Entries by Sheryl


Seven Oaks

After an extended fall it looks like our typical 6 month Iowa winter may be commuted to 5 months this year! I can’t say I love winter, but if we have to have it, we might as well get outside and enjoy it. Seven Oaks near Boone can help your family do just that. This post is my experience from last year, but now that the snow is flying I hope to get back there soon.


Lurra Cocina

I had really been anticipating the new Downtown restaurant, Lurra Cocina! Spanish tapas restaurants are hard to come by in the metro and the menu here at Lurra Cucina had me excited! Plus, I’m also a fan of Nick Illingworth ventures (i.e. the now defunct Magnolia Food truck), so I had a feeling I’d like Lurra.


Door to Door Organics comes to Des Moines

So I was a little weary when I was contacted by Door to Door Organics to try out their New-to-Des Moines organic produce and grocery delivery service.  I love to support local farmers and businesses and I thought I would need to sacrifice that to use this service, but I was wrong! First, let me […]

Dirty Dancing in Des Moines

I fondly remember watching Dirty Dancing <The Movie> when I was a kid.  It was an “older” movie even then but still had all of those songs that you didn’t you know you knew all the words to….until one of the songs came on the radio and you knew all the words to it… Still, […]

Have you had The Wine Experience?

Look! I’m shopping and drinking wine at the same time!  Is this heaven?!  No! It’s Younkers!  We rediscovered The Wine Experience in Younkers at The Jordan Creek Mall this weekend.  The Wine Experience, with its impressive wine selection, top-notch cuisine and lovely atmosphere makes The Wine Experience (in my eyes) one of the best kept secrets in […]