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…

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…