Top Ten Tips to Survive Black Friday

  Black Friday has slowly but surely moved into Gray Thursday and even earlier for some stores. The following are some tips to help you get through this “holiday” without taking away from the Thanksgiving gratitude you were feeling before you set out shopping. Make a list for each store and what the prices are…

Top Ten Christmas Events in and around Des Moines

You’ll have plenty of options of events to help you and your family celebrate the holiday season in and around Des Moines. The following are the best family friendly events to make a point of attending this year. Jolly Holiday Lights-November 29-December 30- Jolly Holiday lights has continued to make Adventureland it’s home this year. …

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…

Eight Stereotypes about Iowans

Iowa has some stereotypes about its residents even though a lot of them aren’t always true for most of us. The following are the most common stereotypes about those who call the state of Iowa home.  We’re all fat- This is kind of silly since America as a nation has an obesity problem so it’s…

Top Eight Ways Air Travel Could be Improved

  Have a better boarding system-I’m going to anger the first class people here but I think we should load planes like we load elevators- as in load the back first then move forward.  Everyone finds the whole having the first class watch us peasants load up to be demeaning. The first class people feel like…

Top Ten Halloween Events in and around Des Moines

The month of October will have plenty of options to get you in the Halloween spirit in Des Moines. The following are the best to go both with and without your children to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. The Slaughterhouse-October 4-October 26- From the band Slipknot, the Slaughterhouse is basically a walk through version…

Top 7 Des Moines area orchards

Fall in Iowa means the opportunity to go to a local orchard and not only pick apples if you so choose, but also find other seasonal treats to purchase as well as some family friendly activities at some of the farms. The following are the best orchards in and around Des Moines to while away…

Seven Places to get your Pumpkin flavor fix

You know it’s fall when all of the food items on the shelves and in restaurants features pumpkin as a prominent flavor. The following are the best places to get your pumpkin favorites without having to go to the big chains. Drake Diner– located at 1111 25th Street, the Drake Diner doesn’t make you wait…