Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Des Moines Free Winter Fun

Des Moines Free Winter Fun

Feb 9, 2015

Well, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, which means the prediction for six more weeks of winter. With how winter has been this year, this doesn’t surprise me. While I typically am not a fan of being cold and having a long winter, this year I am trying to appreciate the season and all that it has to offer. If you’ve missed my winter in Des Moines...

Are You Inspired Locally?

Are You Inspired Locally?

Jun 13, 2014

Are you Inspired to shop Local vendors and deals? Do you desire to help the small mom and pops of the world? Then this place is for you! Inspired Locally is a great new shop in Valley Junction that does JUST THAT! Their outside presence really captures the essence of this adorable shop. The items you see outside in this picture are from FIVE different vendors...

Olson-Larsen Galleries’ Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibit Opens Friday

Olson-Larsen Galleries’ Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibit Opens Friday

Apr 9, 2014

Olson-Larsen Galleries will celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary this Friday night with an exhibition featuring work by all of their artists. Olson-Larsen Galleries have been a mainstay in the local art scene for a long time and I’m sure will continue to be for many years to come. The thirty-fifth anniversary show will feature one or two works by each...

Ivy Lane-Licious

Ivy Lane-Licious

Feb 17, 2014

I had the fabulous opportunity to meet and get to know Allyson Masters, owner of Ivy Lane in Valley Junction recently and immediately felt inspired, connected and like I had found an old friend once again! I was drawn to her store right away and how unique and different it was from the normal items in Valley Junction like her dresses and coats from 3 Sisters...

Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

Dec 4, 2013

‘Tis the time of year, where we hit the stores and to find gifts for loved ones. Here are some of my top Holiday Foodie Gift Guide picks for your favorite foodie. The Couple It’s hard enough to find a gift to please one, but two? This year, I’m gifting some Big Daddies BBQ sauces to my favorite couple who loves to grill. Sweet and mild sauce for her,...