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Pinot’s Palette: New Local Business Spotlight Plus a Promo Code and Giveaway

Y’all know we love sharing new businesses in town, and this one is SO exciting! We can’t say enough great things about this new business owned by local mom Erin Baker! Not only are we excited to get our creative juices flowing, we all need an excuse for a Moms Night Out or Date Night […]

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The Groundhog is Lame: 9 Favorite Things for Winter Happiness

I’m not much for winter. My husband LOVES it. He lives for snow. He bought a snowmobile last year. It’s this time of year that I’d prefer to move south. I would like to be a snowbird in Arizona. This makes us slightly incompatible for about five months out of the year, but we are […]

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EnVISIONing Your Goals

I don’t know about you, but a new year always fills me with hope, making me believe anything is possible. So I, like millions of others, have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Which I would promptly forget. Que será, será. The past couple years I didn’t make resolutions, I set goals. Yeah, like […]

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ShopDSM: Unique Clothes for Children (and a Giveaway!)

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family photos, and all things sparkly! There are lots of opportunities for dressing up and showing off your cute kiddos in pictures and at events, so why not find some unique and adorable clothes for them this year? Whether you like to sew and make your own custom clothing, […]

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All the Mommas with their Busy Bags!

Busy Bag Exchange

One of the best parts of being a preschool mom has been meeting the others children’s moms!!  It is so nice to connect with other women in the same or similar life phase. We can share in the laughs, woes, and triumphs motherhood brings.   AND every once in a while, we actually get together […]

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DIY Photo Booth for Birthday Parties or Baby Showers

Easy DIY Photo Booth: Perfect for Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings & More

Every mama wants to make her child’s birthday party or friend’s baby shower extra special. So we spend hours on decorations, cute party favors, food, and those little details that will make it “Pinterest worthy.” I’m guilty of being “that” party planner. How about you? I’ve seen photo booths all over party planning sites for years, […]

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The Social Canvas – Review & Giveaway

The Social Canvas is Des Moines newest, trendiest night out in Iowa.  This classy paint & sip art studio provides the opportunity to relax, paint, and order a cocktail while enjoying a fun time out. It’s the perfect place for a girls night out, date night with the hubby, private party, kids birthday celebration, and […]

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