Top Ten Reasons Des Moines Deserves more love

People love to hate Des Moines. We especially hear it every 4 years during the caucuses that we’re not worth being first in the nation since we’re not that special. The following are worthwhile arguments to the haters.   Des Moines has made a drastic change over the years in both appearance and standard of…

Top Ten Pizza Places in the Des Moines Area

Pizza, the food that can bring everyone together. The following are the best places to get it in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Great Plains Pizza Sauce and Dough Company– Located in Ames, this is the top place to get fresh, homemade pizza. The thick crust is so thick they offer honey to dip…

Top Ten Winter Activities to do in Des Moines

Des Moines has a plethora of activities to choose from during the winter months. The following are the best things to do in Des Moines when the weather turns chilly. Snow tubing/snowboarding at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park– Sleepy Hollow creates their own snow for their winter sports areas so even if the rest of Des Moines…

Top Seven Hopes for 2020

2019 was pretty rough for everyone. The election left everyone happy it was over. We lost countless celebrities, often times by surprise. We as a nation faced many issues that previous generations never had to face. The following are my hopes for 2020. I hope we unite as a country- The election showed how divided our…

Top Ten Things to Do On Christmas Day after the presents are opened

Opening presents and eating breakfast only last a few hours at most and then you’re left with the whole rest of the day to find something productive to do for everyone in your family. The following are some ideas to help keep everyone in the family spirit and prevent some meltdowns by all members of…

Top Nine Ways to Prevent Cabin Fever

  Iowa winters will invariably mean spending a big chunk of time being stuck inside. The following will make this winter a little more bearable when you’re forced to spend a lot of it indoors. Have a winter to-do list– Make a list of indoor things you need /want to get accomplished while you’re cooped…

Top Ten Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas or Hanukah gifts can be hard to buy especially when you don’t know the person very well or can’t afford to spend very much on their present. The following are thoughtful but still inexpensive gifts to give everyone on your gift-buying list.   The Home T Iowa Home Shirt-$30- I personally own the t-shirt and the sweatshirt…

Top Ten Ways to Make the Holiday Season more Enjoyable

  The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but for most it’s actually the most stressful time of year. The following should take some of the pressure off of your shoulders for the perfect holiday and make it easier to feel some joy this season. Don’t try to recreate…

Top Seven 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…