As my dad tells the story, a lady asked my grandmother in admiration where she got her hair frosted. And without missing a beat, she responded, “If you had four kids like mine, your hair would be frosted too.” She...
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Fall Fashion Finds from Amazon

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  Once September hits, I am in fall mode. Give me all the pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and falling leaves! Y'all know I LOVE Amazon, so I'm rounding up some fall fashion ideas for you today that can be...
One of the things that I hate, hate, hate about being a woman is shaving my legs. As women, there are so many things we have to do to simply “maintain” ourselves. This doesn’t even include going above and...
Do you ever feel like you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Ally Van Iten and House of Colour is here to help.  House of Colour Ally believes everyone should recognize their beauty and feel confident about...
I love getting mail... maybe a little too much, because my internet shopping bug often bites a little too hard. One thing I have really enjoyed is subscription boxes. You have probably heard of them or seen them advertised...
Many years ago, when I only had one child, I found myself fretting over my two-year-old daughter’s outfit. It was time to head out the door to church but I was still digging in her sock drawer trying to...
Spring is *hopefully* here and I'm so ready for it! I always feel like I want to add some new spring fashion to my wardrobe to freshen things up this time of year! Today I wanted to share some...
We all have that pile. You know, the one with “maybe by next summer” shorts and “before baby” designer jeans and “back when I had a nightlife that didn’t involve pumping” tops. Toss in the boutique dress you wore...
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Last Minute Amazon Gift Ideas

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Christmas is almost here! If you're still stumped on gifts, here are some ideas that can arrive at your door with two-day Prime shipping. There's something for everyone on your list! Gifts For Her These freezer wine glasses are one of...
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Shop Local Gift Ideas

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Everyone has a shopping list this time of year. From parents and siblings to spouses, girlfriends, and teachers, it can be overwhelming! We've done the work and curated a list of thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. The...

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Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before...