Category Archives: Local Spots

Download: Beaverdale Fall Festival 2019

This past weekend we headed back to the ‘hood where it all began: Beaverdale. Easily one of my favorite annual traditions, the Beaverdale Fall Festival holds a special little place in my heart and I love sharing it with my … Continue reading

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Download: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

We had an absolutely amazing family-filled MDW. With visitors in town the entire weekend, we acted as tourists in our great city and it did not disappoint. [just hanging out after breakfast at La Mie] [our stunning State Capitol Building] … Continue reading

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Favorite things 2019

After last year’s first ever Favorite Things get together with my gal pals, I knew this would become an annual event. I think the timing of it around Valentine’s Day is perfect, because we all could use a little self-care … Continue reading

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TTD faves: CycleBar + under $100 fitness finds

There is nothing like starting off the new year with a few fitness goals and some new gear. I try to get to the gym pretty regularly (using the DMU gym is such a great benefit!), but towards the end … Continue reading

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Download: Beaverdale Fall Festival 2018

Over the weekend we got to enjoy one of my favorite traditions as a child – the Beaverdale Fall Festival. On Saturday AM, I got up after a rough night of sleep to hit the brick streets for the Beaverdash … Continue reading

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Download: Beaverdale Fall Festival 2017

This past weekend was one that I look forward to annually and have ever since I was a kid. Growing up and going to school in the small Des Moines neighborhood called Beaverdale, you counted down the days until the … Continue reading

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Friday faves

[coming soon to the Branstad garden] Target is shaking things up again with this new announcement. Do you think that means some of the underperforming lines are on the chopping block? I fear Merona is one of them even though … Continue reading

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