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 Ten Reasons to take a road trip to Decorah

Decorah is more than just the home of Luther College and some bald eagles.  It’s a charming town that is worth making a visit to whether you want to spend a few hours there or an entire weekend.  The following are reasons why you should make Decorah your next day trip destination. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum–…

Top Ten Reasons you should go to Ireland

Ireland lives up to and will probably exceed your expectations. I may not have liked Paris but I will gladly recommend Ireland as a vacation spot. The following are reasons why you should visit the Emerald Isle. It’s the kind of natural beauty that belongs more in a fairy tale than an actual place. The greens you’ll…

Top Ten Libraries in the Des Moines Area

Libraries have always been viewed as a mecca for nerds or at least a place no cool kid would hang out voluntarily. Yes, they’re full of books but they’re also a place to rent movies-usually they’ll offer newer titles as well as classics- and there’s usually classes for any age group to enjoy. The following…

Quirky Des Moines #2 The Palace

He looked upstream and squinting slightly against the setting sun.  The water rushed by endlessly on its way to the sea past him and his home.  The soft brown clay beneath his feet slowly gave way to his weight as he pondered his next move.  He looked down at the spear point in his hand,…

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 Summer Date Night Ideas

The following events are meant for adults who want to get out of the house and have some fun for a date night or just an excuse to get a babysitter while the weather is nice enough to actually do things outdoors. Zoo Brew– every Wednesday during the summer, the Blank Park Zoo offers those…

Top Ten Reasons to Reconsider Honeymooning in Paris

I wanted to go to Paris since I was a little girl for my honeymoon but once I got there, I realized Paris wasn’t the best place to go for my first trip outside of the United States. I have been to 8 countries since then and have gotten considerably better at navigating foreign counties….

Top Ten podcasts you are not listening to

In the never ending, and enjoyable journey through podcastland, I have put together another top ten list of shows I am listening to right now.  I have included a few from different genres, and age appropriateness so hopefully everyone can find something that you like.  If you cannot however, check out the first two lists…