Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bathroom Storage

We have a half bath off of the kitchen that’s actually a fairly decent size, but has a major storage issue. Like many bathrooms, it has a lovely pedestal sink, but while pedestal sinks look clean and graceful, they offer … Continue reading

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Living History Farms

This is a long overdue post, but I still wanted to share our adventure at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, which is just outside of Des Moines. We took advantage of the Smithsonian Museum Day to get reduced admission … Continue reading

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Des Moines Farmer’s Market

I’ve been hearing about the fantastic downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market since we arrived in Iowa. However, we always had something else to do on Saturday mornings, and I just couldn’t imagine that this market could measure up to our … Continue reading

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Children’s Consignment

My boys are just growing up too fast and a downside of this rapid growth is that they outgrow clothes at breakneck speed. I’ve been lucky so far because between garage sales and hand-me-downs, I don’t have to buy everything … Continue reading

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Closet Reorganization

Old houses rarely have suitable closets for the modern family.  We’re fortunate that all of the bedrooms in our house have closets, but they’re certainly not the size or layout you would find in a more modern home.  When we … Continue reading

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Going home

Plane travel has continued to get more expensive and more frustrating over the years, and that’s not even considering that we now have two kids to bring along, so one of the biggest draws of Des Moines for us was … Continue reading

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Beggars’ Night

My neighbor warned me a few weeks ago that Des Moines celebrates Beggars’ Night instead of Halloween, so of course, I did a little research and found that Beggars’ Night in Des Moines began in 1939 after Halloween vandalism and … Continue reading

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