Celebrating Memorial Day during a Pandemic

  Since everything is still closed or slowly re-opening this weekend it was basically pointless to put activities that are normally held this weekend since most have been cancelled. So, with that in mind, here is some history of the holiday and what you can do to celebrate it even with most events being put…

Top Ten Stores to Check out in Valley Junction

Valley Junction may be a small neighborhood but they’re famous amongst locals for their shopping and for the various events they hold during the year. The following are the best places to shop while you’re in the Valley Junction neighborhood. Bing’s-215 5th Street-The daughter of the owners of Wicker & the Works has opened her own…

Top Ten Places to buy Flowers/Greenhouses in the Des Moines area

Des Moines and the surrounding areas have plenty of choices to get beautiful floral arrangements and the greenhouses not only have a huge assortment of flowers to plant but also offer a large selection of gardening supplies.  The following are the best locally owned places to get flowers to both grow and give as a gift. Boesen the…

Top Ten Wedding Guest Complaints

Wedding guests are happy to see the happy couple get married but they’re also just as happy when the whole event is finally over especially if they had to hear about all of the planning for months leading up to it. The following are the biggest complaints guests will probably have the weddings they’ve been…

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 Reasons to take a road trip to Decorah

Decorah is more than just the home of Luther College and some bald eagles.  It’s a charming town that is worth making a visit to whether you want to spend a few hours there or an entire weekend.  The following are reasons why you should make Decorah your next day trip destination. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum–…

Top Ten Ways Employers can make job interviews less painful

Job interviews are as bad as a first date only you have the added pressure of having to commit to the company for at least 40 hours a week for who knows how long. Employers  can make the experience better so everyone walks away feeling respected and that their time was well spent. Don’t assume…

Top Six Easter Brunches in and around Des Moines

Easter means more than just chocolate when it comes to celebrating the holiday, this year on April 12th. The following are the best places in central Iowa to enjoy Easter brunch with your family. Christopher’s– 10am-2:30pm- Located in Beaverdale, Christopher’s a large assortment of both traditional brunch items like prime roast and crème brulee French…

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…