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New Listing: 12706 Valdez Drive, Urbandale

Posted at 1:51 pm on May 28, 2020

Looking for Urbandale school district? Don’t miss one of the few 2-story homes in the Urbandale schools for under $300K. This updated two-story is located on a large corner lot with a fenced-in backyard. Enjoy the spacious, open kitchen with new granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space. The dining area leads to deck and […]


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New Listing: 111 10th Street #410, Des Moines

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You’re going to fall in love with this updated downtown condo with an impressive list of updates. The south-facing unit has large windows that flood the space with natural light. Enjoy 12-foot ceilings, newer paint, refinished bamboo floors, updated lighting & fixtures throughout. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a large peninsula fit for a chef, updated cabinets, floating shelves, tile and new modern […]


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Friday Find, episode 18 – Dornink

Posted at 9:57 pm on May 11, 2020

Today’s Friday Find features one of my absolute favorite places in Des Moines’ East Village, Dornink Couture. Dornink is an incredible boutique owned by my good friend, Sarah, and her mom, Faythe, that has been around for almost 15 years. The shop specializes in custom bridal, evening and cocktail gowns but also in amazing (and […]


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Friday Find, episode 17 – Red Door Press

Posted at 9:41 pm on May 4, 2020

This Friday Find episode features a magical shop located in Mainframe Studios, The Red Door Press. The Red Door Press is a letterpress print and design shop that’s been around since 2012. One of the things I love most is that this shop is bringing back an art form you just don’t see everywhere anymore. […]


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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

Posted at 7:00 am on April 28, 2020

I’ve had many people ask me since the Covid-19 crisis started “is now really a good time to buy?” My answer. Yes, it really is. Below I will outline in depth why this is my answer, but the short reason- market conditions here in Des Moines are still what make a housing market strong. We […]


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Friday Find, episode 16 – Wildflower

Posted at 3:17 pm on April 27, 2020

For this Friday Find, I want to highlight the coolest floral and event styling studio, Wildflower. Wildflower is not your average floral shop. Its unique and trendy selection plus its uber-talented team make it one of those shops you can’t help but love. Whether you need beautiful, boho floral arrangements or event styling and planning, […]


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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

Posted at 2:10 pm on April 16, 2020

As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we cannot help but wonder how long this will last and how deep will the impact go. While the human toll may forever change families, the economic impact will rebound with a cycle of downturn followed by economic expansion like […]


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Friday Finds, episode 15 – By Degrees

Posted at 1:33 pm on March 31, 2020

I filmed this special Friday Find a few weeks ago, before schools and everything else had shut down. I’m sharing it today because it highlights a really important program that provides support for students, families and schools in our neighborhoods. And even though school’s not in session now, the By Degrees team is working hard […]


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Creative ways to support local!

Posted at 6:48 pm on March 19, 2020

As you know, I love supporting local businesses. They are the heart of our community and what makes Des Moines such an amazing place to live. I feature local businesses on my Friday Finds series and choose to shop local as much as possible. I have so many friends and fellow entrepeneurs I respect and […]


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Social distancing – things to do while you’re stuck at home.

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For me and my family, we are taking social distancing very seriously.  That means a lot of time together indoors and out, but not interacting with our friends or neighbors. If you are like me, you are juggling working from home but also keeping your kids from going stir crazy while schools are closed down.  […]


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