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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 56 – Funky Finds Vintage Retro

Posted at 7:06 am on May 13, 2022

Welcome to one of the coolest shops in Des Moines! Funky Finds is a one stop shop for Mid Century Modern lovers and anyone with a love for vintage! The owner, Suzy, is such a gem of a human and she stocks her store with the coolest stuff. She has tons of items ranging from […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 55 – Bread by Chelsa B

Posted at 2:34 pm on April 5, 2022

This week I want to share with you how a hobby quickly turned into a business that locals rave about! Bread By Chelsa B (find her on instagram @breadbychelsab) is a home based, microbakery located in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in artisan sourdough breads. Watch today’s episode to learn more about how Chelsa created this […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 54 – Candle Bar DSM

Posted at 3:12 pm on March 4, 2022

I am so excited to feature Candle Bar DSM on this week’s Friday Find! Located in Valley Junction, Candle Bar DSM offers a unique experience creating your very own candle. The process is so much fun and the possibilities are endless! They have over 90 scent options, always changing vessels, and the guidance to make […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 53 – Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts

Posted at 11:35 am on March 1, 2022

This is it – the store for when you just need SOMETHING (and everything)! Check out Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts located in Pleasant Hill. There’s a reason it was just voted Best New Local Store on CityView’s Best of Des Moines list. Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts has everything from cups, kitchen bakeware, storage, and utensils, […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 52 – Whatcha Smokin’ BBQ + Brew

Posted at 11:01 am on December 29, 2021

I am so excited for today’s Friday Find! I have heard many incredible things about Whatcha Smokin’ BBQ + Brew and I couldn’t wait to try it! So when my friend Gwen recently took over as one of the owners I knew this was my perfect excuse to visit. They were recently ranked the best […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 50 – Mahalos Coffee & Mini Donuts

Posted at 2:45 pm on November 16, 2021

Another Friday Finds takeover by Jeni Hornbacher, Realtor This week Jeni visits Mahalo’s Coffee & Mini Donuts. Mahalos mini donuts are made fresh on the spot when you order! Did you know they offer catering? Their events team will work with you to create personalized pre-made mini donuts for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, anniversaries, holiday […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 49 – Tacos Villanueva

Posted at 10:50 am on September 29, 2021

One of the many things I love about Des Moines is how we have so many great, local, authentic street food vendors around town. Tacos Villanueva at the corner of E. 16th and University, right by the East High football stadium, is seriously a hidden gem and one my favorites! Jeni and I went there […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 47 – Iowa State Fair & Iowa Craft Beer Tent

Posted at 2:37 pm on September 1, 2021

Two of my favorite things are featured in today’s Friday Finds – the Iowa State Fair & Iowa Craft Beer Tent! Take a look at this video with Scott Carlson and check out the Iowa Craft Beer tent at the Iowa State Fair this August 12 – 22! I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since the first […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 48 – Riverview Park

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You’ve got to check out Des Moines’ newest park, featured in today’s Friday Find video. The Riverview Park and Amphitheater is at 710 Corning Ave on Des Moines’ north side, and is the newest – and coolest – park in town! If you’ve got kids, you’ll definitely want to check out the Starr Playground, which […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 46 – Sister Sister Picnics

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Today’s Friday Find is an incredible female, black-owned local business that will help you enjoy a little bit of luxury in your life while reconnecting with friends or family! Sister Sister Picnics will help you create incredible luxury picnics for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, showers, or other celebrations. (They’ve even done a few Divorce Parties!) The business […]


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