{Re-Cap} New Year Makeover. {And A Valentine’s Makeover GIVEAWAY!}

leslee4We were so excited for our New Year, New You Makeover in January!  There’s no better way to start the new year than with a fresh new hair cut and a relaxing 1 hour massage!  Well, wait…maybe there’s one thing better.  Add in a little shopping spree and dinner with your favorite person, and that is the best way to ring in 2015!

Leslee began her day at Massage Heights, where she was treated to a 1 hour massage.  When she sent me this post, massage photo, I could just see the relaxation written on her face!  And as someone who has experienced first hand (more than once) the amazing staff and relaxing atmosphere of Massage Heights, I can say that it truly is the best way you could possibly start your day!


leslee3After the massage, Leslee headed to T”hair”apy with Amber, where she enjoyed a fresh new haircut and hair color. Because let’s face it, even when we don’t make a big change, it just feels good to have a healthy new look!  Leslee’s smile was even brighter after her time at the salon, and then she was off for an evening of fun with her husband.  First, a stop at Tailgate Iowa (one of our new favorite shops!) where she was able to pick out some new Hawkeye gear for herself (how often do we shop for ourselves, moms?!).  And then, finishing off her special day at Graze, where they enjoyed a delicious dinner and yummy dessert.  Seriously, if you have not eaten at Graze, put it on your list!




And now, who wouldn’t want this amazing day of pampering just in time for VALENTINE’S DAY?!  Yes, that’s right, we are doing a Valentine’s Makeover!  One lucky reader will be winning ALL of the prizes listed above (1 hour massage at Massage Heights, hair cut & color from Thairapy with Amber, $50 gift certificate to Tailgate Clothing, and a $50 gift certificate to Graze for dinner with your special someone!

To enter to win the Valentines Makeover, comment here and tell us why you’d like to win!  And for an extra entry, head on over to our Facebook page and comment there as well! Winner will be announced this WEDNESDAY on our Facebook page!

**Please Note:  The makeover will be taking place on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th.  Please don’t enter to win if you aren’t available for pampering that day!!**

Sara and her husband Matt (sweethearts since they were just 16) got married in 2007, and since then have welcomed four beautiful children (Sam in 2008, Cooper in 2010, Nora in 2012, and Adam James in December 2015). A born-and-raised Iowan, Sara received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (in Spanish Literature) from the University of Iowa. She's still teaching Spanish wherever and whenever she can, but her true passion is owning Iowa City Moms and building this community alongside her amazing team. Sara is also the Community Engagement Coordinator for City Mom Collective, and the owner of Cowork Collective downtown Iowa City. Common denominator in all of these jobs: community, community, community.


  1. A mommy makeover sounds so lovely right now with all this snow and cold weather. I have not had a haircut in the longest time and have been hoping to find time to chop off the mop! Top it off with a night out with my husband and this would definitely make for a perfect Valentine’s Day.

  2. I would love this!! Between 4 PT jobs, homeschooling 3 kids and hubby that works lots of hours it would rejuvenate me! It would be so great! Thanks.

  3. I’m currently 29.5 weeks pregnant with baby number 3. I work as a physical therapist assistant and the days can be long and physically draining. I absolutely LOVE my job and the opportunity I have to help others emotionally and physically overcome many things though, and I’d love even more to have a day to be on the receiving end of some fabulous pampering (I’ve been putting a haircut and color off for a few months now) and spend some quality time with my hubby before we are outnumbered 🙂 thanks for your great giveaways!!!

  4. Would just love to win to have a few hours off. If I’m not home taking care of my kids I’m at the clinic taking care of others and their kids. I rarely bother to take care of myself!

  5. So I already entered saying I wanted it but the more I thought about it, if I win, I would actually give it to my neighbor Sara. You talk about a woman who deserves this! She is a working mom, has three little ones, going back to school to be a NP and unfortunately she recently lost her mother who was also a HUGE support system to her family so she could accomplish this goal of becoming a NP. She studies a lot and works very hard and when she’s not doing either of them she’s spending quality time with her kids and making memories. She deserves this make over and her and her husband deserve a night out(and I’ll babysit her kids so they can go) not sure how you decide who wins but this momma DESERVES it!!!


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