Wrap Of The Summer // July 2016

Hey y’all!

July was jammed packed and I was literally out of town or doing something every weekend, so I didn’t have really any down time at all (which is totally okay… I’d much rather be busy than doing nothing at all!). That being said, I’m finally getting the chance to catch y’all up on the crazy things I did during that time! 🙂 Take a look below… this month was definitely a fun one!

July 4th: First off, and most importantly- IT WAS MY MOMMA’S BIRTHDAY!!! Wooooohooooo. Haha. BUT REALLY, HOW COOL IS IT THAT SHE WAS BORN ON THE 4TH
?!? PRETTY COOL, I KNOW. 😉 Second off, and least importantly (? lol)- Early that morning, only 2 weeks since the fam getting brand new phones, I dropped mine and completely shattered my phone screen. el oh el, my luck I swear. Really though guys, (It drives my momma insane, of course lol), but I could literally be standing there and drop and break my phone. I honestly have THE worst luck when it comes to them. Fortunately though, it didn’t hurt anything on the inside… just the outside which can be easily fixed. 🙂

Anyway, this is one of the first years in a long time that we have all been home and together for the holiday (we are usually still on vacation), so we didn’t have anything big planned. Michael, Shaylee and I ended up just getting some fireworks and lighting them off at our house. Independence Day is by far my favorite holiday and the weather was absolutely beautiful, so  (besides shattering my phone) the whole day was pretty enjoyable and one to remember!

July 7th: I finally got to hang with/ see Yaya! 🙂 We really didn’t do too much, just grabbed some food and hung around, ha.

July 16th-17th: KC IN KC BABBBBYY! I have been WAITING to tell y’all about this weekend and all the fun, fun stuff that took place, so here we go! 🙂

For my birthday this year, I got tickets to go see Miranda Lambert at the Century Link Center in Omaha. It turned out that Kid Rock (who we had also been planning to see at Creekfest) was the same night. We ended up getting the Creekfest tickets, selling my Miranda ones in Omaha, and buying new ones to see her in Kansas City with Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, and Old Dominion instead! That show was at Arrowhead Stadium (home of our beloved Chiefs 🙂 ), which Shaylee and I had never been to before (my momma had been there to see George Strait many moons ago, ha). And let me tell ya, IT WAS AMAZING! THE VENUE, THE ARTISTS, THE WEATHER… EVERYTHING!

All the hotels close to there were booked, of course, so we ended up staying in Overland Park, Kansas- which isn’t too far from the stadium itself. The day after the concert, we ate a delicious lunch at Burnt End BBQ   there in Overland Park, then made our way home. Nothing too exciting other than the concert, but still a weekend to remember!

July 20th: Lunch date with Kallie! I hadn’t seen Kal in forever, so this afternoon we got together and grabbed some lunch and got all caught up! Love, love, love her!

July 25th- 29th: This week of the summer, I spent out with my grandparents. We did lots of diffferent things from cooking, cleaning, and farmer’s marketin’ 😉 (of course, a lot more than that, but you get the point)! So, so thankful for any chance I get to spend and be with them.

July 29th- 31st: CREEKFEST 2016!!! Friday night, after I got back into town and after my momma got off work, the three of us (mom, Shay, and I) packed our bags and headed to Cherokee, Iowa for Creekfest 2016! Creekfest is basically just what it sounds like- a country music festival in the middle of a  corn field (yes, literally), next to a creek! The festival lasts for 3 days and not only brings in different artists to put on shows, but also offers helicopter rides, air boat rides, mud volleyball tournaments, tailgating activites and a whole lot more!

You can choose to bring your RV and camp out there, or stay in a hotel and just make the trip back each day.  We choose to stay in a hotel (even though it definitley would be a blast to camp out in the fields), and since all of them were sold out there in or close to Cherokee weeks in advance, we ended up having to stay in one in Sheldon, IA, which is about 51 minutes away from Cherokee, or only about 36 minutes away from Worthington, Minnesota! :).

