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Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Seven Reasons I Love Des Moines

Aug 14, 2015

I have had the privilege of writing for Des Moines is Not Boring for nearly two years. As part of the 7th year birthday celebration I’ve reviewed some of my posts over these last two years, and I realize that the things I love most about Des Moines fall into seven reasons I love Des Moines. Food. Des Moines has some tremendous food options. In my blogs, I...

My State Iowa State Fair Agenda

My State Iowa State Fair Agenda

Aug 11, 2015

This Thursday starts the Iowa State Fair. The nice thing about the fair is that it is many different things to many different people and not just one thing to everybody. Some people go to the fair to camp, to show their livestock and to win best in show. Others go to the fair to hit the Midway, to ride all the crazy rides, and get their money’s worth for...

Summer’s Grand Finale

Summer’s Grand Finale

Jul 28, 2015

The end of July is always a bittersweet time for me. Summer weather is holding on strong and there are a number of events I am still looking forward to. At the same time, two-thirds of summer is already over and back-to-school advertisements are running in full force. Dam to Dam, the Iowa Craft Beer Festival, the Des Moines Arts Festival and even RAGBRAI are in...

The Signs of Summer in Des Moines

The Signs of Summer in Des Moines

Jul 14, 2015

Nothing screams summer in Des Moines like a street corner crowded with a bunch of garage sale signs. Every Thursday in the summer (and late spring and early fall), the signs go up around town, advertising that week’s big sales. Garage sale-ing enthusiasts are quick to detour from their intended destinations with one glance at a sign reading “multi-family”...

A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

A Weekend of Celebration in Des Moines

Jul 7, 2015

For the rest of my life, the week surrounding July 10th will be spent celebrating one thing: my third daughter’s birthday. November 9th and January 11th are already holidays in our house (celebrating birthdays for daughters one and two) and last year we added July 10th to our list of special days. Until she someday decides to celebrate her birthday without...