Gordmans Back to School Shopping- No Kid Hungry Campaign

Back to school… 3 little words that are supposed to be a parent’s relief. Unfortunately, those 3 words are not a relief to 13 million children in the U.S. who struggle with hunger. In the summertime, 6 out of 7 hungry kids do not get the meals they need and while in school, lunch is sometimes their last meal of the day. Oh what a wonderful world we live in that we get to give back and possibly help these numbers improve. I have partnered with Gormans to tell you how you all can help.

Please spread the word with your friends too! We can do MORE because we are always better TOGETHER!

Gordmans is partnering with No Kid Hungry to help make sure no kid goes hungry any time of the year, not just back to school time. From July 21 to August 31, post a photo on your Instagram feed using the hashtag #FuelKidsFutures and Gordmans will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. (**Up to $10,000)

For more information about the cause, No Kid Hungry, click HERE.

Please tag me in your photos too so I can see what you guys picked up while shopping at Gordmans! Find me on Instagram @ladyandredstyle and make sure to follow @gordmans too.

See what Rowan and I found during our back to school shopping at our local Gordmans.

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Anyone else’s child unicorn obsessed? Trust me they have plenty of inventory to shop from with unicorns on chairs, bows, and of course backpacks!

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Gordmans is an off-price retailer which means they buy excess inventory and that allows you, the buyer, to shop reduced prices everyday. I think you will be greatly surprised to see how many brands you can identify all in ONE location. Hint Hint…this makes any kind of shopping super easy and convenient.

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Back to school for this mama means I need to organize my life! They have so many great calendars and wall art available to suit you and your families needs. Who needs this one? 🙋🏼

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Back to School shopping for the College or High School kid just got a tad easier. You moms and dads know exactly what I am hinting at 😉 They have adorable chairs for dorms, planners, and laptop desks too!

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We will be posting our #FuelKidsFuture post coming up and I can’t wait to see all of yours. Until next time friends! Stay tuned for more posts and notifications on my stories and Instagram page featuring inside our back to school shopping trip!

Happy Shopping!

**This is a sponsored post with Gordmans. All words and thoughts are my own.

Heart Healthy with Gordmans ❤️

Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 840,768 deaths (635,260 cardiac) in 2016? From 2006 to 2016, the US death rate from CVD decreased by 18.6% and from coronary heart disease by 31.8%.

(Statistic taken from the website from the AHA. https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/ten-points-to-remember/2019/02/15/14/39/aha-2019-heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics. )

I was excited to partner with Gordmans to bring awareness to heart health through their campaign #GetPumpedForHeartHealth ❤️ From April 1-30th, with every share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #GetPumpedForHeartHealth, Gordmans will donate $1 to the American Heart Association. If you are interested in learning more about the campaign, you can visit their website HERE.

What does heart healthy look like to you? It could be something as simple as random acts of kindness, cooking healthy meals, or incorporating family time into your day.

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Part of my job as a blogger is to empower other women to feel comfortable in their own skin and clothing. Fashion is obviously a big part of my life and it really is true that you are what you wear! I was able to find so many styles and sizes throughout Gordmans to fit every size and style, including men & children. Don't forget your fur babies either ☺️

Rowan was so happy to pick out her “workout” outfit (pictured below). Heart healthy behaviors start at any age. Get your kids involved and watch them influence their peers as well. It is always a challenge in our home to see how much weight she can lift and how many times and I bet if she had a younger sibling we would have some friendly competitions! Haha If you notice she starts at 2 lbs. ☺️ Get your family moving together!

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Rowan’s outfit and workout gear is provided by Gordmans. You can shop in stores near you and donate directly to the AHA as well!

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Did you know that a balanced eating regimen with foods from all five food groups is key to preventing disease? My nursing background helps me to understand how to keep my family healthy by cooking meals at home, plus with a child it is just plain easier. When you are in charge of the ingredients, you tend to put more thought into what you are feeding your families. I challenge you to cook one more meal a week at home. Set a goal for yourself!

