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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...

7 Things to Brag About Des Moines

7 Things to Brag About Des Moines

Aug 21, 2015

I was hesitant about moving to Des Moines. I was offered a job and had one question to answer: “Is Des Moines better than my current town?” The answer was yes. So I took the job with the plan to spend 2-3 years here. I’ve now lived in the metro for 5.5 years and have no plans of moving. Many things have sold me on Des Moines including affordable living,...

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...

Food, Fun and Family in Des Moines

Food, Fun and Family in Des Moines

Oct 8, 2014

It’s not often my immediate family comes to visit me in Des Moines since they live in the Chicago suburbs. The drive usually takes five hours, but with a two-year-old and four-month-old, it’s more like six. Alas! We found a weekend my parents, sister, niece, nephew and brother could come. My poor brother-in-law was the only one unable to make the...

Happy Mother’s Day Des Moines!

Happy Mother’s Day Des Moines!

May 6, 2014

This weekend will once again bring the yearly celebration of all things MOM.  Sunday the 11th, the second Sunday in May, is Mother’s Day.  Just in case you have managed to miss the barrage of email, online and television ads, there is still plenty of time to order some flowers, buy some jewelry, or, at the very least, send a card.  For me it has been eight...