Top Seven Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day doesn’t have to be spent cooped up in your house or backyard. The following are the best events in Iowa- since this is a long weekend I have tried to include some spots outside of Des Moines for those who want to get out of town- that will help you celebrate this national day of remembrance. Decoration…

Top Ten rules wedding guests should follow

There’s plenty of horror stories out there of badly behaved wedding guests. The following should help guide you on how to act without ruining the fun of the celebration. Don’t try to make yourself the center of attention. You aren’t the bride and you aren’t the groom so you don’t matter today. Those two are…

Top Ten Des Moines Area Farmer’s Markets

Des Moines’s farmer’s market has made national lists but let’s not forget the smaller ones around town that deserve just as much love. The following are the best farmer’s markets in and nearby Des Moines that you should visit before the season ends. Valley Junction Farmer’s Market– Thursdays 4-8pm, 5th St.- Valley Junction’s Farmer’s market…

Top Ten Mother’s Day Gifts under $100

Some mother’s are easy to shop for and others end up being more of a challenge. The following are inexpensive gifts to show your mom you appreciate everything she has done for you over the years.  Bath Bomb Gift Set-$19.95 This set of 6 vegan bath bombs come in different scents made with moisturizing natural…

Top Ten stands at the Des Moines Farmers Market

The Des Moines Farmer’s Market has made numerous national best of lists. The following are the best stands to hit while you’re there.   Farm Boy’s Hearty Food Company– even if you get to the Market early, there will most likely be a line. They offer very cheap coffee as well as breakfast bowls and…

Top Six Places to take your Mom for Mother’s Day in Des Moines

  Mother’s Day can be one of the busiest holidays at restaurants so the following should help take some of the guesswork of finding a special place for her. Be sure to try to get reservations if possible to guarantee you get in quickly. Irina’s– This is a great option for those who want to…

Top Ten Bachelorette Party Ideas in Des Moines

Bachelorette parties don’t have to be relegated to dark bars or even involve alcohol (though they are more fun with it). The following are some ideas on how to celebrate an impending marriage without having to leave the Des Moines area. Have a Spa night at Salon Spa W– located at 400 East Locust Street, Salon Spa W offers several…

Top Seven Places to have your Wedding in the Des Moines area

The following are the top places in and around Des Moines to hold your wedding festivities that will be both affordable and beautiful for all of the wedding photos you’ll be taking. Salisbury House– The Salisbury house provides a beautiful lawn to hold an outdoor wedding that looks like it came straight out of a…

Quirky Des Moines #16: An American icon gives an Un-American Speech

      He was known world-wide for being the first pilot to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. But one day in September of 1941, Charles Lindbergh gave a speech in Des Moines that was criticized nationally in newspapers and even caused the then presidential candidate, Wendell Wilkie, to call it the most…