Wednesday Workout Challenge

Gobble Gobble!

It’s the day before one of the most gluttonous days of the year – Thanksgiving! I’ve devised a little strategy to get you moving today and Friday! It’s really simple and fun! I just did the workout myself and it took less than 10 minutes but it was just the jump start I needed for …

Pie!

A Thanksgiving Story

We’re just around the corner on my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! I’m very excited to share with you five things about Thanksgiving in no particular order: a fun memory, a deep dark confession, a turkey themed workout, my Thanksgiving with a semi-celebrity, and a big substitution disaster. Fun Memory:¬†They year was 1993 and I was 11. …

Thanksgiving

Holiday Trimmings

Twas the Monday before Thanksgiving and all through the house, I saw food, and treats, and wine, all for me and not for my resident mouse. Yes, that was pretty lame but I did just catch a mouse over the weekend so wanted to work it in somehow. That and I couldn’t think of a …

Menu

Food For Thought: Wallace Centers Of Iowa

A few days ago I had dinner at the Wallace House in Des Moines’ Historic Sherman Hill neighborhood. The Wallace House is home to The Wallace Centers of Iowa, an organization that promotes sustainable agriculture and living through a variety of fun, educational programs. This house holds a lot of historic value as it was …

MGMT

Readers, Be Aware!

I hope the title of this post didn’t scare you too much! Remember, it doesn’t say “Readers, Beware” but rather “Readers, Be Aware!” I suppose if you’ve made it this far you plan to read the rest so I shouldn’t be too worried. This post was inspired by something I saw at a concert this …

Pumpkins

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Shrimp Soup

I truly felt a little like Betty Crocker on Saturday. I was up earlier than usual for a weekend morning so got down to business in the kitchen making a few things with the last of my pie pumpkins I had been using as foyer decor the past six weeks. As I’ve mentioned in earlier …

Ocean

On The Road Again

Do you travel a lot for work? Do you find yourself needing to eat at a hotel restaurant night after night because you are getting back from meetings too late to venture elsewhere? Do you want to save money when traveling for work? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions this …

November

Hello November!

October was a beautiful month in Des Moines and I was just a little sad to see it pass. The weather was perfect, the trees were beautiful, and I was able to spend time with family. It’s hard to believe it’s the second to last month of 2013. I’m welcoming November with open arms because …