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What Makes Me Happy: 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

What Makes Me Happy: 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 26, 2015

When I was growing up, I would daydream of moving out of Iowa. To a big city or a foreign country. Somewhere exciting where there would always be something to do, but I grew to appreciate Iowa. I stayed in state and went to college. I bought my home in Des Moines. I work downtown where food trucks sell their delicacies and music festivals take place just across...

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 18, 2015

When I started thinking about seven things I love about Des Moines, I had a broader sense of all the great things about this city: the food, the scenery, the opportunities to get involved, the arts. I could go on about the great growth and changes we have seen over the years and how thankful I am for the opportunities we now have. But to save you from reading...

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...

Des Moines Arts Festival: My Date with Des Moines

Des Moines Arts Festival: My Date with Des Moines

Jul 1, 2015

Give me art, good food, beautiful weather and one of my favorite musicians and you’ve got the makings of a perfect evening. This past weekend I found myself on a date with our city, enjoying the sights, sounds and everything that I love about Des Moines during the summer. I am not one to typically go out on the town by myself, but a kid-free evening at my...

Des Moines Arts Festival Offers Lots to Love

Des Moines Arts Festival Offers Lots to Love

Jun 23, 2015

There are a handful of events that happen each year in Des Moines that I do my absolute best to make sure I am able to attend. Of course things come up, but if at all possible I make sure to run Dam to Dam, be there for the opening day of the Farmer’s Market, go to the State Fair, and for sure attend at least one day of the Des Moines Arts Festival. I am not...