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  • march madness | des moines, IA.

    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.

    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

    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
  • scenic route bakery.

    scenic route bakery.

    occasionally, you wake up + “unintentionally” find yourself in the sunniest corner of the coziest local coffee shop. the room is filled with smells of freshly brewed coffee + straight-from-the-oven pastries. you have a…

    March 1, 2016
  • a trip to the dog park.

    a trip to the dog park.

    in june 2015, the husband + I made the big decision to adopt a puppy. we named her lady eleanor. she will be turning one in april, and let’s say she has a bit…

    February 29, 2016
  • scratch cupcakery | des moines, IA.

    scratch cupcakery | des moines, IA.

    the way to my heart is certainly through baked goods. I could frankly careless about a dozen roses. (I prefer to treat myself regularly with the $3.99 bouquets at trader joe’s). and I don’t…

    February 10, 2016
  • happy hour at a bakery | creme bakery, DSM, IA.

    happy hour at a bakery.

    for the husband + I’s first anniversary, I asked the experts at crème cupcake to re-create the top tier of our wedding cake. while I was picking it up, I noticed this sweet little neighborhood…

    October 20, 2015
  • exile brewery | des moines, IA

    how to do date night at the local brewery.

    my husband + I really enjoy craft beer. (it’s love for him). wherever we go, we make it a point to stop by + visit the local breweries. some have tap rooms (we’re talking…

    September 9, 2015
  • Hotel Renovo || Des Moines, IA

    hotel renovo | des moines, IA

    on sunday, I had the opportunity to get a group of local bloggers together and have brunch at the brand new hotel renovo (a member of preferred hotels & resorts). it just opened at the end…

    August 26, 2015
  • night at the iowa state fair

    night at the state fair.

    the husband + I escaped work early yesterday. the reasoning was simply to visit the iowa state fair. I had it on my calendar for months, seriously. ever since I checked the “free entertainment”…

    August 20, 2015