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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...

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...

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part One

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part One

May 5, 2015

I have had May 30th, 2015, blocked off on my calendar for a year now.  I have two events on May 30th that I have known about for the last year and have planned to be a part of all year long. First, I made a promise to myself last year that in 2015 I would run Dam to Dam again. Dam to Dam starts at 7 AM on May 30th and now that I have signed up, I will be...

Don’t Miss the Market, Des Moines!

Don’t Miss the Market, Des Moines!

Apr 28, 2015

This Saturday marks a point of transition in 2015 for my family. Starting Saturday at our house, no longer will our days “start” at 10 am when Zumba starts. Starting this Saturday and continuing most Saturdays through the end of October, the alarm will go off at 6 am. I will rise to prepare myself for our morning, and then wake the hubby and the kids to get...

Best Time of Year to Live in Des Moines: First Quarter Updates

Best Time of Year to Live in Des Moines: First Quarter Updates

Apr 14, 2015

As one quarter of 2015 is already behind us and we are on the cusp of what I consider to be the best time of the year to live in Des Moines, I thought I would look back on some of my posts from earlier this year and provide some updates. On January 27th, I wrote about an upcoming visit to my favorite Des Moines furniture store, Homemakers. We were in the market...