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Friday Finds episode 9, Crème Cupcake

Posted at 11:31 am on January 24, 2020

Have a sweet tooth or a love of signature cocktails? (Yes and yes! 😉) Then a visit to Crème Cupcake is a must. What started as a cupcake shop in 2010 has transformed into a destination for custom cakes, cookies and other treats… Not to mention the evening dessert lounge, which features specialty desserts and […]


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Friday Finds episode 8, Toads Tavern

Posted at 11:45 am on January 23, 2020

I love a good glass of bubbly and a nice restaurant…but the real way to my heart is a good dive bar and a Coors Light! This week’s Friday Finds video is for those who appreciate a great dive bar as much as I do! Not only was Toads Tavern voted Best East Side Bar, […]


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Friday Finds episode 7, Tesoro Casegoods and Oddities

Posted at 11:36 am on

Today’s Friday Find is in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhood. I grew up around here and love all the growth happening now! This amazing shop features some of the coolest furniture I’ve ever seen, and it’s a must-see for those who love Mid-Century and Danish Modern styles. The owner, Rudy, travels […]


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Tuesday Tip – How much below asking price should you offer?

Posted at 3:02 pm on January 21, 2020

One of the most common questions I get when working with clients is “how much below asking price should we offer?” when writing on a house.  Don’t listen to everything on the internet because a lot of the advice out there isn’t very good.  You need to take it on a case by case basis. […]


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Tuesday Tip – What you need to do if you want to sell in the next year

Posted at 8:45 pm on January 14, 2020

If you are considering moving in the next year or two, the best advice I can give you, to make sure your home sells as fast as possible, is to start doing things now to get it ready to sell. If an inspection reveals a bunch of deferred maintenance, there is a good chance that […]


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Tuesday Tip – Getting your home show-ready in 15 mins

Posted at 2:18 pm on January 7, 2020

If your home is listed or you are getting ready to list, you will want to check out my expert tip for getting your home show-ready in just 15 minutes!  This tip works assuming your home is generally tidy at the start (dishes are done, beds are made, etc.) For when you get that last […]


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Friday Finds episode 6, BLK & Bold

Posted at 11:09 am on January 4, 2020

Having a good product is paramount to having a successful business, but when you pair that with authentic values that run through every aspect of your business, the sky is the limit. This what Blk & Bold has done and continues to strive for through offering excellent coffee and investing in communities both locally and […]


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Friday Finds episode 5, The Grateful Chef

Posted at 9:26 am on January 2, 2020

What started out as cooking a few weekly meals for her friends has blossomed into a full fledged meal service – The Grateful Chef. Owned and operated by Brandy Lueders and John Cornish, The Grateful Chef offers a variety of fresh, healthy, home cooked (mouthwateringly delicious) meals. You can order off their weekly menus that comes […]


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Friday Finds episode 4, The Collective

Posted at 4:59 pm on December 13, 2019

I recently stumbled upon this adorable shop downtown and fell in love with its mission to help others live an eco-friendly life.  The Collective is a sustainable supply company that offers vegan and ethically made goods — everything from toothbrushes to dish soap to beauty products. You can even buy products in bulk by bringing […]


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Friday Finds episode 3, Macrae Park Look Out

Posted at 1:42 pm on December 6, 2019

This week’s Friday Find has me at MacRae Park, hovering 40 ft above a hillside for the most breathtaking views of our downtown skyline…maybe a little unnerving for those afraid of heights but definitely worth it! If you love our city as much as me, you will appreciate this view of downtown Des Moines that can be […]


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