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Events

Join the Urban Assault Ride and Save on your Registration!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011

You don’t have to be an avid cyclist to get excited about what I consider to be one of the best national events to come to our fine city in a long time.  The Urban Assault...

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Restaurants

Restaurant Favorites: Americana

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

The local restaurant scene in Des Moines is one worth bragging about. It seems a new place to try pops up every month or two, and I have a growing list of places to try, such as...

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Feature

Meatloaf travels to Hoyt Sherman

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Whoa, was that Thanksgiving? It came and went so fast I barely knew it was over, except for the 5 pounds I gained while eating anything and everything. Cyber Monday yesterday,...

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Beats for the soul

Animal – Diatoms

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012

I have been putting this one off for a little while, and not for any good reason. I have been listening to this album a lot lately, and I have always been meaning to talk about it,...

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Recent Posts

Homemakers: Heading “Home” for the Weekend

Homemakers: Heading “Home” for the Weekend

Jan 27, 2015

It’s hard to believe it is that time again.  Seems like just a few months ago we were done and had no reason to go back.  Seems like we had pretty much everything we needed and it would remain that way for quite some time.  Yet here we were, once again, making a trip over the weekend.  Yes, it was again time to go furniture shopping at Homemakers! If you...

‘AMA Iowa Experience’ Event Offers All-Iowa Speakers Line Up

‘AMA Iowa Experience’ Event Offers All-Iowa Speakers Line Up

Jan 23, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 6, the Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Iowa) will host its second day-long AMA Iowa Experience event. The award-winning chapter, which has a strong focus on bringing national speakers to Iowa each year, promises this event will feature only homegrown speakers. “The AMA Iowa Experience is designed to celebrate, learn and...

A new spin on Valentine’s Day: FoLoLi, Festa di Sera Rosso

A new spin on Valentine’s Day: FoLoLi, Festa di Sera Rosso

Jan 21, 2015

First of all, it’s just fun to say—Fo-Lo-Li (stands for Food, Love and Life)—and throw in some Italian words that roughly translate to “feast of the red evening”? Fogettaboutit. But what makes this Valentine’s Day event really interesting is that it’s for singles. Yep. No couples allowed, thank you very much. The idea came together in a kind of...

Des Moines, it’s Time to Celebrate the Little Things

Des Moines, it’s Time to Celebrate the Little Things

Jan 20, 2015

After my mother’s cancer diagnosis, she was given a book titled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff.  The premise behind the book was that we should spend more of our time appreciating the blessings in our lives rather than worrying about the insignificant annoyances.  My mom did a pretty good job following the advice this book...

Winter in Des Moines is NOT Boring

Winter in Des Moines is NOT Boring

Jan 19, 2015

Continuing my series on activities to do during the winter in Des Moines, such as ice skating or enjoying the snow, this week I’m sharing some fun indoor activities. When I think of indoor activities during the winter, one of the first things that comes to mind is ice skating. The second is hockey. Des Moines is home to the Buccaneers, a junior league...

Collaborate This Year!

Collaborate This Year!

Jan 19, 2015

Over the past two years I have been focused on finding balance in my life. I have spent time and energy simplifying, decluttering and organizing. What remains is a specific approach to family, life and projects. I made some difficult decisions about where and how I spent my time and what I wanted to do and what I wanted to stop doing. This year, I have a very...

Mmmm, Beer: #IamRich Iowa Tour and Chance to Win

Mmmm, Beer: #IamRich Iowa Tour and Chance to Win

Jan 16, 2015

Mmm, beer. Iowa Beverage Systems took the Miller High Life #IamRich throne to 30 locations across Central Iowa. If you identify all 30 spots correctly from the photos here , you are entered to win a free case of Miller High Life every week for a year. That’s a case, not a six-pack. Every week. For a year. Pretty awesome prize. Want the High Life? Enter...