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Holiday Recap

Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone had a fabulous break and got everything they asked for. Max and I had a great couple days with family, and we have even more to come this weekend! We even got snow at the end of last week to make the holidays extra festive (and cold). This was the … Continue reading

Friday Fun Day

Friday Fun Day

This Friday, I had the privilege of eating out twice…can you say best day ever? My mom and I kicked off the day with a long walk, followed by a bike ride downtown for lunch. We dined at Exile Brewing Company, a new brewery on the west side of downtown. It was my first time … Continue reading

Restaurant Week: Baru 66

Restaurant Week: Baru 66

I love Des Moines for a lot of reasons…and one of those reasons is the great local restaurants. While we don’t have as many as, say, Minneapolis, KC, or Omaha, the ones we do have are absolutely amazing. Alba, Cafe di Scala, any of George Formaro’s restaurants…they can hold their own with any top restaurant … Continue reading

MIA — July Update

MIA — July Update

Wow, July was nuts…and because of that, my blog has been seriously neglected. So to kick off August, I decided to get my blog back up and running. For those of you who have been desperately checking my blog hoping for a new post, let me refresh you with a few key events that happened … Continue reading

High Trestle Trail

High Trestle Trail

Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend, my parents, Max, and I decided to drive out to Woodward and bike the High Trestle Trail. My dad has been wanting to try it out ever since he moved here, and since the weather was absolutely gorgeous on Sunday, we decided to make a day of it. Woodward is … Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Yay for July! It’s officially my birthday month, wahoo! Max and I traveled over the weekend and leading up to the 4th, so we didn’t want to make too crazy of plans after getting home yesterday afternoon. My parents ended up coming over for a low-key dinner, some cards, and fireworks later in the evening. … 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

Wine & Cheese Class

Wine & Cheese Class

Last night I attended the Wine/Cheese class at The Cheese Shop. I previously had been to the Wine vs. Beer cheese class  and wanted to compare the two and see which one I like better for future classes 🙂 Of course, this class was lovely. CJ, the owner, is so incredibly knowledgeable about cheese and … Continue reading