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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...
One of my favorite ways to “decorate” for the holidays is to set up a hot chocolate bar on our kitchen island. It feels festive even when not in use, but also makes last-minute entertaining for the season...
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4 Healthy Fall Desserts

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I’m a summer girl at heart, but I do love this time of year when the leaves are changing and the weather becomes a little cooler. One of my favorite things about fall is fall desserts. Pumpkin flavored everything...
Instacart recently became available in the Des Moines area. If you've heard people talking about it and wondered what the big deal is, here's what you need to know. There are a handful of stores that Instacart delivers from in the Des...
Why We Shop At Costco Our family loves so much about Costco! Our main reasons for going there are for their grocery items, but we also use their photo printing for photos and canvases, business printing services, and travel options....
"Where there's a helpful smile in every aisle!" If you haven't heard that phrase in a commercial, you may not have lived in Iowa long enough! Hy-Vee is my go-to favorite grocery store. There are 13 Hy-Vee stores in the...
Raising a big family while working full time requires some creativity in terms of household management. One area of my life that I have completely streamlined is grocery shopping, thanks in large part to my local Walmart Supercenter.   Walmart...
Trader Joe's is located just off Interstate 35 in West Des Moines, on Mills Civic Parkway, near the hustle and bustle of Jordan Creek Towncenter. I've found some of my favorite products there that make it an almost weekly stop...
When I moved to Portland, Oregon, 14 years ago, I desperately missed Hy-Vee. While living there, I found several wonderful local stores that I grew quite fond of, but when I moved 6 blocks away from a Whole Foods,...
I'm so thankful my mom taught me cooking basics when I was a kid. I'm not a stellar chef or a foodie by any means, but by the time I graduated high school, I knew my way around the...

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Where to Donate Items in Des Moines

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Do you do a monthly purge? Or have you recently decided you just need to get rid of some clutter? Donations are always needed...