Top Ten Reasons to call your Mom right now

She didn’t kill you when you were a teenager. She went to all of your extra curricular activities no matter how boring they were or how lacking in talent you showed. She didn’t say anything when you went through the hippie/goth/purple hair/trucker/grunge/punk/skateboarder/jock/drama summer camp phases. You are always the favorite when it’s just the two…

Top Nine Lunch Spots in Des Moines

Lunch is the meal that typically gets skipped or delayed- especially during the work week- the following places will make you want to take time out of your busy schedule to sit down for a good meal. South Union Bread Café– located downtown right next door to Centro, this is the place that provides the…

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-$17.95 This set of 6 vegan bath bombs come in different scents made with moisturizing natural…

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 Ten Places to Buy a Wedding/Formal Dance dress

Buying a formal dress doesn’t have to be difficult or having to turn to the internet to get what you want. With more and more pictures of shoddy products from online shops, the following give you the chance to shop local in and around Des Moines for the dress of your dreams. Stacey’s–located on Plum Drive…

Top Ten April Fool’s Day Pranks

April Fools is the one day of the year where you’re praised for being creatively evil to those you work with or your friends and family. The following are the best pranks to help you celebrate this holiday. Lamp Bugs- Find the most realistic drawings of scary bugs you can find to use as a…

Top Ten Reasons you should go to Ireland

Ireland lives up to and will probably exceed your expectations. I may not have liked Paris but I will gladly recommend Ireland as a vacation spot. The following are reasons why you should visit the Emerald Isle. It’s the kind of natural beauty that belongs more in a fairy tale than an actual place. The greens you’ll…

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a Global Pandemic

It was exactly one year ago on this date that Governor Kim Reynolds put Iowa on a lockdown. It has been a crazy, weird year and unfortunately the restrictions are still with us even with the new vaccine being out and being given as quickly as they can get to people. Even with the Des…

Top Ten Essentials to keep in your Desk at Work

Everyone has an emergency come up- whether it’s a fashion emergency or a need chocolate now emergency. The following should be kept at your desk to help you be prepared for anything. Tide To Go Stain remover stick– You will inevitably get coffee or food on your clothing during the course of the day no…