A Poem for Cold & Flu Season

It is that special time of year again The time of prevalent colds and flu This year, I want you to consider staying home if you’re sick Everyone will be eternally grateful if you do   Some of us have weak immune systems That cannot get over your gifted cold with ease If you feel…

Top Ten ways to afford a Big vacation

Saving for a vacation doesn’t have to be painful but it does take some effort, especially if you’re wanting to go somewhere further than within the state lines. The following are hopefully easy ways to make your dream vacation happen. Go through your weekly expenses and find just one thing you can give up –…

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.    Date Nights 100 Creative Romantic Little Ideas– $7.29- This is a good gift no matter how long you’ve been with each other since it has you as a couple choose a…

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…

Eight Stereotypes about Iowans

Iowa has some stereotypes about its residents even though a lot of them aren’t always true for most of us. The following are the most common stereotypes about those who call the state of Iowa home.  We’re all fat- This is kind of silly since America as a nation has an obesity problem so it’s…

Top Ten Reasons Des Moines Deserves more love

People love to hate Des Moines. We especially hear it every 4 years during the caucuses that we’re not worth being first in the nation since we’re not that special. The following are worthwhile arguments to the haters.   Des Moines has made a drastic change over the years in both appearance and standard of…

Top Ten Pizza Places in the Des Moines Area

Pizza, the food that can bring everyone together. The following are the best places to get it in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Great Plains Pizza Sauce and Dough Company– Located in Ames, this is the top place to get fresh, homemade pizza. The thick crust is so thick they offer honey to dip…

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 Seven Hopes for 2020

2019 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 2020. I hope we unite as a country- The election showed how divided our…