Category Archives: Local Spots

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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Lake life faves 2017

Since we live in the “no coast” region, many Iowans spend their hot summers cooling off at local lakes around the state. We are lucky enough to have access to a lake house located just 45 minutes away from our … Continue reading

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