hello again gorgeous readers!
I have finally figured out a good routine for my blog, and I am super excited to share with you!! as you know, one of the items on my bucket list is to post about more than just my bucket lists (pretty ironic, I know). but I have officially come up with some pretty cool ideas that I hope you all love:
- I am going to start a monthly series (I know this is on the list, but I want to make sure that you all know that this is coming up soon). if you guys have any input, since I know many of you guys have monthly series of your own, I would be so grateful if you shared some tips!
- I’m also going to start another series called “marvelous memoirs.” I have really been getting into memoirs ever since I finished “the glass castle” (a post coming on that soon!!), and another item on the list was to read some memoirs, I might as well share the ones I read with you!! I am very excited about this series, because I have always loved reading, and memoirs are a whole new thing for me, I wanted to share how I felt about them.
- I am going to start posting every sunday (hence this post you are reading now). whether it be a monthly series or a memoir post, I will post EVERY sunday. establishing a routine will make me feel a lot more organized.
- speaking of being organized, I am also going to start dividing my posts into their own sections, so you wonderful readers don’t get confused with all of the bucket list posts that I’ve posted versus the ones that I am going to post in the future.
there is the first matter of the list, but I’m not going to completely cross off #18 until I start getting into the routine of things.
#28 on my list was “go to the fair” and I came upon the cutest fair I’ve been to (and the only fair I’ve ever been to). it is the clay county fair held in spencer, iowa. it is actually rated the #1 county fair, the last time I checked, and I saw why when I went! so I made my way over to iowa to check it out, and I had a lot of fun! the food was definitely my favorite part…
this is poutine. french fries covered with gravy and warm cheese curds. my description doesn’t do the food justice. although my stepdad makes this better, poutine is a must try when you go to the fair.
remember all of those times your mom slapped your hand as you tried to sneak a spoonful of the cookie dough before it got baked? “you’ll get samonella poisoning!” well don’t fear, edible cookie dough is here!! this was absolutely fantastic, although it was seriously overwhelming. I couldn’t finish it and I went to bed with a stomach ache. but it was totally worth it. 😉
strawberry smoothie. I know what you’re thinking, I could make this at home, why would I spend $6 on a strawberry smoothie? my response: because it is worth every penny! strawberry smoothies are a savory treat that satisfies your parched mouth on a hot day at the fair. they mix these for the ideal amount of time; you get the crunch from the seeds and the cool, smooth strawberry all at once. 10/10 recommend!
there were also rides at the fair, but I’m not as big of a fan of those as I used to be when I was a kid. I guess I’m more of a rollercoaster fan, but some of them were still really fun!!
the thing I really loved about the fair was that there was something for everyone. food, rides, animals, and even commercial buildings. the buildings with animals were stinky (hey, they don’t have toilets, give them a break), but looking at the baby animals in the barn was the best part. especially the sweet baby pigs. they melted everyone’s hearts. the commercial buildings were also really cool. it had a lot of different things from around the region and local businesses selling things. a lot of jewelry and cooking utensils and many other things.
overall, the fair was the best time and I was so glad I was able to head to spencer for a little bit to check out the best county fair!
all my love,
(p.s. you all are wonderful human beings and I thank each and every one of you that take the time out of your day to read my posts and even comment. more posts to come!!)