Top Ten Things those who are grieving wish You’d Understand

Grief is an emotion that everyone handles differently so giving blanket statements meant to come off as sympathetic can potentially cause more harm than good. The following are ways to avoid making the grieving process harder for those who have recently suffered a loss in their lives. Grief is an emotion that will show itself…

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…

Top Ten Signs You’re from the West Side

 You’re wearing North Face right now and it’s most likely their black jacket. You drive as aggressively as possible no matter where you’re going- it could be to somewhere important but who are we fooling, you’re probably just going to the mall. Said car is probably an SUV that’s big enough to seat 12 people…

Top Seven places to practice Archery in Des Moines

Archery is a great sport to build upper body strength as well as improve your coordination and mental focus. The following spots in Des Moines and the surrounding areas can be where you find your inner Katniss or Hawkeye. Yes, this isn’t a top 10 since I tried to focus on just archery spots,  but I hope…

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…

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. Zombie Walk– TBA- Have you ever wanted an excuse to walk around the streets of…

Top Ten Things to both love and hate about fall in Iowa

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’s also a time that can be both great and annoying, oftentimes at the same time. The following are the reasons why fall in Iowa can have it’s perks and it’s downfalls. The Weather- Iowa has trouble with having an actual fall season. We…

Top Ten Foods to Try at the World Food & Music Festival

The World Food and Music Festival will be held September 15th-17th this year. The following are the best foods to try during your visit. French– French Toast Crepe at the Crepe De Luxe Café- a freshly made crepe filled with butter, cinnamon, walnuts, almonds and maple syrup. This Iowa City based restaurant also serves monkey…