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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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Shop Local Des Moines Holiday Gift Guide

Posted at 12:40 pm on November 24, 2021

It’s Time!! This is our favorite time of year to highlight the amazing community of local shops and businesses in Des Moines, Iowa. We hope you get some good ideas for shopping local this Holiday season! When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance. Plus, the impact it […]


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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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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 45 – Main Street Cafe & Bakery

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Another Friday Finds takeover by Jeni Hornbacher, Realtor! This week Jeni visits @MainStreetCafe_Bakery in Ankeny. Main Street Café is locally owned and has so much to offer! From breakfast & coffee, to dinner & dessert! They are open 7 days a week from 6:00am-9:00pm. Too many choices on the menu?? Here are Jeni’s recommendations! – Shrimp […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 44 – Adelhorst Kennels

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Today’s Friday Find is at Jeni Hornbacher, Realtor’s favorite Des Moines metro kennel, Adelhorst Kennels in Altoona. Adelhorst Kennels is very well known for their German Shepherds and dog training. They also offer doggy daycare, grooming, and have many options for training!


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