19Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Top 7 Things Des Moines Is…

Top 7 Things Des Moines Is…

Aug 19, 2015

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Iowa for over four years now. I arrived from California after a trying day of air travel with my 6-month-old daughter in my arms, while my Iowa-native husband made the journey by car with our pets. Save for a couple of visits with my in-laws prior to moving here, Des Moines (and Iowa) were largely a big unknown for me....

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 13, 2015

After 8 years of living in Des Moines, it seems only fitting that I take the time to reflect on things I love about Des Moines. There have been so many of the changes in the last 7 years, it is really not hard to find 7 things. I wrote for Des Moines is NOT Boring for nearly all of these 7 years we’re reflecting on as part of the birthday celebration,...

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 12, 2015

You might have seen a post on our social media sites earlier this month announcing our birthday. It’s true, we’re celebrating our 7th birthday this month! What is a blog to do for its 7th birthday? It’s not like there is a book written about expectations for the 7th celebration…since not many blogs last this long. We’re really creating things as we go...

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Jul 2, 2015

I like to think I am pretty solid with words. I mean, I have been doing this for a bit now and I think I have a pretty okay grasp on the whole “written word” thing (grammar, much less, but I digress). However, what I still cannot grasp properly are titles. Every title I have ever come up with has been complete garbage. It’s why most of the titles of these...

I Completely Lost it to Nostromo

I Completely Lost it to Nostromo

Apr 30, 2015

Nostromo broke me. Just straight up broke me. I saw them live a month or so ago, and I was just astonished. Not only is it tough for me to be surprised in this town anymore, but I just don’t take as much pleasure from heavier music as I once did. But there I was, three inches from the speaker, my toes touching the stage and just giggling like a fool. I was...