Promptly Journal

Happy Tuesday Friends!

I wanted to do a little post about my Promptly Journal I ordered. This thing is life changing mamas! While I was pregnant, I searched and searched for a decent pregnancy/first year journal. I couldn’t find one to save my life! They all were long lengthy journal entries. Or I would find one with good content, but the outside of if was ugly. (Ya, I’m one of those. Looks matter. I mean who wants an ugly Journal?! Not me.) So, I basically gave up. Then one day I came across the Promptly Journal on Instagram. It has quick little entries to jot down. Super easy and quick to do!

The pregnancy section is broke down into 1st-3rd trimester sections. Basic things like how you are feeling, how you found out you we’re pregnant, how you told your partner, etc. Then next is the birth section. You can record all of your babies stats, who came to visit at the hospital, who does baby look like, how long was labor, who was in the room with you, etc. It has the actual birth day; then breaks down into one week, two weeks and then one month, two month and so on from there up until 18 years of age! Also has separate sections to jot down all of the “firsts” as well. Like their first tooth, steps, crawl, haircut, words, etc.

I just wanted to share this from one mama to the next in case anyone else was in my position and looking for something special to record everything about your special little baby for the years to come! I will include some photos below. But I would also highly recommend checking out their Instagram for additional information and photos. I purchased the grey book, but they have additional colors as well!

Happy journaling friends!



Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer! For me it has gone by way to fast! I can’t believe August is here! Normally I don’t mind going into fall, but this year it is sort of bittersweet. After Labor Day I have to go back to work. (Cue the crying) It already makes me sad just thinking about being away from our son.

But to start off the week of August, my family and I are spending the week in Okoboji! If you have never been before I would highly recommend it! My parents have brought us up here since I was a baby. It’s very family friendly and always a good time.

We stay up here with another awesome family from back home. We rent the condos at Bridges Bay. It has a indoor water park and big outdoor pool (with a swim up bar!) and two restaurants on site as well. It also has a cute little spot to grab your morning coffee and donuts! I go down for my iced drink of choice and sit on their patio and enjoy the scenery! This year, it became that much more fun. I took Wyatt on his morning “stroller” ride. (You know; a stroller ride for the baby and iced coffee for me 😉)

Some of our favorite activities include:

Arnold’s park- great for the kiddos

The Nutty Bar Stand- classic place for a sweet treat after dinner. I highly recommend a nutty bar paired with a frosty glass of their homemade old fashioned root beer. Yum! I remember when I was younger, my dad and I would walk down to the nutty bar stand every night after dinner. Always brings back good memories.

The Waterfront and Bracco’s are my favorite restaurants up here. The Waterfront has awesome Moscow Mules if that’s up your alley. Bracos has so many tasty meals; I could eat there everyday. But the scenery is what makes both of these places so neat. Awesome lake views!

The farmers market in Spirit Lake is fun to check out. It’s twice a week; Wednesday and Saturdays.

So many cute and unique little shops! The Barn Swallow is my favorite. It’s an old house turned into a shop packed full of home decor, apparel and unique books for all ages!

Mini golf at Arnold’s Park- I didn’t get to partake in it this year due to the baby’s schedule. However next year, we will be back at it!

Barefoot Bar- neat place to check out. Good stop by boat or land. Neat views to enjoy while grabbing a drink or munchies! As well as some shopping!

So many things to go, see and do it’s hard to fit them all into a week! It is certainly a place my family has enjoyed for many years! Already excited to go back next year and enjoy it even more when Wyatt will be mobile and running all over the place!

Have a good weekend friends!