Top Ten Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas or Hanukah gifts can be hard to buy especially when you don’t know the person very well or can’t afford to spend very much on their present. The following are thoughtful but still inexpensive gifts to give everyone on your gift-buying list.   The Home T Iowa Home Shirt-$30- I personally own the t-shirt and the sweatshirt…

Top Ten Ways to Make the Holiday Season more Enjoyable

  The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but for most it’s actually the most stressful time of year. The following should take some of the pressure off of your shoulders for the perfect holiday and make it easier to feel some joy this season. Don’t try to recreate…

Top Seven Ways to Survive a Holiday weekend with your Family/In laws

This time of year usually means one thing that a lot of people dread- spending time with their own family and/or spending time with your partner’s family.  The following should make the time easier even if you still hate the idea of going. Be prepared for the worst- Yes, they may be trying to make…

Top Ten Tips to Survive Black Friday

  Black Friday has slowly but surely moved into Gray Thursday and even earlier for some stores. The following are some tips to help you get through this “holiday” without taking away from the Thanksgiving gratitude you were feeling before you set out shopping. Make a list for each store and what the prices are…

Top Ten Christmas Events in and around Des Moines

You’ll have plenty of options of events to help you and your family celebrate the holiday season in and around Des Moines. The following are the best family friendly events to make a point of attending this year. Jolly Holiday Lights-November 29-December 30- Jolly Holiday lights has continued to make Adventureland it’s home this year. …

Top Ten Essentials to keep in your Desk at Work

Everyone has an emergency come up- whether it’s a fashion emergency or a need chocolate now emergency. The following should be kept at your desk to help you be prepared for anything. Tide To Go Stain remover stick– You will inevitably get coffee or food on your clothing during the course of the day no…

Top Eight Ways Air Travel Could be Improved

  Have a better boarding system-I’m going to anger the first class people here but I think we should load planes like we load elevators- as in load the back first then move forward.  Everyone finds the whole having the first class watch us peasants load up to be demeaning. The first class people feel like…

Top Ten Halloween Events in and around Des Moines

The month of October will have plenty of options to get you in the Halloween spirit in Des Moines. The following are the best to go both with and without your children to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. The Slaughterhouse-October 4-October 26- From the band Slipknot, the Slaughterhouse is basically a walk through version…