Entries by dipity3@aol.com


The Knotty Nail

Meet Becky!  She’s the Owner/Operator/Mastermind behind The Knotty Nail. That’s right, it’s called “The Knotty Nail”, and it’s probably not what you’re thinking it is.  Becky hosts “Sips and Strings” workshops for adults, as well as workshops for children, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team building meetings, etc., where groups get together and craft!  This is […]

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Winter Update!

Hello friends!  Whew!  Is December really almost gone?  I feel like we say it all the time, but time really does fly.  I wanted to update you all on our December happenings, so today you get a compilation post of everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  We’ll leave New Years for a separate post since we […]

Bonefish Winter Menu

    Luckily Bonefish Grill West Des Moines was gracious enough to invite us in to try their winter menu, since so many of you on social media already knew about this and didn’t tell me! When I posted this photo from the restaurant, I was flooded with messages saying it was everyone’s favorite! Well, […]

Great River Maple

I’ve been hearing about Great River Maple all over the place and finally reached out to them to send me some of the good stuff to try! We made it a pancake breakfast morning and got to enjoy their certified organic, grade A maple syrup!  So good!  We wanted to try it like this to get […]


We legit have a new favorite restaurant!  It’s probably a good thing that Harvey’s is in Redfield, because if it were down the street, we may be there for every meal! I got a tip that Harvey’s was under new ownership and the new owners had hired an amazing chef and we needed to try […]

DSM Social Club-Culinary Loft

We had a great time last week checking out our first class at the new(ish) Culinary Loft at the Des Moines Social Club.  The Culinary loft was specifically designed with the intention of hosting cooking classes and other food related workshops on the second floor of the Des Moines Social club. The particular class we […]

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Winterset Cidery

We, of course, love to support our local breweries, but when you have Celiac Disease and can’t drink beer, hard cider is usually your tap drink of choice. So, you can imagine how excited we were when we heard Winterset Cidery had opened in May of last year! It’s just a short ride from Des […]


Bonefish Grill

Being from Boston, I normally steer clear of seafood restaurants in the Midwest. The taste of fresh caught lobster and scallops just can’t be replicated this far from the ocean. So when Bonefish Grill invited me in to try out their new fall menu, I thought it would just be okay.  Boy, was I wrong!  Bonefish […]

Haunted House Guide 2016

Here is the 2016 Haunted House Guide, courtesy of dmhauntedhouses.com! Even though Des Moines celebrates Halloween as Beggar’s Night on October 30th, there’s one Fall tradition that lines up with the rest of the country: Haunted Houses!   Each year, various barns, basements, garages and even Renaissance festival parks transform into attractions designed to make […]

Summer Update!

Oh. My. Word.   How did the summer get by so quickly!?   I figured the best way to update on all the stuff going on was a big, long, chock-full of info blog post.   SO…..school! the past few weeks were being spent getting this guy ready and sent off to another year of […]