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My 2015 Des Moines Bucket List

My 2015 Des Moines Bucket List

Making a new year’s resolution is a tradition that many people partake in each year. Losing weight, reading more, getting a new job – the list goes on and on. Instead of making a resolution this year, I’ve decided to put together my 2015 Bucket List! Undoubtably, this list will help make my 2015 a more exciting, delicious and cultured year. Let’s make 2015 the best! Tour the capitol building as an adult. I don’t think I’ve been since I was in middle ...

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Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Centro for a Chance to Win $100!

Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Centro for a Chance to Win $100!

Why eat breakfast when you can drink it? Bacon, egg, green onion, celery, cheese, tomato, pickle, asparagus, olive, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Centro’s own Bloody Mary mix…that’s how I made mine. It’s Bloody Mary time people! My husband and I headed to Centro for their Bloody Mary bar and we were pretty impressed by the vast variety of accoutrements. They had nearly 10 feet of veggie options, spices and mixes. Whether you like your Bloody Mary spicy or ...

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Gardening Apps, Canning, Floral Arrangements: Des Moines Botanical Garden Summer Classes

Gardening Apps, Canning, Floral Arrangements: Des Moines Botanical Garden Summer Classes

The Des Moines Botanical Garden is making gardening cool again. From gardening apps to edible flowers – the new line up of summer classes at the Des Moines Botanical Garden will interest all gardeners. Heck, they might even give you a good excuse to hang out with your mom, brother or even grandma! I acquired my green thumb from my mother, who is a master gardener, and I’ve been digging in the dirt, growing veggie gardens and trying to perfect the planters on my deck for years ...

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“Hot Piece of Brass” to Jazz Up the Salisbury House

“Hot Piece of Brass” to Jazz Up the Salisbury House

Birthday cake, live jazz music, 1920’s attire and throwback cocktails. Dang, I love themed party! And what could be better than a jazz-era speakeasy-themed party? Answer: nothing. Dare I say…it could be the bee’s knees? Salisbury House & Gardens is honoring jazz legend Louis Armstrong by celebrating his 113th birthday in the historic house. The birthday celebration “Hot Piece of Brass” (awesome name, right?) will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 8:00 to ...

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