Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Shot of Brandi Gift Guide: North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma



Oh North Dakota. We meet. I’ve been worried about states like North Dakota and feeling a fear of being uninspired, but let’s see what happens.
  1. Milk is the official beverage of North Dakota. Things must get wild at state parties! Pottery Barn Kids has this adorable wooden milk and eggs set. This is a great add for a kid that may receive a new kitchen set from Santa.
  2. So the Dakota Dinosaur Museum was located in Dickinson, but closed this year. Based on my research this place looked pretty cool, so I bet some people were sad to see it go. I mean there were complete real Triceratops and Edmontosaurus! For the dino lover you know, here’s an inflatable T-rex!
  3. North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any state. If you can’t make it home for the holidays, flowers are great to send your loved ones. While I don’t think sunflowers are the best to send for the holidays, they sure would brighten up someone’s house!

Well that wasn’t so bad!  



  1. A little Christmas tradition that the hubs and I have is spending a day shopping in Cleveland. It’s not a major shopping destination, but a nice change of scenery from our usual stomping grounds. One must stop location on our visit is Great Lakes Brewing for some Christmas Ale. It’s a seasonal MUST and I’m happy to be back on the wagon to sip this year’s blend!
  2. I must say that I’ve never tried this next item, but it’s certainly on my list - Jeni’s Ice Cream. The brand is based in Ohio and offers some awesome flavors. They also have a pint club that ships you three ice creams four times a year for $144. Great gift for someone that is preggo!
  3. A Christmas Story the movie was filmed in Ohio and you can totally tour the house, with leg lamp in the window, today. You know that at some point on Christmas you will end up watching the movie, so why not play this game.


  1. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma. One of the most popular cowboys of our generation is...WOODY! From Toy Story! These Woody pjs are just way too adorable!
  2. An Oklahoman created the first shopping cart! I mean what would we have done without this invention? This kids’ shopping cart from Target is pretty close to the real thing!
  3. Garth Brooks was born in Oklahoma and his concert was one of the hottest tickets of 2015. Garth has some 2016 tickets on sale. Check out dates on his website.

Fact Source & Garth Image Source

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