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 Ten Ice Cream spots in Des Moines

Des Moines has a lot of options when it comes to ice cream besides the national chains. When it comes to ice cream, the following are worth the calories. Fiss’ Ice Cream – This is in Carlisle but they are well worth the extra drive. I have stuck with Peanut Butter cup each time I’ve…

My Top Ten Smells of Summer

Freshly cut grass – There is nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass. In the spring it brings about hope that winter is over and nicer weather is coming. Towards the fall the smell reminds you that you’re sick of mowing your lawn and winter is coming. The combination of sunscreen/bug repellent– The combination…

Top Nine things to keep in mind when you get sick of being single

Dating is a horrible, horrible thing but it is necessary evil if your goal is to have a long and happy marriage or at least be in a committed relationship if marriage isn’t your end goal. The following are things all singles should keep in mind when they get antsy about their single status. Being married…

Top Ten Patios to enjoy this Summer

Patios are the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer night. The following are the best locally owned bars in Des Moines to meet up with friends or just enjoy the scenery. Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop-located on Ingersoll and in West Des Moines, both locations feature a large patio with plenty of…

Celebrating July 4th in 2020

Well, the good news is, we’ve made it to July in what feels like both a fast and long year so far. We’ve all seen so much chaos and have often felt scared and helpless during this time with everything that has been going on. With the 4th of July upon on us and with…

Top Ten Bachelorette Party Ideas in Des Moines

Bachelorette parties don’t have to be relegated to dark bars or even involve alcohol (though they are more fun with it). The following are some ideas on how to celebrate an impending marriage without having to leave the Des Moines area. Have a Spa night at Salon Spa W– located at 400 East Locust Street, Salon Spa W offers several…

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 17th. Go for a run– You can choose between a 5k…

Top Ten Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day – this year on June 21- 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– $24.54 for 6 Cup- Is the dad in your life in serious need of caffeine? This stovetop…

Sunscreen tips from a very pale person

  You need to plan out when you’re going to put your sunscreen on to avoid getting it all over your clothes.  You have the option of putting it on before dressing but I’ve found it can then rub off onto the clothes and then you’re forced to reapply and that can cause more of…

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…