Top Ten 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Des Moines and it’s surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of options to see great firework displays to celebrate our country’s independence. The following are the best way to celebrate the 4th of July without having to drive too far out of town to do so though check the dates on each one since they’re not all…

Top Five Reasons to go to the Des Moines Arts Festival

The Des Moines Arts festival rivals festivals held in much larger cities. The following are reasons why you should make a point of visiting it this year. It’s Family Friendly- the festival is very family friendly unlike a lot of festivals that strive for more of an adult atmosphere. The Creative Family zone features activities/projects like…

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 18th. Go to a Iowa Cubs baseball game- The game starts…

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– $22- Is the dad in your life in serious need of caffeine? This stovetop espresso maker can…

Top Seven Ways to Make your Mornings Easier

Mornings are hectic whether you have children or just yourself to worry about. The following should make getting out the door every day a little easier for everyone in your household. Don’t feel like you have to make your or your children’s beds- Yes, there have been plenty of studies showing this will make you…

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 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…