Posted in June 2012

Friday Funs

Friday Funs

Wow, can you believe next week is July? And you know what that means…birthday month! I get to start celebrating my bday at 12:00AM July 1st until 11:59PM July 31st. I received my first birthday gift last night from my friends, Emily and Erik, and I absolutely loved it!! But more about that below…my top … Continue reading

Dad Dates: Cool Basil

Dad Dates: Cool Basil

This week, when prompting my dad on what he would like to eat for our weekly luncheon, he had a simple response: Need some thai. And so, Thai food it was. We trekked west to Cool Basil, right off of University and 86th, for one of my favorite Thai places in West Des Moines. Although … Continue reading

Momma’s Chocolate Puddin’

Momma’s Chocolate Puddin’

Oftentimes, after dinner, I have an extreme sweet craving. To curb this craving, I typically don’t buy any sweets or try to satisfy my sweet tooth with a piece of fruit. However, last night that just wasn’t going to cut it. So, I scrounged my cupboards looking for everything and anything I could use to … Continue reading

Pepperonis, mmm…

Pepperonis, mmm…

You just can’t beat pepperoni pizza…so here’s a few delicious pizza pics from last night’s meal to get you through the rest of the week. FYI, the absolute BEST pepperonis are from Graziano Bros. And their shredded mozzarella was perfect for pizza-making, too! The Perfect Pepperoni Pizza Ingredients: Boboli thin crust (we were lazy and … Continue reading

Des Moines Arts Fest + Map Craft

Des Moines Arts Fest + Map Craft

This weekend was the annual Des Moines Arts Fest, where artists from all over the country set up shop in downtown Des Moines, bands play, food is eaten, and fun is had by all. I went for the first time last year and loved it, so Max and I headed down Saturday night to check … Continue reading

Friday Funs

My Friday Funs have been lacking lately, and not because I haven’t been doing anything fun, but because I’ve been doing TOO MUCH and haven’t had enough time to write about it! In the past couple weeks, I’ve been to Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series (so fun!), had a coworker pool party, attended a Meredith … Continue reading

Dad Date: Francie’s

Dad Date: Francie’s

After a week off, my dad and I were raring to go for our next lunch date. I was in charge of choosing the restaurant this time, and after giving my dad a list of a few places and describing the style, food, atmosphere of each a bit, we decided on Francie’s on Fleur. This … Continue reading

Skinny Coconut Shrimp

Skinny Coconut Shrimp

I looove coconut but it’s something I often forget to use in recipes. It’s such a fun addition to spicy recipes for a little added sweetness, and works wonders on desserts. Well, I was scouring my foodie Pinterest board today trying to figure out something tasty and somewhat healthy to make for dinner, and I … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

I’m lucky enough to have a great dad. And this Father’s Day, we celebrated in Des Moines, their new residence! Well, since my dad is a baseball nut, we made our way to Centro for a nice brunch and then to the Iowa Cubs game with Max’s parents for our Father’s Day celebration. Although it … Continue reading