Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska

I recently traveled from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska for a long weekend.  The family trip was focused on celebrating my dad and niece's birthdays.  Our whole reason for going was to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo.  We spent the entire Saturday there seeing the animals and attractions.  It didn't disappoint!  I will highlight a few of our favorite attractions.

With 2 separate entrances, it was easy to get into the zoo and start our day.  First stop was the Desert Dome where we learned all about the different deserts of the world and the animals that inhabit them.  The indoor exhibits were nice to see and get out of the heat and humidity of the summer.






The next stop was the Butterfly and Insect Pavilion.  I love butterflies.  So this was perfect for me.  The inside was full of greenery and plants to create a beautiful setting.  Searching for butterflies didn't take long.  They would fly close overhead and one even landed on my brother's hat.




My favorite zoo animal is the giraffe.  So, when I heard you could feed them, I was so excited.  Seeing these amazing creatures up close was my favorite part of the day.   Don't miss this opportunity!!





Of course we would stop and feed any animal that we possibly could.  You can see some of the family kids feeding the fish here.


Our last stop of the day was Stingray Beach.  You could buy food to feed the stingrays.  What an experience!!  The kids loved this.  Getting up close and personal with these animals was a great way to end the day.


 So, if you are ever in the Omaha area, the zoo is a must see.  There are so many other features and attractions that we didn't have time to see on this day.  Guess we will just have to go back again!!

If you are looking for more information on the zoo
go to their website HERE.

**Disclaimer:  My family and I were provided tickets as guests to the zoo. 
All opinions are my own.   


    Thanks ~ Nichi

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Yogurt Fruit Pops for #Back2School Week

Today’s post is sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. #ad #Back2School #OmegaPals




It's #Back2School Week!  I've teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers and sponsors to celebrate!  To learn more about the giveaway and sponsors go HERE.  Or enter below!!

My last contribution are these fun and healthy Yogurt Fruit Pops.  They are perfect for a unique breakfast, after school snack, or dessert.  With a touch of Barlean's Omega Pals dietary supplement, you can't go wrong!

Ingredients:
2 c. vanilla yogurt
1 c. strawberries, diced small
1 1/2 tsp. Barlean's Omega Pals Straw-nana Flax oil
popsicle molds


Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spoon into popsicle molds, tap against counter to release any bubbles, top with the stick.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. Run warm water over mold until pops come out easily.  Enjoy!







#Back2School Recipe Inspiration

It's hard to believe it's already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we've got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway. For more amazing #Back2School recipes, please follow our #Back2School Pinterest board.

Be sure to also check out my fellow bloggers participating all week long for more delicious dishes! Blogghetti, Bowl Me Over, Cindy's Recipes and Writings, Cheese Curd In ParadiseCooking With CarleeDoodlecraftEveryday Eileen, Family Around the Table, Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks, Juggling Act MamaKaren's Kitchen Stories, Palatable PasttimeThe Schmidty Wife, and Wendy Polisi.


#Back2School Giveaway

The giveaway includes the following prizes:
  • Omega Pal's Prize Pack from Barleans
  • 1 item (winner's choice from featured products) from Hamilton Beach
  • Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
  • 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
  • Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
  • Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
Official Rules and Conditions: One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US residents 18+ only. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 08/21/2019. Enter using the widget below. a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Thanks ~ Nichi



 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Apple Crisp Cinnamon Rolls for #Back2School Week

Today’s post is sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. #ad #Back2School #RhodesBread



It's #Back2School Week!  I've teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers and sponsors to celebrate!  To learn more about the giveaway and sponsors go HERE.  Or enter below!!

My next contribution are these delicious Apple Crisp Cinnamon Rolls.  They are a rich and yummy treat to make everyone in the family happy!

Ingredients:
6 Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls, thawed but still cold
cream cheese frosting from Rhodes package
1 apple, cut and diced small

Topping:
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 c. butter, softened


Directions:

  1. Place rolls on cutting board.  Cut into 6 pieces each.
  2. Lay in round baking pan or pie dish.  Add apples and mash together.
  3. Mix together all topping ingredients.  Spoon over the top of the rolls.  Spread out using the back of the spoon.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.
  5. Drizzle frosting over the top.  Serve.





#Back2School Recipe Inspiration

It's hard to believe it's already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we've got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway. For more amazing #Back2School recipes, please follow our #Back2School Pinterest board.

Be sure to also check out my fellow bloggers participating all week long for more delicious dishes! Blogghetti, Bowl Me Over, Cindy's Recipes and Writings, Cheese Curd In ParadiseCooking With CarleeDoodlecraftEveryday Eileen, Family Around the Table, Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks, Juggling Act MamaKaren's Kitchen Stories, Palatable PasttimeThe Schmidty Wife, and Wendy Polisi.


#Back2School Giveaway

The giveaway includes the following prizes:
  • Omega Pal's Prize Pack from Barleans
  • 1 item (winner's choice from featured products) from Hamilton Beach
  • Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
  • 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
  • Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
  • Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
Official Rules and Conditions: One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US residents 18+ only. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 08/21/2019. Enter using the widget below. a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Thanks ~ Nichi



 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!