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A New Dance Mom in Des Moines

A New Dance Mom in Des Moines

Mar 24, 2015

For the first time this year, one of my children is participating in an activity that is competitive in nature.  Okay, both of my older girls played soccer when they were 5, but you could hardly call their games competitive.  This year my eldest daughter has joined a competitive dance team with the Grimes Superstars dance studio.  Her first competition is...

Des Moines Home + Garden Show: Start Dreaming of Spring

Des Moines Home + Garden Show: Start Dreaming of Spring

Feb 10, 2015

We are coming upon the one year anniversary of moving into our new house next month and this place has definitely become our home.  The girls have decorated their rooms to their liking, I finally organized my pantry last month, and our bar area is ready for its first shindig.  We are still shopping for the dining room table, but we think we know what we...

Winter in Des Moines

Winter in Des Moines

Dec 22, 2014

If you’ve lived in Des Moines for very long, you’ve probably noticed that one of the most popular topics of casual small talk is the weather. From the mood swings of a cool summer to a warmer than normal fall to an icy cold November and a mild December, it seems there is always something to be said about it.  If we’re not commenting on the weather’s...

“Just for Her” Returns to Des Moines

“Just for Her” Returns to Des Moines

Apr 29, 2014

After a successful first year in Des Moines last year, the Just for Her event is returning to Des Moines this coming weekend, May 2 – 4th at the Iowa Events Center. The event organizers have expanded the program for 2014, with a new Handcrafted & Vintage Marketplace (I’m thinking that this marketplace is going to become a fast favorite). Attendees can...

Just for Her comes to Des Moines

Just for Her comes to Des Moines

Apr 22, 2013

This past week I had chance to catch up with one of the organizers of the Just for Her Expo. What started as an annual event for women in Kansas City five years ago is now coming to Des Moines for the first time. On May 3rd and 4th, Just for Her will take over the Iowa Events Center. With a mini-spa called the Pamper Her Lounge, you can get any number of...