Top Ten Summer Events in Des Moines

Summer is a busy time to see new and different events in Des Moines. The following events are favorites with both locals and visitors. The Iowa State Fair–August 8-18- This is the biggest event in Des Moines in the summer bringing in up to 100,000 each day of the 11 day fair in early August. The…

Top Seven Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day doesn’t have to be spent cooped up in your house or backyard. The following are the best events in Iowa- since this is a long weekend I have tried to include some spots outside of Des Moines for those who want to get out of town- that will help you celebrate this national day of remembrance. Decoration…

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…

Top Six Places to take your Mom for Mother’s Day in Des Moines

  Mother’s Day can be one of the busiest holidays at restaurants so the following should help take some of the guesswork of finding a special place for her. Be sure to try to get reservations if possible to guarantee you get in quickly. Irina’s– This is a great option for those who want to…

Top Nine Lunch Spots in Des Moines

Lunch is the meal that typically gets skipped or delayed- especially during the work week- the following places will make you want to take time out of your busy schedule to sit down for a good meal. South Union Bread Café– located downtown right next door to Centro, this is the place that provides the…

Top Six Easter Brunches in and around Des Moines

Easter means more than just chocolate when it comes to celebrating the holiday, this year on April 1st. The following are the best places in central Iowa to enjoy Easter brunch with your family. Christopher’s– 10am-2:30pm- Located in Beaverdale, Christopher’s a large assortment of both traditional brunch items like prime roast and crème brulee French…

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 April Fool’s Day Pranks

April Fools is the one day of the year where you’re praised for being creatively evil to those you work with or your friends and family. The following are the best pranks to help you celebrate this holiday. Lamp Bugs- Find the most realistic drawings of scary bugs you can find to use as a…

Top Seven Spring Time Events in and around Des Moines

The weather is slowly starting to get sunnier and less likely to involve snow. Spring is the perfect time to get out and do things in Des Moines after a long winter of being cooped up inside. The following are the best things to do in the spring time in Des Moines. Pella Tulip Time–…