Posts by Category: Shop Local

‘Vintage in the City’ to Showcase 10 Antique Shops in Des Moines

‘Vintage in the City’ to Showcase 10 Antique Shops in Des Moines

I have a confession to make. I think I might be a 70-year-old trapped in a 20-somethings body. My husband often refers to me as an “old lady” and he’s probably right. Who am I kidding? My hobbies include sewing, knitting, reading physical books (who does that anymore?), gardening and antiquing. Luckily, Des Moines has some of the best antique shops for dishes, frames, wall-art, jewelry, vases, home decor and furniture. There’s even an event this weekend showcasing ...

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Three Winter Cocktail Recipes Featuring Jasper Winery Wine and Madhouse Beer

Three Winter Cocktail Recipes Featuring Jasper Winery Wine and Madhouse Beer

Last weekend we hosted an ugly Christmas sweater party at our house to kick off the holiday season. The night was filled with jingling sweaters, jolly Christmas music, Elf (my favorite movie of all time), a “best dressed” contest and a few holiday beverages and snacks. While planning our festive drink and snack menu, I came across some of the most perfect (and local) snack and beverage recipes. So, if you’re looking for a boozy holiday drink to share with friends and ...

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