Top Seven Places to have your Wedding in the Des Moines area

The following are the top places in and around Des Moines to hold your wedding festivities that will be both affordable and beautiful for all of the wedding photos you’ll be taking. Salisbury House– The Salisbury house provides a beautiful lawn to hold an outdoor wedding that looks like it came straight out of a…

Quirky Des Moines #6- Tiptoeing through Des Moines

Des Moines was home to a famous musician in the early 1990’s for three years before he moved to Minneapolis. This musician was best known for playing his trusty ukulele while singing in a falsetto voice that has yet to be replicated by current artists. Who was this famous rock star who made Des Moines his brief home?…

My Favorite RadioLab Episodes

Radiolab is probably my favorite radioshow/podcast.  What I like the most about it is the unexpected twists and turns it seems to take. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich do an excellent job of always sending the listener curve balls while keeping the material fun and informative.  I used to listen when I could on the…

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. Wicker and the Works-300 4th Street-You probably have seen their commercials over the years and know…

Ten must see things at the Iowa State Fair

What has always impressed me about the Iowa State Fair is the fact that the state of Iowa has 3 million people yet the attendance at the Iowa State Fair usually tops 1 million.  That means that 1 out of every 3 people in the entire state of Iowa attend the fair (of course some…

Top Ten Foods to try at the Iowa State Fair

  Ice Cream Nachos- $7–located at the Benoits stand- the ice cream nachos are a new addition to the food lineup for 2016. They feature cinnamon flavored ice cream on top of a bed of cinnamon sugar chips that taste like a chip version of a churro and topped with chopped strawberries, nuts, whipped cream and…

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…