Top Ten Patios to enjoy this Summer

Patios are the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer night. The following are the best locally owned bars in Des Moines to meet up with friends or just enjoy the scenery. Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop-located on Ingersoll and in West Des Moines, both locations feature a large patio with plenty of…

Top Seven Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Most father’s will want to do more on their annual day than being stuck in a busy restaurant.  The following are some ideas of how to get some quality time in with your dad on his big day, which this year falls on June 17th. See the Temptations– Take your dad out the night before…

Top Ten Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day – this year on June 18- usually takes a backseat to the more popular Mother’s Day. This year, give your dad some love and attention with the following gift ideas.        Bialetti 6 cup Stovetop Espresso Maker– $18.22 for 2 Cup- Is the dad in your life in serious need of caffeine? This stovetop…

Top Ten Places to take wedding photos in Des Moines

Des Moines has plenty of beautiful places to have as a background for your wedding pictures. The following offer a variety of locations to get just the right type of look you’re seeking for your photos. 1.The Iowa State Fairgrounds– The inspiration for the original “State Fair”which later become a popular movie,the state fair offers well…

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…