Month: December 2016

2016 is almost over.

How crazy/awesome/scary/exciting/sad is that?! I feel like every year goes by a little quicker than the last and as I get older I can’t help but try and hold onto each day, week, month, year as long as I can. Personally I’ve had some really high highs and some really low lows. This year I’ve changed jobs, continued to build this blog and the A Midwestern Mix brand, added another furry friend to our family, taken many trips, laughed until I cried and witness the miracle of Palmer’s birth. In between all of those amazing things I also watched my Mom–and the entire family–go through an insanely traumatic 2 weeks, given myself more shots and fertility medications than one should ever have to + gone through month after month of failed attempts at getting pregnant and a failed IUI and had to put house-hunting/building dreams on the back burner. I’m honestly a bit bummed to see the doors coming to a close on 2016 but I’m also really hopeful for what 2017 will bring. Building a great life full of love and laughter is priority #1 and I know everything else will fall in line.

I want to thank each and every one of you who has visited A Midwestern Mix. Whether you’re a regular, occasional or 1st-time reader, THANK YOU! This little piece of the internet has been such an amazing outlet for me and I’ve gained some truly great friends from it. I would’ve have been able to grow and learn as much as I have without the support of my family & friends. Now I’ll leave you with a few of my FAVORITE THINGS from this past year. I hope y’all enjoy! xox

Favorite Purchase: Cabo, of course! But in terms of a fashion purchase I would definitely say THESE Levi’s.

Favorite Beverage: Iced Americano w/ 2 pumps White Mocha

Favorite Book: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Chicago is one of my favorite cities and I’m kind of a history nerd so this book was right up my alley. {My runner-up is: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr}

Favorite Store: Nordstrom. I doubt that’ll ever change.

Favorite TV Show: Blindspot. If you haven’t see this¬†on NBC, you MUST watch. Plus the lead guy is cute!

Favorite Destination: La Jolla, California. I’d never been and the vibe was great, people were super friendly, views were awesome and the food & drinks delicious. Definitely planning a trip back soon!

Favorite Restaurant:¬†t.Loft in the KC metro. Every time I’m in town I make as many stops as possible. Their juices and bowls are the best.

Favorite Shoes: Nike Juvenates. These are lightweight, insanely comfortable and match literally everything. I have them in 3 colors because I love them so much.

Favorite Workout: OrangeTheory — obviously ūüėČ Omaha just opened its 2nd OTF studio and I’m excited to try out some classes from the new instructors in the upcoming year!

Favorite Recipe:¬†Buffalo Chicken Chili. Ever since finding this recipe a few months ago, I’ve made it at least once every other week. It’s simple, healthy-ish and takes no time to make.

Favorite Trend: Off-the-Shoulder + Bell Sleeves. Both of those top styles I feel like can be worn casual or dressy and to work or out on the town.

Favorite Memory: Oh gosh, this one is really hard! I made a lot of great memories this year but I think my top one would be visiting Magnolia Farms in Waco with my mom, Janae, SIL & MIL. Such a fun experience!

Jacket on sale HERE Boots on sale HERE Leggings on sale HERE Sweater on sale HERE Denim on sale HERE Another Sale Roundup coming at ya! Like everyone else I figured I would put together one last quick Sales Roundup for y’all to highlight some of my favorite after Christmas sales. These discounts are the […]

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Christmas is my favorite. I feel like Buddy¬†around this time every year and I’m not even sorry about it. Besides being completely enamored with the Holiday spirit, I too classify syrup as an important food group. And what would this time of year be if festive PJs weren’t included!? For as long as I can […]

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I’m not usually a rule-breaker. Not in fashion¬†or in my real life. But for some reason the minute I put this sweater dress + OTK boot combination on I felt like I was breaking some unwritten rules. I mean barely any of my thighs are showing¬†between the hemline and top of the boots yet I […]

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¬†Water Bottle // Tassel Earrings¬†// Pom Blanket¬†//¬†Eye Palette Mittens¬†// Cookbook¬†//¬†Tennis Shoes¬†//¬†Drybar Set¬†//¬†Cardigan¬†// 2017 Planner Slippers // Phone Case¬†//¬†¬†Sleep Shirt Drybar Brush¬†// Candle¬†//¬†Gummy Bears¬†//¬†Headphones¬†//¬†Starbucks Gift Cards¬†//¬†Bow Studs Nail Polish Set¬†//¬†Lip Tint¬†//¬†Wristlet // Layering Tee //¬†Fair Isle Socks¬†//¬†Body Lotion Capris // Tab Socks¬†//¬†Larabars¬†//¬†Puffer Vest¬†//¬†Headband Running Shorts¬†//¬†Tank¬†//¬†Tights¬†//¬†GPS Watch¬†//¬†Tennis Shoes Statement Necklace¬†// Watch¬†//¬†Bangle¬†//¬†Crystal Pin¬†//¬†Wishbone Ring Pearl Studs¬†//¬†Earrings ¬†// Wrap […]

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Cocktail Book¬†//¬†Pom Beanie // Robe¬†//¬†Cable¬†Socks¬†//¬†Travel Mug¬†// Scarf Boots¬†//¬†Candle¬†// Bath Set¬†//¬†Slippers / Throw Blanket¬†//¬†Gloves Baby, it’s COLD outside. I feel like Winter is in FULL force here in Nebraska and I’m not so sure I’m loving it. Like when you walk outside your front door to grab the packages your bestie–also known as the FedEx guy–dropped […]

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Can’t beat cozy neutrals. That sentiment couldn’t be more true to me. Especially given the fact that the weather in Omaha over the past week has barely hit double-digits and the wind chills have been below 0* more than once. This weekend is actually looking worse if that’s even possible! I guess I was spoiled […]

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Statement Necklace¬†// Watch¬†//¬†Bangle¬†//¬†Crystal Pin¬†//¬†Wishbone Ring Pearl Studs¬†//¬†Earrings ¬†// Wrap Bracelet¬†//¬†Headband¬†//¬†Choker PLT = Pretty Little Things. At least in my mind. Sorry, should’ve prefaced that before titling my blog post with the abbreviation. Ya know, like PLL means Pretty Little Liars. Everyone’s probably thinking I’m some weirdo. Well I am but that’s not the point. This […]

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Capris // Tab Socks¬†//¬†Larabars¬†//¬†Puffer Vest¬†//¬†Headband Running Shorts¬†//¬†Tank¬†//¬†Tights¬†//¬†GPS Watch¬†//¬†Tennis Shoes I’m obsessed with Crane & Lion. That is no secret. Every since discovering the brand a little over a year ago I have been hooked. The quality of their clothing along with their muted color palettes and outstanding customer service¬†continue to keep me a loyal customer. […]

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Drybar Brush¬†// Candle¬†//¬†Gummy Bears¬†//¬†Headphones¬†//¬†Starbucks Gift Cards¬†//¬†Bow Studs Nail Polish Set¬†//¬†Lip Tint¬†//¬†Wristlet // Layering Tee //¬†Fair Isle Socks¬†//¬†Body Lotion I am BACK, y’all! First off I cannot thank each and every one of you who have been praying for my family, my mom in particular. The last 12 days have been a roller coaster ride to […]

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