des moines.

when the state fair comes to town.

August 11, 2016
when the state fair comes to town.

it is the opening day of the iowa state fair!!! as I slept last night, images of fried food + brett eldredge danced in my head. I’m so excited!Β for the next ten days, the state fair will be jam-packed with happy people. the husband + I have plans to attend on saturday to get the full experience. which includes an abnormal amount of fried food on a stick, a lot of walking, craft beer + brett eldredge on the grandstand.…

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saylorville lake | des moines, IA.
des moines.

saylorville lake | des moines, IA.

it always seems that just as I’m starting to enjoy summer, it’s august. already. do I really need june + july as a warm up? it probably does not help, we have had action-packed weekends one after another since you could acceptably wear white…

August 10, 2016
firetrucker brewery | des moines, IA.
des moines.

firetrucker brewery | des moines, IA.

occasionally you have those days that you want to replay over + over. whether they were momentous or just a typical day that starts out with no plans + ends up being unassumingly great. that happened on sunday. the husband + I ventured out…

July 26, 2016
homemade croutons
lifestyle

homemade croutons.

the husband + I occasionally get blue apron meals. (where they send you three step-by-step recipes + all of the ingredients straight to your doorstep, like this). aside from convenience + variety from our dinner staples, I like it because it teaches me new…

July 25, 2016
10 camping essentials.
travels.

what to pack for your next camping trip.

three years ago, the husband + I ventured out on a sixteen day road trip. ten of those were spent camping, in various places across the country. we planned our route + packing list for months. we thought of everything, because we researched +…

July 14, 2016
camping | honey creek state park.
travels.

camping | honey creek state park.

over the fourth of july weekend, the husband + I made a few last minute plans. (we’re talking reservations made on tuesday, left on saturday). we were going to pack up our car with camping supplies + our dog and head south to honey…

July 13, 2016