Mercedies

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Mercedies is a Des Moines native. She attended the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), where her passion for events really grew. She works from home as the Events Coordinator for a downtown event venue. She enjoys biking, home projects, traveling, and farmers' markets with her husband and two red-headed sons, Bennett and Henry. When she has a free moment she loves to read, plan her next trip, and finish her cup of coffee before noon.
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Fish Fries in Des Moines 2022

The Lenten season in the weeks before Easter means that many Catholic churches and organizations hold annual fish fries. All are welcome to enjoy the delicious crispy fish and accompaniments. These family-friendly events are...

Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great...

Planting Event with Canoyer Garden Center May 17 Recap

We enjoyed a night out at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a SOLD OUT DIY Planting Event A group of women joined us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter,...

Planting Event with Canoyer Garden Center May 17

SOLD OUT-Join us Monday May 17 at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a DIY Planting Event Join us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter, enjoying a drink from Whimsical...

I Was a Young Mom

I was a young mom at the age 21 of when I had my oldest son. With that came the perks of bouncing back quickly after birth, having plenty of energy regardless of those...

Galentine’s Day Box with Des Moines Mom

We have the most exciting news to share with you- Galentine’s Boxes are now ON SALE! We have partnered with some incredible Des Moines companies, to bring a sweet box filled with goodies that are...
dry january

My Dry January

  The last two years my husband and I have participated in Dry January. After a year of week-night glasses of wine, we needed a reset and are going for year three.  Why Dry January? In the...

Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and...
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Parents of Redheads, I am Here For You

Photo credit: April & August Photography Parents of redheads, "Oh, that red hair!" has been a phrase that has followed me for the last seven years of my life. I am sure you have heard it...

Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms | October 25,...

Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and...