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des moines.

  • summer at the state fair

    summer at the state fair.

    it wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the state fair. as a kid, my family only made the two hour trip once. for a journey concert. but I’m making up for lost time…

  • picnics at the park

    picnics at the park.

    the husband + I have come to the collective understanding we need to spend as much time as possible outdoors on the weekends. it sure beats taking our puppy up & down 4 flights…

  • Des Moines, IA

    in des moines.

    some days (when your husband is out golfing), you grab your camera and go for a walk through the neighborhood. you capture the architecture surrounded by blue skies + white fluffy clouds. as a…

  • jasper winery

    local love: jasper winery.

    it is a complete coincidence the husband + I’s new place is located perfectly between two local breweries + a winery. or is it? our new neighborhood boasts so much excitement. especially now that…

  • local love: west end salvage

    local love: west end salvage.

    it never ceases to amaze me the amount of gems in my backyard. more commonly known as, des moines, iowa. I have a significant list of must see places + events in the area.…

  • das boot in des moines.

    whenever the husband + I have out-of-town guests, or we’re thirsty, we find ourselves at the hessen haus. it is downtown des moines. and it’s a gem! I may be the type of person…

  • summer slowdown.

    you’re never going to believe this … it’s august. the last full month of summer. the month I turn one year older wiser [my ‘golden’ birthday, to be precise]. one month closer to [J]…

  • summer is half over.

    I cannot stress enough: summer is half over. [and wonder ..how the heck did that happen?]. the season to “squeeze it all in” tends to go by at a much more rapid pace, than say ..winter.…

  • malo.

    on friday night, [J] + I had date night reservations at a new restaurant downtown des moines, malo. let me just say, it was so good ..it will be hard for me to NOT want…

  • summer musts.

    • visit the downtown farmer’s market. don’t leave without out fresh flowers, a breakfast burrito, and a large iced coffee. • drink with wild animals. [go to zoo brew]. • go cheer on the…