Why “Olio”?

olio (ˈō-lē-ˌō)

a miscellaneous mixture or collection

I am a lover of spontaneous adventures and, in my personal opinion, there is no better time for adventuring than the summer. This year I made what I would consider to be a fairly large decision—I decided to stay in Des Moines instead of moving back home. So in honor of newfound independence and a summer that is sure to be filled with exciting adventures I decided that it was high time for a new blog.

Last September I documented the adventures I had in Barcelona on my “siesta semester.” But a few weeks ago when I decided I wanted to start a new blogging endeavor, I couldn’t seem to decide on a singular theme. As anyone who knows me well can attest, I tend to think in a fairly non-linear manner—or what some might classify as conversational ADD. That’s where the beauty of the “olio” comes in.

Meaning that this blog will likely be…

  • One part Des Moines discovery,
  • One part foodie reviews, recipes and DIY crafts,
  • One (but most likely many) parts spontaneous musings,

But more than anything, Olio in Iowa will be 100% about adventures.

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