Who says IOWA isn’t beautiful?!?

Today was one of very few days that I looked through my windshield and was thankful that my job required a 400 mile commute. I have been stuck within the metropolitan area the last couple of weeks due to unsettled weather. Finally, I was able to make my (usually) weekly jaunt up to Sioux Falls and after getting about 20 miles north of Omaha, I found the most breathtakingly beautiful landscape that I have ever seen. This part of rural Iowa is quite pretty in the fall, and fun to watch as the crops develop in the spring…but nothing compared to this. I have never seen a sight like the winter wonderland I was part of today.

There was an ice storm over the weekend that left the trees coated with a thick layer of white frost & ice. All I saw for miles and miles were the white flocked trees upon a blanket of untouched white snow meeting the bright blue sky. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t have my camera so I used my cell phone camera to catch the beauty. Sadly, by the time I made my return to Omaha, the ice had melted. With the ice storm warning over the same area again tonight, I am sure this will be the scene again tomorrow. How beautiful!

Thank you Photoshop, for giving me the ability to remove all of the bugs on my windshield.

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.