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Being heart healthy doesn’t have to be just consuming healthy foods. I have started off this 2019 year by reading a daily devotional with my morning coffee. It allows me to meditate and relax my mind, freeing it from the anxiety of every day life. Do you take time for yourself throughout the day? If so, what do you do?

So many of you and your loved ones have been affected by heart disease, and I am hopeful that by continuing to bring awareness to to it, we can start to change lives and perspectives on how to live a heart healthy life!

Post a photo TODAY on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #GetPumpedForHeartHealth and tag me in it @ladyandredstyle so I can see it and share it!

Happy Good Friday Friends!

XOXO

THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY SPECIALTY RETAILERS, INC. All thoughts and images are my own.

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

Holiday Shopping with Josephs Jewelers

Josephs. Everyone wants a gift that comes in that iconic gold box. Josephs is a family owned fine jewelry store that has been in business since 1871, with 2 locations, one being in West Des Moines and the other in downtown Des Moines. If you are looking for something stunning, they have you covered, with one-of-a-kind gemstones, and also as an official Rolex retailer. Josephs prides themselves on excellent customer service and employee expertise, you should be able to cross off everyone on your list from this one stop! If you are not local, don't worry, they will gladly ship it to you! 

I completely understand the intimidation factor that comes with going into a fine jewelry store. That is why I have partnered with them, to help you easily navigate the store and products for this gift giving season! I mean, who knew they sold ornaments? You can check out their main website HERE but also for your convenience, I have added direct links to each of the products below that I have selected as my favorite pieces.

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Ornaments! And a lot of them to choose from with prices ranging from $20 up to $75. These are perfect for Grandma, a housewarming or hostess gift, secret Santa, or start a tradition and buy one for yourself! 

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Slate and Tell Necklace. This one comes as is, but there are several charms that you can put together to create your own story. (Pictured below)

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Birthstone Trio Ring. You can add your children's names and birthstones to this ring and make it your own! Perfect for Grandma too. (Pictured below)

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I love anything that you can personalize! These charms are so adorable and make the perfect personal gift. I mean this necklace is only $59!!

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Men's Stainless Steel Black Enamel Cuff Links 

I consider these the perfect gift for any man, including a best man or groomsman gift! With several options to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect pair under $75.

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Stainless Steel Black Enamel Money Clip

This is a M-clip money holder. You slide the black piece up and it forms a clip that makes it easy for you to slip over your cash. All you have to do is slide the black piece down to secure it.

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Sterling Silver CZ X-Cuff I immediately fell in love with this set! I came into the store looking for affordable pieces so I put it back down. A salesperson informed me that it was actually Cubic Zirconia and I was shocked. It is so stunning. 

Sterling Silver CZ Crossover Ring If you have the bracelet, you definitely need the ring to match!

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IDI 14k Two-Tone Disc Necklace When my daughter was born my husband gifted me my first IDI necklace. I get asked about it all of the time because it is so unique and delicate. A piece that you can wear everyday for the non-jewelry people. My necklace is similar to the shorter layer as the 3 side pieces stand for my 3 "children".

IDI 14k Two-Tone Moon and Star Diamond Necklace This one is next on my list of wants! Because how many times a day do I tell my daughter I love you to the moon and back? So so many. 

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Bracelets from top to bottom: TOP bracelet, MIDDLE bracelet, and BOTTOM bracelet. I chose to photograph all of these bracelets because I could not choose a favorite. Pearls are so classic and really any age is wearing them these days and I love that. You need a set of something pearls for those black tie events, even if it is once a year!

14k Yellow Gold White Cultured Pearl Y Necklace

14k Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl Earrings

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14k Yellow Gold Uvarovite  I really have no words for this piece. It is a showstopper.

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View TAG HEUER Collection Tag Heuer Carrera watches. A best-selling watch brand with new styles and face colors available in store and online. Watches literally give the gift of time and I love the idea of his and her watches, but also love these for any recent graduates.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions about any products listed, you can leave a comment here or contact the store directly HERE.

Want to make it even easier for the men in your life? Fill out a Josephs wish list ensuring you get exactly what you want!

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**This is a sponsored post, I have hand selected each item according to my taste to photograph and write about. All opinions are genuine and my own.