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Des Moines Area Holiday Market and Craft Show Guide 2017

The countdown to Christmas is on! Whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping or haven’t even made your list yet, we’ve got you covered! Shop local and support small businesses and local crafters and artisans and give everyone on your list truly unique, handmade gifts. Be sure to check out our November Guide for other family-friendly events […]

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shopDSM2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Des Moines Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be sharing our mom-approved shopDSM2016 holiday gift guide. Disclosure :: shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this shopping guide and included only our favorite local ideas, […]

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Direct Sales and the Products I Can’t Go Without

Direct sales doesn’t always have the best reputation. Maybe it’s due to that one “annoying” consultant or to wrong associations with pyramid schemes. Or maybe it’s because of a misplaced assumption that direct selling isn’t a “real” job or that somehow what’s earned isn’t deserved. I’ll admit, I used to wrestle with this subliminal misunderstanding. […]

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Shop small, shop fashionably in Des Moines

I like shopping of all kinds. I like grocery shopping. I like shopping for plants. I like shopping for office supplies. I like shopping for shampoo. I LOVE shopping for clothes. So when Andrea and I had the chance to do a little clothes shopping for our trip to San Antonio, we were ecstatic!  We visited […]

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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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Shop Local This Season

Each year, more and more people are turning to online shopping. Imagine how that number skyrockets once Black Friday is over and Christmas shopping begins! A recent  story suggested that 51% of Americans plan to shop online this season. Surprising? The Online Temptation I fully admit that I struggle with the temptation to do my […]

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