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Spring Forward with an Iowa Craft Beer

Spring Forward with an Iowa Craft Beer

Mar 10, 2015

I felt a little guilty last week, giving props to some local wine-drinking opportunities and ignoring my first love, Iowa’s craft beer scene. In addition to the fun wine events from last week’s blog, here are some fantastic beer-drinking occasions coming up this spring in Des Moines. As of Friday, March 6th, Overtime in Urbandale has re-opened for...

Precautionary Measures Help Battle Cabin Fever!

Precautionary Measures Help Battle Cabin Fever!

Dec 16, 2014

I don’t have cabin fever quite yet.  While November seemed pretty wintery, December in Des Moines this year has ranged from mediocre to mildly pleasant.  To all the white Christmas fanatics out there, I am sure there is some disappointment. But I am not yet feeling trapped and cooped up, so I am more than fine with it.  Come January, however, cabin fever...

Happy Birthday G!

Happy Birthday G!

Nov 4, 2014

I may have mentioned in a recent blog or two that I recently had a baby.  What I may not have mentioned is the fact that in 5 days I will also have a teenager in the house.  My “original” baby turns 13 this month and I can’t help but marvel at the fact that at one moment I am changing a diaper and the very next I am sending my near-teenager a text...

Des Moines Summer Bucket List

Des Moines Summer Bucket List

Aug 18, 2014

This past week, my Facebook feed was clogged with photos of kids heading back to school. (Seriously, way too soon, right?) It feels surreal that summer is almost over and we’ll soon be welcoming football, tailgating and pumpkin-spiced everything and trading in flip-flops for boots. Am I the only one so not ready for this?! Before kissing the dog days of...

A Sure Sign of Spring? A Packed Event Calendar!

A Sure Sign of Spring?  A Packed Event Calendar!

Apr 8, 2014

Winter has been rough.  It is currently snowing outside my window as I write this; clearly winter is not ready to loosen her cruel grip on us just yet.   Even though the weather has not provided us proof that spring is here, I have noticed a separate and equally as significant shift that occurs every year around this time…an influx of events on my social...