Top Seven Spring Time Events in and around Des Moines

The weather is slowly starting to get sunnier and less likely to involve snow. Spring is the perfect time to get out and do things in Des Moines after a long winter of being cooped up inside. The following are the best things to do in the spring time in Des Moines. Pella Tulip Time–…

A note on the Pandemic

Times are scary right now and unfortunately the coronavirus has not only reached Iowa but is in Polk/Dallas county.  I know there’s such a large amount of confusion and fear in everyone about how long this will last and how bad it may get,  but we need to remember the basics during this time of…

Top Ten Traits of Bad Managers

Managers can be really good, really bad or somewhere in the middle. The following are the most common traits bad managers have. They play favoritism to the point that it’s obvious to everyone in the office.Managers should treat their employees like parents treat their children in that you aren’t super obvious in showing you like one more than…

Top Six Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Des Moines

  Des Moines is full of plenty of actual Irish residents as well as those who are Irish just for St. Patrick’s Day. The following are the best places in the Des Moines area to celebrate your Irish heritage, even if it only lasts 24 hours on March 17. (Events held on dates other than…

Top Ten rules wedding guests should follow

There’s plenty of horror stories out there of badly behaved wedding guests. The following should help guide you on how to act without ruining the fun of the celebration. Don’t try to make yourself the center of attention. You aren’t the bride and you aren’t the groom so you don’t matter today. Those two are…

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…