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  • farmers market | des moines, IA.
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    farmers market | des moines, IA.

    everything in life becomes a brand new + exciting adventure when you have a child. like sleeping + time management. just kidding, those tend to go out the window. but really, what you’ve done…

    September 25, 2017
  • hurts donut | des moines, IA.
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    hurts donut | des moines, IA.

    occasionally a business will do such an amazing job creating buzz around the opening of their new store, that even one month after opening guests are willing to wait in 20 minutes lines to…

    February 7, 2017
  • best breakfast sandwiches in des moines.
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    best breakfast sandwiches in des moines.

    the husband + I consider ourselves breakfast bagel sandwich connoisseurs. we rarely mess around with breakfast. we have our go to spots + we frequent them. there are few things more satisfying than lazily…

    November 3, 2016
  • when the state fair comes to town.
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    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! for the next ten days, the…

    August 11, 2016
  • saylorville lake | des moines, IA.
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    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…

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

    July 26, 2016
  • rosati's | des moines, IA.
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    rosati’s | des moines, IA.

    the husband is from chicago. the land of pizza toppings hidden under the sauce. which is a concept I, as an iowan, do not understand + have a hard time appreciating. I know pizza…

    June 10, 2016
  • march madness | des moines, IA.
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    march madness | des moines, IA.

    so, yesterday des moines celebrated st patrick’s day + the first time ever to host the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. kansas dominated. uconn upset colorado. indiana walked all over chattanooga. and surprise, kentucky won!…

    March 18, 2016
  • mad meatball | des moines, IA.
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    mad meatball | des moines, IA.

    something very exciting comes to town today – a whole ton of college basketball players + their fans. I think it’s called march madness .. (just kidding, I’m fully aware!) des moines is hosting the…

    March 17, 2016
  • 10 stops to make in the east village | Des Moines, IA
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    10 stops to make in the east village.

    one of my very favorite parts of des moines is a “little” neighborhood called the east village. it’s (as you’d imagine) east of the river and very near the state capitol building. it’s still…

    March 8, 2016