Kid Date Jar with Free Printable

Kid Date Jar Pre-pandemic my husband and I would regularly take our children out for solo kid dates. It would look different for each one, but it would allow us to have some separate time with each child. It was one of my favorite times because one was not interrupting the other and we could give each of them undivided attention. I loved how much they would open up about friends or different topics. Then...

The Great Smoky Mountains | An Epic Road Trip

The Great Smoky Mountains | An Epic Road Trip This past fall our family took an epic road trip from Des Moines, Iowa to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. After a year where the majority of our traveling plans were halted due to the pandemic, we decided to think outside of the box and invest in Poppy the Popup Camper. Poppy was probably one of the biggest highlights that came out of 2020! We...

Resolute to Read More in the New Year

Resolute to Read More in the New Year If nothing else, we learned to slow down in 2020; we had tons more time at home and books became an important pastime. I mean once you have streamed everything, what is left when it comes to downtime entertainment? A whole bunch of cooking, puzzles, crafts, and games as a family and for me, getting lost in a book. I am grateful for the renewed love for...

Do You Have Spring Fever? Plan Your Garden Now!

Do You Have Spring Fever? Plan Your Garden Now! **This post may contain affiliate links If you like to plan a garden or dream up flower beds, this is the time of year to get started. It’s so fun to dive into the details but it can also feel overwhelming if you’re wanting to hand curate your seed selections to include artisan and or heirloom varieties. Ordering seeds now, ensures you’ll get your favorites before...

Give the Gift of Des Moines Art Center Classes for the Holidays!

Give the Gift of Des Moines Art Center Classes for the Holidays!   Are you looking to give an experience-based gift this holiday season? Des Moines Art Center classes are the perfect present for kids age 3 to 103. Gift-givers can register an individual or purchase a gift certificate which can be applied to registration fees.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Des Moines Art Center Studio team has been hard at work pivoting the Art Center’s popular studio art classes...