SIOUX FALLS AND “THE HEART OF AMERICA”

 

A couple of weeks ago, Alex and i had the opportunity to visit Sioux Falls, SD.  We were so excited for the chance to visit such a cool city and had a blast checking out the local food, attractions and overall city. We started off our trip with a visit to Falls Park where we pulled out our cameras, and sat by the waterfall to take it all in.  The waterfalls were breathtaking, the locals were so sweet to us while we were there and the weather was beyond!

Here’s a little video of our time there.

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Our first stop was Prairie Berry where we had the most amazing lunch complete with local wine, open faced sandwiches and a cheese board that continues to show up in my dreams.

We walked around a bit afterwards and checked out some of the shops at 8th & Railroads.  They were all so beautiful and super quaint.

We were a little low on energy so we made our way over to Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Café, where we had macaroons and cappuccinos. It was such a great pic-me-up and the coffeehouse was such a fun spot.  Then we went for a walk down Phillips Avenue and checked out all of the really fun and unique boutiques.  We walked into a toy store, a clothing store, a stationary store, and had a few pastries along the way.

For dinner, we visited M.B. Haskett for crab cakes, bison and carrot cake and the perfect wine pairings. Alex and I had a chance to sit and talk about our babies, our goals and plan our next trip. It was the perfect ending to our day.

The following morning we checked out of our hotel and made our way over to Queen City Bakery.  We completely loved this place. The croissants were super flaky and buttery, the coffee was amazing.  We loved it so much that we purchased a second order for our ride home.

We did a little more walking and then ended up at Bread and Circus Sandwich for pulled pork and corn fritters.  Our whole trip was so much fun we honestly couldn’t believe that there was such a fun city in our back-yard.  It was a short drive from our home and the perfect getaway for anyone.

We are looking forward to visiting again, next time with our kiddos!

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weekend links…

flower pics

I can’t take my eyes off these gorgeous flowers designed by Ashley Garmon from The Byrd Collective.  Just looking at them brightens up my day!

Oh how I wish I were on this little Bali cabana right now on a long and much needed mommy daddy vacation. Instead I am forced to spend my weekend studying for a test that would drive any nursing student insane.

I’ve been itching to go back to NY for a weekend getaway. I’m having some nostalgia from our first and second trip! Specially when running into these stunning NY City engagement dinner shots and this still of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Salted caramel has been on my mind. Thinking about whipping up these brownie pies or these salted caramel brownies.  I could just live tucked in one of these layers!

On a healthier note. How awesome would it be if I could pull of a home herb garden like this one. Not sure if it would work… plants come to our house to die.

I’m in the market for a new pair of glasses and wishfully entered this Oh Joy giveaway by Rivet & Sway. Hopefully I’ll be one of the three picked!

Thinking about DIYing this silhouette art to complete our master bedroom

Can’t wait for the Oscars this weekend. A lot of the movies are out of our rating (Ale and I don’t watch rated R movies… that’s for a later post) but oh how I enjoy the red carpet glam!

Have an amazing weekend!!!

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