Thursday, July 30, 2015

Opportunity To Be The Star On U.S. Cellular's Big Country #USCCBigCountry #SPONSORED


Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 15+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company.

OK~ As someone who resides in Rural America, smack dab in the middle of the country, Iowa. I love being able to travel North, South, East and West. It's really a great location for travel, as I can get away from the peace and quiet we have in Iowa to enjoy a city or two. And the beauty of being in the middle of the country means that I am not 4,000 miles from one end of the country to the other. I was actually very surprised to learn that 30 percent of Americans have never traveled across the country. This was the result of an online survey of 3,562 nationally-representative smart phone owners conducted by Ipsos Marketing on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The survey was conducted June 18-25, 2015.

Maybe travel was something you have always wanted to do, but it just never fit into your family budget or the timing was never right. U.S. Cellular is going to help fix that! U.S. Cellular is teaming up with award-winning television personality, chef and food writer, Andrew Zimmern, to premiere "Big Country" a five-episode digital series where U.S. Cellular and Zimmern will take folks that have never ventured far from home to cities such as New York City, Portland, Maine, Bend, Oregon and San Francisco!





Sounds fun, doesn't it? Check out the episodes that have played.This will be an amazing experience for someone and I honestly hope it's one of you. 

One lucky person is going to be the star of the series finale~ Episode 5. Wanna go? Should you win? Believe me, that's another blog post all of it's own! 




Did you also know that people travel mostly because they want to see new places? Makes sense to me... Although, I am a creature of habit. My parents took me to Walt Disney World in January of 1972 and I still have park tickets from that visit! And you know what? I was hooked... I visited at five and have had more than 20 awesome visits to the most magical place on earth. Travel is in my blood and I am a travel junkie!

So, here's your chance.....  you can travel with "Big Country" and stay in touch with everyone with U.S. Cellular's national coverage from coast to coast!

To toss your name into the hat, head on over to Travel Channel page to apply. You, yourself can apply, or you can nominate a friend; now through August 10, 2015.

This is your chance to explore the U.S. with Andrew Zimmern and national coverage with U.S. Cellular. What are you waiting for? Apply today! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?






Sunday, July 26, 2015

Alcoholic Beverages At Community Events: Are They Always Necessary?

OK~ Not sure where this post is going, but it saddens me to see that several young people in our community have recently been arrested with owi's, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, and possession of alcohol under age. I get it- teens and young adults are defiant and many do receive a ticket for under age consumption of alcohol. Fortunately, most learn from the first incident and things improve.



Neither my husband nor I are party, go out to the bar people and drink. It seems that every event in our community is built around alcohol. Can people not have a good time unless they have a drink in their hand? Beer tents are at every event and I then think, "How are these people driving home?" Let's face it- the roads cannot be safe around these venues when the night comes to a close.

I know this will never happen, but in an ideal world it would be nice to have community events that are not based around alcohol. I have no desire to be around people that indulge too much and become a nuisance. And unfortunately, the few events we have attended where alcohol is everywhere, we have witnessed this. And it seems that our young people are picking up on this and taking it to a new level.

It can be argued that teens and young adults have always drank. But really, don't people grow up at some point? It appears not.

The beauty of this is that I can choose not to attend and stay home. Nothing wrong with that. Yet in all honesty, I would like to show community support with my attendance, as its people being active, out and about in a community that make communities successful.

The root beer at the local brewery is not that bad- and I get to see a few people and hear some music! But you know what? If some of these breweries and other events advertised that they offered a non-alcoholic option, I do think more people would check out these establishments and events.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Am I being a complainer or is this something that bothers you, as well? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wide Open Spaces In Iowa

OK~ There's a lot to be said about living in Iowa. It's relatively quiet and there is a lot of open space. Just the other night, we were walking down our road and I began to think of how lucky we were. We can travel to crazy, busy cities and we can come home to unwind in this atmosphere.


This shows our freshly mowed grass, and as you can tell, it had not been tossed around much with the gravel. On a busy day, we often have five cars that travel by our house. I began to think of what a view this is! You know, it's honestly a view that I take for granted day in and day out.

The corn is tall and the soybean fields are really, really green.


Here in Iowa we are truly blessed with wide open spaces! Do you have wide open views where you live or do you have to struggle to find one? It's really all about perspective. Iowa is a relatively quiet place to live and it is all about what you make of it. 

So... tell me! What do you enjoy most about wide open spaces and do you have them in your backyard? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CREO Originals Kickstarter Event & Giveaway

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Products that work well, are all natural and give back are a win win. CREO Originals NEW Kickstarter Campaign enables people to own and enjoy beautiful fine art daily, while at the same time connecting with the artist who created the art, just by buying products they already use.

  UU-Kickstarter-SupportCREO promote's undiscovered artists by adorning their original salon products with original fine art, and just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the capital required to promote their products and artists on a national level.   CREO's original salon formulas are proven effective and have been perfected through testing with hundreds of salon customers and stylists. CREO products feel good, smell good and are proven to help reverse and prevent all forms of hair damage and color loss, leaving hair softer, shinier and stronger.   When you buy CREO Originals you're getting healthful and eco-friendly products that are sulfate-free, silicone-free, vegan, animal cruelty free, free of synthetic fragrance, BPA free, TEA free, DEA free, oxide free, paraben free, phthalate free, petrochemical free and gluten free. CreoBloggerImage2


CREO Originals stems from the inspiring work of undiscovered artists and they want to share that inspiration with you. Each bottle calls out the name of the featured art, artist and website. If an artist doesn't have a website, CREO will establish one for them. CREO plans to feature a new artist every 3 months, thus enhancing your knowledge of up and coming artists, while allowing you to proudly showcase their products in your bathroom, shelves or counter tops.

Art enthusiasts will really love this product, while others will quickly learn to embrace it. This is a great way for artists to showcase their work.

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Giveaway:

  • Creo Originals Trilogy (In the formula best for the winners hair) Shampoo Conditioner Hair Masque 3 Medium Prints (Unframed) from their featured artist.
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Monday, July 20, 2015

eB5 Beauty Giveaway #ebfacialcream

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