Top Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Cupid is back for his yearly visit. The following are affordable date ideas to help you and your loved one celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Reenact your first date. Arrive at the first place you met in separate cars if you’re really wanting to make it feel authentic. Do all of the…

Top Ten Inexpensive and Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a day to spoil your loved ones. The following are some suggestions to show how much they mean to you.   Vintage Record Coasters– These can be a double gift since the person receiving them will enjoy having a set of five, one of a kind silicone record coasters that come with various inspirational…

Top Ten Winter Activities to do in Des Moines

Des Moines has a plethora of activities to choose from during the winter months. The following are the best things to do in Des Moines when the weather turns chilly. Snow tubing/snowboarding at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park– Sleepy Hollow creates their own snow for their winter sports areas so even if the rest of Des Moines…

Top Ten Best Festivals in Des Moines area

Festivals in Iowa aren’t just limited to the summer months though you will find more of them during that timeframe. The following are the best festivals in Des Moines to look forward to throughout the year. Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival–February 18, 10am-5pm-  Tickets for the event sell out in a matter of seconds so if…

Quirky Des Moines #12 Ask for the well balanced beer

As time marches on, attitudes towards what a crime is exactly changes.  What was looked at as a crime in past generations is sometimes in the present day looked upon with a kinder eye.   We will look today at a case that fits this description, but in an odd way. Ruthie Fontanini was a 26…

The Music Concerts we are looking forward to in 2017

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – One of the stalwarts of the country music scene for the last few decades this power couple tours together and sells out concert venues around the world.  Tim and Faith play Wells Fargo Arena June 10th. A couple of my favorite songs are Mississippi Girl, and Indian outlaw. The Red…

Top Seven Hopes for 2017

2016 was pretty rough for everyone. The election left everyone happy it was over. We lost countless celebrities, often times by surprise. We as a nation faced many issues that previous generations never had to face. The following are my hopes for 2017. I hope we unite as a country- The election showed how divided our…