The drive from the fest to Sheldon really wasn’t that bad, but we HIGHLY recommend having either a phone company that carries good service out there or a map with all your directions printed off before hand, because we didn’t have either, and it was quite the adventure to say the least, lol. That portion of Iowa is a very, very rural part of the state (meaning there aren’t many big towns to light up the area or it’s mostly just fields and hi-way type roads), and gets very, very dark at night, but we were lucky to happen to run into a nice feller from Texas who helped us out at almost 1 in the mornin’, and put in Sheldon in his truck GPS (because he didn’t have cell service either) and gave us the right directions from there, hahaha. By the time we reached the hotel, we were real tired and relieved, but we can honestly say there is never, never a dull moment in our lives. haha.

The acts brought in for Creekfest this year were: Farewell Angelina, Joe Diffie, Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr., Chase Rice, Tim Montant & the Shrednecks, Elle King, Chris Janson & Kid Rock!!

There’s so many cool things we did or expierenced while there that highlighted the trip, so instead of going on and on forever, I listed the main points of each thing for y’all to read! Take a look below…

  • Saturday afternoon, we ate lunch at this local cafe there in Sheldon, called Cook’s Cafe , which was super yummy. After that, we did a little bit of shopping in the cute little boutiques, located in downtown Sheldon. Then lastly before we headed back to Creekfest for the night, we stopped at the cutest little ice cream hut also there in Sheldon, called Dairy Dandy Drive-In. It’s nothing fancy, but the definitely serve some of the best ice cream around! Make sure to check out the fun pictures from there below!
  • Okay y’all so Saturday night at Creekfest, while we were waiting for the Kid to come on, there was a group of younger kids, mostly guys and a few girls (probably between ages 19-21) that had gathered around by where we were sitting. Everybody was kinda doing their own thing, when all of the sudden, out of no-where, this dude walks up to one of the kids standing in the group and completley knocks him out, punching him in the face. The kid who threw the punch then, tackles the guy to the ground and keeps hitting him, while the other boys in the group try to pull him off of their friend. Finally, all the “old” guys (or the ones in their 30s/ 40s who were past their wild, fightin’ days 😉 ) go and pull the guy off and tell him to get the heck out of there. NOW LET ME TELL Y’ALL, I USUALLY MISS THIS KIND OF STUFF, BUT THIS TIME I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING AND IT WAS JUST TOO GOOD AND I CAN GUARANTEE YOU I AM NEVER GONNA GET OVER IT, hahaha. It was so crazy and unreal, we were all in shock, which made it even more funny ( I know, I’m a terrible person blah blah 😉 ). The kid who got hit definitely wasn’t okay (at the time being)- he got the wind completley knocked out of him, lost some teeth, and was about to throw up (0nce he was actually able to get up off the ground, that is), but he had been underaged drinking that night, so he really wasn’t feeling the worse of it until the next morning, when he sobered up, lol. I have no idea why he got knocked but, I could probably betcha he said something about a girl that he shouldn’t have ;), but who really knows… that’s just good ole country kids and Iowa for ya 😉 hahaha.
  • Sunday afternoon, we hit the road headed home, but made sure to stop in LeMars, Iowa or the Ice Cream Capital of the World! We ate lunch at Jim’s Burger which actually has a lot more other types of  food (especially Mexican)  than just burgers, which was kinda neat. We were stuffed when we got done eating there, but there was no way we were going to miss getting ice cream.////  If you didn’t know already, the reason LeMars is the ice cream capital is because, it is the place where the originial Blue Bunny ice cream/ company was created, back in 1913, and where their ice cream comes out of, to this day. They turned the original factory into a really cool muesuem type thing sharing all their history, and also a place where you can dine and eat some of the delicious dessert! The last thing we did before leaving Lemar was drive around the town and find/ look at all the ice cream statues they have made! You’ll have to look at the pictures below to better understand, but basically they are just like the bicycles that were made and are now all around Lincoln, except they are ice cream cones! Cool right?!
  • The final thing we did that weekend, was do a little bit of shopping at the Sioux City mall. Nothing too major, but it works :).

