Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Leaving Des Moines

Leaving Des Moines

Mar 17, 2015

I love Des Moines.  I love living in Des Moines.  I love sending my kids to school here; I love shopping here, eating and drinking here, and exploring here.  I love that my best friends and family live here too.  The recent wonderful spring weather has me giddy with excitement thinking about the weeks and months ahead in Des Moines.  But even with all this...

Fall in Des Moines: Midwest Is Best

Fall in Des Moines: Midwest Is Best

Nov 3, 2014

Have I mentioned how much I love fall? The smell of charcoal on the grill or an apple pie in the oven, the hues of leaves changing from green to gold and amber, and the feel of the perfect fall breeze lingering on my skin: my senses are ignited, and my spirit comes alive at the dawn of fall. And I love it. While I enjoy apple and pumpkin scents filling the...

Here I am Des Moines

Here I am Des Moines

Oct 9, 2014

Getting the phone call from our realtor saying we had an offer on our house Tuesday evening was one of the most exciting moments of my life.  Not only did this mean that my family and I were about to make a move of a lifetime, this also meant that things just got real.  Really real. My boyfriend Nathan and I have been planning a move to Des Moines for quite a...

Des Moines is Different: Opening Your Eyes

Des Moines is Different: Opening Your Eyes

Aug 18, 2014

I believe you can learn a great deal from all the people in your life, even those you have a chance encounter with on the street. People have a way, without knowing it, of opening your eyes to new things and challenging you. You don’t even have to to be aware of it. Most of the time it’s an after the fact type of thing. We have a wide realization about...

Des Moines Offers More Than You Think

Des Moines Offers More Than You Think

Jun 9, 2014

I hear people talk about how they want to leave Iowa – that somehow this state does not offer greatness. Des Moines has evolved so much in the last few years. It offers almost everything to most everyone. Why leave? I’m not a homebody and change is change. Move across town. Buy a new wardrobe. Take a class. Try a new coffee place. Make a new friend. These...