicking the image below and it will take you to the site to purchase it! Happy Shopping!

Sale Alerts! Weekend 11-11 to 11-15

So as I am branching out in this blogging world I am trying to find something that you guys love and want to see from me on a regular basis! Since I have inside access to sales happening, I thought I would try and share those with you! 

The idea came after I received my Weekend Sale Alert email. I was looking to buy a gift for my daughter from Pottery Barn Kids, and was waiting for the 20% off code that usually circulates every so often. Then there it was....30% off with this code!! I had no idea because the website did not clue me in to this deal and I felt it was too good not to share with you all, especially during the Holiday shopping season! So here is a list of stores and codes below! Just click the blue links to go straight to that site to start shopping! XO 

BARNEYS NEY YORK- Extra 11%off with code BARNEYS11 only valid TODAY 11-11.

BLOOMINGDALES- $25 off every $100 spent with code: PRIVATE ends 11-12

JC PENNY- up to 30% off with code: FALLNOW ends 11-12

BAUBLEBAR- Receive an extra 30% off select with code: GIFT30 ends 11-12

POTTERY BARN- up to 30% off with code: SAVEMORE ends 11-13

PB TEEN- same as PB

POTTERY BARN KIDS- same as PB

RALPH LAUREN- extra 25% off select with code: NOV25 ends 11-14

Limited time Only sales below:

LOFT- extra 40% off with code: HAPPY

MISSGUIDED- 50% off select with code DRESSYBABE

WEST ELM- up to 40% off (no code necessary)

FRYE- up to 50% off sale (no code necessary)

DRAPER JAMES- up to 30% off sale (no code necessary)

EXPRESS- 40% off of everything (no code necessary)

Please let me know your feedback and if this type of post is helpful!! Do you want to see more of these?? 

Target Hits the Spot....Again!

Ugh! If you can go into Target and come out with only getting what you went in for, then you need to do my shopping for me! I seriously can't leave there without spending WAY more than I needed to 😩 But how can you not leave without that adorable coffee mug, or that vase in the dollar spot because you will definitely need that for your flowers, and the clothes are so cute and inexpensive, why not buy 1 of each?? The struggle is real people. So I have put to good use my countless hours of scouring over the clothing and shoes section into a little post so next time you can just go in for what you NEED to save you all time πŸ˜‰ I may or may not have these pieces and be styling them soon over on my Instagram page, @Ladyandredstyle

Today's Look:

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