This final weekend in July was unforgetable and an absolute blast! There were so many different, new things we got to expierence and ones that we will definitely be doing again soon!

That pretty much wraps up the month of July, so thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out all the sweet, exciting photos below! Much love to you all, Davianne.


Independence Day 2016


Indpendence Day 2016


OTHER PHOTO: love me some Scooter’s


OTHER PHOTO: some of my favorite things 🙂


OTHER PHOTO: also some of the favs!


from KC in KC babbyyy!!


from KC in KC babbbyyy!!


KC in KC // sneak peak of before and after!


KC in KC // here’s that photo all by itself… INSANE amount of people that night!!


from KC in KC


from KC in KC


KC in KC // one section from the stadium all light up by cell phone lights


KC in KC // SO SO cool to see all the stuff for our beloved Chiefs!!


KC in KC // neat little pic of abandoned gas station in Rockport, Mo


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ sign


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ inside


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ inside


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ inside


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ inside


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ to die for food! // yum n the tum


KC in KC // Burnt Ends BBQ cornbread // yum n the tum


Nails done!


Love this color!!


another oneeeee


week with grandma & grandpa


week with grandma & grandpa // obsessed with the sunsets every single night out there


week with grandma & grandpa // picking up some fresh fruit and veggies!


week with grandma & grandpa // obsessed with the sunsets every single night out there


week with grandma & grandpa // fresh baked cookies


week with grandma & grandpa // fresh baked cookies


Creekfest 2016!!


Creekfest 2016!!


Creekfest 2016 // this is just some of the campers that were there… plenty more not shown!


Creekfest 2016 // this is just some of the campers that were there… plenty more not shown!


Creekfest 2016 // stage view from above // fun fact: you can actual rent out a semi-trailer (like you see on the left) to party and watch the show in… interesting, right?!


Creekfest 2016 // full photo from Chris Janson’s show // plenty more people were there also…. this doesn’t show all the way back


Creekfest 2016 // Kid Rock!!!


Creekfest 2016 // Kid Rock!!!


Creekfest 2016 // Grainger Smith


Creekfest 2016 // the creek where everyone hangs out during the day


Creekfest 2016 // the creek where everyone hangs out during the day


Creekfest 2016 // better photo of the Creek without all the people in it lol


Creekfest 2016


Creekfest 2016


Creekfest 2016 // sign


Creekfest 2016


Creekfest 2016 // ya never know hahaha


Creekfest 2016 // ya never know hahaha


Creekfest 2016 // ya never know hahaha


Creekfest 2016 // Only at Creekfest would you see a guy on a four-wheeler, pulling a couch as a shuttle or trolley, hahahaha


Creekfest 2016 // bright, bright sun


Creekfest 2016 // yum n the tum




Creekfest 2016 // Dairy Dandy Drive-In // Sheldon, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Dairy Dandy Drive-In // Sheldon, IA // such a cute lil’ place, right?!?


Creekfest 2016 // Dairy Dandy Drive-In // Sheldon, IA // yum n the tum


Creekfest 2016 // Dairy Dandy Drive- In // Sheldon, IA // just one part of their menu is all the soft serve flavors!


Creekfest 2016 // Dairy Dandy Drive- In // Sheldon, IA // yum n the tum


Creekfest 2016 // Cook’s Cafe // Sheldon, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Cook’s Cafe sign // Sheldon, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Cook’s Cafe menu (one side) // Sheldon, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Jim’s Burger // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream sign // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream history parts // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream history & inside muesuem // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // all the ice cream cones (like the bikes) I was telling y’all about… all are done differently (such as the girl scout one, movie theater one, post office one, Jesus one, bank one, etc.) // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream original building // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice cream statue // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream // LeMars, IA


Creekfest 2016 // Blue Bunny Ice Cream // LeMars, IA


Thanks again for reading this post and looking through all those photos! Talk to y’all soon!! Much love, Davianne







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