Ice Castles in Eden Prairie {Giveaway!!}


I was kind of skeptical of the whole ice castle thing having never gone before but with weather in the 30′s this past weekend I thought it’d be such a simple, fun thing to do. Plus I had heard rumors there might be some Frozen infused fun happening.
We made the jaunt to the Eden Prairie Ice Castles on Sunday night. There was a huge line of cars to get into Miller Park and I admit, I was a little leery of what we might be walking into.
We were walking into a beautiful, winter wonderland. It was gorgeous, truly.
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The warm winter night coupled with the lights and the sculptures made it the perfect winter activity.
We brought all of the kids {minus T who was doing his very last behind the wheel! EEK!} and they all loved it.
Miss F LOVED that Olaf was there and hated that we carried her. She totally wanted to walk but with the combination of so many people and the ice/slush/snow it was way too hard for her to walk.
M and H and E loved the tunnels and the water fountain and all of the intricate details.
There was even a slide.
The Ice Castles in Eden Prairie are open through the end of February. {Maybe longer if weather permits but let’s hope not!}
I’ve got FOUR passes to give away. You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway RIGHT here.

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored giveaway. Ice Castles invited my family to visit and is giving the tickets away.

My Fourth Stitch Fix.

My 4th Stitch Fix arrived over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to rip open the box. As you know I really enjoyed my first and second boxes but my third one majorly missed the mark. I had high hopes that with some more notes and direction in my profile this one would be a winner.

It was!


Here’s what I got:

41 Hawthorn Maxx Sleeveless Illusion Sheath Dress. $78

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I almost didn’t try this on because I HATE the green color. I did and I LOVED it. Except I can’t get past the ugly green color. If this were black or navy or anything aside from this ugly green I think I’d love it and keep it but because I don’t foresee myself getting over the green, I’m not.


41 Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58


I own two other shirts by this brand that I’ve bought through Stitch Fix so this was right on. I knew before I even slipped it on that I’d love it. I do. Perfect shirt for date night or a day at the office, easy to transition to fall/winter with a cardigan and then summer without.


Daniel Rainn Rob Henley Blouse $68


I do like this one, a lot but I felt like for a black dress top I couldn’t really justify the nearly $70 price tag.


Fun2Fun Ramsey Horse Print Blouse $44


Super fun, super easy dress up or dress down top. My only thing is I felt like it’s too similar to the houndstooth shirt I purchased via Stitch Fix awhile ago with the black and white. I like it but not enough to keep.


Renee C Malcolm Dolman Sleeve Slub Knit Shirt $48


I’m on the fence on this one {so help me decide!} I like that it’s casual, I don’t have anything with Dolman sleeves in my wardrobe and the color is right one for me.


All in all, this fix was a good one. The clothes were more me than the last one and I definitely have options.
My First Stitch Fix
My Second Stitch Fix
My Third Stitch Fix

Have you tried Stitch Fix out yet? What have you liked or not liked? If you haven’t signed up yet what are you waiting for?

For a $20 styling fee, you fill out a questionnaire and all of your likes/dislikes when it comes to clothing, style, price points etc and a stylist puts together five pieces they think you might like. Hate it all? The only cost is the style fee. Love it?  Your $20 style fee goes towards your purchase and if you buy all five items you receive a 25% discount.

If you sign up and use my link I receive referral credit {it costs you nothing more or less by using my link, I’m just disclosing that I will receive credit}.



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