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Des Moines Essentials: Autumn Edition

Sure, summer is swell. But I’ve always been a shameless lover of autumn, especially in Des Moines. Whether it’s breathing in the first crisp mornings or unpacking favorite sweaters, there’s something extra special about this time…

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Everything We Ate at the Minnesota State Fair

state Disclosure: Our trip to fair was hosted by the Roseville Visitors Association and the Minnesota State Fair. However, all opinions are my own. When we first started planning our trip to the Minnesota State Fair, I…

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The Week: July 25, 2014

After spending a few days in Kansas City for work, I’m back in Des Moines and excited to spend a few days enjoying summer in my little city—patio drinks, a trip to the “beach” and maybe even a bit of sunburn. But in the meantime, here are my favorite bits of Internet from the past week…

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World’s Largest Ball of Popcorn

While it’s a little tricky to see through the glare of the window, this tiny shed in Sac City, Iowa houses the world’s largest ball of popcorn. Fun fact: this 2,175-population town is home to the Noble Popcorn Farms, “one of the finest popcorn growing areas in the world” according to the company’s website…

DIY Eats: Avocado Spring Rolls

Yesterday some of my oldest and dearest friends got together to catch up and celebrate the holidays while we’re all still in town. Our party was a potluck of sorts and involved lots of old…

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Nerding: The Chicago Pedway

Along with the same soft spot that I have for Chicago, I have an equally profound love for the city’s history. From city planning to legends of hauntings and favorite mob boss hang-outs, I can’t…