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 26-January 2- Jolly Holiday lights has continued to make Adventureland it’s home this year. …

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 Eight Ways to Survive a Holiday weekend with your Family/In laws

This time of year usually means one thing that a lot of people dread- spending time with their own family and/or spending time with your partner’s family.  The following should make the time easier even if you still hate the idea of going. Be prepared for the worst- Yes, they may be trying to make…

Top Ten Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Employees need a more compelling reason to give 150% every day they go to work beyond the paycheck they’ll receive for the time they put in. The following are the best ways to get employees motivated to do their best and are at minimal cost to their employer. Don’t do a blanket punishment for the…

Top Ten things brides and grooms need to remember on their big day

Brides have a reputation for going, well how to put this nicely, insane, on their wedding days. But both the bride and the groom could stand to remember a few basic things on their big day to make their day less stressful and prevent any future wars with family/friends. This isn’t the best day of…

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 1-October 31- From the band Slipknot, the Slaughterhouse is basically a walk through…

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 Foods to Try at the World Food & Music Festival

The World Food and Music Festival will be held September 17-19nd this year. The following are the best foods to try during your visit. Laos– There’s three stands you can try Laotian food. If you’re wanting just something cold to drink, try a bubble tea at Bubble Tea Kups. If you’re wanting something to eat,…

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. Let’s pretend we aren’t in Pandemic times and remember how these used…